Mar 17 - 2010

Memac Ogilvy Bahrain to support aspiring designers with the inaugural Portfolio Night 8

Memac Ogilvy & Mather Bahrain will host the Kingdom’s inaugural Portfolio Night 8 on Thursday May 20. The event, which will take place concurrently with more than 30 cities worldwide, is designed to provide aspiring designers with an introduction to the Kingdom’s top creative directors..

Portfolio Night 8 is the largest simultaneous advertising portfolio review ever held in the world. The event helps students and aspiring young creatives around the world break into the advertising industry as top creative directors from each participating city will review work and provide constructive feedback.

“The advertising industry is based on talent and creative thinking. At Memac Ogilvy & Mather we wish to encourage young designers to look at the industry as a great career choice and this event will give aspiring Bahrainis and other creatives the opportunity to kick start their career in this dynamic industry,” explained Ghassan Boujacli, Managing Director, Memac Ogilvy & Mather Bahrain. “It is a privilege to be chosen as one of seven Memac Ogilvy offices in the Middle East region and 16 Ogilvy offices around the world to host this event which will increase the talent pool in Bahrain.”

The evening is open to young local Arabic and non Arabic speaking students who are enrolled in advertising programmes, recent graduates and up-and-coming creatives. All young designers will have the opportunity to speak with three world-class creative directors.

Portfolio Night 8 hosted by Memac Ogilvy will take place for the first time this year in Bahrain, Kuwait, Cairo and Jeddah while Beirut, Dubai and Tunisia will host the event for the second consecutive year.

Portfolio Night 8 is organised by ihaveanidea, the world’s first and largest community of the international advertising industry. Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide is one of the global partners and will host 16 of the Portfolio Night events globally.