Portfolio Night 2024 is currently recruiting City Hosts and Global Sponsors. Learn more about what it takes to be a City Host and what attending Portfolio Night is all about.
A globe spanning event such as Portfolio Night would be an impossible task if not for the passion and commitment of the City Hosts championing the evening in cities all over the world.
City Hosts prove themselves to be leaders in their cities, rallying their peers to get involved in supporting the next generation of creative talent. It takes a lot of drive, but being a City Host gets your city and your voice heard on the ad industry’s global stage.
City Hosts work alongside the Portfolio Night team, coordinating every last detail to ensure that the night runs as smoothly as possible. Hosts know their cities better than anybody else, and lay the groundwork that leads to an incredible evening.
You mean besides the rush of giving back to your industry, the pride of helping dozens of young creatives take their first steps and the recognition of your peers within your town and around the world? Just some old fashioned good karma.
All-Stars Global Sponsor
While City Hosts are on the ground, collecting local sponsors and enlisting Creative Directors to review books, The One Club for Creativity counts on the All-Stars Global Sponsor to help celebrate those creatives deemed the top talent in their city.
With access to the creative books and resumes of over 1000 young creatives globally, visibility at all Portfolio Night events, the opportunity to develop a creative brief with for our All-Stars pitch competition, and exclusive sponsorship of the All-Stars program during Creative Week 2025, being a Global Sponsor means that the future of creativity is at your door step and in your Zoom Meeting now.
Portfolio Night is a your chance to showcase your work to many of the top creative directors in your city all in one evening, but to get important face-time with them as well. You’ll make new contacts and gain valuable advice from industry superstars on how to make your portfolio shine. If you’re lucky (and very, very talented) you just might find yourself on the receiving end of a job offer!
Each city's creative directors will select the best portfolio, naming the creative as the evening's All-Star. Our All-Stars from around the globe will compete in a virtual brief competition in teams and the winning team will be flown to NYC.
Even if you’re not signing a job contract at the end of the evening, Portfolio Night is an exciting experience. Have a drink or a bite to eat with your peers and make a new friend or two. Meet with industry-related companies who just might have the tips and tricks you need to improve your work.
You’ve worked hard for many years, and although the hours are still long, your efforts have paid off. The view from the upper echelons is grand, but you’ll never forget that it all started with somebody giving you the chance to make your first impact.
Portfolio Night is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the industry, by guiding the earliest steps of the future copywriters, art directors and designers.
While many creative directors attend Portfolio Night for altruistic reasons, it’s no secret that many others also attend with their eyes keenly looking for the Next Big Thing. Every year, in every city, there are some gems among the young creatives who could prove to be a perfect fit for your team. Portfolio Night thus becomes a crucial tool in recruiting fresh talent.
If you are interested in reviewing for Portfolio Night, please reach out to your local City Host or The One Club for Creativity.