Obsessed’ is a monthly deep dive into social and cultural trends that can help marketers inform the way they think. Led by Kate O’Loughlin, Initiative strategist and self-confessed obsessive, ‘Obsessed’ will be a magic school bus to expand marketing mindsets and help brands remain relevant amongst an ever-changing cultural landscape. This month I’ve been obsessed

Beauty brand Safi Shayla (Safi) is challenging stereotypes and championing female empowerment with its new ‘Sembur, Play, Slay!’ campaign. ‘Sembur’ is Bahasa for the word ‘Spray’. The campaign celebrates the release of Safi parfum mist rambut (perfumed hair mist) and features hijab-wearing female gamers in a TV commercial, in-store point-of-sales materials, and social media postings.

The average age for menopause in women is between 45 and 55, but perimenopause can start as early as late 30s. IPG Mediabrands’ head of diversity shares how employers can create a more supportive environment for women closer to menopause. I’ll be honest. I’m a woman and a diversity, equity and inclusion leader. Those two

One of Dharesheni Nedumaran’s roles as head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Mediabrands APAC is to stamp out the idea that the benefits of DEI are circumscribed to people. Instead, she wants everyone to understand that the benefits accrue to all aspects of business and society as well. Her ultimate ambition in her