Advertising Week and Atmosphere Proximity have launched the 2010 edition of The Big Ad Gig with a series of curious online vignettes featuring top industry creatives/gig judges Andreas Combuechen of Atmosphere Proximity, Andrew Keller, Partner, Chief Creative Officer CP+B, Ty Montague, Former Co-President and Chief Creative Officer, JWT North America, Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Creative Director Ogilvy & Mather and Jimmy Smith, Creative Director TBWA/Chiat/Day, L.A.
For this year's event, another eight young creatives will compete for five 30-day paid freelance gigs at a top agencies. Contestants will be required to submit a portfolio, resume and 60-second or less video that incorporates one of the judges clips featured on the site. Seven finalists will be selected by the judges go head to head at a live event during Advertising Week, while an eighth will earn his or her entry via a people's choice Facebook vote. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 on August 23, 2010.
The final event , hosted by The NYTimes, will take place on Thursday, September 30 at The New York Times Center. There, five winners will be selected based on their briefs for an Ad Council Project.