Bram Pitoyo, COLABORATORY Round Up, Etc., Portland Creative/Tech Event Review

COLABORATORY 2009 Reporting Starts On July 10th

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Take 10 of the most driven advertising students in the country. Give them three different roles. Put them in an agency for two week for an extensive internship. Then repeat this process two more times.

I’m very excited to have another opportunity to cover PAF’s month-and-a-half experimental summer internship program, COLABORATORY. And like last year, I will be meeting some of the most amazing, hard working talents in the industry (propensity for drawing funny diagrams optional.)

Daily round ups will be served, reports will be written, interviews recorded and meetings live tweeted. Snarky commentary will be added whenever appropriate.

Are you ready?

Bram Pitoyo, COLABORATORY Round Up

COLABORATORY Round Up: Day 15, 16, 17 & 18

If I were you, I’d skip these blatant attempts at being a witty play-by-play commentator and subscribe to the pipe with all aggregated feeds in it.

Allison McKeever pits HMH and Ascentium in an agency amenities, culture and environment rumble.

Mason West clarifies the proper spelling and (multiple meanings) behind the word “COLABORATORY.”

Bryan Davidson talks about how the new “cool kids” are “devouring information and dispensing it to the average kids” and the relative merits of eating a plateful of thai food for lunch.

Christine Vo puts about one hundred business cards on the chopping block, got two of her new accounts closed, and figured out when the typical agency peak/slow times are.

Kim Karalekas printed the first iteration of her personal brand book, and found out that Kent Lewis received a Seth Godin action figure from a client.

Megan Nuttall talked about designing a plastic surgery website and made interior redesign plans for Fish Marketing—involving trap doors, pitless cherries and unicorns.