Creative Directors, Yann-Gael Cobigo and Thibault Michal, Land at Ogilvy Paris

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Ogilvy Paris announce the arrival ofcreative directors, Yann-Gael Cobigo and Thibault Michal, who will be responsible for overseeing several key accounts, with the aim of helping the agency shine creatively both in France and internationally. Building on their experience at Harbour Collective, the duo bring with them an innovative and international vision.

Yann and Thibault began their careers in Paris before moving to London ten years ago. They’ve worked at BBH, Harbour Collective , VML London amongst others and created multi-award-winning campaigns for Audi, Apple, The Athletic, Heinz… Over the past 5 years, they’ve challenged the perception of the elderly in British society for McCarthy&Stone, launched the first emergency number for the most stressed soccer fans during the World Cup for The Athletic; and, this holiday season for Coca-Cola, envisioned an entire city of Santas.

“We’re pleased to welcome Yann-Gael and Thibault to Ogilvy Paris. Their international experience and bold creativity are exactly what we need to continue offering our clients innovative and effective solutions,” says Matthieu Elkaim, President and Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Paris.

Said Yann-Gael Cobigo and Thibault Michal: “After 10 Years of making our London colleagues suffer thru our French accent,  joining the most International of the Parisian advertising agencies doesn’t actually feel like such a change, except now we need to tone down our acquired British accent when speaking native French. Ogilvy Paris is a great step forward for us after learning and doing so much in London with great people and great agencies. Our passion is to keep doing stand-out work and make the agency and the group shine everywhere in the world. Can’t thank Ogilvy enough for the opportunity.”