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!
Using Facebook's most immersive format the canvas ad, you’ve got to submit your very own canvas folio. The chosen ones will get their own Facebook campaigns with up to £2,000 FB spend behind it allowing you to get your work right into the News Feeds of the Creative Directors you want to work for. You’ll also win a private lunch with a leading Chief Creative Officer.
To enter, you’ll first need to join the CANNT Get Noticed Facebook group (//fb.me/CANNTawards), where you’ll find more info about Canvas Folio, as well as a tutorial video and a How-To guide.
Last night I was a critter at the DMA / IDM / Graeme 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.
We’ve partnered up with Creative Conscience awards and Cause2Create to launch a creative brief around the Refugee crisis. The aim to improve connectivity, within camps, when re-settling in a new location, or how communities receiving refugees can help. This is a brief where the winning ideas can actually get made - so they can help real people.
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.