Born in Verona, Bruno Bertelli earned a degree in Semiotics before making his first steps as a copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, after attending the School of Visual Arts.
He moved to JWT in 1998 where he remained until 2010 as Creative Director and then Executive Creative Director of the Rome office, working on high-profile international accounts.
In January 2011 he joined Publicis Italy as Executive Creative Director together with Cristiana Boccassini and in 2013 they were appointed Global Creative Directors for Publicis WW on Heineken and became members of the International Creative Board. In November 2014, Publicis WW appointed him CEO of Publicis Italy.
In November 2015 Publicis WW appointed him as Executive Creative Director Western Europe and in May 2016 Global Chief Creative Officer.
Along with Boccassini he is the most awarded Italian creative in the world with 41 Cannes Lions, of which 9 gold, one Grand Clio and one Grand Prix at the NYF as well as many other national and international awards.
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