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Marcos Quintela is elected ABAP-SP President

20 May, 2013

Marcos Quintela

The executive that leads the advertising agency Y&R assumes the function for the 2013-2015 biennial
Marcos Quintela, president of the agency Y&R (leader of the Brazilian advertising market for 11 years, according to Ibope) and partner in Grupo Newcomm, is the new president of the Brazilian Advertising Agency Association (Abap) São Paulo regional office. The executive was elected after an electronic vote open to all 235 members of the institution held last Tuesday.

To Quintela, assuming the position is a great challenge. “One of Abap’s missions is the support to advertising self-regulation and the principles of free commercial expression. I will work to further contribute to the São Paulo market, the national driver, to consolidate this positioning in the next two years,” executive states. The new national executive board and ABAP's regional office presidents will assume their positions today ( May 16) during an event at the WTC, in São Paulo.

Marcos Quintela, Y&R president and a partner in Grupo Newcomm, has received some of the main awards in the communication market. Elected Communication Leader by the Lide Awards in April this year, he was also laureled with the Caboré Award in the Account Executive of the Year category in the end of 2008, and in early 2012 was elected Adman of the Year at the Colunistas Brasil Awards. Quintela began his career in entertainment and communication in 1985. In 2004, in a partnership with the executive Roberto Justus, Grupo Newcomm CEO, he founded Maestro, a company specialized in promotional marketing where he worked as president for two years. The operation grew and led to two more companies: LongPlay and Pepper. In October 2005, the executive assumed as Operation Director at Y&R. After that, he became account executive director, and in August 2008 was promoted to the position of general director and COO (Chief Operating Officer). Since 2010, he has been the president of the company that leads the agency ranking in the country.

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