by Hannah McMartin | Marketing Executive, The DMA | October 10, 2017 You’ve got the great ideas and you even have some of those on paper, but how, you ask yourself, do you use those to make your way into the creative industry? Well, luckily for you, we’ve pulled some strings and have got some of the industry’s best Creative Directors ready and raring for the third round of Big Book Crit to give you invaluable feedback on your creative work. But before we go into the details, we’ve pulled together a list (because who doesn’t love a list) of our top 5 reasons why it’s a night you really don’t want to miss: 1.Network with industry professionals When else can you say you’ve been in a room of industry experts with over a century’s worth of experience between them (don’t tell them we said that!)? This is your chance to pick the brains of those who have been there and done it. Oh, and it has been known for them to offer a placement or two at the event… 2.Bounce ideas off the experts and your peers How does that famous saying go… Two heads are better than one? In the creative industry there are some pretty great heads filled with fantastic ideas, so come along and contribute to the discussion. You might just come away with your best idea yet. 3.Gain a unique insight into the industry The creative industry is evolving at lightning speed, and what better way to find out the latest gossip than hearing it from someone who’s at the heart of it? From current trends to predictions for the future, this is the place to be in the know. 4.Assess the competition Let’s be honest, we all like a nosey especially when it comes to something we’re passionate about, and how fantastic that there will be other aspiring creatives with work there for you to look at. Let that healthy competition be the basis for inspiring your work! 5.Visit a swanky agency Think phone booths for meeting rooms, fluffy rugs in every colour of the rainbow, and it has been known, llamas (although sadly of the stuffed variety) that welcome you in. Trust us, you’re going to love visiting these venues and will be googling the closest Ikea as soon as you leave. Want to find out the other reasons why it’s a fantastic night to be a part of? You’ll just have to come along and see for yourself. Don’t miss out on the night that could be the start of your creative career. Find out more information and secure your ticket here.