Publicis Worldwide Appoints David Droga Worldwide Creative Director

Dec 13, 2002, 00:00 ET from Publicis Worldwide

    PARIS, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David Droga has been appointed
 Worldwide Creative Director of Publicis Worldwide (NYSE:   PUB), one of the
 three global advertising networks of the world's fourth-largest communications
     David Droga, 34, has had an exceptional international award-winning
 career, with the most recent recognition being this year's award by Ad Age
 Magazine as the World's Top Creative Director 2002. His agency, Saatchi &
 Saatchi London, where he has been Executive Creative Director, was named this
 year "Global Agency of the Year" at the Cannes International Advertising
 Festival 2002, and the UK's Number 1 Ranked Agency for Income Earned by
 Campaign Magazine.
     His international career led to top awards for the agencies with which he
 was affiliated. This included International Agency of the Year Award for
 Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore  and  Agency of the Year Award for Omon Sydney.
     He commented, "Saatchi & Saatchi London has been the most rewarding three
 years of my career to date. That gives me great confidence to become the
 Worldwide Creative Director of Publicis Worldwide, a formidable network with a
 huge creative mandate."
     Maurice Levy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide, said "I want
 Publicis Worldwide to be the best creative network in the world. I have chosen
 the man who I believe is the best creative director today. Dave has the
 passion, the energy, and the talent to make Publicis Worldwide the best. He
 has an amazing track record of amazingly-relevant campaigns which win awards
 and market share."
      David Droga's bio follows.
                               DAVID BJORN DROGA
      1999 - present:       Executive Creative Director
                            Saatchi & Saatchi London
                            Member Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Board.
      Major highlights:     "Global Agency of the Year" Cannes International
                            Advertising Festival 2002.
                            Named "World's Top Creative Director"
                            Ad Age Magazine 2002.
                            UK's Number 1 Ranked Agency for Income Earned
                            Campaign Magazine July 2002.
                            Named one of the forty most influential people in
                            Europe under the Age of 40.
                            Media Magazine 2001.
      1996-1999:            Regional Creative Director
                            Saatchi & Saatchi Asia
                            Executive Creative Director
                            Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore
      Major highlights:     Singapore office is named "International Agency of
                            the Year"
                            Ad Age Magazine 1998
                            Saatchi & Saatchi Asia
                            Regional Agency of the Year
                            Media Marketing 1999.
                            Asia's fastest growing agency
                            Media Marketing Magazine 1998
                            Asia's most awarded agency 1997, 1998, 1999
                            Campaign Brief Magazine
                            Voted one of the world's ten most important
                            advertising figures
                            Taiwanese Media Communications Magazine 1999
      1992-1996:            Partner/Creative Director
                            Omon Sydney
                            Agency of the Year
                            Campaign Brief - 1991, 1993
      1988 - 1992:          Writer
                            Omon Sydney
      1987 - 1988:          Australian Writer & Art Directors School
                            Winner Top Student Nationally.
      Major Awards Won:     Cannes Lions 42 (over 100 Finalists)
                            One Show Pencils 23 (over 100 finalists)
                            D&AD 7 Pencils (over 100 finalists)

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