Romanian creative Razvan Capanescu took over, mid-August, the creative reins of McCann Prague. Razvan moved to Prague, where all the McCann divisions he will supervise are located. In his new position, Capanescu will coordinate creatively the Czech McCann, McCann Digital and Momentum.
Capanescu coordinates, in Prague, a team of 40 creatives and handles a portfolio of brands that includes Avast, Bata, Gambrinus, Kozel, MasterCard or Vodafone.
His appointment as Chief Creative Officer (CCO) McCann Worldgroup Prague comes as a consequence of the business results the Romanian creative had, year after year, on the Romanian market and of the creative recognition he achieved constantly locally and internationally.I found out about Razvan from one of our key clients, that was also his client in Bucharest a few years ago. We were very impressed even since our first contacts and now, that we know even better his professional background and spectacular portfolio, we are very proud to have him joining our managerial team. We wanted for our creative leadership a true leader and we are convinced we found one
CEO McCann Worldgroup Prague
Razvan has been forever a good friend, but also fierce competitor. I am glad that Jan succeeded in convincing him to bring his talent to the Prague office. I am sure that Razvan will bring with him at McCann the desire and ambition to create remarkable things, but also the experience to see them through, transforming this office also into a creative powerhouse, consolidating the good momentum that we have in Europe
Global Executive Creative Director McCann Worldgroup
I am very happy to return to McCann network, where I have been working several years ago, and to join the Prague team as CCO. I believe I will make a good team both with Jan and the new office colleagues, with Adrian and the colleagues from the region, sharing the same values. I am looking forward to start working in an agency as creatively ambitious as me and to enjoy the wonderful city, one of my favorite ones
Capanescu has 20 years of experience in communication, from which 12 as a creative director. He was the creative lead of top companies such as Ogilvy, Publicis and, starting October 2014 and until the present, Leo Burnett, at the last two holding the CCO role.
In all of these companies he received numerous creative accolades at an international and local level, over 120, among which the most important one being at: AdPrint, ADOR, AdSpot Award, Ad Stars Asia, Cresta, Epica, Effie, Eurobest, Golden Hammer, Golden Drum, The Intercontinental Advertising Cup, London International Awards, New York Festivals and Cannes Lions.
In 2015, at the most recent IAA Excellence Awards Gala in Romania, he was awarded the title of the Personality of the Year in the Romanian marcomm. Capanescu has always been selected to participate as a juror at international festivals such as Ad Stars (Asia), ADC Europe, Golden Drum, Eurobest or New York, and this summer as a speaker at Cannes Lions.