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Leo Macias

Chief Creative Officer DDB Group Worldwide Colombia

Leo Macias was born in Colombia and moved to Brazil in 1996.

In the advertising business since 1992. 

Handled Latin America at Ogilvy Colombia.

Worked at Publicis for 7 years handling Nestlé and P&G Latin America.

Hired as Creative Director by Talent, a key local agency handling Mizuno, Santander Bank, Heineken and Toshiba, among others.

Joined Z+ (Havas Group) as General Creative Director handling Hyundai, Subaru and Avianca Airlines, among others.

Went back to Publicis as Creative Director, once again handling Nestlé, P&G Latin America and Sony Channel, among others.

Presently at DM9DDB as Creative Director handling Johnson & Johnson, Itaú Bank, BRF Foods and Intel, among others.


21 Cannes Lions
3 One Show Pencils
4 London Festival Golds
3 New York Festivals
14 FIAP Awards
7 El Ojo de Iberoamerica
1 D&AD
1 Grand Prix at Latam Media Festival
1 Gold at CCSP (Brazilian Creative Club)
Several Abril Publisher Awards


Acknowledged by Archive, AdAge, Creativity and Shots.
Nominated for Caboré Award as Creative Professional of the Year.
Juror at Cannes, Art Directors Club, FIAP (President of the Jury), El Ojo, Wave and CCSP (once as President of the Jury).

Lecturer on Innovation at Digital Marketing Conference 2014 in Moscow.
Lecturer on Brazilian Creativity at Cannes Festival 2014.
Lecturer on "Brazilian Advertising Professionals' Experiences Overseas" at CCSP.
Lecturer on Cannes Lions 2016 about Innovation with Sun Hats Project.

Personal Projects

Plastic Artist in his free time, having had exhibitions in different galleries.

Has created the first Art Gallery inside an apartment (his own) in Brazil: apArt Gallery

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