Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Altmann & Pacreau
Olivier Altmann is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the independant agency ALTMANN+PACREAU. He started his career in 1987 as a copywriter at Young & Rubicam. In 1992, he moved to FCB, Australie and then BDDP (known today as TBWA France). In 1998, Olivier co-founded BDDP & Fils (Omnicom group) that became the most awarded French agency (2000, 2001, 2002) and was ranked the 6th best agency in the world by the Gunn Report. He then joined Publicis Group in 2004 as co-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Conseil agency.
By 2009, he was appointed Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Publicis network, as well as a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee. Under his leadership, Publicis Worldwide was rated the 2nd best network at eurobest, for 2 consecutive years (2010, 2011). In 2012, the Gunn Report ranked Publicis Conseil to the N°1 advertising agency in France, and Olivier as the 4th best Chief Creative Officer in the world. Mid 2014, Olivier Altmann launched his own agency, with his long-standing partner Edouard Pacreau: ALTMANN+PACREAU. This ”agency of ideas” quickly attracted major brands such as Stihl, Caisse d’Epargne, Peugeot, Croix Rouge, Findus, Smartbox, Haier, Fram, Lapeyre, Fondation Abbé Pierre, Naturalia, Citroën, Nikon, Promovacances and 30 Millions d’Amis. In 2016, ALTMANN+PACREAU was voted Young Agency of the Year and won the French outdoor Grand Prix. Olivier has won numerous awards including Cannes Lions, Clio’s, One Show, Eurobest Grand Prix, D&AD, French Art Directors Club. He chaired the Cannes Lions jury in 2011 and was the President of the French Art Directors Club from 2001 to 2003. Since 2015, Olivier is the President of the French advertising delegation. According to Shots international magazine, Olivier is one of the 15 most influential Creative Leaders.