I have always wanted to check out an Advertising Event & thanks to Live In Style, got a chance to attend the 'Portfolio Night 11' hosted by JWT, Mumbai on 22nd May.
As soon as we entered the JWT Office, we were welcomed to have a drink at the bar. The bar sponsored by United Spirits -Black Dog was well stocked with different kinds of spirits and the bar tenders also came up with their own signature cocktails.
After having our 1st drink, we went to check out the participation area. It was loaded with many young aspirants who had an opportunity to showcase their creativity to the advertising stalwarts present there and in turn get feedback from them.
There were a total 31 creative heads and around 90 creative executives. Each creative head met with three aspirants to assess each of their portfolios and share their feedback. If a Creative Head liked any of the Creative's work, they would blow a Horn, and a huge round of applause would follow from the audiences.
Another USP of the event was the launch of the Portfolio Night All Stars. It’s a contest where one person from each of the 24 centres where the event is being held will get a chance to compete at the big event in New York
While drinks and starters kept flowing, I also had a chance to keep tweeting about the event. The big screen at the venue showcased the latest tweets about the event and it was nice moment to see my own tweet up on the big screen
One of the best moments was getting a picture with Piyush Pandey, the Executive Chairman & National Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather. The famous lyricist, screenwriter and advertising copywriter Prasoon Joshi was present too.
Overall this is one event you would love to attend if you want to check out the Top advertising Gurus.
Article By: Milton Ribeiro