Pereira & O'Dell

San Francisco, United States

Basic Info

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Social Media, Marketing/Creative Services, Branded Content/Entertainment, Media Buying/Planning, Branding/Product Development, Packaging/Design, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2008

Employees: 183

Awards: 132

Creative Work: 128

Clients: 29


Contact Information

215 2nd Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco California 94105
United States
Phone: (+1) 415-284-9916

Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox

VP, Partnerships

Phone: (+1) 4152291150

Core Competencies: Full Service, Digital, Social Media, Marketing/Creative Services, Branded Content/Entertainment, Media Buying/Planning, Branding/Product Development, Packaging/Design, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2008

Employees: 183

Awards: 132

Creative Work: 128

Clients: 29

Pereira & O'Dell

215 2nd Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco California 94105
United States
Phone: (+1) 415-284-9916
Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox

VP, Partnerships

Phone: (+1) 4152291150

Pereira & O'Dell Leadership and Team Members

PJ Pereira

PJ Pereira

Chief Creative Officer

Phone: (+1) 415-284-9916

PJ Pereira is an advertising and entertainment pioneer. He believes agencies have to provide return not only on the money brands are investing but also the time consumers are spending with the work. That balance is the ultimate challenge marketing faces today. In 2016, Pereira & O'Dell was behind the rare participation of a brand in the prestigious “Official Selection” of Sundance Film Festival with NETSCOUT and Werner Herzog's "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World". The film was named in Esquire Magazine’s “Top 10 Best Non-Fiction Films” in 2016.

His agency is credited with the creation of the first-ever social film (“The Inside Experience”) for Intel and Toshiba in 2011, which combined Hollywood talent content with social media participation); and surpassed by the triple Cannes Grand Prix winner “The Beauty Inside”, also for Intel and Toshiba, which is now being turned into a major feature film starring Emilia Clarke. “The Beauty Inside” was the first piece of advertising to win an Emmy against regular TV programming.

With strong roots in digital and content, his milestones in the field also include a feature film for Red Bull titled “Unflinching Triumph”, which in 2007 was named by Sports Illustrated as the “Most Amusing Sports Parody of the Year”.

Beyond advertising, Brazilian-born PJ Pereira is also a best-selling novelist. In 2015, his book trilogy "Gods of Both Worlds" spent a month as the #1 novel by a Brazilian author in his native country and was published in 5 other countries. In April 2017, he launches in Brazil his fourth novel "The mother, the daughter and the lady's spirit" (A mãe, a filha e o espírito da santa). He has two kung-fu black belts and is working on a karate one too.

His credentials in content, digital and advertising have made him one of the world's most influential and respected creatives. He was named the Top CCO in ADWEEK’s “Creative 100”, "Creativity 50" and is a Board Member of the Ad Council in the US. Most recently, PJ served as the President of the Cannes Lions Entertainment jury. 

Andrew  O'Dell

Andrew O'Dell

CEO

Phone: (+1) 415-284-9916

Andrew O'Dell, CEO, co-founded Pereira & O'Dell with CCO, PJ Pereira, in April 2008. O’Dell’s strong digital Andrew O'Dell, CEO, co-founded Pereira & O'Dell with CCO, PJ Pereira, in April 2008. O’Dell’s strong digital background has seen the dichotomy of ebbs and flows true to the ad world lending to his eye for future business and consumer trends.

O'Dell Co-founded digital advertising agency Lot21 in 1997 and went on to become president of AKQA, overseeing the agency's interactive advertising operations nationally. In 9 years, Pereira & O'Dell has attracted a growing roster of top-tier marketers including Coca-Cola, eBay, Intel, Fifth Third Bank, Timberland and Nationall Geographic but maintains the risk-taking culture of a startup. The agency has offices in San Francisco and New York.

Pereira & O'Dell has been named to AdAge and Creativity's A-lists nine times collectively based on the company’s business performance, impact on clients’ businesses as well as industry leadership and innovation. 

Nancy Daum

Nancy Daum

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (+1) 415-284-9916

Nancy Daum is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with over 20 years experience with advertising, direct marketing, content, social media, and innovative technology companies . She has managed finance, administration, human resources and IT departments for privately held/venture backed entities through IPOs. Prior to that Nancy worked for several years in public accounting at Ernst and Young and Deloitte and Touche in San Francisco and New York and was one of the founding members of the Entrepreneurial Services Group. Nancy is a CPA (inactive) and has a BS in Accounting from Golden Gate University.  In 2017, Daum was a nominee for The San Francisco Business Times "CFO of The Year" Award. 

Matt Hermann

Matt Hermann

Chief Strategy Officer

Phone: (+1) 4153426941

Originally from Oklahoma, Matt came to advertising in 1995 after studying film and economics at the University of Chicago. Matt began his career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, and then moved on to New York to join the creative shop Cliff Freeman and Partners and later BBH New York, where he developed the global strategy for the Johnnie Walker “Keep Walking” campaign. 

