EDUCATION

Client Pitch Competition

 
The Client Pitch Competition offers students a chance to win an award based on their ability to create and articulate a focused strategy in the form of a persuasive marketing pitch. All students entering must first enter the Young Ones Competition, and then proceed with a second step application to the Client Pitch. The winning team is awarded a prize of $2000 at the Young Ones Student Awards Ceremony.



2014 Client Pitch Competition Winning Team
Johan Leborg
Fabian Lakander
Daniel Jakobsson
Petter Monsen

(Berghs School of Communication/Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden)

2014 Presentation Judges
Steven Sandstrom (Sandstrom Partners, Portland), Kris Kiger (R/GA, New York), Bas van Koll (AKQA, New York), Leo Savage (Grey, New York)

2014 Client Pitch Competition Finalists
The following teams gave a live presentation on May 5th in front of our jury panel.

  • Danielle Briffa, Candi Gould and Dan Viva
    (FIT, New York)

  • Irene Elizalde and Maria Florez Lopez
    (London College of Communications, London)

  • Christopher Warner and Molly Stapleton
    (Chicago Portfolio School, Chicago)

  • Brooke Baty, Brandon Mai and Ben Wiley
    (University of Oregon, Eugene)



2013 Client Pitch Competition Winning Team
Lauren Hom
Camilo De Galofre

(School of Visual Arts, New York, NY)

2013 Presentation Judges
Aaron Phua (Crispin Porter + Bogusky Miami), Rodrigo DeCastro (DDB New York), Nancy Mendelsohn (Marcus St. Jean), Rich Levy (DraftFCB Healthcare), Carlo Dumandan (Pencils of Promise), Melanie Stevenson (Pencils of Promise)

2013 Client Pitch Competition Finalists
The following teams gave a live presentation on May 7th in front of agency creatives and executives from 2013's Young Ones Competition client Pencils of Promise.

  • Jarrett Jamison and Kate Carter
    (Creative Circus)

  • Martin Baker and Peter Jostrand
    (Creative Circus)

  • Vito Catalani and Angela Granados
    (Miami Ad School)

  • Ro Oeurn and Anna Kittitanaphan
    (California State University Long Beach)



2012 Client Pitch Competition Winning Team
Michael Borell
Alicia Reyerson
Patrick Kispert

(Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis)

2012 Presentation Judges
Betsy Yamazaki (Kaplen Thaler Group),Kim Nguyen (TBWA/Chiat/Day, NY), Gina Asaro-Collura (DraftFCB, NY), Kit Krugman (Johannes Leonardo, NY), Bob Cornwall (Stride Gum), Mike Armstrong (Stride Gum), Ashley Byrne (PETA)

2012 Client Pitch Competition Finalists
The following teams gave a live presentation on May 9th in front of agency creatives and executives from this year's College Competition client PETA and Stride Gum.

  • Elise Björner, Isabelle Österlund, Manfred Isberg, Jonas Touqan, Peter Orre
    (Berghs School of Communication)

  • Markus Vallenholm, Noak Garberg, Evelina Nevreus, Knut Stahle
    (Berghs School of Communication)

  • Eva Wallmark, Andreas Ekelund, Michal Sitkiewicz, Viktor Jacobsson, Rickard Beskow
    (Berghs School of Communication)

  • Martin Welander, Nina Lee, Sanna Lengholm, Avilin Persson
    (Berghs School of Communication)

  • Kari Szentesi, Missy Barclay, Satoru Araki, Scott Smith
    (California State University Long Beach)

  • Luke Owen, Louis Solito, Max Lehner
    (London College of Communication)

  • Deaa M. Bataineh
    (Savannah College of Art and Design)

  • Randy Chunga, Keanon Pearson, Kevin Meagher
    (The Creative Circus)

  • Jonathan Westerfield, Marina Arnone, Christina Koprowski
    (The University of Texas - Austin)



2010 Client Pitch Competition Winning Team
Natalie Hammel
Lauren Perlow
Melissa Cabral

(VCU Brandcenter, Richmond)

Click here to see photos from the 2010 Client Pitch Competition

2010 Presentation Judges
Matthew Waldman (Nooka, NY), Yumi Asai (Nooka, NY), Chris Duggan (DDB, NY), Jeff Land (DDB, NY), Jay Benjamin (Leo Burnett, IL), Tristan Kincaid (Ogilvy, NY), Leo Vladimirsky (Ogilvy, NY), Carla Ballecer (R/GA, NY), Karen Gereffi (R/GA, NY), Grant Minnis (Saatch & Saatchi, NY), Ethan Schmidt (Saatchi & Saatchi, NY)

2010 Client Pitch Competition Finalists
The following teams gave a live presentation on May 11th in front of agency creatives and executives from this year's College Competition client NOOKA.

