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Creative jury

  • Matthias

    Creative Managing Partner at Serviceplan, GERMANY

    Chairman of the jury
  • Pablo

    CEO & Chief Creative Officer at Bungalow25 Circus, SPAIN

  • Andrey

    Executive Creative Director, Co-owner at Voskhod Creative Agency, RUSSIA

  • Gerry

    Global Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather London, UNITED KINGDOM

  • Roman

    Executive Creative Director at Instinct (agency of BBDO Group), RUSSIA

  • Alexandr

    Creative Director at LOGA BIGA, BELARUS

  • Irina

    Creative Director at Vandog, UKRAINE

  • Munah

    Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • Dmitry

    Creative Director at AIDA Pioneer Branding & Creative company, BELARUS

  • Lars

    Partner & Executive Creative Director at Anomaly, THE NETHERLANDS

  • Nikolina

    Creative Director at Grey MENA, QATAR

  • Folker

    Chief Creative Officer at HAVAS Worldwide, SWITZERLAND

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  • Matthias

    Creative Managing Partner at Serviceplan, GERMANY

    Was born in Hamburg and studied at the University of Erlangen and at Kalamazoo College/USA. Before he started his career in advertising he worked at the theatre, with Robert Wilson and Tom Waits among others. In 1995, he began as a copywriter at Jung von Matt, one of Germany’s most creative agencies. In 1999, he moved as Creative Director to Philipp und Keuntje before joining Germany's former hotshop Springer & Jacoby to lead one of its agencies in 2003.

    In 2008, he became Executive Creative Director and Partner at Serviceplan Campaign, Munich, in 2016 he took over the creative leadership for the Serviceplan Headquarter in Munich and Serviceplan Cologne. Is proud to be part of the team that pushed the agency from no listing in any creative ranking to one of the most creative agencies in Germany and Europe. In 2017 Serviceplan was ranked Nr. 1 among all German agencies.

    Has won 25 Cannes Lions. With more than 600 awards, he is one of Germany's most awarded creatives.  

  • Pablo

    CEO & Chief Creative Officer at Bungalow25 Circus, SPAIN

    His family had worked in advertising business for more than 100 years. His grandfather was an advertiser, his father was an advertiser and most of his brothers and sisters work in advertising…

    Started his career at Euro RSCG then moved to LOWE Lintas. In 1999 joined the family Agency Solero&Solero (Havas Group) and some years later he thought it was time to start his own business.

    Bungalow25 was founded in 2003 with his partner Julio Galvez with a clear view to focus on creativity. The Agency philosophy is on Pablo’s words “an agency that does not stay still”. In 2014 Bungalow25 partner with Circus Marketing, one of the Top Agencies in LATAM and LA.

    Has achieved many of his professional goals, such as winning Cannes Lions, Eurobest Grand Prix and other relevant awards.

    Нas been a jury in many Festivals and included two times in Cannes.

  • Andrey

    Executive Creative Director, Co-owner at Voskhod Creative Agency, RUSSIA

    Andrey founded his agency, Voskhod, 20 years ago. Since then, it has grown from a small local company to a leading agency in the Russian advertising industry. Since 2007, Voskhod has been among the top ten Russian creative agencies, and it won for five times the tytle "Russian Creative Agency of the Year".

    Under Andrey’s creative leadership, the agency has won more than 400 awards at international festivals, including: Cannes Lions, D&AD, The Clio Awards, the London International Awards, The One Show, Eurobest, Epica, The Globe Awards, Golden Drum, The CUP, ADCE, the Art Directors Club of Russia, The Effie Awards, Golden Hammer, Red Apple, White Square and Kiev International Advertising Festival. Since 2012, Andrey has been a member of the Russian Advertising Academy.

  • Gerry

    Global Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather London, UNITED KINGDOM

    Based at O&M London since 2009, his role is to oversee creative work on Global Brands.

    He has run his own agency, HarrisonHuman, which was twice named agency of the year in South Africa, led several creative departments in the role of Executive Creative Director and overseen the creative work on many large, multinational brands; including Unilever/Dove, Coca Cola and Royal Philips N.V.

    The period in which he was O&M London’s Executive Creative Director, is the most awarded in the agency’s 65-year history.

    His “Breathless Choir” campaign for Philips was awarded Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Pharma Lions and named Best of Show at the 2016 IPA Health Awards.

    In 2015, Clio’s named 28 Too Many “Advertiser of the Year”, and O&M London “Agency of the Year” after his provocative campaign against FGM swept the boards, winning a total of 15 statues, including Grand Prix.

    His campaign for Expedia was The Gunn Report’s “most awarded campaign in the world” in 2013, also winning a coveted Gold Effectiveness Lion in 2014.

    He has served on many international award juries including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, One Show and British D&AD, where he was jury foreman in 2015. He is the recipient of 62 Cannes Lions (Gold Lions in film, press, outdoor, cyber, product design and radio) as well as multiple Grand Prix’s at major award shows around the world.

    Believes in hard work, big ideas and small miracles.

  • Roman

    Executive Creative Director at Instinct (agency of BBDO Group), RUSSIA

    Has more than twenty years of experience in advertising, more than fourteen at BBDO Group and more than twelve as a head of creative agency Instinct (BBDO Group Russia). Member of board of directors of ADCR.

    Having begun as a designer in publishing company Independent Media, he then kept his career going in such agencies as Publicis and TBWA as Art Director. As he himself usually sais, his advertising biography has started at BBDO in 2000, after his meeting with Yaroslav Orlov.

    He is one of the brightest and the most creative professionals in Russian advertising industry with unique sense of humor and fine taste in arts.

    He has worked with Alfa-Bank, iRU, Nike, Wrigley, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Eldorado, MEGA, MTS, Beeline, Intouch Insurance, Ingosstrakh, Suzuki, Pronto Media, Dell, Nidan, Petelinka and many others.