In 2005, Matt arrived in San Francisco at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners to become the Deputy Director of the Brand Strategy group, building memorable campaigns for many brands; most famously, the Hyundai “Think About It” campaign and “Assurance” promotion. Matt left GSP to become the North American Chief Strategy Officer at McCann, and shortly after joined BBDO SF as the Director of Strategy, building a diverse strategy group and a thriving agency in his four years there.

Matt has lectured and taught account planning at the 4A’s Account Planning Group, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Miami Ad School, Golden Gate University, and the San Francisco Academy of Art. Matt’s efforts have yielded 8 Gold Effies for the effectiveness of his campaigns, a Gold Jay Chiat Award for outstanding account planning, and a Gold Cannes Lion for Branded Content. 

Jeff Ferro

Jeff Ferro

VP Production

Phone: (+1) 4153426941

Jeff Ferro, Pereira & O’Dell’s VP of Production, oversees the agency’s creative quality and execution of successful advertising programs. Ferro has received two AICP Awards for product Integration for Skype’s (“Born Friends Family Portrait”, “Finding Donut”). Ferro recently produced Intel’s fourth blockbuster social film titled “What Lives Inside” starring Colin Hanks, Academy award winner J.K. Simmons and directed by Robert Stromberg (Malificent, Avatar). He has also partnered with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s incubator film project New Form to produce “Dreams of Emily Bloom” which launched in this summer. Pereira & O'Dell is the first advertising agency to win an Emmy against regular television programming, winning "Outstanding New Approach to Television” for the social film "The Beauty Inside" for Intel.

The agency was most recently named as a “Standout Agency” in Advertising Age’s 2015 A-list and as one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Advertising" by Fast Company in 2014. Ferro, a former Executive Producer for Foote, Cone & Belding, has also produced commercials for a wide variety of agencies including Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, BBDO, Young & Rubicam and Triple Double. Some of the many brands he has worked with are Volkswagen, Toyota, Sprint, ESPN, NFL Network, University of Phoenix, Muscle Milk, Ubisoft, AOL and DIRECTV. 

Dave  Arnold

Dave Arnold

Executive Creative Director, NY

Phone: (+1) 347-505-7699

After winning a national photography competition in high school, Dave Arnold took the advice of his art teacher and headed to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Within the school’s prestigious graphic design/advertising department, Dave created work that was recognized by The One Club, CMYK, Graphis and The Art Directors Club. After graduating, Dave worked at DeVito/Verdi, and Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

In 2000 Dave joined Euro RSCG where he worked for clients such as Volvo, New Balance, Evian, Intel, Partnership for a Drug-Free America and, in 2006, the launch of Howard Stern on Sirius Satellite Radio. In 2007 Dave was made creative director on Clearasil after developing their new campaign, *Clearasil May Cause Confidence. In 2008, Auditorium from that campaign won a Cannes Lion. In 2009 his Most Interesting Man work for Dos Equis was recognized with a Titanium & Integrated Lion. Later on that year Dave was the art director on The Atlantic, Think. Again. campaign which won the gold Effie.

In 2012 Dave became the Executive Creative Director of Pereira & O'Dell NY.

When not playing ping-pong, Dave can be found back at School of Visual Arts where he has been teaching an advertising class since 2004. 

Molly Parsley

Public Relations

Molly Parsley

Director of Marketing/PR

Phone: (+1) 415-284-9916

Parsley joined Pereira & O'Dell in 2009 as the Director of Marketing & PR, playing an integral role in the success and growth of the agency. She works alongside Executive, Client Services, Creative, Production and Media teams to communicate the agency's capabilities, best practices and notable work. She boosts campaign success for both agency and clients through business, advertising and consumer press.

Previously, Parsley was the Marketing/PR Director at AKQA. Her efforts during her tenure facilitated many of the agency's accolades including “Agency of the Year” wins from AdAge, Adweek, OMMA and SHOOT Magazine as well as Creativity's first-ever Interactive Agency of the Year. AKQA was also named in Fast Company's "Fast 50", featuring the world's 50 most innovative companies.

Prior to AKQA, Parsley was the Marketing & PR Manager at internet advertising firm Lot21 building the agency’s solid reputation in emerging technologies. When Lot21 was acquired by Carat in January 2002, she then re-positioned the agency’s unique combination of media and creative capabilities.

PR News named Parsley one of “15 to Watch” for making significant strides in PR for the online marketing industry and also contributed to the launch of SF BIG as the association’s original Communications Chair. Molly started her career in 1996 at USWeb and is a graduate of Indiana University's School of Journalism.

Molly Parsley is a native of Louisville, KY, which is pronounced locally as [ˈluːǝvǝl] (listen: http://bit.ly/OYE7aW). 

Chris Wilcox

New Business

Chris Wilcox

VP, Partnerships

Phone: (+1) 4152291150

Wilcox brings over 16 years’ of experience in business development. He began his career in Arlington, VA, working with both clients and agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region before relocating to San Francisco in 2009 to run USA TODAY's West Coast Integrated Advertising Sales operation.