Ogilvy Sees Success with Portfolio Night 8

NEW YORK, May 25, 2010 – Ogilvy & Mather, with Adobe, Corbis and Microsoft Advertising, was a Global Sponsor of Portfolio Night 8, held in 39 cities around the world on May 20, 2010.

ihaveanidea’s Portfolio Night is the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review ever held in the world, featuring a uniquely designed portfolio review process in a “speed-dating” setting. The event helps students and aspiring young creatives around the world break into the ad industry, and involves the top creative directors in each participating city.

"Each year this event not only gets bigger but better thanks to the dedication and support of our Global Sponsors. Portfolio Night's massive scope and undeniable impact on young creatives around the world, and the industry as a whole for that matter, is due to companies like Adobe, Corbis and Ogilvy & Mather. Year after year, they understand the significance and reverberating effects that an event like Portfolio Night continues to have on our business and its collective ethos. And for that, I sincerely salute you all," says Ignacio Oreamuno, President, ihaveanidea.

Students enrolled in advertising programs, recent graduates, and up-and-coming creatives will have the opportunity to spend valuable face-to-face time with their city’s most prestigious creative directors. Young creatives are encouraged to attend this event in one of the participating cities and have the opportunity to speak with three or more world-class creative directors.

Tham Khai Meng is Ogilvy’s Worldwide Creative Director and Chairman of the Worldwide Creative Council.  According to Khai, "Portfolio Night 8 is absolutely brilliant. We support it for three reasons. It helps young people get jobs. It's a fantastic opportunity for agencies to find young talent. It puts us in the centre of the creative fraternity. This year’s event was a huge success in our New York office and for our 23 offices around the world."

 Portfolio Night, PN8, Ignacio Oreamuno
Ignacio Oreamuno greets the New York audience.
        Portfolio Night, PN8, Tham Khai Meng
Tham Khai Meng reviews Fernando Silvestrin's portfolio.

About ihaveanidea
ihaveanidea (www.ihaveanidea.org), the community of the international advertising industry, was created by Ignacio Oreamuno, a former art director, and operating virtually from Montreal and Toronto, Canada, its mission is to serve the international advertising industry as a centre of self-analysis and intellectual growth. Based on the concept that disseminating and sharing creative knowledge will benefit everyone in advertising, www.ihaveanidea.org is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe.

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather (ogilvy.com) is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion, relationship marketing. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY).  For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com.

Contact: Toni Lee
Date: May 25, 2010
Office: New York