    In Instinct he is responsible for such brands as IKEA, MEGA, M-Video, MefaFone, Nestle. Yandex, Perekrestok and others.

    Holder of numerous awards of local and international festivals, including D&AD, Clio, Epica, Eurobest, Red Apple, ADCR, PIAF, KIAF, Webby Awards, London International Awards, Golden Drum, Golden Hammer, Cristal Festival, Lovie Awards, The Globes Awards, EFFIE and others. 

  • Alexandr

    Creative Director at LOGA BIGA, BELARUS

    Since 2002 every morning as he wakes up, he invents, sales, shoots, launches and compartmentalizes advertising for a hundred of local and international brands working at leading ad agencies in Belarus and (happened) in Russia. There were different things. Sometimes he got serious money for a half of a labour hour. Sometimes for months he worked for peanuts. Has won awards at festivals where he was not a jury member and was in jury of the festivals where he could not even get a short-list.

    He has never made any fake during his career.

    In 2016 he founded LOGA BIGA, an over-the-top client-focused creative agency. Member of AKMA's board.

    Was a jury at Idea!, Ad Stars, New York Festivals, LAMA, White Square ad festivals.  

  • Irina

    Creative Director at Vandog, UKRAINE

    Before joining Vandog agency, she has been a creative director at ad agency Michurin, worked at Provid BBDO, Sahar, Adell Saatchi & Saatchi.

    Has won prizes at such festivals as White Square, KIAF, Red Apple, Effie Awards, Golden Hammer, ADC*UA.

    Has been a jury member at several international advertising festivals. 

  • Munah

    Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Born in Lebanon, was awarded his BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut in 1998. A year later, he joined Leo Burnett Jeddah as an Art Director. In 2001, was transferred to Riyadh to start up the new Leo Burnett operation in the Saudi capital. 

    In 2003 he was made Creative Director and in 2005 was transferred to Leo Burnett Dubai and was there Executive Creative Director.  

    During the 17 years of his career spent with Leo Burnett, has worked on numerous international, regional, and local brands  as P&G, GM, McDonald’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bel, Montblanc, Showtime, Emirates Airlines, OSN, Savola, Saudi Telecom, du, Bank Saudi Fransi, NCCI, First Gulf Bank, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qtel, Ooredoo, Msheireb Properties, Qatar2015, Amlak, and many more.  

    His creative efforts have been recognized and translated into many awards at Cannes, New York Festival, Lynx, Effie, Cristal, Ad Stars, MarCom, etc…   

  • Dmitry

    Creative Director at AIDA Pioneer Branding & Creative company, BELARUS

    One of the founders of AIDA Pioneer Branding & Creative company, a part of APG. For the second year in a row the agency is #1 in creativity rating of Belarus.

    His portfolio contains lots of successful projects in the sphere of creative and branding for well-known national and foreign clients. His works were recognized at such festivals as Red Apple, White Square, KIAF, Golden Hummer, Ad Black Sea, IDEA!, Advision Awards, Adprint, Yerevan International Communications Biennale, Adstars, LAMA, PORA, ADNAK.

    Has been a jury member at a number of international award shows. 

  • Lars

    Partner & Executive Creative Director at Anomaly, THE NETHERLANDS

    Was born in Denmark, and grew up amongst engineers and architects, which explains his passion for tinkering with anything from bicycle cranks and surfboards to global advertising campaigns. The first years of his career were spent in Copenhagen, followed by stops in Miami, Amsterdam and London before ending up in New York, where he spent 13 years as an Art and Creative Director, before returning to European soil as partner and ECD for Anomaly Amsterdam.

    He has created award-winning works for brands like the NFL, Captain Morgan, Converse, Reebok, Johnnie Walker, The Wall Street Journal and Budweiser.

    He believes that great creative work should and can solve business problems and the age of one size fits is far gone. “An idea is only great works for the brand and resonates with people outside the circles of advertising”.

  • Nikolina

    Creative Director at Grey MENA, QATAR

    Currently spearheads the creative team at Grey Doha as Creative Director. Joining the team just over two years ago, she single-handedly overhauled the creative output of the agency through her keen insight, vast experience, and leadership skills.

    She has been exposed to diverse cultures throughout her career, beginning with an internship in China, followed by a stint as Art Director at Ogilvy-Cactus Communications in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her career then found her moving from the Horn of Africa to Bratislava in eastern Europe with Muw Saatchi & Saatchi. With the travel bug hitting her again, she moved to Doha, Qatar as Senior Art Director with Leo Burnett before settling to her current role in Grey Doha.

    Holds a graphic design degree from the University Of Belgrade Academy Of Applied Arts, Serbia, and focused on advertising, editorial graphic design, and art direction in the Accademia Cappiello in Florence and Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, with a specialty in Cyrillic and expressive calligraphy.

    She has been regularly recognized for her work, with accolades from several awards shows including ‘SAPPI-IDEAS THAT MATTER’ in South Africa, the MENA Cristal, Dubai Lynx and Lisbon International Advertising festival.

  • Folker

    Chief Creative Officer at HAVAS Worldwide, SWITZERLAND

    If life is like a box of chocolates, he went for the extra-large variety pack. Studied psychology, loved it, didn’t see a professional future in it. Still grateful to have done it. Really helps.

    Spent five years working as a flight attendant, back in the days when it was a great way to see the world. Never thought this could be a valuable professional experience, but it sure is. Worked as a music journalist and DJ. Sounds great, but doesn’t help to pay the bills.

    Ended up in advertising and found out that this is where he belongs. Worked and lived in Germany (born there), USA, Turkey, Switzerland (now). Happily elevating creativity as CCO at Havas Switzerland.

