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Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Cannes Lions honours David Droga with the Lion of St. Mark
-The award for outstanding contribution to the creative industry-

LONDON, Mar 29, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that David Droga, Founder & Creative Chairman of Droga5, will be honoured with the Lion of St. Mark award at this year's Festival.

David Droga is one of the most awarded creatives at Cannes Lions. He won his first Lion aged 19 and has achieved more than 70 Gold and 15 Grand Prix / Titanium Lions in his career to date.

"The Lion of St. Mark recognises an individual who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to creativity in our industry," said Jose Papa, Managing Director of Cannes Lions. "His drive, passion and unbounded creative skill has led him to deliver continual award-winning results. He?s set the global standard."

David Droga commented, "I have worked with more talented people and had more opportunities than one creative person deserves. The Lion of St. Mark honour is beyond my wildest ambitions. It's incredible to be recognised with this, when you still feel you have so much more to do and prove. But I will soak it up with pride and humility."

At 22, David Droga became a Partner and Executive Creative Director of OMON Sydney and in 1996, he moved to Singapore to become Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore and Regional Creative Director of Saatchi Asia.

At age 29, Droga was promoted to Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi London, and under his charge, they were awarded, for the first time, Agency of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 1996.

In 2003 Droga became the first-ever Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of the Publicis Network in New York. In less than two years, Publicis enjoyed a very public creative and new business renaissance around the world. Restless to launch his own agency, David founded Droga5 in New York City in 2006.

In just over ten years, Droga5 has seen unprecedented success and become one of the most revered and influential agencies on the planet, including back-to-back accolades as Cannes Lions Independent Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

David Droga will be presented with the Lion of St. Mark during the Festival awards ceremony on Saturday 24 June. Droga will also be speaking on the Cannes Lions stage on Friday 23 June.

Cannes Lions offers an annual meeting place for the global creative communications industry and takes place from 17-24 June 2017 in Cannes, France.

Further information can be found at www.canneslions.com.

Previous Lion of St. Mark Winners:
2016: Marcello Serpa, former Partner, AlmapBBDO
2015: Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO, R/GA
2014: Joe Pytka, Director, PYTKA
2013: Lee Clow, Chairman, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Director of Media Arts, TBWA\Worldwide
2012: Dan Wieden, Co-Founder and Global Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy
2011: Sir John Hegarty, Worldwide Creative Director, Founder, BBH

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Cannes Lions runs for eight days from 17- 24 June, in Cannes, France. The main Festival venue is the world famous Palais des Festivals. A 'Complete' pass includes entry to all official Festival talks, Awards shows, networking and evening events across the eight days. Passes giving access only to the specialist events - Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment - which take place right next door to the main Festival venue, are also available.

- Lions Health 17-18 June
- Lions Innovation 19-20 June
- Lions Entertainment 21-22 June

For further details on all available passes and dates, see https://www.canneslions.com/festival/passes and to find out what's on, visit https://www.canneslions.com
To find out more about entering work, see https://www.canneslions.com/awards/the-lions

This year, applications for press accreditation will close on 31 May 2017, due to an increase in requests to attend. Accreditation will not be open on site during the event, so please ensure you apply before the deadline so your application can be assessed.

Isobel Diamond
PR and Press Officer
isobeld@canneslions.com
+44 20 3033 4156
http://www.canneslions.com



Mar 29, 2017 23:50 HKT/SGT
Topic: Awards received
Sectors: Advertising
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