Last week I popped by the Copywriters Unite meet up in Manchester. Hosted by the lovely Megan Wright, the evening saw a host of wordy creatives flock to Manchester bar Ply, for a good old beer and natter!
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Without throwing every cliche in the book at it, creative break-ups can be just as devastatingly-heartbreakingly-awful as the kind you might quietly utter, "it's not you, it's me," or, "I really want to try and be on my own for a while."
We spend most of our lives at work and those we chose to develop close relationships to do indeed matter. But what happens when it really isn't working out and it's time to end your partnership? Here's the low-down on the amicable break-up.
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 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 But since ‘the story’ has superseded ‘the big idea’ and ‘the journey’ how do we tell the difference between a good story and a bad story and more importantly how do we sell it?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?
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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
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
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:
So the return of Manchester’s mini ad school is upon us, and this time they’ve got two programmes. Their course for students and grads is taking applications as we speak, and it's on closing this Friday, so you better get cracking.
It’s not very often you see a line-up for a talk and go FUCK - I HAVE TO BE THERE. But with this one that’s exactly how you immediately have to feel, unless you’re in the dark ages and don’t know who they are. Creative Social have seriously smashed it with the stellar selection of creative geniuses for you to be a super soaker sponge to learn from for the night.