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November 14, 2017

FINALIST

The entries are in and the judging has been done. We can now announce our finalist showcasing their ideas at this years Cause2Create #CREATECHANGE festival are...

Emilie & Anne with ‘Displaced Teens’

Joaquin Olascoaga with 'Sleeping Child'

Alexandria Bailey with ‘Mothers Know Stress’

Claudia Chan with '+One'

We’re not going to reveal any more about the finalist ideas until Saturday 17th November where you can see the ideas for yourself at the festival in the Impact and Action Gallery. Check out the full line up and get your tickets here

See you there!

Published by: Charlotte K in All

November 8, 2017

CAUSE 2 CREATE FESTIVAL

CAUSE2CREATE Festival is back for its second year on Saturday 18th November... and your ideas could be part of the lineup!

Through our incredible competition in partnership with C2C, your ideas could be featured in the IMPACT AND ACTION gallery amongst other powerful exhibitors and speakers. And if you haven't already, there's still time to crack on with the brief download it here:

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But even if you don’t get shortlisted get down there! It’s bound to be an amazing event,  with creative activities to be part of and lots inspirational people around to learn from.

Check out the full line up here

Or to secure a ticket go here

And who knows, maybe we’ll be able to #CREATECHANGE

October 30, 2017

CS Presents…F**K That’s GOOD!

So big news y'all. The next Creative Social is going to be their last one. Fear not we're thinking they'll be back with something fresh in the new year they've got hidden up their ideas sleeve.

But, what it does mean is if you want to get to get your creative dose of lovely information now is the time to get your hands on a ticket.

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Published by: Holly in All

October 24, 2017

COMPETITION BRIEF: WINTER DONATIONS

Students, grads, interns, creative beings… it’s competition time and boy do we have a good one.

In partnership with the Cause2Creative festival this year we’ve got a live brief and could not only have a real impact on those in need but your career.

The brief is for the charity Safe Passage who help unaccompanied child refugees find safety in the UK. Your creative brains will be helping them get donations this winter. But I’ll let the brief talk for it’s self, download here

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Moving onto those all important prizes for YOU:

Top three entries will be showcased in the Impact and Action Gallery at Cause2Creative’s festival #CreateChange 18th November 2017. Presented on A2 boards for industry eyes to see. We’ll also share your work and portfolios on the YCC feeds.

Winner: Paid creative placement at a top agency & ticket to D&AD Festival April 2018.

Runners-up: Book Crit with THREE Creative Directors & YCC goody bag.

The deadlines Friday 10th November so  GO GO GOOOO!

Published by: Charlotte K in All

October 18, 2017

Creative Politics

We kicked off this month with a super-exciting event. Teamed up with Edelman, we invited speakers from the world of advertising, design and political strategy to give us an inspiring insight into the world of politics and how to persuade a fickle nation. For those that couldn’t make it (and even those that did), here are the highlights of the evening.
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October 6, 2017

Creative Social, AI & The Future Of Creativity.

We sent Lara Baxter & Edie Gill-Holder to this weeks Creative Social, get her low down on all things AI here:

Creative Social’s Production Social event, AI & The Future of Creativity, hosted in the very shiny and very spacious Twitter buildings, featured six diverse talks that, albeit concerning completely different uses of AI, seemed to thematically be about ridding us of the ideas that (a) the future success of AI will mean we’re all out of a job and (b) that computers don’t have the potential to be creative.

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July 21, 2017

The Art in Storytelling

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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July 17, 2017

Time for a shake up; say goodbye to late agency payments and sloppy freelancers


It’s clear to anyone working in the industry that the gig economy is booming, with a recent study showing that freelancers now make up 40% of the design and media workforce.

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.

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June 27, 2017

Manchester’s School Of Thought is back

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.

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