Strategic Director of the “Communication design” Department

Aurelio Tortelli, a Board Member and Talent Manager of DDB Group Italia, began his creative career as a copywriter in 1990 after winning a competition appearing in the daily La Stampa on behalf of the advertising agency BGS (today Leo Burnett). He became Creative Director in 1996. In 2004 he began his entrepreneurial venture, founding in Turin, together with two partners, the agency Saffirio Tortelli Vigoriti of which he was Executive Creative Director and CEO. After just four years of activity the agency ranked among the top ten in the Italian market by turnover. In 2011 it became part of the DDB international communication network as a unified structure called stv DDB (with offices in Milan, Rome and Turin). Here Tortelli covered the roles of CEO and Executive Creative Director before becoming, after the creation of the DDB Group Italia, Chairman of the company. In 2018 he assumed the role of Talent Manager, with the aim of operating in the field of training and talent scouting. Over the 28 years of his career, he has won numerous awards and has created countless campaigns for some of the most important national and international brands, including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Intesa Sanpaolo, Telecom Italia, Seat Pagine Gialle, Ferrero, Coca-Cola, Alpitour, Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, Mediaset Premium, Sisal, RCS MediaGroup, La Stampa, Juventus FC, De Cecco, Negroni, Saiwa, Invicta and Grandivision.