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Can you get a Big Ad Gig?

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Creatives, it's time to get your portfolios in order. Atmosphere Proximity and The New York Times have released the call for entries for the fourth round of The Big Ad Gig, the yearly Advertising Week competition that invites young creatives to vie for a 30-day freelance gig at one of the industry's best agencies. Along with Atmosphere, the other participating agencies are Ogilvy, Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, Deutsch and co:Collective.

Outside of filling out an application and submitting a portfolio, contestants will have 60-seconds to respond to a random interview question--using the cameras no their computers. Eight finalists will be picked on September 1st. They'll then complete a "final exam," courtesy of The Advertising Council, during Advertising Week in New York City on October 3 at The New York Times Building. The finalists will have four minutes each to present their solution to the Ad Council's brief before a live audience and panel of judges. Five of them will win 30-day paid gigs at the participating agencies, and the winning campaign will be produced to run on various Microsoft ad platforms.

Check out this year's intro video and series of interview tips on YouTube.

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