With a love for design and ideas, Welli established his early years in the communications industry creating a mix of design and direct marketing work. In his first year in ad land his work for big pharma brand Merc was recognised at awards shows locally and internationally.
That same year his work for The Daily Telegraph & Sunday Telegraph earned him his first New York Festival award for craft.
20 years on, Welli has worked for some of the finest multinational and independent agencies in Sydney creating fully integrated award-winning campaigns for world leading brands like Vodafone, MasterCard, KFC and Coca-Cola to name a few.
His Cannes win for Coca-Cola’s fight for equality ‘Coke Mardi Gras’ and Primo’s ‘Bacon Beauty’ are amongst some of his favorites prized work.
Closer to home his brand experiences and awards continues. Clients like St.George, Wespac, Foxtel, Makita, Fuji Xerox and The New South Wales Government all benefiting from his creativity.
With over 16 years of experience in integrated and digital work, Dante has garnered multiple creative, marketing and effectiveness awards including Clios, New York Festivals, Spikes, Effies, AMEs, among others. His contribution to MRM//McCann Singapore’s reputation has helped pave the way for the agency earning numerous Agency of the Year honours year-on-year including Mobile, Engagement, CRM & Loyalty, and most notably Campaign Asia’s Digital Agency of the Year for Singapore 2014, 2015 and 2016 and 2018
Starting out with multimedia, design and shaped up in strategy, Rotimi's course into creative strategic thinking was born. Taking learnings at the prestigious Orange Academies' IBX and TCD courses and spiced with intensive tutelage in strategy at HeadStart, his magical diversity found form in Logic. A graduate of Computer Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Rotimi has a strong understanding of tech platforms and tools, and how to leverage them for brands.
Currently the Creative Lead at Livespot 360, he works across Digital, experiential, production, entertainment and creative arms of the business, leading the creative team and ensuring the level of creative output within the team is at its optimum and world-class.
He was the Creative Lead for the Ark Groups' digital business, RedWolf, where he was an integral part of success of campaigns like the Nokia HMD iconic duo campaign, the DIJO Group Creative Lead over a period of 4 years across traditional advertising, experiential, digital marketing, multimedia and production, he developed an understanding and a top view of brand narratives, stories and campaigns like "Be The Hero" for Hero Lager , "Unlock Extra Cold" for Castle Lite.
He has worked closely on both traditional and Digital Marketing campaigns for brands like Airtel Nigeria, SABMiller, ABInbev, Campari, Skyy Vodka, Access Bank, Martini, Nokia HMD, AIICO Group, Kwese, FC Wamco, Arla Foods, Tiger Brands, Heritage Bank, P&G, and a list of others.
For more than 12 years, Sam’s work as a conceptual creative and communication strategist has resulted in award winning works for various local and multinational brands.
He helped launch Premier Antiseptic in Nigeria and was on the pioneering creative team for Coca-Cola’s Cappy fruit juice (now rebranded 5Alive). His other experiences include with brands such as Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Limca, Airtel, MasterCard, Visafone, Glo, Facebook, Diageo, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, among others.
One of the fastest risers in the industry, Sam has been leading creative teams as a creative director since 2012.
Pallavi has an inherent artistic streak and a detail-oriented approach to design which has evolved (and continues to evolve) over 18 years.
Nurtured at one of Asia’s best art schools, Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, she started her career as an in-between artist, illustrator and digital designer in Mumbai, India
before she moved to Dubai to explore the possibilities of an integrated creative environment.
She has worked with various international agencies including Impact BBDO, Memac Ogilvy and JWT
and is now an Integrated Associate Creative Director/Senior UI Designer with the creative hot shop, Livingroom.
She has handled various brands including including Coca-Cola, HSBC, Audi, Nestle, Kraft, Snickers, M&Ms, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Ski Dubai.
Her work has been recognized at D&AD, International Cristals, Davey Awards, Dubai Lynx, Effies and MENA Cristals.
Melis Adigüzel is a trilingual Senior Copywriter from Germany. After finishing her Bachelor degree in Communication Design in Düsseldorf, kismet steered her towards the dark side of Copywriting. So she followed that calling and continued studying at the Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg which enabled her more advertising experience in New York, London, Paris and Istanbul for worldwide network agencies like Grey, Ogilvy and McCann.
Currently she’s working at Europe’s largest independent agency group Serviceplan Campaign & Content in Hamburg on clients like BMW, Beck’s and Tchibo.
If she’s not researching case studies online in her free time, she’s mostly occupied with cross-stitching swear words or passing down her advertising knowledge to the next generation as a teacher at Miami Ad School.
Andre is a Brazilian creative currently working as an Associate Creative Director in TBWA\Shanghai. Before moving to China, he worked at the most awarded agencies
in Brazil, like Wieden+Kennedy, AlmapBBDO, Suno, Santa Clara and JWT Sao Paulo. As a copywriter and associative creative director, Andre worked on local and international projects for brands like Adidas, Volkswagen, Nike, Mondelez, Coca-Cola, Ab-Inbev and Ferrero Rocher. Some of them received recognition from creativity festivals on Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, FIAP, El Ojo and, The Webby Awards.
Outside the agency walls, he’s passionate about music and has attended several music festivals around the world. Besides that, he loves photography, architecture, and the fascinating history of China .
Henrik is a Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Stockholm.Over the past 12 years, Henrik has been instrumental in developing effective communication concepts for brands such as BMW, Reebok and Adidas in the Nordics. He works across all channels and touch-points and experienced in both B2B and B2C communications as well as Employer Branding programs and initiatives.
Orlando has a degree in Social Communication specialized in creative writing and graphic design, diplomas in art Direction at Japan, and film studies in the New York Film Academy.
He began his career 17 years ago and during the following years he worked as a Creative director at BBDO, General Creative Director at DDB and since 2016 became General Creative Director at Publicidad Comercial MullenLowe, leading agency in Central America and most internationally awarded agency from El Salvador in the past years.
As part of his role at the agency, he assists creative and operative processes throughout 11 Advertising agencies in Central America, owned by the same communications holding group based in El Salvador, allowing him to have a different business management and creative point of view from a regional perspective.
Along his career he has worked for local, regional and Latin American brands.
He has received multiple awards including the first Cannes Lion in the history of El Salvador Clios, Ojos de Iberoamérica, Jades in Festival de Antigua, Festival Caribe, Codice, Effies, shortlisted at Effies Latam and twice at MullenLowe’s Golden Gloves. He also received best International Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival, awards at the icaro Film Festival and the Biarritz Film Festival.
He has been a jury in regional, latin american and international award shows, Teacher at college level, speaker in Colombian, Mexican and Central american conferences. and columnist for leading latin American ad magazines.
Mariano Alvarez born in 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Have been working as a Sound Designer/ Music Supervisor in São Paulo since 1996.
Graduated in Social Communication at Centro Universitário das Faculdades Integradas Alcântara Machado (1996), Master in Communication Sciences at Universidade de São Paulo (2007) and is pursuing a PhD program at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising Department. Research area related to Audiovisual Communication, with emphasis in Sound.
Since 2011 is founding and partner of Punch Audio. One of the most awarded Sound Production Company in Latin America. As a Sound Designer he has worked on over 30 films and series, for various content channels such as HBO, Disney Chanel, and many others. In 2002 he started working with Sound Art, collaborating with Jose Wagner Garcia’s “Amazing Amazon” installation. In addition, he works as a teacher at Anhembi Morumbi University in the Postgraduate Course in Soundtracks.
Agustín is Senior Creative at Geometry Uruguay, passionate about the world of advertising and a huge fan of Peñarol. It’s a great honor for him to be part of the jury of the New York Festivals.
Agustin began his career in 2012 at McCann as a Media Assistant and within a few months he started working in Notable: one of the leading agencies in the market. There he would work for two and a half years in the Media Department and then move on to the Creative Department in 2015. He stayed there for a year and a half being part of the winning team of the first Golden Glass Lion ever awarded in Cannes and winning three times in a row “Agency of the year” at the IAB MIXX (2013, 2014 and 2015)
He then served as a Senior Copywriter at WildFi first in Uruguay and then in Argentina, being awarded - again for three consecutive years - as the “Agency of the year” at the IAB MIXX (2016, 2017 and 2018).
Agustin has worked for brands such as: Claro, DirecTV, Hyundai, Corona, Patagonia, Umbro, Volvo Cars, Pernod Ricard, among others.
Flavia is a creative at Publicis Impetu and an active member of the Gender Observatory of the Uruguayan Advertising Circle. Before, she was a copywriter at Alva, an independent Uruguayan agency with an emphasis on sustainability and gender issues.
She has a degree in Social Communication and has completed several courses and workshops in creativity and art direction. While studying, as well as while working, she has had the chance to learn from some of the best local creatives. She has also earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma, and has accomplished an intensive English course in Dublin, Ireland.
One of her biggest ambitions is to continue her formation in creativity, innovation and leadership fields, to contribute to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable world, especially for those who will lead in the future. As a proud millennial, she also wills to travel the world and learn from its diverse cultures.
Evgenia Arabkina has worked in advertising for more than 15 years. She worked in different international networks, set up agency, which focused on the wellness and social responsible advertising in the past and develops integrated creativity within Serviceplan Russia.
With her extensive FMCG experience, combined with digital and wellness expertise, she was the leader of Durex global communication development and other global health brands. Arabkina has won multiple awards including; Effie awards, Red Apple, Ad Black Sea and Young Lions Russia. She believes that in order to incite change, you should put passion into your creative ideas.
I started 20 years ago in Brazil as a Copywriter, spent 6 years leading the Creative Direction of FCB Lisbon, and for the past 6 months have been a Creative Director at Grey NY. Throughout my career, I was happy to be awarded at Cannes Lions (including a Grand Prix in the last edition), One Show, CLIO, EPICA, New York Festival, London International Festival, Eurobest, Mad Stars, El Ojo, CRESTA, and many others. But nothing makes me prouder than my two kids: Bernardo and Maria.
My career began in Contrapunto as a copywriter with little experience but tons of dreams. Then, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy, Zapping, El Laboratorio, some awards, some experiences like an entrepreneaur and a wonderfull daughter. I was a professor at The Miami adSchool but I haven´t stopped learning. I studied a Master’s in Technocreative Skills. And now, twenty years later, I know much more than I knew when I began, but I keep on dreaming. I try to achieve the most of those dreams in Kitchen every day, where I work as a General Director of Creative Strategy.
Carolina Arias is copy senior at Leo Burnett Colombia for Mercedes-Benz Latam, she is also daughter, sister, friend and mother of two dogs. She was not always a copywriter but always a writer: she starts writing for an Extreme Sports magazine that only her family read and wrote a blog that her friends used to love. She began in the world of advertising in a media agency as a strategist, researching audiences for three years, until she decided to move to a creative agency -Leo Burnett- but there was no creative vacancies, so she accepts an opportunity as an executive account; just to find the opportunity to learn a lot from clients like Diageo, Falabella y Phillip Morris, meanwhile on her spare time she was thinking ideas for DIRECTV, Cine Colombia and Seguros Bolivar. Finally the day came when the executive creative directors saw her true passion and gave her the opportunity to fulfill her dream of being a copywriter.
Dídima is an Associate Creative Director (Art Director side) based in New York. Proudly originally from the north of España, she decided to come to the US to continue her studies in advertising at The Creative Circus and develop her professional career. She moved to NYC and has worked at agencies of all sizes, including TAXI, The Brooklyn Brothers, Rokkan and VaynerMedia, on a wide range of brands and clients. She is a lover of typography, geometric shapes, color, collage, patterns, graphic eyes, lattes, barbeque sauce, and photoshopping sweets into vintage exercise photos on her personal Instagram account @sweetworkouts.
Perle Arteta started her international career as a journalist and PR specialist in Shanghai. She left China to pursue a more creative career as an Art Director at BBDO Toronto. She then joined Canada's most sought-after agencies where she worked on US and Canadian clients. More recently she moved from FCB Toronto to VMLY&R London where she's currently working as a Senior Creative on global accounts.
Perle's work has been awarded at major advertising shows like Cannes Lions, Clios, Cassies, One Show, Effies and has been featured in Lürzer's Archive, Best Ads TV, Adweek, Advertising Age, Cannes Lions ACT Responsible and Applied Arts.
Niat is an internationally award-winning social media creative with an aptitude for high impact digital creativity, visually driven storytelling and Brand reputation projects.
She currently holds the position of General Manager at Serviceplan Bubble. Her day-to-day includes overseeing all client creative inclusive of social media content & influencer content, and all online advertising collateral. Furthermore, she is tasked with overseeing daily business activities, improving overall business functions, training heads of departments, managing budgets, developing strategic plans, creating policies, and communicating business goals.
She is steadily helping lead the agency to record financial growth while bringing in a steady flow of client results, creative awards and international recognition.
(But most important: she is mother of a great and talented one-year old baby boy - Matteo. 😊)
Cynthia is a Senior Art Director who recently opted for freelancing with some of the best advertising agencies around the region to meet talented creatives, experience new cultures and to sharpen her skills and talent.
Her career kicked off in Lebanon at Young and Rubicam as a Graphic Designer where she worked on a range of local and international clients and brands.
She then found an opportunity to work in a challenging market at J. Walter Thompson Doha where she became part of the team that worked on a wide portfolio of brands including Banking, Real Estate, Governmental and Airlines.
Working in Doha and Beirut on clients of different industries allowed Cynthia to understand the different cultures, mindsets, and market dynamics. Exposure to two diverse markets and working alongside a team of growing creatives fueled Cynthia’s learning process and pushed her career to new heights.
Adepoju is what you get when you blend a tinge of Albert Einstein, a dash of J.R. R. Tolken and sprinkle it with a dose of Mark Zuckerberg. He creates magical moments that help brands find their essence and tell their stories, thus yielding returns on marketing investments and building cathedrals in the minds of audiences.
He’s a creative technologist, digital marketing specialist, and brand experience strategist, a creator who combines wisdomwithmagic and the knowledge of in-depth consumer insights with the visions of an entrepreneur, thriving on information, trends and technology.
He’s worked with and consulted for global agencies such as AquaOnline and Metropolitan Republic, while managing creative projects for brands such as Lenovo, MTN, Multichoice, to name but a few. Currently, he is leading a young team of creative content producers with his new startup Beyond the Visual.
Eduardo is a Brazilian ACD at GREY New York.
Over the past 9 years, he has created / led campaigns at FCB, DDB, Dentsu Aegis Network, BBDO, FCB Health, and Grey - in Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, and New York - for clients such as Pepsi, Visa, KFC, Johnson & Johnson, M&M’s, and Pfizer.
He accumulates more than 50 recognitions from Cannes Lions, The One Show, LIA Awards, NYF, plus a handful of “Agency of the Year” titles – for different agencies. Jury panels include New York Festivals (2018), AdStars (2019), and Lisbon Ad Festival (2019).
While not working, Eduardo spends his time traveling and getting tattoos in (almost) every city he visits, including Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Stockholm, Moscow, New York, São Paulo, Madrid, Prague, London, Kiev, Berlin, Istanbul and Paris.
Israel Barahona is an Ecuadorian creative director currently working as at McCann Quito.
In the last 11 years he has worked for agencies such as Publicis, Mayo FCB, among others; creating campaigns for clients such as: SABMiller, Nestlé, Chevrolet, Beiersdorf and Telefónica Movistar.
In the last edition of the advertising festival, Condor de Oro Ecuador, he won 2 Grand Prix and one Gold placing McCann in the top 3.
John Barker is the recipient of over 100 international awards during his 30-year career. Before founding the agency in 2003, he served in senior positions within Grey Worldwide and Sony Music.
Among other notable accomplishments, he has piloted branding and advertising campaigns for many of the world’s foremost marketers including Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Estée Lauder, Sprint, Hasbro, Bloomberg, and McGraw Hill; launched over 50 original television series including Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek, NYPD Blue, Roseanne, and Twin Peaks; helped launch and establish The WB Network; marketed music stars such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Gloria Estefan; served as Creative Director of Def Jam Recordings and repositioned The History Channel, adding over $4 billion in valuation.
Mr. Barker is the recipient of a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award for marketing, and is regularly featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Advertising Age, and Crain’s Business. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he received numerous awards for writing.
Lindsei Barros is an award-winning Associate Creative Director/Art with experience on three different countries across the globe. While working in the USA, she was responsible for launching campaigns for Shiseido and also the biggest product launch for Canon in years. She's also an avid scriptwriter and women's rights activist.
Jake grew up in Red Cliffs, Victoria – population 2600. It was here, when voted “Funniest Kid in High School”, he believes his advertising career was born.
After placing second in Australia’s prestigious AWARD School, he found himself working at some of Australia’s top advertising agencies. He started to look at advertising in a new way and created some of the world’s most innovated work on some of the biggest brands in Australia.
A free-spirited approach to his work has seen Jake become one of Australia’s most awarded advertising creatives, with in excess of 300 industry awards, including 18 Cannes Lions – 5 Gold. In 2013 he was ranked in the Top 10 Creatives in the world by Cannes Lions and then in the Top 20 by The Won Report in 2014. In 2017 he was promoted to Executive Creative Director of iconic Australian advertising agency George Patterson Y&R (now VMLY&R), leading it to be ranked 3rd most creative agency in Australia by Campaign Brief and tripling the size of the business – most notably winning the prestigious Defence Force Recruiting account in 2019.
Other career highlights have included creating a global dog adoption movement, having a TVC on display in an art gallery and having work featured in the book “100 Ideas that Changed Advertising”. He is a regular guest lecturer at AWARD School, has spoken at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and places great importance in mentoring young creatives.
Jake is currently pursuing the world’s best ideas as Executive Creative Director of VMLY&R Melbourne. Outside of advertising he spends way too much time in his garden and is owner of the best looking cat in Melbourne – quite possibly the world.
Mother of two humans and of tens of campaigns, Adina has an experience of over 15 years in advertising. Ogilvy, JWT, BBDO, Leo Burnett and DDB are the agencies where she mothered small and big campaigns, some of them even awarded at festivals for both creativity and efficiency.
Adina tried to escape the advertising virus and lived in Belgium for 4 years, doing anything but advertising, but she couldn't. She got back and now she's alive and kicking, waiting for the next big idea to be born.
I love what I do" this has always been his thought. Co-Founder and Creative Director of Lab81 based in Milan and Senigallia. With over 15 years of experience in the advertising and visual communication sector. Ambitious and passionate about everything that is creative, especially film and art. He recently worked with BMW, Giuseppe Zanotti, La Triennale di Milano, Boggi Milano and Virgin Active to name a few. Over the years he has designed integrated advertising campaigns on TV, Print, Digital and Social Network has directed Rebranding and Corporate Identity activities for many Italian companies and not only. Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in New York and Judge at the Webby Awards.
Martin Belasques has a degree in Communication and is currently a Senior Art Director in Geometry Uruguay. He is secretary of the Uruguayan Advertising Circle and has been part of the world of advertising and design for more than ten years, working in CámaraTBWA and other Uruguayan advertising agencies. Some of his works were awarded in Uruguayan festivals such as the Campana de Oro and Desachate.
Throughout his career he worked for international brands such as McDonald's, Adidas, Umbro, Hyundai, NIssan, Castrol, Beko, etc. And also for very important brands in Uruguay such as Alimentos Centenario, BHU, Tiendamia, Pagnifique, Macro Mercado, Danubio Football Club, etc.
Proud dad of Guzmán and Federica, passionate about advertising and great fan of Peñarol.
Carlos Bernal, an associate design director at AKQA, has dedicated his career to the creation of non-traditional projects, always pivoting on the use of emerging technologies to solve the client’s needs. His projects aim to create meaningful digital experiences that not only connect brands and people but that evolve technological advancements.
After six years working in Colombia, four in China and four in the US, Carlos strongly believes that the power of design is universal, creating a visual language that connects us all. In his last eight years with AKQA, he has created digital experiences for brands that include Nike, Budweiser, IBM, and Activision.
Ever innovative and forward-thinking, Carlos sees every new project as a blank canvas, an opportunity to create something that hasn’t been done before.
Laszlo Berta is a creative strategist at Publicis Groupe Hungary. A strategic planner and a lead creative who has worked so far for top clients ranging from FMCG and telco to finance and automotive. He started his career at JWT Budapest as a copywriter, then he gathered experience at independent Hungarian agencies and soon started to focus on digital creative work as head of creative at Arcus Interactive Group. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi Budapest in 2013 as digital director, and later he started working for other agency brands within Publicis Groupe Hungary as strategist and lead creative.
He has a passion for great advertising and great minds of 20th century advertising, this is why he is one of the two founding members of the popular blog “Advertising History” (Reklámtörténet in Hungarian). He translated and published several books on advertising.
As a creative strategist, Laszlo believes that combining strategy and creative development is a fundamental element in creating great campaigns, so he always looks for the bigger picture and emphasizes the importance of context of different communication needs. He definitely is a critical thinker who is looking for simple but great solutions to difficult communication problems.
Started his career in the south of Brazil, then went to São Paulo and right after to Lisbon. Worked as an art director in W/Portugal, Publicis Group and EugenioDDB, creating campaigns for clients such as Nestlé, Renault, Daewoo Motors, among others.
He was elected Promotional Marketing Businessman of the year in 2008, conquered the tittle of Advertising Agency of the Year 2009 with only 5 years in the market, and was elected Advertsing Man of the year 2013 by Prêmio Colunistas.
In 2016, he was awarded as Highlight of the Year as the President of the Paraná Creativity Club. Has received more than 200 prizes between nationals and internationals.
Hi my name is Sara Bottani, I’m from Milan and I am 31 years old. I have a degree in Pr&adv and I did a master's degree in copywriting before I started working. I started in small agencies then, after 4 years, I joined my first international agency: Young&Rubicam where I won 6 lions with the Chat Yourself project. Later I moved to Havas where I had the opportunity to work with other inspirational creatives. Now, for the last 7 months I have been working at FCB Milan as a senior copywriter.
He started his career at Ammirati Puris Lintas as an Art Director. Later he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB and he was Executive Creative Director at JWT. After this, he set up the independent ad agency White Rabbit Budapest with his partners where he has been working for more than ten years.
His creative work won him numerous domestic and international awards like D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, LIA, ADC, Immortal Awards, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, Epica, Communication Arts, AdStars, Mobius Awards, Kinsale Sharks, One Screen, Cresta Awards, Brand Film Festival London, Cristal Festival, AdAge, Golden Award of Montreux, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Creativepool, Golden Hammer, Golden Drum, PIAF, KIAF, White Square, AdBlackSea, Chip Shop and several Effies – including a Grand Prix.
He was a member of the jury at Clio, LIA, One Show/Young Ones, Cannes Young Lions, AdStars, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, Caples Awards, Mobius Awards, Cresta, Lovie Awards, Creativepool, Golden Award of Montreux, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Lisbon Health, White Square, KIAF, Creativity International, Newstars and Jury President of Cannes Young Lions Georgia.
He is member of D&AD, The One Club, Art Directors Club, Creative Circle and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He is an examiner at VISART Academy Of Arts.
When he is not making ads, he likes to listen to his collection of vinyl records, take care of his exotic houseplants or count clouds. He happily opens a bottle of good wine to accompany any of these activities.
Creative Director at Alva Creative House, an Uruguayan advertising agency focused on Sustainability, Gender and Innovation.
Flo started her advertising career as producer at film production companies before joining Alva, where she worked in art direction and creativity for local and international brands. Among the widely recognized brands are included Warner Brothers, Pernod Ricard, History Channel, Heineken, Banque Heritage, Unicef and UN Women.
As a sustainability and gender equality advocate, Flo runs "Club de Reparadores x Montevideo", a local fix fest to fight planned obsolesce and foster consumer awareness, and chairs the "Observatorio de Género", a group of advertising professionals challenging the status quo of gender inequality in communication, advertising and agencies.
Flo helps companies break up with unconscious biases, by representing UN Women WinWin Programme.
Christian Bråthen-Nordland is creative director and co-founder of S & B-N, an independent agency based in southern Norway. The agency was established in 2013 and has since flourished financially, while bringing in a steady flow of clients, creative awards and recognition.
In 1999, he began his professional career as a graphic designer, but soon put all his talent and passion into art direction and copywriting. Over the years, he has worked as a creative director for many exciting national and international clients. He always admires and respects the brands he puts his creative expertise into, and some of the brands he works with have stayed with him for more than 20 years.
Christian has been a member of the board of directors at Kreativt Forum, Norway’s creative communication organisation, is a frequent jury member for advertising competitions, and gives lectures and talks.
He is driven by his overwhelming passion for his field of work and a never-ending quest for the perfect solution. Curious of what lies ahead, but humble and very much in the present at the same time. As a strategist, his forte is coming up with many big ideas, while at the same time seeing the entire spectrum of its potential.
With a wife (who also works at S & B-N), three active kids and a dog, he just about has enough spare time to explore the world, play the guitar and catch a wave every now and then. He recently packed up his family and some projects, and moved to Los Angeles to get some sun and inspiration during the cold Norwegian winter days.
After starting his career in Cape Town, Graeme embarked on a 20-year advertising odyssey that has taken him across four continents, selling everything from anti-depressants to pet insurance. Along the way he has had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented individuals on a host of great brands, picking up a few shiny mementos for his troubles from One Show, Effies, Spikes, Hong Kong 4As and Singapore Creative Circle.
His favourite work story is the time he was almost arrested while doing sanitary pad research in India on suspicion of child trafficking. But that’s a story for another time.
It has been said that Graeme spends way too much time in his own head. Mainly by the voices in Graeme’s head.
Born and raised in Hamburg Germany, Lukas is currently working as a Senior Art Director at Serviceplan Bubble. Prior, he was working as an Art Director at Mother and TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York City. His work has been recognised at all major international festivals likes NYF, Cannes, D&AD, One Club and others.
I’ve worked in the advertising industry for over 13 years with various categories of products including Automobile, Finance, Insurance, and FMCG. I started my career at TBWA Thailand, JWT Thailand and after having donea lot ofwork in the field of traditional advertising, I started to look for new challenges to explore in the digital realm. My decision landed me to join McCann/MRM Thailand and Adapter Digital which was the start of my journey into the world of digital advertising. I am now a Creative Director at Rabbit Digital Group where I have used all my knowledge and experiences into working on transforming our creative team to be able to create new and challenging works. It resulted in putting the agency into the industry’s spotlight through multiple award-winning campaigns in renowned award shows like NEW YORK FESTIVAL, ONE SHOW, SPIKES ASIA, and ADFEST, and various local awards.
André Bueno is an award-winning Brazilian ACD / Copywriter at White Rabbit Budapest, Hungary. Prior to that, he won some gray hair at Brazil's most creative agencies such as Ogilvy Brazil, David the Agency and FutureBrand McCann.
He was half lucky, half-competent to have his work nominated and recognized at prestigious festivals, for example D&AD, New York Festivals, The One Show, ADC Global, Lisbon Advertising Festival, among others. But deep down, he truly believes that celebrating is better than winning, that only empathy can change the world, and that headphones at work can highly increase productivity if the playlist is not shit.
Outside the office, André exercises his creativity researching useless topics on Wikipedia, getting frustrated musically and having weird conversations with interesting people.
Declan is a creative director from New York with 10+ years of global experience. He started his advertising career in Dublin, Ireland at The Hive working on Rabobank. Realizing he missed seeing the sun he headed to Sydney and spent 5 years working at JWT, Ogilvy and M&C Saatchi. Realizing he missed the snow, he moved back to New York and spent 4 years at 360i creating digital and social campaigns for big brands. He’s created major campaigns for brands like Coca-Cola, KFC, Oreo, Oscar Mayer and more. He’s currently working across the Verizon business at McGarryBowen in New York.
Alan is one of the most awarded Bolivian creatives in the advertising history of his country.
He has more than ten years of experience working in different Latin American markets, including Bolivia, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Peru, in agencies such as JWT, DON, DDB, MCCANN. He is currently a Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Peru.
Throughout his career, he received awards at the most important festivals - Cannes Lions, D&AD, ONE SHOW, LIA, El sol, New York Festival, Tambuli Awards, Ads Star, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Latin America, WPPED Cream Awards, Effie Costa Rica, Effie Peru, Open TV Awards, FIP, among others.
Alan has also participated as a juror in different local and international festivals and worked with Movistar, Red Bull, Reebok, Mcdonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Bridgestone, Mitsubishi, Kimberly Clark, Credomatic, Sodimac, Nestlé, Scotiabank, as well as different foundations, government agencies, and NGOs.
Juan graduated from University of Buenos Aires and started his carrier in advertising more than ten years ago. He had the chance of working with big global brands from different industries like Volkswagen, Heineken, Samsung, Mcdonald´s, Peugeot and Tuenti.
For the last three years Juan succeeds as Creative Director for Movistar Argentina.
So far, he holds more than 50 recognitions, including Cannes Lions, The One Show, NYF, Ojo de Iberoamerica, Effie, IAB, Diente, Epica.
Alvaro Camilla was a Documentalist of the Project "PAINTED BODIES" in Latin America. Then he joined J. Walter Thompson Chile as Creative Director and later was hired by MCCANN Chile. Where he took over during 8 years brands such as Ripley, Unilever, Entel, L'Oreal, P&G. He was selected by McCann World Group to work at MCCANN Madrid for accounts as Coca-Cola, Spanish Government, Acciona, Telefónica España and Ron Barceló.
Currently, he is a partner and General Creative Director of PROMOPLAN Chile, an independent agency
in the Chilean advertising industry. He has worked for retail in Latin America, and manages national and international brands such as Claro, Tottus, Channel 13 Mitsubishi Motors, Carozzi, Government of Chile. He leads regional campaigns for Falabella in Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Colombia.
In 2018 he was acknowledged by MKTG BEST as the best Creative Director of the Chilean industry. Being the winner of several creativity awards, he has been a jury at festivals such as ACHAP (Chilean Association of Advertising) and Effie. He is, as well, Chilean delegate at the Cannes Lions festival since 2012.
He is currently an academic at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile at the School of Communications, and director of the Foundation Liberarte, winner of two award “fondart” from Chilean Government for promoting culture through a puppet theatre.
Group Creative Director at SunsetDDB, has nearly 20 years of experience in advertising and creative strategy, working for J&J, Danone, Facebook, Fiat, Jeep, Always, P&G, McDonald’s. Past agencies include DM9DDB, Wieden+Kennedy, Leo Burnett Tailor Made and Fallon.
One of 10 women in the world to be elected Next Generation Creative Leader by the DDB network, has been recognized by the main festivals of the industry.
Graduated from Universidade de São Paulo in Advertising and Marketing, studied Information Science in Spain and teaches copywriting.
In 11 years of career, he has worked for international brands like: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Corona, Mitsubishi Motors, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Kraft, Philip Morris International, HSBC, P&G, Panasonic, among others. His work has been recognized at Cannes Lions, Art Directors Club (First Grandprix in Costa Rica in an elite festival), D&AD, One Show, Clio Awards, LIA Awards, Epica Awards, New York Festivals, Wave Festival, FIAP, El Ojo, El Sol, Effie Awards, AD Stars and in the local festival from Costa Rica (Various Grandprix including Best Agency and Best Idea). He has also been jury in New York Festivals, El Sol, Wave Festival, AD Stars, FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIP and Young Lions.
Frank Cartagena is an Executive Creative Director at 360i, where he oversees creative for clients including HBO, Absolut, DAZN and Kellogg’s.
Before joining 360i, Frank was a Group Creative Director at KBS, co-leading creative on BMW and Belvedere Vodka. Previously, he was a Creative Director at Deutsch, where he contributed to the agency’s most awarded year, including a Titanium Lion at Cannes. Frank’s work has earned recognition at the industry’s most respected awards shows, including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, ADC, LIA, Clios, Andy's and more.
According to the Gunn Report, Frank Cartagena is currently the 5th most awarded copywriter/creative director in the United States.
During the last decade (2010-2019), he was the most awarded Central American Creative Director at Cannes Lions.
He graduated in Advertising at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and completed his internship at DDB Chile. Nine years later, he managed to position J. Walter Thompson Costa Rica as “The 5th Most Innovative Agency Worldwide”, according to the Cannes Lions Report 2016, in addition to winning the first and only D&AD Yellow Pencil in his country.
His work was in the Top Ten of the Directory Big Won Ranking, and has been awarded at festivals such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, LIA, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, El Sol, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and also at Effie LATAM thanks to their parallel work as a Planner.
Additionally, he was a lecturer for Ad Age, Effie College, La Escuelita and the most prestigious local universities, including Universidad de Costa Rica.
Currently a Creative Director with Ogilvy Singapore, Elrid’s passion for creative thinking along with an unwavering commitment to his craft has helped shape his career. He has been happily, creatively and effectively helping brands connect with consumers since 2005.
Along the way, he has taken Singaporeans on the world’s longest virtual flight for Scoot; built a first-of-its-kind 8-meter wide and 2-meter tall zoetrope for Airbnb; he even put a blind driver in a race-tuned car on a race track for Michelin, and launched Singapore Tourism Board’s global rebranding campaign - Passion Made Possible.
Even though, his work has won a bunch of shiny metals - some with catchy names, others not so much, he counts himself most fortunate to have worked at great agencies in India and Singapore, with some of this industry’s most creative minds.
When he's not wrestling with that ever-elusive next big idea, he’s trying to keep his boyhood dream of getting better at football alive, and occasionally dabbles in writing bios about himself in the third person.
I started my career as a copywriter 15 years ago. Most of the agencies I’ve work with are independent boutiques strong creative minded. After learn from several companies based in Spain, Mexico City an Sydney, I joined Spark44 4 years ago where I try to help to make our work shine in Iberia and also Latin America.
And after 15 years I’m still in love with this bloody profession.
