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April 19, 2017

Lecture In Progress

Question. Have you signed up yet? Because if you haven’t you seriously should. The lovely bunch over at It’s Nice That have launched a platform to fill you with BRAINSPIRATION. Finally, a site you can learn from that doesn’t look like it’s fresh out of the medieval windows 95 era. Check it all out.

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March 24, 2017

Pick The Right Placements

This picture was a gift from my career changing placement.

The only time I've ever worked as part of a team was at university. I was an art director and did the pictures and my copywriter, Ross did the words. While this was a great creative team we split in 2011, graduated and went on our separate paths. (Embarrassing shots attached!)

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March 22, 2017

#BigBookCrit Top Tips

Last night I was a critter at the DMA / IDMGraeme Robertson Trust Big Book Crit in London. There are a few more happening in Manchester, Norwich, Edinburgh and Bristol TOMORROW. So if you’re reading this and haven’t registered, head here.

We had 15 minute crits with student/grad teams – which isn’t a lot for someone like me who waffles on – but it did throw up a few thoughts that I thought might be good if you attend something similar in the future. *Cough* a bit like our R/GA Speed Dating in a couple of weeks.

Here are a few ideas to get the most out of your quick-fire crits.

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March 21, 2017

Hot Northern Agencies

Whilst everyone’s banging on about the London ad scene, there’s a heap of top work being made outside the capital that doesn’t get shouted about enough. We already know London kills it! But some absolute shit hot brands owe their advertising success to, yep, agencies up north. If you don’t believe me check out Prolific North's Top 50 Agencies of 2016.

Here’s some examples you’ll probably recognise…

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March 8, 2017

Celebrating International Woman’s Day

Today we celebrate International Woman's Day with 30 amazing quotes from creative #girlbosses on what their words of wisdom would be to their younger selves. We were very lucky to have the amazing Alison Carmichael create our stunning 'AdHERtising' logo! Keep a look out for her interview in the next few days.

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March 1, 2017

UpNorthodox Thinking

Gone are the days when ad training only existed in London. This past decade has seen a shit ton of creative aid pop up outside of the capital, or at least on the internet. Yes, it’s hard to believe when many seniors simply suggest schemes that exist down south, which are of course fabulous, but not something everyone can afford or travel to when just starting out (me).

Most training isn’t just for students, and can be attended any time. So, don’t get into a strop about how you’ll never get into the industry because you’re oh so deprived whilst 'stuck' up North (again, me). I’ve found lots of similar stuff going on up these ends to tide you over in the meanwhile.

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