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Portfolio Night 9 Annual

Portfolio Night 9 Annual
By IHAVEANIDEA

On Thursday, May 26th, 2011, as the sun set over 21 world-class cities across the globe, the ninth annual edition of Portfolio Night came to life. Thousands of aspiring creatives met with hundreds of esteemed creative directors. The goal of these young hopefuls was simple: to wow the world with their talent, or at least glean some sage advice to help them wow in the very near future.

For the third consecutive year, the IHAVEANIDEA team invited everyone who participated in Portfolio Night to submit their very best work, in hopes of gracing the pages of what has become a tradition: the official Portfolio Night annual.

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Thirty Rooms To Hide In / Paperback

Thirty Rooms To Hide In / Paperback
Insanity, Addiction, and Rock 'n' Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic
By Luke Longstreet Sullivan

“’The Shining’ . . . but funnier.”

That's how the author describes his memoir “Thirty Rooms To Hide In: Insanity, Addiction, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic.”

It's the story of six boys growing up in a great dark house in Minnesota, as the father – a respected surgeon – goes slowly insane. With winters raging outside and the father raging within, it is their mother's protection that allows the boys to have a wildly fun, thoroughly dysfunctional time growing up. With dark humor as the coin of their realm, and the Beatles as true north on their compass of Cool, the band of brothers make movies, start a rock & roll group, and wise-crack their way though a grim landscape of Eisenhower's Cold War, fallout shelters, JFK's assassination, and their father's insanity.

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Strong Enough For A Man

How To Train Ideas To Come When They’re Called
Notes and Advice For Young People in Advertising
By Suzanne Pope

In this book, I’m hoping to impart some useful information about advertising ideas and how one arrives at them. I’m hoping this information will bring comfort and peace and a touch more confidence. Not to you, of course, because I know that you personally have no particular anxiety about your ability to produce great ideas on demand. No, the advice that follows has been prepared so that you might pass it on to some deserving friend or colleague or classmate. Perhaps you have someone in mind already. Perhaps it’s the young woman of your acquaintance, the one who is certain that she’s a hack, who knows that the two decent ads in her book were flukes that will not be repeated. Or maybe it’s the young man who studies old show annuals like the Torah because he privately knows he has no interesting ideas of his own. What I hope to do for these friends of yours is to persuade them that there are practical steps one can take to generate ideas that are good and maybe even great. I want them to understand that, yes, there is magic involved in creativity, but the magic is accessible to even the most discouraged among us, even if we’ve never won an award and don’t think we ever will.

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Strong Enough For A Man

Strong Enough For A Man
An Assortment Of Thoughts From Some The Best Female Creative Directors
By AdWomen & IHAVEANIDEA

Strong Enough For A Man is the result of a nearly year-long effort by AdWomen, a Bilbao, Spain based initiative to recognize the important contribution of women to the global advertising industry, and ihaveanidea, “the community of the international advertising industry.” It is a union of both organizations’ passions to celebrate and educate creatives the world over.

Within the pages of this book, you will find very inspiring insights from some of the most respected female creative directors in the world. Some are funny, some are provocative, some offer opinions that you’ll agree with 100%, while others will have you shaking your fist saying “that’s not right!” No matter your reaction, you’ll be sure to take away something from every single creative star in this book.

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CD:Y0

CD:Y0
Creative Director: Year Zero
By IHAVEANIDEA

How does one become a creative director in an advertising agency? If you are looking for a simplistic and somewhat cynical answer, it’s a pretty easy task; you start off as a copywriter or art director and you make great ads. Do this long enough and you get promoted. Get enough promotions and they eventually make you management, usually to justify your pay raises. Creative directors are probably the only people in an agency whose job is completely different from the job that got them there. Prior to becoming one, all they had to do was string together some snappy words and stick them on a pretty picture. They’ve never had to lead, to delegate, to inspire, to make decisions that effect the lives of their once equals. You’d think they’d all crash and burn with all of this new responsibility.

But they don’t all crash and burn. Many of them rise to the challenge and adapt quickly — if not smoothly — to this new chapter in their lives. Some even become better at managing talent than they ever were at crafting a half-decent toothpaste campaign.

Creative Director: Year Zero is a compilation of stories from various CDs about how they made the switch from mere "creative" to "creative director", and the challenges faced and lessons they learned in the process.

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Portfolio Night 8 Annual

Portfolio Night 8 Annual
By IHAVEANIDEA

The 2010 Portfolio Night Annual represents some of the very best of the next generation of advertising and design talent from Portfolio Night 8, and includes creatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Lebanon, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Watch out for these people; this may be the first time in their careers that they are officially celebrated, but it certainly won’t be their last.

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Portfolio Night 7 Annual

Portfolio Night 7 Annual
By IHAVEANIDEA

This annual, the first of what we hope will become a Portfolio Night tradition, showcases the very best work from PN7's attendees, from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Malaysia, Portugal and Singapore and the US.

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