    Fierce believer in self motivation, life long learning, unrestricted curiosity, and asshole free workspaces.

    Speaker, writer, teacher, student. Proud alumnus of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. And still DJing. With a need to practice, though.


    Creative Director & Partner at Le Balene, ITALY

    Art Director, maker for habit, photographer and calligrapher for passion, from 1999 he worked in some of the most important international agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, Arnold Worldwide. Then became Creative Director at Armando Testa and then Executive Creative Director at TBWA Italy, where he worked until 2015.

    During his experience at TBWA \ Italy he founded First Floor Under, a creative collective that produced 12 exhibitions of culture and creativity in 3 three years.

    Founder and in charge of the brand image of the festival of Italian creativity (IF! Italians Festival).   

    Today is a partner of Le Balene, which in 2015 also founded Acqua su Marte – a new model of agency in Italy that mix culture, advertising and event all in one place.

    Board Member of ADCI from 2013 to 2016.

    Holder of prestigious industrial awards including prizes of such festivals as Cannes Lions, Epica Awards, ADCI.

    Design Jury President at ADCI 2016. Jujor in different categories of ADCI Awards since 2007 (Print, Film, Design, Promo&Activation).

  • Riccardo

    Senior Art Director at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

    He graduated in graphic/editorial design at Politecnico di Milano, and worked as a freelance designer and web developer for several years mainly for Ad agencies in Italy. He helped to found a small digital shop in Milan as lead designer and technologist before moving to Amsterdam.

    In 2011 he’d been enrolled in The Kennedys, the special internship program of W+K Amsterdam. From then on, he works as Art Director and Designer in the W+K Amsterdam office.

    He likes bold graphic design, curated typography, relevant insights, simple ideas, effortless UX and smart code. Standup comedy fan, loves cooking and kickboxing.

  • Andrey

    Creative Director at Studio BORSCH, RUSSIA

    Is awarded with the State Prize of Russian Federation in the sphere of literature and arts. Teaches at Higher Academic School of Graphic Design.

    Holder of numerous honorable awards and prizes of international festivals, including Grand Prix of 17th Poster Festival in Chaumont in France, Grand Prix of international ad festival Red Apple, Grand Prix of International Poster Biennale Golden Bee Award and etc.

    Has been a jury member at many international award shows. 

  • Olga

    Co-founder & Creative Director at FABULA BRANDING, BELARUS

    In 2007 founded branding company FABULA whose cases are regularly in top of wold-wide ratings of package design (TheDieline.com, PackagingOfTheWorld.com, etc). Projects created under her leadership became finalists and winners at national and international festivals. In 2014 brand “Bonfesto” won Grand-Prix at international festival "Brand of the Year". In 2016 FABULA BRANDING became the first Belarusian agency to win the prize at prestigious international contest of packaging PENTAWARDS, won Young Creative Belarus contest in Design category at Cannes Lions, was recognized at local festivals LAMA and ADNAK.

    Convinced practic. Certified tutor of International qualifying program NIMA (the Netherlands), creator of unique techniques in the sphere of naming, speaker of numerous conferences on branding.


  • Dmitry

    Creative Director at DDVB, RUSSIA

    Founder and co-owner of DDVB (Direct Design Visual Branding) since 1993. His experience in design and branding is more than 25 years long.

    Holder of a number of prestigious awards of Russian and international festivals and professional design contests. Lots of his projects were published in Russian and international press such as HOW, Graphis, Epica Book, Communication Arts, Creative Review,  Print Magazine, Package & Design, etc.

    Lecturer of the course “Corporate branding” at Higher Branding School. Member of Designers Union, Art Directors Club NY, presidium of Association of Branding Companies of Russia. One of the founders of ADCR.

    Creative leader of the majority of large-scale projects in the sphere of corporate branding realized by DDVB for top Russian and international companies, state institutions and social organizations.

  • Vladimir

    Сreative Director at digital-centric agency AdPro I isobar, UKRAINE

    Before joining AdPro I isobar (Dentsu Aegis Network Ukraine), for a long time held a position of art director at Tabasco (CMS) - #1 independent agency in Ukraine. 

    Has twelve years of experience in design, branding and advertising. During this time his projects have gained recognition at many international festivals, such as Cannes Lions Tribute, ADC*UA, Effie, Golden Hammer, KIAF, White Square, WOW Done Awards, Ad Black Sea and others.

    Among his clients there are Vodafone, Efes, Astelit, Evyap (ARKO) InBev, Bayer, Epicenter, IDS, Avon, Danone, Suchia,  Alfa-Bank, KONTI, Colgate-Palmolive, PUMB, Universal Bank, Pepsico. 

    His top priorities both in work and life are to be honest and to make high-quality creative product. 

  • Alexandr

    Art Director at Depot WPF, RUSSIA

    Works in branding industry for more than 8 years. Got his bachelor degree in graphic design at faculty of philology and arts at Saint Petersburg State University, his master degree in art critics at Smolny Institute of liberal arts and science of Saint Petersburg State University.

    Joined the department of corporate branding at Depot WPF in 2014 and since then succeeded to create a number of significant projects for different clients.


  • Anton

    Art Director at Oakwood Creative Stockholm, SWEDEN

    Having over 8 years of experience as a designer and later as Art Director, he has worked with H&M, Urbanears, MTV, Marshall Headphones, Cheap Monday, Daniel Wellington, Universal Music and other influential brands.

    His work has gained recognition from the Webbys, Lovies and D&AD.

    In 2016 he founded the already hyped video platform Speeks.

  • Mário

    Creative Partner at A Equipa, PORTUGAL

    After more than 30 years of professional experience in creativity, his strengths lie on the efficient and particular management of people and ideas.

