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May 31, 2016

Creative Equals | Creating advertising more women (and men) buy

The wonderful folk at Creative Equals have a super interesting evening lined up called 'Creating advertising more women (and men) buy’ on the 14th June. The evening has a pretty impressive host of speakers including; JWT’s Rachel Pashley, Mr President's Laura Jordan Bambach, AKQA’s Masaya Nak to name a few.

Now, we’ve got 2 pairs of tickets (worth £18 each) up for grabs. If you'd like to get your hands on them, email me at charlotte@youngcreativecouncil.com to have your name entered into the pot. In return, the attendees will be asked to do a little write up of the evening to be featured on the YCC feed...

So what you waiting for go go goooo!

For more info and the purchase tickets yourself check out the event HERE.

May 12, 2016

Creative Social | Being Different

Hey guys,

We're back with one of those shiny lovely giveaways that you love so much. This time it's a proper corker, a pair of tickets to the next Creative Social on the 7th June. The line-up is proper mega, including creative legends Laura Jordan Bambach and Dave Bedwood alongside some newbies on the block who've been doing some incredible things.

Basically you'd be pretty mad to miss it. All we're asking is, if you do want the freebies give us a jolly nice little write up for it (within 2 days of the event so it can go out nice, live and fresh to our audience).

Simply email me, holly@youngcreativecouncil.com if you want to be entered into the lucky pot.

Get your tickets HERE if you don't fancy the risk. (It's only a tenner for students).

 

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May 3, 2016

YCC X LK presents | Long Story Short

You can read articles. You can watch YouTube clips. You can favourite Tweets. But nothing beats absorbing information on how to kick-start your creative career better than being there and hearing it for yourself. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the publishers Laurence King to cut a Long Story Short.

Join us from 7pm 24 May at Creston Unlimited’s rooftop bar as we rewrite the rules and share ‘Career advice you can’t google’.

Our three speakers for the evening are:

  • Catharine Slade-Brooking – ‎Senior Lecturer at University for the Creative Arts and author of ‘Creating a Brand Identity: A Guide for Designers’
  • John Ingledew – Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and author of ‘How to Have Great Ideas: A Guide to Creative Thinking’
  • Gem Barton – Designer, curator, lecturer and author of ‘Don’t Get a Job … Make a Job’

They’ll be sharing their thoughts, insights and giving you tips on making an impression after uni.

Afterwards you’ll be able to get your hands on a signed copy of each of the author’s latest works with a 35% discount.

So grab your notepad. A book. And enjoy an evening where everything is cover to covered.

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This event is for creatives, copywriters, art directors, designers and anyone else interested getting into the industry.

 

 

April 19, 2016 - Comments Off on Single Mingle | May 2016

Have you been longing for the chance to share your lovingly handcrafted ideas with someone else?

Fear not. SINGLE MINGLE IS HERE.

Are you a lonely copywriter looking for your ideal art director? Or an art director looking for the perfect wordsmith? We’ve got a night that’s the perfect chance to find that special someone, for the hours of 9 to 5.

On Wednesday 4 May, we’ll be taking over Iris and kitting it out to help you search for your special someone. Our speed dating format means you get to meet plenty of potential matches. But don’t worry, this isn’t about personalities, or a fashion show. This is a meeting of roles. Art directors one side. Writers the other.

Sceptical? Don’t be. Previous events have seen teams formed that are now plying their trade throughout London and even further afield. And if you want to get a feel for it, you can check out the photos from our last Single Mingle.

Want in? Grab one of our refundable tickets now.

This is event is sponsored by Iris Potential. The creative grad scheme for Campaign’s Agency of the Year, Iris.

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This is event is sponsored by Iris Potential. The creative grad scheme for Campaign’s Agency of the Year, Iris.

Poster by Seb Hepplewhite @ YCC

Note: This is a graduate to junior level only event for wannabe creative teams. Soz.

December 8, 2015

Meal Of Fortune | Episode One

So Meal Of Fortune like totally happened last week, and from the sounds of things they all had a great time!

For this first never seen before event we brought together the lovely Paul and Laila (senior creatives at Karmarma) with hungry* Jess and Alicia (interning at Iris). This lovely couple of couples got to dine at advertising hotspot, Caravan on Exmouth market, with many a small plate to bond over whilst awkwardly finger bumping.
*for work and a just little bit for the food.

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November 11, 2015 - Comments Off on Design Your Life – Vince Frost

When you've had a long day at work, you're tired, or you're this that or some other excuse and you've got tickets to a Vince Frost talk GO! I mean 100% every time, even if you're arm is bent out of shape, broken, hanging from your body GO!

So the talk itself was the first in the series from the new D&AD president Andy Sandoz, who most of you will know better as partner of Work Club. He's given his lecture series a rather good theme, quite literally, it's all about having a positive influence on the world. Even down to this years New Blood briefs which are out now.

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October 12, 2015 - Comments Off on Why aren’t women at the top?

Last week I attended a talk about one of the key issues in the creative industries right now, why aren’t there enough women in senior positions? It’s one you can hear being shouted all over ad land, but I hadn’t heard much about it in the fashion industry.

