OMG it’s OMG! New Brisbane intern visits Hong Kong HQ

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OMD Hong Kong x QUT

As you walk through the doors of the Omnicom Media Group (OMG) Hong Kong office, the gleam of awards is blinding.

The sheer number of trophies for OMG agency OMD as ‘Media Agency of the Year’ and ‘Marketing Excellence’ adorning the walls is a testament to the creative and strategic geniuses that work within the agency and the group – some of whom we were lucky enough to meet.

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Don’t let your high school grades hold you back …

My year 12 senior certificate looks something like this…

  • Limited Achievement
  • Limited Achievement
  • Sound Achievement
  • Very Limited Achievement
  • Limited Achievement
  • Sound Achievement
  • Sound Achievement

I wish I was kidding when I say that I graduated high school in the bottom 2% state-wide.

My OP score was so bad, it was a running joke in my family for a while.

Despite this, I became the first person in my family to ever finish year 12 (I finished, I graduated, not sure if I technically passed though…!)

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My ADventure at GroupM Hong Kong

I thought I knew a bit about media agencies, having interned for several weeks at Starcom Brisbane. I had even done a mini-internship with Mediacom in Sydney. But visiting GroupM Hong Kong was an entirely different ADventure.

The front office at GroupM is just as captivating as their award winning campaigns

The front office at GroupM is just as captivating as their award winning campaigns

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Moving on up: digital transformation in Hong Kong

As advertising undergrads, we seek out people in the industry to look up to. One of these is Dean Vowles, QUT’s ‘Man in Hong Kong’ and star of the recent TVC. When I met him during our Hong Kong Study Tour, it was like finding a soulmate. Brisbane bred, quietly spoken, with an interest in planning and a passion in technology. So how had he been transformed by his work in the digital industry and his life in Hong Kong?

QUT received a warm welcome in Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong and Singapore Study Tour Begins

Hey Everyone!

It has been a full on holiday so far! I arrived from Papua New Guinea yesterday and already on a early 5:30am start to the day to Sydney and Hong Kong. And next weekend from Hong Kong to Singapore. My adventures in Hong Kong and Singapore are part of a QUT study tour for advertising and public relations students, supported by the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan.

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Lending Your Voice – Global Voices Opportunity

When I found out that Global Voices was taking me to Paris and I would have the chance to be among some of the most intelligent and innovative policy experts in the world, well I couldn’t refuse, could I? After embracing the cliché Parisian fashion of gorging on bread and wearing berets—oh, and of course trying escargot—I found myself at a chateau for the annual Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forum. It’s a tough life, I know.

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Destroy/Save the World in 4 days or BrizMUN 2016

If you have ever played a video game like Civilization, you probably have an understanding of how hard it is to promote your country’s interests on the global scale. And if you are interested in international politics, you know for sure that it is nearly impossible to get everything you want without giving something back.

BrizMUN four day program gives students and opportunity to dive into vigorous debates around the most critical issues, United Nations style. The program is designed to emulate the UN’s committees, councils and general assemblies with the real current political and social issues on the table.

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Double Degree (QUT/EDHEC): Is it worth the challenge?

In July 2014 I started my studies at QUT in Masters Business Advanced (Applied Finance) as an international student. Imagine the excitement, fear, uncertainty  and millions of crashing feelings I felt when I first arrived to Brisbane from a 36 hour flight (Mexico City – Los Angeles – Fiji – Brisbane). My first impressions of Australia were similar to most of the international students : A paradise full of friendly people that you will not understand half of what they are talking about. Do they even speak English?!

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