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J. Walter Thompson Lisboa Appoints Disney’s André Felix as ECD

Andre was formerly digital creative director at The Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles

J. Walter Thompson Lisboa Appoints Disney’s André Felix as ECD

J. Walter Thompson Lisboa has appointed Disney’s André Felix as executive creative director.

Originally from Brazil, André has been working in the USA since 2015. He joins J. Walter Thompson Lisboa from The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, where he was digital creative director. Prior to Disney, Felix was VP creative director at Y&R Miami, working with clients including Coca-Cola and Dell, also sitting on Y&R's global creative board. André previously held the role of SVP digital creative director at Omnicom’s Zimmerman Advertising, working with brands that included Nissan and Jamba Juice to create ideas involving technology and innovation. Before leaving Brazil, André was digital creative director at Mood\TBWA, leading the agency to receive its first, and multiple Cannes Lions.

Bringing this experience on-board, the hire comes at significant time for J. Walter Thompson Lisboa, as the agency increasingly integrates strategy, creative, technology and purpose for clients.

André has received multiple global awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio, LIA, Effie Awards, El Ojo, among others, and has sat on juries for more than 20 creative festivals, in nine countries, from South Korea to the UK.

J. Walter Thompson Lisboa CEO, Susana Carvalho, says: “André’s arrival into our team will further accelerate the level of innovation we can provide clients. We need first class multidisciplinary professionals to deliver a full journey communication, relevant to current consumer behaviour, to our clients. With André we look forward to taking our point of difference and innovation to a new level."

J. Walter Thompson Lisboa executive creative director, André Felix, says: “I am very happy to begin my new chapter in Portugal, a country that has become a centre of innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability for Europe. Working at J. Walter Thompson is a true honour and I am looking forward to bringing all my passion and persistence to the Portuguese market."

J. Walter Thompson Europe CEO, Toby Hoare says: “André has achieved fantastic results for clients during his career, combining creativity and innovation to considerable effect. J. Walter Thompson Lisboa has been a jewel in the crown for the network and I don’t doubt that André’s arrival will take the agency from strength to strength." 

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