Tag Archives: BA Creative Advertising

Advertising students welcome local community members

Today our 1st year students hosted members of the Truro Rotary Club as part of their Professional Practice module.

Our students welcomed the Club members to the Woodlane campus and gave a series of tours, followed by a series of presentations on a variety of subjects. Students were able to practice their skills in public speaking and presenting to a real audience, before mingling with our guests over coffee and cakes.

The Rotary Club members were so impressed by the confidence and abilities of our students that they have kindly offered to assist the course in arranging focus groups for our future advertising projects.

Visiting Professor Rory Sutherland Lecture – Thu 21st Apr, 5:30pm Lecture Theatre 1 Woodlane Campus

We are delighted to welcome back Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK, and past President (2010) of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). He holds an Honorary Doctorate (D. Litt) at Brunel University, is a Visiting Professor at Warwick Business School, and is author of The Wikki Man (2011), as well as countless journal articles and blog posts.

Born in Usk, Monmouthshire in 1965, Rory read Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, before joining Ogilvy as a Graduate Trainee in 1988. After 18 months spent as an account handler, Rory became a copywriter in June 1990.

He has since worked on Amex, BT, Compaq, Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, easyJet, Unilever, winning a few awards along the way. He was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Ogilvy & Mather Group in the UK.

“Rory’s media-neutral approach anticipated the digital revolution: his mantra has always been to start by asking, what is the business problem that needs to be solved?”

Rory’s lecture is being held Thursday 21st April at 5:30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Woodlane Campus.

If you would like to attend book your free tickets here, but hurry as numbers are limited.

Virgin on the brilliant

This Friday we have a creative team from RAPP UK coming down to crit some 3rd year work for a live Virgin brief. The team that does the best work gets a placement at RAPP over Easter. What an amazing start to the lucky winners’ career that will be. And that’s before they’ve even graduated!


BA (Hons) Creative Advertising welcomes two new full-time Senior Lecturers this week

Ros Sinclair joins us from Birmingham University.  With over twenty years of experience working in Advertising, Ros has worked as a Senior Creative for Still Price Lintas, CDP, Simons Palmer, Fallon, Leo Burnett and Spinach Melbourne.  She was a Creative Group Head at TBWA GGT and a Creative Director at Leagas Delaney London and BMF Australia. Ros has also been a Speaker at national conferences on Copywriting.

15.09.08 Ros Sinclair

Gail Parminter also has over twenty years of experience as an Advertising Creative, Digital Copywriter and Creative Head in agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Bates Dorland, Ogilvy Action and Saatchi & Saatchi X.  Her pieces have featured in The Daily Telegraph, Campaign Magazine and The Drum.  She’s also been a contributor to Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and has appeared on TV shows including Channel 4’s Mad Bad Ad Show with Mickey Flannagen and Mark Watson.

15.09.08 Gail Parminter

Creative Advertising Placement Interview

One of our Level 2 BA(Hons) Creative Advertising teams, Jordan Gradyson and Jack Collins, are on placement at Collective London, and on their second day are in the hot seat talking about their experience:

JC: “I am studying Creative Advertising at Falmouth University. Before that, I was selling houses… Not so fun. Now I just sell dreams.”

See the full interview here: Collective Upstarts

Photograph by:  Collective

Placement leading to job offer at HeyHuman

Great news from Jon Vella, BA(Hons) Creative Advertising Stage 3:
“Myself and Daniel had known each other since first year and during the summer before third year had a placement together at VCCP in London. Although Daniel is on illustration his course tutors were helpful and positive in the new direction. We came back to university thinking we could float through with a placement under our belts before we left university. However it dawned on us that we didn’t really fit into the “traditional agency” style of things, although it was useful and helped us know where we didn’t want to go after uni, we decided to make a book of what we did like.

So we created a plan called Planes, trains and advertising agencies where we would visit London, Amsterdam and New York (through the illustration course) and get a book that we had created, showing what we like to do, to as many people as we could. We went to events like YCC, The-Dots to show our books around. Then just hustled for some book crits. All in all we did close to 35 book crits over the space of a month. We went to heyhuman, and met Shanoosee Bailey who gave us a book crit then the ECD, we left feeling good because they wanted us to come in for a placement. Two weeks later after we are back from Amsterdam, the ECD calls us and asks if we want to come in and work, permanently, full time. Which was amazing. We landed on our feet, at an agency that we respect and cant wait to start. Since then we have had emails and calls from other agencies looking to get us in with discussions happening of counter offers, however we think heyhuman is for us.”

Jon and Daniel’s portfolio: http://wetakeourbiscuits.dunked.com/
BA CA 15.05.18 Jon Vella and Daniel OHara