Juan Pablo is a Social Psychologist graduate from UNAM. For 6 years, he worked in market research and consulting, leading methodology and analysis design areas. In 2008, Ticketmaster invited him to create the Costumers Service Management and Insights department, focused in making the company able to generate new business strategies and improvements through the systematization of consumer research obtained knowledge.
Two years later, he left Mexico to study a master in International Management at King’s College London. Back in Mexico, he joined Euro Beker as a Strategic Planning Director. Subsequently he directed the Strategic Planning department at DDB Mexico, where he consolidated the Social Media Lab, an analysis cell specialized in the meaning of insights obtained by social interactions in the digital world.
In 2015, Juan Pablo was recruited specifically to create a new strategy team for the Leo Burnett-Olabuenaga merger which placed Leo Burnett as one of the top agencies in the country. His team has been responsible for rebuilding strategies for the most iconic brands in Mexico like Corona, Bodega Aurrera (biggest business for Walmart LATAM), Ariel and Lala.
He has also been a professor at the Strategy Bootcam at the Miami Ad School and leads his own rock band “Débil”.
Now General Stratgy Director at Dentsu Sao Paulo, previously Priscilla was Head of Strategy at Dentsu Brazil, Priscilla's past recent attribution was to lead a Strategic Brand Group at Leo Burnett in Sao Paulo responsible for brands as Bradesco, Ferrero and Heinken's Brazilian Brands Portfolio. During her career she has worked with global, regional and local projects for clients such as Modelez, Unilever, Caterpillar, Pernod Ricard, Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Kimberly-Clark, P&G, Siemens, Burger King amongst others. Her work was already recognized by Jay Chiat Award and Effie Awards. Graduated in Social Communication, with emphasis on Marketing, Priscilla has also worked at Ogilvy & Mather São Paulo and 9ine Sports & Entertainment from WPP. Nowadays she also teaches in local communication schools and is Jury for the Brazilian Effie College.
Considered one of the most important Northeast Brazilian creatives of his generation. With more than 20 years at the industry, helped building successful regional and national cases for brands such as Apple, Carrier, Castrol, Honda, GM, and many others.
Awarded, speaker and member of the jury at several global creativity festivals, such as Cannes Lions; CLIO Awards, New York Festivals, Ad Stars Asia, LIA, A’Design Awards, Cristal Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, among many others.
Named one of the "Ten most influential creatives in Brazil in 2009" by AdvertLatina. In 2016, was named by Brazilian media the Brazilian creative that most attended to creativity juries in the early 21st Century.
Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (iADAS); member of The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA); member of Art Director's Club (NY/USA). Mentor at Jump Brazil Startup Center.
In addition to his advertising activities, he is university professor and fine artist, and took part at individual and group exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, United States, England, France and Ecuador.
Gabriel Freire is an executive with more than 14 years of professional experience who has managed brands in multinationals and has led multidisciplinary teams. Gabriel has worked in mass consumption companies like Nestlé, managing communications and media. Gabriel worked at Tesalia Springs CBC as Brand Manager for the 220V Energy Drink; and Juice Category for brands: Tesalia Ice, Deli, Petit and Jugazzo. In March 2015, he joined Telefónica as Brand and Communications Manager of Tuenti and launched the brand in June of the same year. Communicationally, Gabriel has built a new telco brand that has one million customers, making it the leader of the young brand attribute for millennials and centennials in the country in the telco segment. In November 2019, he was recognized by the Lux Awards festival as Bravest Marketer of The Year. Gabriel Freire is Bachelor in Business Administration and Finance from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, has a Diploma in International Marketing from Escuela Argentina de Negocios, and has a Master in Digital Marketing from EUDE Business School from Spain.
Gabriel has been working in the advertising industry for almost 20 years. He began his career as an art director at Grey Argentina , agency in which won numerous national and international awards including two Cannes Lions in 2000.
In 2002, he moved to the US to work at Latinworks (Hispanic market in the United States), and then continued his career in Chile for four more years: holding the role of Creative Director at BBDO Chile, at AldeaSantiago and El Cielo. In Chile he won numerous awards including the Grand Effie and the country Award at the Ojo de Iberoamerica. Gabriel was part of the team that developed the presidential campaign that brought Michelle Bachelet to the presidency of Chile in March 2006.
Later that year he moved back to Argentina as Creative Director at Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi , where he won numerous awards including two Cannes Lions and the Print Grand Prix at El Ojo de Iberoamerica.
In 2008 Gabriel joined Ponce Buenos Aires where he won once again a Cannes Lion. In 2009 he became Creative Director at BBDO Argentina where later he was appointed General Creative Director for Pepsi HUB Mexico. Gabriel’s work was awarded with 2 Cannes Lions, including a Gold in Film in 2011. Other accomplishments included the 2010 Grand Effie and 2015 Diente Grand Prix.
