Manuel Cardoso

Creative Strategist



  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Environment
  • Illustrator
  • Powerpoint
  • Adaptability
  • Brand Activation
  • Improvisation
  • Creaative Thinking

Work history


Creative Strategist Partner

Nhamii Ice Dreams

Nov 2014
  • So... I really wanted to make some changes in my life. I wanted to take a step out of my comfort zone. That's when i left my Job as a Senior Strategic Planner in Fuel Lisboa - Havas Worldwide group - and moved to Cape Verde, Santiago Island. I started wondering what kind of business could really change the market standards in a country where they have more than 30o sunny days a year. So i opened an Ice Cream Shop. Yep, that's right. Ice Creams. So i started creating my brand, from bottom to top and it really helped me rediscovering the unique beauty of the Strategic Creative process.


Senior Strategic Planner

Fuel Lisboa

Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
  • Deliver insightful information to clients; Transforming and adapting worldwide trends to Portugal's market/customer; Creating creative insights; Transforming client briefs into creative briefs; Deliver 360º campaigns all attached to the same unified creative concept


Digital Junior Planner

Proximity BBDO

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
  • Digital Strategic Planning - Website mapping and structuring, Digital Brand Activation; Web 2.0 Introduction for brands. Clients: Mercedes Benz; Lusitania (insurance); A vida é bela (boxgift experience similar to smartbox)


Junior Strategic Planner

Euro RSCG Worldwide

Aug 2007 - Sep 2009
  • Developing Insights; Trend Report; Keynote Presentations; Brand Activation Ideas and operation; Analytic Reports. Clients: Sonae MC - Continente - Largest Retail group in Portugal. Optimus: Telco - Portugal Citroen - Volvo - Automobile SportZone - Largest Sports Retail company



Grand Prix - Pr

  • Agency of the year in Pr


Bronze Trophy - Pr

  • Award for Montepio Geral (banking). "Pr