Milka POGLIANI
Creative Director,
Milan

Milka started her career by joining a group of directors with RAI (Italian State Television) as a screen-writer.

After a few years she accepted a job offer as a copywriter in advertising. She reaped her experience by working for international networks, such as JWT and Benton & Bowles. In 1979, she started to work with McCann Erickson as a senior copywriter, then as Executive Creative Director, and then in her final role as Chairman European Creative Council EMEA – Europe, Middle East, Africa; Chairman and Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup Italy.

She has taken part on the Juries of the most important international advertising festivals (Cannes, Clio, Cresta, Andy Awards, Eurobest and Golden Drum).

As a Creative Director she has won many international awards including the Grand Prix, gold, silver and bronze Lions at Cannes Festival and other awards including the New York Festivals, Cresta International, London International Advertising Awards, Art Directors Club of New York, Art Directors Club of Europe, Eurobest (London), besides prestigious Italian creative awards.

From 1999 to 2002 Milka was Chairman of the Art Directors Club of Italy.

Milka was the Cresta Grand Jury President in 2008.