David Droga, the former Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of the Publicis Network, is the single most awarded creative at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. David launched his career by winning the top Student Honors at the Australian Writers & Art Directors School. At 22, he became a partner and Executive Creative Director of OMON Sydney. Over the next five years, OMON won “Australian Agency of the Year” twice and “Ad of the Year” four times.
In 1996, David sold the agency and moved to Singapore, to be Executive Creative Director of Saatchi Singapore and Regional Creative Director of Saatchi Asia. By 1998, Saatchi was the region’s most successful network, and Saatchi Singapore was at the epicenter of this transformation. Media Marketing named Saatchi “Regional Network of the Year” and Advertising Age named the Singapore office “International Agency of the Year.” Then the Saatchi head office came calling.
At 29, David was promoted to Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi London. In 2002, Saatchi & Saatchi London won “Agency of the Year” at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. Later that year, both AdAge and Adweek named Saatchi “Agency of the Year.”
In 2003, another challenge came knocking and David packed his bags again. This time, he headed to New York, as the first ever Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of the Publicis Network. In just under two years, Publicis enjoyed a very public creative and new business renaissance across the world. Along the way, David received countless personal accolades, and worked with myriad luxury brands creating award-winning campaigns for such consumer brands as Heineken, Vault, Coke, Stolichnaya, Pampers, Toyota, TBS, UBS, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Ecko Unltd., Monster.co.uk, MMM, BMW, Champion, Lexus, Hermes, and Lancôme.
David has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement and was the first recipient of Boards magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” David has also been twice named by Details magazine as “one of the 50 most influential men in America under 40”. In 2006, he served as a Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This year David was included among the “The 40 Best & Brightest” in Esquire’s genius issue.
David has a wife and three children and lives in Manhattan. Beyond his family and building his new venture, David’s favorite topics are anything Australian, art and the environment.