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16 students win places at IPA Summer School

Term has started for the 16 students who have won internships to one of 14 DM and digital agencies that make up the IPA Summer School. The participating agencies include DM agencies: EHS Brann, Partners Andrews Aldrige, Clark McKay & Walpole, H S & P, Proximity, Rapier, RMG Connect, Stephens Francis Whitson and Trinity, as well as digital agencies: Good Technology, 3sixty, Grand Union, BLM Quantum and Glass Partnership.

22/07/2008

Term has started for the 16 students who have won internships to one of 14 DM and digital agencies that make up the IPA Summer School.

The participating agencies include DM agencies: EHS Brann, Partners Andrews Aldrige, Clark McKay & Walpole, H S & P, Proximity, Rapier, RMG Connect, Stephens Francis Whitson and Trinity, as well as digital agencies: Good Technology, 3sixty, Grand Union, BLM Quantum and Glass Partnership.

During their placements, the students will be given a full introduction to agency life and the opportunity to work on real client business within the agencies. They will also meet other agencies and industry experts through a series of special evening seminars and social events and will be rewarded with a £1,000 prize each.

Says Chris Whitson, Chairman, IPA Direct Marketing Futures Group and Planning Partner, Stephens Francis Whitson, “This is the second year we’ve run the Summer School and I’m delighted that this year it has been extended to include digital agencies. Our ambition for the Summer School was to open the net as wide as possible and give students of every subject the opportunity to experience life in an agency and, more importantly, learn from the industry’s leading practitioners. The standard of entries was extremely high and I’ve no doubt that those who made it through will grasp the opportunity with both hands.”

To apply for a place on the Summer School, the students had to answer one of a number of briefs for their preferred sector. These included, describing the colour red to a blind person or identifying 'the next big thing' and explaining why, in 150 words or less. Other options included describing how a UK brand has used digital media to engage prospective customers in 500 words or less, or describing what’s outside your nearest window in 250 words or less.

The winning students, and potential future faces of the industry, comprise nine boys and seven girls who are currently studying a range of subjects at university including; music and philosophy, theology and religious studies, economics and politics, business studies, advertising and marketing, English literature and geography.

They are: Stephanie Cheung, Sarah Everard, Jamie Vaux, James William Hedley Hooper, James Mitchell, Isla Marie Turnball, Humberto Vladimir Becerra Ancona, Greg Ivanov, Rebecca Ashley, Natalie Azaria Atkins, Michael Hall, Laurie Carter, Jack Hussey, Charlie Bestall, Rebecca Sander, Mark Kavanagana.

For any queries please contact Adah Parris adah@ipa.co.uk
Last updated 22/07/2008


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