Mumbai, India – After a two-year hibernation, Portfolio Night is back in-person with a bang! This event by The One Club for Creativity, a global nonprofit organisation whose mission is to support the global creative community, was conducted worldwide, in different cities. For India, the Portfolio Night 2022 was held in Mumbai last 2 June 2022, and saw 55 new creatives show their work to a jury panel of the industry’s best creative minds.
The global event was co-hosted by three Omnicom agencies, namely DDB Mudra Group, BBDO India, and TBWA\India. Meanwhile, the event’s panel comprised seventeen creative leaders from Indian advertising, who steered the fast-paced evening of advice, networking, and recruitment opportunities for new creative talent. It kicked off with an opening address by Josy Paul, Chairman, BBDO India. A rigorous 3-hour portfolio review session followed this.
Rahul Mathew, DDB Mudra Group’s chief creative officer, said, “This Portfolio night was much needed. Not just for new talent, but for us senior folks as well. We fed off their excitement and energy as they gathered our opinions and directions around their work.”
Meanwhile, Paul commented, “You could feel the shared passion and expectation in the fast-paced face-to-face interactions. All of us had left something to follow something we love, our creative calling. And you could feel that excitement and love in the room.”
He also said, “I was looking for the person in the portfolio and I was thrilled that I met many young folks with a unique voice and a different view. Portfolio Night was a waterfall of pure creative energy.”
Parixit Bhattacharya, TBWA\ India’s chief creative officer, said, “The quality of work was astounding. The people behind the work were supremely interesting and from richly varied backgrounds. From architecture colleges to fine art schools to design schools and advertising schools. The excitement for the business in each of them was infectious. I couldn’t be happier to have played a small part in making this singularly energising event happen. Long Live The One Club Portfolio Night!”
The three Omnicom agencies also co-hosted an online pan-India Portfolio Night last 1 June 2022 for those outside of Mumbai.