All the 2nd years had a great adventure in New York this year. See the write-up of their shenanigans written by senior lecturer, Phil Dearman and published in Campaign Magazine this week.
A big thank you to the following agencies for welcoming our students for 3rd and 2nd year placements..
BBH, Brooklyn Brothers, Brothers & Sisters, Creature, Kindred, Partners Andrew Aldridge, Soul, Stereo and Stink Studios.
The students all had fabulous experiences and really enjoyed their real world experiences!
Third-year Creative Advertising students Max Gibson, Ellis King, and Tommy Lai have been shortlisted for the D&AD New Blood Awards for new and emerging talent, in London on 6 July. Max and Ellis were in the Mubi category and Tommy in The Army category, with each putting together proposed coordinated advertising campaigns. The winning students receive different coloured pencils, depending on the award they achieve.
The first years spent the day touring agencies to gain a greater insight into the industry. The first agency of the day was Adam and Eve DDB, with Buck’s grad, and now, creative Director, Simon Lloyd. Adam and Eve DDB were voted best agency of the year, working on famous ads such as the John Lewis Christmas ads and Wes Anderson’s H&M film. Simon set the task of coming up with a topical idea to gain attention, and was impressed with the thoughts the group came up with!
They next visited Creature, a smaller agency by comparison. Here Stu Outhwaite, Creative Partner of Creature, told his story of progressing through the industry from graduating at Bucks, to moving into industry and eventually setting up an agency. Stu also mentioned the amount of hard work that has to put in to breaking in to the industry, which inspired a lot of the group with their own projects.
TMW was the last stop of the day for the group. Chief Creative Officer, Graeme Noble, gave an introduction and overview of the work he likes to see from students. He then handed over to even more Bucks grads: Rob Lloyd, Lisa Morris and Dale James. They walked the group through the agency structure and projects they’ve been working on, from direct marketing to online content.
It was a busy day for the first years, but an interesting one as well. If there is one thing for certain, there will always be members of the Bucks Ad School to look out for each other!
The Workshop Awards for the 3rd years have just finished – a big thank you to the agencies and creatives involved – Dan & Ben at Publicis, Harriet at Saatchi & Saatchi and Jack & Stacey at 4Creative.
Winners of the awards were Max and Ellis, followed hot on the heels by Josh & Chanelle. Katie came third and Maddie and Harriet fourth. Their prizes? Mentors at leading ad agencies. Enjoy your mentors, guys!
It was great to hear yesterday, that 2015 Bucks grads, Gina & Freya landed a fabulous wll-deserved job at WCRS as junior creative team. Gina & Freya have been working hard since graduating, with fabulous internships at Mother, VCCP and Saatchi & Saatchi – and at last all that hard work has paid off.
Well done girls!