Alma Promotes Jorge Murillo to Vice President, Executive Creative Director

By Erik Oster 

Miami-based multicultural creative agency Alma promoted Jorge Murillo to a role as vice president, executive creative director. In the new role he will lead Alma’s McDonald’s account and co-create with We Are Unlimited.

Murillo formerly served as senior creative director and helped the agency bring in nine new accounts over the past two years. He joined Alma back in November of 2008 and has worked with clients including McDonald’s, Tobacco Free Florida, Harken Health, Bud Light, State Farm, Cricket Wireless, H&R Block, Florida Blue, Sprint and Visit Florida. Before joining Alma he spent three years as an associate creative director at Bromley in San Antonio, following a year as a senior creative at OLE in New York. Murillo has also taught as an instructor at Miami Ad School since 2006.

“While we encourage the new perspectives and skill sets external hires can bring, a large part of our culture is to strive to seek growth & promote from within,” Alma CEO and creative chairman Luis Miguel Messianu said in a statement. “This is especially the case when our values of curiosity, collaboration and accountability are demonstrated.”

“We’re very proud of our success, but it also means our expectations for 2017 are that much higher,” added co-president and CCO Alvar Suñol. “We can’t allow ourselves to get complacent, and we will keep working hard and having fun, making sure we have good people with the best talent on our team.”