MAKERS UK Breakthrough: Lindsey Clay

MAKERS UK is proud to launch #MAKERSBreakthrough, an initiative to keep gender diversity at the top of the agenda and ignite change in advertising by showcasing stories of women in the industry that have broken through the glass ceiling. Committed to their dedication on the subject, MAKERS collaborated with Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL) at their annual Gather conference to speak to some well known leaders. Together, MAKERS interviewed 10 WACL members who revealed their personal experiences, including their biggest challenges and any motivational advice they can offer to young aspirational women who are striving for success.

Get to Know Lindsey Clay, CEO, Thinkbox

Funded by the commercial TV companies, Thinkbox is the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, in all its forms. Thinkbox works with the marketing community with a single ambition: to help advertisers and agencies get the best out of today’s TV.
 Prior to joining Thinkbox in 2007 Lindsey had roles at advertising agencies including McCann Erickson and J Walter Thompson, working on some of the industry’s biggest clients and most famous TV advertised brands.
 In the last few years, Thinkbox has won a host of awards for its research proving TV’s unparalleled effectiveness and in 2013 was named Media 360’s Industry Body of the Decade. Meanwhile, its TV advertising featuring Harvey the dog continues to be popular with TV viewers.
 Lindsey is a Fellow of the Marketing Society, a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and is on the board of the British Arrows (formerly known as the British Television Advertising Awards). She is a member of the NABs 100 club which aims to mentor the advertising industry’s next generation and is on the steering committee of the Rank Fellowship whose mission is to encourage leadership for the benefit of society. In 2014 she featured in the Sunday Times’ “Debrett’s 500”, a list of the most influential people in the UK.
When not working, or watching telly with her family, she plays for Weston Park Ladies, in the North London Netball League. 

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