McCann Appoints Junior Designer following High Speed Pitches at Birmingham Design Festival


Published on June 19, 2018

Our 130 second pitch challenge at the first ever Birmingham Design Festival has been won by Birmingham City University design graduate Emily Caplan who beat more than 50 other candidates to claim a role with McCann.

We filled all of our 53 available pitch slots as aspiring creatives of all ages grabbed at the chance to demonstrate their creativity at the festival. Following an intensive three days of 130 second pitches, the McCann panel chose Emily for her presentation book on mental health showcasing the principal of having one great idea and executing it well.

The young creative will start a permanent role as junior designer at our Birmingham office as soon as possible. Emily has a background in design having already spearheaded the branding and design for this year’s BCU graduate show and completed a placement with Moonpig.

However, the quality of pitches was so good we didn’t stop there. We have also handed paid placements to Sam Myers, for presenting a cocktail which contained ingredients giving a metaphor for great advertising, and creative team Rosie Clarke and Kate Wells, for delivering 130 ideas in the 130 second pitch.

This unique interview process follows the recent appointment of Jade Delaney after she appeared outside our Bristol branch as a gold statue, mimicking the award-winning ‘Fearless Girl’ campaign created by McCann New York.