Calling all budding advertising creatives! Singapore Portfolio Night 9 announced

20 May, 2011

SINGAPORE — Budding creatives in Singapore will get a chance to meet some of the country’s top advertising creative directors at Portfolio Night 9, taking place on Thursday 26 May.

The event is co-hosted by leading advertising agencies JWT APAC, Y&R Asia and Bates 141.

Portfolio Night Singapore
Thursday 26 May 2011
7:00pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
WPP Palette Café
50 Scotts Road
Singapore, 228242

Portfolio Night is the brainchild of organization IHAVEANIDEA, and is the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review ever held in the world, featuring a uniquely designed portfolio review process in a “speed-dating” setting. The event helps students and aspiring young creatives around the world break into the ad industry, and involves the top creative directors in each participating city.

Commenting on the event, Tay Guan Hin, Regional ECD, JWT South East Asia said, “Nothing is more rewarding than nurturing the future creative talent in Singapore. For one evening, Portfolio Night gives all agency creative heads a unique opportunity to inspire and build a more vibrant community for many years to come.”

Sonal Dabral, Managing Partner, India and Head of Creative for Asia, Bates 141 said, “Singapore’s creative scene is thriving and with the nation’s drive to further develop the creative industry, Portfolio Night is well supported. The event will not only give these young up-and-coming talents a chance to get their work in front of key people in the industry, but will give us, the seasoned creatives, an opportunity to see what fresh ideas and new solutions this younger generation is bringing to the table.”

Sponsors and supporters of Portfolio Night Singapore include Campaign Asia-Pacific (, the region’s leading publication for the advertising and marketing industry, and Click Photos (Corbis Official Representative in Singapore). Global sponsors for Portfolio Night are Corbis, Blurb®, and Creative Niche Inc.

Information and tickets for Singapore Portfolio Night 9 are available from where attendees are also required to register their attendance.

About Portfolio Night
Started in 2002, Portfolio Night ( is IHAVEANIDEA’s annual event, where advertising’s top creative talents come together to review the portfolios of students, juniors and creative hopefuls in an exciting and engaging environment. For eager up-and-comers, Portfolio Night is an incredible opportunity to meet with the industry’s most acclaimed creative directors and have their work critiqued, gain advice – and possibly a job. For agency creative directors, Portfolio Night represents a chance to give back to the advertising community, and to meet or recruit the most talented young people trying to enter the business. Since its inception, Portfolio Night has always been held on one evening, simultaneously in all cities. This year, Portfolio Night 9 will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011, around the world.

IHAVEANIDEA (, the community of the international advertising industry, was created by Ignacio Oreamuno, a former art director, and operating virtually from Montreal and Toronto, Canada, its mission is to serve the international advertising industry as a centre of self-analysis and intellectual growth. Based on the concept that disseminating and sharing creative knowledge will benefit everyone in advertising, is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe.

About Corbis
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images to help the creative community produce distinctive work for web sites, magazines, newspapers, books, television, and films. Corbis Images serves its global customer base through its renowned Sales & Service teams and its fast, intuitive web site at Corbis has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries.

About Blurb
Blurb® is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, using the Blurb Bookify™ online bookmaking tool, Blurb’s free, award-winning Blurb BookSmart® app or by using Blurb’s PDF to Book workflow. Blurb’s bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb’s social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books among friends and colleagues with ease.

For more information please contact:
Alfred Park
Director of Events

Media enquiries:
Suzy Goulding
Regional Communications Director
Y&R Asia
Tel: +65 6671 3106
Mobile: +65 8511 9524  

Alyson Valpone
Corporate Communications
JWT Asia Pacific
Tel: +65 6880 5122
Mobile: +65 9889 8824

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