Mumbai: The One Club for Creativity has announced the latest group of Portfolio Night All-Stars, the top young creatives as selected by industry professionals from each of the city hosts around the world who participated in its Portfolio Night 2023, held earlier this month.
Long recognised 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 across the globe to help the next generation of creative talent enter the industry.
A highlight of this one-of-a-kind program is Portfolio Night All-Stars, where industry professionals from each host city select young creatives in their market with the best portfolios.
The Portfolio Night All-Stars for 2023, listed by city, are as follows.
- Buenos Aires: Facundo Rodrigo López Flores
- Charleston: Macy Gonzalez
- Cleveland: Sophia Fugate
- Dallas: Carlos Luna
- Denver: Grace Sather
- Guatemala City: Natalia Rodríguez
- Helsinki: Ayan Aden
- Houston: Regan Truong
- Lisbon: Gil Santos
- Manila: Jacob B. Banog
- Miami: Javier Forero
- Montréal: Audrey Bardail
- Mumbai: Pallavi
- New York: Mason Joiner
- Pan-India: Ilu Shilpakar
- Paris: Salome Bequard
- Prague: Simon Zlejsi
- Santiago: Joaquin Sepulveda
- San Francisco: Jimmy Marcheso
- Shanghai: JiaJun Hu
- Singapore: Jodi Ong
- Toronto: Qudsiya Jabeen
The All-Star from Portfolio Night Milan, co hosted by Accademia di Comunicazione and IED Milano Communication School, will be announced after their night is held on 11 July. Portfolio Night São Paul, hosted by Africa Creative, will also take place in July.
This year’s Portfolio Night All-Stars will participate in teams in a weeklong virtual program in July on a brief from Uber, and attend seminars and recruiting sessions. Teams will present their pitch at the end of the week, and the winning team will be flown to New York in September courtesy of The One Club for a week of events and networking opportunities.
City hosts for Portfolio Night 2023 were many of the world leading agencies and ad organisations: Buenos Aires - Círculo de Creatividad Argentina; Charleston - book180; Cleveland - Brokaw; Dallas - Dieste; Denver - Motive; Guatemala City - EstoEsMarte and Good Mood; Helsinki - Bob the Robot / NoA; Houston - Adcetera; Lisbon - Clube da Criatividade de Portugal; Manila - Adobo Magazine; Miami - Alma; Montréal and Toronto - Tank WW; Mumbai and Pan-India - BBDO India, DDB Mudra Group, and TBWA\India; New York - Havas New York; Paris - DDB Paris; Santiago - Inbrax; San Francisco - Odysseus Arms; São Paulo - Africa Creative; Shanghai - BBH China; and Singapore - BBDO Singapore and TBWA\Singapore. Since starting in 2003, Portfolio Night has taken place in 70 cities across 45 countries, with more than 11,000 portfolios reviewed.
“Portfolio Night is a 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,” said The One Club for Creativity CEO Kevin Swanpoel. “These All-Stars represent the best of this year’s participants, and we’re excited to see what creative ideas they come up with.” Branding for Portfolio Night 2023 was created by Nana Rausch at Quick Honey, based in New York and Berlin.
Unlike for-profit awards shows, The One Club is a non-profit organisation that puts revenue generated from awards entries back into the industry in the form of dozens of results-oriented programs under its four pillars: Education, Inclusion & Diversity, Gender Equality and Professional Development.