Wednesday, April 11, 2007


A global initiative designed to inspire and support the next generation of aspiring creatives was officially launched today. DDB is a global sponsor of Portfolio Night and together with are proudly organising this one-of-a-kind event for the Australian creative industry.
Taking place in Australia for the first time, Portfolio Night will be held on Thursday 3 May in both Sydney and Melbourne starting at 5.00pm. The most highly-regarded senior creatives in both cities will review portfolios on a one-to-one basis with junior creatives and students to provide insight and constructive feedback.
Says Matt Eastwood (pictured), National Creative Director DDB: “I’m a huge advocate for developing and nurturing local talent, as evidenced by DDB’s ongoing commitment to our Launchpad program. Being able to sponsor and bring an industry event like Portfolio Night to Australia further strengthens DDB’s support of young creatives, hopefully providing another invaluable career springboard.”
More information is available on . Registration is essential to attend this event and is free of charge.
The night will run in a similar fashion to speed dating - each attendee will get fifteen minutes with at least three of the Creative Directors. Those interested should bring a portfolio of work (including all aspects of Digital Media).
Ignacio Oreamuno, Founder and Director, ihaveanidea, said: “It all started when a group of unemployed juniors took it upon themselves to unite the industry and to break down the wall between advertising hopefuls and advertising leaders. Everyone that participates, everyone that sponsors, everyone that reviews portfolios is taking the future of advertising into their hands.”

Portfolio Night started four years ago and is now the largest advertising portfolio reviews event in the world. On May 3 2007, Portfolio Night will simultaneously occur in 28 cities including New York, Miami, Vancouver, London, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Singapore and Johannesburg with 2,500 participants expected.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a junior, but I've got a ticket to get my portfolio in front of these creative directors... if you've got a job (in incestual Sydney) it's near impossible to get in front of these CDs, do it within a reasonable time frame and do it anonymously.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take my hat off to you Matty. One of the few industry leaders who is continually supporting new blood.

Scott Walker

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the last 10 years the real king of supporting new talent has been Tom McFarlane - Matt Eastwood Shane Gibson, Paul Taylor, Jason Ross, Ben Welsh etc., etc, the oz scene is littered with people who owe Tom a big thankyou. So its nice to see Matt [and others] doing likewise with the next gen.

3:01 PM  

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