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22.01.2013.

Festival of Media Global 2013

The award-winning Festival of Media Global 2013 will take place on 28-30 April, in the stunning setting of Montreux, Switzerland. The Festival is the global destination for over 700 of the world's most important influencers and decision makers in the media industry. It's the place where topics are discussed, deals are made, and innovations are unveiled.

  • 23.09.2012.

    First effects of this government efforts will be shown in the last quarter of this year, early next year will be bad, but then the second and third quarter will be better, said the first vice president of the Croatian government Radimir Čačić at Weekend Media Festival. Together with the CEO of T-HT Ivica Mudrinić, Čačić participated in a panel discussion on the economic future of Croatia and the region.

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    23.09.2012.

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    23.09.2012.

    Weddingella is the winner of the start-up contest which emphasizes the music industry, organized within Weekend Media Festival at Rovinj last Friday. Four startups, Weddingella among them, presented their projects to the audience made up of marketing professionals, journalists etc. At the leading regional media conference. Weddingella dstinguished itself with its specific market, its product that solves a clear problem and its practical results and plans for the future.

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    22.09.2012.

    First effects of this government efforts will be shown in the last quarter of this year, early next year will be bad, but then the second and third quarter will be better, said the first vice president of the Croatian government Radimir Čačić at Weekend Media Festival. Together with the CEO of T-HT Ivica Mudrinić, Čačić participated in a panel discussion on the economic future of Croatia and the region.

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    22.09.2012.

    Two-thirds of Facebook users share details from their travel on a social networking site, 70 percent of them write status while on vacation - those were some of the data presented by Carol Karpinski from Facebook, that definitely influenced the leaders of Istrian tourism to create their digital strategy.

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    22.09.2012.

    Great hall of the Weekend Media Festival was too small to accommodate all the people who wanted to see the long-awaited confrontation of two big names of the former Yugoslavia's media scene, Goran Milic and Aleksandar Tijanic. Moderated by Ivan Stankovic, Milic and Tijanic exchanged memories of the key actors in the recent past, but also gave their prediction of the immediate future.

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  • 22.09.2012.

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    22.09.2012.

    ''Killing Sacred Cows: How Renegade Marketing Thinkers Everything You Thought You Knew About Our Discipline'', was the name of the lecture by Johann Wachs in which he in which he gave details of new research on consumer perception of brands.

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    22.09.2012.

    Journalism has never been more productive than it is today, the production of content and competition are greater than ever, and also the number of platforms on which the content is published, that much was agreed between the participants of the panel ''Where does journalism happen?''.

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    21.09.2012.

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    21.09.2012.

    Media and advertising markets in the six successor states of the former Yugoslavia are in many ways different, but the greatest similarities are in content that achieve the highest ratings. That was the conclusion after the Peek Over the Fence, the new format introduced this year on the Weekend Media Festival. Generally, the most watched contents are the Turkish TV series, news and sports events.

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    21.09.2012.

    Croatian sport is a brand by itself. According to an Ipsos Puls poll, 85 percent of Croatians believe that the Croatian sport is the best representative of the country in the world, and 75 percent believe that sport can help promote tourism.

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  • 21.09.2012.

    Crisis should be considered before they happen, because preparation is the mother of all success in crisis management - that was the conclusion of the first panel discussion of the 5th Weekend Media Festival.

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    21.09.2012.

    Hrvatski Telekom (Croatia Telecom) announced at a press conference, held at the Weekend Media Festival, strategic agreement with Google, by which it has become the first Premier Google AdWords partner in Croatia.

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    21.09.2012.

    Chief editors of newspapers Finance from Slovenia, Business.hr from Croatia, Oslobođenje from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Novi magazin from Serbia, Vijesti from Crna Gora and Kapital from Macedonia signed the agreement for cooperation and launch of the media project Biznis plus. 

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    21.09.2012.

    Print vs. internet is a false dilemma, the secret of success is to integrate them, said Arno Laeven in his lecture which he called ''Inovation in Media: Where to Find the Money!“.

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    21.09.2012.

    Neither Atlantic Group as a company, nor Emil Tedeschi as a person are involved in any of the new media projects, although they are often mentioned in that context.

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    18.09.2012.

    A few days before the fifth Weekend Media Festival, we are already familiar with the details regarding the rich and varied programme of the biggest regional communications industry meeting.

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  • 11.09.2012.

    This year Weekend will host the 13th HUOJ and BalCannes  press conference- a regional showcase of the best advertising agencies
    Zagreb, September 3rd 2012. – The fifth edition of Weekend Media Festival, the biggest regional communications festival, will take place from the 20th until the 23rd of September in the festival area of the old tobacco company in Rovinj. Bigger, more provocative and exciting, Weekend is gathering local and regional media, marketing and PR professionals for the fifth time in a row.

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    24.08.2012.

    BH Weekend is taking 10 students from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Weekend Media Festival 2012. All application and contest info can be found HERE.

    Applications are open until 16th September 2012, but early birds have a better chance!

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    04.07.2012.

    Zagreb, July 3rd – The first Weekend Media Festival press conference was held yesterday at Pepermint club, announcing the program for the 5th Weekend Media Festival.

