APG Young Planners

From individual mentoring sessions with top CSO’s to swapping stories with fellow young planners, APG YP Events provide a rare opportunity to question the role of a strategist and consider how it might evolve in the future. Scroll down for upcoming events, more information and past events.

Insights Workshop with Tom Sussman

27 July 2021

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Tom Sussman is Head of Planning at Leo Burnett. With him, we have created this special interactive workshop for young planners and strategists nearer the start of their career. He will be talking about the principles and practice of insight with lots of examples, advice and a chance to have a go.

CV Surgery

26 June 2019

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How to navigate the world of recruitment and polish your CV with Ben Shaw, Kate Sherwin-White and David McGowan

How to create brand new brands

27 June 2018

In this session we took a peek behind the scenes of R/GA Ventures Studio and learned some tricks and tools for creating new brands for start-ups.

A Strategists Career within a Creative Business

20 April 2017

Jim Carroll reflected on his 30 years in advertising and gave us 10 tips on how to get the best out of a career in strategy.

Speed Mentoring

6 October 2016

Our 3rd Speed Mentoring held at We Are Social. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Sources of Inspiration & Insight

23 March 2016

John Harrison, Managing Partner at BBH, shared with us his biggest bugbear – that all too often we are focused on finding the consumer insight, when actually insight can come from other places.

Behind the Mirror

18 June 2015

An evening of talks, tools, interactive exercises and discussion to demystify qualitative research. A brief but incredibly useful, interactive session to get the most out focus groups and qual research.

How to Thrive & Survive a Pitch

13 November 2014

Pitches turn the agency upside down. A pitch means anyone can influence the agency's future as commercial imperative pushes creative minds. 

Generalist or Specialist?

19 March 2014

Should my job title on LinkedIn be 'experience design architect' or 'planner'?Should you be a generalist or a specialist? Which is better for long-term career prospects? What are other junior planners doing?

'10 Great Ideas for Getting Started on a Creative Brief' with Martin Beverley

24 June 2021

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Martin Beverley is CSO at adam&eveDDB. He has created an excellent new session for young planners and strategists with 1-3 years experience. Practical and inspirational, this will teach you 10 ways to get to a great brief, by using the power of sharing and opening up your first thoughts.

How to talk to Creatives

30 April 2019