Meet Golden Drum’s Juries

25. August 2011

Golden Drum invites you to meet the members of both Golden Drum’s Juries and Piran Portorož Poster Award Jury.

All entries will be judged prior and during the Golden Drum Festival; winners in the Single Channel categories will be announced on Thursday, 6 October 2011; winners of the Multi Channel categories and winners of the Piran Portorož Poster Awards Competition will be announced on Saturday, 8 October 2011.

Single Channel Jury
Stefan Schmidt
, Creative at large/ Chief creative officer, TBWA Europe, Germany, President of the Single Channel Jury

Davor Bruketa, Creative Director & Founder, Bruketa&ZinicOM, Croatia

Tolga Büyükdoganay, Creative Director, Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Austria

Razvan Capanescu, Creative Director, Publicis Romania, Romania

Zoran Gabrijan, Creative Director, Futura DDB, Slovenia

Pawel Heinze, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Warsaw, Poland

Leandro Raposo, General Creative Director, McCann Spain, Spain

Will Rust, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Group Hungary & Ukraine

Dejan Stajnberger, Creative Director, VCCP, Czech Republic

Andrej Štuk, Creative Director, Mark BBDO Prague, Czech Republic

Jon Williams, Chief Innovation Officer, Grey London, UK

Multi Channel Jury

Matias Palm-Jensen, Chief Innovation Officer for Europe McCann Group, Sweden, President of the Multi Channel Jury

Claudiu Dobrita, Creative Director, DraftFCB, Romania

Peter Kacenka, Creative Director, Wiktor Leo Burnett Bratislava, Slovakia

Volkan Karakasoglu, Creative Director, TBWA Istanbul, Turkey

Mikhail Kudashkin, Creative Director, Leo Burnett Moscow, Russia

Krešimir Macan, Director and Senior partner, Manjgura, Croatia

Désirée Maurd, Creative Director & Partner, Prime, Sweden

Mitja Petrovič, Creative Director, Publicis Ljubljana, Slovenia

Patric Rona, President, EMEA Tribal DDB, UK

Felix Del Valle, Executive Creative Director, Contrapunto BBDO, Spain

Robin Weeks, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy CEE, Czech Republic


Entries can be submitted until Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

Piran Portorož Poster Award Jury
Adrian Botan, Regional Creative Director for CEE at McCann Erickson, Partner and Executive Creative Director of McCann Erickson Bucharest, Romania

Aljoša Bagola, Executive Creative Director, Pristop, Slovenia

Yigal Baron, Managing Director of the Israeli Advertising Association, Israel

Svetlana Ćopić, Creative Director, New Moment New Ideas Company Y&R Belgrade, Serbia

Vera Stanković, Creative Director,, Slovenia

Entries can be submitted until Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

Dear Golden Drummers!

Another Golden Drum has been set in motion and it’s ready to enter a new phase of putting New Thinking from New Europe to its ultimate test. Lots of fierce emotions, creative thinking, new approaches and a view to be different have been put behind it. But one thing is sure, the motto of the Golden Drum Festival “sharp competition, good school, crazy party and devilish challenge” remains the same.

New Europe, New Thinking is more than just the main theme of the 18th International Advertising Festival of New Europe Golden Drum, it is a long term challenge given to agencies, advertisers, media houses and others engaged in the creative industry to step up and face an ever faster evolving market and an extremely demanding new kind of customer.

We will celebrate and reward the most creative, the bravest and the very best from New Europe, thus returning to the original idea of this festival. And we will do so with a new, fresh and unique approach to the competition of the festival. Don’t let others take your awards away, as there are many to be won this year.

Barbara Krajnc
Executive Director of the Golden Drum Festival

New Europe, New Thinking isn’t just the main theme of the 18th Golden Drum Festival, but a long term challenge, given to agencies, advertisers, media and other members of creative industry. With a new image and positioning of the Golden Drum Festival, organizers wish to position this year’s festival as a place for most creative, innovative and boldest ideas from New Europe.

Golden Drum Festival has in the past created a strong name and recognition, becoming one of the few Slovenian and internationally recognized brands. As an international advertising festival it has always been an accelerator and herald of new ideas, something this year’s festival also strives for. Golden Drum is and remains primarily advertising event of New Europe and one of the biggest European advertising festivals.

For further information please visit or contact Borut Odlazek, Golden Drum’s Communications Manager, +38630313513,