Gift Wrap My Face has solved the problem of boring wrapping paper across the world!
If your mom is like my mom, she frequently shares videos with you. People share videos as a way of staying connected. It's a way of sending someone a little message that says, "I was thinking of you. You were on my mind and this cool, unbelievable, beautiful (enter the appropriate descriptor) video reminds me of you."
If you can't decide what career is right for you it’s very likely you'll thrive, grow, bloom and even flourish in a creative career in advertising, design, social media or content creation because these fields incorporate a little of everything: creativity, business, innovation, story-telling, technology, photography, psychology…
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. These three very awarded individuals have never shared the stage together. They are the leaders of the 2015 Agency of the Year, 2015 Agency Network of the Year and the 2015 Multicultural Agency of the Year. Come hear how they led their companies to record growth and creative recognition with their work for Nike, Beats Music, Coke, Lego and McDonald's.
"We remember our "first times" more than any other. In a sense Portfolio Center was my first kiss: I was young, dumb and very lucky but the kiss was sweet and unforgettable. What a gift to my life to be back where it all started." – Ron Seichrist, Founder of Portfolio Center & Miami Ad School
This year the Cannes Future Lions competition challenged students all over the world to come up with their most innovative ideas. The judges reviewed over 1,800 entries and selected two winners from Miami Ad School San Francisco.
What will you learn? In 12 short-but-intense weeks you’ll learn to develop social media strategies and campaigns. You’ll have the skills you need to show your future employer you can build brands and manage clients social presence using social media. Each week your mentor will be a different social media expert. Instructors include professionals from Twitter, Facebook, Google and top agencies like MUH-TAY-ZIK HOFFER and CutWater.
Miami Ad School New York instructor and former senior creative at Ogilvy, Jeff Scardino, conducts an experiment to see what type a resumé will get him the most interviews. One of Jeff's resumés got eight responses and five interview requests. The other got a big fat nothing. Find out what he did to get agencies to contact him.
Learn to rapidly iterate and prototype ideas, as well deploy those ideas quickly in order to continue building on them with actionable user insights and feedback. Through Agile Methodology you will finally be able to create those "crown jewel" ideas.
Erik Saelems, Founder of Brandhome, and a large portion of his Antwerp, Belgium based creative team came to work with Miami Ad School's Innovation Lab. The Brandhome team spent a week coaching the students as they concepted and developed campaigns for 11 briefs. Watch the creative process at work in the Innovation Lab!
This year Soham Chatterjee is the most awarded student in the world. His copywriting skills have won him 79 national and international awards. Here he shares his thoughts on winning, working and advice for future creatives.
"Miami Ad School teaches people how to think creatively. There's nothing else in the world quite like this school which is why the placement rate for grads is close to 100%. I believe Miami Ad School is a critical part of the educational ecosystem for agencies and I want to contribute." - Barry Wacksman
The Pick of the Litter Competition recognizes genius account planning strategy. Present your award-winning work at the 4A's Strategy Festival October 4th!
Yachin has worked with J Crew, MCM, Milo Tricot, Maggie Jeans, WEB Denim and is a regular contributor for Essence Magazine. Find out the one unexpected skill he honed that led to his success.
A group of art direction and copywriting students created #liftthepornban. Their creative point of view imagines search results if porn was banned. See what would pop up on your computer screen if you were in India and typed your most kinky fetish into your browser’s search bar.
Miami Ad School first quarter students create videos and gifs that express their first week as a new student.
Out of 1,800 entries from all over the world this idea was selected as one of the best three and won the Future Lion. Picture it, you’re out having a few drinks with friends. How many times have you thought that those two beers would put you way under the legal limit? It’s ONLY two beers. With the SafeStamp campaign you no longer have to guess.
Join Miami Ad School and see San Francisco through your lens with the wind in your hair.
Everyone in the industry has heard of Cannes Lions but have you heard of Dannes Lions? Dannes Lions recognizes the top 100 agencies with this prestigious award for the funniest campaigns. Are you funny enough?
