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  • NTLT 2013 - Georgie Gaddum - The agency project

    1. 1. Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference Oct 2-4th 2013 Southern Institute of Technology
    2. 2. The Agency Project Georgie Gaddum - Design Lecturer
    3. 3. Brand new pilot Project Started in 2012
    4. 4. How did it start? The Agency is an attempt to re create an advertising and public relations agency using third year Mediarts senior students working on real briefs from industry. Staff of Wintec’s Mediarts have had the agency idea for a few years, but it needed to be put into action. So when…
    5. 5. …Wintec’s Alumni Circle approached Wintec’s Mediarts wanting some help from staff and students to help launch their new presence at Wintec…
    6. 6. …Wintec’s Mediarts said, this is the pilot project we have been looking for!
    7. 7. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic.
    8. 8. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic. • A chance to tackle a different set of media outputs.
    9. 9. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic. • A chance to tackle a different set of media outputs. • Longer or shorter timeframes.
    10. 10. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic. • A chance to tackle a different set of media outputs. • Longer or shorter timeframes. • Create a different brief each time.
    11. 11. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic. • A chance to tackle a different set of media outputs. • Longer or shorter timeframes. • Create a different brief each time. • Utilise the Fieldays Exhibitor team from third year as well as combine with new third year students.
    12. 12. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic. • A chance to tackle a different set of media outputs. • Longer or shorter timeframes. • Create a different brief each time. • Utilise the Fieldays Exhibitor team from third year as well as combine with new third year students. • Chance to choose the clients – nationally and internationally.
    13. 13. Point of difference • Different from Fieldays as it isn’t locked into just one client or topic. • A chance to tackle a different set of media outputs. • Longer or shorter timeframes. • Create a different brief each time. • Utilise the Fieldays Exhibitor team from third year as well as combine with new third year students. • Chance to choose the clients – nationally and internationally. • Different staff can be utilised according to their professions – example: illustrators, musicians, sculptors, painters and drama tutors.
    14. 14. Bare bones
    15. 15. Who is Wintec Alumni Circle? • Brand new venture • Was only 1.5 years old (2012) • Set on-site in Wintec • Focused on re-connecting Wintec alumni students with other alumni students as well as the Wintec supporters. • Very interested in utilising the students within Wintec, to create a relationship while they are studying here and because it is founded on Wintec students.
    16. 16. First pilot project brief • We tried to keep the outcomes quite simple and ‘old school’ • Brief: To create a new brand identity and the first run of print and web media to send to Wintec Alumni as well as supporting businesses. • Outcomes: - Link logo (Georgie) - Link logo branding guidelines (Georgie) - Link Magazine (Students) - Website layout (Students) - E newsletter (Students)
    17. 17. The team in action
    18. 18. The team in action
    19. 19. The team in action
    20. 20. Started with the name: Full Circle magazine
    21. 21. Changed it to: Link magazine
    22. 22. Link logo branding guidelines
    23. 23. The final booklet
    24. 24. The Agency team
    25. 25. Keeping in touch
    26. 26. Student’s perspective • Opportunity to work with a ‘real client’ • Really impressive portfolio • Worked collaboratively with students from other areas • Learnt how to deal with real deadlines and problems • Credits towards semester 2 papers
    27. 27. Staff’s perspective • New brief to work on • Opportunity to work with a new client • Opportunity for research outputs • Opportunity to work with new students • Successfully achieved the first agency pilot project • Helped to manage the team on both sides • Still learning best ways to simplify and make more of a collegial project
    28. 28. Client’s perspective • Great opportunity to work with a large collaborative team • Excellent opportunity to connect with current Wintec students • To see students assist with ideas for content • Great interaction and insight to Wintec’s Mediarts students and teaching • Successful outcomes • Recommending students for future projects outside the agency
    29. 29. Questions? Thanks for your time 

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