Getting your first job in the advertising industry is never easy. So we’re always keen to help those looking to get started and to nurture and grow young talent.

We’ve got a strong relationship with The Arts University Bournemouth, but we also support Southampton Solent University whenever we can too. Our latest collaboration involved helping a group of third-year Solent students with their ‘Agency Simulation’ module, which is a great opportunity for them to gain an insight into agency life and the creative/pitch process.

The big pitch day.

They presented their campaign, which included research, strategy and creative, to David Rose (Head of Copy), Matt Turner (Creative Director) and Laura Campbell (Senior Lecturer at Southampton Solent). Delivering a pitch can be nerve racking even for seasoned professionals – but they did really well.


“We were impressed at the high standard of work produced and are sure they’ll all have glittering advertising careers. When they’ve finished taking time out to go travelling anyway. It was great to help out the university I used to go to again and to give the students a great understanding of what to expect when they land their first advertising job.”

Dave Rose

“We are really grateful to Thinking Juice for giving the students the opportunity to work with them on this project. This final year unit on the BA Advertising course gives students an invaluable experience of working at a professional level and provides a stepping stone between university and the world of the agency. It’s particularly nice for me when I get to catch up with one of our successful graduates who I taught myself (years ago)!”

Laura, Solent University