The team behind Young Glory, who this year added a design category to “the only industry awards program rewarding creative consistency” have launched a new, global talent agency called YG Talent.
Young Glory mines the best under 30 talent for a competition spanning 8 creative briefs over 8 months. Over the years, they’ve attracted talented creative directors such as AKQA’s Rei Inamoto, R/GA’s Nick Law and Wieden+Kennedy’s Jim Riswold as judges. This has positioned Young Glory’s organizers as the caretakers of an ever-growing database of well-tested young talent.
“We realised that we were sitting on a real goldmine of talent – talent that was tested and vetted by some of the industry’s finest. So we thought why not allow agencies to tap into that? Through our monthly participations, we’re able to identify the next generation of creative superstars before everyone else. And most importantly for agencies, before they become too expensive,” says Young Glory co-founder Rafik Belmesk.
YG Talent will offer agencies “the opportunity to hire young to mid-level art directors, copywriters and designers from the four corners of the globe, solving an ever-present issue on agencies’ agendas: hiring the talent that will keep increasingly digital and diverse creative departments brewing,” providing talent in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and New Zealand. Check out the video above, and head on over to YG Talent for more information.