Thursday, May 20, 2010

Portfolio Night Comes to Dublin

Tonight sees the first Portfolio Night in Dublin giving any and all emerging creatives an opportunity to showcase their portfolios to twenty of Ireland's top Creative Directors. The event is taking place in Ogilvy's Dublin office and kicks off at 5.30pm. It costs just €20 to participate but you must register online at

JP Donnelly, CEO Ogilvy Group in Ireland, said: "We are delighted to support such a worthy event which is a clear demonstration of our commitment to putting creativity at the heart of our industry and providing a thriving environment to nurture the best and brightest young talent available. Ireland has a great reputation for creative talent and Portfolio Night is an important step towards building for the future and attracting the best creative minds into the advertising industry. If we are to genuinely develop a smart economy, we need to invest in Ireland’s creative talents."

Background on the event:
The concept, which was devised by Toronto-based, is the world's largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review event. Portfolio Night sees advertising's top creative talents come together to review the portfolios of students, emerging creatives and freelancers in a 'speed-dating' setting. Each participant will receive three 15-minute portfolio review sessions with three of the country's most prominent Creative Directors, who will offer them advice on improving their portfolios. Portfolio Night will be held simultaneously in almost 40 cities around the world.

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