The best advice I received was from Mark D'Arcy, VP, Chief Creative Officer of Facebook Creative Shop. He said, "If you can’t find your perfect role in an agency go and create your own, change the game and make it yours." Hear more inspiring bits of wisdom from the brightest minds at the Cannes Lion Festival.
That's not Ron. (He doesn't look that good in a dress.) That's Pippa Seichrist, his wife and cofounder of Miami Ad School. She accepted the award on his behalf at the American Advertising Federation award show in Las Vegas. Find out the unlikely person who changed Ron's life forever and how Ron has paid it forward ever since.
Never eat alone again. Breakin’ Bread, a new app, takes those uncomfortable meals by yourself and turns them into a time of sharing and creativity.
Want the scoop on who to follow? Who's attending? We did too!
We bet these three videos will make you smile. Sometimes the silliest and most entertaining ideas are the best at building a brand.
In the original dinosaur blockbuster, Jurassic Park, technology allowed scientists to bring back the dinosaur. Amazing computer animation made the creatures look real. But two students at Miami Ad School Mumbai, toddlers when the first movie came out, didn’t need fancy CGI special effects for their idea to promote Jurassic World, the latest movie in the franchise.
Dave Droga is one of the hottest creatives in the world. While he is pretty darn cute, what makes him so hot is his creative mind and the work he and his ad agency, Droga5, creates. Later this month many of the world’s top art directors, copywriters, designers, strategists and developers will be in France for the Cannes Lions’ festival. (It's like the Cannes Film Festival but instead of the best movies, the Cannes Lions’ festival recognizes the power of creativity and celebrates the people shaping the future of creative brand communications.) Maddy Kramer, Miami Ad School graduate and Interactive Art Director at Latin Works, will be there too as part of See It Be It. Only 12 women creatives from all over the world were selected!
Students at Miami Ad School select their creative careers with advice and coaching from hundreds of brilliant, creative people. They have the jobs you dream of and teach you the skills you need to be hired in their companies. riCardo (That is not a typo, he spells his name that way) has had the coolest jobs. Hear the career advice he gave our students. It's the kind of career advice Miami Ad School students get everyday.
Why on earth did the co-founder of Miami Ad School give Portfolio Center a unicorn?
You'll find Miami Ad School students and grads at the best advertising agencies in the world but one agency has loved Miami Ad School the most. See the top five ad agencies that together have selected more than 2,557 of our students and grads for internships and jobs.
In today's innovation economy people are swamped with media, ideas and noise. Find out how to create ideas that will stand out, build brands and add value to peoples' lives.
Having Miami Ad School as a common link helped me land my first job in the film industry faster than I ever dreamed.
Even student ID photos are an opportunity to be creative. “Miami Ad School changed everything for me. It gave me entry into a world full of creative excellence, incredibly talented people to learn from and a platform to do my best and shine.” Rajivi Rao, copywriting student, India
The Creative Recruiters from Saatchi & Saatchi and VML have been big supporters of Miami Ad School for many years. They always attend our New York Portfolio Reviews to meet with our recent graduates. A couple of weeks ago we invited them to the school to give the students advice how to build a better school portfolio. Here are their top 10 portfolio tips.
Creating award-winning ideas is one way to get the attention of potential employers. Miami Ad School students are the most awarded in the world.
Student subletting and housing will never be the same. We're all too familiar with how difficult it can be to find housing when moving to different campuses or attending internships in other cities. Miami Ad School is excited to introduce The Network.
Ice cream sounds a whole lot better when it involves design and a good spoof.
“Miami Ad School provides an environment where students are constantly challenged to think creatively while FIU provides a analytical backdrop to help students make informed decisions based on the client brief. It’s really the best of both worlds.”
Collaboration in social media has never been more relevant, more needed, and it is changing the industry from within.
Our Innovation Team delivers the strategic thinking and creativity you are looking for. The Marketing Department at Irie Music Corporation shares their experience.
The Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University has created a "Miami Ad School Scholarship"! Become a creative leader.
David Steinberg and Casey Cordes, Apptigo Co-Founders, dreamed up a way to make dating all about personality. It’s a game. It’s the ultimate icebreaker. This app may lead to your next date, boyfriend/girlfriend or even a marriage proposal. Play SCORE and date the smart way.