    His journey began in São Paulo, where he completed his studies in Marketing and Communication; followed by a BA with distinction in Graphic Design at the San Francisco Academy of Arts complemented by an internship at the Esprit de Corp graphic design department. At that time, the Mac Classic was not yet a classic.

    In 1988 discovered Portugal as the ideal place to live and grow as a professional, a view that he still subscribes. Here he had the opportunity to create and manage numerous national and international brands, working at Criatiza, Massa Cinzenta, Novodesign, Central de Comunicação and Brandia Central. His ability to detect talents allowed him to manage, help develop and work with many of the best professionals in the country.

    Besides being a regular collaborator for a variety of magazines and other publications, he also acts as a guest teacher, speaker and workshop leader at schools, institutions and events related with the creative business.

    He headed the Art Directors Club of Portugal (CCP) for 12 years, and joined the board of the Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE), contacting and evaluating the work of hundreds of European professionals in this area.

    After all that, founding and leading A EQUIPA, a branding-oriented company with a modular and adaptable structure for every and each challenge, seemed to him a recipe for success. And he loves to cook.

  • Olga

    Creative Director & Managing Partner at AVC, BELARUS

    Came to advertising and branding business in 2002. In 2009 she founded branding agency АVC providing all kinds of strategic and creative work in the sphere of branding. The agency is a member of ACMA.

    Among agency's clients there are such brands as Heineken Belarus, Сoca-Cola Hellenic, Santa Bremor, UNFPA, «Oazis Group», «A-100 Development», Belagroprombank, Belinvestbank, Slodych, Vegas, MAV, Valeant and others.

    For many times she was a jury member at international marketing and advertising festivals.

    Projects created under her direction were recognized at such festivals as Red Apple, White Square, KIAF, Идея!, Golden Hummer, Yerevan International Communications Biennale, Adnak.

    In 2013 AVC team won Young Design Lions competition in Cannes.

  • Kerstin
    Kessu Raidma

    Creative Art Director at Tabasco, ESTONIA

    Multitasking creative art director from Estonia, with nearly 10 years experience in advertising, 15 years experience in movie-industry. Currently Creative Art Director, Co-founder and partner of a rock'n'roll ad agency named Tabasco. Was lecturing on Advertising Graphic Design at Estonian Academy Of Arts.

    Holder of numerous awards of such festivals as ADC*Europe, Golden Hammer, KIAF, White Square, Golden Egg, ISPO Award, ADC*Estonia, Postimees Advertising Award.

    Active board and club member of Estonian ADC. Has been a jury member at ADC*Europe, Golden Hammer, Golden Egg

  • Juan
    Pablo Valencia

    Executive Creative Director at Cheil Worldwide, KAZAKHSTAN

    Originally from Chile. With art direction and copywriting skills, he has worked over 15 years in BBDO and MRM/McCANN in Chile, BBDO and Contrapunto in Russia, and TBWA\Central Asia & Caucasus and Cheil in Kazakhstan.

    After being working several years in Chile, he moved to Moscow, where he managed brands like Beeline, Procter & Gamble, Wrigley, Frito Lays, Mars and many others, for almost 3 years as an Art Director, Creative Group Head and Creative Director. Then, he moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2009, to lead TBWA\Central Asia & Caucasus, transforming the agency in the Most Creative Agency of the region, during 5 consecutive years 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, and 2013, until he left in 2014.

    Since the middle of 2015 he is the Executive Creative Director of Cheil Worldwide in Kazakhstan, and the agency already achieved the TOP #1 of the Creative Ranking in the region.

    He has received more than 200 awards and nominations from many advertising festivals around the world, including Epica Awards, Clio Healthcare, Golden Drum, AD Stars, Red Apple, Kiev, Diente, Creativity Awards, Golden Hammer, IDEA, White Square, Summit Awards, PIAF, Popok, ADCR, and others, becoming the most awarded Creative Director in the region.

    His works have been published several times in Lurzer's Archive (15 times) ranking him Top #9 (Copywriter) and #21 (Art Director) in the world during last 10 years. Also his works had been published at Communication Arts, Epica Books, Creativity Annual Awards and others.

    He often collaborates as a jury at New York Festivals, Golden Drum, AD Stars, Creativity Awards, and other regional and local festivals.

  • ANNA

    Creative Director at Leo Burnett ITALY

    Born in a family of artists, she decided to study Logic Mathematic. This is still her double soul.

    On top of a solid practice with Italian Clients, have been managing International Clients since 2000, with the specific task to create global campaigns with local relevancy.

    During her recent carrier she has been awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze Cannes Lions, on top of other metals at Eurobest, Kinsale Sharks, Epica, LIA, ADCI and, less recently, a Global Effie.


  • Daniele

    Co-founder at Creative Social, UNITED KINGDOM

    Co-founder of Creative Social, a business that works with agencies and brands to accelerate creative thinking and whose clients include Absolut, Converse, Sonos and The Hoxton. He is also extremely active in the diversity arena as co-founder of Token Man, an initiative to give men in industry a better understanding of the challenges women face in business and a greater empathy for when they are in the minority, as well as being one of the brains behind The Great British Diversity Experiment.

    Previously he was CEO of Profero and was most recently Head of Innovation at Cheil Worldwide. In 2014 he was voted in the Top 10 of the UK digerati by the Drum.

    Co-edited and co-authored a number of books including Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief: Advertising's Next Generation and Creative Super Powers which has just launched on Unbound.

    Has won numerous awards including Cannes Lions (Gold and Bronze), Campaign BIG Awards (Gold and Silver), Caples DM Award, Creative Circle Award (Gold), Eurobest Award, Kinsale Shark Award (Gold and Silver) and Third Prize at New York Festivals in 2013 for We are David Bailey.

    His passions include travelling to exotic places, cinema and Arsenal football club.

