Portfolio Night is the largest and most anticipated advertising portfolio review and recruitment event on earth. Now in its twelfth year, Portfolio Night will be taking place on Wednesday, May 21st in cities around the globe, including Johannesburg and Cape Town. The event was founded by Ignacio Oreamuno and IHAVEANIDEA in 2002, is now presented by the Art Directors Club (ADC), and is brought to SA by McCann.
Aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers are invited to buy tickets to meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of career-shaping advice, networking, and for some, recruitment offers.
The student with the best portfolio from each city will be flown to New York City in August to take part in Portfolio Night All-Stars. This is a week-long challenge at the ADC gallery working with fellow All-Stars on a real creative brief while being mentored and coached by members of the ADC community. One team will be identified as winner.
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In order to raise awareness of Portfolio Night in the various regions of the world, the City Hosts — various agencies and schools who spearhead Portfolio Night in their respective cities, and in our case McCann — have been invited to create a promotional video. The video with the most plays by Monday the 19th of May wins the City vs City challenge. Take a look at SA’s entry above.