Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Young APG awards..

You too could win one of these shiny, shiny lightbulbs...

Hello there.

The APG have been in touch with me to alert you strategic, AdGrad types about the second year of its 'Young Talent' award.

So, without further ado:

"Every year the APG awards the leading strategic thinking in the industry. When the last APG awards came around in 2009, we expanded this to include a Young Talent prize, aimed at awarding the best thinking for students in full time education.

We wanted to let you know that the deadline for the 2011 Awards is imminent - Friday August 26th, 2011.

The awards are simple to enter. In just 1,000 words, tell us about a brand that you would like to invent that would appeal to people your age. The brand should be invented completely from scratch. The best 3 entries will be given a prize at the 2011 Awards Ceremony in front of leading strategists from all of the London's best advertising agencies. They also represent a great way of securing a job in the industry: of last year's winners, two are now in full-time employment in advertising agencies and the third will walk into a glittering career when she graduates from university.

Details of the award can be found on the website

Good luck, gang.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Rainey's want an Account Exec...

A black cat. You might be working with two of them.

Rainey Kelly have gotten in touch with me, letting me know about a new role for a grad.

So, without further ado, here's the blurb:

"Would you like to work for one of the UK’s top advertising agencies?

We’re currently looking for a bright, sparky individual to join our Account Management department as an Account Executive.

As the UK’s most effective creative agency, we develop multimedia campaigns for some of the country’s biggest brands, including Virgin Atlantic, the BBC, Lloyds TSB and M&S. That includes everything from traditional media like TV right through to the most cutting-edge new media, which makes it a truly exciting place to work. And while we take great pride in what we do, others agree too – as well as being top of the Gunn Report, we are also the only advertising agency ever to win a BAFTA.

The challenges of account management are many, but the main skills you will need as an Account Executive are good organisation, a sharp mind, speedy problem-solving and an ability to think laterally. (Proficiency with a kettle wouldn't go amiss either.) Needless to say, it's also fundamentally important that you are turned on by ads in all their forms, contemporary culture, and finding out what makes people tick.

We’re not looking for a particular type of character, though. One of the best things about rkcr/y&r is the diversity of people who work here, so we like to keep an open mind about who we recruit next.

If you’d like to find out more about us, have a look at our company website:

To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter and a short written response to the below question to

“At RKCR/Y&R we believe that brands need energy to survive. Pick a brand you think currently lacks ‘brand energy’ and tell us what you would do to revive it” (300 words)

Equally, if you have any questions, just drop us a note and we’d be happy to help. We’re looking to hire soon so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you! One other thing – please only apply if you are eligible to work in the UK."

Best of luck with it.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

A new gig at the Circle Agency...

More than one circle, it would seem...

Hi gang. Back from hols now, and we've got another vacancy for you. The blurb is below:

"The Circle Agency are looking for a brilliant grad to join their growing team. They are a full service experiential marketing agency dedicated to delivering unforgettable campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands. If you think you have what it takes to help create and activate award winning brand experiences and are a recent graduate, they would love to hear from you. Simply download the PDF and follow the instructions."

Best of luck, all.