Torino, Milano & Genova, Italy

personalmedia

The company was founded by Paolo Cerrato following a fifteen-year career as manager for two important international media groups: Cia Media network, part of WPP Group, and McCann-Erikson. He strongly believed in an alternative model of media agency and decided to set up his own, characterized by its optimal size (not too big), independence, professional expertise, high level of service and personalized service.

personalmedia was founded in 2008 and in few years has become the first independent media agency in Italy. It managed a budget of 30 million euros in 2016 and has 25 employees working in 3 offices (Turin, Milan, Genoa). The agency has about 25 clients operating in different industries – food and beverages, fashion, energy, finance, accessories and jewellery.

The agency’s share of activity (media planning and buying) is 50% offline and 50% digital. 

It is specialized in direct response activity and lead generation campaigns.

personalmedia is a media-driven agency that believes in a new model of communication agency where the priority is media. Its specialization is the media; the entire team are all media people who keep up-to-date with the evolution of the fast growing technology and digital platforms. They ensure contents and execution are appropriate to the specific media channels. The communication unit works very closely with media managers.

PAOLO CERRATO

FOUNDER & OWNER

 Worked in key international media centres where he managed the coordination on the international markets of global clients such as MICROSOFT, NESTLÈ, MOTOROLA, SHELL and L’OREAL. In 2008 founded Personal Media, which has become the first independent media centre In Italy.  

CRISTINA ALTINI

MANAGING DIRECTOR

 In charge of media buying for 20 years at McCann Erickson Italy. Founded McCann Interactive in 2000 and managed the digital campaigns of the Group’s main clients (Microsoft / Motorola / Vodafone / Nestlè).  

GUIDO VALLAURI

HEAD OF COMMUNICATION UNIT

 Developed thirty years of experience in integrated communication in major Italian agencies.

Capacity for strategic and business scenario analysis, specializes the in Food & Beverage industry.

LAURA CHIANALE

MEDIA DIRECTOR