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3 tips to bag an advertising placement

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11:00 AM | 12 July 2017
by Amelia Munro
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Creative Advertising Graduate, Amelia Munro, has the top tips on bagging your creative adverting placement.

It can be disheartening to be ignored when applying for placements in the advertising industry, it’s like you need experience before you get experience. Just follow these tips to get accepted at your next placement.


Present a portfolio that is current and has quality over quantity.

Quality doesn’t mean that you have to have an all singing, all dancing digital portfolio. Your creative portfolio could simply be an A3 notepad filled with 3 - 5 sharpie scribbled ideas, that can spark endless conversations, resulting in being the best portfolio there ever was.

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