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    04.07.2012.

    Davor focuses on internet and software investments. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Asset Control, Innogames and Seatwave. Prior to joining Fidelity Growth Partners, Davor was co-founder and supervisory board member for private equity-funded Experia, based in Croatia.

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    04.07.2012.

    Nenad Čanak is a Serbian politician who started his political career in 1990 by founding the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina. At the parliamentary elections in 1997, he was elected delegate in the Assembly of Serbia. From 2000 to 2004 he worked as the president of Assembly of Vojvodina.

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    20.06.2012.

    Hura and Weekend Media Festival invite all advertising agencies from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro to showcase their best projects in Rovinj! For years, Weekend Media Festival has been bringing together advertisers and media from across the region as a great opportunity for agencies to showcase their work, at the same time as an opportunity for advertisers to get to know the best marketing practices from all the countries in the region!

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  • 20.06.2012.

    Does the bulk of the daily news always first appear in the newspapers, and is it then later repeated in the other media? Or do the Internet portals play a role as well? Is it important to know what is happening or is it important to know why as well? The editors in chief of the major daily newspapares will comment on the role of the press today.

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    20.06.2012.

    Great interest has developed around the start up stage and this time there will be even stronger support at the Weekend Media Festival. Netokracija, Gingernet and Jasno&Glasno as this year's Weekend partners will organize a presentation of the most interesting start ups in this region.

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    09.05.2012.

    Originally from Colorado, and currently living in New York City, Dance worked for nearly five years at The New York Times finishing as Chief Multimedia Producer. After leaving the Times, Dance briefly joined the iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, as the Art Director for News before becoming the Interactive Editor for The Guardian in New York City.

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    04.05.2012.

    Conor White-Sullivan is the Director of HuffPost Labs, where he leads a small group of designers and developers dedicated to building tools that engage readers and members of the HuffPost blogging network in new ways and continue to disrupt the news environment.  Previously he was the co-founder of Localocracy.com, which helped news organizations build communities of contributors and source high quality user generated content. 

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    04.05.2012.

    Leading regional television and marketing experts keep arguing about the true meaning of ratings. Tesna koža vs. Downtown Abbey. Target groups, quality, quantity, who watches, what is being watched and why any of it matters…

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    22.03.2012.

    Guest of the first Weekend Session that took place in December 2009, has returned to the team of  the closest associates of american President Barack Obama. David Plouffe, „the unsung hero“, as Obama himself called him, and the man who stood behind the biggest presidential campaign in US history, has last year become the director of communications and political strategy of the White House.

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  • 22.03.2012.

    Weekend hosted a few individuals of regional descent  with really impressive international careers last year. One of them, Sasha Savic, has taken a new position this year as a CEO for MediaCom USA, one of the leading american media agencies.

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    28.09.2011.

    Pete Radovich, Creative Director for american CBS television, a regular guest of Weekend Media Festival, has won another Emmy, the most prestigious american TV award. This is the 22nd Emmy for this American of Croatian descent – an incredible success even for american standards.

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    25.09.2011.

    A series of very interesting, sometimes even tumultuous panel discussions, followed by concerts featuring Jinx, Zemlja Gruva! and Kiril Džajkovski and band, marked the end of the fourth Weekend Media Festival, the biggest regional gathering of the communications industry, in Rovinj. The fourth Weekend Media Festival was host to 3.500 participants from Croatia and other countries of the region, but also guests from Europe, America and Japan.  

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  • I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world and attend some of biggest, most spectacular events around the globe; I can honestly say that Weekend Media Festival is the most fun and refreshing event I have ever attended. 
    Pete Radovich Pete Radovich
  • A huge thank you to all of you who have invited us (especially me this first time) and hosted in Rovinj! I had a blast hanging out with everyone and regret the fact it lasted so short. From my heart I thank you again for the weekend that exceeded all expectations.
    Žarko Zak Ivković Žarko Zak Ivković
  • Weekend Media Festival 2011 was my first visit to both Rovinj and Croatia and I can safely say, based upon the wealth of talent, drive and creative hunger I witnessed, I will definitely be returning. Hopefully with other colleagues in town. What the WMF has achieved with this event is astounding and never have I felt more welcomed at an overseas event than I have this at Weekend in Rovinj. Good job!
    James Whatley James Whatley
  • I had a lot of fun on the panel, on which we have discussed many important issues concerning the future of print media, and it seems to me that we entertain the audience as well.
    Josip Jagić Josip Jagić
  • Thanks to everyone who made this festival so great.
    Sasha Savić Sasha Savić
  • Panel 'Food feeds the media' in which I participated was a well thought out and organized! Moderator Rene Bakalović was the right choice, a man skillful enough to guide the conversation and allow everyone to express their views.
    Robert Čoban Robert Čoban
  • I thought the event was excellent. Rovinj is a beautiful setting for the festival and there was a massive attendance with the lectures full to overflowing. For me the best part is the sharing of ideas and latest learning, such open sharing of best practice can only help us as all as industry and put those that attend and learn at an advantage.
    Simon White Simon White
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