When you think of fashion, you picture Stella McCartney, Coco Chanel, Anna Wintour, the list goes on, but it turns out only 1 in 10 senior management positions in fashion are held by women. It’s this same unbalanced reality across all of the creative industries.

The night itself was hosted by London College Of Fashion at the very cool Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition lounge. (Great free exhibition to pop into by the way) It had some pretty impressive speakers to match, Hilary Riva OBE, Jason Beckley, Vanessa Kingori, Lou Stoppard and Ada Zanditon. That might just sound like a bunch of random names, but if I drop in that they head up ASOS, Show Studio, Clarks and GQ you can quickly see how big time they are.

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One the major things as always that comes up in these kind of talks is childcare. How do I have a baby and a career? The thing that was really obvious here and slightly frustrating was hearing from people at the top that it’s not a problem for them. When you’re the boss, you can make work flexible, you can afford childcare, the things us lower down the scale could really use a hand with. Outcome: Get to the top, then have a baby when your 40+. (Not exactly a solution in my eyes)

For a while they discussed the idea of quotas, whether they’re good or bad? Should people be made to tick boxes from gender to ethnicity? Vanessa pointed out the obvious point of ultimately you can either do a job well or you can’t. Obviously that’s the case regardless of gender, but the thing that really needs to be thought about is how do we get women to put themselves forward for these roles?

Hilary Riva was saying the glass ceiling had already been broken by women before her. Now this is something I really can’t get to grips with. If one in ten women are in leadership roles it’s clearly only cracked, not broken. We need women in these leadership positions to support the rest of us, who are just where they were 20, 30, 40 years ago. If women don’t help each, who will help them?

Overall the talk left you sitting there with a million questions burning up inside you, and not many answers. You don’t attend a talk like this expecting an entire genders problems to be solved, but you hope for a progressive debate that might just start the ball rolling on a future where equality is achievable.

I just hope that the next time these people are in a room together we see a proper debate!

(Pictures from LCF)

September 21, 2015 - Comments Off on John Hegarty: Bold on the Barge

Be it literally or figuratively, I never thought I would be able to say I was in the same boat as Sir John Hegarty

Hailing from Edinburgh, I had been familiar with the Leith Agency and their work for a few years. I’m a fan of theirs. They’re a creative agency based in Edinburgh that believe in “bold ideas that work”, with a client list that includes big brands like Irn Bru and Scotrail. For a Scottish student who wants to get into advertising like myself, it’s encouraging to see an agency so successful outside of London. So when I came across a post on Facebook from the Leith Agency ‘Calling students & grads’, it’s safe to say they had my attention. They were offering up two tickets for students/graduates to attend their ‘Bold on the Barge’ event which featured a presentation from advertising legend Sir John Hegarty of BBH. All you had to do was tell them why you deserved to come in any way you wanted. There were no rules, they simply urged you to be creative.

So you can probably see where this story is going; I applied, and, success! I won a ticket, and so on the 17th of September I boarded the barge with Sir John Hegarty. There were a number of highlights; first of all, I got the chance to chat to Leith’s finest – a lovely bunch – there was the food… that was great too, but unsurprisingly, the very best part was the presentation.

 

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October 22, 2014 - Comments Off on Single Mingle

The Young Creative Council and Single Creatives present:

SINGLE MINGLE: CREATIVE SPEED DATING

The Single Mingle returns to Naked Communications in Farringdon on the 29th October from 7-11pm.

The speed dating format remains the same, but we have a bigger venue. No more missed meetings or arguing over bar stools we’re going into the open space of Naked’s office.

This isn’t a lonely-hearts awkward conversation thing where you have to talk about your pets or trying to avoid talking about your ex. You’ll have 5 minutes to chat to the person across the table, look through their portfolio and get to know them briefly. Then you’ll move on to the next ‘other creative half’.

READY TO MINGLE?

 

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June 27, 2014 - Comments Off on D&AD New Blood 2014

New week is D&AD’s New Blood festival. It's the place to find the latest graduate talent from across the country. And we’ll be there too.

Find us at stand 23 with our good friends ShellsuitZombie as we’ll be offering advice, jobs, placements and showcasing some the best talent around.

Want a placement? Grab our live 48 hour brief for 180 Amsterdam. Yes, that’s right, a gig in space cake central. The brief will also go online, so if you can’t make it there, have a go at home.

What some advice? No question is too big, too small or too stupid to ask. We’ll be on hand for advice about London agencies and regional shops. We’ve got contacts coming out of our ears. So raid them too.

What a crit? We’ll be around all days, so pluck up the courage and show us your stuff. We already have 2 agencies lined up that are looking for talent to report back to.

Need a creative partner? We’re hosting our Single Mingle on Wednesday at 2.30pm. Meet at Festival Place and we’ll go from there. Get your tickets by EMAILING: andy@youngcreativecouncil.comScreen shot 2014-06-27 at 11.29.27

Need a job? We’ve got a live Ad Job Wall on our stand too. Get first dibs at roles before they go online. It’s all happening.

Need times?

Tuesday: Industry Private View 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday: 10am - 8pm

Thursday: 10am - 8pm

See you there.