Romania, represented in Eurobest 2016’s jury by Leo Burnett’s Diana Papuc

Creativity, Festivals & Awards, People

Diana Papuc, one of the top level creative women in Romania, also present in Ladies First – the platform dedicated to accelerate female creatives’ careers, will act as a Juror in the Direct category for the European Festival of Creativity. Eurobest is taking place in Rome, at the beginning of December.

Diana was chosen from a list of potential Romanian jurors that also included Dan Frinculescu (Publicis Bucharest)  and Florina Alexandru (Geometry Global), those jurors proposals being endorsed by Teo Migdalovici, the Romanian Ambassador for the Lions Festivals.

Diana Papuc is an Art Director, currently acting as Group Creative Director in Leo Burnett Bucharest, part of the Publicis Groupe.


Her journey started ten years ago, when she fell in love with the advertising’s power to tell a story. However, she has always kept a special place in her heart for illustration and branding. She’s been awarded internationally: the most recent trophies were conquered in Cannes (Bronze Lion in Promo & Activation, Shortlist in PR) and Golden Drum (Silver Drum in Mobile and Social Network & Community). Always surrounded by colleagues and clients, both turned to friends, she’s a never-ending source of happiness, puns and colorful stories.

Earlier this year, the Ladies First platform was launched with a clear goal – to promote and shine a much-deserved spotlight on the creative female talent in the Romanian industry, internationally. In June, Miruna Macri, a member of the elite selected by Ladies First, qualified for “See it, Be it” in Cannes. In late August, Lana Dumitru and Irina Pogonaru, two genuinely gifted designers, had their work exposed at the Embassies Festival, where the Ladies First magazine was launched for the diplomatic community in Bucharest.

“My goal is to help every woman out of the 13 whose work was largely presented in the magazine, to accelerate their already amazing careers”

Teo Migdalovici – the initiator of the project


In her 12 years as the Cannes Lions Ambassador, Migdalovici has successfully proposed for jury positions more than 22 top level creatives active in the Romanian industry: Alina Damaschin, Alina Gavrila, Corina Bernschutz, Catalin Dobre, Crenguta Rosu, Claudiu Dobrita, Dragos Grigoriu, Dinu Panescu, Eliza Rogalski, Gabriela Lungu, Hortensia Nastase, Johan Ohlson, Jorg Riommi, Ioana Manoiu, Mihai Fetcu, Mircea Pascu, Mihai Gongu, Monica Jitariuc, Nicoleta Padure, Oana Bulexa, Razvan Capanescu, Stefan Iordache, Szabi Szekely.