Mattias Hansson, CEO of Hyper Island, with digital guru and organizer Phil Jones at the Digital Podge lunch, the London Arts Club.
London calling: Students wanted
The last few weeks Hyper Island CEO Mattias Hansson has attended two events in London, mainly to keep up the good relations Hyper Island has in the international digital business arena.
Mattias talked about the education of and need for new digital talent on the CLICK 07 conference, arranged by magazine Creative Review. Afterwards there was a queue of people from the world's best agencies, wanting to know how to attract students from Hyper Island. We said as we use to in these situations: "Please come and lecture and share your experiences, and maybe some student will want to spend his or her internship period with you".
The very same queue, only different people and companies, appeared at the exclusive Digital Podge lunch where some of the world's best creative directors gathered at the London Art's Club on 40 Dover Street.
Many of the companies at these two events clearly said that they are dying to get Hyper Island students for internships and showed interest in finding deeper cooperation with the "education revolution" from Sweden. Some of the companies attending were:
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, GT Tokyo, Black Magic Marker, Lowe Brindfors, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive, Arc Worldwide & Leo Burnett Ltd, Isobar, Zulu, Wieden + Kennedy, EURO RSCG 4D Digital, Ogilvy One Worldwide, R/GA London and Agency Republic.
(Digital Podge 2007):
Third Eye Design, Acknowledgement, Diesel, Reading Room, Work Club, Brand Union, Åkestam.Holst, Beattie McGuinness Bungay, Bright Digital, Chinwag, COI Digital Team, Creative Social, Free Spirit, Agency Republic, Carnyx Group, Harvest Digital, New Media Age, Proximity London, RMM, Start Creative, VCCP, Virgin Games, Twenty Six