timeTo come together

timeTo change things for the better

timeTo put an end to sexual harassment

Manifesto

no one should have to put up with sexual harassment

Sexual harassment isn’t something that used to happen, or that’s happening somewhere else. It’s happening right now, in the UK advertising and marketing industry and it must be stopped.

No one should have to put up with sexual harassment.

Everyone working in our industry – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, background, or job – should be free to work within a safe environment without fear of abuse.

Sexual harassment simply should not happen. We must never accept this behaviour. We must not allow this behaviour to continue unchecked. We must never create an environment that fosters this behaviour. We must never allow those affected to go without help.

To truly end sexual harassment for good, we must start in our own backyard. The timeTo act is now.

26%

(34% of female and 9% of male respondents)

have been sexually harassed while working in the advertising and marketing industry

72%

of those who have been sexually harassed have been harassed more than once

30%

have witnessed sexual harassment happening to others so, in total, 41% have either experienced it and/or witnessed it

83%

of those harassed said they did not officially report their experiences

To help us understand the scale and nature of sexual harassment, we surveyed 3,580 people working in the advertising and marketing communications industry

see full report

Code of Conduct

The timeTo Code of Conduct has been written for every member of the advertising and marketing industry. Shaped by the findings in the timeTo report, this is a code of conduct that we hope all companies will adopt, to make working life better for everyone.

Need support?

No one should have to put up with sexual harassment; anytime or anywhere.

For free, confidential and impartial advice and support, for anyone working in the advertising, marketing and media industry, call the NABS Advice Line on 0800 707 6607, 9am – 5.30pm on week days.

If you believe you have been affected by harassment which may amount to criminal conduct, you may want to consider contacting the police. You can also find a list of organisations who may be able to provide support here.

call NABS Advice Line on

08007076607

or email timeTo@nabs.org.uk

  • In partnership with
  • Advertising Association
  • WACL
  • NABS