Even with the stress of the pandemic behind us, our nation’s collective mental health remains a salient topic, particularly within the advertising industry — long characterized by high stress and employee burnout. This session brings together a collection of agency leaders for a frank conversation about how their organizations are addressing the mental health needs of their teams.
A recent survey of agency staff across the UK and the US found that half suffered stress or burnout from the pitch process, resulting in 17% taking paid time off work, 11% being medically unfit to work, and 11% quitting altogether. And that’s just the pitch; what happens when they get the account?
Clearly, as an industry, we need to talk.
This panel will feature an honest discussion about the toll our industry can take on the mental health of employees, and what agencies can do to change that for the better.