Former Account Management Intern at Young & Rubicam (Y&R)
over 1 year ago
Always know information about the company and the creative work that they have done it shows your interest and that you did your research (its also always a plus if you can speak/congratulate them on any new clients they may have acquired or awards they have won - For instance, Cannes is a huge deal to any creative agency so look at any winners from the past year. Being able to talk about any creative work that any agency has created is also good to have in the back of your mind).
Find what sets the company apart from others in the industry, why it matters to you and your career path, and communicate that genuienly to your interviewer.
I would also recommend surfing Adweek or Ad-Age for new information about the advertising world - see what people are talking about so you feel prepared and in the loop.
Lastly, always remember that you will be asked this question where ever you interview "Tell me a little bit about yourself" or "Could you walk me though your resume?" In my experience it was extremely helpful to think of key points ahead of time to walk them through that will show them your experience and eagerness to learn within the agency!