Clemenger BBDO welcomes 2020 intake of Exceptions to the Rule

By Paige Murphy | 14 February 2020

Clemenger BBDO today welcomed the latest batch of recruits from its Exceptions to the Rule program across its Melbourne and Sydney offices.

The program, now in its fourth year, is Clemenger BBDO’s annual search for diverse talent that may not have come through traditional tertiary or career pathways, providing an opportunity for those that haven’t studied advertising to enter the industry.

This year’s search saw more than 400 applications across Sydney and Melbourne, with seven of those being offered placements as ‘Exceptions’.

“As we seek to take creativity to places it’s never been before, we need to ensure we’re building out the diversity of talent and thought required to achieve that goal," Clemenger BBDO Melbourne CEO Gayle While says.

"This year’s intake is a wonderful group of exceptional talent and we’re thrilled to have them beginning their careers in advertising with us.”

2020’s recruits include a classical violinist, human rights journalist, professional composer, TV producer, translator and someone who has come from a tech start up, among others.

“The Exceptions to the Rule program has been a massive success over the years as we’ve seen some bright and exceptional talent grow into senior roles within the business," Clemenger BBDO Sydney CEO Pete Bosilkovski says.

"We’re excited to welcome our latest intake who are a very diverse group of talent and we hope they will push themselves out of their comfort zones and embrace the beautiful world of creativity."

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