Advertising Unlocked

Student placement success

In October 2017 a group of 10 students from third year illustration signed up for attendance at an event running across the UK  called Advertising Unlocked.

Advertising Unlocked was a unique Open House event where top UK agencies opened their doors to those curious about a career in advertising.

Visitors had an opportunity to learn about the wide range of creative and production roles in an exciting industry which makes everything from high profile adverts (like the John Lewis Christmas TV ads) to bus stop posters, public health campaigns, web banners and much more.

We had most students attend an event at McCann Manchester – (which is actually based in Cheshire just outside Macclesfield). As part of the day the agency set all the students who attended the event a challenge and offered a negotiated paid 2 week internship as a prize for the most successful applicant.

We are pleased to announce that both Alexandra Boocock and Amy Needham from third year were both successful and will be undertaking the placements in mid November. In addition Ella Brown has also been offered further work experience later in the year. Great opportunities to see how the creative sector operates and the variety of roles that exist within these organisations.

McCann Manchester

Thank you to Jeff McCarthy Senior Lecturer, Digital Marketing at MMU for bringing this event to our attention.

Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.