Lazar Džamić is a lecturer in Digital Marketing at the Faculty for Media and Communications in Belgrade (FMK) and one of the foremost brand and marketing strategists in the region, with more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience in one of the most competitive markets in the world.
He is a former Head of Brand Planning in Google's creative think tank ZOO in London, where he created the strategy team and introduced to the industry two of the world’s first Creative Data Scientists. His mission at Google was to ‘turn light into heat’: a vast amount of Google data into surprising and deep insights for creating great brand stories. Prior to Google, he also served as a Strategy Director in several London creative agencies and was one of the first digital strategists in the United Kingdom. He worked on campaigns and programmes for some of the UK’s most loved brands such as Tesco, John Lewis, Waitrose, Virgin Holidays, Nando’s etc.
After his return from London, Lazar is a much sought-after trainer for digital marketing transformation, working with some of the biggest local and regional clients such as Telenor, Mercator, Adidas, Erste Bank and others. He was a member of the Serbian Prime Minister’s Creative Council, advising on aspects of developing Serbia’s creative sectors.
He is the creative industries consultant for The European Bank for Development and Reconstruction, marketing trainer at the regional PwC Mini MBA Academia, an ex-journalist, contributor to The Guardian and also a best-selling non-fiction author in Serbia. He is a regular speaker at global and regional conferences on topics of digital marketing and brand storytelling.
His latest book, The Definitive Guide to Strategic Content Marketing was published by Kogan Page in July 2018.
"Judging the DADI awards is a lesson in humility: no person can cover all the angles of assesing a creative piece of work. There are always eye-opening moments from the comments of others that transform the way we see the industry, the lay of the land at that particular moment and the directions it is going to."