Heard@Harvard – Harvard to Entrepreneur with Ruby Aryiku

Ellie Thompson

14 Oct 2020

For our third episode of Heard @ Harvard, we caught up with ex-Harvard team member, Ruby Aryiku. Ruby was a brilliant Account Executive here at Harvard before leaving to co-found her own agency - VAMP - where she is now Head of PR. Ruby and her business partners recognised back in 2017 that the growing YouTube and Influencer industry was incredibly whitewashed, creating a false reality that there weren’t talented and entertaining content creators of colour in the UK suitable for campaigns. VAMP’s mission is to be a platform for talented, black content creators in the UK. In this episode, Ruby tells us her story, gives us an update on how VAMP is addressing the year of COVID and discusses her views on how well the comms industry is attracting diverse talent as well as its response to the BLM movement following the death of George Floyd. Listen to the episode below, and check out previous podcast editions on Anchor.