24 May 2016

You Are Your Book

Miami Ad School Toronto is here. Our newest location opens July 4th.

Aman Gulati • Director @ Miami Ad School Toronto

you-are-your-book-compositepngjohn st., a TO advertising agency, created a series of print ads to welcome Miami Ad School Toronto to the Canadian market. The print ads (above)  showcase popular work created by rock stars in the industry, but you don’t know what the rock stars look like, right? That’s because creatives in the industry are known for their work, not their faces. That’s why your portfolio is so important.


The Toronto campus is a loft-style workspace inside The Burroughes Building and is surrounded by the historic Art & Design district.

Classes at Miami Ad School Toronto have not even begun and already it's made history. Not only is it the first Canadian location, but Miami Ad School Toronto also made Canadian insurance history by being the first school to cover the general liability of students (as required by national law) outside of the country—in agencies or other Miami Ad School locations. This affords Toronto students the same opportunity to study and intern in other world advertising capitals that every Miami Ad School student has. Spending quarters away—and being exposed to different markets and cultures—is a big part of the Miami Ad School experience that should not be missed. It's a mind-expanding journey like no other.

Stephen Jurisic, Partner/Executive Creative Director and founder of creative agency, john st., will be the creative chairman of Miami Ad School Toronto. He will be responsible for going through applications, sourcing instructors and ongoing mentoring for the students. He is also teaching this quarter’s “Ideas First – Brainstorming Techniques” class. john st. also did some amazing pro bono creative work for us – you can check it out here. It’s safe to say that Toronto students will be in great creative hands.

In addition, Miami Ad School Toronto secured partnerships with Westside Studio, Canada’s leading photography and video studio, for all of our still and motion picture instructional needs for classes such as Digital Photography and Video Storytelling. Partnerships with Google Canada are in place for our Strategy & Planning Boot Camp, giving an extra edge to future planners and strategists by learning Google's powerful enterprise tools from the source itself.

Here’s a sneak peek. Some of the instructors for the upcoming Boot Camp will be:

  • Brent Nelsen • Managing Partner, SVP Director of Planning @ Leo Burnett Canada
  • Bob Shanks • Founding Partner @ Grip Limited
  • Dean McBeth • Group Planning Director @ Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Dino Demopoulos • Senior VP, Head of Strategy @ DDB Toronto
  • Jay Chaney • Chief Strategy Officer @ Cossette

With this roster of industry professionals, its easy to see how  Miami Ad School's Account Planning Boot Camps are the most successful programs of their type in the world. 

We are excited to announce that our first quarter ever will begin on July 4th in Toronto’s bustling Queen West neighbourhood. We can’t wait to welcome all of the square pegs, eccentrics and misfits to the global family.

Haven’t applied yet? The time is now—registration closes May 31. Contact us with any questions or application inquiries! 



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