Saatchi & Saatchi X invites graduates to ‘pitch in its lift’


By John Glenday | Reporter

April 24, 2012 | 2 min read

Saatchi & Saatchi X has announced that it is to follow up its XliftPitch 2011 event with an encore this year.

The unconventional event will take place in the shopper marketing agency’s Titchfield Street offices on April 27 when graduates will be invited to make a 30 second pitch in their lift.

Those who impress will be invited to a second round interview from which they could earn a space at the Saatchi & Saatchi X Boot Camp.

This will see each participant coached in response to a live brief with the most promising candidates selected for a six week placement working on shopper marketing campaigns for some of the world's leading brands.

Should this last hurdle be cleared with aplomb the last person standing could be offered a one year placement and the prospect of a long term career.

To promote the launch Saatchi & Saatchi X will be answering questions on Twitter and issuing career guidance on Facebook.

Claire Knight, Regional Talent Director for Saatchi & Saatchi X, "We are passionate about providing opportunities and nurturing the future talent of this industry, we also want to provide an experience that is fun, creative, and at the heart of what we do, enabling us to tap into the most promising graduates for our space.

“In return they will gain exposure to the key decision makers and a real understanding of what it means to work in advertising, something that will hopefully give them an advantage in the pursuit of their first job."


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