Maja Krištafor: An activist in the digital age

Maja Krištafor: An activist in the digital age


Hi everyone!

Today’s guest is young, talented and inspiring Maja Krištafor. She is an activist, journalist, freelancer, social media manager, and so much more.

She will tell us more about what it means to be an activist in the digital age.

Who is she?

She calls herself “an activist in the making” while raising awareness about problems that the younger generations are facing, organising workshops, projects and fights for equality among young people in her community.


From a young age, she was a person with a wide range of interests, ambitions and desires. Maja first studied biotechnology in Rijeka, where she volunteered on numerous projects and became the Student Association of Biotechnology president. In the meantime, she became a national coordinator of the conference, different events and radio co-host.

Soon realised that her path will lead her in a different direction, where she moved to Zagreb, starting her life from scratch. She dived in the marketing PR waters as a social media manager and a field journalist.

We’ve talked about what makes her life so compelling and what are her passions in life:

  • what does it mean to be an activist,
  • her experience as a journalist in times of COVID-19,
  • how is she using digital media to raise awareness for problems in today’s society?


How would she describe an activist in three words?

“An activist is ambitious, thick-skinned and willing to take action fast.” – Maja K.

Tune in and listen to Maja’s experiences and advice about:

  • her first experiences as an activist,
  • what are the first steps for taking action
  • topics that she is taking action on and raising awareness about them!


Also, do not miss the QUICK & EASY WAVES! – Random questions that I was dying to ask Maja!

Websites/ Reference mentioned in the podcast:

Maja Krištafor Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/majakristafor/?hl=hr

Maja Krištafor LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maja-kristafor/?originalSubdomain=hr

Maja Krištafor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFQ6SKPNpAZ8WL1mkGL-kOw

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcast, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast and Radio Public.

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Guys have fun and make some waves!

With love,


Maria Simurina
Maria Šimurina
Account Executive at Imago Ogilvy

I had the opportunity to work with Tena for two straight years on the Franck tea category, a category and the brand that was especially dear to her and me.
In the Client-Agency relationship, the Client’s trust is crucial, and I could sense that with Tena, which of course reflected on the cooperation and working atmosphere on each project.
She left the creative thinking to the Agency with great confidence, and with her knowledge of the category, she further enriched each project.

What I especially loved about Tena was her emphasis on excellence and high quality, from the smallest communication material, all the way to the 360 ‘campaign concepts.
I want to thank her for all the joint projects, late production hours and gatherings and I wish her much success on her new journey!

Dario Galinec

I worked with Tena on several projects after she was appointed responsible for digital marketing in Franck. The most important was Franck webshop implementation, where she was the project leader. Tena manages to get along with pretty complex project coordination on a number of activities through all internal organizational units (IT, Supply Chain, Sales, Accounting, …) as well as with external partners working on webshop functionalities, design, payment execution etc. She is young, curious, ambitious, knows what she wants and not afraid to pursue it.

Tea Zavački
Entrepreneur and Business Coach

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Marketing Manager

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Tena is not only out of box thinker- there is no box to put her in as continuously suggesting new approaches and ideas to implement in fast-changing market environment.

Senior Brand Manager

In the last two years, I had a great privilege to work and cooperate with Tena while she was a brand manager as well as a digital manager in Franck. Professionally I can say that Tena is a responsible, reliable, hard-working colleague and great team player always ready to help. Despite her short work experience, with her acquire knowledge, she successfully launched several products, campaigns, helped in setting up of brand strategies and in the digital transformation of the company. She is continuously seeking new knowledge and proposes new ideas on how to maximize promotional activities as well as how to improve the business in general. Any team or company can benefit from her knowledge and skills. But above all that Tena is a great person and dear friend that I would like to have and keep in my life.