Having been forced to cancel the festival in 2020, the Golden Drum team is now pressing the Re:Start button, and with the assistance of international experts making fundamental changes to its competition where creative work published during the last two-year period will be eligible for the awards.
The sections WHAT and WHY are being replaced with four brand new sections: Creative Business Excellence Drum, Craft Drum, One-Channel Drum, and Omni-Channel Drum.
The Creative Business Excellence Drum section that is intended for works demonstrating exceptional solutions that have reshaped the business industry will be judged by a mixed 16-member jury of the world's most accomplished marketers and agency professionals, visible internationally not only for their expertise in the creative field but also their extensive knowledge in the business sphere.
Ömür Kula Çapan appointed as the President of Creative Business Excellence Drum Jury
Ömür Kula Çapan, Co-Founder of Primer Project and President of Advertising Foundation of Turkey is a proven agency leader in the industry with over 15 years’ experience. She has worked closely with clients to help create work that spans product design, brand strategy, marketing and communications. She’s also contributing to classes in marketing and communications in Sabancı University, Bilgi University, Bahçeşehir University nd Boğaziçi University. In addition, Ömür is in the Executive Board of Education Reform Initiative and as of 2019, she’s acting as the President of Advertising Foundation of Turkey.
“It’s extremely humbling and honorable to be leading the Creative Business Excellence Jury for Golden Drum this year, along with my fellow jury members who are all distinguished colleagues representing very critical and diversified disciplines of our industry. I believe this year is one of the most significant times in history to emphasize how much businesses all around the world are in need and should be craving for innovation that is empowered by true, insightful creativity, more than anything else. That particular kind of creativity is now required, even an obligation, to achieve excellence in business, which should in return create and serve for a better world. With this perspective as our guiding light, I am excited to see and honor the best-in-class examples of creativity that is powerful enough to transform brands, businesses, experiences for the better and help deliver results of progress and positive impact. I hope winners will keep spreading the influence for all of us and showing us the clever and insightful ways of building stronger businesses through creativity.”
Joining Ömür in evaluating the works in the Creative Business Excellence section will be the esteemed jury members: Sara Cosgrove, European Communications Director, DDB Worldwide, UK; Živa Čižman, Vice President of Marketing, Outfit7, Slovenia; Esteban Davalos, Senior Regional Marketing Director, LEGO REEMEA; Eynat Guez, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Papaya Global, Israel; Andrea Henao, Managing Director, 360 Agency Berlin and 360 Agency Europe, Germany; Igor Kirikchi, Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Moscow and Managing Director, BBDO Russia Group, Russia; David Kušanić, Head of Strategic Planning, Alpine F1 Team, France; Jeannette Liendo, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Mastercard Europe; Gabriela Lungu, Global Creative Director, VMLY&R Commerce and Founder, WINGS Creative Leadership Lab, UK; Fernando Machado, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Restaurant Brands International, USA; Mona Opran, Director of Development, Junior Achievement and Business Transformation Consultant, Romania; David Pivk, Senior Director, Consumer Direct Marketing, Nike EMEA; Blake Price, Vice-President Marketing & Artist Partnerships, Universal Music Group for Brands, UK; Alexandre Tan, Vice President Advertising, Gameloft, France and Lauri Toivonen, Senior Vice President Marketing, S-group, Finland.