Globally Renowned Creative Duo Paco Conde & Beto Fernandez Join as ECDs & Partners
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2017) - Today, Anomaly Los Angeles proudly announced the final additions to its leadership team with two new Executive Creative Directors & Partners – Paco Conde & Beto Fernandez. Paco & Beto join Anomaly LA’s Chief Strategy Officer, Aisea Laungaue and Managing Director Jiah Choi to lead the newest Anomaly office, which opened its doors in Venice last April.
The office got off to a flying start rapidly hiring 30 staff, gaining several new business wins including the appointment by The Coca Cola Company to manage Diet Coke and also launched two highly visible global campaigns for Beats.
Paco & Beto - an art director and a copywriter. A Brazilian and a Spaniard. A Corinthians fan and a Real Madrid fan, began their partnership as ECDs at Ogilvy Brazil where they helped put the agency on the map as Cannes’ Agency of the Year in 2013 and Creativity Innovators of the Year. Together they have won hundreds of international awards, including the Grand Clio, Best of Discipline at One Show, Yellow Pencils at D&AD, the Promo Grand Prix and the first Titanium Grand Prix for Latin America at Cannes Lions. From 2013 to 2015 they’ve been among the 10 most awarded Creative Directors of the world according to the Cannes Report. Best known as the ECDs behind the famous Dove ‘Real Beauty Sketches’, Sport Club Recife ‘Immortal Fans’ and ‘Security Moms’, Burger King ‘Proud Whopper’, Graac ‘Bald Cartoons’ and Sol de Janeiro ‘Tattoo Skin Cancer Check,” Paco & Beto built an immensely strong creative bond. Their partnership and talent continued to accelerate most recently at BBH London where they worked across Axe, Ray Ban and Absolut as Group Creative Directors.
A very excited Paco & Beto embark upon their next adventure of moving to the United States, where they will officially start at Anomaly LA in May. The duo remarked, “Anomaly is one of the hottest companies in our industry. Their unique culture is attracting some of the best brands and briefs… Pair that with LA, the place where everything is happening in Technology, Entertainment and Marketing, and you’ve got a winning equation. If Anomaly and LA are amazing separately, imagine together! It’s an opportunity of a lifetime”.
Anomaly Founding Partner & Global CCO, Mike Byrne said, “We have an internal philosophy at Anomaly - stay humble, stay hungry. Paco and Beto, with all their accolades and achievements, act like they've never done a thing and have everything to prove. Finding this kind of humility and grit in this business is rare. When you find it you do everything you can to embrace it and let it prosper”.
Finally, a note of thanks from Anomaly to BBH where Paco & Beto clearly had a superb experience, resulting in a very gracious endorsement from their ECD, Nick Gill -
“Paco & Beto are fantastic, talented guys who have made a lot of friends here. I'd like to thank them for all the hard work they've put into BBH and wish them every success in the future".