Student Resources

Category: Advertising

Advertising is one of the few industries that incorporates nearly every creative skill there is. It isn’t just about selling, it is about coming up with ideas that surprise, impress and amuse the audience. Find out a bit more about it here.

99u: Insights on Making Ideas Happen

Amazing intellectual/philosophical blog that really gets to the bottom of creativity and how to be creative

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Adfreak

Quirky, but brilliant website about all things media, pop culture, advertising and everything inbetween. Specialising in the quirkiest and greatest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos & package designs.

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AdMISSION Blog

This is an Institute of Professional Advertising (IPA) resource for young people with a useful guide covering numerous aspects and an up-to-date news & information blog on work experience, graduate schemes & information on advertising, go here. 

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adverblog

Adverblog was set up by a professional marketer who has a passion for interactive marketing. His  blog has become to place to post interesting or innovative interactive marketing campaigns that people see around and about.

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Arts Culture Media Jobs

 A simple but comprehensive job listing site for creative people looking for creative jobs! 

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Arts Hub

A nice online community providing job listings, news and information. Lots of what you need in one space. 

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Arts Thread

A vibrant site offering career info, portfolio upload functionality, advice and guidance, with the aim being to bridge the gap between education and the actual industry.

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Blog: Creative Something

A blog written by an American creative about creativity in terms of inspiration, tips and just general insights. 

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Creating a Mobile App: Tips & Ideas

An AMAZING presentation written by the Head of User Experience at the enormous ad agency, BBH, on designing a mobile app to a brief. 

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Creative Criminals

Check out this funky blog that gives you daily posts on the most creative advertisements from around the world. Great for inspiration and motivation!

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Creative Floor

Creative Floor connects creatives with creative agencies. Upload your work and agencies will contact you if they want to employ you for work. The Ideas Foundation has its own section on the site for you to get noticed! 

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Creative Jobs

A simple, but effective site that lists permanent, contract and freelance jobs in the creative industries.

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Creative Match

A site for creative, both professionals and those in the making.

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Creative Pool

A comprehensive jobs and career advice service for creatives. There are job listings and a CV and portfolio database. 

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Creative Times

Showcase your work and keep up to date with this site by creatives and for creatives. It aims to showcase the best work in the industry. 

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Creativity & 10 Tips on Brainstorming

M & C Saatchi have put together this amazing resource on Creativity & their top 10 tips on brainstorming. Amazing! 

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D&AD

One of the most popular sites for students and graduates, this is a design and advertising community site with student awards and competitions.

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Diagonal Thinking Self- Assessment

The Diagonal Thinking Self-assessment is an online tool, designed to aid recruitment into the advertising and communication industries.’ Try it yourself...

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Future Rising: Creative Industries Careers Guide

This is a fantastic resource from our partner organisation Future Rising, covering numerous industries and advice on how to go about getting a job. WARNING! While being interviewed, some industry contributors got so excited they used a naughty word or two...

 

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Future Rising: Creative Industries Careers Guide

This is a fantastic resource from our partner organisation Future Rising. It covers the Advertising, Branding, Design, Marketing and Media industries and contains a number of personal features and advice on how to go about getting a job.

WARNING! While being interviewed, some industry contributors got so excited they used a naughty word or two...

 

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Jobs in Advertising....

There are lots of different types of jobs within the advertising world. You don’t have to be great at drawing to succeed in the creative sector. Find out about the many varied jobs here....

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Media Smart

Website for Primary schools with free educational resources about advertising, media, gaming and more. 

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Shots

This website is an industry essential. Set up in 1990, it is the foremost source of information for the industry, posting up daily examples of the most recent, most up-to-date campaigns.

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Storytime Hangout

Penguin & BBH creatied this free Google + app that allows you to create amazing animations! Use to illustrate ideas etc! 

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The Different Roles in Advertising

Check out SBTV's Jamal Edwards as he finds out more about the roles within advertising

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The Drum

This site gives you the latest in marketing and media, with a daily newsletter that will keep you up to date with everything you need to know

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The Ideas Industry

Media Citizens have created a series of films documenting diversity within the advertising industry, in collaboration with CleverPeeps and The Ideas Foundation

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The Process of Answering a Brief

This PDF splits answering the brief into bitesize chunks helping you to understand the process

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Tips on How to Tackle a Brief

Check out this special I Am Creative video with expert tips on how to tackle a brief

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What is Advertising?

Check out this download that defines and explains everything advertising

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What's a Campaign?

A student friendly guide to explain exactly what a campaign is. This guide outlines how the agencies will solve a business problem by creating a campaign for a brand.

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YCN: Awards, programmes & content

Awards, briefs, professional deveopment programmes and content to inspire and empower emerging creative talent. 

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Young Creative Council

Check out this blog from a group of young advertising creatives who post blogs every day to inspired creativity and ideas generation. They share everything they see that is creative and has the potential to inspire. Worth a read!

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