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Chiefs Apprentice by MasterCard

Influencer and a vlogger Jan Macarol sets of on a six-month voyage to master basic culinary skills and convince chef Uroš Štefelin to let him in his kitchen. Chef tests his „apprentice“ with 7 priceless challenges and sends him on a quest for culinary knowledge. Altogether 14 vlogs.

hef‘s video challenges had varied from culinary, lifestyle to philosophy and practice, and had allowed the „apprentice“ to be innovative in interpreting and meeting them head-on. Influencer‘s skill progress had progressed shared in online vlogs, printed articles and with photo/video content on social media.

To fulfill each task the influencer had a Mastercard card at his disposal. For the purpose of cross-promotion, some challenges will leverage the existing Mastercard merchants (Hervis, Big Bang, Cineplexx, Tuš, OMV, Sonček).



Jan on Wheels
36 vlogs

The show was co-produced and project lead by the advertising agency Mayer McCann. Together with Jan, they built a strategy for a custom vlog »show«.

Culinary is a universal passion category which evokes the most basic pleasures and is relatable to each and every cardholder.

A premium culinary co-branding creates the opportunity for a long-term activation and relevant content creation. An innovative story format allows generating interesting, entertaining and engaging content through the year.

This communication concept enables Mastercard to leverage its existing local assets, subtly incorporating them in the culinary content, and secure a beneficial cross-promotion.


Jan in the City 
36 vlogs

Jan loves to get as much pleasure out of life as possible. He is a typical urban nomad a hedonist, discovering news cool places in his home city, services that excite him, food places he loves, things he loves to do in his free time. He will also do several cool cityscapes and trips to several destinations. Some also quite exotic!


Jan on Tech
36 vlogs

New technology was always a part of Jan’s life. This year Jan decides to tackle some technological myths in a series of videos about technologies. Not directly connected always just to one product. He still goes to international presentations and does the phone reviews. But he is mainly focusing on everyday users questions about technology. What to watch when buying a new TV, Can your phone be your wallet, ectr…