  • Sergey

    Creative Director at BBDO Moscow, RUSSIA

    Due to irresistible circumstances he quit everything and in 2000 went on an unpredictable journey around advertising agencies. Till 2011 has worked in the leading agencies in Ukraine such as Saatchi&Saatchi, Leo Bernett, PROVID/BBDO, Grey Group Ukraine and Scholz & Friends Kyiv. But the real powerful place he found for himself is BBDO Moscow.

    Worked and works with the largest international and local brands including Mercedes-Benz, Carlsberg, Tuborg, Media Markt, Klinskiy, Sberbank, Bayer, PepsiCo, Pfizer, OSTIN, Neffos, Eldorado, UNAIDS, Exxon and others.

    Holder of awards of such festivals asEpica, Cristal, Red Apple, ADCR, Idea!, Golden Drum, KIAF, Golden Hammer, White Square, EFFIE Awards Ukraine, Silver Mercury and others.

    Jury member at KIAF, Red Apple, Idea! 


    Executive Digital Creative Director at HAVAS Milan, ITALY

    Creative Director with a deep experience in many disciplines ranging from digital to classical advertising, event organization and music production. Specializes in creating multi-platform campaigns with a strong creative and strategic approach. His aim is to motivate teams on pushing creative boundaries and descovering new disciplines. Leads and manages ideas into concrete processes, from concept to completion. 

    His portfolio contains projects for such well-known brands as TIM, Vodafone, Blackberry, Siemens, Samsung, Peugeot, Citroen, Volvo, Audi, Saab, Ferrero, Mondelez, McDonald's, Findus, Campari, Gas Jeans, Loro Piana, Versace, Coccinelle, Discovery channel, Sony music, Warner music, Mondadori, Feltrinelli, Max Magazine, Durex, Roche etc. 

    Holder of prestigious industrial awards including Cannes Lions, Epica and ADCI awards.  

    Jury member at ADCI Awards. 

    Music producer and owner of YUPS! Music, Milan. 



  • Olesya

    Executive Director at healthcare communications group TWIGA, RUSSIA

    Has been working in advertising for 15 years. During first 8 years – at creative agency of TWIGA group. Last 7 years has devoted herself to healthcare category to bring healthy creative to pharm communications on Russian market. Considers the healthcare sphere to be the most interesting, saturated and diverse.

    Worked on successful projects for local and international pharm companies such as Roche, AstraZeneca, STADA, Celgene, Grindex, TEVA.

    Holder of awards of such festivals as KIAF, Idea!, EffieAwards, Recipe of the Year, Platinum Ounce.

    For the third year she is an organizer and leader of Moscow representative department of international festival of creative marketing communications in healthcare – LIONS HEALTH.

    Founder and organizer of independent creative award show in pharm sphere – Med Men Creative Awards.

    She is for healthy creativity. 

  • Eugene

    Head of Strategic Department at Forte Grey, BELARUS

    Works in advertising business for more than 8 years. 

    Ran projects for Intertelecom, Kyivstar, KRAFT, Mondelēz, Аквамарин, Санта Бремор, PepsiCo, IT стартап Chummy, Bayer, Alpen Pharma AG, Global Spirits, Philip Morris International, Comfy, DEC group and etc.

    Worked with Havas Worldwide Kiev, JWT Ukraine, SAHAR, TBWA\PARIS, Michurin, Leo Burnett Ukraine, Provid, Yarche

    Has experience of work on the territory of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, Georgia, Romania. 

  • Vladislava

    Creative Director at Cheil, UKRAINE

    She is one of the first creators in Ukrainian advertising. Worked at D’Arcy, Adell Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R, JWT, Lowe in Ukraine and Russia.

    Creator of international telecommunications brand Life:) As a creative director of Adell Saatchi & Saatchi she personally worked on creation and development of this brand.

    Under her leadership JWT Ukraine created social projects for Shell which were recognized at international ad festivals.

    With her team she won lots of awards at Art Director’s Club of Europe, Golden Drum and other festivals. Worked with such brands as Samsung, Kraft, P&G, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Shell, Bayer, Toyota, Nokia, Transparency International, Life:), MTS, Utel, Nar Mobile.

    Regular speaker at advertising schools, including KAMA. Member of Art Directors Club's of Ukraine committee. Member of jury of Innovation&Integrated ADC&Europe 2013, Digital Clio Awards 2015, Media Ad Black Sea 2016, regular member of Art Directors Club Ukraine.

  • André

    Associate Creative Director at LOLA MullenLowe, SPAIN

    А Peruvian ACD currently working in Spain. Started his career at Pragma DDB when he was just 17. After a couple of years moved to Y&R Lima, working for such brands as Movistar and Toyota. Later flew halfway across the world to LOLA MullenLowe in Madrid, where worked for Magnum Global, Mattel Europe, Google Spain, among other clients.

    Some of his works have been featured in TIME Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, VICE, Wired and recognized in festivals like El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol de Bilbao, NY Festival, Eurobest, Ciclope Festival, London International Awards, Cannes Lions and D&AD.

    In 2016 have been ranked as the 15th most awarded copywriter according to the Big Won Report.


  • Magnus

    Founder & CEO at Optimist Group, ESTONIA

    Founding partner of Optimist Group - one of the leading marketing alliances in Estonia. During last 7 years he has rebranded Tallinn Airport and train company Elron, launched local airline brand Nordica and helped several other companies to become market leaders and maintain brand freshness.

    Before that he built a telemarketing and sales organisation for life insurance company Compensa and worked as a marketing director.

    All together has 20 years in field of marketing. Currently teaching marketing and branding at Tallinn University

    Jury member at Ad Black Sea 2016 and Golden Egg 2015. Holder of several gold, silver and bronze nominations from Estonian national creative contest.


