With nearly thirty years of experience, Marko is one of the pioneers of the Slovenian advertising industry. He has been actively involved in many highly visible international projects even in the former Yugoslavian times, and even more so since 1991, when he founded his own agency. After ten years of continuous growth, he linked his agency to the McCann Worldgroup global advertising network. Throughout the agency?s development stages he has worked on creative content development as well as on marketing strategies for various clients and has a long track record of business successes and awards in both areas.
As a lecturer and jury member, he regularly participates in professional events in Slovenia and abroad. He has been one of the founders of IAA International Advertising Association?s Slovenian chapter and has presided over it for four years. He has participated in various committees of the Slovenian Advertising Chamber and is a member of the Golden Drum Creative Council. For the third year in a row he has been nominated a mentor in the AmCham Young Professionals program by the American Chamber of Commerce. He is a recipient of the H.K. McCann award for business excellence for his management of the agency.
His pioneer spirit always challenges him to the frontline of new adventures, which is why he is alumnus of the first generation of Executive MBA program at the IEDC Bled School of Management, and also among the first doctoral candidates at this school. Despite his current preoccupation with management responsibilities Marko still occasionally tries his hand in the creative sphere, which has a special place in his heart since his period of studying architecture.
In his free time he enjoys piloting small airplanes as an instrument-rated pilot, freeride skiing and various athletic challenges, such as the New York City Marathon last year.