Álvaro Rodrigues, DM9Rio's Creative Partner and Vice-President, is 42 years old and has been in the advertising field for 18. DM9Rio is a brand new advertising agency in Rio de Janeiro, member of ABC Group, the biggest advertising group in Brazil. Throughout his career he has worked at big Brazilian and multinational advertising agencies. He has awards from practically all national and international advertising festivals.
In 2014, he won two more Cannes Lions: one Gold and one Silver. As a juror he not only participated in all national festivals, but many international ones as well, including Cannes, El Ojo, FIAP and London. In its first year (2012), DM9Rio was elected “Agency of the Year”. He’s currently the director of Brazilian Association of Advertising. “Alvinho” as he is known in the Brazilian advertising market is a rock and roll lover and a passionate father of Manuella, a lovely 10-year-old girl.