  • Ruslan

    Director at Primary (J. Walter Thompson), BELARUS

    For more than 15 years works at Primary, one of the oldest ad agencies in Belarus, having started his career as account-manager. Up to 2010 the agency was a part of Saatchi & Saatchi. Later Primary signed a partnership agreement with WPP and it's an affiliated partner of J. Walter Thompson staying independent of network's clients at local market.

    During the years agency actively participated and won awards at different ad festivals, such as London International Awards, Red Apple, Golden Hammer, KIAF and others. 

    Agency's list of clients includes leading Belarusian and international brands such as Savushkin, Servolux, Sonca, Gazpromneft, LG Electronics, Mondelez and others. 

  • Irina

    Chairman of Board of Directors at Ark Group, RUSSIA

    Came to marketing and advertising in 2000 having completed MBA program at Kingston Uneversity in UK with specialization in marketing research. Started her career as an account-manager in creative boutique-agency The Point. Then joined InBrief/Ark Group as Client Service Director and later in 2011 was promoted to Chairman of Board of Directors of Ark Group. Agency Ark Connect/Ark Group holds a leading position in rating of ACAR 2016 in the sphere of marketing services. 

    Has a great experience in activation marketing, event marketing, strategic planning, creative, integrated advertising campaigns. 

    Successfully worked with such famous brands as General Motors, Ford, JTI, Bourjois, Heineken, Loreal, Master Card, Unilever, OBI, Aхel Springer Russia, etc. Her major professional priority is effectiveness of creative solutions.

    Numerous times was a jury at such festivals as Red Apple, Idea!, Silver Mercury, Globes Awards, The Dragons of Asia, Asia Korean Advertising Festival.

    Teaches at Higher School of Economics.

  • Raimonds

    Creative Visionary at ABNORMAL, LATVIA

    Started his career as a copywriter at DDB Latvia. In 2009, during the crisis, established advertising agency Abnormal where now is acting as a creative visionary.

    Conceptualist, the master of slogans and word games.

    Non-standard communication module manager at Latvian Art Directors Club school.

    In his professional career he has led and been a co-author of a lot of social and commercial campaigns that have aroused discussion. One of the most notable is "Tele2 Meteorite" which is still the wildest and most recognizable advertising campaign in Latvian history.

    Among his professional highlights: Golden Hammer  - Grand Prix, Golds, Silvers, ADWARDS - Golds, Silvers, Cannes Lions - Bronze Young lions competition, European Excellence awards - Winner, Password 2010 Effie - Grand Prix, finalist, KIAF - Silver.

    Has been a jury member at such festivals as ADWARDS, Golden Hammer, Ad Black Sea


  • Marko

    CСO, Partner at Satumaa Family Business, FINLAND

    Chairman of the Board at PR & Communications Agency Drama Queen and Service Design Agency Passi&Ripatti with 20 years experience in marketing. His open-minded attitude has enabled him to develop an extremely well-rounded skill set in digital with experience spanning from marketing communication to e-commerce and digital strategies. He is a living example of the “practice what you preach” methodology and has graced a number of companies with valuable input on how to manage their brand and increase sales in the marketing era. The main SFB clients include Absolut Vodka, Carlsberg, Chimney Group, Electrolux, Hesburger, IDO Group, GEOX, L’Oréal, Malibu, Moominworld, Neste Oil, Orkla Foods and TeliaSonera.

    The agency has won 150+ international awards from a Gold Lion in Cannes to Gold in The One Show. Experienced international jury member/speaker in interactive at such festivals as The Webby Awards, Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, KIAF, Golden Hammer, White Square, Grand One, AD Black Sea etc.

  • Bo

    Executive Creative Director at Edelman, UNITED KINGDOM

    A native Swede, he has worked his way through the biggest network agencies in four different countries: Lowe in Sweden, Peter Clemenger/BBDO in Australia, DDB in France, Ogilvy in the UK - in three cases all the way to board level Ogilvy Group UK, DDB France, Edelman UK. 

    Along the way he also managed to do some decent work that won accolades in Cannes Lions, Eurobest, D&AD, One Show, Kinsale, Lovies, BIMAs

    He likes to give back to the industry too, which is why he lectures through D&AD, School of Communication Arts and the IPA.  

    More recently he’s been involved developing a strategic purpose for Heineken about, launching Will.i.am’s ANEEDA app, Will Smith’s water  brand, ‘Just Water, partnering with Jamie Oliver to make the food at Shell healthier and tastier.

    In his spare time he’s trying to figure out how artificial intelligence could become a partner in the creative process. 

  • Seb
    De Roover

    Creative Director at &KOO, BELGIUM

    Started as a digital art director and designer for Duval Guillaume Brussels and Antwerp, back in 1999. After a few years joined the creative department of BBDO, until Ogilvy asked him to become Digital Creative Director in 2012 — a great opportunity resulting in a Cannes Lion in the first year.

    But when his former Duval Guillaume companions asked him to join them in leading the creative and digital department at Publicis Brussels he just couldn’t say no.

    He was Head of Digital at Publicis until the end of 2015, winning a Gold Lion in the online film Category. After working in ‘classic’ agencies for more than 15 years, he decided to make a fresh start. Together with two partners he founded &KOO, a network of young companies and start-ups, building a bridge between marketing and technology.

    In his spare time he also works as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator.


  • Vlad

    Chief Creative Officer, Possible Group, RUSSIA

    Graduated from MSU, Faculty of Philosophy with specialization in religious studies.      

    He's a leading specialist at communications market. Started to work for GRAPE in 2002 while running his own design studio at the same time, later became a partner of the agency.

    In 2012 he founded creative agency Hungry Boys (a part of Possible, WPP) focused on creation and implementation of relevant communications strategies in the period of the forth industrial revolution and integration of new international standards and processes at Russian market.

