by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

NEW YORK – April 16, 2013 – Portfolio Night™—a global portfolio review and recruitment event that was founded by IHAVEANIDEA in 2003 and is now presented by the Art Directors Club—announced that tickets go on sale at 12 PM local time today for all 24 participating cities in the 2013 Portfolio Night 11 event. Portfolio Night 11 will be held simultaneously in all participating cities worldwide on May 22, 2013.

International City Hosts include:

· Athens, hosted by Bold Ogilvy & Mather

· Austin, hosted by LatinWorks

· Beijing, hosted by Ogilvy

· Boston, hosted by SapientNitro

· Budapest, hosted by Kirowski Isobar and umbrella

· Chicago, hosted by Chicago Portfolio School

· Costa Rica (San José), hosted by Comunidad Empresas de Comunicación de Costa Rica

· Dallas, presented by The Temerlin Advertising Institute, SMU and hosted by TM Advertising

· Detroit, hosted by Doner

· Johannesburg, hosted by McCann Johannesburg

· Kansas City, hosted by VML

· Los Angeles, hosted by 72andSunny

· Montreal, hosted by Tank

· Mumbai, hosted by JWT

· New Delhi, hosted by Leo Burnett

· New York, hosted by Sid Lee

· Paris, hosted by AACC

· Philadelphia, hosted by Philly Ad Club

· Sao Paulo, hosted by Wieden+Kennedy

· Shanghai, hosted by Ogilvy

· Singapore, hosted by JWT, Ogilvy and Y&R

· Stockholm, hosted by Amore

· Tokyo, hosted by Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Tokyo

· Toronto, hosted by Cossette

Most cities have also announced their individual lineups of participating creative directors. Portfolio Night™ requires top creative representation at this event to ensure that the industry’s best, most experienced talent is giving back and mentoring the industry’s up-and-coming young creatives.

This announcement comes on the heels of Portfolio Night™ launching its Portfolio Night 11 campaign, the “3-Hour Job Hunt,” produced in partnership with digital marketing agency 360i.

Learn more about Portfolio Night 11 and its City Hosts at www.portfolionight.com. Portfolio Night 11 is made possible by the support of its Global Sponsors, iStockphoto, bringing a rich collection of user-generated content possibilities to creatives around the world; Pantone, enriching Portfolio Night with color trend expertise and potential; and VCU Brandcenter, providing thousands of students with the tools and resources for a perfectly polished portfolio.

About Portfolio Night™

Portfolio Night™ is an event where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment. It has become the doors through which talent enters the advertising industry. In the eleven years since its inception, Portfolio Night has grown to a global event, reaching creative hubs in every continent in an evening where the best of the present meet the best of the years to come. Now in its eleventh year, Portfolio Night brings together thousands of young creatives, hundreds of creative directors, dozens of City Hosts in cities around the world, and a select few Global Sponsors, all in a “one night only” event across the planet. Learn more at www.portfolionight.com and connect with Portfolio Night on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Pinterest.

About Portfolio Night 11’s Sponsors

About iStockphoto
iStockphoto offers easy, affordable inspiration with millions of vetted, royalty-free photos, illustrations, videos and audio tracks. Using the most advanced search in the business, customers download a file every second from a collection of more than ten million files for business, marketing and personal projects. iStockphoto started in 2000, pioneering the micropayment photography business model, and has become one of the most successful and profitable user-generated content sites in the world. iStockphoto pays out more than $1.7 million weekly in artist royalties. iStockphoto is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Getty Images.

About Pantone

For 50 years Pantone has been the world leader in color inspiration and communication, providing designers and color professionals across all major industries with products and services for the creative exploration and accurate management of color. Pantone offers color guides, design software, color technology, consumer products, custom color services, color intelligence and education, and sponsors live events and webinars to inform and inspire color professionals around the world.

About VCU Brandcenter

Originally named the VCU Adcenter, the VCU Brandcenter is the United States’ premier graduate program for the business of advertising and marketing communications. It was the first program of its kind to combine business-oriented communications strategy and brand management tracks with a creative program for art directors, copywriters, and creative technologists in a business setting. Brandcenter graduates work at the best advertising agencies in the industry, such as TBWA/Chiat/Day, Wieden + Kennedy, and CP+B, and on the client side for some of the world's most iconic brands like Google, Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola. For more information, visit www.brandcenter.vcu.edu.

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