AMV BBDO hires DAVID Miami creatives Sergio Takahata and Nellie Santee

AMV BBDO DAVID Miami creatives 

AMV BBDO Chief Creative Officers Nadja Lossgott and Nicholas Hulley have welcomed the award-winning creative team Sergio Takahata and Nellie Santee from US agency DAVID Miami to their team.

DAVID Miami creatives

Copywriter Nellie Santee teamed up with art director Sergio Takahata in 2019 after meeting at DAVID Miami. They were the main team behind the Burger King account, responsible for product launches and cornerstone creative ideas. 

They also worked on Budweiser, Sour Patch Kids and Heinz Ketchup, delivering famous, engaging, and award-winning ideas.

Santee was born in the US and grew up in Brazil, starting her advertising career in the countryside. 

After finishing a master’s degree in Communications, she moved to the US and started at DAVID Miami in 2018. In less than two years, she had won eight Cannes Lions – three of them Golds – four D&AD Pencils and six awards at One Show. 

She also made the top ten most awarded copywriters list in the Cannes Lions Festival in 2019 – the only woman. 

Takahata, a Brazilian, has won over 12 Grand Prix in major international festivals. His awards haul includes nine Cannes Lions, including one Grand Prix and four golds, 11 D&AD Pencils, including on Black and four Yellows. 

On joining AMV, Nellie Santee and Sergio Takahata said, “We are very excited to join AMV with all its creative history and even more with the exciting fresh leadership. 

“It feels like the perfect time to be here and make awesome work”.

AMV BBDO CCOs Nadja Lossgott and Nicholas Hulley said, “We are huge admirers of Nellie and Sergio’s work, so to have them join us with our other brilliant creative talent at the agency is very exciting.

“We look forward to more potent ideas that can add to the explosion of creativity at AMV”.