Brainlabs Culture

Here you’ll find articles about working life at Brainlabs.

Here’s how we improved gender equality at Brainlabs

Yesterday…
Was International Women’s Day with a CTA that felt very Brainlabs:
#BeBoldForChange
 
We have been bold indeed. And great change has occurred.
 
Last Year…
I wrote an article about how we were going to fix the gender pay gap. We had just introduced our pay gap tax, a measure praised by the Guardian as an effective solution to a problem that has persisted far […]

“This is your year, Brainlabs.”

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“This is your year, Brainlabs.”
— Me, just now

So, 2016 is over. Before we start singing what we think are the words to Auld Lang Syne, let’s have a look back at a rather eventful year. 

 

This image perhaps sums up the general opinion of 2016 for the UK: lots of famous people and things are sadly no longer around — the toughest […]

Free Brainlabs Smoothies in Oxford

Frozen fruit? Check.
Bicycle-powered blenders? Check.
Award-winning digital agency? … Double-check.
Smart, smoothie-loving potential new recruits? TBC.

Yep, Oxford students, we’ve got everything else ready and now all we’re waiting for is you. We’ll be on Radcliffe Square from 8:30AM ready to get blending. We’ve heard the early bird drinks the smoothies so that’s why we’re starting so early, but arts students fear not, […]

Benevolent Baking at Brainlabs

At Brainlabs we love both cake and charity — so we were thrilled when the recent Macmillan Coffee Morning gave us the opportunity to combine the two by baking, and then eating, lots of wonderful cake, all while raising money for a fantastic cause.

 

Resident baking expert Zach led a crack team of intrepid sugar elves, with a kitchen management style akin […]

Brainlabs is coming to the USA!

Harry Potter… David Beckham… One Direction…
Britain certainly has some exports to be proud of.
But we’re about to go one step further…
We’re bringing you Brainlabs.
So why are we making the leap across the Atlantic?

 
1. Innovation is innovation
We are known for being the innovators of paid media in Europe. And it turns out that the unique work and approaches to challenges that are innovative here are also […]

Sophie’s Internship at Brainlabs

Sophie D, from Paris, is drawing towards her final week at Brainlabs after a four-month internship in the marketing department.
Four months is a looong time and there has been lots to discover, so here are the 10 things she’s learnt and done over her time here!
 
1. Being here is worthwhile
Unlike many of my previous internships, I feel useful, part of […]

The Brainlabs Summer Fete

The inaugural Brainlabs Summer Fete was an event for the Brainlabs history books. From uncertain and tempestuous beginnings, quite literally in the form of a massive cloudburst, was born an unforgettable and, importantly, sun-blessed party. Clients, Brainboxes, and friends enjoyed a plethora of activities including a bouncy castle, sumo suits, musical and magical entertainment, all alongside some fairly questionable facepaint. […]

Brainlabs CF 5 – 5 Bing FC

July 4th
Bing FC vs Brainlabs CF
Market Road Stadium

Great, great goals. Masterful footwork. Defence-splitting passes, tricks and flicks, crunching challenges and scything runs down the wing.

Anyone hoping to see the above at the first Brainlabs vs Bing football match were sorely disappointed, but everyone agreed that teamwork and football were the real winners. As well as biscuits and Doritos. The final […]

Brainlabs Football Kicks Off

“It’s Anthony Collias….Oh my goodness, that must be a foul from Olivia Symington! That’s an utter disgrace! No – they play on! Collias won’t be walking again any time soon…It falls to Bernstein-Newman, he bulldozes past a hapless Barber who tumbles to the ground in tears, he slips it into Teeney who slide-tackles it over to Gyi, evading Akhurst’s shiny […]

Here’s How To Fix The Gender Pay Gap…

 
Pay women the same as men.
It may sound straight forward, but it’s not. You might also think that as a mathematician I’d explain the gender pay gap with complex statistical models, normalising for differences in men’s and women’s backgrounds, career paths and time at work. But normalisation is a con – you can justify anything once it’s already in place.

Increasing […]