Apply to take part in Advertising Unlimited 2020

Deadline to Apply Is January 19th, 2020!

Apply to Advertising Unlimited and Discover Your Future

Anyone who's curious about working in public relations, marketing, or communications cannot afford to miss Advertising Unlimited. Students and professionals from all disciplines and every demographic are welcome -- indeed, urged -- to participate. Since 2008, the Institute of Communication Agencies has facilitated this annual opportunity to visit leading agencies and explore the variety of careers possible in this dynamic industry.

Advertising Unlimited takes place every year on January 31st. The event is hosted at Toronto's premier agencies and organized by the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA), a not-for-profit association representing Canada's advertising, public relations and marketing communications agencies.

Gain Valuable Experience & Insight

Advertising Unlimited wants to inspire you to consider an agency career. As unique as you are, there are roles in an agency just for you. Today's agencies are responsible for tasks as diverse as Creative, UX/UI, IT, Development, Customer Management, Analytics, Planning, Research, HR, Finance, Marketing, and PR. Moreover, your collaboration with the industry will expose participating agencies annually to a wider, more diverse assembly of skilled candidates/talent.

Advertising Unlimited fosters learning and connection with top agency experts, provides experience working a full day in a busy local agency, and encourages relevant agency contacts that may lead to job leads, internships, or future employment. Whether you're looking for an internship, a job after graduation, returning to work or changing careers, Advertising Unlimited wants you to participate. Things just won't be the same without you!

Why Apply

Advertising Unlimited is designed to remove real and perceived barriers to entry to the industry. As the world's diversity is increasingly acknowledged, so must the industry expand its perspective. Advertising Unlimited is for those who are certain they want to work in the industry as well as those who never considered the industry before. Long gone are the days of Mad Men. The Canadian industry is diverse and inclusive. Join us on January 31st and discover what the industry has to offer and how your unique skills, lived experience and diversity of thought could contribute to the industry.

Why Host

Advertising Unlimited is designed to inspire new talent to consider an agency career. Conversely, it should also expose participating agencies to a wider, more diverse assembly of skilled candidates. If your agency would like to participate, please contact gardenia@theica.ca for more details.

Agencies Participating

FORSMAN & BODENFORS
forsman.co
340 King Street East, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1K8
12 spots available

john st.
www.johnst.com 
172 John St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1X5

20 Spots Available

McCANN
mccann.ca
200 Wellington St W, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 0N6
20 Spots Available

GROUP M (MediaCom, Mindshare, Wavemaker, GroupM Digital)
www.groupm.com

160 Bloor Street East, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4W 3S7
30 Spots Available

OGILVY
ogilvy-canada.com
33 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1X6
25 Spots Available
 
 

OMD
omd.com
67 Richmond Street West, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 1Z5
10 Spots Available
 
 
 

PHD
www.phdmedia.com
96 Spadina Avenue, Suite 700
Toronto, ON
M5V 2J6
15 Spots Available

THE T1 AGENCY
thet1agency.com
10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 101
Toronto, ON
M4V 3A9
15 spots available

TAXI
agency.taxi
495 Wellington Street West, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1E9
15 Spots Available

V7 INTERNATIONAL (Cossette, Vision 7 Media, Citizen Relations & The Camps Collective)
v7international.com
32 Atlantic Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1X8
20 Spots Available
 

WEBER SHANDWICK
webershandwick.ca
351 King St E Suite 800,
Toronto, ON M5A 1L1
30 Spots Available
 
 

Are you ready to stand out?

Entry submissions are now closed for 2020. Best of luck.

FAQ

Who can attend Advertising Unlimited?

Anyone is interested in a career in advertising.

What is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

When will I hear if I got accepted?

You will hear back by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 24. Please check your junk mail folder.

Do I need to confirm my participation?

Yes, you must reply and confirm that you will be attending by midnight of Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Is there a fee?

There is no fee to apply or attend Advertising Unlimited.

What is the selection process?

Advertising Unlimited uses a process called blind hiring to reduce bias and increase workplace diversity. Agencies will only receive applicants answers to four questions. These questions will give the agencies a sense of who you are and why you are interested in visiting their agency during Advertising Unlimited.

What is blind hiring?

The goal of blind hiring is to judge potential hires exclusively based on their abilities. No personal information about the candidate, such as age, race, or education, is considered.

What happened to Next Generation Day?

After a decade of successful Next Generation Day events, Advertising Unlimited has been shaped into a more inclusive, progressive initiative to better reflect the interest and diversity of talent interested in a career in advertising. We wanted to remove as many barriers to entry into the advertising industry as possible. Therefore, we have eliminated the registration fee and will be using blind hiring to select the participants.