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GUT Welcomes Former Twitter Executive Pedro Porto as Chief Content Officer

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Pedro will lead all social and comms strategies for GUT and its clients in the US and Canada, as well as the agency’s content department

GUT Welcomes Former Twitter Executive Pedro Porto as Chief Content Officer

Global independent creative network GUT announced today the appointment of Pedro Porto, the former director of Twitter Next Latin America, to the newly created role of chief content officer. He will be based in Miami and will report to Andrea Diquez, global CEO at GUT.

Porto’s key responsibilities in his new role include helping clients identify opportunities to create content that makes them more relevant to audiences and building impactful brand experiences driven by brave and creative approaches. His work will focus on North America in the US and Canada. Porto will also head GUT’s content department, alongside chief data intelligence officer Christian Pierre, which was launched last year and leads social and content communications on the agency’s clients’ owned channels, allowing them to react with content at the speed of culture.

The news of Porto’s appointment comes on the heels of GUT’s five-year anniversary, the recent opening of its new Amsterdam office (the network’s first in Europe), the appointment of Andrea Diquez as GUT’s first global CEO and the promotion Ricardo Casal and Juan Javier Peña Plaza to NA CCOs – all within the last year. Pierre was also recently appointed partner at the agency. 

"We are so excited to welcome Pedro, who will serve as a bridge-builder for creatives, strategists, and leadership at GUT," said Diquez. "His exemplary tenure at Twitter and his diverse experience managing teams across the world have instilled in him a highly unique global perspective, and they perfectly position him to help both our clients and our internal teams connect to global audiences with a widespread creative approach to what’s culturally relevant – on a grand scale.”

An accomplished executive with 24 years of experience in the advertising and digital marketing industry, Porto has operated out of the US, Brazil and Singapore, and engaged teams and clients across markets in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region, including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, China, India, Australia and more. As director of Twitter Next Latin America, he led teams of strategists, creatives, marketers, content specialists, managers and developers to help brands like Apple, Amazon, and Disney – as well as agencies – craft innovative ideas and rapid-response solutions. A content pro with a proven record of gathering intimate knowledge of multicultural audiences, Porto was instrumental in building localized and global practices for brand success before, during, and after two Olympic Games and two World Cups, while establishing Latin America as a creative powerhouse, developing services and technologies that were exported worldwide.  

"I’ve spent 10 years working at a social media platform that is considered the pulse of the world, and from that, I’ve learned what people expect from brands and how I can help deliver on those expectations,” said Porto. "I love bringing fresh perspectives to the table, and having the chance to be a part of the agency that's redefining communications and discovering what people care about by being brave is very exciting.”

Prior to Twitter, Porto served as Convergence vice-president at Fischer & Friends, where he led the digital integration between online and offline teams in the areas of creative, planning, media and operations. He has also held key roles as Interactive Director at NBS and Santa Clara, among others. His ever-growing expertise as a digital pioneer also traces back to his founding of two interactive agencies in the early 2000s. 

Porto has spoken at several events across the U.S., Latin America and beyond, including in Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai and New Delhi, and at IAB Connect and Ogilvy Talks. He has served on the jury of The Festival of Media Latam–Miami, the Effie Awards, the Wave Festival and CCSP in Brazil. In Miami, he is also a volunteer Advisor for The Underline, a 10-mile urban park, trail and art destination being built under Miami’s Metrorail. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and advertising from the Universidade Estácio de Sá, and from PUC Minas.

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GUT, Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:52:00 GMT