Monday, August 31, 2009

Droga In Manila!

David Droga, Creative Chairman of Droga5, is finally coming to Manila. Presented by the Creative Guild of the Philippines, Droga speaks to local advertising and marketing practitioners on September 11, 6pm at the AIM Conference Center, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Droga is about as close as you can get to a rock star in the advertising world.

Hoping to start a career as a ski instructor he got waylaid into the world of advertising. At 22, he was a partner in Omon Sydney, twice winning Australian Agency of the Year. In 1996, David moved to Singapore, leading Saatchi Asia to be named New York's Advertising Age as International Agency of the Year.

In 1998 he moved to Saatchi London. By 2002, Saatchi & Saatchi, London was named Agency of the Year at Cannes Lions and by both AdAge and Adweek. He then became Worldwide Creative director of Publicis.

Finally "tired of growing other people's companies", he founded Droga5 in New York in 2006. The following year, it was named US Agency of the Year by AdAge’s Creativity Magazine. This year, it was the most awarded agency at D&AD winning two Black Pencils.

While in London, he was nominated Best Creative Director in the UK’s Best of the Best Awards and named World’s Best Creative Director by Advertising Age. He was this year's head of the Titanium and Integrated Jury at Cannes Lions and is the head of the Spikes Asia Jury.

If all that hasn’t blown you away, Droga is the most awarded individual creative at Cannes, with over 50 Lions to his name!

(source: Adobo)

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