Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
By: Ekrem Dupanović
The time has come to announce to the world that on 3rd March at Sarajevo’s Vijećnica we will organize a one-day conference – “The Cannes Lions in Sarajevo”. Our speakers will all be creatives from the region who have won lions at Cannes. We want to promote creativity in advertising, and we want to create a festivity of creativity for the regional advertising industry. And our guests are not only creatives from the region. Coming from London is Rob Dembitz, Cannes Lions Corporate Development Director, who will talk about creativity and show us the most successful works from last year’s Cannes Lions Festival.
Our invitation to come to Sarajevo has been gladly accepted by (in alphabetical order): Vladimir Ćosić, Creative Director of McCann Belgrade; Vlatko Dimovski, Chief Operation Officer McCann Adriatic; Dušan Drakalski, regional Creative Director of New Moment New Ideas Company; Toni Tomašek, Creative Director of Publicis Groupe Slovenia; Žarko Veljković, Creative Director of Saatchi&Saatchi Belgrade; and Ivana Zeković, Creative Director, Saatchi&Saatchi Belgrade.
They will all present their winning works from Cannes, tell us interesting stories about the creative process and when the news of the award came from Cannes. I wish for all of you to hear the Vlatko Dimovski’s story about why his boss, Srđan Šaper, told him that one doesn’t take a train to Cannes to receive a lion, as well as Dule Drakalski’s story of how he drove the Titanium Lion from Cannes to Skopje in the back of his bike. So many interesting stories. This is something you cannot miss!
A lot of work still lies ahead for us to organize the event as we envisage it and to present to Sarajevo, and the region, an event to remember. But we are highly motivated and I hope that with the help of our friends we will achieve our plan in its entirety. On 3rd March in Sarajevo’s Vijećnica we would love to see as many people engaged in creativity from across the region as possible, people from agencies and their clients, particularly company directors and CEOs. All that will be heard and seen on that day could be inspiring and motivating for all of you – an encouragement to promote your brands even more boldly and decisively. We know that Vijećnica will be too small to accommodate all who wish to attend this event, but we will do our best to make space for everyone.
Save the date in your diary: Thursday, 3 March, 2016 at 10:00 am. The accreditation desk will be open an hour earlier.
The fee amounts to BAM 150.00 (EUR 75) + VAT.
More information and an online application form will be available in two days at www.media-marketing.events.
Last night (Saturday) I had dinner with my friend Velibor Zolak from Budva (and will dine with him tonight as well). On 1st of July Velibor assumes the honourable duty of the Governor of Rotary District Serbia and Montenegro. He just returned from San Diego where he attended the Rotary International session in the company of all the current governors and those who will become governors this year. For almost a month now we’ve been arranging a strategic collaboration between the Art&Business portal and the Rotary clubs. We want to support young talents in the art industry of the Adriatic region. We need the power and influence of the Rotary clubs. We need their members to lobby for our projects around the world. We don’t ask for money. That will be provided by our friends in the region. But money isn’t everything. Of course, there’s little you can do without it, but in the realization of our plans private contacts and the influence of successful people are very important. As it stands now, we could soon sign a document on our strategic partnership. Thank you Velibor. And thank you all the young talents in the arts who generously invest your time and energy to spread the glory of this region around the world. We no longer live in the same country, but we have supported each other. Goran Takač best described this in an email I received just moments ago. I asked Goran to connect us with Severin, a young and very talented pianist from Brela who studies piano in Belgrade, and whom we invited to make his first audio recording at Mitja Petrovič’s PianoRoom in Slovenia. Goran wrote:
“I spoke with the young Severin. He was delighted and gratefully accepts the proposal. I think this is a great way to promote young talent, but also for the promotion of the Art&Business portal, as well as the promotion of regional cooperation: a young Dalmatian, who brilliantly completed his studies in Belgrade, will be recording in Slovenia, with the support of Sarajevo.”
This morning I also received a mail from London, from Lazar Džamić. He sent a great column, wanting to clear his conscience – because he buried me about 15 days ago. In his letters Lazar always addresses me as Effendi (a title of respect or courtesy in Turkey). On that day in mid-January he did the same thing, with a bit longer wording: “Rahmetli Effendi”. A cold sweat came over me. ‘Rahmetli’ for Muslims is the same as ‘deceased’ for the rest of the world – someone who has passed away, someone who died. Truth be told I am at the age when… (I don’t even dare write the word) could knock at my door any day. Lazar works at the top of European Google, and Google knows all. I explained to him what he wrote and asked him: “My friend, did you receive some news from the heavens I’m not aware of?” He felt awful. He thought he had written me something very beautiful. So this morning he sent a column about how assumptions are the mother of all fuck ups, and all the things that copywriters and agency planners can learn from his mistake. A great article. You can read it on the portal on Thursday.
As for my fears caused by Lazar’s mail, as many times before, my daughter Asja cleared them. She wrote: “Daddy, that means that this year will be fantastic for you!” Inshallah, I thought.
Today is Sunday, but as you can see the traffic to my mail is like any other day. I enjoy my job. I wish the same for you. This text will come to you on Monday morning, so I wish you a very successful week.