The one about a banana, a condom and a placement!

Have you heard the one about how a banana and a condom helped a young creative get a placement at a city centre agency? That’s just one of the many stories of our hugely successful Portfolio Review Night! Challenged by an agency to get a photo of a condom on a banana, our enterprising young […]

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Join us for our Portfolio Review Night

Have your book critiqued by some of the best creative thinkers in Manchester at our Portfolio Review Night. What is Portfolio Review Night? Portfolio Review Night allows you to get valuable feedback and honest, practical advice on your portfolio, as well as making new connections with some of the most influential figures in the North […]

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Opinion: My response to Total Jobs ‘Rise of the Northern Pound’

Total Jobs recently released a paper entitled ‘The Rise of the Northern Pound’. The report delved into what motivates people to move from London to the north as well as how much bang for our buck we’re getting up North. The main headline was the northern pound goes 20% further than it does in London. […]

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Two+Two 2019 – Talking Organ Donation

Two+Two this year was exhilarating and intense, with an inspiring brief to get people talking about their wishes to be an organ donor.  Over 150 students from Universities across the North formed 30 competing teams and we had 48 mentors, leaders and judges from 20 agencies helping them. There were so many brilliant ideas and […]

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Preparing for a New Year Job Hunt in December!

At this time of year, we usually expect work to die down a little for us, what with Christmas quickly approaching and our clients and candidates having other, festive, things on their mind.  It’s usually not until January when we begin to see a wealth of new job vacancies and new candidate applications, too. However, […]

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Pitches Are Simple

The one thing to know when pitching. There’s an old myth that when pitching for the old British Rail business, one agency invited the client to sit in a sh*t hole of a lobby. The receptionists ignored them, cigarette butts were stubbed on the floor and bins resembled landfill sites. After being kept waiting for […]

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Getting Started is More Important than Getting it Right

In the 3rd of our series of guest blogs, Katie Coombes, mentor and trainer to creative agencies, explains why Getting Started is More Important than Getting it Right… ‘We’re still in the planning stage’. ‘We’re not rushing it’. ‘We need to do lots of research’. ‘I’m not launching till it’s 100% right’. ‘People will think […]

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The Impostor Delusion

In the second of our series of guest blogs, Phil Lewis, mentor and advisor to select creative industry businesses explains The Impostor Delusion…   For about the 255th time in the last 2 years, last week I witnessed another squeaky protest from the creative community about unpaid work. In fairness, this one was at least backed up […]

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