Posted 06 March 2023

Sign up for our next Meet & Greet to hear all about working in copywriting

On Thursday 30th March, we’ll be hosting our next Meet & Greet networking event! This time, we’ll be focusing on the world of copywriting. This is a chance to meet a range of industry experts working in this field, learn more about their roles and ask questions. So if you’re a UK-based creative in the first year of your career and curious about this pocket of industry, be sure to sign up.

So you’re curious about working in copywriting but don’t know where to start. What does a copywriting job involve? What roles are available for entry-level talent, and what kinds of skills might you need to work in this area? If you’d like to know the answer to any of these questions, you’ll want to register for our next networking event, Meet & Greet.

From in-house and freelance copywriters, to senior writers and creative directors, we’re inviting 10 industry professionals to shed light on the opportunities out there, share insight into their roles and offer advice for anyone looking to follow a similar path.

So whether you’re a student, a grad or simply in the first year of your career journey, this is a chance to meet industry professionals, connect with fellow emerging attendees and ultimately learn more about what it’s like to work in copywriting.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 30th March, from 5pm to 8pm BST. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.

After a short panel discussion with our industry experts, you’ll be put into breakout rooms of three attendees and one industry expert, where you’ll get the chance to ask questions, receive advice and find out more about their role. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several industry experts throughout the evening.

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 20th March via the link below.

Who will be there?

Harry Sandhu (he/him), creative, Anomaly
With a background in global political economics, Harry began in art direction after a chance meeting with someone at a party and taking a leap of faith. He is now a hybrid creative, well-accustomed with the expectations of copywriting in the ad world, with a focus on conceptualising larger creative ideas.

Nazy Farkhondeh (she/her), senior writer, Reed Words
With a writing career beginning in Hollywood scripted development, Nazy’s move to branding and marketing has seen her covering everything from internal strategy writing to national multi-platform campaign work. She’s now a senior writer for Reed Words, a creative agency focused solely on the power of copy.

Ailsa Inglis (she/her), creative and client services consultant, Represent
Ailsa’s background spans multiple disciplines including design strategy, art direction and branding, across roles at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and Native Design. At Represent, she works across creative and client services specialising in copywriting, digital communications, studio production and social media in London and worldwide.

Paul Calway (he/him), creative director, Revolt
After studying graphic design and communication, Paul realised design wasn‘t his forté. He began writing ads in his bedroom alongside a fellow design drop-out, eventually landing a placement at Wieden+Kennedy. 13 years later, he’s worked with the likes of Oglivy, Anomaly and The Uncommon, and is now Revolt’s creative director.

Seun Areoye (he/him), copywriter, Amplify
Seun is a copywriter from London. Dropping out of uni after second year, he fell into the creative industry through sports modelling and telling people he was a copywriter before he officially was one. Having previously worked at We Are Social, Seun is now a copywriter at Amplify and runs London-based publication Gauchoworld.

Rachel Jarvis (she/her), associate copywriter, AKQA
Leaving university with a degree in philosophy, Rachel built up a broad freelance writing portfolio that helped her secure a full-time position at AKQA. She enjoys writing web and social copy for luxury brands, having been working on a variety of projects for the past year.

Jackson King (he/him), copywriter and journalist, Words By Jackson
After studying english language and literature at Oxford University, Jackson embarked on a copywriting short course at UAL and began his career. He has eight years of experience writing across TV, radio, print, online and social media. More recently, Jackson has also entered the journalistic and fiction writing foray.

Rachel Porter (she/her), director of content and storytelling, Scriberia
Rachel began her career in journalism as a feature writer for newspapers. She now heads up the content and copywriting output for Scriberia, where she has been since 2014. She’s also working on a series of picture books for grown-ups, combining words and illustrations to promote parental mental health and happiness.

Liz Ann Bennett (she/her), senior copywriter and content strategist, DNCO
Liz’s career began when she founded and edited Oh Comely, a culture magazine part of a movement of independent feminist media in the 2010s. She then worked at strategic consultancy Something More Near curating content for a campaign promoting London’s White City. She joined DNCO in 2018 as a writer and editor focusing on place and culture.

Phil Brewer (he/him), senior copywriter, Otherway
Since 2016, Phil has been at Otherway, where he currently serves as senior copywriter. Prior to that, he worked as a copywriter at ad agency Karmarama and spent two years freelance. He’s worked on a diverse portfolio of projects involving brands such as Inch’s Cider, Virgin Media, BBC Radio 1 and Nintendo.

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. You’re only eligible to register if you are:

• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 20th March via the link below.

Please note

Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance and will be refunded after the session.

We hope to see you there!