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CORBIS RETURNS AS GLOBAL SPONSOR OF IHAVEANIDEA’S PORTFOLIO NIGHT 6 AND OFFERS HI-RES IMAGERY FOR PARTICIPANTS

Press Releases   ·   April 24, 2008

“ihaveanidea & Corbis Educational Program” Gives Students and Juniors Access to Hi-Res Imagery for the Event

SEATTLE and MONTREAL (April 24, 2008) – Corbis, a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, and ihaveanidea, Advertising’s Intellectual Archive, today announced Corbis’ return as Global Partner of Portfolio Night 6, the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review ever held in the world.

The event, which will be held on May 8th, brings together the world’s top advertising agency creative directors with up-and-coming creatives in an estimated 25 cities to critique work and build relationships with highly respected industry leaders from their area.

As part of this year’s event, ihaveanidea and Corbis are launching the “ihaveanidea & Corbis Educational Program.” This program provides all juniors and students around the world who will be attending the event with exclusive free access up to 25 select hi-res images imagery within Corbis’ collections to further improve their portfolios before and after the event. All juniors and students purchasing a ticket to Portfolio Night 6 in their city will automatically receive this special offer. For full details please click here.

“This event is about identifying and nurturing the next generation of creative talent and providing these aspiring professionals with the skills, resources and social network to succeed,” said Ivan Purdie, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service, Corbis. “Corbis is proud to be part of a fun event that supports creatives on their road to success.”

ihaveanidea’s Portfolio Night 6 is the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review ever held, featuring a uniquely designed portfolio review process in a “speed-dating” setting. The event helps students and aspiring young creatives break into the ad industry and showcase their talent to the top creative directors in each participating city.

This year hundreds of industry professionals will mentor aspiring creatives in Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Chile, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Milan, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver and Quebec. Students enrolled in advertising programs, recent graduates, and young creatives will have the opportunity to spend valuable face-to-face time with three or more world-class creative directors during the event.

“Every year we set the bar higher for Portfolio Night and every year Global Partners like Corbis step up to the challenge. This year, we’re especially pleased to be launching the ‘ihaveanidea and Corbis Educational Program’ as this is an invaluable resource to all the aspiring juniors and students out there, something that helps them make their books that much better and brings them one step closer to getting their first job,” said Ignacio Oreamuno, President of ihaveanidea.

All aspiring creatives or juniors with an advertising portfolio must register online at ihaveanidea’s, Portfolio Night 6 website.
Cost to participate varies by region and can be found on the website.

Global Partners of the Portfolio Night 6 are Corbis, DDB Worldwide, Black Bag and VCU Brandcenter. Portfolio Night 6 Hosts include DDB Worldwide, 180 Advertising, BOXX 3G Interactive, PJA Advertising, JWT in London and Milan, Inbrax Consultores in Chile, Butler Shine Stern & Partners, Circulo de Creativos Argentinos, Complot Barcelona and La Societe des Communicateurs de Quebec. Local Sponsors include The Art Directors Club as the venue in New York City and Black Turtle Media in New York. In addition to sponsoring the event, Corbis will provide global digital imagery for the events web-cast as well as provide staff on-site to help students network with the world’s leading advertising professionals.

About Corbis

Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals worldwide, helping to bring creative work to life with the highest quality photography, footage and rights services. Corbis offers a preeminent collection of more than 100 million creative, entertainment and historic images, a comprehensive footage library, the world’s deepest rights and clearances expertise, a roster of elite assignment photographers and an award winning media management solution. Headquartered in Seattle, Corbis serves more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.corbis.com.

About Portfolio Night

Started in 2002, Portfolio Night is ihaveanidea’s annual event, where advertising’s top creative talents come together to review the portfolios of students, juniors and creative hopefuls in an exciting and engaging environment. For eager up-and-comers, Portfolio Night is an incredible opportunity to meet with the industry’s most acclaimed creative directors and have their work critiqued, gain advice – and possibly a job. For agency creative directors, Portfolio Night represents a chance to give back to the advertising community, and to meet or recruit the most talented young people trying to enter the business. Since its inception, Portfolio Night has always been held on one evening, simultaneously in all cities. This year, Portfolio Night will be held on Thursday, May 8th, 2008, in 23 cities and 15 countries around the world.




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