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How can I get face time with CDs to review my work?

I’m a copywriter who has just moved to Toronto. I’m basically from Bombay and I’ve also done a short stint in Dubai. I’m looking to have my copybook reviewed by creative directors in Toronto. What is the best way to go about it?
Most CDs ask to leave the copybook behind. However, I prefer …

My own small company preaches “teamwork”, practices exclusion

I have been in advertising for 12 years and I set up a creative-only outfit with two other people, who do not have an advertising background.
For some time now, one of my partners acts as de facto creative director though her role clearly is to bring in new business. When I had a chat …

Can an ad be not “international” enough for Cannes?

I, along with my friend, have won the nationwide ad contest conducted by ECO India, affiliate of ECO US. Ours is a TV commercial having a national appeal in India. The idea was extremely appreciated by all. We did it in colloboration with O&M India (Mumbai office). It is going to be …

Canadian vs. American ad schools

I am looking at ad design schools right now and have contacted many. It seems, from what I’ve found, that the schools in the US (Miami Ad School, Chicago portfolio school, VCU Adcenter in Richmond Virginia) offer much more than the schools in Canada do. the US schools seem to offer more …

CDs think I want a job; I just want to talk (for now)

I am 2nd year creative student that has some concerns about which art direction path I would like to follow.
A professor that I have great admiration for suggested speaking with industry people.
That’s a great idea, but Art Directors and Creative Directors can smell a student a mile away. They get our scent and right …

Looking for a headhunter with a global reach

I’m looking for a creative headhunter that can place me globally…perhaps the USA. Any Suggestions? I discovered the site you listed as Black Bag, however they seem to represent only Canada.
Not a while lot of those around. The only one we could find that seemed to help ad people find work …

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About Jancy

'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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