ADC Announces Portfolio Night All-­Stars in partnership with JWT

Creative competition will bring 24 young creatives from all over the world to New York for a weeklong creative challenge


ADC Portfolio Night All-Stars presented by JWT


NEW YORK—May 21, 2014 —ADC announced today the launch of Portfolio Night All-Stars in partnership with JWT. The program will select one young creative from each Portfolio Night location and bring them to New York for a creative competition in August 2014.

Portfolio Night is the foundation that Portfolio Night All-Stars is built upon. On May 21, Portfolio Night will take place in 24 cities all over the world: Athens, Austin, Beijing, Beirut, Boston, Budapest, Cape Town, Chicago, Detroit, Dubai, Johannesburg, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montreal, Mumbai, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Toronto. Thousands of young creatives will meet with hundreds of the world’s top creative directors. One person from each location will be named the All-Star and invited to compete in Portfolio Night All-Stars. The All-Stars will be divided into teams and assigned a creative challenge for a global client by JWT.

“JWT’s world-class network, pioneering spirit and global commitment to supporting talent make them the ideal partner for Portfolio Night All-Stars, and we are thrilled to collaborate on the 2014 program,” said Brendan Watson, ADC Director of Education. “ADC and JWT will bring together some of the best young talent in the world. What they achieve over the one-week program will be nothing short of amazing.”

“Attracting and nurturing the world’s best creative talent is essential for our industry. It is a commitment that J. Walter Thompson has believed in and upheld for 150 years. ADC and Portfolio Night have a powerful legacy of connecting and inspiring creative professionals around the globe, and we are honored and thrilled to partner with them on the All-Stars program,” said Laura Agostini, Chief Talent Officer, JWT Worldwide.

Frederic Bonn, Executive Creative Director at JWT New York and an adviser to the board of ADC, added, “We look forward to hosting all of this incredible global talent in New York, and to being inspired by the Portfolio Night All-Stars from around the world. They will apply their immense talent to a real and exciting creative challenge, and we cannot wait to see the outcome.”

This is the second occurrence of Portfolio Night All-Stars. It will take place August 4-8. For a look at the inaugural event, visit:

ADC gratefully acknowledges Shutterstock, Twitter, Squarespace, VCU Brandcenter and Wayin for their support of ADC Portfolio Night.


About ADC and Portfolio Night

Founded in 1920, ADC is the premier organization for leaders in visual communication, boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world. A not-for-profit membership organization, the ADC’s mission is to connect creative professionals around the globe while simultaneously provoking and elevating world-changing ideas. The ADC provides a forum for creatives of all levels in advertising, design, interactive media and communications to explore the direction of these rapidly converging industries. Portfolio Night was founded in 2003 by IHAVEANIDEA and is now presented by the ADC’s Portfolio Night Global Team. The event has become the doors through which advertising talent enters the industry.

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About JWT

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand that has been inventing pioneering ideas for the past 150 years. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content today. For more information, please visit and follow us @JWT_Worldwide. 



Claire Higgins

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