Leo Burnett Bucharest, together with Telekom Romania and Curtea Veche, finalists at Effie Awards Europe 2020

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

Leo Burnett Bucharest scores another success, making it again this year to the final stage of the annual competition recognizing the best of the best campaigns, Effie Awards Europe. The four nominations are in the categories Marketing & Business Solutions (Smart Wi-Fi for Telekom Romania), Best of Europe – Internet & Telecom (Don’t let yourself be fooled for Telekom Romania) and Positive Change Europe: Social Good – Brands, where the agency has two projects nominated: Storytime for Telekom Romania and timpulsacitim (timetoread) for Curtea Veche Publishing.

It is the second year in which Leo Burnett is recognized in this major competition. At the same time, the performance of the communication campaigns have made Telekom Romania the only telco brand in Romania to reach the final stage of Effie Awards Europe for the second time.

Diana Alexa, Managing Director, Leo Burnett Bucharest: “Last year we had two prizes (a Gold and a Silver) out of three shortlists. This year we hope for the same conversion rate and win at least three metals.”

Effie Europe is an annual competition rewarding the most efficient communication campaigns in Europe and is the symbol of proven efficiency in advertising and a tribute to the partnership between clients and agencies. The four campaigns are part of a selection of 52, made by a jury of 90 communication professionals.

Effie Awards Europe will announce its winners during the gala on 24 November 2020.

The four nominated campaigns:

Storytime: mobile app using animations, AR filters & smartphone features to recreate immersive parent and kid bedtime story experience.

Smart Wi-Fi: Telekom Romania’s Smart WiFi brings Internet right from the socket, with no holes and no extra cables needed.

Don’t let yourself be fooled: campaign positioning Telekom Romania as a challenger brand on the Romanian market.

#timpulsacitim (#TimeToRead): prove there is time to read, no matter how crowded our lives are.

The Effie Awards Europe are a proof for marketing performance and efficient marketing efforts, built on the basis of a strong insight, a complex strategy and creative concept that lead towards reaching objectives and registering the best results. All of these demonstrate the efficiency of the awarded campaigns.

Leo Burnett is the Agency of the Year at EFFIE Awards 2018 and 2019. Constantly a top agency, Leo Burnett has managed throughout time to create market leaders from its clients. This constant search for excellence has brought the agency both local and international recognition, through securing trophies and nominations at the most important festivals in the industry, such as:  Cannes Lions, Golden Drum, Eurobest, Clio Awards, ADC*E, EFFIE, FIBRA, Internetics and many others.


Leo Burnettt Bucharest

Diana Alexa – Managing Director

Victor Stroe – Associate Director & Head of Planning

Corina Bratu – Sr Strategic Planner

Maria Sariva – Strategic Planner

Mihai Lucanu – Business Unit Director

Magdalena Cernat – Sr Account Manager

Maria Ilea – Digital Account Manager

Mirabela Manea – Digital Manager

Fulvia Olaru – Account Manager

Sorin Deleanu – Producer

Vasilije Korluka – Chief Creative Officer

Adriana Pascan – Creative Director

Jorg Riommi – Chief Creative Officer CEE

Andreas Aron – Group Creative Director

Serban Tudorache – Copywriter

Viorel Holovrach – Art Director

Silvia Gradinariu – Copywriter

Dominic Timotin – Programmer

Telekom Romania

Andreas Elsner – Chief Commercial Officer, Residential Segment

Ruxandra Rau – Director Brand & Communication Strategy

Stefania Rusu – Head of Brand & Marketing  Communication 

Romeo Bunescu – Expert Brand & Communication

Gratiela Sevastita –  Expert Brand & Communication

Katerina Todorovski – Expert Brand & Communication

Ciprian Postelnicu – Head of Media

Ioana Stoicescu – Media Expert

Carmen Miu – Media Expert

Ruxandra Voda – Director Corporate Communication

Nida Halit – Expert Corporate Communication

Ana Maria Nitu – Specialist Social Media

Cristina Iliescu – Specialist Social Media

Roxana Baias – Director Segment Marketing 

Gabriel Traistaru – Digital Director

Cristina Arsene – Digital Expert

Alexandra Sirbu – Digital Expert

Daniela Hariuc – Head of Market Research

Curtea Veche Publishing

Barna Nemethi – Director executiv

Miruna Meirosu – PR Manager

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