Álvar Suñol Joins Bassat Ogilvy Executive Committee

MADRID, June 14, 2010 – Álvar Suñol, General Creative Director of Bassat Ogilvy Madrid joins the Executive Committee of Bassat Ogilvy.  The main objective of his appointment is to reinforce the creative reputation of the company at every level.

Enric Pujadas, Chairman of Bassat Ogilvy Group, said: “Álvar’s incorporation to the Executive Committee will provide great value. All who have had the chance to work with him are aware of the excellence of his work and how he achieves to transmit his passion for creativity so we can experience its full potential as essential element of our business.” 

Alvar SunolÁlvar Suñol assumed the creative leadership of the Madrid agency in 2007, a year after being nominated by El Ojo de Iberoamérica Festival as México’s Best Creative of the Year. Before his incorporation to Bassat Ogilvy, he was Deputy Chairman and General Creative Director of JWT México, agency he joined in 2004 after leading the executive creative management of McCann Erickson Barcelona, Grupo Lorente and DDB, where he started his professional career in 1995 as copywriter.

During his career, Suñol has worked, among others, for clients such as ONCE, Banco Santander, Ford, Volkswagen, Unilever, Nile, Kellogg’s, HSBC, BBVA, Nestlé, Schering Plough, Energizer, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Cadbury Adams y Wall-Mart.

As Creative he has achieved various important awards and participated as jury in the main festivals of the advertising sector. Examples of this are the awards obtained in El Sol, Fiap, Premios Eficacia, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Eurobest, CdC, or New York Festival.

With more than 14 years of experience in the creative field, Álvar Suñol is a graduate in Advertising and Public Relations at the Autónoma University of Barcelona and completed a Master in Communication at Dean College, Franklin MA (EE.UU).

Bassat Ogilvy Group
Bassat Ogilvy Group is part of the Ogilvy worldwide network and is one of the largest communication groups in Spain. It comprises eight companies, with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, which operate according to the 360° philosophy, covering all communication disciplines: Bassat Ogilvy, the advertising agency; Bassat Ogilvy Comunicación, the public relations agency; OgilvyOne Worldwide, direct marketing; Ogilvy Healthworld, specialising in health sector advertising and communication; Ogilvy Interactive, online communication and advertising; OgilvyAction, specialising in point of sale marketing; Neo@Ogilvy, digital media planning and optimising; and CB’a Graell, corporate design and identity. Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide is a WPP company, one of the world’s top advertising and communication groups.

For more information
Bassat Ogilvy Comunicación
Lucía Mateo, 91 451 21 32, lucia.mateo@ogilvy.com
Sol Laverde,  91 451 21 49, sol.laverde@ogilvy.com

Contact: Lucía Mateo
Date: June 14, 2010
Office: Madrid