If you were given 60-seconds to sell yourself for a paid internship by answering a random question like “What is the most important part of a sandwich,” how would you do?
As part of our commitment to finding and educating talent about our industry, we are participating in The New York Times’ fourth annual The Big Ad Gig and we’re pretty excited. The Big Ad Gig’s mission is to help foster a diverse, undiscovered pool of creativetalent and expose them to some of the top names in the business today.
The competition takes place in October duringAdvertising Week and eight winners earn a 30-day paid position at a top agency. This year, these rising stars could grab a job at the New York office of Deutsch, as well as Atmosphere Proximity, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Ogilvy and co:collective.
Applicants will take part in a 60-second video interview with very random video questions (“Teach me how to Dougie,” anyone?) to move on to the competition. They’ll then go on to create a campaign judged by six industry pros (Rob Reilly, Tiffany Rolfe, Stewart Krull, Calle Sjoenell, Priscilla Natkins and myself), and New York Times reporter Stuart Elliott.
The entry process ends Monday, August 27 at midnight, so if you know anyone looking to break into our biz send them to www.thebigadgig.com/.
We’re looking forward to the event, and more so to whomever our intern will be—and we’ll make sure the winner posts a few pieces for the blog about the competition as well as their internship at Deutsch.