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Copywriting: Brandcenter vs. MAS?

Dear sweet, wise, and generous Jancy, I am currently an undergraduate who is currently conducting an obsessive amount of research about “finishing schools”. Like many who decide to travel down the creative path, I’ve zeroed in on the Brandcenter at VCU and MAS (preferably the San Francisco location).
I intend to go into a copywriting …

Writing or art direction: which school to choose?

Hi there! I know you’ve had alot of questions regarding these schools (Humber and OCAD), and I have yet another one for you! At this point, I can’t choose between art direction and writing. I would like to do both, or at least have training in both and decide later. My question is, …

How important is an MBA?

I am currently working on an MBA with a concentration in Marketing. I have several years experience directing and editing commercials on a local level. As I will be 30 when I get done with my MBA I am not (at the moment) planning on going to a school like Miami Ad School or …

My parents prefer an MBA over ad school

I just finished my first quarter in the Art Direction program at Miami Ad School in Minneapolis. I have a BA in Marketing and before I began the program, I was working as an account rep in the Marketing Department for a company in the Twin Cities. I was miserable. I …

Should I add a Masters to my work experience?

I’ve been working as an art director for about 6 years in Asia. I’ve been thinking a lot about post-graduate programs and deep inside me wants a taste of it. My husband will relocate in North America where they offer a wonderful masters degree in advertising. I thought this may be the …

Moving from IT to the ad world

I completed a masters in information systems two years ago but I really have no interest to work in IT. After, I was fortunate enough to do a course in marketing and advertising (diploma level) only to find that I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately getting an internship let alone a job is …

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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