ADCONSULT in Bangkok

Meeting with 20+ digital, media, communications & PR agencies in Kuala-Lumpur on October 23rd or 24th, 2023

Hi!

My name is Roman Pivovarov, I’m the cofounder & managing partner of ADCONSULT, a networking project for the advertising, media, digital & commucations agencies.

One of our key recurring projects for the past 12 years has been the International Networking Tours that we organize for the CEOs of international creative agencies

And that’s exactly why we’re coming to Bangkok this February with an international team of 15 agency CEOs for a week of meetings with Thailand’s prominent creative & ad agencies.

 

What am I proposing?

I am reaching out to propose a meeting with you & your team with a group of 15+ CEOs and owners of independent digital, media, marketing, and advertising agencies from Serbia, Argentina, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.

We'll be visiting Bangkok on the week of February 19th-23rd for agency visits / coffee / beers to connect with colleagues from Thailand's advertising and creative industry.

Nothing formal or official, we’re not a “delegation” or anything, just a group of colleagues and friends from different agencies. Think of us as an informal club of agency owners.

 

How can we do this?

So our primary objective is simple networking and exploring new business opportunities with colleagues across the world.

We’d like to meet with likewise open-minded creative and marketing agencies.

So, perhaps, it would be possible to arrange a brief 1-2 hour visit to your office to meet with you and your creative & leadership team?

Or we could invite you to our venue sometime during that week, if that would be more convenient for you.

Let me know if you're open to that.

 

What is this for? What’s the benefit?

I believe that a communication agency's growth is fueled by new connections, new insights, new markets and meeting new people in the industry (and beyond it, of course).

That's exactly why every few months I gather together a group of agency owners (each time it’s a different group) and go on a journey to some new country and new market to meet and connect with fellow creative agencies and their best minds.

During each of our one-week trip we have about 10-15 meetings with different agencies, creative associations, marketing & research companies, etc.

We learn from each other, share tools, client work, discuss potential collaboration & joint projects, engage in external expertise, explore subcontracting opportunities, etc.

Here are a few examples of potential business opportunities that could emerge from such meetings:

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  • Many Russian companies are now interested in entering and investing in Southeast Asian (SEA) markets. They are actively seeking advertising and marketing partners, which could potentially make your agency a valuable choice. Several agencies in our delegation have clients in their portfolios who are considering expansion into the SEA region in the near future.
  • Numerous adtech, martech, e-commerce, and edtech tools and products initially developed for Russophone markets are now expanding globally. These products are also in search of partners and vendors in the region.
  • Russian agencies with existing international clients are looking for reliable partners, suppliers, and professionals who can assist them with various aspects of their work, particularly for projects within local SEA markets.
  • Perhaps, your clients might be interested in expanding into the Russian or Eastern European markets, especially following the exit of American and Western brands from the Russian market. There are now many vacant niches across various industries.

Of course, there are no guarantees that we will strike immediate business deals the very next day. :)

Nevertheless, our experience of over a decade with similar networking projects in other countries speaks for itself.

Concrete business opportunities often arise from such meetings, where our members find partners, exchange clients, or become vendors for each other's projects.

 

Who’s in the group? Who’s coming?

We are a group of a group of 15+ CEOs and owners of independent digital, media, marketing, and advertising agencies from Serbia, Argentina, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.

 

We are not an official delegation, nor are we connected to the Russian government.

We are simply marketing and advertising professionals seeking new partnerships, exploring new markets for our clients, and looking for innovative solutions.

You could think of us as something akin to an informal club or an association of agency owners.

The participants are about 15 CEOs and owners of independent digital, media, marketing, and advertising agencies from Serbia, Argentina, Russia, Germany, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.

And here is a list of participants for you to review and assess the caliber of the members:

List of participants

 

What’s the background of the project?

Since 2012 we’ve organized 30+ similar international networking events for the advertising community in over 20 countries.

Initially, ADCONSULT was a networking project for the advertising, media, and digital industry in Russophone (Russian-speaking) markets, including Russia, ex-USSR countries, Eastern Europe, and other regions with a significant Russian-speaking presence. We brought together approximately 1200 agencies for networking, collaboration, and joint projects.

Since 2020 we’ve , moving our offices to Subotica (Serbia) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).

We believe…

Further details & background of the project

 

At ADCONSULT, we have a decade-long history of organizing international networking trips.