As Creative Director at Mesh, David calls upon his 20 years of experience in the industry to oversee the design and creative positioning of all brands and projects that come through the agency. Additionally, he has his own slate of design and video work; composes original scores and leads the audio production team. He is also a husband, father/stepfather of six and a songwriter, guitarist and singer for multiple personal music projects.
While not directly involved in the Sasquatch community, he supports their endeavors 100% and is an advocate for non-intervention.
Ana is a Brazilian Senior Copywriter, currently freelancing for several advertising agencies.
Prior to this, she held the position of Creative Director at J.Walter Thompson. She also had the opportunity to work in some great agencies in Brazil and London, including Ogilvy UK, Almap BBDO and Africa. Ana has worked for clients such as Dove, Coca-Cola, Netflix, Volkswagen. Her awards include Clio, LIA, Effie, One Show, New York Festivals, São Paulo Creative Club, amongst others.
When not working, Ana spends most of her time with her pets, doing yoga and travelling (just like everybody else).
Luke is a multidisciplinary Australian Art Director living in NYC. His background includes a BA in Advertising at Charles Sturt University and AWARD School (Australian Writers & Art Directors School) where he received the second highest honors in Australia. Since then his passion for creating ambitious work has seen him create influential campaigns for The New Times, The Ad Council, The YMCA and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. He is currently a part of the family at Droga5 New York, with previous experience at Droga5 Sydney, and Ogilvy Sydney. Throughout his career he has been awarded at major festivals including a Grand Clio at the Clio Awards, a Gold Lion and Titanium shortlist at Cannes, gold at One Show, and pencils at D&AD. Recently he was even named in the top 3 global finalist for Ad Age’s Creative of the year.
Aspiring to the world of advertising lived by advertising masters,
she chose advertising as her career.
Realizing that the sweetness and cruelty of advertising is inseparable,
she experiences the Stockholm syndrome
Gaining the trust of clients, several friends and beautiful trophies,
she has been grateful.
Yi-Ling, the same usually person, who still likes to watch advertisements and is still affected by advertisements.
Now, She is most willing to take the challenge to create a work that brings both creativity and effectiveness to the brand at the same time.
Sehgeun Choi is an executive creative director at INNORED, a leading Digital Creative Agency in Korea.
After 10 years of experience working at product design agencies in the UK, he currently leads the Creative Product Team at INNORED. It is a multidisciplinary team comprising product designers, a visual artist, engineers and advertising planners.
The main role of the Creative Product Team is to integrate design thinking with advertising and marketing to facilitate a powerful and exciting brand experience for the consumers.
Since he joined INNORED in early 2014, he has been running a number of award-winning projects with Kimberly Clark, Mars, The North Face, SKT and major FMCG brands in Korea.
Before joining INNORED, he worked as a product designer at Kinneir Dufort, a design innovation consultancy in the UK, and as an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London.
Sakshi has spent nearly a decade in the industry creating work that attacks status quo, especially culture. Her campaigns have confronted sexist music, homophobia, sexual harassment, old ideals of beauty, and have won all major awards in the industry. Sakshi is a Cannes Lions See It Be It Alumnus, a One Club Next Creative Leader (2017) and is on the Campaign Asia’s Women to Watch list. She is also the founder of Indian Creative Women – a close-knit network of creative women in Indian advertising that aims to address the gender imbalance in leadership roles.
She is currently an Associate Creative Director at Ogilvy Chicago.
Ana Luísa Clé is a Brazilian copywriter currently working at Wunderman Thompson São Paulo.
For the last 4 years she worked at Wieden+Kennedy and Wunderman Thompson, places that gave her the opportunity to work for brands like Old Spice, Nike, Ambev, Coca-Cola, J&J and Nestlé.
Her work has been recognized in a number of competitions nationally and globally in the past years, such as D&Ad, CCSP and Cannes. One of the most recent ones made her a Young Lion competitor at Cannes in 2019.
Ana Luísa Clé is a Brazilian copywriter currently working at Wunderman Thompson São Paulo.
For the last 4 years she worked at Wieden+Kennedy and Wunderman Thompson, places that gave her the opportunity to work for brands like Old Spice, Nike, Ambev, Coca-Cola, J&J and Nestlé.
Her work has been recognized in a number of competitions nationally and globally in the past years, such as D&Ad, CCSP and Cannes. One of the most recent ones made her a Young Lion competitor at Cannes in 2019.
It was such a violent fire that several big, noisy, red trucks from the Peterborough Fire Department had to respond to the call. Joel and his friend had been playing with matches. He was only six-years-old but had managed to burn down a huge swath of pine forest behind his childhood home in New Hampshire.
Later that year, the elementary school where Joel was a skinny little first grader held a poster contest for the annual Fire Prevention Week. As you can deduce, he had a wonderful life experience to draw upon and that insight led him to the concept ‘Keep matches away from children.’
The coveted first place prize, a shiny trophy of a fireman poised with hose, sits on Joel’s desk today. Out of the countless gold, silver, and bronze Cannes Lions, Clios, and One Show Pencils he has won, it is the only advertising award he has ever kept. Neither Alex Bogusky, Jeff Goodby, nor Dan Weiden have one of those.
Luis has worked around the world for award-winning Branding consultancies that specialize in branding, packaging, and advertising communications. Having worked and lived in Europe, Australia and now Canada, he brings an international view and understanding of world-class brands. Over the years, he had an opportunity to develop brands in a multitude of industries, including CPG, sports, tech, fashion, beauty, as well as place branding. His work has extended beyond the development of visual brand identities, into motion graphics, sonic branding, and branded environments.
Gareth Cohen is the integrated Creative Director at DUKE. In his 15+ years in the industry, Gareth has worked at agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO and Y&R. He’s developed global campaigns for brands such as Guinness, Land Rover and Pepsi. But some of his most well-known and awarded work was done for Western Cape Government, Safely Home initiative.
Gareth has picked numerous awards during his career including Cannes Lions, One Show, Loeries and many more. He also received the inaugural SANBS Public Service Award at Loeries in 2017. Since joining DUKE he has played an essential role in helping DUKE be named 2019’s Cape Town Agency To Watch and more recently DUKE has been named one of the best two medium agencies in South Africa.
Tres Colacion was born in Los Angeles, but it must be said that doubts have occasionally been raised. He is the first of four children and his favourite childhood food was foie gras — although he first tried the pâté at the age of 27. He now prefers Dindigul Thalapakatty’s black pepper chicken. While living in Beirut he was instrumental in the breaking of at least one sink. And in London he ate at the same N42GS kebab shop for over 17 straight nights. He is a lover of football (Arsenal) and cricket (Kohli). He is a collector of maneki neko , auspicious idols and black t-shirts. Tres has also won over 100 international advertising awards including Grands Prix from Cannes Lions, AdStars, the Loeries, Dubai Lynx and the Effies, but if you’ve made it this far you probably already knew that.
My name is Abraham Cole, I am a 35 years old creative mind from Lagos, Nigeria. Having started my career at first as a painter and fashion entrepreneur then advertising –both ATL and Experiential Marketing, I have received extensive training and experience in the business of brand building development, idea initiations not just for creative projects to look cool but to also solve problems creatively.
I have enjoyed and still grooving beautiful career moments in some of the leading advertising agencies in Nigeria, like BBDO West Africa, FCB Centrespred, EXP Nigeria, EtuOdi and SO&U Nigeria, where I currently function as Lead design/Art and a Senior Deputy Creative Director.
My personal interest in brand building, aesthetics and design ideas, has really cultured me to be conscious of compelling creative that solve problem depending on where deployed.
I've developed concept and designs solutions for brands including Guiness, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Globacom Nigeria, Unilever, Total Oil, Conoil, Gulder, Ovaltine, Firstbank Nigeria, Nigeria Breweries etc.
Brad Collett is Retail Creative Director of DDB Auckland. Following a long stint at Saatchi & Saatchi NZ, Brad returned to DDB where he began his career 13 years ago as an art director.
He has worked on global brands Heineken, BMW, Toyota, Lexus, KFC, Gri n’s, Spark, NZ Defence Force, Tui. Now he’s overseeing the DDB Retail work on The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Vodafone, Lotto, VW, CCA and Westpac (just to name a few). Taking the lead on turning The Warehouse from High-Low pricing to EDPL.
He’s won at Local and International shows, for creativity and e ectiveness. His proudest – Women’s Refuge The Shielded Site Project. But just as importantly, created memorable work that has sold countless cars, burgers, biscuits, phones, home loan rates, digital TV subscriptions and trips overseas.
His hands-on talent and passion for design, art-direction and his knack for great ideas, has helped produce work that customers and client love - and can sometimes even recite.
Chris is executive producer for animation production company Final Frontier, creating world-class design-driven work, primarily for clients in China and across the APAC region.
Prior to FF, Chris worked with Oriental DreamWorks, where he was responsible for developing relationships with international studios, elite animation education institutes and key industry events. He was also the company’s chief scout for global storytelling, design and production talent.
Observing a wealth of talent in China, but few stages on which it could be shared and celebrated, in 2013, Chris founded the China Animation & Game Network (CAGN), organising live networking events for animation and game professionals to meet, showcase their creativity, and be inspired. He organises, curates and hosts CAGN’s bi-monthly events.
That belief in nurturing talent carried over in his role as development and strategy director for the Institute for Animation & Creative Content, a training institute in Shanghai bringing world-class Western specialists to China to teach and promote skill development in the country's emerging animation industry.
Along the way, Chris has written extensively about the domestic animation, advertising, interactive and film industries for local and international publications including Variety, Animation World Network and China Film Insider. That has extended to consultancy work for clients across the motion spectrum and invitations to speak at conferences and schools across China, Europe and the US.
Born in Montevideo Uruguay, he began his advertising career in 2009 as a copy at Ogilvy. Then he performed the same tasks in a multi-award-winning independent agency called La Diez Publicidad. In 2016 he went to McCann Montevideo as Creative Director, leading brands such as L'Oreal, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Latam Airlines, Scotiabank, Sodimac, MasterCard and Nestlé, among others. In 10 years of his career his works were awarded at different national and international festivals, such as Campana de Oro, Desachate, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie, Iab Mixx and Caracol de Plata. In addition to serving as Creative Director, he directed advertising spots for Scotiabank, Mapfre and Sodimac.
Vida Cornelious is a passionate storyteller. As a progressive and versatile creative leader, she harnesses the power of insights to humanize brands, form relevant cultural connections and ultimately, make them ones consumers willfully choose to love. Prior to joining Fake Love, The New York Times Experience Agency, she was telling stories and making marketing “magic” for one of the world’s most beloved brands,The Walt Disney Company, as Group Creative Director. There she created integrated advertising campaigns for the International Parks and Resorts Division.
Previously, she was EVP, Chief Creative Officer of GlobalHue and EVP, Chief Creative Officer of Walton Isaacson. She credits time spent early in her career as VP, Creative Director at DDB Chicago, where she learned the art of storytelling. Over the course of her creative career she has generated award-winning creative for Jeep, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Dell Computers, JCPenny, State Farm, Qwest, and Budweiser.
Her work has been recognized and awarded by the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Chicago Creative Club, London International Awards, The Effie’s, Communication Arts, Archive, Graphis and The Addy’s. She was honored as an ADCOLOR “Change Agent”, one of AdAge’s “40 Women to Watch in Advertising” and listed as a “Top Minority Executive in Advertising and Marketing” and a “Top Women in Advertising and Marketing.” Her career was also featured in “My First Time,” a book by Phil Growick, celebrating the personal stories of top advertising creative women.
Ariel Costa, otherwise known asBlinkMyBrain, is an Emmy Award winner director based in Los Angeles, California.
His work, a unique blend of 2D design and collage, has been employed by commercial clients including Spotify, The New York Times,
Adidas, Warner Music and Facebook.
He has also directed several music videos for great bands such as Led Zeppelin, Green Day and Mastodon. His work is regularly
featured in key industry publications likes Motionographer, Stashmedia, Computer Art and Fubiz, to name a few.
Ben Coulson is the Chief Creative Officer and board member of Clemenger BBDO Sydney.
Ben has twice been ranked in the top five creative directors in the world at Cannes and is currently ranked top 10 Chief Creative Officers in the world by the WON report.
Clemenger is currently the number 1 ranked agency, and BBDO the number one ranked global network (for the 7th consecutive year) at Cannes. Clemenger is currently the APAC Effies most Effective agency, as well as Adnews, Campaign Brief, and B&T magazines Agency of the year.
Previously Ben was the CCO for Y&R group ANZ and a member of the Y&R global board. During his time Y&R was the most awarded Australian agency group at Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2013, 2015 and 2016, has been Adnews, B&T, and Campaign brief magazines Australian 'Agency of the Year', the Australian EFFIES most effective agency, and twice been included in BRW magazines 50 most innovative companies.
Ben has worked in North America, UK, Europe, Asia New Zealand and Australia.
Ben believes in logical magic - meaning that brilliant and effective ideas come from deploying both sides of the brain. Which side goes first is still a mystery.
Eva is a creative director in BBDO Barcelona.
She joined Tiempo BBDO as a junior art director and in the agency she has developed her entire professional career. She was in 2005 at Clemenger BBDO Sydney as a senior art director.
He has worked for different national and international clients: Greenpeace, Bayer, Pepsico, Marcilla, Hornimans, Down Spain, Simon Electrics, Nestlé or Roca among others.
During his professional career, he has had several awards in the sector, at festivals such as Cannes, El Sol, Ny Festival, Fiap or Laus.
Marina Cuesta, a creative director recognized as one of the most influential, female voices in the advertising industry by See It Be It Cannes Lions. Winner of more than 50 awards from The One Show, Cannes Lions, D&AD, and El Ojo De Iberoámerica. Born and raised in Spain, she made her mark in the U.S. by working in both general and Latino markets. Her expansive and impressive list of clients range from McDonald’s, Sony and KFC to Apple, Goya Foods, Chevrolet, and more. Given her extensive experience and knowledge, it’s not uncommon to find her all over the world judging various advertising festivals.
In 15 years of being the industry, she’s kept the same tireless passion and heart for creating. In fact, she’s steadily built the world she’s dreamt of seeing since her start in the industry. Above all else, she enjoys creating campaigns that shape values and change minds in society. Cuesta is also dedicated to mentoring young creatives and, especially, creating and being involved in programs and activities focused in growing a more diverse and female-inclusive industry.
Since 2018 Juampi is the Executive Creative Director at McCann Buenos Aires.
During his career, he worked in agencies such as DDB, Ogilvy, Santo, Ponce and BBDO.
He created local and global campaigns for brands such as Coca-Cola, Axe, Rexona, Nike, L’oréal and MasterCard, among many others.
As an art director que collaborated with COLORS Magazine in an issue exposed at the Pompidou Museum at Paris.
Throughout his career Juampi has won numerous awards in Cannes (including the first Lion in DDB Argentina’s history), Clío, Circulo de Creativos Argentino, El Ojo, El Sol, One Show, and the New York Festival.
Karan Dang, 34, is an internationally acclaimed creative leader ranked #6, Top 10 Creative Directors in the world, Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report 2017.
Currently an executive at The Walt Disney Company he leads a team of diverse leaders & creatives and the west coast creative output for the Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer products division. Using creativity and data, he pushes integrated, innovative storytelling for the segment using some of most beloved IP in the world such as Starwars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney etc
This year he led the marketing launch of the biggest expansion in Disney Park’s history, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. His team developed an integrated campaign that immersed fans in the Star Wars Land through an innovative digital campaign. Karan is currently underway leading the launch of the new Marvel Land at Disneyland. He is also actively involved with Disney’s partnership with Make a Wish foundation.
With over 13 years experience, Karan’s pedigree includes groundbreaking campaigns such as Volkswagen's Unleash your Rrrr, Expedia’s Gold winning campaign: Visit Britain, Cannes Integrated & Promo Grand Prix winning campaign: Boost your Voice, and UNICEF’s Unfairy Tales.
Tere has worked as creative director for both the Puerto Rican and U.S. Hispanic markets, for brands such as AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Pepsi, Jet Blue, Nissan, P&G, Colgate, Unilever, McDonald’s and many others. She has led creative teams for Island and global agencies such as DDB, Saatchi and FCB, and has won local and international awards, including: NY Festivals, Clio, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Cannes (the first Silver Lion for Puerto Rico). Tere also leads a double life as a writer, and has received two national literature prizes.
Michael Dawson is a Creative Director with over a decade of experience in Australia’s top agencies, on brands such as Apple, Bulleit Bourbon, Samsung, Canon, Smirnoff, SEGA, Vodafone, Bundaberg Rum and Mitsubishi. His work has been awarded at all the global shows, and locally he’s proud to have won B&T Annual’s Worst Ad of 2008. In 2018 Michael founded AMOK, a consultancy that has created campaigns for ALDI, Sportsbet, HelloFresh, Optus and Racing NSW. Michael once went 21 consecutive days without complaining - a feat that took 6 months to achieve and one that he documented for The Guardian. He has since returned to complaining, but has reined it in a bit.
Mithila is one of those few Sri Lankans who has been able to take his creative talent to the international arena. His work has appeared internationally and has won some of the prestigious prizes awarded for creative advertising in the global stage on several occasions; Adfest, Spikes, Award Awards, Cristal, Epica, Kinsale Shark, Midas, AD Stars and Goafest. In addition to this, he has appeared as a Finalist at Cannes Lions, The One Show, New York Festivals and he was a Preliminary Jury member in Promotion Category at AD Stars Awards - 2019.
Before starting his career in advertising, Javier got a degree in Graphic Design and completed the Portfolio Program in the Miami Ad School, where he also started teaching in 2010. He first worked in several agencies in Madrid, New York and London such as Contrapunto BBDO, Lowe NY and Saatchi & Saatchi London, and then, in 2007, he returned to Spain and continued his career at Ogilvy Madrid, Lola Mullen Lowe and M&C Saatchi. Then, in 2012, he assumed the Creative direction in Tangoº, where he spent 3 years before joining the Geometry team in Madrid in 2015 as Creative Director.
Along his professional career he worked and helped to build both global and local brands such as Magnum, Cornetto, Rexona, Signal, Danone , Land Rover, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Heineken, Coca Cola, Ubisoft, Scheweppes, Warner Music or Disney.
His work has been awarded at different national and international festivals such as Cannes Lions, One Show, ADC * E, NYF, El Sol, Cdec.
And he always says the same thing to his teams at the agency and his students of Miami Ad School: "We have to do good work and make it happen in real life. One thing without the other doesn't make sense."
My name is Mike and I’m a Creative Director in Cheil Vietnam.
I started my career as a designer and later moved on to Leo Burnett Philippines where I had a chance to be a part of award winning local campaigns particularly McDonalds. That took me to Leo Burnett Singapore where they asked me and my partner to start McDonalds Regional as well as work on other brands like STB (F1 night race, Regional P&G) in the city state. Some of my work have won locally and internationally in industry awards. AdFest, AdStars, Clio, D&AD, Epica, LIA, New York Festivals, One Show, Spikes among others.
I enjoy thinking up ideas with beautiful pictures and telling stories with a heart, whether it’s Online or Offline. Outside of work, I love collecting vintage motorcycles/scooters and chilling at the beach.
His career began eleven years ago.
After holding several positions in local agencies he was named Executive Creative Director in Havas Gurisa, one of the most creatives agencies in Uruguay.
He works for important brands in the country and his work has been awarded at locals and international festivals as FIAP, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Awards and Desachate.
He is cofounder of a popular website of advertising in the local Ad Industry, work as teacher in a creativity school and was jury in differents festivals.
In 2014 he was a member of the team for the campaign of the current president of the republic, Tabaré Vázquez.
Félix is the CCO of Ogilvy Brazil, one of the biggest and most recognized agencies in Latin America. He arrived in Brazil in mid 2015, and now he’s the only foreigner to lead an agency in the iconic Brazilian market.
Throughout his career he has won numerous awards and distinctions in every major advertising festival such as One Show, D&AD, Effie Spain, Brazil and Latam, Comm Arts, and he’s won more than 30 lions at Cannes Festival
Prior to Ogilvy, Félix was the creative lead of Contrapunto/BBDO, a renowned award-winning agency within the Spanish market.
In 2017, Félix was recognized as one of Ogilvy's 100 most outstanding people at a global level within the Platform X –Hundred, project launched and created by Ogilvy’s WW CEO John Seifert.
He has been recently named Advertising Professional of the year by São Paulo Colunistas Award.
Félix also has a Master’s Degree in Integral Internet Management, granted by Isdi and holds a Degree in Advertising and PR from the University of Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid.
After starting as a copywriter at TBWA Brussels, Olivier Dermaux joined CLM BBDO Paris in 2000 to work with Fred&Farid and Anne de Maupeou on Pepsi, Kookaï, Diesel… In 2006 he was hired by Olivier Altmann to join Publicis Conseil where he worked on Orange, Renault, Stihl… Then Anne de Maupeou hired him again in 2016 to work at Marcel on DS Automobiles, Meetic, Netflix… In his career, he has won numerous advertising awards including Cannes Lions, Eurobest, New York Festivals…
A 1989 graduate of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Ashwini is co-founder of Elephant*, India's largest independent integrated design consultancy with offices in India & Singapore.
She has done award-winning work for global brands in diverse segments. Some of the awards include Global ReBrand 100 (USA), Worldstar (Germany), & Asiastar (Singapore) for Packaging Excellence, A’Design Awards (Italy) and Best of the Best at CII Design Excellence.
Ashwini was invited by Rockefeller Foundation to participate in Global Social Impact workshop and by Danish Design Association to form the Copenhagen Co-creation Manifesto. She has lectured across more than 20 countries including ICOGRADA Design Week, Business of Design Week and International Design Congress.
She has been jury at Cannes Lions (France), Global ReBrand 100 (USA), The One Club – Young Guns 16 (USA), Spikes Asia (Singapore), Design for Asia (HK), Kyiv IAF (Ukrain), International A’Design Awards (Italy), Design for Change (India) & Kyoorius Design Awards (India). Ashwini was Jury President at the D&AD Awards 2019 in London.
As a key member of The Design Alliance Asia consortium, Ashwini has edited Colours of Asia book published in Hong Kong that was awarded Design for Asia Special Culture Award by the Hong Kong government. She has written over 50 articles on design that were published through a column in regional publication that reaches over 10 million readers.
Ashwini is co-founder of The Collective, an initiative by women creative leaders to create safe work-places for women. She has been speaking on gender & inclusivity at various platforms; most recent being “Leading from Behind” & “Women in Data Science” conferences in early 2019. Impact magazine has recognized Ashwini among 50 Most Influential Women in Media for five consecutive years. She is also on Campaign India’s A-List.
Ashwini mentors start-ups through “Nurture” initiative of The Indus Entrepreneurs and from the advisory board of Indian Institute of Management CIIE programme. She is also mentor to the Vedica Scholars Programme. She is on the Advisory Board of School of Design, Pearl Academy.
* The Economic Times Brand Equity Agency Reckoner has ranked Elephant as No 1 Design Agency multiple times including their 2018-19 listing.
At the first India edition of Lexus Design Awards, Elephant was declared as Design House Of The Year in February 2018.
At the first edition of Indian Agency Awards by Social Samosa, Elephant was awarded Specialist Agency of The Year in April 2019.
Maria Devereux began her career at Colenso BBDO, Auckland where she won six Cannes lions in her first six years as an Art Director. Prior to being a creative she headed up Colenso’s Design Department.
After Colenso BBDO, she spent three cold years at TAXI in Toronto where as Creative Lead on McCain Foods, she was an integral part of the team working to replace the preservatives and additives in their foods with natural alternatives
She was recently named in Adweek’s Creative 100 and her work for Pedigree SelfieSTIX has been awarded over 80 times at 23 shows. In addition to creating the world’s first doggie Snapchat, she has lit Auckland’s iconic harbour bridge with over 96,000 solar powered lights to demonstrate the city’s commitment to becoming 100% renewable, created a treehouse restaurant for Yellow, an in-flight fashion show for Air New Zealand (which took two years to receive civil aviation approval), wrapped a New York water tower in 50 kilometres of yarn for D&AD’s call for entries and spent four weeks in an RV roaming from New York to Los Angeles to share the music of America from a Telecom smartphone.
She was and has collected over 100 international and local awards for her work at multiple shows including Cannes, D&AD, One Show and New York Festivals.
She’s judged at D&AD, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, Spikes Asia and local shows in both Australia and NZ.
Since 2004, Antonio has been combing his mind for great ideas. That’s why he has probably the best hair in ad land.
His career starts in Saatchi & Saatchi, becoming the first Italian creative to win a gold in Cyber Young Lion Competition and the first Italian Cyber bronze at Cannes Festival, contributing to the 18th position of the agency in the 2009 Big Won's ranking of the Top Digital Agencies in the World.
Through the years he developed a very peculiar passion for having a busy schedule: he became Professor of Creative Writing & Communication at the Academy of Arts & New Technologies in Rome, while he wrote his name in the book of the big firms of creativity such as TBWA, Leo Burnett, Grey, Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson. Today he is responsible for the digital EMEA hub of the FCA brands.
Besides the hearts of all the people who have worked with him, throughout his carrier he also won many international awards, like Cannes Festival, LIA, Webby Awards, New York Festival, ADCE Awards, FWA. But the most important achievements in his life are playing Led Zeppelin’s bass riffs and playing a very good character of “The Gruffalo” to Emma, his one-year-old daughter.
Raphael Dias is an award-winning multi-disciplined Film Director with over 10 years of film production experience working along with global and local agencies worldwide.
He is lucky enough to work for some of the world's most engaging brands including Facebook, Instagram, Amnesty International, Nestlé, L'Oréal Paris, Red Cross, National Geographic, Enel and others. 19 Cannes Lions winner commercials Director and Master of Arts in Visual Effects Production, he has a demonstrated history of working in the arts and advertising industry which includes a Grand Prizes at the main Advertising Awards, including The New York Festival, Cannes Lions, The One Show and D&AD.
Rapha loves the visual storytelling craft and to be surrounded by great people.
Ana-Maria is a corporate communication specialist and a leading expert in crisis communication with over 19 years experience. She started her own consultancy agency in 2018 focusing on corporate and brand strategy. Prior to this, Ana-Maria worked for international and local cimmunication agencies. Ana-Maria has developed communication strategies for brands such as Allianz, E.ON Ruhrgas, Holcim, GSK, OMV Petrom, FrieslandCampina, AVIVA, BCR Erste Bank, Boots etc. She is a member of CIPR and Founder of Global Women in PR Romania.
Her favorite quote: "the stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything", Milan Kundera.
Santi is a Uruguayan creative with more than 15 years of experience, having worked in networks such as Ogilvy, DDB, BBDO, Publicis, Draft FCB, for brands such as CocaCola Company, Nestlé, Beiersdorf, Shell, among many others. Winner of multiple awards at international creative festivals.
Meet Aritra. You can call him Ari. Ari believes that an idea is a resilient and highly contagious virus that hacks culture. After a stint in 3 cities across India, currently he’s teaming up with the great creative minds at Ogilvy Singapore as an Associate Creative Director and infecting brands with award-winning work. Over 10 years in the industry and winning multiple shiny metals and colourful pencils have only managed to fuel his insatiable appetite for great work.
Along the way he has unsuccessfully pitched French Cinema masterpieces to Hollywood producers, designed a Couture Fashion Collection using AI, turned 16th-century still-life masterpiece paintings into delicious juices and removed milk from chocolate bars to help feed millions of malnourished children. Today, after being fascinated and inspired by the fast evolution in advertising, that includes integrated thinking, branded entertainment and non-conventional use of media, he would love to help brands and people talk to the world in an authentic way.
And if he’s not in the office, you’ll find him travelling to eat at the best restaurants in the world, binge-watching latest comic-book movies and TV series and cheering for Indian cricket team and Arsenal.
Till Eckel put his love of ideas and writing straight into practice in advertising as soon as he left school. Apart from a brief break to complete his studies, he has continued along this path until today. In addition to clients such as Hornbach, ebay, Netflix, Nike and Sparkasse, he has dedicated big parts of his career to collaborating with large automotive brands like Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen, as well as the global MINI Etat for several years. Through his various posts he was able to learn from exceptional figures, and today tries to pass on this knowledge to the team of more than 100 staff at JvM/SPREE. Together with them, he has won the most prestigious creative awards, including several Golden Lions in Cannes and helped to make Jung von Matt „Independent Agency of the year“ in 2018. Till Eckel has been a member of the ADC for over ten years and had the opportunity to be part of many other Festivals as Judge or Speaker. Since its founding he supports the female collective „Oh you Women“ from Berlin.
Matt Edwards is a creative director currently leading the BMW, HP and Adobe accounts at Goodby Silverstein and Partners. He has worked in the creative industry for the past 16 years in various fields ranging from design and publishing to digital content creation and advertising.
The South African born creative’s portfolio features work for clients such as BMW, Adidas, TripAdvisor, Biolit, Harley Davidson, Adobe, Hewlett Packard and NYCFC.
Before his current position he focused his efforts at Johannes Leonardo working on the Adidas Originals business as creative director where he helped oversee all global creative communication work across the brand.
In 2017 he was named in Adweek’s Top 100 Creatives in the world.
His work has been awarded at the highest level at Cannes, Clio, D&AD, One Show, NY Festivals, LIAs, Golden Drum, Eurobest, Young Guns, ADC Czech Republic, Ciclope Festival and Loeries South Africa. Most notably winning the Grand Prix for Music Entertainment at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival and 7 Clios the same year for the Original is never Finished Campaign for adidas Originals.
Stratos is a South African-Greek now living and working in Hong Kong.
Stratos has worked on a number of clients ranging from Coca-Cola, Huawei, Melco, Nescafe, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Smart Car, Amnesty International, The Samaritans, and a number of other local Hong Kong and international brands. He has created award winning work as well as pro bono projects for two local charities, Amnesty International (HK) and The Samaritans (HK) that has gained exposure globally and recognized by major industry awards.
His work has been awarded some pencils from the acclaimed D&AD Awards, won at The Loerie awards in South Africa and most recently, his work has been recognized and awarded at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He also heads Ogilvy Pride for the Hong Kong office, making sure the workplace is a safe space and delivering work that focus on LGBTQ+ causes.
He is also a painter and illustrator in his spare time.
Bassem El Ghaoui serves as the Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications for the Museum of the Future. An upcoming flagship project of the Dubai Future Foundation, the Museum of the Future, is a visionary cultural institution based on a unique initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Museum will allow visitors to see and experience the future.
Bassem started his career in 2000 and since then has led integrated regional marketing strategies for brands across mainstay sectors such as hospitality, entertainment, finance, retail, and real estate. In his current role, Bassem acts as the custodian of the brand. His mission is to position the Museum to all stakeholder groups and deepen public awareness and engagement. He leads the development of the overall sales, marketing, and communications plan for the Museum that is based on careful evaluation of consumer market segments, pricing strategies, consumer behavior, and relevant tourism trends to increase overall adoption, revenue, and profitability.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin is a mindset that Bassem has cultivated over the years. It defines and guides his approach to work, career choices and challenges, time and again.
As a passionate storyteller, Bassem believes in creativity that transcends cultures, challenges the status quo, and paves the way for new possibilities and connections. With this philosophical toolkit in tow and decades of experience in marketing and brand communications, Bassem has been part of many iconic projects that represent the UAE, such as Global Village, Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld.
Bassem drives the implementation of all sales and marketing strategies for the Museum and develops strategic alliances and collaborations to increase product penetration, interest, and visitation. Above all, he strengthens the Museum’s identity within the country, regionally and globally, through innovative and creative strategies.
Bassem has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing from Notre Dame University in Beirut, Lebanon. He also has a Master’s in Strategic Marketing – Luxury Brand Marketing (Tourism) from Geneva Business School.
Creative Head and Strategic Planning Director at OJODEPEZ DDB in Asunción, Paraguay. With more than 10 years of experience, she taught at different creative institutions such as La Guapa Escuela de Creatividad in Paraguay and Brother Montevideo, recognized as the most awarded School of Creatives in Latin America. She was also a speaker, juror and has participated in different festivals receiving several awards.
Violeta is currently living between Asunción and Montevideo, where she continues to work as a Creative Director and is also dedicated to architectural photography and growing cannabis for medicinal purposes.
As one of a very few female Creative Director in Brazil, Laura has the unique opportunity to work with some of the largest and most sophisticated clients in the country.
After graduating from PUC-MG, she started her career at DM9DDB. There she was selected for Young Creatives, at the time the youngest female participant ever to represent Brazil.
After winning a global pitch, she was invited to join the DDB NY branch where she lived for 5 years working for clients such as Unilever, Budweiser, Philips and Johnson & Johnson.
Back in Brazil, as Creative Director at VMLY&R São Paulo her role is to lead one of the biggest accounts of the agency. Laura collects 15 Cannes Lions, including a Glass Lion, One Show Pencil and several local awards. She has been selected to judge international festivals such as Cannes Lions, D&AD and is currently on a Harvard Business School Program to senior female executives.
Matthieu brings 8 years of experience in designing social media strategies and activations for global brands such as AXA, BNP Paribas, ENGIE, L’Oréal, Nestlé, Orange, Renault and more to the 2019 AME Awards Grand Jury. As Social Media Director at Anomaly Paris, he leads social media experts to deliver business outcomes through creativity.
His work has been recognized by +65 awards at the Art Directors Club, Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, Eurobest, London International Awards, New York Festivals, One Show and more. Matthieu’s also a speaker at marketing and business schools, and a regular jury member at international advertising festivals.
Beside his job, Matthieu runs an advertising blog dedicated to creative agencies called “LLLLITL” which has been awarded as the “Best Marketing Blog Of The Year” at the Golden Blog Awards.
Since 26 years he’s founder and Head of Creation of the Agentur am Flughafen. The agency for integrated brand communication with an outstanding track record in data based marketing strategies is particularly distinguished in dialogue and B2B marketing and has won more than 300 international and national awards so far.
