A fascinating one-week project brought to ESCP Business School MSc in Marketing and Creativity students by the L’Oréal Professorship in Creativity Marketing
Big Picture is a week of creative work where our talented students are tasked with developing a concept and producing a video related to a key topic provided by L’Oréal.
Hello! Our names are Lena Aridi (ESCP Business School), Francesco Mambelli (ESCP Business School), Margo Blanche Compen (IFM), Papolthee Rakphongphairoj (IFM), Olivia Varon Caralps (IFM), Divya Kedia (ESCP Business School), Anna Syren (ESCP Business School), Clémentine Toussaint (ESCP Business School), Amirkhon Murvatov (IFM), Deeksha Gupta (IFM) and Charlie Wang (IFM), and we would love to share this amazing experience with you!
Francesco Mambelli (ESCP Business School), Lena Aridi (ESCP Business School), Margo Blanche Compen (IFM), Papolthee Rakphongphairoj (IFM)
Divya Kedia (ESCP Business School), Clémentine Toussaint (ESCP Business School), Charlie Wang (IFM), Amirkhon Murvatov (IFM) and Deeksha Gupta (IFM)
In total, we were 46 students from the ESCP Business School MSc in Marketing and Creativity and from the IFM MSc in International Luxury Management competed in the 2019 Big Picture project in eight mixed groups. The Jury decided to designate our two teams as joint first-place winners.
We spent one week working together on a very challenging and real project for L’Oréal. How lucky we were to get such an opportunity to fully immerse in the beauty industry.
Learning by doing, we had a wonderful adventure – let us tell you more about it!
Dive with us into our five-day mission.
Each year, Big Picture is a powerful learning tool which brings together students from IFM and ESCP Business School.
Students from both Schools are projected into the heart of the creative process: they are asked to design and produce a video in a very short time. It is also a highly multicultural challenge. The workshop offers opportunities for exchanges between various different profiles, learning to work together on an innovative project and finalising it under the pressure of a tight deadline… such are the main learning challenges of the Big Picture project. At the end of the week, one of the videos was selected as the winner by a panel that includes leading professionals.
L’Oreal Professor of Creativity Marketing, ESCP Business School
Rarely do students get to learn as much in one week
Big Picture is a very special opportunity for our MSc in Marketing & Creativity students to work alongside colleagues from the Institut Francais de la Mode on a creative business brief for L’Oréal. Our project this year was both inspiring and challenging as teams had to imagine the experience of Gen Z shoppers with the YSL Beauty brand in 2025. Student teams from both schools worked hard to produce one-minute original videos and recommendations, which they presented to a prestigious jury of L’Oreal executives including the YSL senior management team. Rarely do students get to learn as much in one week as they do on this project — truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that opens up new career horizons and pushes their creative and business skills to new heights.
Programme Manager, MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management, IFM
An invaluable experience for our students
Every year the Big Picture project prepares our students to face the realities of working in the creative industries, where image is everything and content must convey strategic meaning in an ever aesthetic manner. It is invaluable for the students to have to work under intense time constraints, with team members that they have just met, who bring to the table different problem-solving approaches. In addition, the strategic and technical coaching that they receive makes the project a truly 360° learning experience. We are very pleased to partner with ESCP Business School on this exciting project, and also in regards to the new IFM – ESCP Business School double degree.
Take a look and enjoy!
Lucky you, you can enjoy two films as the Jury didn’t break the tie between two of the teams.
Directed and produced by team 2
What we learnt from this experience?
Directed and produced by team 8
What we learnt from this experience?
What a prestigious Jury!
Guive Balooch, Global Vice President of L’Oreal Technology Incubator (L’Oréal), Alex Bennett (L’Oréal), Diane Hecquet, Digital Transformation Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty (L’Oréal), Cristina Monnoyeur, Operations Digital Transformation Director (L’Oréal), Kamran Razmdoost, Professor (ESCP Business School), Emma Shuttleworth, Talent Acquisition Director (L’Oréal), Ramona Tudosecu, Head of Digital & Innovation (Les Galeries Lafayettes), Irène Garcia Turcan, International Digital Director, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty (L’Oréal).
Check out the feedback from some Jury’s members:
How can Big Picture help moving your L’Oréal issues forward?
Irène Garcia Turcan, International Digital Director, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty at L’Oréal
What did you expect from this experience?
Diane Hecquet, Digital Transformation Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty at L’Oréal
How can Big Picture help the recruitment process of our students?
Emma Shuttleworth, Talent Acquisition Director, L’Oréal France
What do you think about the student’s works?
Ramona Tudosescu, Head of Digital & Innovation, Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées and MMK Creativity Marketing Alumna
Laurent François, Creative Strategist & founder at RE-UP agency, was co-coaching us. It was also a great experience for him.
Laurent François, Creative Strategist & founder at RE-UP agency, was co-coaching us, it was also a great experience for him.
Here are some of the learnings he got from coaching these 50 talents, along with Pr. Marie Taillard and Brad Fujimoto.
- Some of the answers are in the brief
- Talk to people: find them, interview them
- The “concept”: a tough notion
- Team feedbacks are a weapon
- It’s all about a concept… matched with a brand
Congratulations to all the other students involved in the Big Picture Journey!
Caren Abdul Hak, Lena Aridi, Benedetta Budini Gattai, Alexia Danton, Margaux Duvallet, Aryana Eshtehardi, Felicia Ivarsson, Maya Jannoun, Divya Kedia, Sau Wei Law, Anne Constance Lemire, Francesco Mambelli, Julia Markowitz, Nicole Morasco, Mafalda Patricio, Anastasiia Prokhorenko, Danielle Marie Rosengrant, Amelie Schoumacher, Anna Syren, Clementine Toussaint, Marie-Cecile Vernet and Kristina Vygovskaya (ESCP Business School)
Lisa Marie Bauwens, Rawlins Bray, Marine Chapdelaine, Margo Blanche Compen, Samarpita Dasgupta, Victoria Devia, Bikem Evgin, Deeksha Gupta, Megan Gwatney, Cécile Larher, Qinshu Liu, Amirkhon Murvatov, Tamar Nanobashvili, Mariona Palacio Espasa, Etienne Philibert, Anastasiia Povorozniuk, Papolthee Rakphongphairoj, Ruth Sequeira, Zijun Shi, Olivier Van Donselaar, Olivia Varon Caralps, Vera Wagner, Chin Jung Wang and Charlie Wang (IFM)
You can have a look at their amazing videos here.
Placed under the aegis of the ESCP Business School Foundation, this professorship with L’Oréal strengthens in a complementary way a major school’s scientific expertise and a leading company’s know-how, on a crucial business issue and on topical subjects such as big data and the use of behavioural sciences in innovation and marketing creativity.
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