  • Karl Akestam, Johan Wahlberg, Felix Soderlind
    (Berghs School of Communication)

  • Henrik Bohman, Christian Hammar
    (Berghs School of Communication)

  • Andy Laugenour, Curtis Allen, Kellee Cook
    (Bringham Young University)

  • Micah Rush, Jeremy Carson, Amber Hamilton
    (California State University, Long Beach)

  • Philip Gasslander, Charlotte Carroll, Alexander Hernesten, William Helm
    (London College of Communication)

  • Jordan Chlapecka, Randall Kenworthy
    (Southern Methodist University)

  • Elizabeth Entenman, Cassie Pankonien
    (Southern Methodist University)

  • Sarah Treis, Matthew Linder
    (Southern Methodist University)

  • Adam Wiese, Laura Fallon, Matt Spicer
    (VCU Brandcenter)






2009 Client Pitch Competition Winning Team
Axel Lindgren
Rasmus Keger
Gustav Johansson
Axel Soderlund

(Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm)

2009 Presentation Judges
Lauren Connolly (BBDO, NY), Asheen Naidu (Saatch and Saatchi, NY), Alan Vladusic (Saatch and Saatchi, NY), Mitch Gage (Saatch and Saatchi, NY), Andy Long (Long's Horseradish)

2009 Client Pitch Competition Finalists
The following teams gave a live presentation on May 7th in front of agency creatives and executives from this year's College Competition client Long's Horseradish.

  • Maxwell Radi, Megan Nuttall, Rachel Hom
    (University of Oregon)

  • Charles Hodges, Julia Melograma, Mollie Partesotti, Alina Shabashevich
    (VCU Brandcenter)

  • Natasha Trever, Megitania Lnu, Erica S. Vaughn
    (Academy of Art University)

  • Jeremy Carson, Micah Rush
    (California State University)

  • Matthew Lindner, Cassandra Pankonien
    (Southern Methodist University)

  • Jacob Latchem
    (Texas A&M University)

  • Avram Klein, Roxxan Rendon
    (The Bookshop)

  • Anna Mejia, Jessica Engle
    (Univesity of Texas)

  • Christopher Sisk, David James, Richard Carlton, Carlton Henderson
    (Appalachian State University)







2008 Client Pitch Competition Winner Team
Gaurav De, Victoria Weeks
(VCU Brandcenter, Richmond)

2008 Presentation Judges
Kerri Martin (Goosebumps), January Vernon (Droga5, NY), Paul Bicher (BBH, NY), Ilana Rosengarten (DraftFCB, NY), Rudy Wilson (Doritos)

2008 Client Pitch Competition Finalists
The following 10 finalist teams gave a live presentation on May 8th in front of agency creatives and executives from this year's College Competition client Doritos.

  • Mia Deng, Rahika Kapoor
    (The Creative Circus, Atlanta)

  • Shawna Harch, Jordan Denham, Tyler Kirsh
    (University of Oregon, Eugene)

  • Lindi Farris, Peri Wilson
    (Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

  • Brian Javig, Billy Reno, Brett Meldrum, Eric Shearer
    (Brigham Young University, Provo)

  • Gaurav De, Victoria Weeks
    (VCU Brandcenter, Richmond)

  • Jesse Gadola, Laura Novack, Dan Spillman
    (Minneapolis College of At and Design, Minneapolis)

  • Tomas Jonsson and Carl Fredrik Jannerfelt
    (Berghs School of Mass Communications, Stockholm)

  • Lydia Kim, Jake Dubs, Mike Schmidt, Kyle Wai Lin
    (VCU Brandcenter, Richmond)

  • Dustin Davis, Alyssia Palacios
    (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Matt Miller, Brenda Cevallos
    (Brigham Young University, Provo)


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