What's going on at DMA Talent?


DMA Talent champions young people as the future of our industry.

Our goal is to attract a new generation of fresh thinkers by raising awareness and showcasing the sector's inspiring and dynamic range of career opportunities.

We nurture aspiring marketers by providing the roadmap, skills and connections to kick-start their professional journey, and by instilling our customer-first principles, we drive our industry forward in a responsible and sustainable way.


What's been going on recently?

On the 20th of February, a group of aspiring marketers from universities in the West of England and Wales descended on Zone Digital’s Bristol office to get a taste of what working on a marketing brief is really like at our latest Fresh Blood event. Discover what happened here.


History was made on 12 February when the Big Book Crit travelled to Leicester for the first time ever. Hosted at De Monfort University, it saw creatives from local agencies critique students portfolios, giving honest, constructive feedback. Find out what happened here.


Jack Brodie and Brodie Childs from Edinburgh Napier University won the DMA Breakthrough Award, run in partnership with the DMA Awards and GRT, with their response to Direct Line’s brief. Read the full story here.


The 8 - 12 July marked the return of the annual DMA Talent: Summer school which welcomed another cohort of 30 aspiring marketers from universities across the UK studying a whole host of different subjects. Over the week the students heard from a range of speakers, took part in workshops as well as creating a campaign for sponsors RAPP and their client Virgin Media. Find out what happened during the week here.


GEMM Agency from the University of Greenwich have been crowned winners of 2019's DMA Talent Marketing Challenge. Find out more about the challenge, the finalists and the winning team here.


What's coming up?

Calling all aspiring creatives. The Big Book Crit is back and for the first time ever, it's going online throughout May, so that aspiring creatives don't miss out while they study at home. Find out more and register for a crit here.

Naveen Kirby got her first job in the creative industry at McCann Manchester after meeting one of their copywriters at a crit last year. Find out more about her experience here.


The next DMA Talent Neurodiversity Initiative workshop will be held in London at DMA House (date tbc), educating you on the adjustments needed to create a neurodiverse-friendly environment within your business. Find out more and book your place here.


The next Creative Data Lab will be in Edinburgh, date tbc. Find out more and apply here..


The Creative Data Academy is coming to Leeds, Edinburgh and London. We caught up with academy alumni Chloe Mo who got a job after meeting her employer at the academy. Read her story here.


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