The second edition of KAKTUS festival and its organiser Marketing Network report a great response of the agencies and companies to Serbian national festival of integrated communications. 37 agencies and 40 companies entered the competition with 135 entered projects that will be judged in 21 categories.
135 entered projects in 21 categories will be judged by professionals from creative, PR and digital agencies from Serbia and from the region. Serbian part of the jury consist of Anja Radulović (Leo Burnett), Borislav Miljanović (Represent Communications), Vesna Ćeranić (Executive Group), Vladimir Mitrović (Ovation BBDO), Dejan Ranđić (DNA Communications), Igor Grmuša (Degordian), Ivan Živković (Pioniri Communications), Janko Pavlović (Havas Worldwide Belgrade), Lea Stanković (Communis DDB), Marina Grihović (Headline and Dkit), Miloš Ilić (LUNA/TBWA Belgrade), Miladin Miletić (Popular Bruketa&Žinić OM), Miloje Sekulić (Homepage), Mirko Mandić (SVA), Miro Antić (M2Communications), Nevena Kurtović (Fusion Communications), Nebojša Babić (Orange Studio), Slaviša Savić (New Moment New Ideas Company), Srđan Erceg (HUGE Media), Tamara Bekčić (Chapter 4 PR), Toni Laurenčić (Idea Plus Communications) and Vladimir Ćosić (McCann Beograd), who is also a jury president. International jury is comprised of Alen Kekić (I TO NIJE SVE!, Croatia), Vanja Blumenšajn (Señor, Croatia), Vesna Beganović (Via Media, Bosna and Herzegovina), Zoran Trojar (Sonce.net, Slovenia) and Oliver Noveski (Brand Union, Macedonia).
Kaktus organisers also announced four creatives who will deliver a talk at this year’s event:
- Senior Creative Art Director at R/GA NYC Bruno Luglio will deliver an opening keynote “Who? What? Why? – The Metrics of a Simple Idea”;
- Executive Creative Director at McCann Paris Riccardo Fregoso will give a talk titled “Napoleon, Burgers, Drunk Robots, Scary Cheese, Kick-Ass Youth, Je Suis Charlie, Organic Comic Books and much more… Europe: a very French survival guide”;
- Group Creative Director at Publicis Groupe Mihnea Gheorghiu will discuss “The Power of Doing”;
- Creative Director at Adam&EveDDB London Ivan Pols will talk about ideas, i.e. “Ideas that set the world on fire”.