Champion for Good: PJ Pereira

As Co-Founder and Creative Chairman of Pereira O’Dell, PJ Pereira is committed to using his skills and relationships to make a positive impact on the world. In his five years as an Ad Council Board member, PJ and Pereira O’Dell have created work for a range of Ad Council campaigns including Texting and Driving Prevention, Recycling and Coronavirus Response.

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