Gianluca Gualtieri

Gianluca Gualtieri

Owner at GG Marketing Communication Consultancy
Milan Area, Italy, Italy

About me

My professional career has developed in the field of client management at advertising agencies in the US, Italy and Europe, leading to full responsibility for an entire business unit. I've acquired a broad range of skills in communication and resource/project management at both national and international level.


San Donato Milanese, Italy
March 2010 - Present (10 years 7 months)
I'm partner of “Istituto Protagora”, an advisor firm founded in 2004 by Enrico Gervasi, after retiring as President/CEO of Young & Rubicam Group Italy and member of Y&R International Board.
Our mission is to assist Companies in the optimization of their communication and marketing investments, through cutting wasted expenses and improving R.O.I.; therefore we offer a broad range of services, e.g.:
- Strategic Brand and Communication management;
- Agency relationship management;
- Agency Search & Selection (including assistance in contract and remuneration definition);
- Work Flow and Decision Making Process Optimization;
- Assistance on Media and Production matters, including cost & quality controlling;
- Coaching and on-going tutorship to marketing team.
Client Service Director
Y&R Italia
April 2002 - September 2009 (7 years 5 months)
... also,
° June 2008 - 2009, Managing Director at Y&R Brussels.
° 2002 - M2008, Global Client Leader on Barilla:
Responsible for managing Barilla communication business worldwide within the pasta meal category; full responsibility for budget, projects and teams in 16 countries; handling network’s P&L worldwide.
Group Account Director
Young & Rubicam Italia
May 1997 - March 2002 (4 years 10 months)
Main responsibilities:
° Definition, positioning and communication strategy for client / brand by analysing the market, competition and consumers.
° Management of processes, costs, timelines and the work teams assigned to individual projects.
° Coordination of the various departments (strategic, creative, media centre, print and TV production) involved in all phases of communication campaign implementation.
° Activation and coordination of specific resources for below-the-line activities, PR, web, events, sponsorships.
° Agency turnover growth achieved by increasing existing client investments.
Account Director
Bates Italia
September 1996 - April 1997 (7 months)
Account Supervisor
Lotas Minard Patton McIver NYC
May 1993 - August 1996 (3 years 3 months)
Account Executive
Lowe & Partners NYC
January 1991 - April 1993 (2 years 3 months)


Marketing and Advertising

1992 - Present (28 years 9 months)
Attended courses at the NYU School of Continuing Education

Communication, Marketing, Economics, Public Relations, Sociology, Psychology

1985 - Present (35 years 9 months)

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