Elviss Zants

Creative Strategy Director, GOLIN Riga

Elviss Zants has been a communicator in some shape or form for most of his life – from an early journalistic ambition as a young publicist to Junior Creative Director position at the DDB offices in Riga working with such brands as TELE2, then TBWA\ with McDonald’s and BMW, then heading the creative team at an independent, yet witty agency called airport. Alongside agency work Elviss has helped create and establish long-lasting cultural phenomenons here in Riga – the electronic dance music clubs Essential and ONE ONE, Riga International Film Festival (Riga IFF), and a cult meeting place of his generation – the META-KAFE. Parallel to communication and building of brands his heart lies in music – forever the restless DJ he is also a musician working for film and within the realm of experimental industrial music. Lately, Elviss has found a home as Creative Strategy Director within the Golin Riga family – a PR agency that takes that notion way broader than just doing media.