ADC (Art Directors Club) announced last week the launch of Portfolio Night All-Stars in partnership with JWT. The program will select one young creative from each Portfolio Night location and bring them to New York for a creative competition in August 2014.
Portfolio Night is the foundation that Portfolio Night All-Stars is built upon. On May 21, Portfolio Night will take place in 24 cities all over the world. Thousands of young creatives will meet with hundreds of the world’s top creative directors. One person from each location will be named the All-Star and invited to compete in Portfolio Night All-Stars. The All-Stars will be divided into teams and assigned a creative challenge for a global client by JWT.
“JWT’s world-class network, pioneering spirit and global commitment to supporting talent make them the ideal partner for Portfolio Night All-Stars, and we are thrilled to collaborate on the 2014 program,” said in a statement Brendan Watson, ADC Director of Education. “ADC and JWT will bring together some of the best young talent in the world. What they achieve over the one-week program will be nothing short of amazing.”
“Attracting and nurturing the world’s best creative talent is essential for our industry. It is a commitment that J. Walter Thompson has believed in and upheld for 150 years. ADC and Portfolio Night have a powerful legacy of connecting and inspiring creative professionals around the globe, and we are honored and thrilled to partner with them on the All-Stars program,” said Laura Agostini, chief talent officer, JWT Worldwide.
Frederic Bonn, executive creative director at JWT New York and an adviser to the board of ADC, added: “We look forward to hosting all of this incredible global talent in New York, and to being inspired by the Portfolio Night All-Stars from around the world. They will apply their immense talent to a real and exciting creative challenge, and we cannot wait to see the outcome.”
This is the second occurrence of Portfolio Night All-Stars. It will take place August 4-8. For a look at the inaugural event, visit: www.portfolionight.com/12/webisodes. Partners for the ADC Portfolio Night include Shutterstock, Twitter, Squarespace, VCU Brandcenter and Wayin.