Gotz Ulmer leads discussion in DStv seminar on day 2 of Loeries Creative Week

Chief Creative Officer of Jung Von Matt in Hamburg, Germany is one of the main speakers lined up for today’s DStv seminar which is one of the major highlights of the on-gong Loeries Creative Week in Durban South Africa.

The DStv Seminar, which traditional takes place on the second day of the annual creativity festival brings together seven global leaders in creativity that will share insights on brand communication trends.

Other world class leader in the global creative industry that are expected to address participants are Keith Cartwright, Executive Creative Directive, BSSP, California, USA, Luc-Oliver ‘Luco’ Marquet, CEO, Unilever South Africa and Markus Macczey, Chief Creative Officer, Group from Munchen, Germany.

Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Design Army from Washington DC, USA and Weera Saad, Head of Creative Shop, at Facebook’s Dubai office have also been encilled downed to offer their insight on trends in the creative industry during the seminar.

Gotz Ulmer

Chief Creative Officer

Götz Ulmer was born 50 years ago in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied graphic design and started his career in 1995 as a Junior Art Director at Jung von Matt. Boringly enough, he’s stayed in the very same agency for 20 years now.

Götz has been honoured with numerous awards for clients like Vodafone, MINI, eBay, Audi, Mercedes and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra at international advertising festivals and has judged at most of them: Cannes, OneShow, DA&D, Clio and New York Festivals.

Keith Cartwright, Executive Creative Directive, BSSP, California, USA.

In 2016 Keith Cartwright was named in Adweek Magazine as the 50 top Creatives in the business, and was recognized by Advertising Age as a Media Maven for 2016. Keith Cartwright is currently Executive Creative Director at BSSP, the largest independent advertising Agency in California. There he’s re­sponsible for creative leadership across all brands.

Keith Cartwright was previously the CCO and Founder of Union Made Creative in Culver City. Since opening in 2011 Union has garnered awards and media attention throughout its client roster, which included Nike­LA, GE, Lego, and the San Francisco Film Society.

Luc-Oliver ‘Luco’ Marquet, CEO Unilever, South Africa

Luc-Olivier Marquet, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unilever South Africa has 26 years experience in the FMCG industry, most of which was spent in developing and emerging markets.

He worked for the L’Oréal group for 22 years, in Mexico, Europe, Miami, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines until 2013 as well and led as the President and Managing Director of L’Oréal in the Philippines.

Markus Macczey, Chief Creative Officer, Group, Munchen, Germany

Markus Maczey is a bavarian-born creative director.

After more than 10 years as a designer and art director in traditional advertising agencies like Jung von Matt and .start, he started 2008 at the Serviceplan Group as an executive digital creative director. In 2016 he was named CCO of the Plan.Net Group and oversees the creative output of the national and international offices. His work has been recognised at Cannes Lions, D&AD, LIAA, Eurobest, Webby and many more.

Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Design Army, Washington DC, USA

Pum Lefebure is a co-founder and chief creative officer of Design Army in Washington, DC, where she oversees all creative coming through the agency’s doors. An award-winning creative director and savvy business leader, Pum has dreamed up and developed numerous high-profile campaigns worldwide. The Thailand native brings a global sensibility to American design – a creative point of view that draws from different cultures and resonates with diverse audiences.

Weera Saad, Head of Creative Shop, Facebook Dubai

As Head of MEA’s Creative Shop, Weera’s core task is to inspire and drive innovative ideas to help unlock the creative power of the platform for clients, agencies and media partners.

Weera joined Facebook from the world of advertising where she spent over 20 years in an eclectic career as a creative, then business head, and finally as Executive Director Strategic Planning at DDB and BBDO across the MEA region.




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