DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WPP's Team Detroit, a leading global advertising and design agency, is giving college students a chance to show their creativity, positively impact the environment, and win a free trip to join them at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas on March 13-15.
Developed in support of local client Detroit Dirt, a composting company founded by Pashon Murray, the national competition entices students at advertising colleges and portfolio schools to develop a 60-second video about composting. Murray, along with Team Detroit's Toby Barlow – global chief creative officer and David Murphy – U.S. president, will select three finalists/teams to travel to Austin and present their work to a larger audience during the SXSW conference.
"This contest gives students the chance to attend one of the industry's most compelling events while supporting Detroit Dirt's positive environmental impact on a wonderful and resurging city," said Linda Taylor, executive vice president, chief talent officer. "It also highlights the excellent internship and career opportunities within our global organization."
According to Team Detroit U.S. Executive Creative Director Matt Soldan, development of the competition has been an agency-wide effort. "Our creative team has done an excellent job bringing this concept to life," he said. "The competition really speaks to agency values like investment in our community, a greener environment, and the future of the advertising and creative professions."
To enter the competition, participants must visit www.60secstosxsw.com and follow instructions to register. Deadline to submit a video has been extended to Feb. 12.
About Team Detroit
Based in Dearborn, Michigan, Team Detroit was founded in 2007 as an entirely new model of collaboration that gives marketers access to the breadth of WPP's talent, ideas and tools. The agency has 36 U.S. offices and employs more than 3,000 worldwide. Clients include Ford Motor Company, Ford Dealers, Johnson Controls, Ohio Art and the United Way of Southeast Michigan. Visit www.teamdetroit.com for more information.
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