Between 2002 and 2014, Alexandre Gama has recived one of the highest amount of awards for an individual who works in the creative and advertising industry. Gama started his career right after he graduated from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. With his two degrees, both in advertising and communications, he worked as a copywriter for a few different companies. After experiencing the industry first hand, he decided to open up his own advertising firm in 1988. He named that firm Neogama.
Neogama has accomplished a lot since they first opened. In just the first year of operation, they received a Lion from the Cannes Festival. They are still recognized as the youngest company to ever recieve such an award. In 2003, the agency won an additional two Lions in two different categories. Also marking the first time this has ever happened to a Brazilian business.
Besides the recognition Alexandre Gama relieved for his company Neogama, he has also won many titles on his own. In 2006 he was named Agency Director of The Year and was given the honor of being one of the top 7 most influential business leaders in Brazil. A year later he was elected entrepreneur of the year and named on of the top advertisers in his country. In total, he has received 23 different Lion awards from the Cannes Festival and has even worked in multiple creative fields. Gama’s work has been shown at the Brazilian Museum of Modern Art and was listed as one of Brazil’s cultural events.