Pereira & O’Dell Parts With Executive Creative Director in New York

By Erik Oster 

Pereira & O’Dell has parted ways with executive creative director Dave Arnold.

The source who brought his departure to our attention claims he was let go. Pereira & O’Dell is actively seeking a replacement to fill the executive creative director role in its New York office.

“As our New York office continues to thrive, we want to celebrate and thank Dave for all he has done for Pereira O’Dell and we wish him the best of luck with his new opportunity,” Pereira & O’Dell creative chairman PJ Pereira, who stepped into that role in January of 2018 as Rob Lambrechts took over as CCO, said in a statement. “We are excited about the next generation of leadership to guide our creative vision, which will include a new ecd.”


Arnold joined Pereira & O’Dell in 2012. He has also served as a professor in the advertising department at the School of Visual Arts. After graduating from the School of Visual arts in 1999, he spent around a decade with Havas, working on brands including Dos Equis, Clearasil and The Atlantic.

Patrick Coffee contributed reporting to this story