Category Archives: Advertising Executives

Lori Senecal – A CEO Who Inspires

In her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Crispin Porter and Bogusky Advertising Agency, Canadian native Lori Senecal sees herself not just as a CEO, but as mentor to other leaders in the organization, especially women. They in turn will become mentors to younger employees. As the youngest of four children growing up in Montreal and parents who had a strong work ethic, Lori strived to have her own goals, achievements, and identity. With a father who worked in the banking industry and a mother who worked in education, Lori developed an appreciation for business and creativity. This has carried over well into her executive career. Prior to being named CEO of CP & B two years ago, she was Global Chairman and CEO of KBS, and before that, President of the New York office of McCann Erickson. A young adult marketing specialty unit, TAG Ideation, was started while she was Chief Innovative Officer for McCann World Group. She wants her employees to have strong careers that they can be proud of. To that end, she has sponsored many agency wide invention competitions to develop inspiration and new ideas. This in turn, gives the people who work for her focus and a sense of pride. For two years, she served as the Jury Chair for the Isaac Awards, which honors and recognizes invention. Student invention is also honored with the Isaax + Award, which she founded. Ad Week named her to their “Women to Watch” list in 2014, and “Agency Executives to Watch” in 2016. She is currently a member of the AD Council Board of directors. In 2013, the AWNY Game Changers Awards recognized her with a Quantum Leap award for leadership and innovation.

Lori Senecal believes that you have to create your own leadership opportunities, use your instincts, and listen to your consumers. She learned early on, in her part-time job coaching gymnastics in high school and college that you have to strike a balance between achieving excellence and having compassion. She uses this same approach in her employees; she wants them to create their own opportunity and passion. These are the things that will improve a company and push it to the next level.

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A Varied Career Leads To Continued Success For Alexandre Gama

Alexandre Gama is a name that is known to almost every member of the global advertising community for the long and successful career he has created for himself since entering the industry in 1982 as a writer. Gama remains one of the world’s top advertising executives and creatives after a career that has lasted almost 40 years and continues to go from strength to strength after his own Neogama agency regained their independence in 2016.

After a number of years as the Global Chief Creative Officer for the partnered Neogama and BBH agencies Alexandre Gama has now made his return to Brazil after being based in London for his role with BBH. Since his return to Brazil, Alexandre Gama has been reenergized as a creative force for Neogama, which has now won an amazing 23 Golden Lion’s at the Cannes Film Festival; the amazing record of success Gama has achieved at Cannes continued in 2015 with the latest victory for the agency.

All the success Alexandre Gama has achieved with Neogama was made possible by his success in the early days of his career that took him from the Standard Ogilvy and DM9 agencies to the role of CEO, CCO, and President of the Young & Rubicam agency in 1996.