Since 2012, we have assisted Russian-speaking ad, media, marketing, and digital agencies in establishing connections in over 30 countries.

In recent years, we explored the Southeast Asian region with a delegation consisting of Russian, Ukrainian (yes, it was possible back then), Kazakh, and Azerbaijani agencies.

During these visits, we met with agencies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta and Kuala-Lumpur.

This venture proved highly productive, as many of the connections we established blossomed into enduring partnerships among member agencies.

However, today, in 2024, the tragic political events surrounding Russia's aggression towards Ukraine have left Russian businesses in a difficult situation. This is particularly true for modern digital, creative, and tech projects that now feel unwelcome in a rapidly militarizing country, becoming hostages of the government's political agenda.

As a result, numerous companies, projects, and startups are actively seeking opportunities abroad. Southeast Asia, along with the Middle East and Latin America, ranks high on their list of regions to explore for new business prospects and potential investment locations.

Meanwhile, agencies with Russian roots are poised to introduce innovative adtech, martech, and ecommerce solutions to these markets and are eager to invest in new partnerships.

Additionally, they intend to bring their clients with them, fostering collaboration with partner agencies in Southeast Asia.

 

Where have we been before?

 

Here’s the list of locations of the ADCONSULT International Networking Tours:

  • Hong Kong, 2012
  • New York, 2013
  • Albany, 2013
  • Rio De Janeiro, 2013
  • Sao Paolo, 2013
  • Tokyo, 2014
  • New York, 2014
  • Philadelphia, 2014
  • London, 2014
  • Singapore, 2015
  • Istanbul, 2015
  • Seoul, 2015
  • Shanghai 2016
  • Rio De Janeiro, 2016
  • Sao Paolo, 2016
  • San Francisco 2016
  • Tel Aviv 2017
  • Berlin, 2017
  • Amsterdam, 2017
  • New York, 2018
  • Stockholm, 2018
  • Tel Aviv, 2018
  • Tokyo, 2018
  • Buenos Aires, 2019
  • Hong Kong, 2019
  • Belgrade, 2021
  • Yerevan, 2021
  • Dubai, 2022
  • Istanbul, May 2022
  • Istanbul, September 2022
  • Buenos Aires, March 2023
  • Montevideo, March 2023
  • Jakarta, October 2023
  • Singapore, October 2023
  • Kuala-Lumpur, October 2023

 

Which agencies hosted us on previous trips?

 

A total of 400+ agencies across the world have welcomed ADCONSULT delegations over the past 12+ years:

