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David Houghton | VP, Creative Director | Y&R

Chris McGroarty | VP, Creative Director | Y&R

Matt Litzinger | VP, Creative Director | Cossette

Graham Mutch | Creative Director | Cossette

Jamie Lirette | Creative Director | Cossette

Suzanne Pope | Creative Director | John St.

Alan Madill | Creative Director | Juniper Park

Gary Watson | Co-Creative Director | Bos

Chad Borlase | Co-Creative Director | Bos

Ron Tite | Creative Director | Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG

Andy Shortt | Partner | Huxley Quayle von Bismark

Chris Hall | Partner | Huxley Quayle von Bismark

Tom Beakbane | Creative Director | Beakbane Marketing

Dale Moser | Creative Director | Beakbane Marketing

Craig Markou | Creative Director | JWT

Colin Winn | Creative Director | JWT

Sean Davison | Creative Director | MacLaren McCann

Robert Kingston | Creative Director | MacLaren McCann

Jason Buback | Assoc. Creative Director | doug & serge

Virginia Magaletta | Creative Director | Twist Image

Chris Harrison | Assoc. Creative Director | Bensimon Byrne

David Chiavegato | Partner, Creative | Grip Ltd.

Rich Pryce-Jones | Partner, Creative | Grip Ltd.

Ben Weinberg | Partner, Creative | Grip Ltd.

Jacoub Bondre | Director of Production | Grip Ltd.

Ray Barrett | Co-Chairman Creative | Hey Harry

Jim Diorio | Creative Director | Manifest Communications

Daniel Charron | Creative Director | Saatchi & Saatchi

Judy John | Managing Partner, Chief Creative Officer | Leo Burnett

Brian Howlett | Creative Director | Agency 59

Carl Jones | VP, Executive Creative Director | GREY Canada

Phil Sylver | Creative Director | Extreme Group

Israel Diaz | Executive Creative Director | David&Goliath

Cory Eisentraut | Assoc. Creative Director | Cundari

Chris Torbay | Creative Director | Yield Branding

Gary Westgate | Creative Director | Innocecan Canada

Bart Smith | Creative Director | Innocecan Canada

Ron Bock | Assoc. Creative Director | Anderson DDB

Jeff MacEachern | Assoc. Creative Director | TAXI

Troy McGuinness | Assoc. Creative Director | TAXI

Nancy Vonk | Chief Creative Officer | Ogilvy & Mather


5:00: Registration opens

6:15: Portfolio Night Opening Announcement & Speech

6:30: Period 1 begins

7:15: First Intermission

7:30: Period 2 begins

8:15: Second Intermission

8:30: Period 3 begins

9:15: Period 3 ends

9:15: Portfolio Night Closing Announcement & Speech

9:30: Overtime Period


Rooster Post
40 Spadina Ave,
Suite 301 Toronto, ON



Ticket Price: $40.00 CAD
Before you register or purchase a ticket, please read this link to find out if Portfolio Night is right for you.





  1. Max says:

    Only 3-4 women CD’s on the list, brilliant, no wonder its a hockey ad culture here.

  2. Brendan says:

    Here’s what the Globe had to say about the spot:

    On May 20, more than 40 creative directors will gather at Rooster, the post-production house in downtown Toronto, for the eighth annual local Portfolio Night, a sort of professional speed-dating event held in 38 cities around the world in which ad industry hopefuls spend a few hours pitching their samples, and themselves. The promotional spot for this year’s Toronto event tells the bittersweet story of a young man from the sticks who, after telling his parents he is “gay for ads,” is kicked out of the house. (In a flashback, his former girlfriend relates how she once dressed up in a restaurant’s chicken costume to sing him a pre-coital commercial jingle.) In the end, happily, our wandering adman finds a welcoming community of similarly marginalized creative types. So much for the bigots who say legalizing gay marriage will lead to people shacking up with donkeys. Advertising and chickens, sure. But donkeys? That’s just weird.