Meet Jukka Ahola – The Finnish Copywriter

Jukka Ahola is an award-winning Finnish copywriter. His family hashtag is #GoodThingsWillCome.

Portfolio


The Banjo Man: Lenovo’s Day in the Life campaign video
Roles: screenwriter, actor
Production: Fanciful Fox

Young Lions Finland Marketers winner

Stand up for Finnish Work: Young Lions Finland Marketers GOLD 2017
Company: Polar
Partner: Noora Kangas, Polar

 

Made on Tongal: Jukka Ahola
Roles: screenwriter, actor
Production: Fanciful Fox

 

Be Out of the Ordinary: Mattel’s Monster High short film
Role: screenwriter
Production: Nanea Miyata

 

A Shortumentary for the University of Oulu
Roles: screenwriter and creative concepting
Agency: Siberia


Share the Burden
Cannes Young Lions Finland, Film Gold, 2015
Role: screenwriter
Partner: Ville Pohjonen

 

Awards

Young Lions Finland, Marketers GOLD, 2017
– 1st prize, Mökillä Short Story Competition, 2017
– 1st prize, J. H. Erkko Writing Competition for Short Stories, 2016
– Tongies 2016: Best Long-Form Video: Jukka | The Banjoman

– 1st Prize, Martti Joenpolvi’s Short Story Competition, 2016
– Young Creatives Finland, short list, 2015
– 2nd prize, J. H. Erkko Writing Competition for Poetry, 2015
– Young Lions Finland, Film GOLD, 2015
– City of Oulu Culture Award, 2013
– 1st prize, J. H. Erkko Writing Competition for Short Stories, 2016

 Published Work

– “Helmi und Loviisa”, short story in the German anthology Weniger eine Leiche als vielmehr eine Figur: Erzählungen aus dem Ostseeraum (Reinecke & Voß, 2016)
– “Helmi ja Loviisa”, short story in the Finnish anthology Novellit 2016 (Gummerus 2016)
– “Lauri”, short story in the Finnish anthology Metsällä (Maahenki, 2015)

What others are saying

“This work is exactly what we were looking for in the Marketers category. We saw highly energetic performers and an idea that had been honed to perfection. This work and its creators have the chance to prove their worth as young lions on the international stage.”
– Young Lions Finland, Media & Marketers Jury, 2017

“The video had a big idea and a fantastic storyline. This is the only entry that really got under our skin. Clear gold!”
– Young Lions Finland competition jury, 2015

Work Experience

Copywriter
Polar Electro, 2015–2017

Copywriter
Ad Agency Siberia, 2012–2015

Marketing Communications Teacher
University of Oulu, Department of Finnish, 2012–2014

Creative freelancer
Translator, writer, editor and screenwriter, 2010–

Education

MA in English philology, University of Oulu, 2012. Studies in Finnish, Latin, Ancient Greek and marketing.

A semester abroad studying graphic design and journalism at Newcastle University, Australia and journalism in Università di Bologna, Italy.