  • JCDecaux (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Leo Burnett (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • OMD (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • TBWA (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Adams (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Buspak (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • China PCG (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Fluid (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Haymarket Media (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Spark Communications (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Timeout (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • TVB (Hong Kong, 2012)
  • Burst Marketing (Albany, NY, 2013)
  • Clash Group (Albany, NY, 2013)
  • Clear Channel (Albany, NY, 2013)
  • Daily Gazette (Albany, NY, 2013)
  • Overit (Albany, NY, 2013)
  • 4A's / American Association of Advertising Agencies (New York, 2013)
  • Advertising Women of New York (New York, 2013)
  • AM New York (New York, 2013)
  • CAB (New York, 2013)
  • Cable Television Advertising Bureau (New York, 2013)
  • CBS Radio (New York, 2013)
  • CO OP Branding Partners (New York, 2013)
  • Corinthian Media (New York, 2013)
  • Hudson Media (New York, 2013)
  • JWT (New York, 2013)
  • Leo Burnett (New York, 2013)
  • Madhouse (New York, 2013)
  • Media Logic (New York, 2013)
  • R/GA (New York, 2013)
  • Radio Hot 97 (New York, 2013)
  • Red Square Media (New York, 2013)
  • Saatchi&Saatchi (New York, 2013)
  • SpongeCell (New York, 2013)
  • TargetCast (New York, 2013)
  • TIVO (New York, 2013)
  • TVB (New York, 2013)
  • VanWagner (New York, 2013)
  • Conspiracao Production (Rio De Janeiro, 2013)
  • TV SBT (Rio De Janeiro, 2013)
  • We Are Social (Rio De Janeiro, 2013)
  • ARS Outdoor (Sao Paolo, 2013)
  • Brazilian Association of Advertising Agencies (Sao Paolo, 2013)
  • Simples Digital (Sao Paolo, 2013)
  • Astus Media (London, 2014)
  • Channel 5 (London, 2014)
  • Croud (London, 2014)
  • DixonBaxi (London, 2014)
  • Goldman Sachs (London, 2014)
  • IPA (London, 2014)
  • Karmarama (London, 2014)
  • Lions Festivals (London, 2014)
  • Marble (London, 2014)
  • MBA Digital (London, 2014)
  • MediaShed (London, 2014)
  • NRS Media (London, 2014)
  • Outdoor Media Center (London, 2014)
  • PLMR (London, 2014)
  • Radio Centre / RadioPlayer (London, 2014)
  • TBI Media (London, 2014)
  • The Advertising Association (London, 2014)
  • thenetworkone (London, 2014)
  • ThinkZest (London, 2014)
  • 4A's / American Association of Advertising Agencies (New York, 2014)
  • AAR Partners (New York, 2014)
  • Hudson Media (New York, 2014)
  • Huge (New York, 2014)
  • IAA / International Advertising Association (New York, 2014)
  • Red Square Media (New York, 2014)
  • RTOP (New York, 2014)
  • Sony Music (New York, 2014)
  • Targetcast (New York, 2014)
  • TiVo (New York, 2014)
  • Van West Media (New York, 2014)
  • Brownstein Group (Philadelphia, 2014)
  • CBS Philly (Philadelphia, 2014)
  • LevLane (Philadelphia, 2014)
  • ADEX-Nikkei Kokokusha (Tokyo, 2014)
  • JAAA / Japan Advertising Agencies Association (Tokyo, 2014)
  • Mainichi Shimbun (Tokyo, 2014)
  • Management Service Center (Tokyo, 2014)
  • NHK / TV&Radio (Tokyo, 2014)
  • Nikkei BP (Tokyo, 2014)
  • NTT Advertising (Tokyo, 2014)
  • Sanko Partners (Tokyo, 2014)
  • Shinto-tsushin (Tokyo, 2014)
  • BBDO (Istanbul, 2015)
  • Boomerang (Istanbul, 2015)
  • Brick (Istanbul, 2015)
  • C-section (Istanbul, 2015)
  • Dekatlon (Istanbul, 2015)
  • FCB (Istanbul, 2015)
  • IAB (Istanbul, 2015)
  • Kinetic (Istanbul, 2015)
  • TAAA (Istanbul, 2015)
  • Asiance (Seoul, 2015)
  • DDB Group Korea (Seoul, 2015)
  • Dentsu Media Korea (Seoul, 2015)
  • Gameberry Inc. (Seoul, 2015)
  • JoongAng Ilbo (Seoul, 2015)
  • Keystone (Seoul, 2015)
  • Kobaco (Seoul, 2015)
  • Metabranding (Seoul, 2015)
  • PMG Group (Seoul, 2015)
  • Social Market Creator (Seoul, 2015)
  • DIA Brands (Singapore, 2015)
  • EdiPress Media (Singapore, 2015)
  • Kingsmen (Singapore, 2015)
  • MAD School (Singapore, 2015)
  • MIM Gift Marketing (Singapore, 2015)
  • Ogilvy (Singapore, 2015)
  • SongZU (Singapore, 2015)
  • Splash Interactive (Singapore, 2015)
  • The Idea Lab (Singapore, 2015)
  • TPM Outdoor (Singapore, 2015)
  • Unique Singapore (Singapore, 2015)
  • 3A Worldwide (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • DH,LO Creative Boutique (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • Heads (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • Imaginatto (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • NBS (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • Oslo (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • Pulse (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • Sport marketing (Rio De Janeiro, 2016)
  • Brick House Media (San Francisco, 2016)
  • CBS (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Clear Channel Outdoor (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Eleven (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Foster Interstate Media (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Gumas (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Huge (San Francisco, 2016)
  • July Rapid (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Manifold (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Next User (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Pick1 (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Salt Branding (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Tactic (San Francisco, 2016)
  • Telegraph Media (San Francisco, 2016)
  • ASR Midia (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Cerri Filmes (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Geograph (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Grupo Bandeirantes (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Nova/sb (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Ogilvy & Mather Brasil (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Repense (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Twist (Sao Paolo, 2016)
  • Arma Media (Shanghai, 2016)
  • BBDO/Proximity China (Shanghai, 2016)
  • CBN (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Everjoygift (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Gentlemen Agency (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Labbrand (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Modern Media (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Publicis (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Shanghai Media Group (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Time Out (Shanghai, 2016)
  • TTG Agency (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Yandex (Shanghai, 2016)
  • Anomaly (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Havas Lemz (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Influencer Marketing Agency (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Kingsday (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Media Monks (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Mr Prezident (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • TBWA \ Neboko (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Xindao (Amsterdam, 2017)
  • Bielefeld Marketing Club (Berlin, 2017)
  • Edenspiekermann (Berlin, 2017)
  • GWA (Berlin, 2017)
  • Personal AG (Berlin, 2017)
  • Ressourcenmangel (Berlin, 2017)
  • RusMedia Group (Berlin, 2017)
  • TMC The Marketing Company (Berlin, 2017)
  • WallDecaux (Berlin, 2017)
  • Allenby (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Awesome (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Dori Media (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • FCB (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Firma Production (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • IAA & HaBetzefer (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Inneractive (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Parazar (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Promarket Group (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Rapid Outdoor (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Reuveni Pridan (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • ROI escalator (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • True Advertising (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Woobi (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • Zarmon Group (Tel Aviv, 2017)
  • 1010 WINS (New York, 2018)
  • Русская Реклама (New York, 2018)
  • Ad Council (New York, 2018)
  • Catch (New York, 2018)
  • CO OP Branding Partners (New York, 2018)
  • Gravity (New York, 2018)
  • Mason Interactive (New York, 2018)
  • Watson Advertising (New York, 2018)
  • Y&R (New York, 2018)Bedow (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Brikk (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Fast Travel Games (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Fröjd (Stockholm, 2018)
  • King Street PR (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Le Bureau (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Mandel (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Media Monks Stockholm (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Mirum (Stockholm, 2018)
