• Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Chief Creative Officer, McCann Johannesburg

Pierre Odendaal

Chief Creative Officer, McCann Johannesburg


After 20 years of living, working and travelling abroad, I’ve recently returned home to South Africa as Chief Creative Officer of McCann Johannesburg.

I’ve been fortunate to work at some of the world’s leading agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Razorfish, McCann, Jupiter Drawing Room, Leo Burnett and Lbi, to name a few. And to do this through numerous countries – the United Kingdom, France, Australia, USA and South Africa.

I’ve worked on the big brands: IBM, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes, FIAT, Ford, Motorola, Canon, BBC News, AXE and Red Bull, which has allowed me to win International awards, including Cannes (Lions & Cyberlions), New York Festival, One Show, Midas Awards, Loeries, BIMA’s, Cristals, FWA’s and Webbys.

By living and working in so many countries I’ve been able to truly understand various cultures, which has given me the skills and insights to produce campaigns that really speak to the target audience.