Press Release – Media Design School
Auckland – 18 November 2011 — The AdSchool at Media Design School celebrated its end-of-year AdShow on Wednesday November 16, with the announcement of the first-ever recipients of the DDB Scholarship Award . Media Design School 2011 Graduates Receive Inaugural DDB Scholarship Award
DDB cultivates creative talent for the 21st century
Auckland – 18 November 2011 — The AdSchool at Media Design School celebrated its end-of-year AdShow on Wednesday November 16, with the announcement of the first-ever recipients of the DDB Scholarship Award.
AdSchool 2011 team Jake Barnes and Liz Richards were selected for the scholarship following an extensive review of portfolios from this year’s current crop of Media Design School advertising students. The award provides a three-month internship at DDB on a full junior salary and includes mentorship from a senior DDB creative.
AdSchool Course Leader Kate Humphries said, “The DDB Scholarship Award shows a real commitment to investing in young talent by the agency and offers Jake and Liz an opportunity unlike any other in this industry. It’s a definite leap in the 21st century for them.”
Sandy Moore, DDB’s CEO, said the award reflects the agency’s genuine desire to nurture new talent into the industry. “This is an industry founded on fresh thinking and there’s no better place to find it than at the Media Design School. An award like this can springboard young creatives into a great career while helping to keep our industry vital and progressive.”
AdSchool’s end-of-year event at the Media Design Centre attracted some of Auckland’s most talented creatives (and one dog) from major agencies including DDB, M&C Saatchi, Barnes, Catmur & Friends, Ogilvy, Draft FCB and Special.
AdSchool at Media Design School was named the fourth best advertising school in the world by Young Guns in September 2010. Previous Young Guns winners from Media Design School now work with leading local agencies such as Colenso, McCann’s and Special, and international agencies such as DDB Switzerland, Taxi in Toronto and The Hive in Dublin.
About Media Design School
Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded private tertiary institution for digital and creative technologies. The Auckland-based school offers degrees and diploma qualifications in 3D computer animation and visual effects, interactive gaming, graphic design, creative advertising, and digital media. Media Design School is part of Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest private university group with over 55 universities in 28 countries, including dedicated design schools in San Diego, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; Berlin and Hamburg, Germany; and Milan, Italy. For more information, visit www.mediadesignschool.com