Hungry Talks - Sustainability & Ethics

By Ruby Derrick | 21 September 2023
Amy Hollier and Jess Lilley.

This weeks epsiode of RMIT's student-run advertising talk show, Hungry Talks, looked at the agencies and individuals who are making a conscious and positive difference in the industry from a sustainable and ethical point of view.

This could be through through workplace culture and practices, or the selection of clients they represent.

Joining the studio was Jess Lilley and Amy Hollier, co-founders of The Open Arms, and Val Meijia and Amber McLindin from the 2023 Pitch Night team to discuss the upcoming event.

Lilley and Hollier discussed some recent campaigns they’ve been working on including an anti-bullying campaign ‘Dolly’s Dream’, a new ethical skincare label ‘Poetry’, and a few campaigns on sexual health including IVF and STIs.

The episode also featured an interview with executive producer and founder of Poppet Content and founding Aunty, Nat Taylor, alongside Poppet content producer, Beth Malcher, to discuss how companies can support sustainability in the fast-paced industry of production and advertising.

Anthony Breslin, artist and AI experimentalist also discussed his AI artwork the ‘Bresinator’.

There were discussions in the show of the industry's social and environmental responsibility including greenwashing with law professor and specialist in business regulation and ethics professor Christine Parker.

Joining the live student panel was Hanaka McCarthy, Joe Wybin and Jacob Letto.

To watch next week's episode of Hungry Talks, Tune into YouTube here, or book to join the studio here.


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