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Golden Drum has started; Mihai Gongu named Single Channel Jury President;

First Shortlists announced today

Today, 7 October, the 21st Golden Drum Festival started in Portorož and Piran, offering four days of top lectures, four parties and two award ceremonies on Wednesday and Friday. Golden Drum Festival is proud to announce that Mihai Gongu, Executive Creative Director, GMP Advertising Bucharest, was named as the Golden Drum’s Single Channel Jury President, taking place of Andreas Pauli who, due to unforeseen personal obligations, wasn’t able to take on duties as this year’s Single Channel Jury President. With Mihai being named as the new Single Channel Jury President, Manfred Wappenschmidt, Creative Director at Leo Burnett Frankfurt, was named as the new Single Channel Jury member. The first set of Shortlists in groups D. Radio (Single), G. Digital (Single), H. Mobile (Single), N. New or innovative (Single), S. Digital campaigns including Mobile campaigns (Multi), T. Branded content (Multi), R. Direct campaigns (Multi), U. Events (Multi) and V. Public relations (Multi) will be announced today at 16.00 (CET+1) on Golden Drum website

Sharp competition and Devilish Challenge…

This year, 1220 entries were entered in the 21st Golden Drum competition by 30 networks and 291 entrants from 24 countries. Best entries await 17 Grand Prix Awards and 1 new award this year: Good Cause Grand Prix Award, Golden and Silver Drums, Golden Rose, Tartini Award, Golden Net, Brand Grand Prix, Virtuoso Awards and Golden Watch Award, which will be awarded at Wednesday evenings Golden Drum Premiere Award Ceremony and Friday evenings Golden Drum Finale Award Ceremony when we’ll also find out which network will be named Network of the year, and which agencies won the Best agency and Best independent agency of the year awards, along with other grand prizes.

Good School and Crazy Parties…

First day of Golden Drum starts with Screening of Entries at 18.00 and finishes with the Golden Drummers Get Together Lounge Bar party. Tomorrow the Screening of Finalists will take place before the first Opening Speech by the Agency of the Year 2013 by Dušan Drakalski, Regional Creative Director, New Moment New Ideas Company, Macedonia, followed by lectures from Mike Glaser, Marketing Lead, Google Creative Partnerships, Bernhard Kerres, Founder & CEO, HELLO STAGE, Mailine Swildens, Head of Creative Services, YouTube & Google Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, David Sandström, CEO, DDB Stockholm, David Varela, Writer & Producer, UK, Cătălin Dobre, Executive Creative Director, McCann Bucharest and Sebastian Hejnowski, CEO, MSLGROUP, Poland. In the afternoon the Jury members will meet with everyone at a special Happy Hour, followed by the Golden Drum Premiere Award Ceremony and the following Golden Drum Opening Party.

Keep on Drumming and See you in Portorož!

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Ljubljana / Bucuresti, 07.10.2014
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