Alvar Suñol joins Alma as Sr. VP Executive Creative Director
Miami-based ad agency Alma has picked up the acclaimed Spanish creative executive Álvar Suñol as SVP Executive Creative Director.
Suñol comes from Bassat Ogilvy in Madrid, where he was Executive Creative Director and a member of the executive committee. Previously, he served as Deputy Chairman and Executive Creative Director of JWT Mexico. His early career included leading creative teams at McCann Erickson Barcelona and at DDB.
“His entrepreneurial personality truly fits the Alma values of curiosity, collaboration and accountability,” said Luis Miguel Messianu, Alma’s President and Chief Creative Officer. “His work shows that he’s particularly adept at evolving clients creatively in ways that grow their business. That is exactly what we do.”
In more than seventeen years, Suñol’s clients have included Ford, Volkswagen, Unilever, Kellogg’s, HSBC, BBVA, Nestlé, Schering Plough, Energizer, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Cadbury Adams and Wal-Mart.
Suñol has also garnered numerous awards, both personally and for his agencies. Some of the highlights include wins at Cannes Lions, El Sol, Eurobest, the One Show, and Clio. He was nominated as Mexico’s Creative Director of the Year by El Ojo de Iberoamérica Festival and served as a juror in numerous awards festivals.
“We were looking for that rare individual who could be both highly creative and collaborative, as well as grounded in our business philosophy,” said Senior Vice President and Managing Director Isaac Mizrahi. “We are confident we’ve found that person.”
“I was very impressed with Alma’s spirit of teamwork, the high level of their creative and the growth they’ve experienced in the last few years,” said Suñol. “I’m beyond excited to find out where we can go from here.”