Vice-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer
Marie-Catherine DUPUY was born into advertising; it had been running in her family for 3 generations. In 1970, DUPUY was hired by Philippe MICHEL, who founded later CLM-BBDO, as a copy-writer at DUPUY-COMPTON. She became CD in 1980. She won a lot of awards with campaigns such as Danone or Kelton and worked on many P & G brands.
In 1984 she was one of the Founding Partners and Executive Creative Director of BOULET DRU DUPUY PETIT, which become BDDP in 1987.
When BDDP merged with the TBWA network in 1998, DUPUY was nominated President & Executive Director TBWA\PARIS and Member of the TBWA Worldwide Creative Board, created the same year by Lee Clow. In 2003, she was nominated Vice-Chairman & C.C.O TBWA\FRANCE.
She has been elected "Man of the Year for Creativity" by the ad Magazine Strategies in 1991. In 1992, she was interviewed for the "Creative Leaders" pages in the Wall Street Journal. In 2000, she was speaker at the AAAA Bermuda Conference. In 2001, she was speaker at the Miami Ad School for lecture classes and a series of assignment/critic classes. DUPUY has been invited as a judge in the most significant competitions : Cannes (89 and 2001), Andy Awards (1988, 2004 and 2005), Clio as President (1998), Eurobest as President (1999), New York Festival (1999), London International Advertising Awards (2002), Cresta Awards (2001 - 2004), One Show (2002), Art Directors Club of New York (2002), D & AD as Foreman of the Press Advertising non-English Language jury (2003), YoungGuns (2004). DUPUY has been profiled in Campaign, Ad Age, Creativity, Graphis.
Under DUPUY's direction, BDDP and then TBWA, have received more than 250 awards and zillions of finalists in all the major national and international competitions. In 2003: 8 Clio, 4 Pencils at the One Show, 10 Lions, European Agency of the Year and Grand Euro for Press at the Euro Best Awards, Grand Prix in Press at Cannes and Agency of the Year; ranked the second most awarded agency in the world in the Gunn Report. In 2004, for the 2nd consecutive year, Agency of the Year at Cannes. Since 1994: 21 Effies and Euro Effies, among them the Grand Euro Effie for Absolut in 2003.
Marie-Catherine has four sons aged from 28 to 13.