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IHAVEANIDEA IN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CORBIS ANNOUNCE PORTFOLIO NIGHT 7

Press Releases   ·   March 27, 2009

(TORONTO/MONTREAL, March 27th, 2009) ihaveanidea, Advertising’s Intellectual Archive, and Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, today announced the launch of Porfolio Night 7 and Corbis’ renewed global partnership for Portfolio Night 7, the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review in the world.

Portfolio Night 7 is scheduled for June 11, 2009 and will unite the world’s leading advertising agency creative directors with up-and-coming creatives in an anticipated 20 cities globally. At this event, students and aspiring young designers have the opportunity to showcase their talent and have their portfolios critiqued by some of the top creative directors in each participating city.

ihaveanidea’s Portfolio Night 7 is the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review ever held, featuring a uniquely designed review process in a “speed-dating setting”. Students enrolled in advertising programs, recent graduates, and young creatives will benefit from valuable face-to-face time with three or more world-class creatives during the event.

“Portfolio Night is the only global event of its kind aimed at identifying and cultivating aspiring designers and providing them with a fun environment to present their work and connect with industry leaders,” said Ivan Purdie, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service, Corbis. “Despite the tough economic climate, Corbis is proud to continue to partner with ihaveanidea on this valuable event to nurture the next generation of creatives.”

“When the ad industry faces changes, like the ones we’re undergoing right now, agencies have no option but to react. Portfolio Night’s role in the industry is to predict where the industry is going and help it adapt. New talent enters the business through the doors of Portfolio Night and without the help of Corbis we simply would not be able to carry out this event.” says Ignacio Oreamuno, President, ihaveanidea.

Portfolio Night 7 will see hundreds of industry professionals mentoring aspiring creatives in cities like Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Miami, Montreal, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Quebec City, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Santiago, Shanghai, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver.

All aspiring creatives or juniors with an advertising portfolio must register online at ihaveanidea’s Portfolio Night 7 website.
The cost to participate varies by region and can be found on the website.

Corbis is proud to currently be the only global partner for Portfolio Night 7. In addition to sponsoring the event worldwide, Corbis will provide global digital imagery for the event web-casts as well as provide onsite support to help students network with the world’s leading advertising professionals.

Portfolio Night 7 hosts include Leo Burnett in Lisbon, David & Goliath in Los Angeles, PJA Advertising in San Francisco, SOCOM in Quebec City, Complot in Barcelona, Sid Lee in Montreal and Amsterdam, Gertrude in Chicago, ADCI in Milan. Portfolio Night 7 Media Partner is Leurzer’s Archive.

About Corbis

Corbis is a leading visual media provider for the creative community, licensing the widest array of award-winning contemporary, historical and entertainment photography as well as extensive collections of acclaimed illustration and footage. Its imagery is seen everyday around the world in advertising, media, publishing and corporate communications. Corbis is headquartered in Seattle with 15 offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.corbis.com

About Portfolio Night

Started in 2002, Portfolio Night 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2009, in approx 20 cities and 15 countries around the world.



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