Sportnet & Vecernji list
Bruno started his professional career in sports by writing for largest private sport news portal Sportnet.hr (www.hrsport.net). After covering Eurobasket 2007 in Spain as a youngest sport writer, he continued his career as a sport journalist for largest media company in Croatia, Styria, writing for Vecernji list.
Top 3 sport news portal in SEE region
Bruno led team which launched sport focused news portal Sportal.hr (part of Vecernji list’s digital activities) and in next 9 months reached top 3 sport portals in SEE region. Sportal.hr team was first to implement 24/7 live coverage of Olympics 2008 in Beijing and successfully covered football Euro 2008 & football World Cup 2010 along with many other global and regional sport events.
hours a day Sportal.hr team worked during Olympics 2008
PR for global brands
Next step in his career was public relations field where he led communication activities for companies like Nokia Croatia, P&G brands, Pernod Ricard brands, among many.
In last four years Bruno launched seven startups many of which had strong relations with sport. Also, Bruno worked with sport clubs on promotion and was involved with promo activities launched by fans.
Nikola started gathering professional experience in sports in 2007 during studies at his University where he became the Head of Sports Association. The same year he became a member of the Executive Committee at Rijeka University Sports Assocciation where he had a leading role in the Projects Department. During time spent in Rijeka, he was a part of the organizing team of numerous major international university sports events including European University Championships in volleyball, handball, basketball and football.
European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016
Nikola continued his career as a Vice-president of the Bidding Committee for the European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016. He was also the Head of Projects Department and a team leader responsible for preparing and delivering project proposals through which the organization raised more than €150.000. Finally, he became the Deputy Director of Games Operations of this largest multi – sport event held in Europe in 2016.
accreditations issued for participants of European Universities Games Zagreb - Rijeka 2016
Committed to sports
If you ever participated in any sport, you know that every inch counts. Nikola is convinced that the same is in life. He thinks of himself as a team player, future focused, goal orientated and creative, very good in policy and strategy design. He is addicted to details and loves to work under pressure because it keeps his energy level high. If he would have to choose one proverb that defines him it would be „Calm is contagious“.
Professional athlete & communicator
Vedran is a former professional basketball player with a Communications degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is also a 4-year letter winner as a Northwestern Wildcat. In his senior season at Northwestern, Vedran was Big Ten Conference regular season leading scorer with 19,4 points per game.
USA, Israel & Croatia
After graduation, Vedran went to play basketball professionally in Israel (BC Ironi Iscar Nahariya) and Croatia (BC Cibona, BC Cedevita, BC Split) before retiring. In that period, Vedran won 2 Croatian championships, 2 Croatian cups, and led BC Cedevita to 3rd place in Eurocup in 2011.
points scored as a Northwestern Wildcat
First to help athletes
After “hanging his boots up”, with sports within his DNA, Vedran joined Overtime. It was a natural new beginning in a very known ecosystem. He is first to help fellow athletes with communication issues while combining his professional basketball career and Communications degree with sports marketing.
Started as a sports journalist
Niko has a Journalism degree and a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Political Communication from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. Topic of his final thesis was „Croatian football as a brand“. Besides working as a sports journalist for „Večernji list“ and is currently engaged for sports news portal „Sportnet.hr“, Niko has gathered experience in public relations and marketing during his work for Croatian local self-government, and for a communication management agency.
He learned to read by reading a Croatian daily sports newspaper, and he has actively and passively consumed all kinds of sports since he was five. Back during school days, Niko decided his professional work should be directed towards the industry of sport because the well-known proverb says: „Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life“.
articles on Sportnet.hr (and counting)
Specialized in football and futsal
Even though Niko loves all kinds of sports, his favorites are football and futsal. He is also very interested and engaged in the fan-owned football community, a growing trend in modern football. Also, Niko is a big supporter and a proud member of Football Club Dinamo Zagreb and Futsal Dinamo.
Sports marketing as a lifestyle
Marijan is a marketing professional focused on sport marketing. His greatest achievements are raising marketing and organisation operations of two futsal clubs from Osijek to the higher level. Marijan took part in organising futsal national team matches in Osijek.
After getting futsal club Osijek 031 out of mediocrity, Marijan helped getting the sponsorship and media coverage for futsal club Osijek VBK which changed its name to futsal club Osijek Kelme. Marijan led the marketing team which achieved the highest futsal visit in Croatia (1,460 people visited sport hall Zrinjevac for derby match).
people visited sport hall Zrinjevac for derby futsal match
Highest number of season tickets sold
For a short period of time Marijan was a marketing consultant for NK Osijek, for which he wrote the marketing plan proposal. NK Osijek sold the highest number of annual tickets in club history during the cooperation with Marijan.
Sport & Business
Marijan is a founder of web portal HRFUTSALcom which is the most widely read futsal portal in the region (www.hrfutsal.com). He is also a co-founder of a company representing sportswear brand Kelme in Croatia.