Hi. I’m Alice (pronounced Ah-lee-che).

I’m a Creative Director at Apple in California. 

Before that I spent almost a decade in Berlin, first leading European creative for Sony, Ebay, and Deutsche Telekom at DDB, and then heading up global car launches for Mercedes-Benz.

I was behind the multi-awarded short film about Bertha Benz’s pioneering car journey; celebrated the German constitution through the stories of immigrants under the patronage of Angela Merkel; helped Mercedes get a shout-out in a Nicky Minaj track; and popped thousands of glitter-filled balloons to introduce Sony’s latest TV.

My approach is eclectic, strategically minded, and influenced by a background in Anthropology. I have led multi-disciplinary teams working on complex product launches and have a knack for insight-driven, human-centred storytelling that resonates globally. I’m obsessed with great craft and believe in fostering a collaborative and diverse creative environment. In 2015, tired of being the only woman in the room, I founded the Berlin chapter of SheSays, which has since offered free events and networking opportunities to hundreds of women.

Along the way, I was lucky enough to see my work recognized with all major awards, judge shows such as Cannes Lions, and speak about creativity at several events, including TEDx.

I’m originally from Italy and currently live in Palo Alto with a German husband and an Australian Shepherd.





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Education

Anthropology Degree, La Sapienza University

Leadership Certificate, Cornell University



Résumé

2020 - Present
Creative Director, Apple, Cupertino

2017-2020
Creative Director, Mercedes-Benz @ Antoni, Berlin

2014 - 2016
Creative Director, DDB, Berlin

2012-2014
Senior Writer, DDB, Berlin

2009-2012
Writer, McCann, Rome




Recognition

Over 90 international awards including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Webbys, Ciclope, LIA, ADC Global, ADC Europe, Eurobest, and Effie. Listed as one of the most awarded Creative Directors of 2020.




Jury


Cannes Lions
Ciclope Festival
New York Festival
Eurobest
Dubai Lynx
Art Directors Club of Germany
AICP Awards
Young Directors Award
L.A. Fashion Film Festival
Spotlight Festival
Connections Berlin
Berlin Fashion Film Festival
Gerety Awards
Golden Hammer Festival
Art Directors Club of Italy



Speaker & Press

TEDx “The Nos that ignite Creativity” (R. Emilia)
Women’s Forum for Economy and Society (Paris)
ADCN Creative Circus (Amsterdam)
G8 Creative Festival (Moscow)
Ciclope Festival (Berlin)
Inspiration Boat (Cannes)
OhYouWomen (Berlin)
ADC Festival (Hamburg)
Soho House Creative Talks (Berlin)
Berlin Fashion Film Festival (Berlin)
SheSays Berlin Moderator
Creative Vengeance Podcast
Shots Portrait: Creative journeys and changing everything
Meet Bertha Benz and the Creative Director who resurrected her
Video Interview mit Alice Bottaro
A man is haunted by his teenage self in this fun, poignant Mercedes film