Mark Kenan Karatas
ECD / J. Walter Thompson Frankfurt
Mark has lived and worked in Turkey, USA and Germany. He comes from a multicultural background and speaks German, English and Turkish fluently. Understanding and working with different cultures is one his key motivators and where he takes most of his inspirations from. Mark is an active photographer, writes, enjoys cooking, and is a passionate watch collector.
Mark was born in Istanbul and started his career there as a copy writer, working for Galatasaray soccer team and Akzo Nobel. In 2001 he moved to Germany and focused his work on print/promotion/shopper marketing with P&G, Adidas, Deutsche Bank, Nestle, and many others. He has build the first Braun Flagship Store in Germany, installed permanent Oral-B centers at dm in Germany and built brand entertainment solutions for P&G brands. As European creative director for Pampers he realized fully integrated award winning campaigns and related UNICEF initiatives. He goes for integrated concepts, innovations and experience oriented ideas.