I absolutely hated being a lawyer. Admitting to myself that my prior career was not going to make me a happy camper was step number one. From there was the big WTF do I do now? Here I am over a decade after graduating still very, very thankful for everything I learned at Miami Ad School!
The folks at Google know what they’re doing. I realized that Google makes mistakes and they embrace them. Why? Their goal is to do the best things possible and that can only be achieved by trying relentlessly and by looking for human insights.
Color, design, and great copy are some of the elements that must be present on an eye-catching ad, but to be a Top Dog you need more than that. Take a look to work of our current students, you will be amazed by what you will find they did.
Elia Khalaf impressed the New World Symphony with a piece that evoked emotions and left viewers both elated and defeated.
Yesterday we posted about what Alexis Gianoulis, Global Creative Talent Coordinator for Y&R looks for in a portfolio, why they are important and the value of internships. Today we continue with the interview where she explains the process for juniors in getting their first job, working with the recruiter and mistakes to avoid.
Being creative is a full-time job. You never disconnect. To some degree you’re always thinking. I think on the go. I’m really good at thinking when I’m moving. When I'm at the gym training I’m also thinking about a new idea. I travel a lot and and I plan during the quiet time on planes. You have to bring a solution to the problem in an unexpected way.
Create, organize and help answer some of the Miami community’s most commonly asked questions about our government and local neighborhood.
You will probably spend more waking hours with your creative partner than with your significant other. Here is the perfect Valentine's Day card for that special art director or copywriter in your life.
"Of all of the places I’ve worked, this is the one that I feel the most a part of. We are all building this agency, and that ownership makes it really special." – Tara Lawall
Miami Ad School account planning student shares the lessons she's learned and how she's already using them.
Google Head of Trends and Insights thinks personalization in the form of your smartphone will simplify your world, learn how.
Miami Ad School hosts tons of events. You’re invited! • Hear a talk on creativity, UX, or innovation. • Take a workshop and improve your presentation skills or digital strategy. • Participate in a hackathon, AIGA, IXDA or AdFed event. • Laugh till you pee your pants at stand-up comedy night.
Miami Ad School students take a front row seat at Google Firestarter's event, "Creativity in a Constrained World".
At 29, I thought I had life figured out. I was a Vice President for an International Bank in Panama, my country. I had my music on almost every single radio station. I was living a pretty decent life. While on a trip to Miami I saw a sign that made me question my career choice. 'Thou shall not do boring advertising' were the words that make me quit my career to follow my dream.
The Idea Presentation course is the beginning of your creative journey. Superstar instructor, Kim Capron Gonzalez, helps students jump right in at Miami Ad School.
First walk to school. Anxious, like my first ever school day. Skyscrapers. Art stores. Fancy cafes. Happy faces. A creative smell in the air. Fresh breeze. It feels like dawn, clean, pure, waking up to a new beginning.
For the second year in a row Business Insider names Miami Ad School grads to the list of "The 30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30." These three are smart, creative and innovative. Felix, Jenna and Sam are the advertising leaders of the future.
“Account Planning” is a vague term that encompasses many different types of planners. According to Christopher, “We are strategists and storytellers, collaborators and champions of ideas.
For the four years after college I tried five different careers: Premed Student. Clinical Researcher. Marketer. Photographer. Third Grade Teacher. While I was good at all of them, none were right for me. Choosing a career path wasn’t easy. It isn’t easy for most people. Here are three important questions that helped me find my way.
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” (That Confucius guy is so smart.) Many art directors, writers, strategists, designers and social media experts started out in a different career. Before coming to Miami Ad School our students were lawyers, teachers, accountants, taxi drivers, waiters… some were just out of school. Others had already worked in the industry but needed more training and connections to get a better job, a job they will love. Find out what people submit when they apply to Miami Ad School.
Brands are more social than ever, products are almost living beings, and relationships with customers are as sensible as your last romantic affair. If you had the ability to know who is talking about your brand would you use it?