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Top creative directors in Beijing & Shanghai convene at Ogilvy for Portfolio 10

24 May, 2012


43 Senior Creatives from 19 Agencies Took Part in the China Portfolio Review Events

O&M Offers 9 Paid Internships on the Spot

BEIJING & SHANGHAI — Last night Ogilvy & Mather hosted ihaveanidea’s annual Portfolio Night review in mainland China for the third time – this time in both Beijing and Shanghai. Happening in 18 cities worldwide, the China events were the first to kick off Portfolio Night 10.

Forty-three of the two cities’ top creative directors from a number of the world’s best agencies including O&M, Saatchi & Saatchi, JWT and BBDO, among others, gathered to meet with more than 140 students and aspiring creative hopefuls to offer them portfolio critiques, professional advice and recruitment opportunities. Each candidate that attended the simultaneous events received 45 minutes of undivided attention from three senior creatives.

At the conclusion of the event, O&M China offered nine paid internships on the spot to participants at the Beijing and Shanghai events. The new interns will work in O&M’s creative departments.

“There was such a high level of energy at both the Beijing and Shanghai events,” said O&M China Chief Creative Officer Graham Fink. “Portfolio Night is truly unique in that it aligns ad agencies with schools to better train young talent, which is a duty that every good ad agency should bear.”

Kweichee Lam, Head of Copy, O&M China, said, “This year’s Portfolio Night China was a great hit, and not only for Ogilvy, but for the other agencies that were participating as well. Compared to previous years, this year we saw a much higher quality of art and more mature ideas from the portfolios. It’s very inspiring to meet so many young people who are passionate about starting their careers in advertising.”

In addition to hosting the China events, O&M also hosted Portfolio Night 10 in Athens and Dublin.

To learn more about Portfolio Night 10 in China, please visit

For photos or more information, please contact:
Sarah Guldin
Ogilvy & Mather China  
+86 (10) 8520 6552

About IHAVEANIDEA and Portfolio Night
IHAVEANIDEA is the community for the international advertising industry, one of the oldest and longest running websites dedicated to advertising. Founded in 2001 by Ignacio Oreamuno, IHAVEANIDEA was conceived as an online resource for passionate advertising professionals to share their knowledge and experience, challenge the norms and collectively push each other, with the belief that such an exchange would benefit all within the advertising industry.

IHAVEANIDEA’s Portfolio Night is an annual event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fastpaced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. In the ten 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 meets the best of the years to come. Now in its milestone tenth year, Portfolio Night brings together thousands of young creatives, hundreds of creative directors, dozens of host agencies in cities around the world, and a select few global partners, all in a “one night only” event across the planet.

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing. Ogilvy & Mather 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

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