Yannis Efstathiadis

Chairman, Bold Ogilvy

Γιάννης Ευσταθιάδης

Yannis Efstathiadis was born in Athens in 1946. He studied Political and Economic Sciences at the Athens University.

He started his career in 1966 at GNOMI Arvertising Agency, as a copywriter’s assistant. In 1968 he moved to ADEL till 1975, and by the time he left he had the responsibility of the Creative Department. In 1975 he founded the production company «Papadakis & Efstathiadis», which soon became one of the leading in the industry.

Co-founder and Vice-Chairman of BOLD in 1977, he was responsible, as from the very beginning, of the Creative Department. He is currently Chairman of the Board. His works have won numerous awards at the Greek Advertising Festivals, as well as in major foreign festivals, e,g. Cannes Festival, Clio Awards, New York Festivals, Los Angeles, EPICA.

He was General Secretary of Hellenic Association of Communication Agencies (1988-1990) and Chairman (1990-1992). He’s been the moving spirit of the Greek Advertising Festival and he presided over the 1st Festival, in 1989. He has published many books and he was columnist in several Greek magazines.

Theodore Cotionis

Managing Director, Bold Ogilvy

Θεόδωρος  Κοτιώνης

Theodore was born in Istanbul in 1948.

He immigrated to Athens in 1964 where he studied Mathematics at the University of Athens and  later Marketing at  the New York University.

He started his career in 1972, as media planner, at Adel Saatchi & Saatchi. In less than a year he took over the responsibility of the Media Department and became member of BoD.

In 1977, along with Antonis Rapsomanikis and Yannis Efstathiadis founded Bold Ogilvy. Since 1998 he is the Managing Director and responsible for all the operations of the Group in Greece and abroad.

From 1999 to 2003, he served as President of Hellenic Association of Communications Agencies (EDEE). He is the inspirer, founder and the first President of the Institute of Communication, an non profit organization in which four Universities and EDEE work on social research, education, promotion of talent.

He is a frequent speaker on communication both in Greece and abroad.