Portfolio Night Dawns in U.S.

NEW YORK Young American creatives will have the chance to personally meet more than 100 top creative directors as part of Portfolio Night IV, hosted by industry Web site IHaveAnIdea.

Formerly held only in Canadian cities, students, graduates and fledgling creative personnel in the U.S. will each get three 30-minute sessions with creative directors including StrawberryFrog CEO Scott Goodson, Toy CCO Ari Merkin and Euro RSCG ecd Jeff Kling in New York; Modernista! creative directors Shane Hutton and Tim Vaccarino and Arnold ecd Jay Williams in Boston; Cramer Krasselt CCO Marshall Ross and JWT ecd Graham Woodall in Chicago; and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners co-chairman Jeff Goodby, Hal Riney ecd Jon Soto and TBWA\Chiat\Day ecd Chuck McBride in San Francisco, among others.

“We are very proud to see how far Portfolio Night has come. Having major U.S. agencies join us this year is a clear indication of how the industry is realizing the importance of a united effort to nurture and fuel the advertising industry, to ensure it reaches new heights,” said Ignacio Oreamuno, founder and director of ihaveanidea and a former art director at Ogilvy & Mather.

Tickets for the event, scheduled for May 4, cost $35. Attendees must register online at ihaveanidea.org/portfolionight2006.