Some of you may or may not know me from AdGrads.

I co-founded the site in 2007, aiming to help people who wanted to get into the communication business.

During my time writing it, I’ve contributed to the Guardian’s careers page, spoken at Exeter, Warwick, Roehampton Universities, helped Leo Burnett devise their graduate ‘agency’ (more on that here) as well as mentoring at the School of Communication Arts.

I’m pleased to say that it has been helpful for a large number of people, and I’ve greatly enjoyed writing it. In time, I hope it can become a valuable resource for current AdGrads who want to share their experiences.

I now write for the AdMISSION, the IPA’s blog for graduates.

If you’d like to contact me about your own agency’s graduate scheme, or are a recent graduate contemplating advertising as a viable career, feel free to get in touch – I’d love to hear from you. My email’s william.humphrey at

Finally, a short presentation about how I got in can be found below: