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Who We Are:

The AWARD School Alumni was created to foster young creativity in Sydney and inspire the talent of tomorrow. Our aim is to keep AWARD School graduates in contact with each other, the industry, and their creativity with a network that extends its opportunities beyond graduation. 

What We Do:

AWARD School Alumni hosts industry relevant speaker events in some of the most exciting agencies in Sydney. Each event is themed around topics and issues important to those starting out in the industry and hosted by some of the leaders in advertising and other creative ventures.

What happened in October:

‘You Can’t Ask An ECD That’, was the first event in the series. We encouraged AWARD School Alumni and industry peers to ask questions ranging from the bizarre to outrageous, that perhaps they previously were too timid to ask an ECD.

Chaired by Wilf Sweetland, managing director, The Sweetshop, the event featured a speaker panel of some of Australia’s leading creative minds:

Ben Coulson, CCO, Clemenger BBDO Sydney
Tara Ford, ECD, DDB Sydney
Mike Spirkovski, CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
Rebecca Carrasco, former head Facebook Creative Shop ANZ

Brendan Willenberg, NSW AWARD School head, and creative director at Clemenger BBDO Sydney stated: “Keeping students engaged and connected with peers and the industry will play a big role in ensuring our past students can crack that all important first job.”

Ben Coulson, chief creative officer, Clemenger BBDO Sydney added: “The Alumni is such an important initiative. Cracking the industry is tough and even tougher for a fresh-faced grad. Being able to help out and keep creative minds interested in our industry will be in all of our best interests.”


What's next:

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