Balticbest organisers will submit the Gold and Grand Prix winning entries to EPICA and Eurobest festivals free of charge. So it is fair to say that we offer entry to three festivals for the price of one.”

The Balticbest 2019 award competition is open for entries from small European countries (population less than 5 million), such as Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Iceland, Cyprus, Malta, Georgia, Luxembourg, etc.

Good parties don’t make up for a boring festival. Nor do good presentations. It`s a mix of both that makes it an experience to remember. It`s about having fun and gaining insight you can profit from in the future.

Balticbest 2019 connects friends and finds mutual benefits. An event where to meet, learn and spend some quality time. But also leaving with a real benefit - whether it`s a new friend, a new piece of knowledge or (if you’re lucky) an award.

We’ll meet on August 30th in Tallinn. Tallinn, similarly to the Baltics, is a small community where everybody knows everybody. We see this as a huge advantage, because good advice, new business or just a friendly chat is always just minutes away.

Instead of listening to marketing experts` presentations, we’ll have the chance to step inside their shoes and visit them in their natural workplace, thus gaining insight about their challenges, ideas and the company’s overall structure. And finally the cherry on the top - a superb party and award gala full of excellent food, drinks, laughs, awards and hopefully - new friends. All making up for a truly eventful last Friday of August.

The price 199€ (+VAT 20%) includes company visits + award ceremony + afterparty.
The gala price is 79€ (+VAT 20%).


Meet the leaders, discuss marketing, look around, make new friends (with benefits)

The tour bus will take you and approx 30 other Baltic marketers to three hand-picked exciting Estonian companies. Choose between 3 tours



10.15 - 11.45 Bolt (ex-Taxify)

The most famous Estonian company in the World!

12.00 - 12.30 Rataskaevu 16

Number one restaurant in Tallinn according Tripadvisor

The service, quality and cosy atmosphere here make it worth coming back to. The cuisine is fresh, imaginative and their home-made artisan bread is in a word - delicious. They do hold the 'number one' spot on 'Tripadvisor'.

The owner Rain Tunger will share his views on creating the best customer experience.

13.45 - 15.15 Velvet   Interview with Janno Siimar, Velvet Design Lead & Partner HERE

The coolest agency in Tallinn

Velvet is an independent strategic agency with 35 employees.

Their clients include Estonian National Museum, Sportland, Varrak Publishing, Enics, Ericsson, NATO, Danske Bank, WHO, Estonian Defence Industry, NOW! Innovations, Viru Keskus, Tallinn University of Technology, Government Office of Estonia, Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Elering, Sportland, Starman, Novira Capital,

MarkIT, Teleport, SEB Bank, Enterprise Estonia, Skype, Bank of Estonia, Vital Fields and many others.

Velvet_Janno Siimar_BalticBest2019 from Best Marketing on Vimeo.

15.30 - 17.00 La Muu ice cream company

The most exciting Estonian non- tech startup

La Muu is the leading Estonian organic ice cream brand

Since starting in 2012, La Muu has achieved a 22% market share in the 0.5l ice cream tub segment in Estonia. Their pint-size gelato-type ice cream is sold in more than 280 locations. La Muu products are made of 100% organic produce, but most importantly - they are ridiculously tasty!



10.15 - 11.45 Telia Estonia     Interview with Telia Estonia marketing director Ranno Pajuri HERE

The leading mobile telco in Estonia

Telia Estonia is one of the biggest advertisers in the country. Their marketing team members will share their view on marketing management (and how to work with agencies)

Telia Eesti_Ranno Pajuri_BalticBest 2019 from Best Marketing on Vimeo.

12.00 - 13.30 Baltic Station Market

The hippest retail space in Talinn

The new Balti Jaama Turg (Baltic Station Market in English) is a unique universal market in Estonia where people can buy and sell food, manufactured goods, antiques and much more. There are almost 300 different merchants and shops at the market.

Trading takes place on three different levels and in the kiosks and stands outside the buildings.

13.45 - 15.15 ad agencies TBC

15.30 - 17.00 Põhjala Brewery

The flagship of Estonian microbreweries

Põhjala Brewery was founded in 2011 by four Estonian beer enthusiasts and home brewers. Põhjala currently exports to over 30 markets around the world and to almost every country in Europe.


Põhjala_Enn Parel_BalticBest2019 from Best Marketing on Vimeo.


10.15 - 11.45 Pipedrive

One of the most successful startups in Europe

Founded in 2010, Pipedrive software is used by 85,000 companies around the World today.

12.00 - 13.30 Apollo + O’Learys

The biggest entertainment company in Estonia

In 2016, Apollo won The Global Service Design award.

13.45 - 15.15 SEB Bank

The bank that puts the customer first

15.30 - 17.00 Liviko 

Estonia’s national producer of quality alcocholThe home of legendary Vana Tallinn

Founded in 1898, Liviko is Estonia’s national producer of quality alcohol and the leading alcohol company that operates in all three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Liviko currently exports its products to 29 countries.



19:00 - 01:00

We think conferences shouldn’t be all fun and games. Of course, they can be. But they’re also for gaining some kind of a benefit, something useful that you can put into practice.

Believe it or not, it’s the same with partying. Don’t get us wrong: parties should definitely be fun! But we want to offer something extra. Something you can bring home with you afterwards: whether it’s a new experience, contact or even an award. That's why this year we are connecting friends with benefits - come to (re)connect with your friends from all over the Baltics and leave with an actual benefit.

The evening consists of two parts.

The gala starts with John Gordillo stand up show and continues with award ceremony.

John Gordillo is a British stand up comedian that likes to joke about the weird and wonderful life of marketing. We believe taking yourself too seriously can be dangerous. So let’s be friendly instead.

The second part of the evening takes place in the Kitchen&Bar Kärbes. You can expect cozy amosphere, good food, drinks and company. This is the time to relax, laugh, make some new connections and celebrate with the winners. Liisi Voolaid, a very talented Estonian DJ, sets the mood for the night.



  1. Lisa Careborg, Creative Director and Partner, Happy Forsman & Bodenfors  (SWE) - JURY PRESIDENT

  2. Magnus Luzhkov, Founder and CEO at Optimist Group (EST)

  3. Jani Niipola, Editor at Markkinointi & Mainonta (FIN)

  4. Andris Rubins, Managing Director at DDB Latvia (LAT)

          Read interview with Andris Rubins HERE
  5. Jurate Zuolyte, Editor at Delfi.lt/ 360.lt  (LIT)

  6. Davor Bruketa, Creative Director and Owner at Bruketa & Zinic & Grey  (CRO)

  7. Dasha Karpilovich, Head Of Marketing at Huawei Consumer Business Group (Baltics)
          Red interview with Dasha Karpilovich HERE

  8. Annija Mezhgaile, Managing Director at Latvian Art Directors Club (LAT)



Balticbest competition is open for entries now: http://defol.io/balticbest/2019


BALTICBEST 2019 Latvian and Lithuanian all inclusive packages.

The price 399 € (price with VAT 478.80€) includes: 

- return flight Vilnius-Tallinn-Vilnius / Riga-Tallinn-Riga
- 1 night in shared double room at Shnelli Hotel
- company visits 
- award ceremony
- afterparty

Register HERE!

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