History of Advertising Trust appoints Senior Teaching Fellow Sally Chan To The Board of Trustees

The History of Advertising Trust (HAT) is delighted to welcome a new Trustee to the Board, Sally Chan.

Founded in 1976, HAT is the largest archive of advertising and brand communication in the world and is registered as an educational charity to preserve the heritage of the UK advertising industry.

Sally Chan joins the Board of Trustees as an academic with over 30 years’ experience lecturing in Advertising, Marketing and Design at various Business Schools in England. Sally is currently based at the University of Leeds, where she has been teaching since 2006.

Director of HAT, John Gordon-Saker, welcomes Sally and looks forward to what she can bring to the Trust:

“As an educational charity, HAT is always looking for new ways to enrich the work of researchers, academics and students. Sally’s appointment will allow us a unique insight into how we can continue to meet this aim. In particular, we hope she will guide the growth and development of our HAT Collective platform for students.”

Sally first encountered the History of Advertising Trust when conducting research into the impact of British advertising on film and television during the 1960s-90s and she has continued to use the extensive collections at HAT in her more recent work looking at caricatures of the Chinese in British advertising through early martial arts tropes.

Sally has long been an advocate for the work of the History of Advertising Trust in making their collections accessible to researchers and students, giving a talk at the February 2020 HAT Education Summit about the role of the archive in educational teaching. She is now excited to come on board as a Trustee, and reflects on how she hopes to contribute:

“I’m keen to address barriers to diversity and inclusion in the creative industries by using archives to kickstart conversations about cultural history and stereotypes in advertising. I have always found HAT to be an incredible resource, and I hope to bring it to the attention of more researchers, agencies and universities beyond the industry hub of London. I look forward to facilitating bold new discussions and educational opportunities for students through HAT Collective.”

Source: Trust (HAT)

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