My take on

When I left full-time employment in a national marketing agency to become freelance in 2010, people were surprised – and those a little closer to home were trying to hide their concern.

Digital marketing agencies need to find their core

Martyna Karpinska, analyst at Leeds agency Journey Further, on her "enlightening" experience as the only female in the office.

Jamie Hinton, founder of Sheffield-based technology firm Razor, argues that brands need to address the leaks in their technology before turning up the dial on ad spend.

Andy Buchan, creative director at The Neighbourhood, gives his take on why offering staff free time to create their own projects can lead to profitability in the long run.

Tim Ainsworth, founder of marketing consultancy StarqrMarq, argues that agencies must adapt to meet the challenges of the new world.

Kate Mathews, strategic PR director of digital agency Stickyeyes, argues that in the era of fake news, authenticity will be the key to the future of influencer marketing.

Phil Birchenall, Projects Director at K7 Media, considers the tragic events of the past week in the light of rumours that Channel 4 and The Guardian may be moving North.

Sunny Deo, Creative Director at Access, explains the one key lesson he has brought home after years working in Dubai and Singapore.

Amy Hopkinson, Associate Director of the Corporate team at Weber Shandwick, asks what next for the newly elected mayors of Manchester and Liverpool.


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