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PJ Pereira is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Pereira & O’Dell with 20 years of experience in the technology and advertising industry. He has been featured Creativity’s annual “Creativity 50” featuring those who have made a significant mark on the creative consciousness of our industry. PJ was also named in Advertising Age’s “40 under 40” for his bold creative strategies.
A seasoned entrepreneur, PJ has held executive roles both at start up agencies such as AgênciaClick, which PJ also founded, to established international agencies such as AKQA where he was ECD working on global accounts such as McDonald’s, Nike, Coca-Cola, Visa, Red Bull, Target and Microsoft.
He has received more than 60 international awards during the last 10 years and has served as President of juries at Cannes Lions, London International and One Show Festivals.
Pereira & O'Dell is an international award-winning advertising agency that combines techniques from traditional advertising, digital, PR and design to create innovative campaigns, programs and products that are in sync with how consumers behave today. We believe our industry’s traditional art of storytelling should be combined (not separated) with digital’s ability to create experiences worth living on-demand. And with PR’s ability of generating free media. And Design’s talents to create images that last for decades. When exactly these things ended up getting separated, we don’t know. But we are bringing them back together.
In 2014, Pereira & O'Dell was named in Fast Company's "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Advertising". The firm was recently named to both AdAge and Creativity’s 2014 A-Lists based on the company’s business performance, impact on clients’ businesses as well as industry leadership and innovation. Among the Pereira & O'Dell client roster are Skype, Intel, Qdoba, BevMo!, Fox Sports 1, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Henkel North America. The agency was named AdAge’s 2010 "Small Agency of the Year”. In June 2013, Pereira & O'Dell received an Emmy and three Grand Prixs for "The Beauty Inside", a social film presented by Intel and Toshiba.