—Gürkan Akkurt is a creative, copywriter based in Berlin.
He draws inspiration from culture, art, and spicy food.
My journey started at TBWA\Heimat Berlin where I learned a lot about the professional approach to solving problems of the big brands. I’ve been given more responsibilities after I managed to show myself with my contribution to the creative process of Google Maps and by writing the main slogan of the pan-European FANTA campaign.
The knowledge and connections I acquired there, allowed me to work on many cool projects on a freelance basis, but mostly on running our own Berlin-based digital agency Godzillas where I experienced diverse roles such as Business Development and Sales Manager. As a result, we created a large network of happy clients around the world in a couple of years.
Joined to 4129Grey days before the pandemic started, and together with the fantastic SWAT team we stormed extraordinary projects for brands like Mastercard and Socrates Magazine.
I was also lucky to contribute to my Creative Director Ahmet Terzioglu’s advertising podcast/blog Portfolio Stalker as a social stalker.
For me, intuitional thinking and imagining the perfect end result is the key to solve problems. I can shift my thinking from tear-jerking drama to the most absurd entertaining ideas at a fast pace and provide a rich palette of perspectives on a single feature.
I strive to keep my values high, my curiosity sharp, and my creative punches tight. And I am always motivated to learn more.
Curiosity, Copywriting, Conceptual Thinking, Tech-savvy, Simplifying, Pizza.
- Adforum PHNX Awards 2022
- Future Lions 2022
- Future Lions 2021
New York Festivals, Madstars, Caples Awards, PHNX Awards, MMA Smarties, Felis, Crystal Apple, FWA, Eurobest, New Media Award, Lürzer's Archive, Effie, Lovie, AME Awards, Young Guns - 20Guns
Turkish, English, German, Discord.
Sr. Creative | Copywriter, 01.2023 – Present
• Disney+, McDonald’s, AKBANK, BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, EnerjiSA, Esarj, Arzum, Carrefour
Creative | Copywriter, 03.2020 – 08.2022
• Mastercard, Socrates Magazine, AgeSA, NIKE, Renault
Creative | Sales Manager, 03.2015 – Present
• Digital Marketing Agentur • www.godzillas.tech
Creative | Copywriter, 01.2014 – 01.2015
• Hornbach, Coca Cola Company (FANTA), BMW/MINI, Watchever, OTTO, Ferrero, Adidas, Google Maps