It's not often you hear about the educators behind advertising graduates, but this is an occasion to shout about a very special one.
We can all agree this is something we can’t get away from, fudge the facts or deny isn’t happening. Especially since the BBC you-know-what. However, let’s look for a moment at the positives, let’s look at what we’re actually doing to change the state of play.
As well as contributing here at the Young Creative Council I actively play a part as Creative Director and Ambassador for Northern Power Women. This is a collective that’s actively trying to accelerate the gender diversity divide in the North of England. Through engagement, networking, events and awards they look to showcase strong and influential role-models. People who are not only kicking ass but helping or sponsoring, mentoring and/or supporting other women to step into their field.
We all love to tell a story, We all love to hear a story – and hey, we’re in the business of storytelling (who isn’t these days?). But since ‘the story’ has superseded ‘the big idea’ and ‘the journey’ how do we tell the difference between a good story and a bad story and more importantly how do we sell it?
Well fortunately for us, last night we trekked on down to the SheSays event ‘Finding Great Stories’ at Barker on Wall Street, New York. I guess you could say this is a story, to explain that story, about how to sell the best story.
Are you sitting comfortably?
Published by: Laura in Ad-vice, All, Events, Opinion, Outside Of London, Reviews
Tags: ad students, ad-ventures abroad, advertising, art director, copywriter, creative, creativity, female creative director, female creatives, finding great stories, inspiration, new york city, shesays, shesaysnyc, storytelling, The Art in Storytelling, ycc, young creative council
As many of you saw on our stand at D&AD New Blood 2017, we were very privileged to have the recent graduate Joshua Harrison create some absolutely spot on illustrations to share with you all. But who really is Joshua Harrison? What makes him tick? We didn’t know, so we asked him.
Published by: Grace in The Score
But despite this stat, many believe the standards are slipping when it comes to the typical freelancer and agency relationship.
That’s why Casey Bird, a freelance creative, president of SheSays and good friend of ours over here at YCC has developed a new website called The Freelance Circle.
There are numerous abbreviations the ad-world uses in day to day chit chatter. But what do they actually stand for again...? From ACD to Zip. We've got you covered! Part 1
I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.’
When I first read these words, as sent to me by my loving and funemployed best friend, I had absolutely no idea what was about to happen. My whole world was going to change. A robot that could essentially do my job. If this truly was the world we live in then my job writing headlines was soon going to be handed over to this techy genius, I would become obsolete and be forced to adopt at least twelve cats and just start referring to last week as the good ol’ days.
If I personally have learned one thing from my adventure abroad, it’s I had very little idea about what I was getting myself into moving abroad. Different cultures and accents asides, the important yet often dry legal side of those adventures have costed me more sleepless and tearful nights than I would want to admit.
Living in the U.S., I got the taste for how life in the “land of the free” could be like (Not entirely free since international students are not technically allowed to work at all or just limited to on campus work) and I wanted to stick around for a bit - not forever per se but just enough to have a couple years of experience and then move back to Europe.
Thinking of moving to the States? Here are some tips, I would have wished someone had told me: