Representing under 30s in the industry
Representing under 30s in the industry

Advertising is traditionally a young industry with over 45% of our IAPI members’ employees being 30 years old or under.

So to provide representation to these future leaders we set up a council called Futureheads with a focus on ensuring that those who recently started their career in this industry have a voice - and that those voices gets heard.

It is important that the council is representative of the industry in terms of the different disciplines and the different agencies.

If you or a colleague would be interested in joining Futureheads, please contact gemma.gilmore@sparkfoundry.ie

Development + Networking​​
Development + Networking​​

Development starts with increasing awareness of our industry with students. We do this through our talent attraction program as well as hosting our annual ADEXPO event. This is a career expo where students can speak with people already working in Media, Creative, Client Services, Technology and Digital, where they can find out how the industry works, the different roles available and have all of their questions answered.

The event highlight of the year is the summer party where everyone from all agencies is invited. This usually involves a BBQ, beers, music, and of course the ping pong tournament where we get to see agencies at their most competitive.

Information + Integration
Information + Integration

Futureheads work to produce an Internship and Graduate Guidebook. All IAPI agency members feed into this with detail on internship or graduate opportunities, including structure, timelines, and payment.

We also host Speed Mentoring evenings where people with the likes of 1-3 years’ experience can speak to those with 5-7 years’ experience. Again, it’s an event that focuses on people being able to really ask the questions they most want answered and the questions which will benefit them.

Motivation + Participation
Motivation + Participation

We speak to today’s leaders to understand what will be needed for and from tomorrow’s leaders. We meet each of the agency Managing Directors to discuss what we can do for their young workforce. Motivation is at the heart of this as we know that a happy, valued employee is much more likely to stay with us.

Gemma Gilmore, Futureheads Chair
Gemma Gilmore, Futureheads Chair
Gemma Gilmore
Gemma Gilmore
Business Director, Spark Foundry; Futureheads Chair
The Futureheads Council
The Futureheads Council
Keifa Murray
Keifa Murray
Account Executive, Dynamo
Alison Cooke
Alison Cooke
Snr Account Manager, Publicis Dublin
Jamie Fulham
Jamie Fulham
Client Manager, Spark Foundry
Derwin Myres
Derwin Myres
Strategic Planner, Folk WT
Eva McCarthy
Eva McCarthy
Snr Account Manager, Verve
Amy Tumelty
Amy Tumelty
Social Media & Content Specialist, TBWA\Dublin
Conor Cunniffe
Conor Cunniffe
Copywriter & Creative, Rothco