René Eugster has gained his experience as a juror for the Cannes Lions, the Caples Award, the New York Festivals, the ANA International ECHO Awards and the Swiss Marketing Trophy. He has also been a lecturer and expert in marketing strategy, advertising and communication at various institutes for 30 years, including the Miami Ad School.
Max grew up in an advertiser family. After a short but intensive detour on the client side, he decided return to the Agency. As a young creative, he is responsible for the future of the multi-awarded Agentur am Flughafen. After judging the Swiss direct and dialog award he's now looking forward to be a part of the Grand Jury at the NYC Festivals.
In his spare time you will find him skiing in the Swiss alps or following new business ideas. He also established the first online shoemaker in Switzerland this year.
I started screenwriting and promotional filmmaking in advertising agencies in 1996 and have worked for brands such as RADO, SAMSUNG, UNILEVER, ALCATEL, TISSOT, NISSAN, DAEWOO and LG. I introduced corporate video production in Iran in 2015 and made several such videos, one of which won two silver and bronze medals from the New York Festivals for best writing and film. I have also made over 1000 promotional videos so far and was nominated with a TVC for the New York Advertising Festival in 2019. I have been a member of the selection and judgment committee of accredited advertising festivals and won many awards at Iranian festivals. Moreover, I was selected as the best director of Iranian promotional films in 2007. I am Pejman Fakharian a screenwriter and director of promotional films as well as a creative director.
With over 15 years in the business, Angie has given voice to goats, mad horses, C-suite executives and the many brands she’s worked on including IKEA, SK-II, Levi’s, DBS, AXA, British Airways and Citibank. Her writing career has taken her from lifestyle journalism, to writing for design, to solving communication problems in agencies including BBH Asia Pacific, Leo Burnett and Ogilvy.
With over 15 years in the business, Angie has given voice to goats, mad horses, C-suite executives and the many brands she’s worked on including IKEA, SK-II, Levi’s, DBS, AXA, British Airways and Citibank. Her writing career has taken her from lifestyle journalism, to writing for design, to solving communication problems in agencies including BBH Asia Pacific, Leo Burnett and Ogilvy.
Khlauss Feldhaus is a Brazilian creative with a German name, Italian citizenship, and a home in Hong Kong. With a work experience just as hybrid as himself, Khlauss has done award-winning creative work for brands like Ford, Nissan, Apple, Adidas, and Airbnb, to name a few. He is also left-handed.
Rodolfo Fernandes is a Brazilian creative who currently works as Associate Creative Director at FCB Chicago.
His work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world. In 2014, Rodolfo was recognized as the 7th most awarded Art Director at Gunn Report List and the campaign My Blood Is Red and Black was nominated the most awarded campaign ever – all Guns Blazing category.
Back to the Gun Report list, in 2016, his campaign Imprisoned Children appeared on the 6th place at the Good Report and was selected as one of the world's best outdoor campaigns in the world by Adweek.
Rodolfo also has been a teacher at Miami Ad School.
As a Creative Copywriter, I had the honor of winning 13 Cannes Lions with cases like "Speaking Exchange" - the most awarded Brazilian campaign at 2014 Cannes Lions Festival, and "The HIV Positive Poster", that has helped Ogilvy Brazil to become the 3rd most awarded agency and Ogilvy the Network of the year at 2015 Cannes Lions Festival. I am also proud of having won the first Glass Lion for Brazil at 2017 Cannes Lions Festival with our "Strong Girls" campaign for Nestle.
Uri Fernandez is an Executive Creative Director at Fuego Camina Conmigo. Over the past 18 years, Uri has been developing effective and creative communication concepts for brands such as Audi, Pepsi, Decathlon, Schweepes, Danone, Sony, Greenpeace and much more.
His evolution has gone from multinational agencies (BBDO, Y&R and S&J) to independent agencies (&Rosas and Smäll) and also from an offline approach to a more online thinking, in order to be able to make more effective and relevant communication.
Malu, that's how she likes to be called because her real name is too long and too latin, is a former journalist turned into a creative nomad. Tired of annoying people with questions, she decided to annoy people with answers to questions they haven't asked. She's started her career in advertising as a freelancer at AlmapBBDO. She decided then that would be better to be a good copywriter than an ex-journalist and moved to Germany to learn more about the business. But then she learned that moving was fun and moved away to France and then to New York (not USA cause NY is not USA) and then back to Germany where she is based for the past 5 winters.
Along the way Malu sold some very small cars, home appliances, fizzy drinks, vodka, sneakers, regular people's cars, search engines, tickets to ballet, ice cream, dog food and also luxury cars. Currently, she is at Anomaly Berlin selling some trendy suitcases and faster luxurious cars. She likes fancy, but what she really fancies is a good story.
Her awards include her brother, who is a doctor that lives in Sao Paulo and thinks that Malu moved to Germany because of Berghain, finding out that one of his favourite ads was done by his sister. She shed a tiny tear when he wrote her a message saying: "WTF, why didn't you explain to me what you were working with?". That was gold to her.
Malu normally judges humans by their feet, but she made an effort to judge them by their work this time. It was an honour.
Kevin is a Creative Director at Cossette. Over his career he has created world-class work for leading brands including McDonald’s, Bud Light, FedEx, smart, WestJet and more. This work has been honoured by the industry’s most prestigious award festivals such as Cannes, The One Show, Clio Awards, Communication Arts, and New York Festivals. As well as industry acknowledgment, his ideas have been recognized by the NBA Awards and received two Guinness World Records. He lives in Toronto. The End.
After working across Europe and the Middle East in the last 15 years, Joao is now transforming dentsuX integrated product in APAC, challenging the status-quo of how creative and media work together by developing human-centered ideas that have the power to create innovative ecosystems.
Joao is of a rare breed of visionary creative leaders, bringing with him over a decade of international industry experience” claims Phil Adrien, APAC Group Managing Director of Dentsu Aegis Network. Being most recently Executive Creative Director at HorizonFCB Dubai, driving creative excellence across Middle East and North Africa. Prior to that, he was Creative Director at Cheil Iberia, which he helped expand into one of the fastest growing agencies in Europe. Joao created award-winning campaigns and clinched a Gold Lion at Cannes Lions in the first four years of his career, followed by innumerous international awards including the renowned Lynx Grand Prix in 2017, Google Innovation Award in 2018 and AdFest, AdStars and the famed New York Festival in 2019.
And now, with the task of transforming dentsu X integrated product by challenging the status quo of how creative and media work together, developing human-centered ideas that have the power to create innovative ecosystems.
Joshua Foster is a multi-disciplinary Associate Creative Director at Rokkan New York.
He began his career at a South African start-up where he helped build what is now Publicis Machine, a 200-person strong, integrated and award-winning advertising agency.
During his 7-year tenure at Machine, Joshua moved up the ranks from Junior Designer to Creative Group Head, where he was in charge of creative for key accounts that included Red Bull, Miller Genuine Draft, The Glenlivet and Martell Cognac, picking up a few accolades along the way.
In 2017, Joshua joined Rokkan to help lead creative on the Cadillac account and played a pivotal role in creating their 2018 Oscars campaign.
Juliet comes to Weber Shandwick from an embedded role in the product marketing team at Airbnb, where she consulted on strategy for many of the company’s biggest launches.
She began her career in live entertainment advertising, establishing the brand voice for countless Broadway blockbusters, including Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon and Motown: The Musical, and writing for Cyndi Lauper, Sylvester Stallone and Smokey Robinson, among others. She has also worked with notable names of the four-legged variety, developing the rebranded voice of the 9Lives spokescat “Morris” and contributing to the exponential growth of his social channels.
At Weber Shandwick, Juliet has partnered with clients like Kaiser Permanente (Silver Anvil), VMware (SABRE), Airbnb, Columbia Sportswear and Genentech to develop corporate narratives and integrated campaigns.
Her work has been seen on TV, on Times Square billboards and across the digital space.
Felipe Franco is a Brazilian-German award-winning creative director with over 13+ years experience throughout agencies around the globe, including Jung von Matt, LeagasDelaney, Publicis Germany, Saatchi&Saatchi Shanghai and Fp7/McCann Qatar/Dubai.
Felipe holds awards and honours on some of the major festivals as ADC, Clio, New York Festivals, D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, Red dot Design, IF, Webby and many others.
He worked with some of the biggest and most prestigious clients in the world as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, HSBC Premier, Ritz-Carlton, Sands Resorts, DIAGEO, Siemens, Emirates, Nivea, UN among many others.
He owns a vast worldwide network of colleagues, suppliers, clients and above all: friends. Born in Brazil, Felipe developed most of his career in Europe, also working in the middle-east, and Southeast Asia before finding his new home in China.
Felipe is a good definition of global citizen and a son of the new globalisation – visiting over
45 countries, living in 6 of them. He is fluent in at least 4 languages and keeps adding new ones to his repertoire.
He studied Business Management, Communication Sciences and Design. Always challenging himself, he decided to study these came from his previous affinity with coding and math, and his inability – at that time – to draw even a stick figure.
Felipe uses his international background to inspire his teams to create ideas that comes from truthful insightsto find their relevance in the society – independently from media or formats. Ideas that create a dialog with the audience instead of a brand monologue.
Working as Copywriter and COO at TBWA Stockholm, I stumbled into this industry by a lucky coincidence some years ago. Being able to work with global truck manufacturer Scania one day and the food waste fighting startup Matsmart the next gives me that constant variation my restlessness always longed for. Apart from my work at TBWA I teach copywriting at Berghs School of Communication and run the equality project Ad Women together with my friend and former colleague Johanna Johansson.
Juan Manuel is an award-winning Animation Executive Producer and Managing Director who has worked for 7 years in the most prestigious production companies in Argentina and went on found his own company, Le Cube, in 2012 and Final Frontier in 2018.
With offices in Madrid, Buenos Aires and São Paulo, Le Cube is now one of the leading companies in the Animation Industry working in advertising with clients from all over the world. Final Frontier, Le Cube's sister company works for the Asian market creating the most crafted animation with a roster of 15 international directors.
He has won more than 30 international awards in the most prestigious festivals and has produced commercials with global brands and ad agencies, like Google, Facebook, Nike, Disney, Adidas, Uber, Ford, Red Bull, VW, and others. Now, his next challenge is to help transform the education system by creating engagement in learners, and focusing on new platforms, like VR, AR, video games and AI.
Ilka is a Senior Art Director at Facebook London. Prior to this, she worked at several well-known advertising agencies, including Ogilvy UK, ALMAP BBDO, JWThompson (Brazil), Lew'Lara TBWA (Brazil) and Africa Agency (Brazil).
Ilka has worked for clients such as Dove, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Instagram and Sipsmith. Her work has won ad industry awards: Cannes, Clio, D&AD, Thinkboxes, ElOjo, amongst others.
Outside of work, Ilka's interested in a bunch of things and skilled in a few others. Luckily for her, some of them overlap. Among the list of stuff she loves, you'll find technology, art, illustration, design, photography and fashion She's also a Pinterest enthusiast with more than 320k followers.
Robin Frenkel is Nordic Head of Media & Digital at Danone, specialized in consumer journeys and precision marketing. He is a seasoned strategist, with great experience in consumer insight and conceptualization.
Robin Frenkel has a long experience from media and driving digital transformation in global FMCG companies. Before joining the corporate titans, he founded a digital agency specialized in analyzing conversations on social media.
After working at TV program production company and CM production TYO, Shohei Fukumuara established his career as a director in amana since 2015. With the background in the documentary field, he has been engaged in the various corporate advertisements, with the focus in approaching to the essence. Awarded in NEW YORK FESTIVAL and German Design Award. His eyes captures the reality and that makes his film to the truth.
As I was about to start my career in finance, I was given the opportunity to change paths and start as a digital copywriter at a local digital agency. I took the plunge, quickly developed a passion for advertising and later on transferred to McCann Tel Aviv. After three years at McCann, I moved to Leo Burnett Israel, where I currently serve as a Creative Director.
Over the last eight years, I have had the chance to work with big local and international brands including Samsung, Burger King, Honda, Domino’s Pizza and many more. I have experience working with clients from a wide range of industries – from food to fashion, alcohol and cars (not simultaneously), ecommerce to banking and everything in between.
My work spans different disciplines including brand experience and activation, direct, social media, integrated, film and more, and it’s received recognition at international award shows like New York Festival, ADFEST, One Show, Clio and the Webby Awards, among others.
Karolina began her career in advertising by accident, which soon proved to be a happy one. During her 12-year career, she helped Ogilvy, then Y&R, and recently, DDB all become the most creative agencies in the country for several years in a row. She joined DDB in 2017 where she is responsible for the creative output of the country’s two biggest businesses, Deutsche Telekom and McDonald’s. With her leadership, the DDB team has won accolades from Cannes Lions, New York Festivals and London International in the last 3 years, along with a great first for the country: the cover of Adweek for a piece for McDonald’s Hungary. Her work has been awarded in multiple years at Cannes Lions, The One Show, London International Awards, Eurobest, Art Director’s Club Global, New York Festivals, Epica, The Webbys and several Grand Prix’s at Golden. She has been honoured to judge both Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx twice, Clio, London International, ADC Global and Golden Drum. In 2019, she was the winner of the bursary competition for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership’s Cannes Creative Leadership Programme.
Mica is an award-winning Associate Creative Director at Joan Creative. Born in Argentina, she started her career in advertising 9 years ago in her native country. Since then she has been making worldly-recognized work for global brands such as Adidas Originals, Alexander Wang, Versace, Keds, The Wall Street Journal, Coca - Cola, among others.
In 2017, she was named Next Creative leader by The One Show and her work has been recognized in all major festivals around the globe with Gold Cannes Lions, Best of Show at the One Show, and Gold CLIOs, to name a few.
Throughout her career, she's been passionate about doing culturally relevant work. She's continued that at Joan, where she recently came up with the idea for the Womanikin—a vest attachment that turns a male CPR manikin into a female manikin, allowing trainees to feel more comfortable treating female victims. (Women are 27 percent less likely than men to receive CPR from bystanders in public, according to a recent study).
She is also an advocate for sustainable design and has been preparing herself for the past few years. She now owns a couple of certificates on the subject and is involved in projects that embody sustainable strategies for the future.
Luis Paulo Gatti is a graduated in Advertising and post-graduated in Digital Design. He started his career as an Art Director in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And like any other talented professional in Brazil, Luis Paulo Gatti was invited to move to São Paulo. In this new city, he had the opportunity to work in some of the best agencies in the country creating campaigns for local and global brands. He then decided to embrace an old dream of working abroad, and accepted an offer to work in the Middle Easter. There he had his first experience of managing a creative team, as Associate Creative Director. After a couple of years he moved again, this time to work as Creative Director at the European market. Since 2015 he is a Teacher & Coordinator at Miami ad School LATAM where he helps to develop young talents.
I worked at Universal McCann, Los Angeles for Sony Pictures as International Theatrical Media Specialist. I have worked with Digital Media Strategy for the past 14 years, gaining considerable experience, specifically in digital advertising, marketing, client services, cross-media, games, and innovation. I am focusing my career specifically on Creative Digital Media, meaning: I am constantly working on special projects, and finding the best solutions for my clients. For instance, I worked for a campaign to find people to adopt dogs and help them. The results were more than 100k shares, 10 tons of dog food donated, 93 dogs adopted, and the campaign still working. I feel proud that I have achieved a social goal and this opportunity showed me that I have a potential to do more for the planet with different insights. I found a new pillar to a brand to work with films content, promoting movies in their products, doing promotions, after deeply researching on their target. This gave a new purpose, challenges, and refreshing the brand. My proactive personality made the campaign be possible. As a professional, I've always found myself being the only person comfortable with Digital, which gave me the opportunity to be a reference to this matter, and also gave me more challenges because I always had to prove in different ways That Digital is a vital investment to a brand.
My passion for travel gave me possibilities to visit and live in different countries. I have lived in Toronto, New York, San Francisco. I finished my master’s degree in Grenoble, France. Living abroad has taught me that I could learn more about facing challenges and engaging with different habits and cultures. Meeting amazing people from all over the world had prepared me to work confidently in an international environment.
Carolina has a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and a third-level degree in Social Communication. She specialized in advertising and journalism respectively, developing both the creative and narrative as well as the formal and journalistic aspects of writing.
She possesses international merits, proof of her creative skills; in 2016 she won first place at the Young Lions contest at Cannes. This has been the first time that Uruguay received the gold award in such competition.
Since 2011 she works at Amén, an independent agency in Montevideo, Uruguay. Currently as creative copywriter to which she has added teaching at an Advertising Creation Workshop at University.
She worked as Head of Production and later on as copywriter. Her work have always been closely associated with sensitivity and empathy with art, with a clear tendency for justice and equality.
Alexander is a Creative Director and partner at SMFB Oslo, where he has been working since 2006. During his career he has done innovative and effective work for clients such as Diesel, Mondelez, TELE2, Diadora and IKEA, winning numerous prizes in both domestic and international award shows. In 2018 he received the prestigious Norwegian advertising industry`s Honorary Award, for his strategic and creative excellence. Other hobbies besides work include writing, dogs, teaching students and genealogy research.
Veljko is the Executive creative director of New Moment New Ideas Company Belgrade, the most awarded agency in the Adriatic region. During his career, he has worked on projects for a large number of domestic and international clients. The campaigns, created by him, have won awards at all major global, regional and local advertising festivals (Cannes Lions, Clio, NYF, Eurobest, LIA, Cresta, EACA, Golden Drum, Epica). He is a permanent member of the VMLY&R Europe board of creative director.
José has worked and lived in 3 different countries and was lucky enough to work with some of the best agencies and clients both on a local, regional and global level. Those include agencies like DDB Germany, BBDO Proximity Spain, Ogilvy Spain, Jung von Matt and clients like Volkswagen, Mercedes, Panasonic, Audi or Skoda, to name but a few. Currently, José works at Innocean’s European Creative Hub in Berlin, where he directs and creates european and global work for clients like Kia, Hyundai and Sony. In his career, José has won more than 60 local and international awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Clio, Epica, Eurobest and New York Festivals. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Poster House Museum in New York. José is ranked #9 Art Director in the world by advertising magazine Lürzer's Archive for the last 3 years.
Brunno Cortez began his career in São Paulo and after four years, found his way to the U.S. at CP+B Boulder. He is currently a Senior Art Director at Arnold Worldwide in Boston, MA. Over the past 8 years, Brunno was responsible for creating campaigns for clients such as Carl’s Jr., HSBC, Progressive Insurance, Coke, Jack Daniels.
His work has been awarded in international festivals like Cannes, D&AD, Clio, Wave, El Ojo de Iberoamerica and others.
Rafael Gonzaga is the Executive Creative Director of Grey West - Los Angeles & San Francisco - and member of the North America Creative Council of Grey. Before moving to LA in 2019, the Brazilian-born creative served as Creative Director of Grey and TBWA offices in Brazil, collecting in his career 30 Cannes lions, including the '18 Mobile Lions Grand Prix, and gold trophies in the most respected festivals in the world, such as D&AD, Clio, NY Festival, Effie, and others.
Under his leadership, Grey Brazil became #1 creative shop in the network. With Gonzaga, the agency was also recognized as the most innovative Brazilian agency for 3 consecutive years and the most awarded Brazilian agency in Cannes Festival for two years.
Rodri is a Spanish-born creative nomad. He has been in advertising for more than 10 years, lived in 5 different countries and worked for 12 different markets across three continents. His work has been awarded at relevant creative festivals like Cannes Lions, Clio, FIAP, El Sol, CDC and many more. Three years ago, he moved to the US where he currently works at The Community as an Associate Creative Director on Corona Beer, Oreo and PETA.
Maria Grazia is a Digital Creative Director who is keen on idea-driven design, where experience tells and shows stories. She begun working in the digital area in 1997 and Today she is a Designer that explore opportunities in human-centered design methodology and design thinking, she is most passionate about using design to help unlock confidence to solve problems and simplify lives.
She loves working on different projects and think that a designer is like an actor who can play several roles adapting parts according to the specific script. As an experienced actor is able to play different roles, an experienced designer is able to design different experience for different personas.
The digital approach was her passion. She particularly enjoyed designing web sites with Flash animation and this helped her in an important motion design working experience where she had the chance to go back to her roots working for an agency of digital advertising and experience design. During this period, she has worked for Digital Advertising, Rich Media, Branding and the innovative solutions that have led her to the present. She loves new media, new challenges. Indeed, she likes working with different customers and dealing with several types of concepts, tone of voice and interface designs.
Antoinette Ribas & Gregory Ginterdaele have been working as a team for the past ten years. First at DDB and now at Ogilvy Social.Lab Brussels. For years, they are still at the top of the creative rankings. This year, they were elected Creatives Of The Year.
They have the opportunity to work on major international brands like IKEA, VW, AUDI, McDonald's, Heinz, or Studio Brussels, Amnesty International (...)
Their work has been awarded in major advertising festivals, such as the Cannes Lions, Creative Belgium, Eurobest, New York Festival Grand Prix, Clio Awards, D&AD and Effie in all categories: Integrated, Interactive, Direct, TV, print, outdoor, radio.
A former rock and roll enthusiast turned advertising sell out. I graduated from the University of South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Graphic Design. I have been fortunate to work for some of the world’s top entertainment companies, advertising networks and agencies in both the United Kingdom and the Middle East.
With over 12 years experience, I have worked on award winning campaigns across multiple sectors that include traditional, entertainment and health and wellness, picking up trophies at major international shows including Cannes Lions, Cannes Lions Health, Cannes Lions Innovation, One Show, D&AD, D&AD Impact, Clio, Dubai Lynx and The Loeries.
Axel Grimald took off his career in France as an illustrator of children’s books but soon after he started to move around the globe. He has been working with brands across 3 continents for over 15 years.
From France to Hong Kong to NYC to Shanghai to Singapore.
Today Axel is Executive Creative Director at Publicis in Singapore in charge of the agency International clients such as SKII and Heineken.
He has won awards in most local and international festivals, including Golds at Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD and others at New York Festival, London International Advertising or Spikes Asia.
Having earned a degree in advertising from Shanghai University, Jeremy joined McCann in 2006. During his time at SGM Works/McCann, he worked for GM brands - Chevrolet and Cadillac for nearly 10 years. He then focused on brand Coca-Cola and some public service projects. During his time with McCann he spent one leap year in English study and subsequently went to New York City and worked as a photographer assistant.
In 2017, Jeremy became the co-founder of MATCH Communications.
As visiting professor at Jilin Animation College, instructor at ONE SHOW China Youth Innovation Camp, and a member of Longxi Youth Award Jury Board, Jeremy guides the upcoming generation on their path as promising creative talents.
Jeremy has won numerous awards such as D&AD, London Advertising Festival, New York Festival, Crystal, Longxi, Effie, ROI, and China 4A Awards.
His Motto - Kidult Forever
Ritesh is a journalist turned filmmaker who's created some of the most iconic digital films of the past four years. Working as a director & showrunner, he’s primarily been focused on helping some of the world’s biggest brands change culture through brand films and branded content, creating critically-acclaimed work, including 2019’s viral hit This Bud’s for 3 for Budweiser and Dwyane Wade.
Serafima Gurova, CEO & founder of RODNYA Creative PR Studio Serafima has been working in communication industry since 2008.She started her career in The Walt Disney company. In 2009sheswitched to the agency side and moved to R&I Group, where she launched a PR department in 2010. During her career with R&I, PR department became a reliable revenue generator for the whole agency.
Since 2015 Serafima develops her own PR studio RODNYA which boasts a conceptually new approach to communication–making every creative idea newsworthy. Serafima is also a notable member of the advertising community holding several international industry awards, including Cannes Lions, Epica, EFFIE, Cristal, Red Apple, Golden Hammer, White Square, Silver Mercury, RuPoR, PRAVDA Awards. RODNYA is the only PR agency in Russia to be included in the national creativity ranking by AKAR.
Serafima is the first ever representative of Russian PR industry to be included in judge panel of D&AD Awards.
Rosalin took off her career in Sweden, where she studied business and marketing at Stockholm University, working for the award-winning agency Jung Relations.
Her interest in business (not to confuse with finance and Patagonia vest bros on Wall street) and fascination of the odd and ordinary humans on this planet, has led her to work with a long list of projects and campaigns within beauty, fintech and food — often across many different markets. She has worked for big brands such as McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Volvo, Unilever and AEG.
Rosalin is currently the Director of two programs at Berghs School of Communication; Strategic Communications and Public Relations. She’s been leading the programs for two years, and previously worked with communications for the charity organisation Comic Relief, in New York. Prior to that she worked for the communication agencies Edelman Deportivo and House of Radon — focusing on strategy and PR.
Currently at Droga5.
Prior: CD for Facebook and Nissan at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY.
Nike CD at BBH.
Head of Creative and Executive Leadership at Fred & Farid.
CD for Bud and Brand Jordan at AKQA.
Notable work includes the Nike Unlimited Stadium, Nike Hyper Court, Smart TXTBKS among others.
Recognition includes Golds or Grands Prix at virtually every show.
Passionate about helping young creatives get their big shot, as so many once did for me.
Hard at work trying to break the bamboo ceiling.
Residing in Brooklyn with my brilliant account director wife and our way-too-smart-for-us three year old daughter.
Other recognition includes multiple Grand Clios and D&AD Yellow Pencils. But he's proudest of being named to Esquire’s ‘Best and Brightest’ list—described as '14 individuals & organizations changing our environment, circumstances, & minds for the better'
Creative & Content Director at Pagés BBDO. Was at Publicis Dominicana, Y&R Damaris as Creative Supervisor and previously, at BBDO Dominican Republic for 8 years, as a Copywriter.
Studied at Brother Ad School the most awarded school of Latin America, where she picked a very fun portfolio which competed and won in a few local and international students awards. Years before, she graduated in APEC University in communications and advertising.
She had been working with many different brands and non-profit organizations such as La Sirena Department Stores, Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, Presidente Beer, Unicef, Pepsi, Gatorade, Pizza Hut, Jeep, Visa, and Banco Popular. Many of these brands have been awarded reaching the top of the most valued brands rated by consumer magazines (Top Brands and Mercado Magazine).
Her work, has been recognized in Cannes Lions, NY Festival, El Sol, and Caribe to name a few. But the best of all, has been the experience of creating with curious, talented partners and great masters.
With the simple philosophy: “I like Ideas. Hopefully one of them will make the world better.”, Lauren is an Australian associate creative director living in Paris who has spent the last decade creating award-winning campaigns.
Recently recognized as one of The 3% and The One Clubs’ ‘Next Creative Leaders’, she is a published thought-leader, public speaker and international award juror. A feminist before-it-was cool, Lauren is one of Pitch’s ‘100 superwomen’, a ‘See It Be It’ alumni and has been identified globally as an industry leader of tomorrow.
Lauren unashamedly believes that advertising can change the world and can be found convincing her teams and clients to create social change and stand for something better.
Lawrence has worked in branding and advertising for over 20 years. A graduate of Somerset College of Arts in the UK.
Starting his career in London, Lawrence worked on prestigious brands including Absolut Vodka, Faberge, and Glenfiddich, before moving to NYC to where he worked at leading branding and advertising agencies, helping guide and re-establish leading fortune 500.
Lawrence holds numerous design awards and understands what it takes to make a brand succeed and flourish in the highly-competitive marketplace. His insights and strategic vision, intuitive market understanding, and a deep drive to create groundbreaking and compelling work, have helped propel notable brands to global success
including: Under Armour, Lowe’s, REI, Coca-Cola, Orvis, Pelican, Realtree & Ducati.
He is now living in San Francisco with his Wife and Daughter.
Lawrence is incredibly passionate about Soccer and is a lifelong Arsenal F.C. fan. He spends his free time studying mixed martial arts and surfing.
After 25 years working in the advertising industry, Sebastian Hall moved to Brazil in 2012 to open Landia’s chapter in São Paulo as Executive Producer together with Carol Dantas. This came after a long journey which started at 17 and included music videos, documentaries, feature films and a lot of advertising.
Landia was founded later and Hall became the AD of the newborn project. Naturally things lead to shoot outside of Argentina in countries such as Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and the US. And, again naturally, his expertise and performance made him the go-to-AD for production services in Buenos Aires with the top International directors that chose Buenos Aires as their shooting canvas a lot at the time including Spike Lee’s spot for BMW.
Simultaneously, his career as director developed and he shot several advertisings and music videos in which he performed as director or producer alternatively.
In 2008 Hall rejoined Landia and in 2012 he became executive producer and, and by the end of this same year moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where he is still base and still leads Landia’s local office.
In this last seven years as an EP he has worked in several Brazilian, global and internaVonal campaigns with agencies such as Africa, David, Y&R, W+K, Grey, JWT, F/Nazca Saatchi&Saatchi, LewLara/TBWA, CP+B, Gut São Paulo, etc. In this projects he has worked with almost the entire of Landia’s roster which includes more than 30 directors such as Andy Fogwill, Agustin Alberdi, Rodrigo Saavedra, Reynald Gresset, Maxi Blanco, Robert Llauro, and the Brazilian talents that are the office’s pride, We are Magnolias, Kayhan Ozmen and Aline Lata.
He was nominated for best executive producer in Whext festival along with his parter Carol Dantas, and during the last 7 years Landia Brasil has consolidated to be considered within the top production companies of brasil, winning awards in Cannes (“This coke is fanta”, Budweiser “Tagwords”), Clube de Criaçao, Wave Festival, Ciclope, D&AD, Effie, Clio, Diente, El Ojo de Iberoamerica and more.
Landia has been inside in the Ad Age A-List production company standout for 3 years in a row, the only South American Company in this list.
Lizi has been quoted to have the ‘creative enthusiasm of a school bus on the way to the zoo’. And boy is it contagious.
As a Regional Creative Director, Lizi earns attention through her highly crafted stories, powerful network of collaborators and an unwavering belief that creativity can help solve world problems.
Her infectious style, tireless Story Hunting and generous ideas have landed her on the TEDx stage and as an expert on the advertising TV show, Gruen. Lizi has shared provoking opinions on the Masters Stage of Creativity at Spikes Asia. Plus she’s been able to support the industry as a Spikes Entertainment & CannesLions Juror.
But generous ideas don’t stop there. Lizi just curated and led, See It Be It 2019, the CannesLions career acceleration program developed to help raise more Creative Women in industry. And SisuGirls is her heart-warming side hustle, that build’s grit in girls through sport and adventure.
For a little injection of creativity visit: LiziHamer.com
Garrick is Creative Partner and heads up all creative projects at Williams Murray Hamm. These include the global rebrand of Castrol Oil, the relaunch of Fortnum & Mason (helping the brand to raise £26m for a total store refit) and the highly acclaimed launch of new, luxury beauty brand Prismologie. More recently he over saw the launch of the new brand world for 'Aberlour,' and the merger of Japans three largest shipping companies into a new brand 'ONE' One Network Express. His recent film and campaign for the Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray launched this Autumn.
Design accolades include D&AD Yellow Pencils, Gold Cannes Lions, numerous Clio’s and many Design effective- ness Awards including the Grand Prix.
Garrick is a former President of D&AD and Design Jury Chairman of the New York Art Directors Awards. After entering The New York Festivals for years, he is delighted to be on the Grand Jury.
Garrick is also an award-winning filmmaker. His short film “The Man Who Married Himself” with Richard E Grant, won the Best Comedy Award at Rhode Island Film Festival and was selected for the BFI London Film Festival.
His latest film ‘The Ghost’ is based on the true story of a boy’s search for his famous footballer father recently won ‘Best British Film’ at the NRFF. The film is available on Amazon Prime.
Kihoon Han co-founded BALC Inc. in 2014 and has worked as President & Creative Strategist. In his 36 years of industry careers, he took the CEO position at DDB Korea and Aegis Media Korea. He has handled multinational clients such as J&J, Volkswagen, Michelin and local clients such as Venus, Orion and LG Mobile for more than 10 years.
He also has taught advertising in Cha University since 2015.
Sally is a creative thinker with over 15 years experience in art direction and design.
Her honest and unorthodox approach has allowed her to put petty distractions aside and stay focused on idea and craft, a talent that has seen her awarded at Cannes, One Show, Clio, New York Festivals and more.
Sally was one of 12 women worldwide selected for the 2015 Cannes Lion’s See It Be It program, aiming to shine a light on gender imbalance in the industry. The program propelled her from a 10 year career at Ogilvy Melbourne to San Francisco’s Heat, and now Venables Bell and Partners.
Sally hasn’t taken over the world (yet) but so far she’s shepherded standout work for household names like Instagram, BMW, MINI, Hasbro, EA, Levi’s, and Deloitte, to name a few.
When not working, Sally can be found cuddling her cat, or setting a giant wicker man alight in the Nevada desert.
Paul Hastings started his advertising career at FCB London. Moving to Whybin\TBWA Melbourne in the mid 1990’s, he worked as a senior writer/ CD for 16 years across all of their major accounts. He is now Creative Director / Head of Copy at 10 feet tall, Melbourne. Paul’s work has appeared in all major award shows.
Shota Hatanaka has joined Hakuhodo in 2008 and engaged in planning work centered on activation design.
He has developed a wide range of campaigns with a unique planning and creative style that eliminates the boundaries between the strategic, creative, digital, and PR, working seamlessly through the entire process.
His awards include Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, D&AD, NYF, ADC, Young Cannes Lion Representative, and 10 Grand Prix with a total of over 150 international and domestic awards received.
He was selected as a Direct Lions Jury of Cannes Lions 2018 and a Jury of ADFEST 2020 & 2021 and was also awarded 2018 Creator of the Year medalist in Japan.
I've been working as an Art Director for over 10 years.
Now I'm working in Portugal at FCB Lisbon. Before that I was at BBH/Brazil part of Publicis Groupe, W/McCANN part of Interpublic Groupe. I also worked for DM9DDB - member of the Omnicom Group, Artplan - Rio's biggest independent agency, NOSSA Portugal and other several agencies.
