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In print for over thirty years, the advertising industry bible and ultimate insider’s guide to getting in and getting noticed.
Praised as the “essential,” “award-winning advertising career classic,” here is the industry standard that all aspiring creatives turn to for brutally honest—and often droll—career advice, now fully updated to reflect what most impresses today’s top firms. This is the unequivocal go-to source for anyone looking to break into the business. Originally published under the title The Copy Workshop.
Contributors include: David Baldwin,
Amy Krouse Rosenthal,
Helen Klein Ross,
Susan Spiegel Solovay,
From the Introduction:
Although media are changing at the speed of light, the basics of advertising, speculative ads, and the job-getting process haven't changed. The information in this spanking-new revision concerns first-year issues.
* In Part I, I define concepts and campaigns for those who have just begun to ask what this portfolio thing is all about. And there are new questions and answers that I hope will help those about to graduate, those who are about to enter or have already entered the tougher-than-ever entry-level job competition....
* Part II addresses all aspects of getting a job, from resumes, cover letters, and business cards to interview etiquette and follow-up.
* As I've done since the first edition of this book, I've invited creative heads of some of the top agencies around, headhunters, creative managers, and junior creative people to write essays and supplement the text of this book with their comments, their stories, and examples from their portfolios. The contributions of these generous people are of enormous value and make up Part III, "A Little Help from Some Friends."
Posted July 23, 2001
When people ask me how to get started in advertising, I can't do better than refer them to this book. It's a fun yet frank discussion of what creative directors want in budding copywriters and art directors, written by someone in a position to know. Explains what a <u>professional</u> portfolio consists of (even if you don't have produced work yet), how to pull it together with maximum impact, how to make contacts in the highly competitive advertising job market, how to present yourself effectively, what NOT to do, and more. It's not a generic 'how to get a job' or interview-skills book... this is specifically about the ad biz. If you already work at a large agency, you probably know some of it already, but the book is still a fun, inspiring read, and there are many good insights and references here for you, too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.