Chief Creative Officer & Co Founder
Pereira & O'Dell
PJ Pereira started his career as a programmer at age 13 in his native Brazil, only to find a home in advertising nine years later when he helped DM9DDB become Agency of the Year two years in a row. He then co-founded the digital agency AgênciaClick, which won a Cyber Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions during its first year. From there, Pereira moved to California and became executive creative director for AKQA, working on accounts such as Visa, McDonald's and Microsoft. In 2009, he founded the San Francisco-based agency Pereira & O'Dell in partnership with former AKQA president Andrew O'Dell and Grupo ABC, his original investors at AgênciaClick. Four years later, the agency has delivered award-winning work for brands such as Toshiba, Skype and LEGO and ranks in the top 10 on Advertising Age's Agency A-List.
Speaking at: What If Advertising Were Invented Today?