I worked for big brands as Audi, Asics, Renault, Microsoft, Carlsberg, Somersby, Coca-Cola, Mentos, L'Oréal, Rock in Rio, and others.
I had my work recognised by some awards such as Cannes Lions, CLIO Awards, Wave Festival, AdStars, Lürzer's Archive, Creative Club Brazil, Creative Club Portugal, and others. In addition to that, I was a Jury member at AdStars in South Korea (2018/2019) and Mobius Awards in Los Angeles in 2019.
Malena Heed is currently Head of Communications for Uber Nordics. Before joining Uber she headed up corporate communications and sustainability for the Swedish fintech company iZettle, across twelve markets in Europe and Latin America.
She also spent four years on the agency side - making magic at Prime, the world’s most awarded PR agency. Her agency work focused on corporate reputation building, crisis communication and change management in the digital era - and was recognised by European Excellence Awards and CLIO, among others. She’ s a frequent guest lecturer and advisor on topics such as change management and PR.
Born in Graz, Austria, Lisa first took interest in the visual side of things, consequently studying Fashion Design, Communication and Graphic Design in Graz and Berlin.
After working as a freelance graphic designer for several agencies, magazines and museums in Vienna for three years and winning the Austrian Award for Design while doing so she first dipped her toes into advertising in 2013 at Jung von Matt Donau, already transitioning into copywriting for Mercedes-Benz.
Having found her vocation in crafting ideas and developing them into scripts, headlines and campaigns she started looking for new challenges and soon moved on to Heimat Berlin where she found the demanding but inspiring environment she was looking for.
For over six years now Lisa has been working with some of Germany’s most dedicated creative people at Heimat Berlin on clients such as OTTO, AirBnB, WeightWatchers and McKinsey winning quite a few local and international awards in the process.
As Vice President Global of Product Innovation & LAB13, Dom leads the engineering and design thinking of MRM//McCann’s product innovation studio called LAB13. He partners with the agency’s creatives, strategists and technologists to ensure that LAB13’s wide range of capabilities – business consulting, A.I., design thinking, product and service innovation, and merging technologies – are equally grounded in the human needs of MRM//McCann’s clients.
Dom guides an increasingly diverse group of people from different departments and external experts like start-ups in different offices in the U.S. From these disciplines, he curates and choreographs teams that collaborate on projects for MRM//McCann’s senior clients with what LAB13 calls engineering by design. Engineering as the application of science to problem solving. And design as the creative expression of this technology knowledge.
Since joining MRM//McCann Germany in 2012 and New York in 2016, Dom has implemented design thinking processes, established LAB13 and created various product innovations for clients. During his time at MRM//McCann, Dom won several awards including London International, Shorty Award, Epica, Eurobest, and the Cannes Lions, where MRM//McCann New York received a Silver Innovation Lion for its breakthrough A.I. project Smart Blue Box for USPS.
Beginning his career as a developer and designer in 2000 in Munich Germany, Dom continued as a digital advertising art director and soon opened his own boutique agency in 2003. His agency, named by his wife, with offices in Munich, Hamburg and Bangkok. After he sold his company to a larger holding, he kept on working for two years as Chief Creative Officer, before he began as Germany’s first Creative Innovation Director at agenta in Berlin.
Since 2015 Dom is also mentoring start-ups at the Techstars Accelerator program. He was also part of Mondelez innovation incubator Fly Garage in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And he works as speaker for innovation processes, IoT and artificial intelligence on international conferences and festivals like Mobikon and Epica.
Jan Hellberg is a Managing Director at la red.
He started his career in 2000 as an Art Director at Elephant Seven, the former digital agency of Springer & Jacoby.
After working in several agencies like Jung von Matt, Tribal DDB or Kolle Rebbe he went to work at la red in 2012 were he became an Executive Director.
During his career, he has worked for clients like Audi, Allianz, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen Deutsche Telekom, Ritter Sport, KIA and Jägermeister.
He is a member of the Art Directors Club of Germany and he has been honoured with national and international awards. Including: ADC, MAX-Award, NYF, Cresta, The Midas Award, Montreux, Epica, Effie, Red Dot Award etc.
Besides having passion and loving what he does, Jans three children Tommy lee, Ferris and Uma, provide him with the inspiration to be and do better.
Federico Heller is a director from Buenos Aires Argentina. In 2003 he co-founder 3DAR which today is one of the biggest animation and vfx houses in Latin America. Federico directed both live action and animation for advertising, music videos and television. His first live action short Uncanny Valley went viral and won over 30 awards worldwide. He recently co directed the animated video “Earth" for Lil Dicky and Leonardo Dicaprio’s foundation. The video surpassed the 200 million viewers and won a Cannes Lions as well as an MTV music video awards nomination. Federico currently lives and works in Santa Monica California.
Anders Hellström is an internationally awarded creative who has been working in the industry since late 2013. After graduating Hyper Island Anders started working for Mother New York and then went on to be a part of establishing the now well-renowned Swedish agency Abby Priest. Today Anders works for Nord DDB in Stockholm.
So far, Anders has been awarded in international festivals such as One Show, New York Festivals, Eurobest, Epica and ADC.
Ailton is a Brazilian creative with over ten years of experience, creating for brands such as Pedigree, Google, Whiskas, Snickers, Schwarzkopf, amongst many others. In his quest to avoid the Brazilian heat, he had the pleasure of working in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Vancouver, and Düsseldorf, at agencies like Pereira O'Dell, McCann Canada, and TBWA Germany. His work had been recognized at the Cannes Lions Festival, New York Festival, Effie, and ADC Germany. Recently, he served as a juror at the Webby Awards, AdStars, and The Lovie Awards. As a young creative, he took part in the Creative LIAisons from LIA Awards and Young Lions Academy at the Cannes Lions. Ailton has a strong design background, being one of the founders of Insert Brasil – one of the biggest design events in Brazil. Currently, he is Senior Art Director at BBDO Germany, creating for Ford Europe, Continental, Mars Group, Dr. Oetker, Bayer, and UNESCO.
Thomas is Executive Creative Director and Managing Partner at Serviceplan in Hamburg, Germany. He has 15 years of experience in realizing campaigns for Germany’s global brands BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Deutsche Telekom and Beck’s. In this time ten of his campaigns were honored with a Cannes Lion. In addition to that he collected 250 other national and international awards. Thomas is member of the Art Directors Club. He is married and a proud dad of Ida and Max.
Andreas studied Economic and Social Sciences. But right after graduating he ultimately followed his passion – and became a copywriter.
He started his career at Hamburg based agency Scholz & Friends to then join Jung von Matt (also in Hamburg, Germany) where he got to work on creative highlights for a lot of the group’s biggest clients – including Nivea, Mercedes, Sixt, GE and many more.
Andreas is a highly awarded creative and a member of the German Art Director’s Club (ADC). His work was recognized at major advertising shows like Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, LIA, Clio, The One Show or Eurobest among others.
Today he is working at Jung von Matt/SAGA to try out new ways of (digital) storytelling — for supermarkets, trucks, sun screen, insurances…and whatever is next!
Sindre Holmedal Johnstad is a young creative who is super uncomfortable with writing about himself in third-person, but kind of felt he had to after reading everyone else's bio. After winning several awards as a student, he went straight to POL as a creative in May 2019. He is also hoping to return in a few years with a longer bio.
Jihye Hong is the Creative Director of Havas Seoul, since 2018.
She has started her career in a Creative agency in 2007. With experiences at the Grey Group, Geometry Global, she joined Havas Seoul in 2017. She strengthened her expertise as a Creative Director by deriving many successful communication campaigns with global brands such as BMW, Heineken, Emirates and British American Tobacco.
She is interested in using her talent to make a better world. Her passionate devotion to positive social impact has been rewarded by international design awards such as iF Design Award and IDEA(International Design Excellence Award).
Zrinka Horvat Goodman is a Creative Director in Bruketa&Žinić&Grey advertising agency based in Zagreb, Croatia. She works in the industry since 2008., on various clients and industries, amassing the greatest experience in Telco, Beauty, Food and beverages. She’s a winner of Idea X Creative Awards in 2010. and 2019., Mixx Digital and Sempl media award in 2015. Single-handedly and as part of the team, she created numerous 360 campaigns, helped in getting new clients and keeping old ones. She published two novels, “Devet” in 2005., and “Lovci na tajne” in 2018. “Devet” was named as one of fifteenth best novels of 2005 in Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
Ramzi started off as an Art Director by helping relaunch a major haircare product in CEE, and moved on to help relaunch the world favourite beverage in Lebanon, and helped introduce the first credit card in Iraq.
Now he leads the creative team of Cheil Worldwide UAE, handling a list of super brands like Samsung, New Balance, Nespresso and Volkswagen.
A once fit guy, he now spends time collecting sneakers and vinyl toys, while serving on different awards’ juries, and collecting a few.
I have a background of 15 years working in communication & PR and I have been building my professional expertise around campaign & project management, strategy and creative communication. During this time I worked for clients in FMCG, health & pharma, tech, leisure & wellness, travel, finance, energy & industry, public institutions and NGOs.
In recent years together with the team at Rogalski Damaschin I was awarded multiple times at international festivals - Cannes Lions - Gold Lion in 2016 for Entertainment and Silver Lion in 2018 for Health, SABRE, Digital Communication Award, but also at local festivals such as Effie - Grand Effie in 2018 and Romanian PR Award.
I was twice (2013 & 2018) in the jury of the Romanian PR Award and in the Romanian Eurobest competition by The Alternative School for Creative Thinking, but also a constant speaker at international and national industry events.
I'm a big supporter of science, diversity & inclusion, human rights & environmental conservation. In 2018 I became an official Diversity Ambassador for the Diversity Charter in Romania, an unique project that aims at promoting diversity & inclusion in the business environment.
Martin is currently a Creative Director at TBWA\CHIAT\DAY Los Angeles.
Before moving to Los Angeles he spent a year and a half working as a freelance Creative Director in New York.
From September 2015 to August 2017 he worked as a Creative Director in the Campaign Team at R/GA New York. During that time he worked for clients such us Samsung Global (Mobile and Home Appliances), Chobani, Verizon and Mercedes Benz.
Before moving to R/GA, he served as a Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy Sao Paulo, in Brazil, for clients like Coca-Cola Brazil and Latam, Smirnoff Brazil, Philips Brazil and Latam, Old Spice Brazil and Latam.
Previously, he worked as a Senior Art Director in some of the most prominent agencies in Argentina like Ponce Buenos Aires, La Comunidad (Now The Community) among others.
During his careers he won awards at Cannes, Clio, One Show, Addys, FIAP, El Sol, Wave, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Argentine Creative Circle (Diente) and Lapiz de Oro.
Lina is a Communications/Marketing Professional with deep knowledge and experience in Digital Comms/Marketing management and with more than twenty years’ experience executing highly innovative multi - channel international projects.
For 10 years Lina has worked as the Director of Corporate Communication at ERGO in the Baltic States. For 7 years she has served as the Director of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania. Lina also has work experience in the German Parliament and the European Parliament. Currently Lina makes Doctoral (PhD) studies and works as the lecturer at Vilnius university.
Lina is the Ambassador of the European Association of Communication Directors for Lithuania and has been the Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Communication Association. For 7 years Lina has been the Jury member of European Digital Communication Awards in Berlin.
Nicole Januarie is an Executive Producer/Director who partners with brands and individuals to assess how to communicate their message through strong, impactful content creatively.
After more than a decade of ideating, strategizing, and directing videos for multi-million dollar brands and start-ups, Nicole has learned what truly drives conversations and move individuals to an emotional connection. It's not mastering the marketing flavor of the week; it's how well you connect with the heart-beating people you're trying to help and inspire and how effectively you communicate your understanding of their needs back to them.
The former Managing Partner and co-founder of 19th & Park Inc and 2019 Adweek Creative 100 honoree, recently shifted her attention to launching her production company Januarie1st Inc. focused on developing content for linear and digital platforms.
She's been featured in WWD, Forbes, ESSENCE, Adspire and appeared on the grand jury for the New York Festivals Advertising Awards 2019 and Adweek's Experiential Awards.
Torkild is a Norwegian Creative Director with experience from DDB and TRY. Currently Torkild is a partner and co-founder of Morgenstern Agency in Oslo. His work for clients such as Tine, Rignes, 7-Eleven, Discovery, and NLA has earned him recognition in both national and international award shows. Torkild loves old movies and short texts.
Katrina Alvarez-Jarratt is a highly awarded, hugely passionate creative who’s worked as an art director and writer in both New Zealand and Australia for over a decade.
Katrina’s style is typically smart and simple ‘un-advertising’, her work pushes the boundaries, shape-shifting from media thinking to PR to innovation solutions. Career highlights include an innovative twitter campaign that set hundreds of zombie followers loose on Twitter for Foxtel and The Walking Dead, creating an entire art exhibition in 17 hours for Toshiba, importing an ad from China for DHL and helping parents hack their kids tech devices at dinnertime with the Dolmio Pepper Hacker.
She currently works at TBWA Sydney as Creative Director on Tourism New Zealand, HCF, Pepsi, Taronga Zoo, OPTUS and Woolmark.
He started his carrier in 1991 as a student Graphic Designer in the design studio with the longest name in Slovakia, “Wiktor has asked us to be his friends, Ltd.” In 1992 Wiktor became a part of the Leo Burnett Agencies Network. Currently, the agency is a part of Publicis Groupe.
After finishing his degree at the Slovak Technical University he continued to work with Wiktor as Art Director. In 1997 he became a member of the Art Directors Club in Slovakia /ADC/. Since 2005 he’s been three times voted as the President of ADC Slovakia. Recently he acts as its board member and since 2010. Peter works as a board member of ADC Europe.
At Wiktor Leo Burnett Bratislava he leads three creative teams as well as he is responsible for creative output and creative teams in companies within the holding group KREATOR.
With Peter’s significant contribution, Wiktor Leo Burnett has been named The Agency Of Two Decades in Slovakia and 7 times awarded The Agency of the Year.
In the years that he has been with Wiktor Leo Burnett, he worked his way up to Executive Creative Director. Along the way, he has contributed to many projects awarded by festivals like Epica Awards, Golden Drum, Cannes Lions Festival, Cristal Awards, Global Award, Midas Awards, Golden Hammer. Michael Conrad Award and many national awards including two Grand Prix.
He has got a lot of experience as a member of the jury at Golden Drum festival, Louskacek - Czech national festival, New York Festivals, Ad Star Award festival, ADC Europe Award, Leo Burnett Global Product Committee 7+, Golden Nail - Slovak national advertising festival and repeatedly as a member of The Grand jury at Cresta International Advertising Festival.
In 2003 he was awarded FILIP which placed him into the Slovak Creativity Hall of Fame, in 2010 he was awarded among the 75 others with Leo Burnett World Wide STAR Reacher Award and in 2011 and 2012 he was awarded Creative Director of the Year in Slovakia.
Konstantinos Kakouros was born in Greece and moved in Cyprus at the age of 17. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Cyprus and an MSc in Communication Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. During his post-graduate studies, he interned at the Brussels-based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe and the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union. Before joining the BBDO family in 2014 as a Copywriter, Konstantinos was working as a Digital Marketing Manager at a software development company. Konstantinos is fluent in Greek, English and French.
Angeliki always had a thing for writing. When that thing escalated, she left Physics and sunny Athens behind and headed towards gray Hamburg (Miami Ad School) in the name of copywriting.
Since 2011, she’s been spending most of my her time among global creative teams, developing concepts, campaigns and projects for international clients and organisations (some award- winning, some pitch-winning, some nerve-recking).
Working for mainstream global companies (BMW, Strongbow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) had been both exciting and rewarding. But things got even better when the focus shifted towards a new generation of companies, mobility start-ups, eSports organizations, and purpose-driven brands.
These days, she’s working as an independent creative, using her network and experience in concepts, strategy and copywriting to help this new generation of companies and start-ups build their brands, launch their products and grow their business.
Working in Digital for over 10 years, Kirill is an Emmy-nominated Creative Director within an international TV news network broadcasting from Russia. Currently heading RT Creative Lab in-house studio which is behind such educational storytelling projects as #1917LIVE, #Romanovs100, #VictoryPages, VKUTEMAS.ACADEMY - cross-platform online narratives helping young people engage with history through digital media. Kirill's works have been recognized with over 250 international awards including Emmy News & Documentary Awards, Webby Awards, Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Red Dot, ADC, Adweek, Clios, New York Festivals and others.
Growing up in Vancouver, B.C., Tiffany Kaushal knew from a young age that she was born to be creative. So, it’s no surprise that years later she found herself planning and producing creative strategies for Meyvyn, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in New York.
When Meyvyn was acquired by its previous partner agency, A.P. Keaton, Tiffany transitioned into helping market and grow brands large and small through engaging on/offline programs. Her day-to-day includes overseeing creative direction and production on everything from social media and influencer content to shopper marketing and retail displays. Clients on her roster include brands like John Barr Whisky, Figenza Vodka, Vireo Health, Cakebites and more.
Sari is the Creative Director and Head of Concept Designers in Drama Queen Helsinki.
She believes in an endless curiosity. It took her to Turku Arts Academy and gave her a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising. It has also fueled her adventures in several Nordic advertising agencies such as Mirum Helsinki and Drama Queen Helsinki. And it has been the key factor in creating unique advertising concepts for various categories like FMCG, fast food, finance and telecommunications.
When not working Sari feeds her curiosity with art and culture, great coffee and occasional culinary experiments in the kitchen. But to be honest: lately she has been mainly hugging her puppy Marvin.
Babette Kemper is the co-founder and Managing Director of achtung! Mary - the brand daughter of Germany‘s most award-winning PR agency, achtung! agency group. Starting in January 2019, Babette built up achtung! Mary as a modern full-service agency. She combines her strong PR DNA and her belief in powerful ideas with her substantial marketing expertise. Babette brings nearly 20 years of communication experience from international network agencies to the table, such as Porter Novelli, Ketchum Pleon (BBDO Group) and Ogilvy, focusing on creative storytelling, brand strategy and integrated campaigns. She has been a jury member at several renowned awards, e.g. PR Report Awards, 30u30, Die Klappe and is always excited about creative campaigns and remarkable talents.
Prior to founding achtung! Mary, Babette took on the role as head of Ogilvy Public Relations and effectively expanded the business of Ogilvy’s German PR division. Before that, she successfully developed the brand and marketing practice at Ketchum Pleon for many years and managed the Düsseldorf office together with a partner. During her career, she was very quick to combine corporate and brand issues and to support her clients across all channels and disciplines. Babette believes that brands are brought to life by the people behind them – giving them a face, a voice and opinions. This is what clients, candidates and partners need in order to truly connect to brands and products. Just like herself.
Diego is a creative copywriter at Ogilvy, and has studied and worked side by side with some of the best awarded local talents in Uruguay.
He has a degree in Communication Sciences, taught sound aesthetics at Universidad de la República, and was awarded early in his career as a filmmaker by the Ministry of Education and Culture for the script of one of his shortfilms.
He participated as a jury in the International Human Rights Film Festival “Tenemos Que Ver”, and is currently part of the board of directors of the Uruguayan Advertising Circle. For him, problem solving means merging mind, heart & courage, and strongly believes in innovation and storytelling as tools for building empathy and empowerment towards the fight against social inequality.
Moiz Khan is a film graduate and the most awarded digital creative of Pakistan. In a short span of 3 years, Moiz has won over 130 international advertising awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, London International Awards, Spikes Asia, Ad Stars, Dubai Lynx and more.
Moiz is also a TEDx speaker, a filmmaker and previously a jury member for Mobius awards. Moiz is spearheading the transformation of a vital digital landscape, considering Pakistan is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
His works spans in multiple business categories, most notably UN Women, WWF, Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana, 7Up, Toyota, Visa and Bata.
The work closest to his heart is #ChangeTheClap that definitely changed the mindset of the Pakistani people towards the transgender community.
Ashish Khazanchi is the founder and managing partner of Enormous brands. One of the largest independent creative agencies in the country. Enormous has been ranked one of the top 5 independent agencies in Asia Pacific.
Ashish has over a hundred national and international creative awards to his credit.
I began my professional career 10 years ago and during these years I have created and led global campaigns at Krema Worldwide, an integrated marketing agency based in Seoul, South Korea. As one of the founding members of this company, I began as a creative strategist by coming up with a big idea and extract a unique concept for the brand and product, which soon developed my interests and passion into strategizing for bigger integrated campaigns and media contents.
While majoring in Communication Arts and Sciences, I’ve participated in an endless number of local and international advertising competitions and workshops. During this course, it has helped me to gain an objective standard of practical creativity, to have different communicating perspectives as a brand as well as seeing from a multinational creative’s point of view. I am reaching for an international roster of storyteller with distinctive and artful voices in visual signal and insightful communication, new media technology and technique driven live action.
My dedication as a communication strategist and campaign specialist resulted into award-winning works for various local and multinational brands such as Cannes Lions, The One Show, Golden Award of Montreux, AdStars and Cresta and NYF and some of my works including the LG Electronics Aurora Campaign and Roll Out the Future one featured in Advertising Age and Adweek.
My goal is:
“Enough is not enough”/“Easy to be different but difficult to be better”
No matter how big the issue that I face, there will be a right and pinpointing solution. With eager and enthusiasm, it shall guide the route for the solution that meets the needs of both clients and target consumers.
Dave Co-founded WolfKing Agency with Creative Partner Jason Woelfl in May 2018 We had previously worked together at M&C Saatchi Sydney and DDB Sydney. Together we have developed creative solutions for clients such as Westpac, Westfund, VW, Skoda, BT and Domain. We look forward to continuing to produce intelligent, effective thinking for our clients at WolfKing.
Prior to that Dave was at DDB as a contract Creative Director. He was there for 14 months working on the above clients.
Prior roles included ECD at Innocean Sydney, Chief Creative Officer Whybin\TBWA Auckland, Joint CEO and ECD of M&C Saatchi New Zealand, ECD at Aim Proximity Auckland and prior to that, National Creative Director Direct for M&C Saatchi Australia.
Whilst at M&C Saatchi Australia, they were Direct Agency of the Year six years straight and always amongst the top 20 Agencies in the World*. At Aim Proximity he led the agency to No 2 in the World and he was rated No 3 Creative Director in the World.
Dave has won a number of awards including a D&AD Yellow Pencil, 2 Nominations, over a dozen Cannes Lions including two prestigious Integrated Lions, over thirty Caples Awards including multiple Golds and a Best of Show, and dozens of other awards from One Show, Adfest, AWARD, Axis, Clio, ADMA and LIA. As well as creative awards, Dave has won a multitude of effectiveness awards.
In 2011, Dave was awarded one of the world's leading accolades, the Irving Wunderman Award at the John Caples Awards in New York. This trophy is given to a creative with a body of consistently great work over a number of years.
Dave has been Chairman of Judges at AWARD three times, Adfest twice and D&AD once. He has also served on Cannes twice, D&AD twice, NY Festivals, Axis, ADMA, Adstars, Cresta and RSVP juries.
Chiquita is Managing Director at Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder and founded the agency with Creative Partner Ant Melder in early 2019. Before founding the agency, CK (as she is fondly referred to) was Managing Partner at DDB Sydney for three years and prior to that, she held leadership roles at M&C Saatchi and Leo Burnett.
She is part of The Marketing Academy alumni and her ability to lead people and build great team cultures is what CK is best known for. Her experience spans a number of categories from finance to telco and pretty much everything in between.
Immigrating to Australia in 2009, CK took up a role at Lavender which gave her an in-depth understanding of the digital environment, CX and UX.
Before the move to Australia, CK spent eight years at The Jupiter Drawing Room, renowned at the time for being the most creative agency in South Africa. She also enjoyed three 6-month intervals of maternity leave and to this day still credits her bubs as her best work yet.
Since 2016 Daniel Koller has been accelerating the development and transformation of the SevenOne AdFactory GmbH – the internationally awarded Innovation Hub of the European media-powerhouse “ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE”. In his role as Director Growth Concepts & Consulting and Creative Director, Daniel is constantly challenging and reinventing how brands can drive maximum impact with creative storytelling.
Daniel and his Team are responsible for the growth-minded new business and co-creation strategy with wich the company has reaped significant achievements over the last years. This includes not only the successful European TV entry of Estèe Lauder’s subsidiary “MAC Cosmetics” with the tailormade 360° Content Brand “Perfect Shot by MAC” in 2019, but also creative lighthouse projects like the nation-wide discussed integration of retail partner Penny into the reality TV show Promi Big Brother.
In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic Daniel teamed up with Friedrich-Paul Spielhagen to found “dashomeoffice.com” a creative hub with the mission to raise awareness for underrepresented socially relevant Topics by creative Campaigning and PR Agenda Setting. Their first campaigns for germanies leading victim assistance NGO “Weisser Ring” not only became a talk of nation but were also includes in the collection of the German Historical Museum as a cultural asset.
Before Daniel’s move to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, he was Brand & Marketing Communications Director for the Cologne Tech-StartUp Crowdfox, which generated double-digit million sales in its first business year. As an award winning creative mind and expert for digital transformation, he looks back on many years of experience in the agency business as well as various stations in consulting.
In addition Daniel is also cofounding Partner of “Snipkids”. The Berlin based production company - with over 10 years of experience in film and media production with children, schools & governmental institutions - also comes with an own casting pool of more than 300 kids-presenters, frequently participating in editorial media productions.
Helmi thinks that advertising should feel unexpected and oddly familiar at the same time – that’s the contradiction that drives us. Helmi loves books, crows, red wine and kung fu. Her husband claims she looks happiest when eating. There might be some truth in that.
Helmi has worked for years as a copywriter/creative in the top Finnish agencies like Bob the Robot and TBWA\Helsinki. Currently she is a Creative Director in a rising star Ryhmä Creative Agency.
Hana Kovacevic is the Executive Creative Director at DOING, a creative digital company that became part of Capgemini in 2018. Born in Sarajevo, Hana moved to Prague and then to Italy to pursue a career in the creative industry. From Fullsix in 2006, she continued her professional path in OOT and then Publicis before reaching DOING in 2014.
She believes in the power of a creative idea translated into multiple touchpoints by combining data and strategy-driven creativity, design and technology. She applies a multidisciplinary approach to projects with the aim of delivering unique and effective customer experiences. An approach she “trial tests” daily starting right at home with her 4-year-old son.
After working in advertising agencies such as ADK Tokyo and JWT Singapore, he joined a global design company Goodpatch. As a Creative Director / Design Strategist, he harnesses approaches such as vision thinking, design thinking, and lean startup to support various clients from startups to major companies in their development of new businesses and service design. He has won various awards including Cannes Silver Lions, Adfest Gold, Spikes Asia, CLIO Awards, Webby Awards.
Dave has spent his career working at a number of international ad agencies and is now taking on a new challenge as he has taken the role of Global Creative Director of Scotiabank. Partnering with a wide range of agencies and clients to grow the creative impact on one of Canada’s most recognisable brands. In 2018 Dave was recognised globally for his work on the DestinationPride.org campaign he created for Pflag Canada.
Kyle is a Creative Director / Sr. Art Director currently based in Toronto. In the past ten years, Kyle has worked for some of the most reputable agencies in Canada and the USA, producing award-winning projects for some of the top global brands. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, on Good Morning America, ranked #1 on Mashable’s Viral Video Chart, and Tweeted by Roger Ebert (RIP). He’s also received awards in all major shows, including: Cannes, OneShow, D&AD, ANDYS, Communications Arts, and the Webby’s. Kyle was named one of Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30.
Currently you can find Kyle freelancing at various ad agencies, or working with startups across Toronto’s vibrant tech sector where he's building brands from the ground up.
Gian Carlo Lanfranco spent the last 15 years of his career as a creative director of some of the most prestigious advertising agencies in the world including McCann New York, Havas New York, Fred & Farid Paris, BSUR Amsterdam, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. Creating award-winning campaigns for iconic brands like American Express, Chevrolet, Mini/BMW, Orangina, P&G and Coca Cola.
Born in Lima-Peru, he is considered one of the most influential Peruvian creatives. In early 2019 and together with his longtime creative partner Rolando, they founded L&C, House of ideas, considered by Forbes as new creative agency to watch in NYC. Their mission is to create truthful human ideas that transcend cultural barriers and are currently working with brands like Dole Packaged Foods, American Express, The One Club For Creativity, Budweiser, etc.
Gian published his first book in 2016 “Por si alguien te dice que no” a manual to help emerging LATAM talent to turn their limitations into creative fuel. The book became a best seller in South America. He also served as jury and speaker in multiple advertising festivals including The One Show, New York Festivals, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, El Dorado Festival and El Ojo de Iberoamerica.
Juan Manuel Larco is recognized in Ecuador for his more than 18 years of experience creating effective and winning campaigns. As CCO for Mccann he has been in charge for accounts such as Nestlé, Latam, Chevrolet and other important local brands.
Juan Manuel has more than 50 local and international recognitions of effectiveness and creativity such as Cannes, Effie Latam, Effie Ecuador, New York Festival, El Sol, Fiap, El Condor, Caracol de México and El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
Recently Juan also stood out for integrating the jury of Cannes Lions 2019, as well as throughout his career he was a jury for several festivals such as El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Latam, Fiap, El Sol, he is also part of the mentoring group for the “see it bee it” project that represents gender equality for Cannes Lions.
I’ve wanted to be in advertising since I was 12. And after winning a fight with my dad – who insisted I become a brain surgeon instead – my dream came true. I started in this industry as an art director but after 2 years, I magically transformed into a writer. Over the past 11 years, I’ve worked on an extensive range of brands, winning a few awards along the way. I am head over heels in love with my job, and nothing makes me happier than coming up with ideas and bringing those ideas to life. I see myself as not just a creative, but an inventor and I truly believe that creativity has the power to change the world. And I refuse to get Netflix because I really really like to watch ads.
George Lavender is a Graphic Designer and Art Director based in New York City. Originally from the South Coast of England, he made the move to the USA in 2017 after working in London for 5 years. Currently he is a Senior Designer at Mother Design. His role focuses on concept driven design and art direction across a range of disciplines, including branding & identity, packaging, environmental, digital and motion design. During his time at Mother, George has played a key part in pushing brands to communicate effectively and courageously to enhance their cultural relevance. Such clients include; Nike, BBC, New York Fashion Week, Marriott International, Wrangler, Barbican and Design Museum. George is a versatile creative, with a holistic approach that converts strategic thinking into engaging design for brands of all shapes and sizes. His work has been recognised by the London International Awards, published in design journals and featured in The New York Times.
CD Seung Hoon Lee joined a creative agency IDEOT in 2015
Two years later, he won several awards like grand prize at THE BEST CREATIVE AWARD IN KOREA and this year's Advertising Awards and now he became one of the key member of IDEOT campaign team
Currently, CD Seung Hoon Lee has been successfully working on projects
Guy Lemberg is an Associate Creative Director at Mullen Lowe in Boston. Before moving to Boston, he worked at award winning agencies like DDB Sydney, 215 McCann in San Francisco, MH VCCP, and Facebook.
Guy has created work for leading brands like Audi, Xbox, Netflix, the Golden State Warriors and McDonalds.
Some recent career highlights include being nominated for an MTV music video award, working with Stan Lee, officially changing the name McDonald’s to Macca’s, and hijacking the Wi-Fi at the New York International Auto Show.
For a while, Terence looked set to his life jumping out of planes and ambushing enemy convoys as a Commando Officer. Fortunately, a healthy obsession with music, film, art and design won out, and he left the Singapore armed forces to answer a creative calling.
After training at the University of Canberra, Terence joined M&C Saatchi Sydney as a Junior Copywriter, later returning to Singapore to work for Ad Planet and CRUSH! where he claimed the title of Best New Copywriter at the Creative Circle Awards. This led him to roles at Fallon and moving from Singapore to Hong Kong then Tokyo, collecting new businesses and numerous awards along the way.
Terence's award-winning run continued at JWT Shanghai from 2009, and by 2014 he was made Creative Director of Nike China at Wieden + Kennedy where he was behind the brand’s iconic original local work.
Although Terence Leong received several Cannes Lions, Oneshow Pencils, D&AD nominations, Adfest Lotuses, Spikes, Clios and has given talks at regional festivals like Oneshow China on creativity, he never allows any of these recognitions to make him feel like he knows it all. Often asked at interviews what his best work is, he’d say, “the next one.”
In 2017, Terence brought his wealth of pan-Asian experience, and plenty of the commando spirit from his army days, to R/GA Shanghai.
Having filmed extensively all over the world directing films, music videos and commercial productions, he's worked with major brands and labels, garnering International awards at the D&ADs, BDAs and LIAAs. Notable clients include Toyota, VW, Bud Light, IKEA and Sony. Lightfoot has recently immersed in the realm of Virtual Reality filmmaking, exploring the boundaries of this new form of storytelling.
In 2016 Lightfoot directed the 360 / VR / Experiential Large Format Dome Film HORIZON celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary. In 2018, Lightfoot helmed a 360 film for New York’s charity:water, raising 7 million dollars for clean water projects in Ethiopia. The project was honored by the United Nations.
Wanny is a senior copywriter at Weber Shandwick Korea. Prior to joining, he started his career as a copywriter at a local advertising agency, in charge of Merlin Entertainment project. And also, he served as a creative planner at digital creative agency for SK Telecom, Hyundai Motors, Autodesk, etc. He has received several awards in SpikesAsia, ADSTARS, Effie Award, etc.
Claudio Lima is the Chief Creative Officer of Cheil LATAM, on his role he leads the creative department of Cheil Brazil and oversees creative development on all the other LATAM offices, working primarily on Samsung campaigns for the local, regional and global market.
Before Cheil LATAM, Claudio was the CCO of Ogilvy Brazil, one of the biggest and most recognized agencies worldwide, working for clients such as Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Unilever, Nestlé and Kimberly-Clark among others.
