Ogilvy & Mather China Hosts Portfolio Night 10

BEIJING & SHANGHAI, 9 May 2012 – Ogilvy & Mather China has once again signed on to host ihaveanidea’s annual Portfolio Night event in mainland China. Taking place around the world on May 23, 2012, including in Beijing and Shanghai, Portfolio Night 10 marks the third time in four years that Ogilvy will be partnering as the host agency in China.

ihaveanidea’s Portfolio Night is the world’s largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review, featuring hundreds of top creative directors who will meet with thousands of aspiring young creative hopefuls globally in one night to offer professional advice, network and recruit.

Every candidate who attends will get 45 minutes of undivided attention with three top creatives from a number of the world’s best agencies.

“Portfolio Night is a unique opportunity for students who want a career in advertising to show their ideas to the best creative people. At Ogilvy, we are committing to offering a handful of internships to candidates that we meet in both Beijing and Shanghai. At my previous agency in London I hired a young man that I met at Portfolio Night six years ago and he recently moved to Shanghai and now we’re working together again here. So these are real, potentially life changing opportunities. There is nothing else like it, so beg, borrow or steal a ticket,” said O&M China Chief Creative Officer Graham Fink.

Ignacio Oreamuno, President, ihaveanidea, said, “We are thrilled that Graham and the Ogilvy team are bringing Portfolio Night back to China this year. As May 23 will mark the tenth edition of Portfolio Night, we aim to produce the best portfolio review event the world has seen to date, and the Ogilvy China team is just the partner to make this happen in Shanghai and Beijing.”

Cost to participate in the Beijing and Shanghai events is RMB 60 (USD 10). All aspiring creatives or juniors with an advertising portfolio must register and pay online at http://portfolionightchina.com/ before the May 20 deadline. Space is limited so act fast. Tickets will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

View the promo video!
O&M CCO Graham Fink’s teaser: http://vimeo.com/41565924

For a photo or more information, please contact:
Sarah Guldin
Ogilvy & Mather China
sarah.guldin@ogilvy.com
+86 (10) 8520 6552

Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather 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 and 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.

IHAVEANIDEA and Portfolio Night
IHAVEANIDEA is the community for the international advertising industry, one of the oldest and longest running websites dedicated to advertising. Founded in 2001 by Ignacio Oreamuno, IHAVEANIDEA was conceived as an online resource for passionate advertising professionals to share their knowledge and experience, challenge the norms and collectively push each other, with the belief that such an exchange would benefit all within the advertising industry.

IHAVEANIDEA’s Portfolio Night is an annual 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. In the ten 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 meets the best of the years to come. Now in its milestone tenth year, Portfolio Night brings together thousands of young creatives, hundreds of creative directors, dozens of host agencies in cities around the world, and a select few global partners, all in a “one night only” event across the planet.

Contact: Sarah Guldin
Date: May 09, 2012
Office: Beijing