The One Club for Creativity Launches Global Portfolio Night 2019

The One Club

Feb 21, 2019

The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced May 22, 2019 as the date for its global Portfolio Night 2019 (  

The club has already confirmed hosts in 19 cities to participate and is seeking agencies, schools and creative organizations in other locations worldwide to participate (host details available at

Hosts for the 19 confirmed cities to date are AlmapBBDO (São Paulo); Arnold (Boston); B&W (Beirut, Dubai); BETC (Paris); Brokaw (Cleveland); Círculo de Creativos (Buenos Aires); Clube Criativos de Portugal (Lisbon); Edelman (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco); TBWA\Groupe (Lyon); The One Club for Creativity-Cairo chapter (Cairo) and Lanfranco/Cordova (Lima).  

Hosts for Shanghai, Beijing and Melbourne will be finalized shortly, followed soon by additional cities.

Long recognized as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review program, Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment that takes place in dozens of cities all across the globe on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent entering the industry.  

Since starting in 2003, Portfolio Night has happened in 70 cities across 45 countries, where 8,751 portfolios have been reviewed.

Portfolio Night is an important event in advertising because it serves as the gateway for young talent to enter the industry, enabling the best of the present — hundreds of renowned international creative directors — to meet and mentor the leaders of the future in industry hubs around the world. 

It has also become a crucial tool for agencies in recruiting top young talent, providing a platform for recognition from local industry peers, and giving agencies a place on the global stage as the ad world tunes in to this one-of-a-kind event.

The program also includes Portfolio Night All-Stars, where each city host selects one young creative in their market with the best portfolio.  These lucky All-Stars are flown to New York from around the world to work for a week as a team on a creative assignment for a major global brand.

“Portfolio Night is a unique global event that serves as a high-visibility opportunity for agencies and creative directors to give back to the industry by guiding the earliest steps of future copywriters, art directors and technologists,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity.  “We're very grateful to all the agencies and organizations who have already confirmed to make this important global event possible so far and look forward to hearing from others who want to host Portfolio Night to their market.”

In addition to this year’s hosts, past Portfolio Night city hosts include Ogilvy, DDB, McCann, BBDO, J. Walter Thompson, CP+B, Jung von Matt, Sid Lee, Perfect Fools, Whyness Worldwide, Perth Advertising & Design Club, Chicago Portfolio School, ADCN Netherlands and others.  

Tickets for young creatives interested in attending Portfolio Night 2019 will be available in April, after all city hosts are determined.  

Agencies, schools and organizations interested in serving as Portfolio Night 2019 city hosts can get more information at or contact Tony Gulisano, One Club chief global growth officer, at

The One Club for Creativity (, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community.  The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of ideas and quality of execution.  The ADC Annual Awards honors the best creative work in terms of craft, design and innovation across all disciplines.  Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.


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