It's that time of the year again, summers over (sorry, but was it ever really here) and the shiny events of autumn can start filling up your calendar again.
The lovely bunch over a Creative Social have a goodie coming up to get in your diaries. And as they're so lovely they've given us 2 tickets to pass onto you guys. All we (YCC) ask is for a write-up and some twitter / insta action of course.
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!
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 But since ‘the story’ has superseded ‘the big idea’ and ‘the journey’ how do we tell the difference between a good story and a bad story and more importantly how do we sell it?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.
Talent isn't about where you've been, or who you know. And it's not about having a university degree, either. It's about raw ability – and opportunities.
D&AD are back for another round of New Blood Shift – an intensive night school programme, which you can complete around your current job. There are workshops and talks by those at the top of their game and real client briefs to test your creative minds in ability and craft.
When our friends at Pitch & Sync invited us to attend Field Day 2017 a few weeks prior, I couldn’t be more excited. Not only are they great at discovering new and alternative music, they also have a great understanding of what music does for emotive advertising. So, it comes as no surprise that they were going to collaborate with - literally one of the best alternative music festivals in the world - Field Day for their 10th anniversary. Here’s to 10 amazing years of music discovery, production and helping us create iconic advertising - Thank you P&S.