Advertising Workshop

Advertising shares your big ideas with the entire city through posters, billboards, short videos, flyers, and other ways of getting out your message for change that benefits BIPOC communities and the environment. Professional creatives from Sid Lee, Juliet, and OCAD University students, faculty, and staff will show you how to take your big idea and create an advertising campaign to raise awareness of Toronto’s Biodiverse Futures.

The Advertising Workshops have two parts, which must be completed together. There is limited enrollment of 34 youth participants. Sign up is first come, first served.

If COVID-19 conditions are safer, there will be a field trip to visit the offices of Sid Lee at 952 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1G8.

Workshop Part 1:
Date: Saturday July 23, 2022
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Workshop Part 2:
Date: Saturday August 6, 2022
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

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VIDEOS TO WATCH BEFORE WORKSHOPS

EPISODE 01

What is Advertising?

Learn about how advertising uses creativity to inspire action. It seeks to persuade its audience to stop and look, remember, and then to take action. What are the actions that you want to inspire in others?

EPISODE 02

Do ads represent the world around you?

Learn from the creatives at Sid Lee Creative Agency and Juliet Creative Agency why representation matters in advertising and how you can create ads that give BIPOC communities a sense of belonging.

Representation

Do the advertisements around you represent the people in the world you live in? More Indigenous, Black, and POC designers are getting involved in advertising so that so that the world can better reflect our diverse histories and cultures.

EPISODE 03

How to come up with the Big Idea

Learn from Sid Lee and Juliet how to come up with the Big Idea that solves a problem for a client. From discovering the problem to the roll out of the solution all over the world, follow the development of Sid Lee’s “We the North” campaign for the Toronto Raptors.

The Big Idea

The Big Idea is a solution to a problem. Coming up with a big idea first takes research into the client, the competition, and the audience the client seeks to reach. Then you figure out all the ways in which you can persuade people to take actions that solve the problem.

The Advertising IMFTO Team

Eve Remilllard Larose, Sid Lee
Ariana Romano, Sid Lee
Simone O’Mathuna, Sid Lee
Denise Cole
Natasa Kajganic, Juliet
Laurent Abesdris, Juliet
Mariam Alqasim, Juliet

sidlee Juliet Logo - Name in black letters on white background