CDs gather to boost creativity in Hong Kong

Simon Handford.jpgOgilvy, the official city host of Portfolio Night 8 in Hong Kong, held a portfolio review on Friday night with 21 top local creative directors aimed at fostering a greater creative atmosphere within the community while nurturing and inspiring the next generation of young creative talent.
Portfolio Night is the largest advertising portfolio review in the world. This is the eighth year that creative directors in separate locations review the portfolios of upcoming creative youth simultaneously. Including Hong Kong, there are a total of 39 cities hosting the event this year. Ogilvy is the host city at 23 of them.
In a set-up similar to 'speed dating', young creatives eager to exhibit their advertising portfolios had an opportunity to meet and discuss their works with three top creative directors in Hong Kong. Sixty-three registered up and coming creative talents were paired randomly with 21 top creative directors in Hong Kong from different agencies so that they could gain first-hand professional advice and direction on how to improve their portfolios.
The creative directors attending this year's function included:
Simon Handford, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising (pictured above)
Sandy Chan, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising
Adrian Lam, Creative Director, Euro RSCG Worldwide
Alvin Lim, Creative Director, OgilvyOne Worldwide
CC Tang, Chairman Hong Kong, Chief Creative Officer, Greater China, Euro RSCG Worldwide
Chris Kyme, Director, Kymechow
Danny Ma, Creative Director, Chan Tsang Wong Chu & Mee
Eugene Tsoh, Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising
Francis Chung, Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising
Jeffry Gamble, Executive Creative Director, DDB Worldwide Limited
Joanne Chau & Joanna Gunn, Lane Crawford
Keith Ho, Executive Creative Director, Grey Hong Kong
Milker Ho, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett Limited
Ming Chan, Group Creative Director, JWT
Nicholas Hong, Creative Director, Grey Hong Kong
Paul Ho, Associate Creative Director, OgilvyAction
Shayne Pooley, Executive Creative Director, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Thierry Halbroth, Executive Creative Director, McCann-Erickson - Cathay Pacific Central Team
Timothy Chan, Group Creative Director, JWT
Wen Louie, Creative Director, Leo Burnett Limited
Willde Ng, Think Without Thinking
"As a host organizer this year, we are proud to have so many top creative directors join us. We thank them for their valuable participation and, hopefully, the students who were here tonight have been inspired by their professional advice. This was a night to celebrate and exchange ideas and I am sure those who attended have gained valuable insight and experience," said Handford.

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