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!
Congrats to Charlie & Emily, Charlie & Chloe, Jamie & Lucy, Joe & Max, Jordan & Libbi and Louie 7 Bradie, who were the top 6 scoring teams in this year’s Workshop Awards.
Each are awarded leading agency creatives as personal mentors. The students were judged by the work they produced for several Industry workshops – here’s the breakdown…
Charlie & Chloe – Creature’s Creative Partner, Stuart Outhwaite, Charlie & Emily – 4Creative’s Jack Croft & Stacey Bird, Joe & Max – Leo Burnett’s Ben Newman & Milo Williams, Jordan & Libbi – Jay Packham and ian Cochran, Louie & Bradie – CHI’s Helen Pogerson and Jamie & Lucy – VCCP’s Creative Director, Rob Ellis.
Students enjoyed a talk and an interactive presentation from Creative Advertising graduates Adam Collins and Mark Campion, of ad agency J. Walter Thompson London, during Bucks Welcome, a week of activities and events to give students a rounded introduction to university life.
The pair have won a Centurion Award from NABS, which supports people working in the advertising and media industries, for their work with students and graduates, as well as charities.
During their time studying at Bucks, the pair won won a coveted award for students creatives from the well-respected D&AD New Blood Awards, and were hired by interactive agency Razorfish after impressing while still studying at the University.
Mark said: “The Bucks Welcome has been a great chance for us to come back to Bucks and share a little bit of our experience to hopefully inspire the students.
“We believe that if you work hard and are driven and passionate and really want it you can achieve whatever you want and be very successful.
“When we were studying at Bucks we went into London on weekends, to do work or to meet people in the industry – all to gain experience and develop connections.
“The tutors on the course put us into contact with people in the industry and we went from there. University sets the stage but you have to go out and make the most of it. Adam and I actually knew each other before we came to Bucks, we’ve studied together and now we have ended up working together and it’s all going well.”
The pair, both from the North East, have been nicknamed Ant & Dec and based their interactive presentation, “Adam & Mark’s Monday Morning Creataway”, on the programme, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, inviting students to take part.
…and a big round of applause please for Joe and Jake who have just got into CREAM 2015. They’ve just graduated with well-deserved firsts. Well done boys!
A bit about CREAM…it’s an annual competition held by The Talent Business, which introduces the best graduate creative teams, and individuals worldwide, to the creative directors of the worlds’ leading advertising agencies and creative businesses. Now in its 16th year, the competition culminates in a private view, which will be held at Grey London.
Tuesday was a fabulous night for Bucks ad students as Downstairs@Mther hosted their degree show. Lots of creatives and headhunters came along to see the work and have a drink or two! Lots of agencies were represented, besides all of Mother’s creatives turning out to see the students’ work, Saatchis, BBH, 4creative, TMW, WCRS, Kindred, Isobel, Warl, Razorfish, Brothers & Sisters, JWT, Havas Work Club, Forever Beta, Meteorite, Naked, Rapp and Grey were all there. London’s headhunters and D&AD turned out as well to see the future talent. Many thanks to all who came and a special thank you to Ben & Millie at Mother, as well, who were so pleased they’ve asked us back next year!
Oh yes – Mother’s favourite team were Gina & Freya, so a 2 month internship was offered to them on the night. As you can imagine they were over the moon!
This week’s campaign celebrates the biggest young talent in the advertising industry – this year Karmarama creative team, Laila Milborrow & Paul Pearson and 4Creative team, Stacey Bird & Jack Croft, have been put in the top 15. It’s great to see our grads enjoying such fantastic success. Well done you wonderful people!!
Don’t miss, bucks ad school grad, the lovely Olivia Popica in “British Souvenirs”, her one-woman show born from a fortunate culture clash: it’s inspired by all those peculiar, yet fascinating things in the British culture that one stumbles upon when first moving over. It’s a completely fresh, upbeat and comical take, that would change the way you see the most ordinary things in your daily routine. She’ll be at The Camden Fringe in August at he Rabbit Hole – be there!!!!