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Press Releases   ·   May 9, 2012

NEW YORK – (May 9, 2012) – IHAVEANIDEA, the community of the international advertising industry, is proud to announce that its Founder Ignacio Oreamuno has been named Executive Director of the Art Directors Club (ADC). Oreamuno is the first foreigner and the youngest Executive Director ever to lead the ADC.

Oreamuno has been charged with globalizing and redefining the purpose of the ADC, and ushering it into a new era relevant to the ever-changing advertising, visual communications and creative industries. His companies, IHAVEANIDEA, Portfolio Night and the Tomorrow Awards, will be integrated into the fabric of the ADC.

“The industry should have high expectations for what we will change and accomplish in the coming months. The synergy of current ADC programs like the ADC Awards, ADC Young Guns, and the ADC Hall of Fame combined with Portfolio Night, IHAVEANIDEA and the Tomorrow Awards will result in a more active Club and more valuable membership for all current and future ADC members,” Oreamuno said. “My door is always open to ADC members,” he added.

Oreamuno brings more than ten years of experience in the advertising industry. A former Junior Art Director at Ogilvy Toronto, Oreamuno left Ogilvy to focus on building his advertising intellectual archive, IHAVEANIDEA ( – now one of the most important advertising publications in the industry. During the decade-long run of IHAVEANIDEA, Oreamuno founded Portfolio Night (, the world’s largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review and recruitment event, and a door through which many of the industry’s top talent entered the business. After many years of working for major award shows including the Clio Awards, D&AD and Andy Awards, Oreamuno launched the Tomorrow Awards (, the first-ever international award show to abolish all categories, focus on truly forward-thinking work, and use an inclusive public judging system to help the industry embrace and understand change in advertising and communications. Named one of Marketing Magazine’s “Ones to Watch Under 30,” Oreamuno is known for traveling the world to network with international agencies and top industry leaders, and will aim to bring those connections to the ADC.

The Art Directors Club is one of the oldest of its kind in North America. Founded in 1920 by Louis Pedlar to hold advertising art to the same high standards as fine art, the ADC is a gathering place for leaders in visual communication and funds programs to Connect, Provoke and Elevate creative professionals around the world.

“We look at this as an alliance of sorts – while Ignacio is our youngest director ever, he’s been incredibly busy in the last decade,” said Art Directors Club President Benjamin Palmer, also Co-Founder and CEO of the Barbarian Group. “The properties he brings to the table will be crucial to the club in promoting our mission to a global audience.  We’re lucky to have him for his endless enthusiasm and worldwide network of the most amazing people working in the industry today, and his extraordinary ability to find young talent and nurture it.”

Oreamuno’s appointment is effective immediately. He will be based out of New York City and the ADC’s global headquarters office. For further information, please contact Director of IHAVEANIDEA Brianna Graves.

Founded in 1920, the Art Directors Club ( is the premier organization for leaders in visual communication, boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world.  A not-for-profit membership organization, the ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas.  The ADC provides a forum for creatives of all levels in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to explore the direction of these rapidly converging industries.

IHAVEANIDEA ( is the community of the international advertising industry, one of the oldest and longest running websites dedicated to advertising. Founded in 2001 by Ignacio Oreamuno, IHAVEANIDEA was conceived as an online intellectual archive for passionate advertising professionals to share their knowledge and experience, challenge the norms, and collectively push each other with the belief that such an exchange would benefit all within the advertising industry.

Portfolio Night ( is an annual event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. In the ten years since its inception, Portfolio Night has grown to a global event, reaching creative hubs in nearly every continent in an evening where the best of the present meets the best of the years to come. Now in its milestone tenth year, Portfolio Night brings together thousands of young creatives, hundreds of creative directors and dozens of host agencies in cities around the world, along with key Global Partners, all in a “one night only” event across the planet.

The Tomorrow Awards ( is an international advertising award show dedicated to discovering, showcasing and awarding advertising creativity that pushes new technological boundaries. Unique to the industry, The Tomorrow Awards is the first-ever international award show to abolish all categories as it seeks to educate the industry about new technologies and creative possibilities through an inclusive public judging system.

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