Prior to Ogilvy, Claudio was the CCO of Y&R in Miami, where he led the creative development for brands like FEDEX, Dell, AT&T, Coors Light, Unilever and Wendy’s among others.
Claudio also held the position of Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Brazil and DAVID Sao Paulo.
Claudio’s career spans 3 continents, from his native Brazil to Europe followed by tenure at such distinguished US based agencies like Wieden & Kennedy Portland and DRAFTFCB New York. During his career he has won a total of 60 Lions at Cannes. He was also a gold winner at the Cannes Young Creatives Awards in 2004.
Besides Cannes, Claudio has been awarded hundreds of times at festivals like the D&AD, Clios, One Show, The New York Festivals, FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, London International, among others. And has also served as a jury member at the Cannes Lions in two editions, D&AD, One Show, CLIOs, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, Smarties, USHIdeaAwards and others.
Erik Lindqvist is Co-founder and Executive Creative Director at Stockholm based agency Animal. He has been working within the field of digital creative communication for some 13 years, providing brands like Spotify, Volvo and Minecraft with things that delight much in the same way that tax reports don’t.
Apart from numerous international recognitions, Erik also has experience from teaching the creative arts, both young talents and industry peers at Berghs School of Communication.
Christine Lischka is Managing Partner of Serviceplan Design in Hamburg, an agency specialized in Branding & Packaging Design.
Christine has in-depth experience in strategic brand building and design. Together with her team, she developed various brand strategy tools to evaluate brand equities, structure market insights and transform consumer insights into mindsets / expectations. Her creative style transforms this into challenging designs and comprehensive brand experiences.
Before strengthening Europe´s largest independent agency group, Serviceplan, in the competence areas „branding and packaging design“, she spearheaded the creative and international growth of Lothar Böhm Associates.
29 years working with global companies on international projects sharpened her vision on how creating brand worlds improve consumer perception and achieve business success. She is also co-author of a reference book about “Impact and perception of design”.
As a frequent traveler, she loves the diversity of cultures and the opportunity to experience first-hand local lifestyle & fashion brands and gain other perspectives on the global customer journey challenge.
Luminitza is an integrated creative director with 12 years of experience in advertising. She currently handles creative work for MetLife in Mexico and L'Oréal Paris in LATAM. While at different agencies, she has worked for Nestlé, Chevrolet, Nissan, Aeromexico, Peñafiel Schweppes and PepsiCo.
She created a beauty service concept called Chula so she's also an enthusiastic entrepreneur.
Her motto: "I can deliver", which she does while being an inquisitive, joyful and passionate leader.
She loves dogs, coffee and tacos.
Santiago started his career in London as a junior art director where creativity, aesthetics and technology are the rock solid base for great ideas, he worked in the biggest agencies like Grey, McCann, Ogilvy, Proximity BBDO and Leo Burnett, now he’s the creative director for Mercedes Benz for Latin America. He has recognitions in creativity festivals but he always says that the best award is to continue to create better work. He believes in people before ideas and empathy instead of ego. He works really hard so his dog (a small dachshund called Pincho) can have a great life.
With more than 20 years of experience, Leandro began his career as a copywriter, and now works as Creative Director at Isobar Brazil.
He has worked at major agencies in Brazil such as Fallon, LewLara / TBWA, W / McCann, Talent Marcel, Africa, Y&R and Publicis,
and has developed campaigns for clients such as: Telefonica, Nestle, Heineken, Santander, Mastercard, Ambev, Nissan, Itaipava, Itaú and Sanofi, being awarded at major festivals in Brazil and around the world, including a Grand Prix at CannesLions Festivals.
Frederick started his career in 2006 at Fred&Farid, where he made his weapons on budgets such as Wrangler, Diesel, Adidas or Paris Match.
He then joined McCann Paris to work with George Clooney on Nespresso and took the opportunity to launch campaigns for Durex and INPES.
Three years later he makes his digital transformation by going to work at DigitasLbi. He made integrated campaigns for Pastis 51, Médecins Sans Frontières, Hermès and discovered what is UX, Html, Social Listening and Maurice Lévy for which he produced the interactive end of year videos, three years in a row.
During these years, Frederick has been awarded more than forty international prizes for his work (Lions in Cannes, Eurobest, Clio, …).
In 2017, Frederick joins Romance and designs campaigns for Intermarché, PokerStars and Atol.
His palmares :
2018 D&AD, Wood pencil - 2018 Art Directors Club 2016 - Grand Prix Stratégies Com RH - 2015 New York Festival, Finalist - 2015 Cannes Lions, Shortlist - 2015 World Luxury Award, Silver - 2015 FWA, Site of the day - 2014 Clio Awards, Bronze - 2014 Lovie Awards, Gold - 2014 Creativity Awards, Grand Prix & Gold - 2014 Tomorrow Awards, Shortlist - 2014 Stratégies, Bronze - 2014 FWA, Site of the day - 2013 Cannes Lions, Bronze & Shortlist - 2013 Art Directors Club, Bronze - 2013 Tomorrow Awards, Shortlist - 2013 ADC*E, Gold & Silver - 2013 Cristal Festival, Grand Prix & Emerald - 2013 Eurobest, Bronze - 2013 Epica Awards, Gold and Silver - 2013 Piaf Awards, Gold and Silver - 2013 Cresta Awards, Bronze - 2013 IAB MIXX, Bronze - 2013 Montreux Festival, Gold - 2012 Cannes Corporate, Grand Prix - 2011 Epica, Silver - 2009 Cannes Lions, Shortlist.
Raised in Barcelona, Lisa has lived and worked in countries as diverse as Sweden and Argentina, managing clients from all around the world.
Over the past 20 years, she has been part of production companies, advertising and creative agencies experiencing the industry from different angles.
Since 2012 she is Senior Executive Producer at post production studio Bleed VFX, specialized in dynamic simulations, where she has found a place to combine her interest in art and science.
Ana Magalhães moved to New York in 2018 to work as an Art / Creative Director at VMLY&R after managing the agency's office in Lisbon for two years. Having worked in Portugal, Spain, Germany and the US, she has collaborated with brands like Axe, BMW, Mini, Audi, All Nippon Airways, Babybel, Intermarché and Santander, among others.
She has a great interest in contemporary art and holds a Master's Degree in Museum and Curatorial Studies.
I graduated from IADE (Design and Advertising University) in Graphic Design in 1993.
Since the end of 92 I’ve been working in advertising agencies and so far I’ve worked at Young & Rubicam, JWT, FCB, Lintas, BBDO, HAVAS, Gray, Fullsix and I currently am the Executive Creative Director of Wunderman Thompson.
My experience includes big portuguese brands from various areas such as BES (bank), Compal (soft drink), Sagres (beer), Portugal Telecom (telco), Sumol (soft drink), Optimus (telco), Montepio (bank), Continent (super market), EDP (energy), Super Bock (beer), and some international brands as Intermarché, McDonalds, Lipton, Volvo and Vodafone.
I’ve won several national as well as international awards including Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest, The New York Festivals, London Advertising Awards, CCP (Portuguese Creative Club), El Ojo, One Show, D&AD and more.
Angelo is a Creative Director at R/GA New York.
Before joining R/GA, Angelo worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY where this year alone he was lucky enough to win 16 Cannes Lions and help TBWA’s New York office achieve its best performance in Cannes in history. His work also got him 3 Yellow Pencils at the D&AD, Best in Discipline at the One Show and 2 Best in Discipline at the Art Directors Club, among golds at every major industry festival.
Angelo is currently #6 Creative Director in the World according to the Cannes Lions Creativity Report, Lurzer’s Archive ranked him as #1 Art Director in the United States, and AdAge called him “Creative You Need To Know”.
Throughout his career, his work has also been highlighted multiple times by outlets such as CNN, FOX, ABC News, The Guardian, Forbes, and Fast Company, among others.
Fouad’s currently serving as Regional Executive Director for FP7 McCann, Dubai, overseeing key clients from the network and working toward building a creative culture to match that of McCann World Group’s global success.
He created his first full-page ad in ‘98 for Heineken while still at Uni. His last 3+ years have been at TBWA as ECD, during which time the agency was awarded unprecedented success. Golds at Cannes, the most GP at Dubai Lynx and other international shows; Agency and Network of the Year 2018 (most awarded Agency of the Region at Cannes). He’s currently ranked number 1 Executive Creative Director in the MENA Region according to the B&W 2019 Report, as well as 8th worldwide (The Big One Rankings). He’s also judged at Cannes, D&AD, Loeries, and other prominent shows.
Before that, he spent a successful 4+ years as ECD of BBDO. Throughout his career, Fouad has led on some of the world’s most sought-after brands like: Nissan, Emirates, SCB, MARS, Pepsico, P&G, Mercedes, GE and more. He’s also been instrumental in key pitch wins that include: du, Louvre Abu Dhabi, KFC, and notable others.
I´m an Ecuadorian / American creative director currently working at McCann Quito.
I´ve spend half my life in Ecuador and the other half in the US, specifically in Louisiana where I went to school at Louisiana State University, GO TIGERS!
I´ve worked for global agencies like McCann, Y&R and Grey, but also independent agencies like Mesh, Terán E Morillo and AWA.
I´ve worked for brands as Nestlé, Directv, Renault, Nike and Philip Morris.
In 2016 I represented Ecuador in the Young Lions competition in Cannes.
I started my career as a copywriter in 2011 at TBWA then joined Marcel before moving to JWT Paris.
I had the pleasure of winning several awards at the D&AD, Cannes Lions, Clio, LIA, New York Festivals and some other ones.
I am now creative director at Wunderman Thompson.
On a more personal note, I co-created a (not so much but maybe one day) famous podcast in France about science-fiction.
Last but not least, I am a big fan of space exploration, David Foster Wallace and decorative knick-knacks, in that order.
Creative Director with a copywriter heart with 11 years of experience between Venezuela and Chile. Member of the Female Creative Circle in Chile; part of the See It Be It program in Cannes Lions 2018, among 20 female creative leaders around the globe. And one of the 12 most promising creative leaders in Latin America in "See It Be It Colombia" made in Festival El Dorado 2017. I was also winner of the Young Lions Awards 2017 in the Media Category, being the first female couple representing Chile after years in Cannes Lions.
My goal as a creative in this industry is to change the stereotypes in advertising and give our brands a purpose, a role as a positive constructor in the society.
Hello. I’m Alexis.
I spent most of my career in the big global networks, as global and local creative lead based out of London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dusseldorf and now Munich.
3 years ago I got tempted to move to live communications agency Avantgarde. Experiential was something new to me, something exciting, something I needed time to grasp.
Taking all I’ve learnt from advertising and turning that skill in storytelling into physical experiential spaces that give guests a vibe, has given me the chance to think different, learn and keep growing.
Eduardo Marques has worked at traditional advertising agencies in addition to digital and content agencies, developing a best-practices for creating break-through, integrated creative during his 22-year career. He´s one of the creative forces behind “Boost Your Voice,” UNICEF’s “Unfairy Tales”, Postmates Billboards, Airbnb’s ‘Birdhouses,’ Hellmann’s “Recipe Receipt”, and BK Whopper Face. His work has won 38 Lions, including three Grand Prix in Cannes, putting him in the #1 CD position in 2012, and #5 in 2017, according to the Global Creativity Report.
I have a very great memory from my childhood of my mom´s VW Parati in Brazil. We use to travel loooong distances, so she made us a bed putting the back bench down. I remember it was so huge that we use it not just as a king size bed, but also as a playground!
Francesca is a Senior Copywriter at We Are Social Milan.
Over the past 7 years she has been thinking, rethinking (shout out for all the reworks!) and designing ideas for brands like Discovery, Netflix, Juventus FC, Lavazza, BIC and so on.
Her love for the Internet trends and crafting push her into seeking insights close to people’s behaviors and taking care of all the creative process' phases, including the productive ones.
She recently started her side project @unfinethings to celebrate those life's imperfect scars that make us perfect.
Rob has had the good fortune of working with some fantastic brands and incredibly talented people across Australia, Asia, Europe, the US and South America. He’s also been fortunate to win a few awards along the way, including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, London International, Adfest, Spikes, the Effies and, of course, New York Festivals.
Rob has spent over two decades tutoring the next generation of ad creatives, including being co-chairman of AWARD School in Australia for 2 years. He was a member of the Havas Worldwide Creative Board and was part of the Havas APAC Creative Council. He’s judged local and international award shows and contributed to the following books: Digital Doesn't Matter (And Other Advertising Heresies), Cutting Edge Radio and How Asia Advertises. He’s even managed to sneak some of his work into ‘100 Ways to Create a Great Ad’ and the Musée de la Publicité in Paris.
Outside of advertising, he co-founded Betabüro in London - a creative company with an evil plan to do more good, started an online travel marketplace in Chile, launched a coding academy in Singapore (represented the country in both 15s and 7s Rugby as well) and played in a successfully unsuccessful Sydney band for over 10 years.
Occasional delusions of rock and sports stardom aside, he still loves doing what he does.
Isai Martinez took up advertising in college to avoid math subjects. This decision only led to good things for the past seven years. The most recent one being an Associate Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Philippines where she helps work on telco giant Globe Telecom and top insurance company Manulife, among other brands.
Prior to that Isai was with BBDO Guerrero and BBDO Indonesia. She made good stuff for the Department of Tourism’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign, even better stuff for the Cannes-winning “Labels Against Women” with Pantene, and other fun stuff like a book made out of elephant dung paper, postcards for Ringo Starr, and a fake news blocker.
Isai’s work has been recognized at major award shows like Cannes Lion, Spikes, AdFest, etc. and has been featured in Lürzer's Archive, Ad Age, Adweek, Campaign Brief’s The Work, Best Ads TV, etc.
She has been ranked as high as 5th best art director in the Philippines and has also represented the country twice at the Adfest Young Lotus Creative Competition.
His career began as a Punk-Rock musician sharing the stage with important international bands, then at 27 he entered as a trainee in FCB, then worked in Grey for brands such as Coca-Cola, P&G, GSK, etc. Then he spent two years in Ponce Buenos Aires working on global campaigns of Rexona and Rexona Teens. Then he worked at Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi with Pampers, H&S, Pantene, then returned to Grey as Creative Director working for Coca-Cola, Sprite, Pringles, LG, etc. And finally managing the most important accounts of Wunderman Buenos Aires.
His professional recognition also include awards such as D&Ad, Clio, One Show, London, AdAge, Effie, New York Festival, Sol de Iberoamérica, Fiap, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Diente (Circulo Creativos Argentinos), Wave, Lápiz de Platino, … among others.
Daniel Massih is a creative director/AD with over 15 years’ experience in film, graphic design, social media and activation. Originally from Brazil, Daniel has worked for brands like Ford Motors, Unilever, Jack Daniels, Citibank and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With a deep background in broadcast production and graphic design, Daniel has brought some outstanding craft and art direction for campaigns that have been recognized by international advertising festivals and publications. Through his career, he has worked at agencies like Ogilvy&Mather Brazil, JWT Brazil, Arnold Worldwide Boston, Publicis NY and Grey NY.
Creative with over ten years experience in international and local agencies like Leo Burnett, Geometry Global, JWT, Black Sheep, Jazz Communication.
Always thirsty for good work and great ideas, Marius has been playing with words and insights for a decade, writing brand stories with passion and ambition, and working on projects appreciated in both international and local competitions such as: Effie, Golden Drum, Web Awards, European Digital Communication Awards, Internetics, Webstock.
Over the last years, he managed a local creative boutique called Black Sheep, shortly before joining the Jazz Communication team as a Group Creative Director.
Between pitches and presentations, he’s playing in the studio, working on various musical projects, rap music being his second job for almost two decades.
Also known for being a picky eater, a sneaker freaker and a hip-hop head.
I started my career 10 years ago, in Brazil. My very first job in advertising was after a tough selection
from the Creative Club in São Paulo. I was one of the 10th young creatives selected and worked
at Saatchi & Saatchi São Paulo, then Lowe and JWT.
After 4 and half years working in São Paulo, I moved to Dubai, to work at Leo Burnett,
where I helped the agency to be the agency of the year in the biggest creative awards in the UAE - Dubai Lyxn.
Then I went back to Brazil to work at CP+B São Paulo.
Since in 2016 in the United States, I worked for Saatchi & Saatchi, 180LA and recently moved to TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles.
Over this 10 years, I've created campaigns for national and international clients, such as: McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota USA.
I’ve also been lucky enough to have my work recognized by some of the industry’s most important award shows.
Cannes Lions, One Show, LIA, NYF, Dubai Lynx, AdStars, Webby Awards, Lürzer's Archive (number 6 art director from the United States in 2018).
And also served as a Webby Award's jury member for 2 years in a row.
Lucas Mayer is a Brazilian composer and music producer who runs his studios in São Paulo and Berlin. He's been producing advertising and feature film soundtracks for 15 years, travelled around the world recording albums on the streets [documented in his project 'Le Tour Du Monde' and screened on Discovery Channel Latin America]. Amidst of it all he produced "The Uncensored Playlist", the most awarded music project in LIA [London International Awards], winning Titanium and more 6 Cannes Lions, gold and GP at Clio Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, D&AD Impact, amounting more than 100 music awards last year.
Simon is a passionate believer in the power of creativity to transform businesses, and drive long-term growth. Throughout his career he has been fortunate enough to have senior roles at some of the world’s best agencies who share this belief, such as Wieden + Kennedy, BMF Australia, and now McCann.
Mietta McFarlane hails from Sydney, Australia. After finishing a Fine Arts degree at the University of NSW, she completed AWARD school, Australia’s leading advertising course. Beginning her career at Ogilvy and Droga5 Sydney, she finally made the move to Droga5 New York four years ago. In her time here, she’s created influential campaigns for clients including The New York Times, The Jed Foundation for Teen Suicide and Kraft. Her work has been awarded at all major international shows, including pencils at D&AD, gold at The One Show, a Grand Clio at the Clio Awards and a Titanium shortlist as well as Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. Other career highlights include a spot on B&T Magazine’s 30-under-30, being named a top 3 global finalist for Ad Age’s Creative of the Year and earning recognition as One Show’s Next Creative Leader.
I’m a creative director, currently working at DDB New Zealand, with a previous stint at Droga5 New York, after a previous, previous stint at DDB NZ.
Career highlights have included picking up 10 Cannes Lions, and over 100 more awards from the likes of D&AD, Clios, One Show, Spikes, Webbies, and Mashies, along with many more shows of ever decreasing levels of legitimacy.
My work has also been recognised as highly e ective, winning one of the rst Creative E ectiveness Lions, along with regional and local grand and gold e es.
On top of my day job I was also head of Auckland’s AWARD advertising school for several years. It was a volunteer role that involved tutoring students, as well as setting their curriculum, and organising internships once the course completed.
And while I enjoy helping others what I really love is judging them. I’ve been on juries at several local and regional award shows and have always appreciated the robust debate and rewarding of great ideas no matter the medium. But if I had to pick a few disciplines I’d say my strengths are in brand activation, direct, radio and lm.
John McKelvey is an Emmy award-winning writer, founder, and chief creative officer of Mirimar Creative Group—Los Angeles and New York. Mirimar creates cultural impact for brands at the intersection of advertising, entertainment, and technology. John was previously cofounder of JohnXHannes. Under his leadership, it was named AdAge’s U.S. Small Agency of the Year in 2018 and 2019, Fast Company’s Top 10 World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019 and awarded #3 Worldwide Independent Agency at Cannes Lions.
Throughout his career working in the US, Europe and Australasia, John has partnered with the world’s leading brands, athletes and celebrities to tell authentic stories in culture, including Apple, Beats by Dre, Nike, Under Armour, Google, Squarespace, Expensify and Montefiore. His recent work includes “Expensify Th!$,” the world’s first music video you can expense, with rapper 2 Chainz; the feature film Corazon, a Tribeca Film Festival finalist that won the Cannes Lions Grand Prix; and a partnership with John Malkovich and Squarespace. John’s work has been awarded the highest industry accolades for both creativity and effectiveness, including an Emmy, multiple Cannes Grand Prix, Webby Awards, Best of Show at The One Show, D&AD and Gold Effies. It’s been featured in The New York Times, Time magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and on CNN, ABC and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Vince is the Chief Creative Officer of the McCann Central UK offices – consisting of Birmingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Leeds and McCann Demand in London. His work has been recognised at Cannes, Eurobest, Epica, Oneshow, NY Festival, LIA, Kinsale and numerous local UK award shows. Prior to his move to the UK, Vince was CD of McCann Melbourne before becoming CD at McCann Sydney.
Burzin began his advertising career over two decades ago. Ever since, he’s managed a host of iconic brands like Dove, McDonald’s, LG, Johnnie Walker, The Economist, Vodafone, American Express...
He is currently Group Creative Director and Digital Creative Lead at Ogilvy Mumbai. His work has been recognised at Cannes Lions, One Show, New York Festivals, DMA Echos, Effies, AMEs among others.
Besides campaigns for soaps and serums, his team has consistently addressed social issues. From the pornographic portrayal of lesbian relationships to sexist lyrics in Bollywood and rampant child labour. Many of them have had a direct impact on society resulting in policy level changes.
Nurturing a workplace that is diverse and inclusive is a personal passion and Burzin was the only Indian to be among the Top 50 Global Male Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion by DIMA for 2018.
Roles beyond Ogilvy include being Advisory Member of the Data and Marketing Association of India, faculty at Miami Ad School and mentor at the One Club Creative Bootcamp. He has also served on juries at domestic and international award shows.
When deadlines aren't driving him around the bend, he finds inspiration by diving to the depths of the ocean and addressing the complex nuances of gender equality as co-founder of the critically acclaimed Seesaw Project.
Since 2003 Matías is in the business. First as 1st AD in large productions from abroad shot in Argentina, then co-producing feature films with Canada and Italy and now producing commercials, contents and creativity for the Peruvian market.
In 2007 he produced the short film “Ahora todos parecen contentos”, which received the first prize in Cannes Cinefondationand also first prize in Munchen Film Festival. In 2013 he moved to Perú in search of new adventures and later co-founded in 2017 Fértil, a production company focusing in craft. In 2018 he also co-founded Tokyo, a boutique agency that is growing at a constant beat.
When deadlines aren't driving him around the bend, he finds inspiration traveling the world and also cooking for everyone at the office.
Colombian. Currently Chief Creative Officer at d4 McCann Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Colombia, Costa Rica, Perú and Guatemala for more than 60 local and international brands.
He has won 115 awards at Cannes Lions, One Show, New York Festival, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Fiap and San Sebastián among others.
Coffee, bourbon and cinema lover.
Co-founder of Showpony and Group Creative Director, Australia, Parris is an award-winning creative, ideator and changer of behaviour.
With a broad repertoire, Parris has extensive experience across alcoholic beverages, automotive, tourism, higher education and health, and has worked with iconic national and international brands including Budweiser and Bridgestone.
Determined to find the human truth behind every idea, Parris has a passion for finding the best ways to connect, engage and resonate with people, especially in the public sector. Most recently he has played a leading role in developing critical COVID-19 response campaigns for multiple branches of government.
Parris’s work has been awarded for creativity and effectiveness at major advertising shows including Cannes Lions, London International, NY Festivals, Effies and has featured in Lüzer’s Archive and Best Ads.
Dr. Mir Damoon Mir is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Iran-based, multi-award-winning advertising agency, Zigma8. For almost a decade, he and his team at Zigma8 agency have been providing world-class communications solutions to national and international clients.
Dr. Mir Damoon Mir is widely known across the Middle East for his impressive results achieved during his 20-years of experience as a brand strategist and consultant for many international enterprises and brands. Major players such as Samsung, Panasonic, Master Card, and more have benefitted from his creative foresight and strategic expertise. This expertise is just one of the reasons why he is often requested to give interviews and commentary in publications and conferences.
To help keep him integrated with the industry, Dr. Damoon enjoys long-standing membership with the Art Directors Club (New York), D&AD (London), AIGA (New York), SEGD (Washington), AMA (Chicago), EMAC (Brussels), PRCA (London), & IGDA (Iran).
To date, he has been the juror at the New York Festival Advertising Awards (2019, 2020, and 2021), WARC Prize for MENA Strategy (2021), Effie Awards Advertising Festival (2019), SeeHer Lens Award (2021), PAS Awards Advertising Festival (2018), Asian Leaders Awards (2020 and 2021), ACEF Global Customer Engagement Forum and Awards (2020 and 2021), and the Content Marketing and Creators Awards (2021).
Sanjiv fled a background in law to work in advertising, first in South Africa then the UK.
His time leading the Xbox account at McCann London has resulted in a Cannes Grand Prix and 35 Lions in just four years, contributing to a turnaround in McCann’s creative reputation.
From “Survival Billboard”, which made a poster a watchable event, to “The Fanchise Model”, which grew controller sales by 350%, his projects have reimagined how a gaming brand connects with fans.
Every year since 2016, Sanjiv has been ranked by Cannes and The Big Won Report as among the top creative leaders in the world.
His mum still wishes he’d stuck with law.
Drago Mlakar started working in advertising in 2006. He took the bumpy road from a junior copywriter to the position of a creative director. Working in some of the biggest agencies in the region, he gathered experience, knowledge and awards. As a copywriter he won gold at the Eurobest young creatives competition in 2014 and was a part of the First young lions creative academy in 2012. His work was recognised in local, regional and international festivals - Epica, Red dot, Golden Drum, Cresta, Creativity awards, Efﬁe, Sof, Idea X, Sempl … He has 6 campaigns issued in the Luerzers archive and 3 in the Directory magazine. His poster for Cromaris is a part of the permanent exhibition in the Poster House museum in New York. He still needs a few more words for the minimum…
Creative Director at Imago Ogilvy, Croatia and Slovenia. More than 15 years of experience as Creative Director in leading agencies throughout the region working on both, global and local brands. Received many awards for her creative work.
Believes that agencies’ work will become even more significant as need for communicating important ideas and brands that stand for them is of great interest for us all.
In a world of shrinking attention-spans, the future of creativity will be built by waging war on mediocrity; and that’s Hira’s vision. Named as one of Adage’s 40 under 40 and #21 most awarded creative director by The Drum's World Creative Rankings in 2020, Hira Mohibullah currently works as Executive Creative Director at BBDO Pakistan, where she uses the power of advertising to impact social change in Pakistan.
She prides herself upon creating insightful campaigns that have gone big with little or no media budgets, winning her more than 200 International Advertising Awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD and more. Her most notable campaigns are UNWomen's #BridalUniform (#56 on WARC100) and #BeatMe (Gunn Top 100 Campaigns of 2017).
Being a Cannes Lions See It Be It alumni, she is now co-leading the same program at Dubai Lynx. Hira is Campaign’s Women Leading Change Honoree, a TEDx speaker and has served on the jury for D&AD, Clio, NYF, Ad Age, Young Guns, and Adstars. A mother of two, she has helped set up a day-care room at BBDO Pakistan, enabling more mothers to join the workforce.
Before turning to art direction, Savina was solving math problems, torturing the neighbours with endless piano sessions and consulting corporations in the high-tech industry. Advertising kept her sanity level to a minimum. The choice was clear.
For the past 13 years she has been working for several German and international agencies - Jung von Matt (Hamburg), Serviceplan (Hamburg), Leo Burnett (Madrid), China (Madrid), Scholz & Friends (Hamburg), currently working as a CD Art at Kolle Rebbe | Part of Accenture Interactive (Hamburg).
For her, the most tempting projects were always “out of the box” solutions that use unconventional methods to deliver the message. The aim for good storytelling throughout the user journey, is Savina's main approach to clients such as Facebook, Netflix, Vodafone, BMW, German Red Cross, Zalando, Nivea, Sixt, etc.
Savina has made a mark in the award scene, winning numerous awards at Cannes, NYF, One Show, LIA, ADC, D&AD, Clio, RedDot, etc. Aside from work she picks fresh new talents while mentoring at the renowned Miami Ad School in Hamburg, Berlin and Tbilisi.
Recognized by Direct New Ideas among the top 50 Most-Awarded Copywriters in 2016, Mondragon is a senior Copywriter at Casanova McCann in California, and is originally from Tuluá, Valle, Colombia.
Since starting his career in Colombia, he has been behind several award-winning projects such as the Second Chances initiative (2019, 2020), for Donate Life California, and The BulletPen Project (2016, 2017), created for the signing of a peace treaty that aimed to end 52 years of war in Colombia. His work has won a variety of awards from New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, One Show, Arts Director Club, Radio Mercury Awards, Effies, Ad Stars, Young Lions, among others.
Mondragón has worked for many national and international brands such as Donate Life California, California Lottery, Carl’s Jr, eBay, Covered California, Nestle, Canon, PepsiCo, Schwarzkopf, Boomerang TV, and Ministry of National Education Colombia. His work has also been featured on CNN, Deutsche Welle, Miami Herald, Little Black Book, NBC, ABC, Telemundo, and other news outlets.
Beyond his passion for the business, Mondragón is writing a book for his beautiful son, Thiago Mondragon, who doesn't give a flying hoot about his daddy’s rankings in advertising.
Omar E. Montaño is the Chief Creative Officer of GC Herrera and FCB&FiRe Ecuador.
Copywriter by choice and Art Director by love, Omar finds craft as one of the most beautiful things in the world, because any idea could be always better if attention to craft is paid.
Radio and print lover, Omar has been lucky enough to win in this and other categories in local and International advertising Festivals as El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, FIAP, EFFIE and others. He has also been honored by being jury in those categories for some of those festivals, and now, as part of the Grand Jury 2020 for the New York Festival feels like the cherry on top of the cake.
In his career he has worked with amazing teams, leading creative work for brands such as Coca-Cola FM, Nissan, Continental Tires, Nestlé, Diners Club International, Harley Davidson, Adidas, Lucky Strike, and more.
He believes that ideas are not a business but the fuel that keeps us moving forward.
Ivan Montebello is a Brazilian Art Director living and working in europe. He worked in big advertising groups such as BBH, Publicis and Havas. His work was recognized by some of the most important national and international advertising festivals. At the moment he is working in Publicis Milan as Senior Art Director with Heineken´s account. As an Art Director his work is highly focused on craft and creativity.
Joanna joined FCB Brasil in September 2012. In 6 years, she won 41 Lions at the Cannes Festival, including one Grand Prix in the Mobile category in 2014, when the agency had one of the best performances among all the Brazilian agencies at the Festival. Working as FCB Brasil’s VP and Creative Director in 2014, Joanna was crowned Business Insider’s most creative woman in advertising – featured as the only Brazilian on the list – and was also ranked among the Big Report’s Top 10 most award-winning creative directors in the world. She was also declared a “Woman to Watch” by Advertising Age, and was counted among the 2014 Ad Age Creativity 50.
In 2015, Joanna became CCO – Chief Creative Officer, was listed as one of the 30 most creative people in advertising according to Business Insider and served as president of the Mobile Jury at Cannes. In 2016 she was President of Integrated & Innovative Media at D&AD. President of Digital/mobile & Social Midia at Clio Festival 2018. Since 2017, she has been part of the Advisory Board of D&AD in London and since September have a new role leading special Projects at FCB GLOBAL.
Joanna began her professional advertising career as a copywriter trainee at Ogilvy (1996), and worked as a copywriter at DPZ (1997-99), W/Brasil (1999-02) and Africa Advertising (2002-12), three iconic ad agencies in Brazil. The product of two academic powerhouses, Joanna graduated with an Arts degree from Brasilia University (UnB), and earned her postgraduate degree in Advertising and Marketing from ESPM, one of the top ranking institutes of higher learning in Brazil, known for academic excellence in communication, marketing and business management.
Daniel Montiel is founder and owner of Gitanos in Costa Rica, one of the strongest brand building agencies in the region. He provides professional advice to several and commercial clients in several countries in Latin America and the United States.
He has used his creative talents working for numerous clients, including Coca Cola Company, Jeep, Mercedes Benz, Renault, Costa Rica Brewery (Imperial Beer), Essential Costa Rica (country brand), among others. He has participated in the graphic conceptualization of various political campaigns for the main political parties in Costa Rica and Central America.
Daniel shares his creative ideas as a jury at international advertising festivals such as the New York Festivals, Epica Awards, Arca Awards, Granada Creativa, FICE (Mexico) and FEPI (Independent Advertising Festival) -Argentina and WINA Festival. He has worked in important agency networks in Costa Rica, such as Lowe & Partners Worldwide, BBDO, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather and Y&R. Throughout his career, Daniel has won more than 70 international awards at some of the major advertising festivals. It also has many publications in blogs and advertising magazines, being a benchmark for branding and design worldwide, for example it is ranked as #1 in Costa Rica and top 50 in the world in Lürzer's Archive magazine, it has also been selected several times within the " 200 Best Digital Artists worldwide.
Sesh Moodley is a co-founding partner and Global ECD of Dream House where he oversees creative teams against all client projects. Sesh has enjoyed wins at Cannes, D&AD, Clio, Spikes Asia, Effies, One Show, New York Festivals, and is the recipient of a Nestlé Innovation Award in the field of advertising. He has judged top award shows such as Clio and New York Festivals.
Prior to his time at Dream House, Sesh has held creative leadership positions at agencies across the UK, Australia, and USA at companies such as Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, Lowe, AKQA, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Victors & Spoils and Saatchi & Saatchi. He has led brand efforts for Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever, Toyota, Cathay Pacific, P&G, Sony, Best Buy, Renault and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Sesh is a big believer in ideas that can transcend advertising, that surprise the world and create an impact on culture.
I was born and raised in Valparaíso. I am the seventh of nine siblings and I have a ten year- old son, he is the fourteenth grand-child in my family. Having a large family has helped me to have a broad view about how communication impacts different generations, and also, provokes diverse interpretations of the same message. All of this caught my attention at a young age.
