Aricio Fortes

  Former Chief Creative Officer,   DM9DDB

Former Chief Creative Officer, DM9DDB

Aricio Fortes is the former Chief Creative Officer of DM9DDB, agency with 4 Cannes Lions Agency of the Year trophies (1997, 1998, 2005 and 2009).

Aricio has won 44 Cannes Lions and his work helped DDB Brazil to win Agency of the Year Award in Cannes Lions 2009.

In 2015, under his leadership Ogilvy Brazil was 3rd in the Agency of the Year Award in Cannes Lions. Also Ogilvy Brazil ranked 1st in the Cannes Promo Lions Category according to Cannes Global Creativity Report.

His work helped Pereira & O'Dell San Francisco to be featured at both Advertising Age and Creativity A-Lists in 2013.

His work helped Africa agency in São Paulo to win the International Agency of The Year Award from Advertising Age in 2014.

Aricio has been jury in the Cannes Lions 60th Anniversary in 2013 in the Brand Content and Entertainment category. Aricio also has been jury in other international awards like D&AD, The One Show and he has a book in co-creation with Snoop Dogg featured at Harvard University Library.


44 Cannes Lions (6 Golds, 12 Silvers and 26 Bronzes), D&AD Yellow Pencil/ White Pencil / Nominations/ Inbook, One Show Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils and Inbooks, Clio Awards Trophies, Andy Gold, Communication Arts, Art Directors Club NY, London Festival, Communication Arts, Young Guns, NY Festivals, FIAP, El Sol, El Ojo, Profissionais do Ano, Prêmio Abril, Medals @ CCSP (Brazilian Creative Club).


Global and Brazilian accounts like Walmart, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Fedex, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Johnson & Jonhson, AB Inbev, Heinz, Philips, Nestlé, Jawbone, Mattel, LEGO, WWF, British Airways, Yahoo!, Henkel, Honda, Itaú Bank, Claro, Allianz, Tok & Stok / Pinterest, Caterpillar, Cadbury, Snoop Dogg among others.


- 3rd more awarded creative in Latin America 2017.

- 9th most awarded Copywriter in Cannes Lions 2010 according to Cannes Report.

- Listed among "Talents from Latin America" by Adlatina Magazine/2009

- GUNN REPORT - 2nd Most Awarded Print Ad & Campaign in The World in 2011

NewYork Festivals