In March 2015 he was appointed General Creative Director at the independent agency DON, 5 time best independent agency in Jerry Goldenberg Argentina and recognized by AdAge as a Small Agency of the Year.
In a little over a year at the helm of DON's creativity Gabriel has won numerous national and international awards in El Sol de Iberoamerica, FIAP, El Ojo, Wave, Effie, Diente, Clarin.
Gabriel has worked for many brands throughout his career such as Nike, Axe, Rexona, Nestle, PepsiCo, Personal, 7up, Lays, Umbro, Sony, Procter & Gamble, Orange Card, Rio Molinos de la Plata, Cablevision, Fibertel, Nextel, Easy, ICBC, Heineken, Amstel, Sol, Air New Zealand,Buenos Aires City.
Last but not least, Gabriel is also a talented illustrator. His illustrations on Instagram, @gabihuici ,was chosen by Instagram representing Argentina among other major markets to be part of their 1st global book Creativity Reflected-in 2016.
Agatha Kim is Head of Strategy, Content and BI at BETC/Havas, she leads a multidisciplinary team of 30 people.
She is part of the Havas Group for over 5 years, Agatha has been working with clients such as Peugeot, Citroën, Pão de Açúcar, Reckitt Benckiser, Pepsico, Hershey and Danone. Her professional evolution was together with the evolution of the digital market. Agatha worked in operations and projects with this focus during her time at w3haus and JWT.
Agatha is graduated in Advertising at Cásper Líbero College and she has postgraduate degree in socio-psychology at FESPSP. Recently she graduated at THNK Creative Leadership School in Amsterdam.
As a Marketing Professional, she worked at Avon and Diageo – where she led regional strategies and brand repositioning.
Through his career he's had the opportunity of working in some of Ecuador's top agencies such as Maruri Grey, Norlop JWT, Lowe and Y&R. He worked as an intern in top agencies Agulla & Baccetti, Y&R (Argentina) and Grey Brasil. Jimmy's creative portfolio includes some recognitions and awards in both national and international festivals, such as New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Cóndor de Oro, Festival del Caribe, Diario El Comercio, among others.
He had the honor of being invited by The One Club to participate as a Mentor on the Creative Bootcamp New York hosted by Wunderman & Creative Bootcamp London hosted by Wieden + Kennedy, and chosen has been able to participate as a jury in some of the most prestigious advertising festivals in the world like: New York Festivals, Lisbon Health Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Adstars Festival, Muse Awards, Cresta Awards, Luxury Advertising Awards, American Business Awards, Vega Awards, Global Trend Awards, Wina Awards, FEPI Awards, among others.
At the present time he works as a Digital Marketing Manager at Press Network, Associated C.C.O. of Popular Culture and founder of Bross Studio Lab.
President & CEO VMLY&R Buenos Aires | Director (and ex-president) @ Argentine Advertising Association | Director @ Interact (Union of Interactive Agencies) | Director @ CONARP (Advertising Self-Regulation Council)
While studying advertising at the Foundation for Higher Studies in Commercial Sciences, Santiago joined Marcet & Asociados, a small local agency, as an Account Assistant.
From then on he evolved in the area of Account and Strategic Planning, occupying all possible positions: Executive, Supervisor, Director, Group Director and Executive Director in different agencies: BBDO, Y&R, FCB and DDB.
In this period of his career he was nominated twice for the Jerry Goldenberg Award for Best Account Professional.
In 2009, he founded TBWA Buenos Aires, an agency of which he was a partner for 8 years.
Since 2018 he is the CEO of VMLY&R Buenos Aires, the agency former known as Young & Rubicam.
His passion for the advertising activity led him to continue studying (he completed a Master in Institutional Communication at UCES), to get involved in the Argentine Advertising Council (where he was a vocal), in the Argentine Advertising Association (where he is Director and, between 2010 and 2012, the youngest President in the 85 years of history of the AAP), INTERACT, the Union of Interactive Agencies (he is Director) and in the Advertising Self-Regulation Council (he is a member of the Board of Directors).
Santiago is married, father of two and a huge fan of Boca Juniors, the greatest soccer club in the world!
Since 2012, Walter Onorato is a partner and chief creative officer of Almacén Buenos Aires. Under his creative leadership, Almacén has incorporated clients such as Honda, Danone, Unilever, Mercado Libre and Unicef among others. In addition, it has been chosen as the most effective independent agency in Latin America in 2016, according to Effie Worldwide.
In 2013, Almacén obtained several lions at the Cannes Festival that allowed it to be the number one independent agency in Argentina.
In the last 5 years Almacén agency was awarded 3 times to the best independent agency of Argentina at the Jerry Goldenberg Awards.
Previously, Walter served as Regional Creative Director of Coca Cola Company and Procter & Gamble at Del Campo Nazca Saatchi and Saatchi.