In 2013, I started my career in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My first agency was Kepel & Mata, I was there for 6 months working for Clarín, Volkswagen and Heineken. After, I was contacted by The Community and I was given the opportunity to work with regional brands such as MTV, Rolling Stones and TCC.
After, I moved to Santiago, Chile, where I worked in 10:10 and in Prolam Y&R, this was a transitional stage in my career because I left the independent agencies to discover and learn about the world of network agencies. After some time working in Chile, I was given the opportunity to work abroad again, this time in Colombia, where I worked in Ogilvy & Mather, Bogotá. I worked for regional campaigns and I won my first awards in the industry.
When I returned to Chile, I entered J. Walter Thompson, where I met my current creative partner, with him I won the Young Lions Cyber competition in Chile. After a year full of work and awards, we were the first creative team in the opening of RGA Santiago, where we won important regional accounts. Today I work as a DC in Wolf BCPP and in 2019 we won the first Lion for the agency with ‘The Memory Dial’.
Juan Sebastian Moreno is an art director and illustrator currently working in MullenLowe SSP3.
He studied typography in Barcelona to charm any reader and illustrates in his free time to connect himself with his emotions. His work reflects the things he loves most: His family, traveling, meditation and his spiritual side.
Throughout his career he's worked in several agencies: Leo Burnett, McCann and BBDO; with clients such as: Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Hyundai, Aruba, P&G & Pepsico, and many others.
His work has been recognized in multiple creativity festivals: Young Lions, Cannes Lions, D&AD, One show, Clio, Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Gerety Awards, Fiap and El Dorado Festival.
Also, he’s had the chance to work in Bogota, Barcelona, Hamburg and Paris which led him to grow both personally and professionally.
This is only a small description of who Juan is, a person that truly believes that good people still exist.
After getting his start in digital, Andrew’s experience has expanded far from microsites and strategic social media into user-centric, design-driven solutions in advertising, branding, and digital products. He’s spent over a decade in Toronto agencies and draws from more than 15 years of professional design experience, finding his strength in concept development and design finesse.
Most recently Andrew has found a home as Creative Director with the fast-paced Diamond team where he was brought on board to help lead the digital and integrated creative groups and spearhead customer-centric, data-inspired work for a key client. Before that, he previously worked with teams at Proximity|BBDO, Critical Mass, Isobar Canada and Idea Rebel with notable clients such as Roots, Keurig Canada, the Canadian Olympic Team, and Citibank among others.
Laura Müller-Rossbach is Creative Director at Serviceplan, Munich, responsible for the clients LinkedIn and PLAYMOBIL.
Before heading back to her hometown Munich, she worked several years for Grabarz & Partner and Jung von Matt in Hamburg.
In 2012 she became the first female Creative Director at Heimat, Berlin. Laura worked on a wide range of brands like Volkswagen, Swisscom, GENERALI, HORNBACH, Mercedes Benz, TUI, adidas, BURGER KING and UniCredit.
She is a member of the Art Directors Club Germany, was a teacher at Miami Ad School Berlin and won several awards at mayor advertising festivals.
Oscar, A.K.A Palomo, has worked in Colombia’s biggest advertising agencies, some of them are: Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, Y&R, Sancho BBDO and Apex BBDO in Central America. Since 2017, he took on the role as General Manager Officer in BBDO Ecuador.
During his 14 years of experience in advertising, he has done work for clients such as Gatorade, Pepsi, Volkswagen, Kellogg’s, P&G, American Airlines, Exxon Mobil, Nestlé, Hewlett Packard, Toyota, UNICEF, Adidas, GoodYear, Visa, Pizza Hut and KFC.
He has already won more than 200 national and international awards, including several D&AD, Clio, One Show, LIA, Effie and 14 Cannes Lions in different categories. He also has a Grand Prix in New York Festival. Palomo is one of the most awarded creatives in Colombia.
Before my 30th birthday, I’ve already obtained multiple international awards, including the first Cannes Lion, Effie Awards and Ojo de Iberoamérica for Ogilvy Dominicana.
I have a bachelors degree in advertising communication, but my restless heart took me down the path of creativity.
With only ten years in the market, I’ve already had the opportunity to manage a portfolio of national and international brands such as Hyundai, MINI, Ab-InBev, Coca-Cola, Jumbo Hypermarkets, Alpha Inversiones and Chevrolet.
My biggest motivation is to make brands matter to people while impacting culture and society.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned from this business so far is that the people you surround yourself with is what matters the most.
My peers describe me as workhorse, goal-getter and hungry.
My goal is to expand my circle in search of bigger and better ideas.
Adrian is a versatile strategist with over 9 years of experience in the communication realm.
He started his ad-land journey at Leo Burnett, delivering effective solutions for brands like P&G, Molson+Coors and Samsung. During his time between Romania and UK, he moved on to work with the EMEA teams to develop market-specific strategies.
Adrian has been woking with Geometry Dubai for 4yrs in a Strategy Director role.
His shopper-savvy specialism allows him to define insightful shopper journeys, enabling the creative team to ideate within pivotal moments that have the highest influence.
He has always followed the theories of inspirational thinkers like Dan Ariely and Rory Sutherland, instilling the principles of behavioural psychology in his work.
He’s the strategic lead of the agency’s awards agenda and has been part of collaborative global units within the network, piloting many new initiatives and methodologies.
Atsushi "Nacky" Nakahashi started his career in 2008 at CyberAgent.Intially he work as sales person, led him to became a creative planner in 2018.His work is a creative fusion using the essence of ditital and physical characteristics.A highly admired creative, Nacky was nominate by Brain magaizine a one of the U35 creators that people most want to work with.
In addition to his creative work, Nacky began teaching at Digital Hollywood University in 2016, as a professor he lectures primarilay on technology and communication.
Pablo Naval is a Colombian Creative Director at Publicis Ecuador, working for Nestlé.
In his 15-year career, he has been through agencies such as Euro RSCG Medellín, Ogilvy Bogotá, Sancho BBDO and McCANN Bogotá, attending accounts such as Unilever, Pepsi, Casa Editorial El Tiempo, Postobon, Movistar, Latam Airlines and Grupo Aval.
Eric Ndavi is one of the most awarded Creative Directors in East and central Africa.
He wanted to be a Singer/Rapper/Dancer/ Actor. It didn’t happen. But advertising did.
Eric was born in Kenya, raised in London and finally fermented back home in Kenya.
While working as an actor, nightclub performer and set designer- and still believing he was going to be an entertainer, Eric got a degree in Graphic design, become a Radio Producer, Production Manager and learned copywriting.
Then the Agency bug got him.
During the process he led the charge to become the first Media house in Kenya to win local advertising awards. Advertising came calling and Eric became an Agency Copywriter.
As an all-round creative, he became the first Local African Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Kenya and went on to win a slew of local and Panafrican awards.
Over the last 20 something years, he’s been around the great African Continent from shooting and recording in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and India. He’s worked on just about every big brand in Africa
He now works as Creative Director for Radio Africa, East Africa’s biggest Radio group and runs a Creative consultancy with his twin brother.
He is passionate about Stephen King novels, 2000’s Rock, 90’s R&B, Prince and New Jack Swing.
Guilherme Nobrega is an Art Director from São Paulo, Brazil. There, he has worked for Lowe, DDB, BBDO and Ogilvy before moving to Ogilvy London and then The Community Miami. More recently, he’s moved back to Energy BBDO São Paulo.
His work has been featured in publications such as Lürzer's Archive, Adweek, Advertising Age and awarded by major advertising shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, The One Show, The New York Festivals, London International Awards, FIAP, Wave Festival and CCSP.
Beto Noriega is a Creative Director at VMLY&R Peru. Over his career he has worked at networks such as Draft FCB, JWT, DDB, and TBWA. His passion for creative thinking along with an unwavering commitment to his craft has helped shape his career. In 2018 he has been recognized in the top 50 Creative Directors by Lürzer's Archive. He also has created award winning campaigns for brands such as Movistar, Toyota, BBVA and Volkswagen. But some of his most well-know and awarded work was done for Cristal Beer, ABInbev.
Beth has a Masters in Fine Arts and was a practicing artist before she was drawn to creative advertising. She began her career as an art director at Colenso BBDO, New Zealand, where she won the country's first D&AD Black Pencil by
launching Pedigree K9FM - a radio station just for dogs.
In 2015 she headed to New York to take up associate creative roles at RGA and Droga5, where she created the Role Models spot for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, described by The New York Times and Forbes Magazine as "a masterpiece of political advertising" and a "Hall of Fame-level" ad.
O'Brien was welcomed back to New Zealand in 2018 to take up a group creative head position back at Colenso BBDO - an agency that remains dear to her heart. Her most recent work, I’m Drinking it for you, is a four- minute-long love ballad that sold out Export Low Carb Beer in New Zealand. The campaign also utilized new voice technology, that digitized the singer’s voice, allowing the public to write endless new lyrics to send a customized version on to that special someone. The work has won numerous awards around the world including a coveted Grand Prix at Spikes.
In her spare time, O'Brien co-hosts the Love This podcast with colleague Joe Carter, and is a regular speaker on the benefits of creative diversity. She recently spoke in Sydney as part of the Semi Permanent keynote line up, and in 2018 she was labelled as one of the top 40 people championing change and progress in the industry by Campaign Asia.
Her work has been recognized at all major award shows including Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, Clio, Spikes and numerous local shows.
Laurence O'Byrne is a Creative Director at the independent agency Boys & Girls.
He has worked at Publicis, Y&R, Grey and Ogilvy over the past 15 years.
He has been awarded at D&AD, Cannes, Clio and One Show. Along with advertising he has a passion for writing and directing Animated films.
A passionate builder of brands; good at idea generation, strategic communications and creative marketing solutions. Having over 18 years on the job experience.
A very interesting fellow with lots of creative initiatives to help brands gain momentum and differentiate them in the market place.
Lanre is a graduate of General Art and Graphic design. Started his career as an intern Visualizer at LTC Advertising (JWT), then to Rosabel (Leo Burnett) as an Art Director and onward to TBWA Lagos. Had a 15 months stint with MWDDB Cameroon as an Assistant creative director but currently an ACD with DDB Lagos, Nigeria.
Lanre is renowned for bringing fresh initiatives to the table.
He leads a team of visual artists and writers.
Some projects worked on are Investment campaigns for Nigfund, developing the Fidelity Bank visual identity for SME's, creating Mouka Foam refresh campaigns, MTN telecommunications masterbrand campaigns (Be Better, Seasons of Surprises, MTN Golf sponsorships, Diamond Bank Mortgages, Annual reports brochure Design, FSDH Asset Management to mention but a few.
Lanre has local and international exposures of best practices in the marketing communications space, brand building and advertising solutions.
He has given various creative presentations. A multiple award winner at the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival, led team to winning many pitches and new businesses, attended various in-house creative training programs and he is also a fun writer and blogger for www.watdoyouthink.com
I’m a Scottish Art Director at AML Group, based at the Tea Building in London’s Shoreditch. I’ve worked on everything from integrated campaigns for some of the world’s foremost and long-established financial organisations to launch campaigns for nimble new FinTech startups. Whatever the client, every project has involved close teamwork with strategists and copywriters to bring (often award-winning) work to life.
As well as gaining international recognition during the US elections for my #DontTrump poster (which may have landed me on any number of no-fly lists) I’ve been involved with all manner of work – from BAFTA nominees to BTEC ambassadors, The Wellcome Trust to the the Women’s Boat Race, London Film Festival to Lemmy. Yes, Lemmy.
I'm currently a top-5 ranked global creative on CreativePool – who I also write for – as well as having had articles published in renowned publications such as Eye Magazine and Grafik. Additionally, I'm a self-confessed typography afficianado, with my Typechap site dedicated to unearthing vernacular lettering oddities from around the world.
Shane O'Riordan is the Design Director at Rothco | Accenture Interactive, in Dublin Ireland. With over 10 years experience working in a diverse mix of branding, advertising and tech agencies.
Shane is a multiple award-winning creative, across areas such as branding, illustration, typography and art direction. Shane’s work has been recognized at Cannes, Clio and Fast Co. among others.
Shane's work has also seen him inducted into The International Society of Typographic Designers in London (ISTD). His work has been published in design books and magazines and he has judged
at a number of prestigious design awards.
Shane has worked on a wide range of local and international clients such as The United Nations, Burberry, BP, White Claw, Nissan and Jameson to name a few.
Based on backgrounds of art, marketing and digital communication, Satoshi has devoted himself to creating a bunch of works in any domains such as film, web, event and PR.
His territory is truly global. Many of his works have contributed to building brands transnationally, from the both sides of global communications for Japanese clients and domestic communications for foreign clients.
His works received international reputations including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Adfest and more. He also served as a jury for Adfest 2017, Cannes Lions 2018 and also Young Lions/Young Spikes competition Japan round 2019.
For these kinds of dedication to the industry, he was awarded as a Creator of the Year Medalist in 2019 by Japan Advertising Agencies Association.
I am the Founder and COO of Savii Digital Crypto and Blockchain Marketing Agency, leading a team of highly experienced crypto and blockchain marketing professionals who have successfully marketed many ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), cryptocurrencies, exchanges, and blockchain-related companies. I consult many companies on their development of tokenomics, growth strategies and actively help exchanges, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain projects become successful.
Alessandro Padalino started his professional career in 2006 with Leo Burnett Milan and then joined Armando Testa and in 2017 he joined the Herezie group in Paris as Head of Art. His works have been recognized in various international advertising awards.
Clients I've worked for:
Procter & Gamble, Nintendo, Diageo group, Bayles, Sky, FCA group, Giorgio Armani, Esselunga, Slow Food, Harry's, Bolton group, Coca Cola, Well, Harmonie Mutuelle, Vileda.
Born and raised in São Paulo and currently living in the windy city since 2018. I've been working for almost 15 years in advertising as Art Director in agencies such as Publicis, Lew'Lara/TBWA and JWT. My work was recognized in the most important advertising festivals worldwide. My mom is so proud, but it's hard to explain what exactly I do to her. Also, I love Star Wars, yes I'm a nerd.
After working in 6 different countries, this ardent lover of spicy food, travel and the ad business - Hital Pandya is currently a Group Creative Director at Ogilvy Chicago.
In 2018, Hital was ranked as the no.2 art director by Cannes Lions Creative Ranking. In 2006 & 2007, Campaign Brief Asia Magazine also ranked him as the no.1 Creative in India.
His escapades include Y&R Mumbai, JWT Mumbai, IMPACT BBDO MENA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore, Euro RSCG Malaysia, DDB South Africa & Lapiz/Leo Burnett Chicago.
Amongst many others, Hital has worked on several famous brands like SC Johnson, McDonald’s, Wrigley, Converse, Honda, Carlsberg, ESPN, Levi’s, Pepsi, Smirnoff, Frito Lays and Unilever.
On his travels, he has been the fortunate recipient of several local and international awards including Cannes Lions, OneShow, D&AD, Clios, and LIA.
When he is not creating ads, he is learning how to make booger pancakes from his six-year-old daughter.
Claire is Managing Partner and Executive Creative Director of Design Bridge New York. Her career has spanned numerous agencies, specialties, and countries from the UK, Asia, Australia to the Netherlands. A self-confessed human magpie, she is unable to leave an interesting object or topic alone, inevitably that makes for lots of collections of lovely shiny things and a mind full of eclectic ideas. Having years of experience in brand design, across multiple disciplines, Claire is a staunch believer that a healthy dose of intuition and intelligence can bring brands to life through their unique story. Oh, and she smiles quite a lot too. She has received numerous international awards throughout her career and served on prestigious design juries such as, Cannes Lion, D&AD, One Show and Clio’s.
I grew up in Sydney, Australia where I spent my formative days intoxicating seniors at a D-grade golf club and my nights playing bass for “Broth,” a metal band that I thought was really going places. It wasn’t. Eventually, I traded in the eyeliner pencil for a regular one and never looked back. I've since had the pleasure of working on a range of brands, helping them become recognized by Cannes, D&AD, One Show, The Clios, Art Director’s Club, London International, Rolling Stone, Doc NYC, Sofia Coppola, and by my mum.
Born and raised in Barcelona 27 years ago, living in Madrid since I decided to work in advertising.
I'm a Miami Ad "Schooler" and started my career at Ogilvy Barcelona and McCann Madrid, right before flying far away from home, to the furthest place I could, to work in Sidney for Saatchi&Saatchi.
2016 was a good year, Geometry became my home and the place where I'm growing up right now, both professionally and as a little human being.
As a result of this short but fun career, I'm now a Senior Art Director with award winning campaigns for clients such as Jaguar-Land Rover, Diageo, Reale Seguros, LaLiga, Ford, Danone y Kellogg's.
Alessandra has a fresh start as an intern copywriter on 1987, at the legendary agency by Washington Olivetto, W/Brasil, São Paulo.
Throughout her career she has copywriting on many agencies: W/Brasil, LoweLoducca, J.Walter Thompson, Ogilvy Brazil and FCB Brazil.
As a Creative Director, she has lead teams for the largest players in the Fashion Retail and Beauty Brands on agencies such as DM9DDB, AlmapBBDO, DPZ&T and LOV by Isobar.
She has worked with brands like: Nivea, Eucerin, Natura, Dove, TRESemmé, Sunsilk, O Boticário, Neutrogena, C&A, Marisa Stores, Honda Motors, Ford Motors, Itaú Bank, Nestlé, Draft Foods, Inbev, Ambev, Gol Airlines and Folha de São Paulo Newspaper.
Throughout her career she has won awards in international festivals, such as: Cannes Lions, London Festival and New York Festival. In addition to the most acknowledged national awards.
Alessandra also enjoys painting and co-creates jewelry collections.
University of Manchester. Old Spice Ads. He-Man. Alan Moore. More Alan Moore. Black Leopard Red Wolf, Marlon James. And again. Junot Diaz. Little Bird. Boston Celtics. Alex Ferguson. Ander Herrera. Pope Francis. Lisa, Aidan, Finley - My family. My family at Fuse. Music. Sound. One Show. Spikes. LIA and more. And Silence. All that inspires me and puts me in my place
Rua is a GCD helping run the Cadillac business out of Leo Burnett after the account recently returned to Detroit.
Previously, Rua was a creative director at DDB Chicago, where he worked on several high-profile pieces of business, including State Farm and FCA (Jeep and FIAT). During his time there, he helped create a Super Bowl spot and received recognition for the work he did for FIAT.
Rua is a big believer in entertainment and thinks brands spend far too much money on wanting to be invisible, which is somewhat ironic.
His work or work he has been involved with has gone on to be recognized or awarded at most of the big shows, but he's also won lots of awards that not many people have heard of.
For the last 10 years Dubravka has been working in McCann Belgrade. Being in advertising for a long time she changed different agencies (LTP Publicis, Orange studio) but stayed loyal to some clients (all local&global Coke brands). Enjoying to create meaningful stories not only for Coke but for others too, she appreciates every opportunity to connect strong local insights with global brands. Diversity is what make us interesting and deep understanding of human nature and cultural context gives emotion that people can identify with. Dubravka is eager to discover truth in everything she does, so she is Associate Creative by day and yoga and meditation teacher “by night”.
Executive Creative Director and Partner of DUDE, advertising agency and production company in Milan and London, since 2014.
Lorenzo started his career as Art Director in Florence and then moved to Milan where he worked for several agencies as M&C Saatchi, McCann Worldgroup, JWT. In these years he had the opportunity to work for brands like Netflix, Spotify, Napapijri, Heinz, Red Bull, Sky, Fiat 500, Uniqlo, Chevrolet, Diadora. Since 2016 he is a passionate teacher at IED Milan. Music addict.
In 2012, Diana started her career in Bogotá, Colombia as a copywriter, working for advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson, JWT, Sancho BBDO y Leo Burnett where she took her first role as Creative Director for Renault and worked in the opening of Digitas, an agency for Publicis Group in Medellín Colombia.
Diana has also worked for brands as Mercedes-Benz, Directv, Diageo, McDonald’s, Visa and other local accounts that have given her awards in international festivals such Cannes Lions, Clio, New York Festival and Ojo de Iberoamérica.
She’s currently living in Bogotá and working in DDB Colombia as a Creative Director.
Soňa Podstupková is Bratislava and Prague based Creative Director in Effectivity POWERED BY PUBLICIS agency. She studied advertising in University Comenius in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic and Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Belgium. She has spent some serious hours in Saatchi & Saatchi Bratislava, then switched to her current agency. She has worked on several well-received campaigns with clients like Telekom, Tchibo and Ekotopfilm.
My journey as a filmmaker began when I saw the film "awakenings“ at the age of 18 years. The experience to create something so deeply touching made me believe in the medium film.
After having studied marketing and communication and miscellaneous stays abroad I started my professional career at BBDO, Germany, where I acted as tv producer for 5 years. In 1998 I joined the commercial film production tempomedia where I currently act as managing director and executive producer as well as partner heading the three offices in hamburg, berlin and frankfurt.
Receving numerous awards and accolades for my work including several clio, new york festival, LIA, eurobest, EPICA, adc awards and several sought-after Cannes Lions, still my first lion for a "remake" of "the graduate" with dustin hoffmann where he was now starring as the grown up dad saving his daughter, is the one I will never forget. Another non forgettable one was received for Edeka "heimkommen" … the most shared christmas advert worldwide.
I m still trying to develop tempomedia to something never seen before … but for now it is at least one of the most successful and creative commercial film productions in Germany.
I live in Hamburg, Germany, together with my husband and our 3 boys and the hungarian viszla „humphrey“.
I've been described as an 'Art Di-Writer'. Trained as an art director but equally passionate about copy.
I'm currently Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Melbourne, working with a talented bunch on the Coles Liquor Group, Harris Scarfe, Treasury Wines & Simplot, to name a few. Prior to this, I spent a year at the Brand Agency on Australia's most trusted retail brand, Bunnings. And several years at McCann Melbourne where my team's VLine work won a Cannes Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness & three bronze Cannes Lions.
Still as passionate about making ads now as I was 28 years ago, I believe the best possible work comes from strong client relationships and healthy collaboration. The work I'm most proud of; the work I've won awards with; the work that works hardest… has come from fostering those relationships.
I also love to nurture fresh new creative talent. I'm currently on the MADC committee and I co-run our the 'Wunderkinds' Mentor Program. And over the years, I've tutored and run Award School, participated in the MADC Ignition program & the 'Who's Yr Momma' mentoring program.
When I'm not making ads, I'm buying second hand things I don't need and appreciating MCM architecture. I'm currently Vice President of Beaumaris Modern, a not-for-profit mid-century architecture group and will be speaking at Modernism Week in Palm Springs in Feb 2020.
Matthew is a South African Associate Creative Director who has worked at Ogilvy&Mather, TBWA/Chiat/Day and the independent RPA.
His work spans across multiple multinational accounts, including Volkswagen, Audi, Honda, Nissan, Mondelez International, SAB MILLER (Now AB InBev), Coca-Cola Company, Kraft, GoPro, W.W.F., Castrol, Cape Town Tourism, The Times and many more.
He began his career at one of South Africa’s most prestigious advertising agencies, Ogilvy Cape Town. Shortly after arriving, he was featured both locally and internationally. He has been recognized at the industry’s major award shows, including The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The One Show Awards, D&AD & The Clios.
In 2014, after winning the Loeries Young Creative Award (recognizing South Africa's best advertising creative younger than 27), he was approached to work in the US on Honda. Within 6 months of being in the country he landed a top 10 Super Bowl commercial for the brand.
Outside of advertising, one of his many interests include music. Alongside his previous band, he became one of the first Africans to successfully achieve a Kickstarter campaign. As a result, he recorded an album with producer and guitarist Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age) at the legendary recording studio, Rancho De La Luna.
He is fascinated with all things creative, particularly those that speak to progress and the common good.
Miko is an advertising professional from Manila, currently Creative Director for Dentsu Jayme Syfu (formerly DM9 Jayme Syfu).
He has a decade's worth of experience in advertising, which spans from TV, print, radio, on-ground and digital. He has worked on some of the biggest brands, which include Smart/PLDT Communications, Tanduay Distilleries, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Unilever, Google, Adidas, Samsung, and now leads the digital creative team of Jollibee, Philippine's biggest, most beloved, world famous multinational fast food chain.
On the creative front he has contributed numerous local and international awards, highlighted by his work for Pharex's, “Center of Attention” print campaign, and Smart Communication's "Welcome Change" Film. His list of metals and shortlists include: The One Show, The Work, AdFest, Spikes Asia, New York Festival, AWARD, DA&D, Clio, and Cannes Lions.
All things considered, his proudest achievements are marrying his better half and raising his 3-year-old daughter.
Kim has work recognised at every major international award show, including Cannes gold, multiple One Show Best in Discipline, AdFest Grand Lotus and multiple Spikes Grand Prix, as well as having work appear on CNN, Forbes & The New York Times. Overall she has won over 150 awards, both locally and internationally.
Kim re-joined Colenso BBDO in 2016 after 3 years abroad at TBWA Chiat Day, and 2 years at Special Group Auckland. Prior to this, Kim was at Colenso for more than 6 years.
Kim loves work that pushes the boundaries, no matter what medium it appears in, and is passionate about helping brands become a meaningful part of people’s lives. Through her work, she has done some truly “interesting” things. She has staged an aerial dogfight, blown things up in the Mojave Desert, invented a sport, created the dog version of Snapchat, made a remote-controlled monster truck, and made a television commercial with a budget of $150.
Aamna Rahim, ranked top 150 creatives in Asia. Campaign Brief Asia - 2019
Chosen as one of 10 applicants from the MENA Pak region to take part in See It Be It - Female empowerment program during the Dubai Lynx Festival 2019.
At the age of 29, Aamna is Pakistan’s most promising creative with over 100 international awards under her belt including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, London International Awards, Spikes Asia, Ad Stars, Dubai Lynx, Loeries, MENA Cristals and Tambuli Awards, and numerous shortlists at Effies and Cannes Lions.
She is currently working as an Associate Creative Director at RED Communication Arts. With over 6 years of experience in the industry, she has played an integral role in campaigns like #BeatMe & Bridal Uniform for UN Women which have won a Gold Clio, Gold Spike, and 2 Bronze Cannes Lions respectively; among other prestigious awards.
She has worked on notable brands such as Nestle, PepsiCo, Dell, Orient and Hush Puppies in her advertising career and constantly strives to take local brands that are part of her portfolio to great heights, case in point being the #UrduPoeatry campaign that she did for Kashmir Cooking Oils and Banaspati which picked up a Bronze spike at the Spikes Festival of Creativity 2017
Ionut Raicu is 24 and already married with the advertising life. Starting his art direction career at the age of 18, he quickly gained the thrills of working on big clients and winning both national and international awards. Throughout his career he worked in different agencies from creative boutiques to big companies. Currently, he is working at MRM//McCann Bucharest where he finds new ways to hijack and innovate for his clients. Some of the brands that he has worked for include Mastercard, KFC, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, Beko, Renault and many more.
With an overall industry experience of 14 years, spanning Middle East & North Africa, Asia-Pacific and India, Nayaab has been responsible for campaigns across brands like Mastercard, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, HSBC, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Emirates, and more. She has served as a jury member across festivals and has received around 150 honors and accolades at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, and Loeries among others. Which helped her rank as one of the Top 15 Creative Directors globally in 2016.
Her overarching philosophy is to create beautifully simple and witty work, which helps businesses get fame and well, more business.
I’ve been in a long-term relationship with Advertising, sixteen happy years and still going. But, I must confess, I’ve had a fling with Entrepreneurship and constantly flirted with Screenwriting. Perhaps that’s why we decided to have an open relationship.
Lately, I started dating Innovation as CCO at Hambre Lab. We’re currently creating new restaurant concepts and strengthening existing ones like Pizza Hut, Burger King, Starbucks, KFC, and others. A lot has changed over the years, but the love that brought Advertisement and I together, our curious and creative nature, remains as pure as on the first day.
Copywriter at Del Campo Nazca Saatchi&Saatchi, Ogilvy Argentina, Santo Buenos Aires, and Wieden & Kennedy São Paulo. Creative Director at JWT São Paulo.
Founder at L&R Arcades.
Screenwriter at Tondero Films and Cine70 Films.
CCO at Hambre Lab.
Coca-Cola, Sprite, Minute Maid, Ariel, Pampers, Old Spice, Sunsilk, Nestlé, Kit Kat, Nescau, Danone, Nike, Diesel, Telecom, Personal, Arnet, Vodafone, Huggies, Shell, Comedy Central, Warner Films, Film Suez, Audi, A.C.Camargo Cancer Center, Zoo de Buenos Aires, Bridgestone, Diageo, Heineken, Isenbeck, Panamericanos Lima 2019, Pizza Hut.
12 Cannes Lions, 3 El Ojo de Iberoamérica Grand Prix. Awards in Clio, D&AD, London Festival, NY Festivals, One Show, San Sebastián, FIAP, Young Guns, Effie.
Rafael Reina has worked for leading agencies in Colombia for 12 years, being in charge of digital and creative projects. He recently assumed the responsibility of managing the creative operation as Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy, Puerto Rico. His work has been recognized at creativity festivals such as: Cannes, Clio, New York, One Show, Webby, FIAP, El Sol, Wave, Ojo de Iberoamerica, El Dorado and Effie. He was involved in one of the most awarded digital campaigns in Colombia and is also the winner of the country's first Grand Prix in Cannes. Recognized by Adlatina as one of the best creative young people of the region 2014–2015. His career began in a videogame and software development agency, where he rose to become a Gaming Director. In October 2008, he decided to change his career and joined the BBDO network with Proximity, arriving in Leo Burnett Colombia in 2010, where for almost 9 years he helped transform the agency with a vision of innovation, improving the creative and digital reputation of Leo Burnett and Publicis One.
He has worked for accounts like: DirecTV, Falabella, Renault, McDonald’s, SAP Miller, Kellogg’s, P&G, Coca-Cola, Philip Morris, Samsung, Kia Motors, Visa, Avianca, DHL, m&m’s, Pepsi, Davivienda Bank, Seguros Bolivar, Alpina, Liga Contra El Cancer, Special Olympics, Cruz Roja
He is currently taking on the challenge of developing DLC Ogilvy, Puerto Rico, into a center for business solutions for customers, focusing on innovation and creativity. His career includes consulting services. He has also participated as a professional speaker in different academic and creative programs in the region.
Lisa has been working as a creative conceptualist and writer in Berlin, New York and Frankfurt. She’s driven by ideas and loves to take on different client business problems with creativity and an open mind.
She was born in Germany, Schweinfurt. Lisa has a diploma degree in the Faculty of Visual Design. She started as a copywriter at Ogilvy, Frankfurt. After three years, she moved to Berlin and started working for Heimat. She has developed campaigns for major brands like OTTO, Coca Cola, Kaufland, Das Handwerk, Weight Watchers and Airbnb amongst many others. Lisa took part in international workshops like the Ogily World Class in Cannes and the TBWA NoFormat in Istanbul.
Her work has been awarded at Cannes Lions, NY Festival, ADC, Spotlight Festival, Epica Awards, Clio, D&AD and One Show to name but a few. Outside advertising, Lisa enjoys swimming. Her most important award is still her seahorses badge. She started swimming when she was five years old and she has been swimming ever since.
Jess Rello is an Associate Creative Director at BBDO New York, where she began her career as an intern and has since grown through the ranks. Jess has led major campaigns for brands such as M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, and Dove, earning herself the moniker “the candy girl.” Most recently, Jess created Thinx’s first-ever national brand spot, “MENstruation,” which imagines what the world would look like if everyone had their period.
When Jess is not selling candy, she’s usually eating it. And, believe it or not, she’s never had a cavity.
With Over 15 years of experience working in Central America and South America, Daniel Rincon began his career in Young and Rubicam Panama as a Creative Copywriter where he worked with brands like BMW, Sony, Colgate and was awarded in several regional and international advertising festivals like the New York Festival. Then he returned to Colombia and worked as Creative Director in Ogilvy & Mather during seven years developing and managing the communication for Nestle, Claro and Kimberly Clark. After that he assumed the position of Chief Creative Officer in McCANN Bolivia for 3 years. His work has been recognized in Cannes Lions, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol and so many others. Recently he is working at draftLine ABInBEv Colombia as the Content Creative Lead for Budweiser, Cerveza Corona and Stella Artois.
Jörg Riommi is an italo/german creative.
From 2002 to mid 2014 he worked for Saatchi&Saatchi as a creative thinker, senior copywriter, and then as creative director and executive creative director.
He has been part of Saatchi Rome, S. Juan Puerto Rico, Bucharest, Frankfurt and Berlin, and a join creative for several network projects in Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Geneve, Brussels, Milan, New York and more.
Since 2014 he is the Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Romania, and since 2018 he's also Regional Chief Creative Officer for Publicis Groupe Central&Eastern Europe.
After 4 years as CCO at Publicis Romania, the agency is #1 Publicis office in CEE, winning numerous awards including 11 Lions, 4 Grand Prix at Golden Drum, D&AD and consistent new business, also making Publicis Romania Golden Drum 2016 Agency of the year.
Through the years, Jorg’s and his teams’ work gained a couple of hundreds awards at major festivals such as D&AD, Cannes Lions, CLIO, LIA, Eurobest, NYF, Epica, Golden Drum, ADC.
He was part of several international juries including Dubai Lynx 2010, New York Festival 2012, Eurobest 2014, CLIO 2016, Golden Drum 2016, The One Show 2017, Golden Hammer 2017 (jury chair), Cannes 2017, Dubai Lynx 2018, London International Awards 2019.
Jorg believes in the world changing power of ideas and that nothing is impossible.