  • SFB (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Snask (Stockholm, 2018)
  • Atomi Digital Marketing (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • BB&A Advertising (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Fialkov Digital (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Fyber (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Hanaco Venture Capital (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • HIRO Media (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • HutzPe (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Koniak Design branding (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Promotheus (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Studio Daniel Zaken (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Xtra Mile (Tel Aviv, 2018)
  • Birdman (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Comnico (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Cool Japan TV (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Eat Creative (Tokyo, 2018)
  • J. Walter Thompson Japan (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Kyodo Public Relations (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Posterscope (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Transcosmos (Tokyo, 2018)
  • UltraSuperNew (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Yunika Vision (Tokyo, 2018)
  • Doopler Studio (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Estudio Penta (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Fizzmod (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Gonni (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Hoopla (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Ignis (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • iVirtual (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Muchnik (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Quiroga (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • R/GA (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Urban (Buenos Aires, 2019)
  • Alchemy (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • AQ (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Asiapac (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Asiaray (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Catchon Finn (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Crimson (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • EdiPress Media (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • First Page (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • HK4As (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Identica (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Intermedia (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Kymechow (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Manifesto (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • MediaOnAsia (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • RoadShow (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • SCMP (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Shadow Factory (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • SI Partners (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Sinclair (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Substance (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Totem Media (Hong Kong, 2019)
  • Executive Group (Belgrade, 2021)
  • Libra Consulting (Belgrade, 2021)
  • MullenLowe and Friends (Belgrade, 2021)
  • New Moment (Belgrade, 2021)
  • Represent Communications (Belgrade, 2021)
  • Avenue Consulting Group (Yerevan, 2021)
  • Business School of Marketing & Innovations (Yerevan, 2021)
  • Davel Creative (Yerevan, 2021)
  • Indigo Branding (Yerevan, 2021)
  • Media Group (Yerevan, 2021)
  • 7awi (Dubai, 2022)
  • Blue Apple (Dubai, 2022)
  • Digital Hyve (Dubai, 2022)
  • Dubai Media City (Dubai, 2022)
  • Eleven777 (Dubai, 2022)
  • Entourage (Dubai, 2022)
  • Equation Media (Dubai, 2022)
  • Hyper Media (Dubai, 2022)
  • Impact BBDO (Dubai, 2022)
  • Lemon Advertising (Dubai, 2022)
  • Radix Media (Dubai, 2022)
  • Russian Emirates (Dubai, 2022)
  • TBWA Raad (Dubai, 2022)
  • Whyletz (Dubai, 2022)
  • Xentrix Global (Dubai, 2022)
  • Ads4TR Agency (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Bersay Communications (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Clockwork (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Dardenia (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Dermoskin (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Digital Exchange (Istanbul, 2022)
  • DOTS Group (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Dunya (Istanbul, 2022)
  • FCBArtGroup (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Group DP (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Happy People (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Hype (Istanbul, 2022)
  • INK Holding (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Keys Media (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Krea MICE (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Lemnis Group (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Lorbi (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Markam (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Marker Group (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Matilek (Istanbul, 2022)
  • MBK Group (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Meta Communication (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Porgin (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Puck Global (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Punch BBDO (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Reach (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Sanap (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Scarlet Media (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Standby (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Tazefikir Global (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Turhan Project (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Ultra (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Walther Kranz (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Winnovest (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Yaqota Real Estate (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Yeniletisim (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Zarakol (Istanbul, 2022)
  • Mazalan Comunicaciones (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Moscu (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • NEXc (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Ogilvy (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Samy Alliance (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Feedback PR (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Beyond Media (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Latcom (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • JC (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Grupo Clarin (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • estudio/nk (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Kids Corp (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Sherlock Communications (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Zenda Digital (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • Super (Buenos Aires, 2023)
  • 99° (Montevideo, 2023)
  • WILD FI (Montevideo, 2023)
  • Essensight (Jakarta, 2023)
  • DMP Communications (Jakarta, 2023)
  • DM Pratama Group (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Etab (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Glance (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Seven Sunday Films (Jakarta, 2023)
  • AiSensum (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Indonesia Advisory (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Bening Digital Indonesia (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Voxxy (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Betagged (Jakarta, 2023)
  • SAB (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Kava (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Mantra (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Ideoworks (Jakarta, 2023)
  • M&C Saatchi (Jakarta, 2023)
  • Association of Advertising & Marketing (Singapore, 2023)
  • Splash (Singapore, 2023)
  • That Marketing Guy (Singapore, 2023)
  • Grove (Singapore, 2023)
  • Briq (Singapore, 2023)
  • Ad Planet (Singapore, 2023)
  • Metric Design (Singapore, 2023)
  • Parrot Social (Singapore, 2023)
  • Coconuts Media (Singapore, 2023)
  • International Advertising Association (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • IAA World Congress (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • Dentsu (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • Pocket Stories (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • Visual Retale (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • Ampersand Advisory (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • Media Prima (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)
  • ISC International (Kuala-Lumpur, 2023)

