Johannes Newrkla

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Merlicek & Grossebner and
CEO, Bluetango

“We are currently in midst of biggest change in our industry. To survive we need to be very conscious about how we design the future. Intelligent technology and human creativity will be the key combination to unlock an amazing future!“

The Managing Partner and co-founder of Merlicek & Grossebner, and CEO of Bluetango, both Vienna based communication agencies, started studies of architecture and marketing in Austria and US, before he ended up in advertising as a consultant and creative. As a real European and a border crosser he is a founding member of the Art Directors Club of Europe. For 8 years, he held the presidency of the ADC*E, and is currently its Treasurer.

Johannes has won numerous national and international awards and was member of many international juries, president of ADC*E Awards, The Cup, Clio, Golden Drum, CCA-Austria, Die Klappe (Germany) and several others.

[YOUNG FRIDAY AFTERNOON] Young Drummers Open Stage: Jury Debate