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Olivier Altmann

Chief Creative Officer at Altmann + Pacreau

Olivier Altmann


Olivier Altmann started his career in 1987 as a copywriter at Young & Rubicam. In 1992 he moved to FCB, Australie and BDDP (now TBWA Paris).

In 1998, Olivier co-founded BDDP & Fils (Omnicom group). BDDP & Fils became the most awarded French agency (2000, 2001, 2002) and was ranked 6th best agency in the world by the Gunn Report. In 2003 he was named chairman of BDDP & Fils.

Olivier joined Publicis Groupe in 2004 as Co-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Conseil, the network’s flagship agency. By 2009, he was named Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Publicis and made a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee.

Under his leadership, Publicis Worldwide more than doubled its Cannes Lions wins and was ranked the 2nd best network at Eurobest for two consecutive years (2010, 2011). In 2012, the Gunn Report ranked Publicis Conseil N°1 advertising agency in France and Olivier the 4th best Chief Creative Officer in the world.

Mid 2014, Olivier launched the independent advertising agency, ALTMANN+PACREAU with Edouard Pacreau (former Publicis worldwide account executive and General Manager of McCann Paris). Operating on a media-neutral approach, ALTMANN+PACREAU is positioned as an "agency of ideas".

Olivier has won numerous awards including Cannes Lions, Clio’s, One Show, Eurobest Grand Prix, D&AD, French Art Directors Club, and the first ever Branded Content Grand Prix for Publicis. He is often invited to chair international juries and was the President of the French Art Directors Club (the organization which represents creatives) from 2001 to 2003.

During his 27 years in the advertising business, Olivier has worked for many of the world’s most famous brands including BMW, Caisse d'Epargne, Mercedes, Nestlé, Michelin, McDonald's, Club Med, Samsung, Wonderbra, Heineken, Orange, PMU, AXA and Renault.

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