thatgirlgwen asked: Just a quick note to let you know I enjoy your blog! The creative campaigns and infographics you find always brighten my day (and my dashboard) and get me excited about the world of advertising.
I'm a student/wannabe/rising account planner, and I love finding other advertising students on Tumblr and in the blogosphere. I'm always looking for new blogs and people to follow! Do you have any suggestions for a fellow advertising student? :)
Thanks -- and have a blast with your internship with Draft Malaysia!
Thanks for your submission—much appreciated! Lucky for you I’ve actually been meaning to post my recommendations for a while. Here are a few blogs and twitter handles that I know of that are owned by established ad men and women, as well as a few student blogs that I enjoy.
Digital Creative Director at DraftFCB KL
I’m sure every aspiring ad person wants to get inside the mind of a CD, and at least with tumblr you can get a glimpse. His tumblr also presents a great (instagram) picture of life here in Kuala Lumpur.
Creative Director at JWT Auckland
Again another great Creative Director, Peter Ogden from JWT in Auckland, New Zealand. He blogs often and posts some truly spectacular photography and other creative pieces.
Copywriter at DraftFCB KLShai has been working in advertising for about ten years now and several agencies here including TBWA and Publicis have had the pleasure of working with him.
Social Media Executive at DraftFCB KL
I’m sure many of you tumblr ad babies have an interest in social media, and Diyana Shahrum is an expert.
Group Head at Tribal DDB KL
He and his wife Nora both work in advertising and I’m always hovering on the like button on his tumblr.
Copywriter at Lucideas in KL
Dan Watson is a junior creative with a lot of insight into the Advertising world. He writes not only about the industry but also some funny observational pieces. I would highly recommend his blog for all you aspiring copywriters because you could learn a lot from his writing style and he’s generally keen to answer questions.
Digital AdMan at Progressive in Moscow
Stepa posts some excellent stuff and is a consistent top contributer on the advertising tag.
Matthew Stasoff is an advertising student at Seneca College in Canada who seems to be very passionate about advertising and cognizant of social media.
One of the first advertising blogs that I’ve followed and enjoyed, Amy McDonald is (I believe) an aspiring media planner studying at BCIT in Vancouver, Canada.