About

Arda Erdik
Executive Creative Director / Instructor


Arda Erdik is one of the most awarded creative director in Turkey, winning over 200 national and international awards (including 4 Grand Prix), in last 3 years.

He started his career in advertising as a copywriter in 2001, joining DDB İstanbul Group in 2006.

In 2012, he took a career break and had a little tour around the world.

After the break he came back to İstanbul, and joined Tribal Worldwide İstanbul as creative director, in 2013.

With his creative leadership, Tribal Worldwide İstanbul became one of the most creative agencies in Turkey with the biggest global and local brands like Audi, Vodafone, İşBank…

In 2013, Marketing Turkey magazine listed him as one of the most promising ad-man in Turkey.
In 2014, MediaCat magazine listed him as one of the 50 creative (art, cinema, advertising, etc) in Turkey.
In 2016, MediaCat magazine listed him as one of the 10 creative leaders of the year.


In 2016, he became the President of Tribal Worldwide İstanbul.

He is also member of the board in Turkish Association of Advertising Agencies.

Since 2011, he is also a lecturer of Copywriting in Advertising at Kadir Has University, in İstanbul.

Experience

Turkish Association Of Advertising Agencies - Member Of The BoardJanuary 2017 - Present
Tribal Worldwide İstanbul - PresidentNovember 2016 - Present
Tribal Worldwide İstanbul - Executive Creative Director - January 2013 - Present
Kadir Has University İstanbul - Instructor September 2011 - Present
Apple London - Freelance Creative DirectorDecember 2012 - December 2013
Medina Turgul DDB - Creative Group Head - January 2011 - June 2012
Medina Turgul DDB - Copywriter - December 2006 - January 2011
Ajans Ultra - Copywriter February 2005 - November 2006
Reta - CopywriterSeptember 2002 - August 2004

Awards

2017
Crystal Apple: 26 Awards
Effie Awards: 2 Golds  + Silver + Bronze
Felis Awards: 22 Awards
Kırmızı Awards: 9 Awards
Epica Awards: Silver

2016
MediaCat: Next Generation Agency of the Year
Crystal Apple: Grand Prix + Top 2 Most Awarded Agency (40 Awards)
Felis Awards: Grand Prix + Next Generation Agency of the Year (23 Awards)
Kırmızı Awards: Grand Prix + Most Awarded Agency (27 Awards)
Epica Awards: Silver + 2 Shortlists
Golden Drum: 2 Silver Drums + 4 Shortlists

2015
Cannes Lions: 
Bronze Lion + 2 Shortlists
Clio Awards: 2 Shortlists
Crystal Apple: Grand Prix + 19 Awards
Eurobest: 2 Shortlists
Epica Awards: Silver + 2 Bronze
New York Festivals: Finalist
Golden Drum: Silver Drum + Shortlist
Effie Awards: Gold Effie
Felis Awards: 14 Awards
Kırmızı Awards: 15 Awards

2014
Advertising Age: Next Generation Agency of the Year
Crystal Apple: 8 Awards
Felis Awards: Next Generation Agency of the Year (15 Awards)
Eurobest: 3 Shortlists
Epica Awards: Gold + Bronze
Golden Drum: Silver Drum + Shortlist

2013
Crystal Apple: 13 Awards
Effie Awards: 2 Golds
Felis Awards: 7 Awards

2002-2012
As a copywriter, won over 50 awards and finalists
including Cannes Lions, Eurobest, New York Festivals, Crystal Apple...