Levante Kovacs

Chief Creative Officer, White Rabbit Budapest
Levente co-founded his Hungary-based indie agency 14 years ago after stints at HKB Bozell and JWT Budapest, moving from junior copywriter to being CCO at White Rabbit Budapest. He is a strategic thinker and a problem solver, who has developed strong and compelling brand narratives for clients such as: Heineken, Shell, KitKat, Vodafone, WWF. His work has been recognized at multiple shows including Cannes, D&AD, Clio, LIA, NYF, Epica, Webby; he's also been honoured to judge many of the industry's major contests from Young Guns to Cannes Lions. During his career he's achieved several 'firsts' for the Hungarian industry – including the first Hungarian piece of work to make the cover of Luerzer's Archive and winning the country's first Platina Effie for long-term effectiveness. Nowadays White Rabbit Budapest is the most awarded, internationally most acclaimed creative agency of Hungary. While helping brands and businesses embrace purpose-driven strategies and ideas, he's a keen advocate of raising creative standards, and nurture talented individuals. A guest lecturer at the Budapest Business University, he also runs a blog about advertising history (Advertising Chronicles) and translates marketing and advertising books into Hungarian.