    The projects created under his creative leadership were recognized at international festivals One Show, Webby Awards, Golden Hammer, Cristal Festival, Globes Awards, PIAF, Golden Drum, Cannes Lions, Awwwards, FWA.

    Member of Webby Awards jury, was a jury at such festivals as ADC Europe, Kiev International Advertising Festival, Red Apple, Effie Russia, ADC Russia.          

  • Jakob

    Creative Developer at Department, SWEDEN

    Has been working in the digital industry for more than a decade and has been involved into numerous award-winning projects for clients like Google, Warner Bros, Red Bull, GE, Hyper Island, Amnesty International and Saab.

    He’s a developer and co-founder of the Stockholm-based digital product studio Department. Born in the land of making, Department focuses on user-centric design and modern technology.
    In 2008, he co-founded the production company Public Class, a tech heavy production shop that supported prominent interactive agencies in developing global projects for world leading brands, including Google Cube Slam and Hobbit – A Journey Through Middle Earth for Warner Bros


  • Vitaly

    CEO & Co-founder at Red Keds, RUSSIA

    The founder of one of the leading digital agencies in Russia. Red Keds has been recognized as The Best digital agency according to BestInDigital 2013, The Best interactive agency by TagLine 2011, is included into TOP 10 of United rating of Web studios by Ruward 2013, TOP 10 Leading web studios of Russia by TagLine 2012, TOP 10 Interactive agencies by Association of Communication Agencies of Russia 2008-2009.

    Among the agency’s awards there are trophies of White Square, Golden Drum, KIAF, Idea!, Art Start, Favorite Website Awards and other festivals.

    He is an often guest at different conferences with over 6 years of experience of public presentations, jury member of such festivals as White Square, Red Apple, KIAF, Idea!, Digital Propeller, Art Battle of Snowmen.

    His professional experience in advertising can be counted in light years.


    Creative Director & Partner at Friends Moscow, RUSSIA

    Has been working in advertising industry for 13 years. Worked as a copywriter at such agencies as McCANN Erickson, BBDO, Voskhod, as a creative director at Adwatch Isobar.

    Winner of numerous international and local advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, Epica, FWA, Golden Drum, Golden Hammer, Piaf, ADCR AWARDS, White Square, Red Apple, Effie, KIAF, Idea!

    Co-founder of courses of conceptual thinkingMADS and service of visual inspiration search Pixride.

  • Olga

    Art Director at Vintage Web Production, UKRAINE

    Having over 6 years of experience in advertising she several times was a jury at international festivals Awwwards, CSS Design Awards. Her works has gained recognition at many local and international festivals, such as Effie, London International Awards, Muse, European Design Awards, Golden Hammer, KIAF, White Square, Goldensite and others.

  • Artem

    Founder & Executive Creative Director at group of companies Marvelous, RUSSIA

    Founded group of companies Marvelous - an independent ad agency focused on digital - leader of rating of ACAR in 2015-2016.

    For the second year in a row he won the title of "the best creative director of the year" according to rating of ACAR in the sphere of marketing services. 

    Holder of numerous local and international awards of such festivals as Cristal Festival, ADCE, Golden Hummer, White Square, The Globes. 

    Supervisor of the course of festival creativity in Academy of Communications WordShop.

  • Massimiliano
    Maria Longo

    Creative Director at Wunderman, ITALY

    A senior manager with a broad base knowledge in all the digital areas and capabilities both on ‘left brain’ and ‘right brain’ disciplines. Responsible for the creative output of Wunderman at country level for both Milan and Rome offices, leads the teams dedicated to creativity, creative stategy, user experience, social media, creative research and development.

    Built and led the digital creative team of J. Walter Thompson Italy.

    In 2011 he becomes the most awarded italian digital creative in the world (ADCI ranking).

    He’s also Executive Board Member and juror at the Italian Art Directors Club and a Fondazione HomoEx Machina co-founder, the first italian techno-philantropic Foundation, co-founder of IF! Italians Festival.

    Has been working in the field of communication since 1994. At the age of 13 he developed his first videogame.

    He created and developed integrated communication campaigns, brand identities, brand experiences, unconventional campaigns, Direct and CRM programs, social media marketing and viral communication projects, advergames and transmedia experiences for Vodafone,Enel, illy, AlfaRomeo, Wilkinson Sword, Kimberly-Clark, Beiersdorf, Johnson & Johnson,Heineken, Kraft Foods,Nestlé, Nokia, Canon, RCS MediaGroup, DTC – De Beers, Bvlgari, Rolex, Coca Cola HBC, Trentino,Sony Ericsson, Nintendo, MySpace, Moviemax,J.P.Morgan, Telecom Italia, Generali Group,Microsoft, Xbox, Jaguar Land Rover, Diesel, Beko, Abbott, Novartis, Bridgestone, Subaru etc. 

  • Arsen

    Co-founder & CEO at DigiSales, ARMENIA

    Graduated from Yerevan State Institute of Economy. Has over 10 years of work experience in advertising.

    During previous years was a co-founder of Emergency Soft and IP Marketing digital agency. In 2015 founded DigiSales Internet Sales House. Lecturer at Mass Media Center, Armenia.

    Has an impressive experience in public presentations on digital advertising at various professional conferences.

    Was a digital jury member at "Popok" international advertising festival, Armenia.  


  • Alexander

    Chairman at SMG, BELARUS

    Started his career in 1993 as creative director of Kryn AA. Since 2003 he has been holding the position of the Chairman of the communication and  advertising holding Starcom Mediavest Group Belarus which incorporates 5 companies. In 2004-2006 he held the position of the Creative Director in D’Arcy Ukraine and led it to the “Most creative agency in Ukraine 2005” award.

