BEIJING and SHANGHAI, April 22, 2014 – Twenty-five ad agencies, ad clubs and schools in 24 cities around the world. Hundreds of creative directors. Thousands of aspiring talent. One event.
Ogilvy & Mather China (“O&M”) and Portfolio NightTM, a global portfolio review and recruitment event founded by IHAVEANIDEA and presented by ADC, announced today that O&M will once again be the official City Host for the 2014 Portfolio Night in Beijing and Shanghai.
Taking place simultaneously in all participating cities worldwide on May 21, Portfolio Night has begun its official recruitment of up-and-coming advertising creative talent in China, including designers, copywriters, technologists, illustrators and more.
Portfolio Night is a high-energy evening of networking, talent-spotting, counseling and recruiting. O&M will bring together up to 40 top creative directors in Beijing and Shanghai to provide young talent with the opportunity to learn from the best. Paid internships and potential job opportunities will be offered to candidates who showcase the most impressive creative portfolios. Participating creative directors will also get a chance to mentor and give back to the advertising industry.
Following the success of last year’s All-Stars competition, each city will nominate its best and brightest creative candidate to compete against one another in a week-long creative challenge in New York. Last year, the chosen candidate from Shanghai was part of the winning team to take the All-Stars title for their creative concept for Ford’s brief. This year, All-Stars candidates will again compete to develop a real world brief for a brand.
Graham Fink, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather China, commented, “We are keeping our eyes peeled for the next big star. For many, Portfolio Night is that career-changing opportunity.”
“In the creative industry, our big ideas are our competitive advantage, and talented people are our greatest asset,” said Shenan Chuang, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Greater China. “With Graham at the helm of the Portfolio Night China ship, I am confident that more aspiring creatives will take the opportunity to join marketing communications and help shape our industry’s future in China.”
This year marks the fifth time in six years that O&M will be partnering as the host agency in China.
Tickets to participate in the Beijing are Shanghai events are available for sale at 100 RMB (US $16) each. Tickets are allotted on a first come, first served basis before the May 18 deadline.
For list of participating creative directors in Beijing and Shanghai or to register and purchase tickets for Portfolio Night China, visit http://portfolionightchina.com
Watch the teaser: http://portfolionightchina.com/12/pn12-shanghai/
About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named both the Cannes Lions Network of the Year and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.
About Portfolio Night™
Portfolio Night™ is an event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. While the evening has been called “speed-dating for creatives,” it’s really much more than that. In the eleven years since its inception, Portfolio Night has grown to a global event, reaching creative hubs in every continent in an evening where the best of the present meet the best of the years to come. Now in its twelfth year, Portfolio Night brings together thousands of young creatives, hundreds of creative directors, dozens of City Hosts in cities around the world, and a select few Global Sponsors, all in a “one night only” event across the planet. Learn more at www.portfolionight.com and connect with Portfolio Night on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Pinterest.
ADC was founded in 1920 by Louis Pedlar to ensure that advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art. More than 90 years later, ADC remains committed to championing the importance of art and craft in advertising and design through its diverse global network of programs. A not-for-profit membership organization boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. From its Manhattan gallery to its international membership community, ADC provides a neutral forum for creatives of all levels to network, learn and grow.