We are delighted to announce that the EACA International Advertising Summer School has won Gold at the European Association Awards for Best Association Training Initiative during the annual gala in Brussels. Additionally, EACA has been awarded BRONZE (Best Association Networking Event) for the Evolution Lab 2017 – a 3-day advertising agency gathering where national agency associations’ directors, international advertising and media agency networks, academics, top agency executives and advertisers met to discuss burning industry issues and future needs.
The European Association Awards recognises excellence and exceptional quality delivered by associations across Europe. The prestigious awards celebrate the work of individuals, teams and initiatives and highlight excellence in how associations operate and serve their members.
Originally designed to inspire Bachelor and Master students to make a significant step forward in their understanding of the commercial communications sector, the EACA International Advertising Summer School has grown to be a ‘must-go-to event’ for students and young professionals with a keen interest in the advertising industry.
During one week, participants are guided through the world of advertising and commercial communications by industry professionals whilst developing a campaign for a real client in international and multidisciplinary teams. At the end of the week, students pitch their campaign to an external jury who also provides them with valuable feedback and a certificate to recognise their participation.
The summer school was founded in 2010 and has hosted over 500 participants from across 20 European countries and beyond. As the demand grew for young professionals to receive training on the principles of advertising and commercial communications, the school started to focus on offering courses on topics of interest to agency professionals, ranging from how to pitch to a client, to trying out different brainstorming techniques and building a real Paid Social Media campaign. Students benefit greatly from the opportunity to experience what it is like to work with agency professionals.
Applications for the 2018 edition of the summer school are now open and will close on 15 May 2018.
Please note, however, that registrations for the ‘Specialisation Day Workshops’ will be accepted on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis, so don’t wait too long to book your seat!
More information about this year’s programme and trainers can be found here.
More information about the fees and deadlines can be found here.
More information about the European Association Awards can be found here.