Ogilvy & Mather China Hosts Portfolio Night 11 in Beijing and Shanghai

25 February, 2013


Portfolio Night

Agency’s Fourth Time to Join 17 International Partners on Global Stage for Advertising Portfolio Review & Recruitment Event

BEIJING & SHANGHAI — IHAVEANIDEA’s Portfolio NightTM, presented by the Art Directors Club, today announced that Ogilvy & Mather China is the official City Host in both Beijing and Shanghai for the 2013 Portfolio Night 11 event, a global portfolio review and recruitment event that will be held simultaneously in all participating cities worldwide on May 22, 2013. The simultaneous event marks the fourth time in five years that O&M will be partnering as the host agency in China.  

Joining the Portfolio Night Global Team on an international stage to host a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment, O&M China will be responsible for bringing together the top creative directors in both Beijing and Shanghai with up-and-coming advertising talent. The agency will offer junior talent with the opportunity to learn from the best, and to provide world-class creative directors with a chance to mentor and give back to the maturing advertising industry in China.

Graham Fink, O&M China Chief Creative Officer, said, “We’re so excited to be on board again this year to host Portfolio Night 11 in China, where there’s so much talent to be noticed and nurtured. Last year, we hired nine outstanding interns on the spot and I’m hoping this year’s event will attract even more creative students looking to begin a lifelong career in advertising.”

In addition to O&M China in Beijing and Shanghai, confirmed Portfolio Night 11 cities and City Hosts include:
 
• Athens, hosted by Bold Ogilvy & Mather
• Austin, hosted by LatinWorks
• Beijing, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather China
• Boston, hosted by SapientNitro
• Chicago, hosted by Chicago Portfolio School
• Dallas, hosted by SMU- Temerlin Advertising Institute
• Detroit, hosted by Doner
• Johannesburg, hosted by McCann Johannesburg
• Kansas City, hosted by VML
• Los Angeles, hosted by 72andSunny
• Montreal, hosted by Tank
• Mumbai, hosted by JWT
• New York, hosted by Sid Lee
• Paris, hosted by AACC
• Philadelphia, hosted by Philly Ad Club
• Sao Paulo, hosted by Wieden+Kennedy
• Shanghai, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather China
• Stockholm, hosted by Amore
• Tokyo, hosted by Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Tokyo
• Toronto, hosted by Cossette

Learn more about Portfolio Night 11 and its City Hosts at www.portfolionight.com. Portfolio Night 11 is made possible by the support of Global Sponsors iStockphoto and VCU Brandcenter.


For photos or more information, please contact:
Wendy Fung
Corporate Communications
Ogilvy & Mather China
wendy.fung@ogilvy.com  
+86 (10) 8520 6223

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. In 2012, O&M was named Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Most Effective Agency Network by the Effies Global Effectiveness Index. The company is comprised of industry leading units in all of the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics capabilities; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com, or follow us on Twitter @OgilvyWW and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.

About Portfolio Night™
Portfolio Night™ is an event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. While the evening has been called “speed-dating for creatives,” it’s really much more than that. In the 11 years since its inception, Portfolio Night has grown to a global event, reaching creative hubs in every continent in an evening where the best of the present meet the best of the years to come. Now in its 11th year, Portfolio Night brings together thousands of young creatives, hundreds of creative directors, dozens of City Hosts in cities around the world, and a select few Global Sponsors, all in a “one night only” event across the planet. Learn more at www.portfolionight.com and connect with Portfolio Night on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Pinterest.

About Portfolio Night 11’s Sponsors

About iStockphoto
iStockphoto offers easy, affordable inspiration with millions of vetted, royalty-free photos, illustrations, videos and audio tracks. Using the most advanced search in the business, customers download a file every second from a collection of more than ten million files for business, marketing and personal projects. iStockphoto started in 2000, pioneering the micropayment photography business model, and has become one of the most successful and profitable user-generated content sites in the world. iStockphoto pays out more than $1.7 million weekly in artist royalties. iStockphoto is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Getty Images.

About VCU Brandcenter
Originally named the VCU Adcenter, the VCU Brandcenter is the United States’ premier graduate program for the business of advertising and marketing communications. It was the first program of its kind to combine business-oriented communications strategy and brand management tracks with a creative program for art directors, copywriters, and creative technologists in a business setting. Brandcenter graduates work at the best advertising agencies in the industry, such as TBWA/Chiat/Day, Wieden + Kennedy, and CP+B, and on the client side for some of the world's most iconic brands like Google, Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola. For more information, visit www.brandcenter.vcu.edu.

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