He also worked at Dentsu, Foote, Cone & Belding, Publicis and Ratto/BBDO, which allowed him to work with Premium brands as Coca Cola, Unilever, Danone, P&G, Toyota, Renault, Volkswagen, Nike, Banco Itaú, Telecom Personal, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, 7UP, among others.
In the almost 20 years of his career he won more than 80 awards in which metal lions in Cannes stand out, the 2015 Grand Effie, Lápiz de Platino TV Commercial 2016, the Lápiz de Platino Media Innovation 2014, Outdoor Grand Prix in FIAP 2013, and different statuettes in Wave, Clio, Círculo de Creativos and Ojo de Iberoamérica.
Marketing, Communications & Press Manager of the Newsan Group, Argentina.
Communication and corporate marketing strategist with extensive experience in the technology, entertainment and retail sectors.
He led the “The All-In Promo” (“Super Promo Eliminatorias Noblex”), a campaign that had a successful impact on the region. This action was won with more than 45 national and international awards, among which 2 Golden Lions in Cannes (2018 and 2019 editions) and the Great Effie Latam 2018. His character of the Noblex Ceo (Noblex Manager) came to life on social networks , becoming a topic of conversation among all Argentines and becoming, in a very short time, a case of success.
Plans and implements marketing communications with an integral and disruptive vision, always with the focus on impact, results and impact. He is currently responsible, in Grupo Newsan, for the branding and positioning strategies of more than 15 brands.
In 2018 he received the “Marketer Latam Award” in Cartagena and in the same year he was recognized by Apertura Magazine and the newspaper El Cronista as the “CMO of Product” of Argentina. In 2017 he won the “Marketers Prize” of Argentina. He received the "Jerry Goldemberg" award as Best Advertising and Media Professional in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
He is an MBA graduated from the University of Belgrano. He was a graduate and graduate teacher at the University of Palermo. He is a founding member of "Marketers Society" and vice president of the Argentine Marketing Association.
Luís Claudio Salvestroni, an advertising lover and art director by essence, has 20 years of experience and uncountable stories to tell.
Having worked at Caio Domingues, Giovanni, FCB, V&S and Agência3, he is the Creative Director of Havas, working with clients such as Emirates Airline, TIM Mobile Company, Michelin, L'Oreal and Globo International Pay TV Channel.
He has been awarded the most important international and national advertising awards, such as Cannes, London, Art Directors, New York Festival, Archive, El Ojo, Wave Festival, São Paulo Creative Club and Rio de Janeiro Creative Club. But he doesn’t think only about advertising, he is the creator of the animated series “Let’s Play Outside”, broadcasted by Nickelodeon Brazil, and “The Meaning Of...?”, awarded in 2016 with Grand Prix on MipJunior - The World’s Leading Kids Entertainment Industry Event. From 2013 to 2015, Salvestroni was the President of Rio de Janeiro Creative Club as well. In 2006, he was invited by this organization to create the 6th Rio de Janeiro Creative Annual. In 2008, he was nominated by the Brazilian Advertising Association as Art Director of the Year and, in 2014, Advertising Man of the Year by Colunistas Award.
He also loves photography, cinema and soccer.
Rodrigro Tarquino is a multidisciplinary Colombian Creative Director passionate about innovation, media and digital.
In 2002 Tarquino joined Leo Burnett Colombia and under Juan Carlos Ortiz’s supervision (current President for DDB Latina),
He worked for accounts such as Banco Davivienda and Toyota. In February 2005 he joined DDB Colombia and won the first Gold (LIA)for DDB Colombia. In 2006, Tarquino joined Mullen Lowe / SSP3 and under José Miguel Sokoloff supervision’s (GCC) and Francisco Samper, was recognized for work such as the “Heroes” Campaign for Pilsen Beer SAB Miller - Great EFFIE Colombia
In 2007 Tarquino joined Leo Burnett Colombia.In early 2009 he traveled to Madrid and worked for Ignition K, an agency led by Miguel Ángel Furones, current CEO of Publicis. With Tarquino´s excellent management skills at Leo Burnett, in 2010 he was promoted Chief Creative Officer Publicis Colombia, he was in charge of developing work for Renault, Nestlé, Mambo.
In 2015 Publicis Colombia were chosen as the best agencies in Colombia at El Dorado Festival, also won their first Cannes Lions the only Gold in its history and also the first GP for Publicis Iberoamérica at El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
During 2016 the historical achievement awards continued for Publicis Colombia: Best of Discipline and Gold in One Show, Yellow & Graphite Pencil in D&AD and GP at the New York Festival.In 2017 joined forces together with Leo Macias and Borja de la Plaza towards a new challenge: to create a new DDB Colombia as Creative General Director from Medellín working with accounts such as: Nutresa, AFP Protección, Cámara de Comercio, Noel, Luckia, Familia Inst, Metro de Medellín.