David Droga, Founder and Creative Chairman of Droga5, will chair this year's Titanium and Integrated Lions Jury.
The man behind the celebrated UNICEF Tap project, the New York Department of Education's Million project, the multi-award-winning Air Force One spoof for Marc Ecko and countless other internationally famous campaigns, David is the single most-awarded creative at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.
"I am extremely flattered to be asked. These categories represent the two most exciting and important dimensions of our industry," said Droga on his appointment.
Terry Savage, Festival Chairman commented, "As one of the worlds's most awarded and visionary creative leaders, David embodies what the Titanium and Integrated competition stands for. An activist for pushing the industry's boundaries, we are honoured that David will be at the helm of this cutting-edge category."
Having worked around the world, David's previous roles include Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of the Publicis network, Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi London, Regional Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Asia and in his earlier days Creative Director and Partner at OMON in Sydney.
David has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement and honoured with Lifetime achievement awards across the globe. In 2006, David founded Droga5 in New York, which Creativity magazine then named "U.S. Agency of the Year" in 2007.Beyond his passion for the business, David's obsessions include his growing family, anything Australian, contemporary art (some of it good) and the environment.
Launched in 2003 and evolved over the years to reflect the changes of the industry, the Titanium and Integrated Lions have become the most challenging category of the annual event and the most sought after of all the awards.