 

 

How will the meeting go? What’s the agenda?

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to visit you at your office, which is our preferred choice.

However, if that proves to be challenging, we’ll arrange a conference room at some meeting space / hotel / coworking space in they city’s business district.

Usually, our networking meetings last for approximately two hours.

Here's a suggested simple & straightforward agenda for our gatherings:

Simple get-to-know-you agenda

 

  1. Quick Round of Mutual Introductions: We start with brief introductions, allowing everyone to get to know each other. A concise self-presentation is encouraged, including details about each participating agency's specialization, key activities, and future interests.
  1. Brief Agency Presentation (Hosts): We appreciate it when our hosts provide a brief and informal presentation of their agency. This serves as an excellent opportunity to cover the essentials, such as showcasing your work, philosophy, and approach to clients' tasks.
  1. Sharing Ideas and Proposals: We encourage our participants to share their thoughts and proposals regarding potential joint projects. This can encompass clients interested in market expansion, digital and marketing tools for sharing or launching, and feedback on these ideas.
  1. Exploring Cooperation Opportunities: At this stage, we delve into the grounds for potential cooperation and make notes for future discussions.
  1. Interactive Q&A Session: The bulk of our meeting time is dedicated to a lively Q&A session. We address various topics, including market dynamics, tools, technology, and potential clients. The group typically has numerous questions, and we rely on our moderator, the head of the group, to ensure a mutually beneficial discussion.
  1. Informal Networking: We conclude with informal private chats, allowing for future contacts and connections.

So, nothing strict, actually.

Usually, it’s just a basic intro / quick credentials, sharing of some work with each other, some insights on the market and mutual opportunities, simple networking and discovering how we can useful to each other.

Basically, just very informal gatherting with lots of Q&As both ways over coffee or beers.

 

Or we could run our meeting in a more “organized” and issue-focused way.

Here are a few other options:

Examples of a more dedicated agendas

 

Sometimes, when we do agency visits and the hosting agency teams join us for a couple of hours, we can have a workshop session to facilitate experience exchange and make it more structured and fun.