Born on January 1st with red hair and being left&right-handed, it was obvious that Anke would always suck at being average. She went to Waldorf School and Germany’s copywriting school #1 – and finished as youngest best student ever. Only 3 months later she tanned at the beach in Cannes as a German Young Creative. The next 10 years she worked at Kolle Rebbe, Jung von Matt, Atletico Barcelona and DDB Berlin. Since 2011, she’s the idea machine of Ogilvy Berlin: Anke likes to ping pong with her left and right brain and to hip hop between the analogue and digital world. She won more than 250 awards – including 7 Cannes Lions and a Grand Prix at ADC Europe – for big clients such as Ikea, Volkswagen, Nike or Coca-Cola and for big issues like anti-racism with the NGO Gesicht Zeigen!. For more information you can ask Google or Anke’s mother.
After studying Graphic Design in Northern Bavaria, Peter wrote and directed two not terribly successful short films. He also wrote a book, that was never published and designed CD covers for an obscure and failing record company. So advertising was obviously the career to go for. Since then he's been lucky enough to work with some great people at Baader Lang Behnken, BBDO, Ammirati Puris Lintas, Young & Rubicam and Lowe Frankfurt, winning awards for work on Land Rover, Mini, Ford and Seat.
In 2001, Peter moved to Ogilvy Frankfurt, working on a variety of regional and international accounts such as German Rail, BMW, Coca-Cola, Mediamarkt, Allianz, Nintendo, amnesty international and SWR television, to name a few. He won more than 400 awards at all the major international shows including Cannes, Clio, D&AD, The One Show, New York Festivals, ADC New York, LIAA, some national awards and a couple of Effies. Peter is a member of the Art Directors Club Germany.
Laura Rogers is an Executive Creative Director for Campbell Ewald. Based out of the Detroit office she works with a team of over 50 creative minds, bringing a wealth of experience, insight and leadership to the work. Over the course of her 20+ years with Campbell Ewald, Laura’s touch has led to award-winning work on behalf of clients such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, U.S.P.S., OnStar, U.S. Navy, USAA and Harley Davidson - to name a few.
Like any great leader, Laura excels at not only creative vision but as a guiding hand in developing young talent. If you ask her, she is happiest when she’s ideating, directing and developing immersive branded content solutions. Her roots run deep in the disciplines of editorial design, art direction and creative strategy. Her attention to detail informs her every move, from business decisions and process to building great creative teams.
Stephen is a multi award-winning Creative Director who has been working away at Rothco for 9 years now. In that time he’s created integrated campaigns for The Times, Heineken, The National Lottery, AIB, Daintree Paper, Failte Ireland and Soar, to name but a few. Stephen’s recent Sleeping Flags campaign for homeless veteran foundation O.N.E. has helped redecorate the agency’s reception area with awards from Cannes, D&AD and The Clios.
Siân Rogers is a senior producer and Head of Sync at SIREN.
Siân got a taste for the music industry, starting her career at XL Recordings / Beggars making copious, but rather wonderful, cups of tea before spending 3 years at EMI.
In 2012 Sian joined the SIREN team and quickly fell in love with the process of producing music to picture. She has since worked on global advertising campaigns for top agencies such as W&K, Droga5, BBH, adam&eveDDB, 72&Sunny and Ogilvy to name just a few.
As well as a vast array of high-end advertising syncs Sian has also been heavily involved in longer form music supervision including the BAFTA winning ‘Home’ & score supervising and producing the original score for ‘Kissing Candice’, which premiered at TIFF.
Eric Rojas is the CCO/Founder of Six+One. An NYC agency dedicated to building relationships with brands and their consumers that goes beyond the purchase of a product — all while disrupting the category, the brand, and or the consumers for good. We believe that "Disruption for Good” shouldn’t be at odds of doing well.
Eric has won numerous creative awards and has been featured in Creativity, AdWeek, and Billboard. Forbes interviewed him for “The Power of Purpose” article series that highlights how purpose drives business and social impact.
As a former ECD for Havas Worldwide, And CD at Ammirati and Deutsch his clients have included; Ikea, Tylenol, Coca-Cola, Starwood Hotels, Reckitt Benckiser, Liberty Mutual, Charles Schwab, New York Life, Prudential, Revlon and Olympus. He’s been challenging advertising industry conventions throughout his career and has helped launch some of the biggest brands in their categories, such as vitaminwater, smartwater and Pirate’s Booty.
In 2018, Eric started a non-profit organization called “For The Greater Hood” which helps to bring warmth and human connection to the most marginalized group in the NYC community: the homeless.
Born in Brazil, but also Lebanese and lived all over the place, no matter where I go I'm always "the foreigner" in the room.
I started my career in advertising at Leo Burnett Beirut in 2005, to where now, 15 years later, I have returned to assume the role of Executive Creative Director.
During those 15 years, I’ve lived in 4 different continents and have worked for the UN in Rome, DM9DDB and Ogilvy in Brazil and The&Partnership in New York. The extensive list of clients I’ve worked on range of local and regional luxury and fashion brands and NGOs to global clients such as Always, Herbal Essences, Koleston, Pert Plus, DIAGEO, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Schweppes, Galaxo, SC Johnson, Billboard Magazine, KLM, The Wall Street Journal, The Whitney Museum and Hasbro Gaming.
Throughout my career I’ve received over 50 global and regional awards, such as Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Epica, Golden Drum, Effies, Dubai Lynx, MENA Crystal and El Ojo. In 2016 I was recognized by Cannes Lion’s See it Be it program as one of the year’s 15 up and coming female creative leaders in the industry, and in 2018 I was selected for Forbes’ She Runs It Gennext Awards and featured in Ad Age’s “40 under 40”.
I’m an advocate at heart and some of the campaigns I’m proudest of have tackled issues such as adult illiteracy, hunger, women’s rights and ageism. Getting to do campaigns that truly (really) impact people and their lives, and using communication for good is the reason why I still believe in the work we do.
Evelina Rönnung gives a new meaning to the term ”fast track”. After graduating as a top student from ad school, her impact on the Swedish ad industry was as immediate as golden. At 28, she had won dozens of awards in every major award show for various clients. Over a four-year period she has become one of the most prominent Swedish creatives, and recently she was named named ”Creative to watch” by AdAge and ”Next Creative Leader” by The One Club.
I am a Mexican adventurer who landed in Costa Rica over 13 years ago and decided to stay. My career spans over 10 years, working for agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and MullenLowe. Currently, I head the creative team for Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, the country’s biggest bank, at McCann San José. This is a very exciting opportunity to lead the creative revolution for one of the agency’s top clients.
My main goal in the advertising industry is completely strategy based, with a strong desire and unbreakable will to make creative work a must within each and every of the clients’ projects I encounter along the road.
My life revolves around music, as I love to listen to it and play it as often as I can. I’m also very heavily drawn to everything horror, from movies to novels to short stories to my own spooky tales.
I have gathered a few national and international creative awards for my work, such as Festival El Sol, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Festival Volcán, Effie, among others.
Gesina Roters, co-founder and creative partner at DAY creative business partners. Born and raised in Berlin, Gesina helds a masters degree in Communications Design. She worked for international renowned agencies in Germany and The Netherlands like FutureBrand as a designer and creative director before she co-founded Amsterdam based agency DAY in 2007.
Day is an independent brand strategy and design agency focussing on retail, sport, leisure and entertainment markets as well as consumer brands. Core expertise: using physical space to create intelligent branded experiences - with architecture, interior and innovative phygital elements throughout all touchpoints.
Her portfolio and experience includes work for a large variety of national and international brands like MTV Networks, Bugaboo, Deutsche Bank, LifeNation, Ziggo, Orange, Van Gogh- and Rijksmuseum, EindhovenAirport, Coca-Cola, Caliber Global, Nike, Grolsch and many more. Gesina is passionate about the reinforcing connection of spatial-, graphic-, and digital media. Based on strong strategic thinking, Gesina excels in approaching her work with a holistic view, always balancing on the border between all disciplines of design.
Awards: Her work has been recognized with awards and nominations internationally, including multiple Red Dot Awards in the Best of the Best category alongside the Dutch Design Awards, Iconic Awards, German Design Awards and ADCN Awards.
Jury experience: Gesina has significant experience in judging creative work - having been a juror for the ADC/OneClub, Cannes Design Lions, jury president of Eurobest design, Clio Award, Dutch Design Awards, Dubai Lynx, NewYorkFestivals, Art Directors Club Netherlands, Coolest Dutch Brands and the Creative Heroes Awards. She is also well practiced in speaking on the subject of design, having given lectures at several conferences and educational institutes in retail and branding.
Lluis Rotger is a multi-disciplinary maker of unexpected but useful things who made a lot of stuff before making stuff that he himself likes.
Lluis’ journey started at the age of 21 when he co-founded his own creative studio in Barcelona. Just for fun, he also co-founded iUbud, a brand of customizable wooden skins for Apple devices.
However, because of his quest for overachievement, he quit both companies and, for the past 4 years, he has been in Prague working at Havas Worldwide and Geometry, where he now serves as an assoc. Creative Director.
Lluis has had the pleasure of having his work recognised many times in festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clios, LIA, EuroBest or OneShow amongst others, including 4# Best Agency of the Year (for Geometry) in both, Innovation & Digital Craft at Cannes Lions 2018.
Work that transcends culture. That’s what you get with the lightening-in-a-bottle PR mind and personality of Jaclyn Ruelle. She attacks work with an earned-first approach that’s catapulting brands into the hearts and minds of consumers. Still talked about, Jaclyn was the strategic storyteller behind one of the most famous viral campaigns,”World’s Toughest Job,” by American Greetings.
Passion for great work and a tenacious work ethic put Jaclyn on the fast track, earning SVP in five years and delivering some of the most impressive accomplishments MullenLowe has seen from PR since its inception. For nine years she led breakthrough cultural buzz and award-winning work at MullenLowe across clients like JetBlue, American Greetings, Feld Entertainment, Zappos and more—earning four Cannes Lions, multiple Effies, PR Week US and Global awards, Global Sabres and PRSA Silver Anvils.
In 2015 Jaclyn was named to Holmes Report’s Innovator 25 and Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40. She led MulleLowe PR to be named Holmes Report’s Global Creative PR Agency of the Year in 2018 and in 2019, AdWeek’s named her to Creative 100.
Now at The Martin Agency, a return to her Virginian roots, she has created the first-ever Cultural Impact Lab, deploying earned media to the forefront of innovative, cultural storytelling across various clients including Buffalo Wild Wings, CarMax, GEICO and DoorDash, to name a few. Her vision for The Lab? A fusion of specialists across not only earned media, but combined with comms strategy and paid media experts to create magnetic campaigns engineered for global impact. She’s only three months into the gig, and already tripled her team in size. Bold and confident, Jaclyn inspires brands to take leaps of faith that grow the industry as we know it.
As Head of MEA’s Creative Shop, Weera’s core task is to inspire and drive innovative ideas to help unlock the creative power of Facebook and Instagram for clients, content creators, creative agencies and media partners.
Almost 3 years ago, Weera joined Facebook from the world of advertising where she spent over 22 years in an eclectic career playing creative hack, business head, and most recently, Executive Director Strategic Planning at DDB and BBDO across the MEA region.
Recognized in the industry for her wide-ranging experience in the communications business, Weera brings together strategic research & analytics and trend-spotting to create powerful brand stories. She spent 2 years at ADMC and ImageNation, where she relaunched several media brands for the company. At ImageNation, she mentored young scriptwriters and directors and helped develop their ideas into award-winning feature films. Her work has won several creative and effectiveness awards at the Effies, Lynx and Cannes.
Weera believes the future belongs to communicators who blur lines, and smash through existing silos in order to create unexpected, exciting connections in this brave new world. Her quest at Facebook is to create a platform that scales up and gets out to the world compelling “powerful stories” from the region.
Ricardo Salgado is a Brazilian creative who’s been currently working as Creative Director at Energy BBDO Chicago.
Throughout his career, he has worked in several agencies, such as FCB Chicago, Leo Burnett Chicago, DDB Brazil, and San Francisco, Lowe Brazil, among others, presenting campaigns to local and global clients like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Walmart, Samsung, Clorox Company, Johnson&Johnson, McDonald's, Unilever, and many others.
Ricardo’s work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, ADC, Clio Festivals, London Awards, NY Festivals, etc.
Marjorieth Sanmartin is a Venezuelan half Spanish Creative living in Germany. A Design freak that loves to break the boundaries of creation. Her favorite magazine or how she calls it her bible, Lürzers Archive, took her to apply at the Miami Adschool. The place that she said is in her heart and change her life.
After her studies at the Miami Adschool in Miami, Marjorieth never thought that her carrier would take her to a country so different and remote for her as Germany, which made her realize that good Art Direction and of course Creation, can connect cultures. It is like a secret language that we all understand and like. This is the magic of the International Awards, where you can see how work created from one country can stick in the mind of millions of others who are not only in a different country, but that also had a complete different background and culture. And when the perfect combination is found, there is a magic moment which is what she loves the most about doing what she does.
Marjorieth in her studies was lucky enough to join agencies such as Leo Burnett in Chicago in which she was part of the Hispanic Team at Lapiz. Then she was in England at BBH, Fallon and wieden+kennedy. But it was after when she arrived at Jung von Matt in Germany where she decided to stay. Marjorieth has already been working for several agencies and is also member from the Art Directors Club there. There are two passions that Marjorieth has, one is cars and the other is fashion & Beauty. Marjorieth has been working for brands such as Lamborghini, Audi and Citroen. And right now is in charge of several Beauty Brands as Executive Creative Director at TBWA Germany.
I am an integrated copywriter with 15+ years of experience working for the most creative and prestigious agencies/clients in Brazil, Europe, and now the United States. Currently, I am working as a Creative Director at Walt Disney World.
I am proud to say that I’ve won more than 100 awards internationally, and I was recognized as the third most awarded copywriter in the world. But I am prouder to say that I am the founder of Elas Na Gringa (elasnagringa.com). A platform that helps Brazilian ad women to have a chance to work abroad. With more than 90 female mentors and 3000 mentees in 2019, we became one of the largest female ad communities in the world.
Ben’s experience spans from developing and producing documentaries, television formats, live entertainment, digital campaigns platforms, integrated campaigns and art installations to numerous award-winning TV commercials that have been produced in over thirty countries. He has a proven track record in creating and developing original content and all formats as well as strong relationships across all media ranging from TV networks to writer/directors to financiers to producers/showrunners to agencies and to talent. Core strengths include identifying material/talent, developing new or existing IP and packaging creative elements. Earlier in his career, he worked on award-winning documentaries, including Joe Berlinger’s “Metallica Some Kind of Monster”, Errol Morris Oscar-winning “The Fog Of War” and Michael Apted’s “The Power of the Game” which inspired him to pursue the development of integrated campaigns and branded entertainment initiatives on behalf of RadicalMedia and its clients. In collaboration with longtime partners Nike and their agency Wieden + Kennedy, Ben produced Nike “Dare”, one of the largest branded content initiatives ever launched in China as well as Nike’s Emmy nominated “Courage” campaign and most recently AXE´s “Apollo Space Academy” a campaign sending 23 guys to space. This epic story is told in a TV documentary airs in over 50 countries. In addition to his commercial experience, Ben has also served as Executive Producer and Producer on several substantial fashion and art projects for some of the world’s most celebrated brands such as Issey Miyake, Hermès Paris, Hussein Chalayan, L ́ Oreal, Swarovski, Huawei, Samsung, Unilever, VIVO, PayPal and Pirelli, along with many more. As RadicalMedia has continued to break new ground in the global arena, Ben has been an integral part of the development of new business opportunities in Europe, the UK and Asia, including the opening of RadicalMedia´s London office in 2011 and RadicalMedia Gmbh in Germany 2017.
Rafael Segri is a Creative Director/Art Director currently at Tbwa\Chiat\Day New York .
Before joining Chiat NY, Rafael was working at Saatchi & Saatchi NY for brands like Tide, Walmart, Olay, NDSS among others.
With over 13 years of experience in advertising, contributing for brands like P&G, Unilever, Johnson’s, Bank of America, Chrysler, among others, in agencies such as BBH, Mccann, Hill Holliday, DM9DDB, Rafael was honored to collect over 100 awards in his career including Film Grand Prix and Titanium Lion in Cannes; D&AD Black Pencil; One Show Best in Film and the Super Clio.
According to Cannes Lions Creativity Report 2018, Segri was also the 3rd most awarded Art Director in the World .
Tista started her career with Whitelight Productions India's leading ad film production company. After assisting on over a hundred commercials, she joined Lowe Lintas and worked on brands like Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury’s and Unilever. Building her portfolio on multi-national and global brands she did a stint at Ogilvy and worked on the best loved campaigns in the country. In 2001 she joined J Walter Thompson and in 18 years she has been involved with some of the largest brands in India and some of the most memorable and well-loved advertising campaigns. Her current portfolio includes Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, ITC, Godrej, Hershey India, Mutual Funds of India and many others.
She has been ranked among the 20 most creative people in Asia, and worked on campaigns that have won numerous metals including Cannes, Clio, D&AD, LIA and Spikes Asia. Recent wins include Gold, Silver, Bronze, Finalist at AdFest; Gold, Finalists & Merit awards at One Show; Gold, Finalist at Cannes, Gold at Clio; Grand Prix, Gold, Silver at Spikes Asia. Over the years she has sat on the Jury of several advertising festivals in India and abroad, including Cannes, Clio, D&AD, Brand Equity, Kyoorius, Young Lions, Abby’s and LIA.
She is currently Regional Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson, South Asia and believes her leadership includes mentoring young women creative leaders and help shape their careers.
In 2019, she was invited to be part of the Glass Jury at Cannes Lions, and also on the TV/Cinema/Online Jury at the London International Awards.
Passionate about gender diversity she is a founding member of
The Collective, an initiative solely created for women in Indian advertising, media and the design industry with an objective of fighting sexual harassment and discrimination at the workplace.
Tista is a student of English Literature and life. She has been published by the New York Times in their regular column "Modern Love" and hopes to write her own feature film one day. Having worked on global brands she believes an idea and insight can cut across geographies and connect with culture. Her ability to simplify things and find a human connection is what makes her approach to communication relevant and meaningful.
Lucas Sfair is the creative director and co-founder of CANJA Audio Culture, a production company that is passionate about ideas and craft. In the last three years, CANJA made cutting edge audio for brands such as Johnnie Walker, Burger King, Adidas, Nike, McDonald's, Samsung and Cadillac and was recognized by all the major awards in the world – including Best of Show in The One Show (2017) and 32 Cannes Lions (Titanium / GP for Good / Radio / Film Craft: Best Use of Music & SFX).
Vidhi Shah is a Creative Director at Huge. She has spent her career helping brands tell their stories across four continents, in markets as diverse as Argentina, India, Singapore, Italy and the US. Vidhi started her creative journey with a residency at Fabrica, the prestigious communications research center in Italy, and has held key creative roles at Mother Argentina, Publicis Argentina, McCann Erickson Singapore and Publicis India. She has led creative work on global brands like Anheuser Busch InBev, Renault motors, HSBC, Mastercard and Nestlé Pet Foods and won awards at international festivals such as Cannes, the Asia Pacific AdFest, the Media Spikes and the Argentine Creative Circle. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Advertising, and moonlights as an editorial writer, having served as a Contributing Editor for the iconic pop culture magazine, Colors. This bio, like everything else she does, is a constant work-in-process.
Helen began her career as an art director in New Zealand’s most well known agency Saatchi & Saatchi where she worked alongside some of the world’s greatest creatives. Later, she moved to The Campaign Palace in Sydney, Australia’s most iconic agency before taking a break from advertising to follow her heart in renowned online fashion house Shoes of Prey. She is currently based in Ogilvy Hong Kong as a Creative Director, leading a team of creatives, and specialising in luxury, travel and fashion.
Over the years she has consistently built brands with her unique and affluent style, working with world class photographers, film directors and art directors to create memorable pieces of communications across various media.
With her collective experience across three countries and her love of travelling, the signature of her work is distinctive and effective, which has been recognised in local and international award shows.
Laurent has worked at AMV BBDO, BBH, Mother, Adam&Eve, Adam&Eve DDB, and BBC Creative for some of the best brands in the world. In that time, his work has been awarded more than 300 times across all major schemes.
He helped build and make BBC Creative one of the best creative floors in the UK in less than 3 years.
His next exciting venture is to make VML London a creative force.
Laurent Simon is responsible for the VMLY&R creative vision and output across the UK market. He leads the creative department, which brings together a wealth of talent from integrated creatives, to social and content specialists, innovation and design. He is involved across the agency's client portfolio, which includes Center Parcs, Danone, Department for Transport, TUI, and Nestlé, among others.
Laurent's work - among which John Lewis' The bear and the hare (Cannes Lion Effectiveness Grand Prix), Google's Front Row, BBC1's The Supporting Act and BBC Two idents - has received global recognition and garnered over 200 awards.
Laurent was previously the Executive Creative Director at BBC Creative. Prior to that, he was a Creative Director at Adam & Eve/DDB. He also worked as a creative at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Mother.
Originally from Bordeaux, France, Simon holds an advertising degree from Watford University.
Hi, I am Gogie Sinson, I started as an art director at Ace/Saatchi & Saatchi, I handled a variety of accounts from giant Telcos to small NGOs from mom brands to cars brands. After 6 years I had a short stint at BBDO and then moved to DM9-JaymeSyfu, I stayed for 10 years, helping build the business, growing the company and luckily also getting some award recognitions. Now, I am a creative director at Nuworks Interactive, a digital led agency where I am helping to build the business & cultivate the creatives.
Raymund Sison is Chief Creative Officer and Partner at Propel Manila.
He’s worked on some of the world’s most iconic brands like Pepsi, Starbucks, Uniqlo, Procter & Gamble, Monde, Jollibee, and along the way picked up some recognition at Cannes, Clio, London International Awards, The Caples, New York Festivals, Epica, Spikes Asia, including the country’s first Grand Prix at Busan Ad Stars.
After spending 12 years at DDB, BBDO, Grey, and Publicis, he jumped into his own independent agency Propel Manila and led the agency to be recognized at the Campaign Southeast Asia Agency of the Year Awards 2020.
He believes in astrology, talks to plants, and meditates at sunrise, but can also be quite cerebral with his choice of game: chess. He enjoys advertising because this is where his interests intersect – storytelling, human behavior, pop culture, literature, film, music, theater, visual arts, technology, and just pure interest in humanity.
Currently, the ECD of the country’s most awarded agency, Bryan was recently inducted into 4As-Creative Guild Hall of Fame in recognition to his contribution to the Philippines’ creative industry.
Adobo Magazine, the leading publication for the advertising and marketing community in Asia, ranked him no.1 Copywriter in 2010, 2017, no.1 CD in 2017. He was also Campaign Brief Asia’s top Creative in the Philippines in 2017.
Bryan believes creativity should ultimately be a force that moves forward humanity and measured through the lives it has changed.
With over 20 years in the advertising business, Jenny is no stranger to creating internationally recognized, award-winning work. She’s ranked one of the top creatives in Canada, has won hundreds of national and international platinum and gold awards and has judged at Cannes twice, New York Festivals, One Show and every show in Canada. Unlike most ad veterans across the country, Jenny lives nowhere near Toronto. Or Montreal. Or Vancouver (although she likes shopping in those places).
After working for other people for 15 years, she took a giant leap and launched Ray in 2013 – a strategic and creative boutique that’s proven to be one of the hottest shops in Atlantic Canada. So far, her team has received many accolades and awards including the Top 50 Start-Ups in Canada according to PROFIT and Canadian Business and Maclean’s, E&Y EOY Finalist, NLOWE Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year Award, ICE Best of Show, St. John’s Board of Trade Winner in Growth and Sales, and various other creative-related awards – all in just 6 years.
She lives in St. John’s with her husband and is a proud mother of two children, James and Mary. Who like some of her work.
Alvaro is a Peruvian ACD at Anomaly, New York.
Over the past 9 years, he has created and led campaigns at TBWA, McCann, Innocean, Phenomenon, and Anomaly - in Lima, Los Angeles, and New York - for major clients such as Coca- Cola, AB InBev, Hyundai, DC Comics, Nestlé, Diageo and more.
His work has been recognized in a number of important competitions nationally and globally such as NYF, The One Show, LIA Awards, Clios, Webbys, El sol, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, Cannes Lions, among others. As a young creative, he was selected to take part in the Creative LIAisons from LIA Awards and also won a Young Lions medal at Cannes representing Perú.
Outside of work, Alvaro loves fútbol (football) and ceviches. In his free time, he is more likely watching a movie or practicing any kind of outdoor sport, even if that has cost him some epic falls in the past
Nico Soto is a Copywriter from Chile currently working as a Creative Director at Mccann Santiago. He studied Advertising and Social Communications in Santiago and has a minor in Creativity from the Escola Superior de Propaganda é Marketing, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
During his 7 years of experience, he has worked in Chile, Brazil, Peru and the US, at agencies like Euro RSCG Santiago, Circus GREY Perú, Johannes Leonardo New York and Mccann Santiago. Nicolas has won over 50 awards, including 14 Cannes Lions, 3 Grand Prix for good finalist, and many other recognitions at El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Fiap, Effie, among others.
Ezequiel Soules has been working in advertising for almost 19 years. He began in Argentina working with some of the most important agencies for clients such as Axe Global, Rexona, Impulse, MTV, Rolling Stones, VW, Schneider Beer, La Nación Newspaper, Sony, SC Johnson, Kraft, Jumbo Supermarket, Coca-Cola, Knorr, Alma Mora wine, among others.
Then he moved to Brazil, where he worked as a Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy Sao Paulo. He was responsible for managing creativity and strategy online and offline for clients like Coca-Cola Brazil, Coca-Cola Latam, Smirnoff, Philips Brazil and Latam, Old Spice Brazil and Latam.
After 3 years in Brazil, he moved to the United States where he worked as a Creative Director at R/GA New York.
Since he joined the agency Ezequiel worked for various clients, such as Samsung Global, Chobani and Mercedes Benz.
Currently, he is working as a Creative Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles.
Throughout his career, he has won awards at Cannes, Clio, One Show, Addys, LIA, New York Festivals, FIAP, Argentine Creative Circle (Diente), El Sol, Wave, Ojo de Iberoamerica and Lapiz de Oro.
Adina's relationship with advertising became official as soon as she returned from Cannes Lions where she represented Romania in the Young Lions competition. Since then she has been working as a Copywriter for over 10 years in small and big agencies, including FCB, CHEIL and JWT. This year, she became Group Creative Director at MRM / McCann. Throughout her career she has worked for brands like Samsung, KFC, Mastercard, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, LIDL, Dorna, Milka, BMW, Beko and many more. Her work has been awarded and shortlisted at Cannes Lions, Effie, IAB Mixx Awards, FIBRA Awards, Internetics and other local and international award shows. Outside the office she keeps herself up to date with the latest technologies and new entertainment formats.
Jessica Stewart is a Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson. She joined JWT in 2015 working primarily on Kleenex and Häagen-Dazs. In the past two years, she has been responsible for the Raising Cane's, Wild Turkey and Ancestry accounts as well as work for UN Women, Shelter Pets and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Previously, she held roles as an Art Director at R/GA and SS+K working on interactive and experiential campaigns for Obama for America, MasterCard, The College Board, and MSNBC, among others.
Texas birthed me, Colorado taught me, Seattle humbled me, Japan changed me, San Francisco bankrupted me and New York is a work in progress.
I believe the best bars have the fewest people, happiness is waking up in a different country, pizza tastes better cold, hard work trumps talent and every brief is an opportunity to make something great.
I have racked my brain and bled my pen for brands such as Newcastle, Motorola, Sandy Hook Promise, Feeding America, Twix and Foot Locker and am honored to be a part of the NY Festivals jury.
As the former VP, Chief Creative Officer at Canopy Growth, Martin was responsible for evolving the full suite of brands, including Tweed, Bedrocan, Mettrum, Craft Grow, and Leafs By Snoop – which launched in Canada under his creative leadership – as well as helping to develop markets in Europe and South America.
Martin has spent over two decades in the creative departments of multinational ad agencies. As EVP, Chief Creative Officer of Draft Canada, he helped build an innovative company that received the Direct Agency of the Year award two years in a row. He also led the digital creative for Virgin Mobile’s launch in Canada, the most successful national launch to date, according to Sir Richard Branson (Dickie to his pals).
Some client highlights: Apple, FedEx, HSBC Bank USA, Pfizer, Sprint Canada, Macy’s, Amex, Nestlé Purina, Grand & Toy, ING Direct, Sony Store, E*Trade, Mercedes-Benz, HP, Whirlpool/Amana, Air Miles, and Canada Post. Martin is the recipient of over a hundred Canadian and U.S. awards for work he has influenced.
Since joining AHLOT in September 2017, his first major marketing concept and ad campaign was the Cannabis Curation Committee national recruitment drive, which generated over 25,000 applicants in 30 days (one per minute during the first two weeks), generating over 167 million impressions and over 200 news media stories on every continent (except Antarctica). Perhaps not surprising with the headline, "Cannabis company paying people $50 an hour to smoke weed."
In his spare time, he maintains an ever-changing guitar collection, and has even learned to play a little.
Joëlle is a multidisciplinary designer with a love for pop- and internet culture. She works full time as a Junior Designer at ad agency 72andSunny in Amsterdam, but she also likes to work on self self initiated projects like her Instagram series ‘Straattaal voor Tatta’s’ (Dutch slang for Dummy’s) and hip hop pins she created for global hip hop day. But whatever she works on: good storytelling is always most important to her.
With over twenty years experience working with entrepreneurial creative companies in London and Sydney, Hannah has been with leading Australian independent agency, The Hallway, for eight years in a leadership role. In 2018 she was named among Adnews 30 Emerging Leaders, and named Campaign Asia's Account Management Person of the Year AU/NZ. Hannah believes in the power of commercial creativity to unlock growth for clients.
Javier Suso has worked as a media planner, CRM & digital consultant, strategy planner, project leader and top manager at some of the best agencies of Spain (FCB, Proximity, Shackleton, VCCP and Grey) helping hundreds of brands to glow and grow.
Javier joined Shackleton as Strategy Planning Director when it was just a startup. After winning 90 clients and growing up to 220 employees in 3 years, he was promoted to Managing Director of Shackleton Madrid, leading the agency during its most successful period (3 times Agency of the Year and 1 Grand Prix at Cannes, 5 times most awarded agency in Spain).
Suso started up VCCP Spain from scratch in the worst moment of the recession (2012). One year later, VCCP reached breakeven, became the most awarded Spanish agency at Cannes and was one of the most outstanding Iberoamerican agencies according to Adlatina. Three years later, the agency worked for clients such as Google, Microsoft, Telefónica, Nike, Freixenet (global), Bankia, Genesis, Worten, Plátano de Canarias or LaLiga.
Javier led Grey Spain's transformation process from 2015 to 2018. In this period, Grey was the most awarded Spanish agency in digital for 2 years in a row, achieving its best results ever at El Sol Festival and Cannes.
Javier rejoined VCCP Spain in 2018 to expand its offer and accelerate its growth.
- Lecturer and professor at Business&Communications Schools (strategy, creativity, innovation, transformation).
- Author of “Smoke Selling y El Retrato del Rey” (Spain + 8 LATAM countries).
- Juror at Iman, El Sol, FIAP, CdeC, Inspirational IAB, Cresta, Aster, WFS (World Football Summit) Awards.
- Director of El Sol Festival 2017 & 2018.
Since his first year as a Graphic Design student, starts working as a junior designer in a small agency in 1992. Since, he went through many other agencies including McCann-Erickson in which he goes on to become Associate Creative in 1999. From that date onwards he starts working for Ogilvy El Salvador as Creative Director, stepping up to General Creative Director in 2006. Along his career he has had the opportunity to work and develop several brands across almost every category, among these: Esso Standard Oil, Unilever, Dove, Wall´s, Hellman´s, Pilsener Beer, Miller Genuine Draft, Coca-Cola, Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua, Huggies, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, BMW, Claro, Citibank. His work with these brands have brought him several local and international recognitions as Effies, Codice awards and a shortlist in Cannes in 2014 and has been juror for el Ojo de Iberiamerica in Argentina.
Antti Tähtinen is a Creative and Digital Director working for 358 in Helsinki, Finland. Previously, he has worked for both digital ’boutique’ agencies and advertising industry giants such as TBWA and DDB. During his career, Antti has created campaigns for international brands such as McDonald’s, Nissan, Unilever, Heineken, Foster’s, Norwegian Air and Arla and for national brands such as the Helsinki Region Transport, Finnish Post and Sanoma. He has received numerous awards for his creative work. A specialist in digital transformations, he has a wide background in marketing communications ranging from user experience design to digital strategy work and creative concept development.
I was VP Creative Services at FOX Networks Group Latin America, leading the in-house team responsible for all marketing campaigns and branding for more than 15 channels. Now that FOX is a Disney company, today I'm Head of Creative Services for The Walt Disney Company Latin America, expanding my role to other lines of business. I manage a team of 120+ creatives, producers and editors in all the region.
My team was awarded in Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, One Show, Promax, New York Festivals Advertising and the Program Promotion Team of the Year at the New York Festivals TV & Film. I was part of the jury of Promax Global, The New York Festivals TV & Film, Argentine Creative Circle, Venice TV Award and El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
I started my career as a copywriter in Brazil before moving to Argentina. Besides helping other people’s ideas come to life, I love street photography and I have three books published in Brazil and Portugal.
Alberto is a Spanish-born creative nomad. He’s currently Isobar Australia’s Creative Director, leading the agency’s creative efforts from its Melbourne office as well as helping shape the global brand as part of Isobar’s Global Creative Council.
Alberto’s been in advertising for more than 13 years, working across three continents. In Spain, Alberto worked at Ogilvy, Proximity BBDO and three-time Cannes Agency of the Year, Shackleton. He then moved to Vietnam as Phibious’ Regional Creative Director which, during his time, became the fastest-growing independent agency in South East Asia. It’s here that he created Coca-Cola’s global campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He’s now in Australia, bringing all his European and Asian experience to Isobar after two years with The Royals—helping them become Independent Agency of the Year.
