We call that being Ambidextrous, and it's exactly what we do at Creative Strategy Bootcamp. CSB is a mentoring program designed to provide exposure and intensive hands-on training in Creative Strategy for entry-level badasses. Imagine spending 6 weeks working on fun, creative content projects for really cool brands. You will learn skills and techniques that will prepare you to pursue a Creative Strategy role at an innovative media company. At Creative Strategy Bootcamp, you will be mentored by the world’s best Creative Strategists and make connections that will catapult your career. Our unique program is designed for you to get inspired and gain the confidence you need to be a successful Creative Strategist. This isn’t ad school, film school, or business school. In fact, it's not a school at all. This is something new and different, built to prepare the future creative class for an evolving world. This isn't designed to help you get a job at an old-school advertising agency or a status quo marketing department. Creative Strategy Bootcamp is designed to provide exposure, skills and hands-on experience for the emerging practice of Creative Strategy, which exists on the digital media side of advertising at platforms we use every day. So if you're both creative and strategic, Creative Strategy might be the career path you've been searching for. This program will let you road test it.
- Acquire skills - we’ll teach you creative strategy fundamentals with simple lessons and fun exercises
- Work on cool projects - start practicing your skills immediately with hands-on projects
- Learn by doing - complete 3 branded content projects and get mentor feedback
- Gain insights - you’ll test your content ideas in the real world with actual consumers
- Strategy hacks - your mentor will share secret strategy techniques you can’t find online
- Collaborate and connect - bond with like-minded, ambitious peers in an intimate social setting
Creative Strategists are a rare breed of overachievers with short attention spans. We are thinkers, makers, and doers. What makes our kind unique is our appetite for culture combined with a diverse skill set. Creative Strategists are truly Ambidextrous. Being Ambidextrous means having both a strategic skill set (research, consumer insights, data, critical thinking, design thinking) and also a creative skill set (content creation, art/design, concepting, writing, filmmaking, video editing, journalism). Think of a DJ mixing on two turntables - the right hand and the left hand are both equally important. The best Creative Strategists are passionate about technology, brands, and pop culture. They are half-introvert, half-extrovert. Their Spotify playlists are the envy of all their friends. They are masters of digital media and in-the-know on the latest trends. And most importantly, they are hustlers who make cool shit happen. Sound like you?
Specifically, you'll probably be a good fit for this program if you match any of the criteria below:
- Entry-level recent grads who want to explore the field of Creative Strategy
- Interns and current students who are exploring their career options
- Strategists who feel constrained by their roles and want to explore their creative potential
- Creative content creators who want to learn how to be more strategic
- Emerging creative strategists who want to be mentored by an expert
Mike Chatfield is a world-reknowned strategy expert, international speaker and educator. He has taught creative strategy all over the globe and his former students now work at some of the world's best digital media companies and agencies. Mike has a fun, engaging and creative approach to teaching. You will have full access to Mike for 6 weeks in the Creative Strategy Bootcamp. His assignments will challenge you. His lectures will leave you energized. His feedback will motivate you to become better. Check out his professional bio here. You will also have the opportunity to learn from other awesome, inspiring CSB mentors throughout the 6 week program.
Part-time program with about 10-15 total hours per week required
Meet 3 times per week and you will have assignments to complete on your own
Keep your current job, you will look forward to your new night hustle
Add this as an extra "course" to your semester’s course load (it’ll become your favorite)
Creative Strategy Bootcamp is looking to form a small, diverse cohort for our spring session. The deadline to apply is January 15 or until we have reached capacity. We anticipate incredible demand for this program so we recommend applying as soon as possible to ensure your spot in the session. Questions about whether or not CSB is right for you? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org