JWT to drive fourth edition of Portfolio Night in India

06 Mar,2013

By A Correspondent


The annual 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 is ready for its fourth innings in Mumbai.


To be held on May 22 in Mumbai, the task of organizing the fourth edition of Portfolio Night 11 in India has been rested with JWT India. The event is a platform to nurture young talent in the industry by giving them an opportunity to showcase their ideas to the most creative minds of the country. Scheduled to take place simultaneously in over 20 cities on this date across the world, including Athens, Austin, Beijing, Boston, Costa Rica, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Tokyo and Toronto amongst others, Portfolio Night is an annual property of ‘IHAVEANIDEA’, the creative founders and the world’s first and largest community of the international advertising industry.


Colvyn Harris

Colvyn Harris, CEO, JWT South Asia said, “Portfolio Night is an ideal platform that identifies and recognizes fresh creative talent and offers them a unique opportunity of getting mentored and nurtured by the best in the advertising fraternity. This is also the perfect opportunity for industry experts to give back to the industry, by guiding aspiring young creatives and helping them carve a niche for themselves.”


Representing the industry at the press briefing were creative heads such as Ashish Khazanchi of Publicis Ambience, Ravi Deshpande of Contract Advertising, Colvyn Harris of JWT, Russell Barrett of BBH, Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar of Bates Chi & Partners, Bobby Pawar of JWT, KV Sridhar of Leo Burnett & KS Chakravarthy of FCB Draft Ulka.


On the global platform, the event is keenly sought after by young creatives who want to make it big in the advertising world and seasoned creative directors who scout for great talent. Portfolio Night 10 took place in 18 cities around the world and over the past ten years the platform has seen a bee-line of young copywriters, art directors and designers eager to participate and meet the Ad gurus they revere and hold in high esteem.


The JWT India Portfolio Night 11 is expecting over 20 senior creative directors to attend and review the budding freshers. It is a fantastic opportunity for creative directors to spot the ‘next big thing’ in the advertising world and to hire and mentor fresh talent. It is also a chance for industry leaders to give back to the industry by guiding the young talent.


Portfolio Night 11 is open to young creative professionals from advertising, digital and design agencies and also senior students of art colleges. JWT India will viral the promotional campaign through broadcast and digital medium. Participants will need to register on their respective city’s page on the Portfolio Night website http://portfolionight.com/11/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button for a registration. This will take them to that city’s online ticket purchasing system. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on April 15, 2013. An e-ticket will be issued to the participant as a permit to enter the event in Mumbai on May 22, 2013.


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