Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Lily & Amanda, where are they now?

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Anyone for a balloon.

Lily Peters and Amanda Elvidge graduated from the Lincoln Creative Advertising programme last June and have been busily doing work placements ever since. After a lot of hard graft and dedication the two of them finally landed themselves a full time position at Kindred, hoorah. Here's how they got there in their own words.

'Shedding our uni skins we headed straight down to London, bright eyed and bushy tailed, into our first placement at VCCP, which kicked off in July.
As fate would have it, just after finding out our time there was almost up, we received an email from Indy, associate creative at Kindred. He asked us to pop in for a chat after seeing our portfolio via ‘Ken at BBH’– someone to this day we haven’t actually met, but to whom we are eternally grateful! So pop in for a chat we did, setting up our second placement.

Over the past five months we’ve had a fantastic time with great opportunities from going on several shoots, (including one where our balloon-blowing-up skills were put to the test for Beat Bullying), to working on a series of big pitches and taking the creative reign on a number of campaigns. Three extensions on and one amusingly informal conversation later, we’ve been hired! Our first real life jobs in the mad bad ad world as Junior Creatives – it was like Christmas came early.'

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