Monday, 28 June 2010

TBWA's Grad Scheme..

Keep them to hand. You may need them.

graduate scheme has just opened. Details are here, on their Facebook page.

Application is via video, talking around two areas:

1. Talk for no longer than two minutes about something you are passionate about.
2. Talk for no longer than two minutes about a brand that you love (not to include Apple, Innocent, Google or Virgin).

Best of luck, gang.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Edelman need a junior planner...

There won't be lines. Promise.

Hello there.

This is kind of an odd posting. Edelman, the company I work for, are after a Junior Planner.

Now, it's an odd one for me, because the person who gets the job will be working with me, as we're a tiddly department. I will have to *gulp* train and look after them.

So, naturally, we'd like to find someone who is so sharp and so laterally minded that they scare me on a daily basis. We're after a graduate; no prior planning experience is required, but those who can prove to us that they can think laterally/have heard of the internet/have a point of view about brands and why they're important will be crucial.

The Junior Planner's job does involve a lot of research; some of it will be bespoke, random stuff, and other bits will be more prosiac. (How many people eat margarine in the UK, for example).

There's a helluva lot more detail here. The deadline's the 30th of June. Best of luck.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

IPA Creative Summer School 2010...

Do you like writing? Advertising? Read on...

If you'd like to get into the Advertising business, there's few better ways in than the IPA Summer School. The deadline for it closes on the 14th of June.

Find out more here, or read on:

"There was a time when, if you wanted to be a creative in the advertising industry, you could walk into an agency and ask to take a Copy Test. You'd have been shown to a room the size of a broom cupboard, given a pencil, some paper, a seemingly strange set of questions, and an hour to compose your answers .

For the agency, it was an opportunity to find new talent. For you, the chance to get a job.

In recent years the Copy Test has faded away, deemed unnecessary in a world of advertising degrees and media studies courses, etc.

But the very reason for having a Copy Test is more relevant than ever. An industry that thrives on diversity needs to draw people in from a greater variety of backgrounds and interests.

Might that be you?

It may be that you haven't yet considered a career in creative writing in the communications industry. Or it may be that you just didn't know how to go about it.

In either case, the 2010 IPA Copy and Creative Test is your chance to impress - and to win one of a number of highly sought after agency placements along with entry to the IPA Creative Summer School."