Our successful project Future Proofing Talent Though Diversity
programme, saw Impact facilitating a tour, talk and workshop at the
UKs Number 1 Media Planning Agency, Mediacom.
A group of Year 10 students Harris Academy in South Norwood
were in attendance a Haringey to UBM Events at their amazing
global head office in SE1.UBM were generous hosts
Rebecca McGovern kindly kicked off the workshop with a talk on
Mediacom and the career opportunities available at
3 senior members of staff from MediaCom's Entertainment
Division (TED) hosted a creative task around one of their high
profile American reality series. As expected this was very well
received, and the students were asked to come up with creative
ideas around marketing the show through social media. All students
were enthusiastic and actually came up with brilliant
The session ended with a Q&A with many questions about
opportunities to work at Mediacom and as expected the student were
unanimous in their positivity about the agency and we are hoping
future creative leaders will grow out of our sessions!
"I liked that the volunteer were very welcoming and
interactive…It was nice they wanted to hear from our ideas. They
should do this more often because it has developed my
self-confidence and communication skills and a lot was learnt" -
Saman, Y10 Student
"I liked learning about the thought process when making new
ideas for advertising companies" - Bruce, Y10 student.
A big thanks to Nancy Lengthorn and Rebecca at Mediacom who
are hosting more workshops and have wholeheartedly embraced our
project as part of their already hugely successful efforts on
promoting diversity at Mediacom.