The most awarded ad school in the world, The School of Communication Arts (SCA), has recently welcomed a host of new sponsors into its partnership program for the new school year, one of whom is Pitch.
These internationally recognised and award-winning new additions to the SCA’s growing list of partner organisations include Pitch Marketing Group, The Corner, Ridley Scott Creative Group, ACNE and The Marketing Store.
By partnering with the SCA, each new sponsor will support and contribute directly to the training of a number of students who would otherwise lack the resources to gain entry to the creative advertising industry.
Approximately 40 per cent of each student cohort is funded through the generosity of the School’s agency partners. They play an important role in student success on the course, and gain access to a whole host of partner benefits such as new talent spotting, mentoring and learning and development opportunities.
The success of the partnership network can be attributed to the quality and employability of the SCA’s alumni, which is exemplified by the school’s impressive and growing collection of awards.
2022 was a record-breaking year for the SCA having won 16 D&AD New Blood Pencils awards and earned the coveted black pencil for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, sixty per cent of The Talent Business Cream award winners – the best portfolio graduates awarded across the world – were students of the SCA, as voted for by the industry’s top creatives.
Tom Rouse, creative director of Pitch Marketing Group said, “If the marketing industry doesn’t reflect society, it can’t possibly reach the diverse audience that brands need to engage with in order to grow. Working with the SCA is a brilliant way for Pitch to ensure we’re contributing to the diversification of creative talent in the industry whilst also allowing us to benefit from the excellent creative tools and learning materials available through the partnership.
“We have a range of partners as part of our Changemakers DE&I programme and the SCA has already proven to be a brilliant partner in this space. We’re looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of students have to offer.”