FILIPE MACEDO

Marketing & Strategy

I’m Filipe Macedo, a computer engineer by training and a creative strategist by nature.
A FULL-STACK MARKETER
I fell in love with marketing, almost 10 years ago, and since then I've always enjoyed the tension between business, technology and creativity. My curiosity about the future of the industry led me to personally visit 50+ innovative companies, during a 3-month global journey I called Agency Safari. As a result, I have a unique ability to guide brands through the growing complexity of modern marketing. I don’t have all the answers, but I believe that asking the right question is often more valuable.
I’m currently both a Senior Strategist and the Chief Marketing Officer at COMON, one of the biggest independent marketing agencies in Portugal, where I try to distill complex thoughts into simple ideas."

WORK.
My job as Chief Marketing Officer is to generate new business opportunities and raise comOn’s profile as one of the leading agencies in Portugal. 
Before that I worked as Creative Strategist, developing strategies that inspired creativity and drove business results, as interim Marketing Director for Europe’s largest Casino, and as comOn’s Head of Social Media, leading projects for Nike, Nescafé and ActivoBank - considered Europe's Best Bank in Social Media at the time.

Career Highlights:
2011 - We were the first Portuguese agency listed on Facebook Studio with a project for Staples.
2011 - I helped build the 4th largest Nike Running social media community in the world, ahead of much bigger markets.
2012 - I was Head of Social when our client ActivoBank was considered Europe's Best Bank in Social Media.
2014 - I was a guest speaker at Upload Lisboa, the most prestigious Portuguese digital marketing conference.
2014 - I was selected for the Eurobest Young Digital Academy, tutored by Matias Palm-jensen.
2015 - I got 2nd place at the Young Lions Portugal competition.
2015 - I was selected for the Cannes Lions Young Creative Academy, an unique experience curated by Bob Isherwood.
2016 - I won the Young Lions competition and went to Cannes to compete.
2016 - I won 5 Efficacy Awards (4 golds), the most prestigious communication strategy recognition in Portugal.
2018 - I was a judge at the CCP Creative Festival and the Young Lions competition.
2018 - I was a guest judge at a Strategic Marketing competition at the Imperial College Business School in London.

LIFE.
My life so far has already been a wonderful adventure with a multitude of experiences: 
I have an MSc in Computer Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Branding and a national basketball championship. I worked as a consultant at KPMG, played at major nightclubs and music festivals as DJ MAD MAC, and was one of the faces for Nike’s 2010 international campaign “Bleed Your Colors” side-to-side with Cristiano Ronaldo. 
All this before discovering advertising, almost 9 years ago. Since then I’ve also produced a song, published by Dutch label Nightbird Music, won the Young Lions Competition and was a digital marketing teacher for 3 years at EDIT and FLAG


A SPEED DATE WITH ME.
My passion: help brands understand the intersection of Strategy, Creativity and Technology.
My next goal: travel the world to learn about new ways of working and solving problems.
Things I'm proud of: building a successful DJ brand, performing at big festivals, being featured in a global campaign with Ronaldo, producing an original song and getting it published, teaching digital marketing, winning the Cannes Young Lions competition, not switching agencies every two years.
My biggest challenge: growing professionally while working at a local agency in a small market.
Weakness: I'm eager to please, I avoid confrontations and have a hard time delegating.
Strength: I'm thoughtful and calm under pressure.
I love mornings, tiny homes and everyday adventures.
I hate people who complain.