Otto Bell

Otto Bell

CCO, Courageous at CNN

Otto Bell is Chief Creative Officer of Courageous, CNN’s in-house brand studio dedicated to creating global, cross-platform content for brand marketers across CNN, HLN and Great Big Story.

Since joining the company to help launch Courageous in 2015, Bell has been focused on pioneering the evolution of branded content to help advertisers tell more powerful stories. From breaking new ground with the production of Human by Design, a global conference sponsored by Square Enix on the future of human augmentation, to the 4K VR “live ad” execution in partnership with Volvo during the solar eclipse, Bell and his team continue to harness new distribution platforms and innovative technologies to produce transformational brand experiences.

Bell was previously the creative director and a founding member of OgilvyEntertainment. During his eight years at Ogilvy, he developed, produced and directed landmark television and digital campaigns across five continents for a myriad of lead brands; pairing the likes of Philips, DuPont, Unilever and IBM with global media partners.