Alberto helps craft stories born from creativity and ignited by technology. Over the years his work has been recognized at major award shows around the globe. His passion for ideas, people and the planet has led him to become the creative lead for Isobar Good. This global social impact initiative aims to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with brands on transformative initiatives to create a better future by design.
Alberto contributes to the industry by mentoring RMIT University students, lecturing for AWARD School and participating in Australia’s Communication Council initiatives.
Marco Tapia, currently Associate Creative Director at MullenLowe Delta Ecuador. With 10 years of experience in the industry, he represented his country at Young Lions 2017. With awards at the most prestigious festivals in the region like Cannes, El Sol, amongst others. He has also taken the lead in regional and local projects for brands like Discover, Chevolet and Doritos.
Marco believes that ideas are the engine for every business, no matter the platform or place of execution. He drives his teams to work on creative solutions to generate conversation.
Sebastian “Patán” Tarazaga is the LATAM Chief Creative Officer for Wunderman.
As LATAM CCO, Patán is responsible for delivering world-class services to clients as well as continuing to raise the creative profile in the LATAM market, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Peru.
Over the years, Patán has created local, regional and global work for many brands such as: Coca-Cola, Axe, Rexona, Philips, Gillette, Nike, BGH, Andes Beer, VH1, Stella Artois, Universal Music, Gatorade, Pepsico, Personal Telco, Movistar Telco, Banco de Bosques, Fundación Huésped, and Mr Monk Brewing Co.
In September 2015, Patán and his partner Dany joined Wunderman Buenos Aires as Executive Creative Directors - the #1 Digital and creative agency in Argentina (source AgencyScope). In the last two years, they have helped turn Wunderman Buenos Aires into a creative powerhouse taking it from the 34th spot to the 4th spot on the Argentinean ranking.
Patán began his creative career at Grey Buenos Aires as a trainee in copywriting. He then moved to Vega Olmos Ponce (Lowe) in 2007, where he started working with Dany Minaker. Patán and Dany have been creative partners for the past 12 years. Prior to joining Wunderman, Patán worked at BBDO Argentina, where he helped oversee the creative department. He has also held several positions at Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi in Argentina.
Patán’s work has been well received by today’s most renowned shows and festivals including: Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, EFFIE Awards, D&AD, NY Festival, Isaac Awards, One Show, LIA, Sol Festival, Smarties, EPICA Awards, IAB, Webby Awards, FWA, ANDY, FIAP, Wave, Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Diente and +DIGITAL, among others.
In addition, Patán has participated on many festival juries including New York Festivals, Adweek Project Isaac, El Sol, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Lisbon Festival, Wave festival Rio, and Círculo de creativos Argentinos, to just name a few. He has also spoken at El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
Youssef is one of those few Moroccan who has been able to take his creative talent to the international level. He got extensive experience with some of the biggest brands in the world and his work was awarded in some of the prestigious creative advertising competition in the MENA region.
He started his career with some of the biggest international advertising groups such as Omnicom and WPP before founding madcom and joining the havas network.
With his team they have a deep belief in creative madness & disrupting ideas based on content. The only way to go from good to great advertising.
Denise Tee has been in advertising for 12 years, racking up an impressive portfolio of work during her time in renowned shops such as TBWA\SMP, and Ace Saatchi & Saatchi in the Philippines, and stints in BBH New York and BBDO Singapore. Known for her innate design sense and an impeccable eye for detail, Denise’s work has scored metal at shows like Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show, LIA, and D&AD, in addition to being featured in Best Ads on TV, Advertising Age, Campaign Brief Asia, and adobo Magazine. In her spare time as a cat, she hunts for the perfect potato chip.
Helena is a senior adviser that has spent the last nine years in different top tier agencies in Stockholm. At Gullers Grupp she specializes on publicity and how to get exposure for complex challenges, often related to change in society. She is a doer and a strategist that thrives on problem solving and situations that require some extra thought. Helena has done campaigns and creative work for national and international clients in industries such as food and beverage, housing and the public sector.
Ric is an award winning trailer editor with fifteen years experience working between London, New York and LA on hundreds of campaigns for every major studio. He has recently worked on the campaigns for Bill and Ted Face the Music, Scoob! and It: Chapter 2. Ric lives in Pasadena with his wife and two children.
My working experience starts in 2001. I attended several postgraduate courses as well as a master in Art Direction at the European Institute of Design. I have worked for small design agencies, worldwide and independent advertising agencies for a wide spectrum of clients, from luxury to mass market, with a media neutral approach.
Brittany Tooker is an ACD Art Director at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia. Her work, while diverse, merges fresh thinking with playful visual design.
She aims to challenge conventions and hack culture; often elevating brands by creating work that is not only break through for their category but also break through culturally.
She has been fortunate enough to do incredible work for brands like OREO, Door Dash, Method, & Netflix.
Brittany believes brands have the power to incite change and constantly pushes her clients to do so. She believes everything is solvable and that anything can be beautiful.
Brittany enjoys a well made sandwich, wearing sweaters, and making things with her hands.
Brazil-born Alex combined his formal education in engineering with his lifelong passion for the arts 20 years ago, when he became a motion graphics designer and director. Today, he is co-founder of Tendril where he pushes the boundaries of what is technically and artistically possible with each project he leads.
In 2010, Alex and his longtime collaborator Chris Bahry met EP Kate Bate and founded the internationally renowned design and animation studio Tendril. Today, with over 50 employees and offices in Toronto, Canada and São Paulo, Brazil, Tendril is represented in the US by Blacklist, in Europe by Partizan Pictures, and Final Frontier TV in Asia. Tendril has been awarded globally by leaders in the fields of design, communication, interactive arts, and motion graphics by such governing bodies as Cannes, the YDA, the ADCCs, the FWA, AIGA, and many others.
Kirsten Townsend is an award winning Creative Director and Graphic Designer specializing in Brand Identity and Design Communication.
Having started her career in South Africa, working on brands such as Microsoft, Sasol, Telkom, First National Bank and ELLE Decoration, Kirsten went on to win a number of national and international creative awards, and now finds herself living between Cape Town, SA, and Los Angeles, USA.
She has experience working in the Advertising Industry, Brand & Design Industry as well as Publishing and Editorial Design.
Kirsten founded Fabrica Creative Consultancy in 2016, since leaving a full-time job as Creative Director in Johannesburg, South Africa. She now consults for agencies and private clients as a Designer and Brand Consultant. When she’s not perfecting commercial design work, Kirsten can be found designing a collection of bespoke rugs and art pieces as part of her design & art portfolio.
Pitha is an award winning creative with a multicultural perspective. He has more than 10 years experience in advertising in Thailand and USA.
Pitha started his career in Thailand, where his works was recognized by several international award show around the world. After his successful start in Thailand with Creative Juice Bangkok (TBWA), he relocated to USA in 2013 to work on some of the world’s top global brands at Leo Burnett Chicago, before returned to his home country again to join BBDO Bangkok recently.
Pitha’s work was recognized by Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, London International Awards, Young Guns, ADFEST and Spike Asia to name a few.
Kazumi is a Creative Director at 1-10 (one-to-ten) Inc, a creative studio in Japan. He started his career as a Copywriter, and has been in the creative industry for more than 15 years now. Previously, he has worked at global agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi Tokyo and Leo Burnett, and worked on brands such as Procter & Gamble, IBM, Lexus, and Godiva.
He is known for developing effective communications, from concepts to ideas, across different channels, platforms, and touch-points. With his experience in planning interactive content, events, and prototyping products, he also has abundant knowledge of digital technology and experience planning.
He has been awarded both domestic and international awards: such as New York Festivals, Spikes Asia, ADSTARS, AME Award and EMA.
Juan Pablo Valencia, is originally from Chile, with Art Direction, Copywriting and Strategic skills.
He has been working approximately 15 years for brands like Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Mars, Samsung, Unilever, Pepsico, Beeline, and many others, as an Art Director, Creative Group Head, Creative Director, Executive Creative Director, and Regional Creative Director & Advisor, in Chile (BBDO and other agencies), Russia (BBDO and Contrapunto) and in the Central Asia and Caucasus region (TBWA, CHEIL and currently FCB).
He has earned more than 200 awards and honors at different international festivals like Clio Healthcare, Epica Awards, Golden Drum, AD Stars, PIAF, Red Apple, Golden Hammer, KIAF, AD Black Sea, Creativity Awards, White Square, IDEA, Popok, ADCR, Best of Central Asia & Caucasus, and National Diploma at Cannes Lions, becoming the most awarded Creative Director in the whole region, and in addition of been during several times in a row "agency of the year” throughout the Central Asia region.
His works has been published in numerous advertising magazines and books like Luerzer’s Archive, Communication Arts, Epica Book, Epica Brand Tribute (Samsung), Creativity Annual Awards and many others.
He is currently at the top #12 as Copywriter and #22 as Art Director in the world at the prestigious magazine Luerzer's Archive during the last 10 years.
In 2018 he reached the top #1 in the world from BESTADSONTV.com as a Creative (Copywriter/Art Director).
And during the last 5 years he is ranked #12.
He has been jury around 40 times at many local, regional and international advertising festivals like: New York Festivals, AD Stars, Cresta Awards, Creativity Awards, The Bowery Awards, Mobius Awards, SIA, Lisbon, Golden Drum, PHNX Tribute, White Square, KIAF, Young Lions, Popok, and others from Central Asia region.
Currently he is the Regional Creative Advisor for FCB Artgroup (for the TICCA region: Turkey, Iran, Caucasus and Central Asia region).
An art-and-copy-loving, concept-driven Creative Director, specializing in weaving words and images into beautifully simple narratives.
After cutting her teeth on design and editorial work, Monse discovered the magical and crazy world of advertising at Ogilvy & Mather Mexico City, working on Land Rover, Motorola and Fisher-Price. It was love at first print, and she never looked back.
15 years later she’s in sunny LA working as an award-winning Group Creative Director at Disney, still getting her hands dirty while leading a creative team that’s bringing smart, innovative ideas to life.
Recognitions & Shinny Objects
Recognized by AdWeek - Creative 100 as one of 18 Top Creative Leaders Whose Ads Are Breaking Through Into Culture, and by the DDB network as part of The Phyllis Project, an elite group of twelve women, selected from different offices across nine countries, to participate in this program created by the Global Creative Council at DDB.
Her work has been honored at Cannes, Clios, LIAA, Mercury Awards, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, Lürzer's Archive among others.
I started out as a designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2 years later I moved into Art Direction, eager to incorporate my passion for design into my creative work.
Fluent across all mediums and a couple of languages, over the last 16 years I’ve worked for leading creative agencies in both Brazil and Australia. My work has won at all major advertising award shows, including multiple Grand Prix and two D&AD Black Pencils, but probably the most important achievements of all is the ‘Champion for Humanity’ award at the UN's Global Goals Week.
One of my recent projects as Art Director and Creative Director, “Palau Pledge” was the single most awarded campaign in 2018 accumulating over 100 awards worldwide.
My background in design has enabled me to add a high level of finish to my work, and maintain a very stylish, clean house.
Riaan has been honing his skills as a creative at some of South Africa’s finest agencies for over 16 years. He has been lucky to pick up some shiny things along the way including Cannes Lions, Clios and several South African advertising awards. He is passionate about making work with big scary ideas. He is currently an Associate Creative Director on the Volkswagen business at Ogilvy Cape Town.
Alina Varlanuta is an award-winning creative and an unknown writer.
With over 10 years of experience in advertising, her work has been recognised at major award shows such as Cannes, D&AD, Sabre, Effie and ADC.
With an MA degree in Writing, her words have been recognised at major parties with friends.
I’m a See it Be it Cannes Lions delegate and creative copy who has worked at MAL São Paulo, TBWA Brasil, DM9DDB, Africa and McCann through 3 diffent cities in Brazil: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. I had some luck shots at One Show, Cannes Lions, NY Festivals, Clio and others.
Besides working with great clients as Apple, Coca-Cola, Caprilat, Inhotim and others in their day to day briefs, I’m always trying to do work that defies gender stereotypes and trying to bring more equality to the creative department through different initiatives.
That’s why I subscribed myself at See it Be it Cannes Lions program and was one of the 15 women – the only south american – named by Cannes Lions as “Future Creative Leader” for the See It Be It program.
After that, I took part in relevant talks about inclusion and ways to bring more women to creative departaments both in Brasil most prestigious creative event, CCSP (“New Identities and the Space for Difference in Advertising”) and outside, at See it Be It Bulgaria (“Don’t smile – my path to overcome bad advice”).
Juan is an Argentine copywriter who has earned recognition from the world’s most prestigious advertising awards such as Cannes, D&AD, Clio, Andy Awards and NY Festivals. Prior to becoming a creative at 72andSunny, Juan worked at Droga5, The Community Miami, Saatchi & Saatchi US and Latinworks in Austin. Back in 2012, he left Argentina to join AlmaDDB Miami—where he won the first two Cannes Lion Awards in the history of the agency. In Argentina, he worked at Ponce Buenos Aires and JWT.
Konstantinos Vatougios (a.k.a. fayum) was born in 1980, in Piraeus, Greece. He comes from Ikaria, an island in the Eastern Aegean Sea.
He studied in the School of Drama of the Fine Arts department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of Ljubljana University (Slovenia) and he also has music studies.
After working for the theatre inustry (National Theatre of Northern Greece, Athens & Epidaurus Festival and more), he now works in the advertising and communication field and is the owner of the Free Flights Publications.
Creator of ikariamag.gr and Creative Director of Arteis Art Festival, Konstantinos is creatively combining culture, society and new media.
Today he is a Creative Director for The Newtons Laboratory Advertising Agency.
He loves technology, books and glasses (with cocktails in them).
Andy is Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Buenos Aires. Passionate for literature and communication, she found the perfect match in copywriting profession, when her career started. Creative headstrong woman with 15 years of experience in advertising industry and very extensive knowledge of ATL, BTL & digital campaigns development for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Kimberly Clark, supporting and educating clients to drive better results.
Currently serving as Creative Director at Conill Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles. Former President of the US Hispanic Creative Circle, Claudio has more than 20 years of experience in advertising in the North American and Argentinean markets. He is one of the references of multicultural creativity in the United States.
Claudio has more than 90 international creative awards, from festivals like Cannes, New York Festivals, London Festival, The Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, Festival Iberoamericano de la Publicidad (FIAP) and USH Idea Award. Throughout his long career, he managed the communication of a wide variety of brands like Toyota, Fiat, Ford, General Mills, Nestlé, Discovery Networks, Procter & Gamble and McDonalds, and his talent contributed to many agencies, like Casanova/McCann, Deutsch, RGA, SCPF, We Believers, and Leo Burnett Argentina, among others.
Claudio has served as a member of the jury at the North American Effie Awards, Addy Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, USH Idea Awards, Festival Iberoamericano de la Publicidad (FIAP) and Billboards Latin Music Marketing Awards.
In the academic field, Claudio has been a teacher at the Miami Ad School, and has organized creative seminars in Los Angeles and Miami, as a partner of Brother USA.
Jeff grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario and spent several years working at a gas station.
He moved to Toronto in 1999 and spent the next decade working as a Flash developer. As the industry changed, Jeff pivoted to creative technology while also running a videogame company. In 2016 Jeff moved to Boston where he continues to work as a creative director at MullenLowe.
Since 2014, Tatiana is a Senior Creative at Notable Publicidad, Uruguay's most creative agency, according to an independent yearly poll held among advertisers. In 2016 she spent a brief period as Content Creator in WildFi one of the most renown digital agencies in the country. After 11 months she came back to the agency where her career in creativity was born, Notable.
Tatiana has an Interior Design degree by Universidad ORT. But advertising stole her heart when –while finishing her studies– she took a course at Brother Creative School which led her to become a full time advertising professional.
In 2015 she won the first Golden Glass Lion ever awarded in Cannes, which fills her with pride. She has also won numerous local awards. Tatiana has given conferences at IAB Uruguay and the Uruguayan Circle of Creatives. She has also been a juror at several local festivals and this is her first time as an international juror.
She has worked for brands such as: Puma, Mitsubishi, DirectTv, L'ancôme, Chivas Regal, Pepsico, Kiehl's, Urban Decay, Ralph Lauren, Claro and Itaú among others.
In love with drawing since his younger age, Mathieu has published two books as an illustrator and is an avid comic book collector.
Paris born and raised, he moved to New-York in 2015 (with his wife) and came back to Paris in 2019 to work as ECD at WNP (with is wife, his son, 2 dogs and 2 cats).
He is a seasoned, multi-awarded creative with more than 20 years experience in the industry, has a deep understanding of client businesses and a knack for attention-grabbing creative ideas.
He has worked for many iconic brands, helping them successfully grow their business while expanding their creative reputation.
Veradis Vinyaratn or Mike as he calls himself.
As a storyteller, Mike has weaved creative magic around brands like Coke, , Ovaltine, VISA, Johnson & Johnson, Nissan, McDonald’s, Meiji, Standard Chartered in a career spanning 20+ years.
Mike has worked for creative agencies like Lintas, Lowe Worldwide & M&C Saatchi in the past and is currently the Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Thailand.
Most of Mike’s international accolades are from Outdoors, Prints and Craft those categories are where he would be most comfortable judging.
He has worked as a Creative and Art Director at Ogilvy Uruguay. He is currently part of the Creative Department of the Creative Innovation Group, The Electric Factory.
His work as an Art Director has received awards at prestigious festivals such as SXSW, Cannes, New York Festivals, IABMixx, Adstars and Ojo de Iberoamérica, among others.
Based in Düsseldorf/Germany, Creative Director Tobias von Aesch has gathered broad national and international experience at major agencies and networks such as Ogilvy, McCann, BDDO and, now, Havas; having worked for famous brands like Coca Cola, Nespresso, Lidl or Citroën. His work has been awarded at relevant creative festivals like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Eurobest, New York Festivals, The One Show, London International Awards, Art Directors Club Germany and many more.
Apart from classic disciplines, he never ceases to explore the boundaries of channels; creating smart cross solutions and meaningful experiences for brands.
In his leisure time as well, Tobias loves to express himself creatively with Streetart and Illustrations that are exhibited in and around Düsseldorf.
Eva is an Art Director and Partner at Åkestam Holst. She holds a BA in Communication and is a graduate from Berghs School of Communication. She has worked with brands and categories ranging from furniture, soda, cars and makeup to diapers, mobile phones and human rights. Her educational background has made her both conceptional and creative, something she has been awarded for in various advertising competitions worldwide.
Eva was awarded Kycklingstipendiet (A scholarship for exceptional junior talent) in 2015 and won her first Golden Lion in Cannes in 2018 for the campaign “The voice of Change” for EuroPride.
From pharma, to travel, to finance, to beauty, to telecommunications, to FMCGs, Eirma brings over 17 years of regional experience in copy and art direction at agencies that include BBH Asia Pacific, Batey Ads and Leo Burnett.
An award-winning creative, Eirma started her career as a Copywriter, writing for brands like Snapple, StarHub and DBS. A career revelation at roughly the 4-year mark made her realise that perhaps art was her truer calling.
Since then she’s been responsible for art direction on some of the world’s best brands like IKEA, British Airways, Bloomberg Television, Vaseline, Singapore Tourism Board, NTUC Income and Levi’s.
Out of work, Eirma likes housing stray cats. She formerly housed parakeets, terrapins, fish, lobsters, jumbo rats, snakes, bearded dragon, crickets and an iguana. She spends most of her free weekends at the zoo with her own three little monsters.
Helene is a 29 years old Art Director & Creative from Oslo, Norway.
She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Melbourne, Australia. After a few years down under, she headed back home to Norway and started her career as a designer at Los&Co.
With her fascination for creativity, film and social media, she was happy to say yes to a job as Art Director at Isobar (a part Dentsu Aegis Network). Three years later, she has creative lead on some the company’s biggest clients.
Outside of work, Helene loves a good Pizza, Yoga and her cat Mads.
Oskar is a multi-internationally awarded Creative Director with over ten years’ experience working on a wide range of iconic international and Australian brands, including Qantas, Toyota, Nestlé, Virgin Active, Lynx and Telstra.
In his career so far, Oskar has provided Americans with free passports, brewed beers from tears and given people with ALS their voices back. His work has been recognized at every major award show, winning the coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Good and a D&AD Black Pencil, as well as numerous other awards at One Show, LIA, Clios, Spikes Asia and more.
Son of a TV producer and a DOP, Jess was cursed from birth to work in the advertising industry. He currently holds the role of Associate Creative Director at Australian independent, Fenton Stephens, and after creating some of the agency’s most internationally recognised work, joined the board as a partner in 2017. As well as being a speaker at Copy School, Jess is also a State Head of AWARD School, Australia’s most respected creative school. He was also once interviewed by Rolling Stone after creating a bot that generated apologies on behalf of Lena Dunham, but that’s another story.
Kelsey started her career immersed in digital as a Community Manager at Intel. Following Intel, she worked as a Senior Writer at Portland-based digital agency, Swift, crafting integrated campaigns for brands like Google, Nike, Starbucks, Nestle, and adidas. After Swift, Kelsey moved to San Francisco for an Associate Creative Director role at M/H VCCP. At M/H VCCP, she's worked on broadcast TV spots for Paypal Xoom, Purple Bricks, and DoorDash, as well as campaigns for StubHub and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, winning a few awards in the process. She was recognized twice in Business Insider's 30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30. Outside of advertising, Kelsey enjoys shreddin' down the mountain on skis or a snowboard. If it's warm, she swaps the skis for a surfboard.
Matt is a creative who sort of wishes he was a carpenter, but is probably better at being a creative.
Over the last decade, he’s been ranked second on the BestAds world rankings, bested only by Mother (who, let’s be honest, isn’t actually a person).
Matt has won over 100 international awards across most categories, including 14 D&AD Pencils and 18 Cannes Lions.
He is currently a Creative Director at DDB Auckland, where he leads Monday DIY discussions and together with his long-time creative partner – Freddie Coltart – works across Vodafone, VW and McDonald’s.
Before life at DDB, he was at the other ‘big two’ – FCB Auckland and Colenso BBDO, helping land Agency of the Year titles at each.
In his spare time, Matt focuses on not becoming a dance mom and retaining all his ngers.
Philipp Woehler was born in the countryside, moved to Berlin for university and stayed for dancing. Waking up in front of Ibiza’s Café del Mar in 1998 he decided to rave advertising. The next two decades he worked for national clients like German Green Party, Comedy Central and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung just as for international clients like Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and Coke. His work won around 250 national and international awards including Cannes, Clio and New York Festival of course and made him member of ADC of Germany and Europe.
Some call Philipp Germany’s best copywriter – others don’t. But everybody calls him Berlin’s best dancer.
Over the course of his 20+ years in advertising, Tim has established himself as internationally experienced and highly effective business leader.
Tim applies a creative lens to both his strategic business input and subsequent creative work; an approach that has consistently delivered genuine business results for the agencies he’s worked in, and the clients he’s work for.
As a creative leader, Tim’s relaunched an agency, rebuilt and strengthened creative departments, and won multiple pitches representing millions of dollars in combined revenue. Today, Tim finds of particular interest the opportunity to explore new digital platforms, technologies and trends on his clients’ behalf in an effort to give them a strategic and economic advantage.
When he’s not creating ground-breaking advertising, you're likely to find Tim tutoring fresh-faced creatives, finishing off yet another writing degree, running laps, or trying to write about himself in the (less pretentious) third person.
Tim and his wife are blessed with two wonderful boys, Cael and Declan. Tim happily describes them as his greatest creative achievements to date.
He started his career in Beijing as he was head hunted by one of the leading AD magazine as their cover feature writer and rose to the position chief editor in the 7 month.
He moved to Shanghai the next year and found a seat at SITV as their producer as well as the chair person, there he came face to face with the top creatives from the region and still find time to become the chief editor of cnad.com .
Two years later, he moved up again to IPTV and took the extra role at their Finance channel , by the end of 2011 he had interviewed more then 100 top creatives.
2012, He returned to his school and was given the tilte of Adjunct Professor,School of Journalism and Communication,Nanjing University, followed by the appointment from Art & Design Research Center of The Communication University of China as their Adviser, Master Tutor,Zhejiang University School of Media and International Culture.
In 2014, he started Newker.
2008, He was appointed by NYF as their China Chief Representative.
The coming years, he established 16 NYF media centre at some top colleges all over china and had introduced NYF to near 100 others.
Due to his media background NYF was well publicize in major media. Jinjun is often invited to present NYF in many professional forum, which included Tsinghua university EMBA, The financial brand summit, The brand summit of The COFCO(China Agri-Industries Holdings) Etc.
Mengwen Xiang is sr. global creative director of OPPO, who is responsible for the global product creative strategies, cross-regions campaigns, core creative solutions, for 6 regions and 26 countries worldwide. Before joining OPPO, Mengwen has working in agencies in big apple for almost 10 years and helping brands find their message and creative twists
Mengwen's work have been awarded internationally, including recognition by the YouTube Leaderboard, AAF Addy Awards, Semrush SEO ranking awards, American Design Awards, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, International Design Award, Creativity International Award, Summit Creative Award, and Graphis Annual Award.
Wei Xu had started his advertising career as a designer. Interestingly, he has become a copy-based creative director during his decade career evolution.
Wei Xu was born in Beijing, and he successively worked for Publicis and Ogilvy in his early career year. Currently, he plays a key role as a group creative director in Cheil China. During his ongoing career, Wei Xu has been serving several brands such as Samsung, IBM and Intel. And the various awards he has won include Cannes Lion, New York Festivals, The One Show, London International Awards, Clio, AdFest, AdStars.
Kevin has more than 20 years of creative experiences in advertising agencies. He has served as Chairman and ECD at SAATCHI & SAATCHI TAIPEI; as CCO at McCANN Taipei. He is responsible for creative output and strategic insights, leading the marketing direction.
In the past advertising career, in addition to his significant creative influence, Kevin has won the favor of many clients with his keen business strategy thinking and unique creative ideas. He has served Coca cola, Citi bank. , Lexus, Nestle, Lipton, Levi's and other internationally renowned clients. His creative works have won more than 150 awards at home and abroad.
I am a creative strategist and brand communication consultant. I began my professional activity as an advertising manager and expert in 2001, and entered the field of consultation and training a few years later. Over the past 19 years, I have worked with nearly 100 organizations, companies, and brands in different industries including clothing, banking, insurance, food industry, charity, construction industry, IT firms and startups, auto parts industry, porcelain and tableware manufacturers, and cosmetic, hygiene, and detergent brands, as a consultant and project executor (in brand communication, institutional advertising, public relations projects), or as a manager (in advertising, public relations, and international affairs departments). I am also currently working with a few advertising and creative boutique agencies on a project-by-project basis and as a consultant in the area of brand strategy and communications.
I worked as the strategy documentation consultant and international communications manager for standardizing and helping Iranian brands in their competition at international festivals in projects such as corporate video, TV advertisement, and branding. All of these efforts yielded successful results, including silver and bronze medals and qualifying for the finalist level in several reputable festivals in the US, UK and France.
I was the first Iranian to manage to sit on the grand jury of international advertising, marketing, and business festivals and for the first time in Iran, I have been working as the executive judge of grand prizes with several international festivals.
Soyeon is a designer/ art director at Cheil Worldwide in Seoul, South Korea.
At Cheil, she creates global marketing assets and visual identities for Samsung’s brand and product communications and retail experiences. Her recent work includes visual identities for Samsung KX, Samsung experiential space in London, and Samsung Developers Conference in 2019. She is also responsible for creating lifestyle images and catalogues for Samsung TV products.
Prior to joining Cheil in 2016, she spent 5 years in at J. Walter Thompson New York, (now Wunderman Thompson) as a designer in JWT’s design team.
During her time at JWT, she gained deep experiences and made many achievements in design and advertising, working on global brands including Puma, Royal Caribbean, Smirnoff, Google, Banana Boat, Listerine, Rolex.
She was the lead designer on Puma's "Forever Faster” campaign, a global launch for the brand under its new positioning. She has won industry awards including an ANDY's Bronze, Award of Excellence from Communication Arts and Cannes lions. In 2015, she was listed as one of the 30 most creative person under 30 by Business Insider. She was also one of the High Potentials in JWT’s global network.
Soyeon brings in global perspective and design thinking in all of her work. She believes that design is so much more than visuals, it is an approach to find creative and effective solutions through deep research, analysis and strategy.
Junta started his career at Dentsu in 2007.
After working in the media department and marketing department, he came to the creative department.
As the creative director, he is now good at designing integrated communication, while focusing on the activation which really moves consumers and the PR contents which inspire discussions in the world.
He has been awarded more than 100 domestic and overseas prizes like Cannes Lions, Adfest, Spikes Asia, D&AD, NY ADC, One Show, ADSTARS, PR WEEK ASIA, WOMMY AWARD and IPRA.
Taijin Yun is an Executive Campaign Director at INNORED, a leading Digital Creative Agency in Korea.
For 12 years of experience of working with global bands such as Johnson & Johnson, Philips, The North Face and Samsung, he’s been always passionate about integrating digital campaigns with technology, innovative product, UX and new consumer experience.
He has a solid track record of winning global creative awards including New York Festival, Clio, Cannes Lions.
He strongly believe that the leaning from other creative works is the true source of creativity. And that is why he never click the skip button and never join YouTube premium!
I started my career in advertising in 2007, as an Intern Copywriter in Leo Burnett. Funny enough, I never got a driving licence but I worked mainly for automotive brands like Volkswagen, Audi, MINI and BMW, for several years. After a long and pleasant journey through some of the biggest agencies in Italy – such as DDB, Young&Rubicam, Lowe, Bcube - in 2015 I made my comeback to Leo Burnett. Firstly as Head of Copy and since 2017 as Creative Director, I managed the creative teams working for Alitalia, Samsung, ALDI, Sottilette [Mondelēz] and McDonald’s Italy, winning a few awards along the way.
Since March 2021 I work in VMLY&R Italy as Creative Director.
Facundo Zapata is an award winning Creative Art Director born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, living in Berlin.
Trained as a visual artist Facundo got his start in the industry setting off a now +15 year journey in art direction in which he collected more than 20 industry awards. Now with a discerning eye for art and design, Facundo considers himself as a storyteller above all. He approaches every job with the same artist’s sensitivity and a love for the process.
He has taught Art Direction. He is also in love with photography. He usually shoots with his analog camera and considers himself an amateur photographer in (fast) progress. He loves art too. But all his paintings look like a Pollock.
Deny Zatariano lives in São Paulo where he is the creative director at REF+, one of the 5 largest independent agencies in Brazil and elected the most effective independent agency according to the FICE Ibero-American festival, with a multicultural team serving clients throughout Latin America. He has works recognized in festivals and international publications, among them the English magazine Contagious that indicated the campaign #FRETEABUSIVONÃO (#nonabusivefreight) among the 25 best campaigns of the world in 2018.
BARKA ZEROUALI is a Managing Partner at @lachoseparis, a 100% independent agency.
She has managed communication, marketing and influence since 2006, when the agency was founded.
After an early career in media at TF1 Publicité and MCM Muzik, she worked at Leagas Delaney Paris as Director of Communications from 1998 to 2003.
In 2003, she joined CLM BBDO then BBDO Paris, again as Director of Communications, before signing on with la chose in 2006 as a partner. Throughout her professional life, she has spearheaded numerous entrepreneurial and creative endeavors: in 2009, she founded the Frenchies Party at the International Festival of Creativity / Cannes Lions, and organized the very first French inter-agency parties. From 2012 to 2017, she founded and co-organized the Creative Mornings in Paris. And in 2019, she launched “la chose Gallery”, the first French art gallery to be housed within an advertising agency. Thomas Pesquet (ESA astronaut) and Gilles Capelle (photographer) have already been exposed there.
La chose, founded in 2006, is an independent French agency based in Paris. The agency employs 120 people and has worked with a number of prestigious brands including Orange, Coca Cola, Piper-Heidsieck, ADEME, Grand Optical, Nikon, Nocibé, Sécurité Routière, Générale D'Optique, Kronenbourg, 1664, Jardiland, Airbnb, Solocal, Monnaie de Paris, Virgin Radio, Sarenza, Handicap International, Solidarité Sida and Maître Coq.
Why is la chose called la chose? Because the very definition of la chose (“the thing” in French) is not to have one. The agency takes on the shape of its clients and their objectives, and adapts to the evolutions of society and new trends, be they social, technological or artistic. This approach has allowed la chose to create campaigns that are uniquely funny or moving, and that raise awareness and foster buy-in. For its clients, the agency builds lasting ecosystems with original campaigns: sometimes using print, other times using digital or data, but always using storytelling.
Creatives, crafters, strategists, producers, these are all the faces that form the agency’s identity. La chose is an organic place, one that’s alive and creative, and that’s constantly (re)designing and (re)inventing itself. La chose is an agency in constant motion, where nothing remains rigid, and where the only thing that hasn’t changed since its creation is its independence.
Yunzhuang started her career in JWT shanghai. She then joined VML, Publics, and Mcgarrybowen Dentsu in the following 9 years. Has been developing effective communication concepts for brands such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, Alibaba, Tencent, Disney and Intel. Her work has been awarded at One Show, Effies, LIA, IPA China 4A.
More recently she had 2 gap years in Stanford University where she took courses of Media, Documentary Film Making, Psychology and Computer Science while volunteer in marketing for local NGOs.
YunZhuang started her own creative agency H&H with 2 partners in Oct 2019.
Sibs Zihle is a senior art director with Ogilvy Cape Town, where he has been for the last 3 years. He has 9 years industry experience, having also worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town and MullenLowe Cape Town as well. He is responsible for campaigns like KFC's Make A Meal of it and VW's 011 Beats.