NEW YORK, February 8, 2017 — The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced May 24, 2017 as the date for its global Portfolio Night 14.
Long recognized as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review program, Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment that takes place in dozens of cities all across the globe on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent entering the industry. The program enables the best of the present — hundreds of renowned international creative directors — to meet and mentor the leaders of the future — thousands of aspiring young advertising creatives — in industry hubs around the world.
The program also includes Portfolio Night All-Stars, where each city host selects one young creative in their market with the best portfolio. These lucky All-Stars will be flown to New York from around the world to work as a team for a week on a creative assignment for a major global brand.
Portfolio Night is hosted in cities across the globe by ad agencies large and small, as well as advertising and portfolio schools and local ad clubs and associations. These city hosts organize and lead Portfolio Night in their respective markets, and work closely alongside The One Club for Creativity’s Portfolio Night global team, who provide turnkey support and guidance in the form of materials, review guides, swag, ticket management, PR and communications support and more. Hosts also earn ticket revenue in their respective cities, and can coordinate non-competitive local sponsorships to help offset the costs of hosting.
Past Portfolio Night city hosts include leading global agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, McCann, Y&R, BBDO and J. Walter Thompson, as well as small-to-mid-size agencies including Sid Lee, Perfect Fools and David&Goliath. Schools and organizations that have served as city hosts include the Chicago Portfolio School and L’Association des Agences-Conseils en Communication in Paris.
“Portfolio Night is a unique global event that serves as a high-visibility opportunity for agencies and creative directors to give back to the industry by guiding the earliest steps of future copywriters, art directors and technologists,” said Kevin Swanepoel, chief executive officer, The One Club for Creativity. “It has become a crucial tool for agencies in recruiting top young talent, providing them with a platform for recognition from local industry peers, and giving agencies a place on the global stage as the ad world tunes in to this one-of-a-kind event.”
“Portfolio Night has always been an important event in advertising because it serves as the gateway for young talent to enter the industry,” said Ignacio Oreamuno, former executive director, ADC, who founded the program at his company IHAVEANIDEA. “The potential of Portfolio Night is still untapped, and I’m confident The One Club will grow it to the next level with an expanded number of cities and attendees around the world.”
Tickets for young creatives interested in attending Portfolio Night 14 will be available in April, after city hosts are determined.
Ad agencies, schools and organizations interested in serving as Portfolio Night 14 city hosts can contact Tony Gulisano, global growth officer, The One Club, at 212-979-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past global sponsors of Portfolio Night include Twitter, Shutterstock, Getty Images, Monotype and others. Interested sponsors for this year can contact Laura Bandel, sponsorship & partnership manager, The One Club, at email@example.com.
The One Club for Creativity, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design. The ADC Annual Awards honors the best work across all disciplines, including Advertising, Interactive, Design and Motion. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.