The Big Think



So you would like a career in advertising... but did you attend The Big Think 2016?


Well, here’s the good news – LRD will be holding this hugely informative and enjoyable event again in 2017. Dates have now been confirmed for Thursday 26th October 4pm - 9pm and Friday 27th October 10am - 5pm.

We will again be giving budding designers, copywriters, account executives and planners a genuine insight into how a real advertising agency operates with a ‘live’ client brief and a pitch situation up against the clock.

Last year we had two teams in competition helped along by industry master-classes and mentors offering advice along the way. A great time was had by all, but don’t take our word for it!

So what is The Big Think?

The Big Think is rare chance to get a glimpse of agency life. This year, three teams of students compete to create the most convincing marketing campaign from a ‘live’ client brief.  The experience will take them from big idea generation to presenting to clients and everything in between. They will live the deadline for 22 hours, battling against opposing teams and battling against time.


Thursday 26th October 4.30pm to Friday 27th October 5pm

Digital Greenhouse, Market Street, St Peter Port, GY1 1HB


Good agencies are packed with thinkers. BIG thinkers. Most can’t draw. Researchers, planners, negotiators, creators, writers, presenters - agencies need them. Visit and find out what sort of big thinker you are.


We’ve got pizza, snacks, fruit, coffee, tea, water.


Tips on Uni. Certificate of involvement. How to break into the industry. Memories.


Students (Year 12 thru to Uni)

Simply click on the button below to fill out your application by noon 9th October. (You’ll know if you’re in by 12th October). 


Here’s a short film we made of the day… and what some of last years’ participants thought about it.

The Big Think from LRD on Vimeo.