Stuart Parkin is the founder of Sparkin - a firm that specializes in Executive Search for Planners and Strategists. After the passing of his father, he decided to create an award for planners in his father's name. Thus the Derek Parkin Award for Account Planners.
The 31st Miami International Film Festival starts this weekend. One of the featured films is co-written and produced by a Miami Ad School grad, Gaston Gorali. Metegol (Foosball) is a computer animated film about a young boy obsessed with foosball that tries to save his town’s small cafe.
Recently we heard from our students in their new Agency Lab at MUH-TAY-ZIK / HOF-FER in San Francisco. Here is what they had to say:
Every week, students have the opportunity to hear from top people in the industry speak about their experiences, get tips on their portfolios and even take the Heroes out for a beer. It is a little more significant when the Hero is a grad because it’s easier for a student to imagine themselves as the creative they aspire to be - to see the path of another person who made it through portfolio school, the interview process, and is succeeding in their chosen career.
This past weekend Miami Ad School students had the opportunity to participate in the production of their Super Bowl commercial. After their creative idea was chosen by Vapor Zone, the students were able to see the process from casting to wrap exposing them to all aspects of how a commercial is made.