VICE Media Group bolsters creative offering with hire of two senior creatives
Posted on 2024 May,28

VICE Media Group appoints two experts to its burgeoning creative team; Raul Palhares joins as Associate Creative Director (ACD), bringing with him a unique career spanning two decades in global advertising. Meanwhile, Germán D. Espitia Benavides joins as Associate Creative Director, bringing his distinctive blend of creativity, life experiences, and passion for storytelling to the team.

Originating from Brazil, Raul Palhares’ professional journey has taken him through some of the world's most prestigious creative and advertising agencies, including JWT, Leo Burnett Lisbon, MullenLowe Singapore, FP7 McCann-Erickson Dubai, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco.  with a career spanning two decades, has earned his place as a global creative leader. 

Renowned for his ability to craft thought-provoking content deeply embedded in cultural insights, Raul has led award-winning campaigns for iconic brands such as AB InBev, Unilever, Adobe, BMW, and McDonald's. His work has garnered accolades from Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio Awards, and Spikes Asia.

Germán brings a diverse and inspiring background to VICE Media Group. Following a successful 20-year career in football, he transitioned seamlessly into design, advertising, and visual arts, quickly establishing himself in the industry. With over 13 years of experience at leading global agencies like Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, and Y&R, he has revitalized brands with his unique artistic vision.

Having lived and worked around the globe—from Colombia to Berlin—Germán offers a rich, multicultural perspective in his new role. His innovative work has been celebrated at Cannes Lions, D&AD, and LIA, highlighting his dedication to pushing creative boundaries.

Taking their creativity outside of their roles at VICE, they both are committed to passion projects in their personal time. Germán’s “Our Moving POV” explores the intersection of cycling, outdoor activity and his dynamic lifestyle, whilst Raul’s penchant for travel has enriched his understanding of different cultures worldwide.

VICE Media Group's distinctive culture fosters collaboration, creativity, risk-taking, and boundary-pushing. Raul and Germán have seamlessly integrated into this vibrant environment, adding their talents to the mix.