    In 2006 he was afforded the honor of the National Award of the Russian Academy of Advertising. In 2007 he was awarded with the title “The Legend of the Advertising in Belarus”.

    Holder of more than 120 awards (including 8 Grand Prix) at advertising festivals like Cannes Lions, Epica, LEAF, Golden Drum, Golden Hummer, Red Apple, KIAF and others.

  • LOLA

    Director at Estonian Association of Marketing and Communications Agencies, ESTONIA

    Having graduated from Tartu University with marketing specialization, today is the head of Association of Marketing and Communications agencies of Estonia that includes about 30 leading agencies working in the sphere of creative, digital and event-marketing. One of the most famous events annually arranged by ETKAL is the oldest Estonian ad festival Golden Egg (Kuldmuna). Has been working in the sphere of marketing and sales for over 20 years. Before holding a position at ETKAL has been a marketing director at Swedbank Estonia.   

  • Mikhail

    Creative Director at ANYBODYHOME!, RUSSIA

    He has a college degree in the field far from advertising - he studied to be an engineer-constructor of electronics for flying vehicles. It turned out that it is not necessary to fly so high to make inspiring inventions. As a result of this understanding, he has realized dozens of projects for different brands as KIA, Toshiba, Merz, Donstroy, Sberbank,  Rosneft, Mitsubishi Electric, etc. and won prizes at international ad festivals as White Square, KIAF, Red Apple, Cristal, Идея!, Silver Mercury, AdBlackSea, Cristal.

    He could not stop to look for space on the Earth, so his second university degree is film directing.

    He loves to create social projects: “Museum of Sakharov” - project to raise money for museum opening, ”My nanny is Baba-Yga’, a book about dementia symptoms of elderly people; creates projects on a going basis for the fund “The joy of old age” devoted to elderly people's home support.

  • Maciej

    Chief Operation Officer at Publicis POLAND

    Having started his career in advertising business in 1991, in 2010 came to Publicis Poland – the agency for 25 years recognized as one of the top agencies in Poland. Leads all companies gathered under Publicis Poland: Publicis, Publicis Lion, Publicis DWL and Publicis Healthcare.

    Has an outstanding experience in cross-cultural communications, including digital, trade marketing and activations. An expert in the sphere of regional and international coordination and public tenders. His experience includes many years of managing complex, multichannel projects implemented on numerous markets.

    Successfully worked with world-famous brands L’Oreal, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Motorola, Nestle, Danone, Renault, Tefal, Ford, Siemens, Gillette, HP, Thomson and many others. Jury member at local Polish and foreign at festivals including White Square, Adrenalinas, International Advertising Biennale Poрok etc. 


  • Alik

    Creative Director at Not Perfect | Y&R Minsk, BELARUS

    Works in advertising since 2006. Since 2011 has been creative director at agency Kryn, since 2015 became the head of creative department at Minsk office of Not Perfect. 

    Worked with such well-known brands as Coca-Cola, Bonaqua, Dobry, velcom, Samsung, Volkswagen, Danone, VTB Bank, Alivaria, Tuborg, Bulbash and others.  

    Four times winner of Young Lions contest in Belarus, prizewinner of international festivals White Square, Red Apple, KIAF, Ad Black Sea, “Идея!”. In 2015 was a jury member at such festivals as ADNAK and White Square.

  • Artyom

    Art Director at Brandson Branding agency, RUSSIA

    Art Director at Brandson Branding agency, RUSSIA 

  • Сhristo

    Editor-in-chief of American Journal of Linguistics, BULGARIA

    Doctor of Philology and Professor of the faculty of journalism at Sophia University and Tomsk State University. Gives lectures on theory of advertising, digital and integrated marketing communications, visual communications, creative aspects of advertising, semiotics.
    Was lecturing in the USA, China, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia.
    Editor-in-chief of American Journal of Linguistics. Author of numerous articles about advertising and semiotics. Member of Guild of marketers of Russia.
    Was a jury member at New York Festivals, Digital Communication Awards (Germany), Superbrands (Bulgaria).
  • Vlad

    Creative Director at Salmon Graphics, BELARUS

    Was born in the last century. Times were rough, there were no toys so he had to play with words. Has walked a thorny path of evolution. On money saved from breakfast meals bought the diplomas of kindergarten, secondary school and university and rushed to find the entrance into history.  Successfully led creative teams of such agencies as Krin’/SMG , Smart Group Ogilvy, Efecta BBDO Belarus, NEF\TBWA Belarus. Since 2015 has been Creative Director at Salmon Graphics.

    Has worked and is still fruitfully cooperating with a number of brands including Jameson, Volkswagen, Nescafe, Coca-Cola, Baltika, Velcom. His creative team’s museum includes over 40 awards of international ad festivals such as White Square, Golden Hammer, Red Apple, KIAF, Idea! Has claims to Cannes Lions Jury.


  • Martiņš

    Art Director/Designer at Tribe, LATVIA

    Graphic and web designer, art director from Riga. Works in advertising for more than 15 years.

    Started his career at 16 as a screenprinter and freelance designer and became a full-time designer at the age of 20. Worked with all advertising design directions (branding, digital solutions, print, outdoor).

    His clients list includes such brands as Food Union, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija, Andrejs Zagars Culture Support and Development Fund, Inchcape (Jaguar), Tru Fix Cru, Cesu alus, MAXIMA, McDonalds Latvia, Hill and Knowlton Latvija, Sixt Latvija, Neste, Live Riga, Swedbank, LG electronics Latvia, Latvijas Pasts, Rail Baltica, Elkor, Viasat, OlainFarm, Fazer etc.

    Gave advice about design trends and digital media solutions to Mediju Nams.

    Jury member at Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of.  


  • Sergey

    Head of creative studio at radio MIR, BELARUS

    Head of creative studio at radio MIR, BELARUS