Andrew  O'Dell

Andrew O'Dell

Founder - CEO at Pereira & O'Dell
San Francisco, United States

About me

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 booms and busts true to the ad world lending to his eye for future business and consumer trends. Andrew co-Founded digital advertising agency Lot21 in 1997 and went on to become president of AKQA, overseeing the agency's interactive advertising operations nationally. At 6 years, Pereira & O'Dell has attracted a growing a roster of top-tier marketers including Mattel, Skype, Henkel, Coca-Cola, BevMo!, ABI, Fiat, Dell, Fox, and Intel, but maintains the risk-taking culture of a startup. The agency has offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Pereira & O'Dell was one of only four agencies featured on both AdAge and Creativity's A-Lists in 2013. It's Intel and Toshiba work won an Emmy and 3 of the 6 Grand Prix the US won at the 2013 Cannes Festival. The agency ranked #1 in branded entertainment and #5 overall in the most recent global agencies creative ranking at the One Show.

In 2014, Pereira & O'Dell was named Fast Company's Most Innovative Ad Agency and Forbes Most Influential Agencies of 2014.

Positions

Founder - CEO
Pereira & O'Dell
January 2008 - Present (13 years 3 months)
President, Interactive Advertising
AKQA
2004 - 2007 (3 years)
SVP Business Development
Carat
2001 - 2004 (3 years)
Co-founder, Director of Business Development
Lot21 Interactive
1997 - 2001 (4 years)

Education

1989 - Present (32 years 3 months)

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