Peter Ampe

ECD DDB BRUSSELS + GLOBAL COUNCIL DDB WORLDWIDE

Peter combines 35 Cannes Lions with 12 effie awards, making him one of Belgium's most influential creatives. In 2017 trade magazine Media Marketing granted him a special award for creative leadership. This recognition was given for his work at DDB, which has been topping the Belgian market for the last 4 years. Previously, Peter had similar successes with Happiness and Duval Guillaume.

Ampe has an integrated and innovative approach, always linking what brands want to what people need.
His way of thinking is a result of his background: Peter started out as a journalist and he was also a Dutch teacher for political refugees. He only joined the advertising world at the age of 29, explaining why he prefers ideas and services that tap into the real world.

Ampe is responsible for a number of milestones in Belgian advertising: he gave his home country its first Gold Lion ever at the Cannes Lions Festival. Next to that he was also part of the team that won Belgium's first Gold Cyber lion, first Grand Clio, first eurobest Grand Prix in mobile and first design Grand Prix at Epica. Ampe was member of the jury in Cannes, Clio, LIA, eurobest and New York Festivals. He was president of the Jury of the Creative Club of Belgium (2014).

Author of "The mind works best at Running Speed", published by Borgerhoff & Lamberigts.
Short stories and poems appeared in several magazines. Poetry installations in Ostend (B), Bruges (B) and Swansea (Wales).

Education

University Ghent

Master in Linguistics and Literature

Y&R Europe

Advanced Advertising Skills

Experience

Global Creative Council

DDB Worldwide

Executive Creative Director

DDB Brussels + European Council

Creative Director

Happiness Brussels

Worldwide Board of Creative Directors

Publicis Group

Creative Director

Duval Guillaume Brussels

Senior Copywriter

TBWA/GV Company

Copywriter

Young & Rubicam

Free lance journalist

De Morgen, Focus Television, HLN, Tips

Awards

2017

35 CANNES LIONS (since 2005), CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL

2017

Creative Agency of the Year Belgium (6x in last 15yrs), Creative Belgium

2017

Agency of the Year, Media Marketing

2017

12 Effie Awards (since 1999), Effie Belgium

2017

Special Award Creative Leadership, Media Marketing

2016

European Network of the Year (2014-2015-2016), eurobest

2016

GRAND PRIX DESIGN, EPICA

2016

Digital Agency of the Year, MIXX Awards

2016

GRAND PRIX (7x in last 15 yrs), Creative Club of Belgium

2015

GRAND PRIX in Mobile, eurobest

2013

Graphite Pencil, D&AD

2012

GRAND PRIX in Interactive, eurobest

2012

Nominated Best Belgian Creative, Media Marketing

2010

GRAND PRIX, Shark Awards Kinsale

2008

GRAND CLIO, Clio Awards

2008

GOLD PENCIL, THE ONE SHOW

2005

Best Belgian Creative, Media Marketing

2003

European Agency of the Year, eurobest

2003

GOLD in Film, eurobest

2000

GOLD, eurobest

1997

Best Belgian Copywriter, Creative Club of Belgium

Clients

Toyota Belgium Toyota Europe Volkswagen Belgium Volkswagen Europe Doctors without Borders bol.com Studio Brussels Dexia Bank Lotus Bakeries Douwe Egberts De Morgen newspaper BASE mobile Flemish Milkboard Flemish bakers IKEA Brussels Airlines Belgian Brewers Radio 1 Delhaize supermarket Spa Barisart Belgacom Telenet Alzheimer League League of the Blind Audi Belgium Stella Artois Duvel Belgium Duvel US

Specialties

Integrated Creative Director Creating Director Concept Writer