Call me narrow minded but ‘How To Be Brave’ wouldn’t normally be a line that I would put hand in hand with creativity. That said… This talk was a huge eye opener and it was exhilarating to see the line-up of speakers and what being brave meant to them.
Plus it was in the basement of DigitasLBI. With free booze. And a room full of rad people.
You can’t get better than that.
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.
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.