D&AD and Getty build online creative forum

By EMMA HALL, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 27 October 2000 12:00AM

D&AD has teamed up with Getty Images to create the Bloodbank, an online showcase for the cream of young creatives, all of whom have been individually vetted by D&AD, the One Club and other leading industry bodies worldwide.

D&AD has teamed up with Getty Images to create the Bloodbank, an online showcase for the cream of young creatives, all of whom have been individually vetted by D&AD, the One Club and other leading industry bodies worldwide.

Bloodbank, a free service that has a stated mission to 'invest in the future of the next creative generation', kicks off internationally next month and will be made up of four 'cells'.

'The lab' will spotlight five members of the Bloodbank, chosen each month by a panel of internationally renowned industry figures.

'Cell mates' is a matchmaking service for young creatives, which helps to match art directors and copywriters. Users can search the database for a partner, read their profile and then contact them. 'New blood', a pool of young creatives, allows users to search the database by discipline, location, surname or a key word.

The fourth cell is 'give blood', a page for young creatives who have been invited to put their work and information on to the database.

Accredited programmes include the D&AD student awards, 'new blood', D&AD workshops, the D&AD/Cannes young creative competition and the Art Directors' Club of Europe's best in European student design and advertising.

David Kester, D&AD's chief executive, said: 'The Bloodbank will be a constantly refreshed online showcase for the finest international talent.

In the competitive arena of design and advertising, where there is insufficient investment in young professionals, this will provide new tools to recognise, understand and celebrate excellence.'

Bloodbank's aim is to smooth the recruitment process. It will help young creatives to find jobs and make it easier for employers to identify the cream of graduates.

Lewis Blackwell, the vice-president of brand and creative direction at gettyone, said: 'The Bloodbank has the potential to become a major resource for the world's creative industries.'

Created by Deepend, the site's icons look like blood cells under a microscope.

The address is www.dandad.org/gettyonebloodbank.

D&AD is now holding elections for the three vacant seats on its executive committee. Votes for the eight candidates are due by 12pm on 13 November .

The advertising nominations are Robert Campbell (joint creative director of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R), John Pallant (deputy executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi), Peter Souter (executive creative director of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO) and Mike Wells (head of art at WCRS).



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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