Maria & Claire, where are they now?

Claire & Maria's recent campaign for the RAC.

Claire Stokes and Maria Sousa Machado graduated from the University of Lincoln Creative Advertising course in 2012. Both of them had a very successful time on the course, scooping various awards including a D&AD pencil and YCN award. The girls are currently on a placement at Bartle Bogle Hegarty and are working hard to impress the agency.

They must be doing something right because they have already produced a number of TV commercials and have more in the pipeline. It's a great testament to the girls talent that they have got so much work out at an agency as good as BBH. I'll let the girls tell you about their experiences in their own words.

"So here we are, 8 months in at BBH and is safe to say it’s been a whirlwind, the good kind! We’ve had so many great opportunities here and would definitely recommend the agency to any young teams. There are no politics, it’s simply the best idea wins, placement team or not.

Not a day goes by when we’re not rushed off our feet and we’ve been lucky enough to work on five TV ads so far. It’s been a steep learning curve in production but the satisfaction of finally seeing our work on TV has been amazing. Makes us want it all the more!

We feel like we’ve found a great fit for us here, you can really tell when an agency feels right for the type of team. We are yet to meet an unpleasant person here and the atmosphere is always positive. So we’re doing everything we can to stay as long as possible!"

Claire & Maria's Barclays ad, their showreel seems to be increasing every week. 

Well done to Claire & Maria on the quality and quantity of work they are producing and we'll be following their careers with keen interest.