internship

Perhaps one of the finer moments during my internship was something I picked up on while working on a current user generated content campaign. One video submission from a consumer featured a bear on the tee he was wearing. Seemingly harmless, this was approved and uploaded to the website, with consideration to then appear on national television. Upon browsing the latest approved uploads that day, I quickly notified my boss that the bear was actually Pedobear, a popular icon commonly associated with paedophilia. The video was immediately removed. Just another day as an intern in adland....

My final project as an intern at George Patterson Y&R was to do a presentation on the world of advertising through the eyes of a 20 year old. And the first thing I did, was to go through the database that is nearly two and a half years of my own opinion. You would not believe how useful it was. Although I've had some complete rubbish posts in the past, fuck I've written some good stuff if I can say so myself. And fuck it feels good to read a joke you wrote two years ago and still laugh at it. Good times....

A couple of months ago I put out the call that I wanted to do an internship. Well, George Patterson Y&R answered, and as of tomorrow I'll be there four days a week until I'm back at uni for my final year in March. A young guy stepping into the oldest advertising agency in Australia...

In what can only be described as excellent timing, there's been much discussion recently about starting your career in marketing, including my own article. With just one exam pending, I will have completed the third year of my double degree, with one year remaining. Unfortunately I failed a law subject last year (perhaps this is the wrong time to be bringing this up) which means I have to make up the unit over Summer. And what I'd like to do, is an internship. So instead of approaching agencies, which is what I'll do if this little experiment fails, I thought I'd advertise it on my blog first. Here's what's in it for you...