I Won an Xbox at IHAVEANIDEA
After a very busy day of meetings and wheeling and dealing I joined my good friends at IHAVEANIDEA for some drinks and schmoozing at Veritas. Every couple of months I get together with the usual suspects in the Ad game just to shoot the breeze and talk about what’s new and exciting in this thing of ours.
The last few meetups were sponsored by Microsoft Advertising and each time I showed up there was a draw for a new Xbox 360 with a Kinect! Of course Alfred of IHAVEANIDEA would not let the damned thing out of his site so stealing it was not an option and I was fresh out of chloroform-soaked rags so I had to play it fair and square. As I was telling the people around me how great it would be if one of won the XBOX with Kinect I heard someone say “The winner of the XBOX is Michael Nus!” and just laughed thinking someone was playing a joke. No joke, I got the XBOX and I must give my humble thank you to Microsoft Advertising and IHAVEANIDEA.
If you’re in the Ad game and just want to relax and network a bit, apply to become a member and see you at the next IHAVEANIDEA meetup. They also do a great event a few times a year called “Portfolio Night” where you can bring your creative portfolio – be you a copywriter, art director, designer etc – and have work on it with the very people who would see it at an interview for some of the most respected agencies around.
At its core, Portfolio Night is an event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. While the evening has been jokingly called “speed-dating for creatives”, it’s really much more than that. In the nine years since its inception, Portfolio Night has grown to be a global event, reaching creative hubs in every continent in an evening where the best of the present meets the best of the years to come.
Creative Niche, a favourite creative recruiter of mine is heavily involved in Portfolio Night so you should keep your eyes open for the next one and sign up. Give Creative Niche a jangle and let them help you find your next great gig in the sky!
See you at Portfolio Night….that is as long as I can tear myself away from the Xbox 360.