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2022 AWARD School heads announced

2022 AWARD School heads announced

AWARD School has today announced its school heads for 2022, welcoming six highly acclaimed creatives who will make their debut as industry leaders helping to guide the next wave of outstanding creative talent in Australia. Taking on the joint role of National and NSW...

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ACA’s road to accreditation

ACA’s road to accreditation

Hannah Sturrock, National Head of Engagement, Advertising Council Australia Advertising Council Australia (ACA) is committed to advancing the practice, reputation and influence of the advertising industry through career development, championing creativity, and...

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Q&A with Matthew Chen, AWARD School 2021 National Top Student

Q&A with Matthew Chen, AWARD School 2021 National Top Student

1) What were the highlights of AWARD School for you?  A cliché answer, but the truth is the people. I think this makes a lot of sense since being creative is such a human quality. Not only do you get to hear from and pick the brains of the creatives who have been...

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Matthew Chen named AWARD School 2021 National Top Student

Matthew Chen named AWARD School 2021 National Top Student

Victorian Matthew Chen has been named AWARD School 2021 National Top Student as part of an interstate virtual ceremony live streamed on Facebook on Tuesday night to celebrate the industry’s brightest new talent. Matthew emerged as the winner ahead of more than 208...

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124 Finalists in Round One of 2021 Australian Effie Awards

124 Finalists in Round One of 2021 Australian Effie Awards

Following a rigorous round of online judging by 156 industry experts, Advertising Council Australia today announced that 124 finalists from 38 agencies on behalf of 55 clients have made it into Round Two of the Australian Effie Awards. Finalists will now compete for...

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AWARD School Super Jury 2021 announced

AWARD School Super Jury 2021 announced

The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced the line-up of Australian and international ‘Super Jurors’ who will select the 2021 AWARD School national winner. This year’s Super Jury line-up includes an exceptional group of...

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Q&A with Emily Colman, Strategy Director, The Brand Agency

Q&A with Emily Colman, Strategy Director, The Brand Agency

Emily Colman's career has spanned roles across all facets of agency life, from account management, media planning, and for the last half of her career, strategy. She is the one of the facilitators for AdSchool's Core Strategic Planning course taking place over eight...

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Q&A with Meg Coffey, Founder, State of Social

Q&A with Meg Coffey, Founder, State of Social

State of Social (SOS21) is building up to be one of the biggest social media and digital marketing conferences in Asia Pacific, taking place in Perth this year on August 24 and 25. This year’s theme is ‘Chaos’ with breakout sessions and workshops run by leading...

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2021 AWARD School Legendary Lesson impresses top creatives

2021 AWARD School Legendary Lesson impresses top creatives

More than 36 creative leaders from Australia and around the world came together virtually last week with all 2021 AWARD School students for the second annual AWARD School Legendary Lesson. Among the many creative legends who took part in the unique AWARD School...

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Rare secrets to success

Rare secrets to success

Perth agency and ACA member Rare has been a finalist or runner-up for the Agency of the Year title at the WA Campaign Brief Awards for most of its 16-year existence. The agency was runner-up last year, but this year was Rare’s time to be added to the prestigious roll...

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ACA augments Board with new roles and appointments

ACA augments Board with new roles and appointments

In a demonstration of its continued confidence in a robust future, Advertising Council Australia (ACA) today announced key changes to the make-up of its Board, boosting the number of directors and for the first time electing two Deputy Chairs. Current Board members...

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IPA Business and Agency Leadership: throw yourself in!

IPA Business and Agency Leadership: throw yourself in!

Emily Pockley, Client Partner, AJF Partnership, was one of this year’s delegates at what is renowned as a ‘gold standard’ IPA course. Here she shares her thoughts on an immersive and transformative experience.  The three-day residential IPA Business and Agency...

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ACA launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

ACA launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

Advertising Council Australia today launched its inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), the first ever RAP for the Australian advertising industry. Today’s launch follows the RAP’s formal endorsement by Reconciliation Australia, and has been marked with a...

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Words of planning wisdom from Iona Macgregor

Words of planning wisdom from Iona Macgregor

AdSchool’s Advanced Strategic Planning course gets underway in Sydney on 22 April. We were lucky enough to get some time with Iona Macgregor, Strategy Partner at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, who is this year’s course facilitator and who generously shared some of her...

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42nd AWARD Awards jurors announced

42nd AWARD Awards jurors announced

The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced the full line up of jurors for the 42nd AWARD Awards.A total of 90 leading creatives from Australia and around the world will be tasked with selecting the 42nd AWARD Awards winners in...

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2021 Effie Awards Call for Entries opens

2021 Effie Awards Call for Entries opens

Advertising Council Australia has today launched the 2021 Australian Effie Awards, issuing the marketing community with a challenge to demonstrate its resourcefulness, resilience and the power of great advertising in the teeth of the COVID pandemic.ACA CEO Tony Hale...

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