Genc Meraku, a successful entrepreneur

Genc Meraku (born 7th of August 1974) is one of the leading authorities within the field of Marketing and Communication in Kosovo. He is a successful businessman, investor and business advisor, proud father and a philanthropist. Genc established the biggest Marketing communication agency, Zero Pozitive Publicis, which currently employs 51 professionals and has created the biggest ad campaigns in the history of post-war Kosovo. He is also the establisher of the management group “TOK Holding“ that provides management services for various corporations in country and internationally. He was the youngest candidate in country’s recent history to run for the Mayor of Capitol, Prishtina. Genc was a Professor and Lecturer in the field of Marketing Communication and Business Development at the American University of Kosovo.

Business ventures

As a Chairman and Owner of the Zero Pozitive Publicis, he brought together the strategic, creative and technological expertise in order to achieve communication excellence on a national and international scale. By offering strength and depth in diverse disciplines such as communication strategy, integrated marketing campaigns, brand building, advertising, media, public relations and direct marketing, he developed Zero Pozitive Publicis into the biggest agency in the country that holds the only International Publicis Franchise in Kosovo. Zero Pozitive Publicis created the biggest ad campaigns in country with around 600 TV commercials, 8.000 promotional activities and 350 different events. In addition, Genc created the TOK Holding, functioning as a tailor-made Management Group, providing management services to direct investment groups in Kosovo and abroad. Its unique position in the market derives from the complete Corporate Governance structure, organized to deliver the highest international standard services and products. TOK’s business endeavors range from agriculture to renewable energy, including hospitality management and real estate.

Publications and presentations

In 2008, Genc Meraku wrote a book titled “Kosova the potential”, an investigation into successful Strategic Planning context, utilizing ‘Country of Origin’ effect and ‘e-Government Strategies’, in order to enhance ‘National Advantages’ in international marketplace.

He presented “Kosova Open for Business” in 2006 – project outlining economic development plans for Kosovo in Washington D.C. and New York, USA.

As a part of “World Creative Forum 2004”, Genc presented the project proposal on strategic and tactical activities for creative industry development in UK and South East Europe.

Honors and Awards

In 2003, the Institute of Direct Marketing awarded Genc with the IDM Certificate (Distinction). Also, in 2003 he was awarded from the same institute with the IDM Postgraduate Award (First Prize).Genc Meraku is also a recipient of the decoration from the Multinational Brigade East US KFOR 7. Genc was acknowledged with the appreciation from the Head Office of David Blunt for organizing the “UK Open Day in Prishtina”, including the performance of James Blunt.