  1. Joint Work on a Sample Client Brief: For instance, we may jointly work in mixed teams on a client’s brief, and offer our hosting agency some international insight and new ideas from our side on how to handle it, while gaining insights about local approaches from our hosts as well. That’s a good learning opportunity for both of us.
  1. Toolkit Exchange: Another example is a session of “tools exchange”, where we share with our hosts the toolkits that we use for our agency management tasks, handling clients, analytics, digital platforms that we employ, etc. And the hosts show us their tech stack as well. This is often very insightful, because we all enrich ourselves with new instruments.
  1. Structure & Processes: Or this can be a session of a “structure and process discovery” where we share with each other how (and why) are our teams functioning, what we’ve tried, what works, what doesn’t. For example, how we handle talent management and growth, how we track performance and efficiency, etc.

Since we are all from different markets and don’t really compete, almost never meet in client pitches, thus, we can be very open and sincere with each other during these meetings.

Eventually it is up to our hosts to choose the format that they find interesting and suitable for them.

 

In any case, all these meetings are very-very informal and friendly.

We firmly believe that these meetings are incredibly beneficial for all participants and definitely are an enjoyable and enlightening experiences for the hosting agency or company.

In the words of one of our hosts:

"Guys, you won’t believe it, but this has been highly fruitful for our team, because you have asked us questions that we would have never asked ourselves."

 

What’s the next step?

We really believe that our clients may benefit from our partnerships with Bangkok's agencies and their approach to creative communication.

And, perhaps, we can bring something to the table for you as well.

So if you and/or your team have a few free hours during the week of Feb 19-23rd, we'd be thrilled to meet with you.

This is why I'm proposing this brief meeting to explore the opportunities that are currently unfolding for potential partnerships.

Let's meet up and research these possibilities together.

Please let me know if you are open to that.

Feel free to email me at pivovarov@adconsult.ru, message me on LinkedIn at @romanpivovarov or on WhatsApp / Telegram / phone at +54 9 11 2680 7568.

We’ll discuss the preferred format of the meeting and set up the exact date & time

I look forward to connecting with you soon.

👍 Thanks!

 

Further Q&A

Why do we do this?

 

The primary objective of these meetings is to foster experience exchange, promote networking, and facilitate connections between Russophone and global advertising businesses. We aim to explore the potential for future collaborations.

During these gatherings, we engage in discussions about advertising approaches, client interactions, management challenges, and virtually any topic of mutual interest. This exchange of ideas and insights proves to be immensely valuable for both our group members and our gracious hosts.

At ADCONSULT, we view our mission in these projects as bringing the Russophone advertising market closer to international standards and facilitating its integration into the global advertising community.

 

What else we do at ADCONSULT?

 

International networking tours and trips represent just one facet of our portfolio.

At ADCONSULT, our core mission revolves around serving the "Russophone" (Russian-speaking) advertising, media, digital, and creative media markets.

Since 2005, we have been delivering consulting and training expertise to over 1200 advertising agencies and media companies across the region.

Our key activities encompass a wide spectrum, including consulting projects, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), leadership training, and facilitating business networking opportunities for agencies and industry professionals.

Our clientele is diverse, ranging from Moscow-based branches of global MNCs (such as WPP, Omnicom, IPG, Publicis, Dentsu, Havas, and others) to prominent independent creative studios, small regional advertising agencies, local media outlets and marketing services companies.

While we maintain partnerships with major Russian marketing and advertising societies and associations (such as AKAR and ADINDEX), our primary focus lies in driving business development, offering leadership education, and fostering networking opportunities within the advertising and media industry.

Our dedication is to support the industry’s professional growth rather than focusing on market research, ratings, awards, or policymaking and lobbying efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

So this time we're coming to Thailand, the world's hotspot for creativity and talent.

 

 

 

 

What’s the benefit?

 

Background

We’ve originally in Russophone (Russian-speaking) markets, including Russia, ex-USSR countries, Eastern Europe, and other regions with a significant Russian-speaking presence. We bring together approximately 1200 agencies for networking, collaboration, and joint project

 

 

 

 

Some FAQs :)

 

 

 

 

I'm confident that this meeting will be mutually beneficial and lead to exciting prospects.

Please let me know if you are interested.

We will be in Kuala-Lumpur on Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th.

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet at your office, which is our preferred choice.

However, if that proves to be challenging, we can try to arrange for a meeting room at a hotel in downtown Kuala-Lumpur on our end, ensuring flexibility in our arrangements.