Last Saturday some of the industry’s highest profile creative leaders attended the launch dinner of the world’s most respected celebration of creativity, the D&AD Professional Awards and Festival.
The dinner for two hundred guests, held at London’s Hawksmoor restaurant, was co-hosted by The Talent Business and attended by key industry figures including:
- Nick Worthington, Creative Chairman, Colenso BBDO
- David Nobay, Creative Chairman, Marcel Sydney
- Farid Mokart, Founder and Global CCO, Fred and Farid
- Icaro Doria, CCO, DDB NY (pictured)
- Joe Alexander, CCO, The Martin Agency
- Rick Brim, CCO, Adam & Eve London
- Norman Tan, Chairman and CCO, JWT Shanghai
- Jimmie Stone, CCO, Edelman NY
- Colin Jefferey, CCO and Founder of LA start up Wolfgang
D&AD celebrates and nurtures outstanding work in the design and advertising industry each year with its international creative awards. The dinner was the kick-off event for the judges arriving into London from around the world for the start of D&AD Professional Awards Judging and Festival, running across the week.
“This is the fourth year The Talent Business has co-hosted the D&AD Judges’ Welcome Dinner. A D&AD Pencil is recognised the world over as the ultimate symbol of creative achievement, so The Talent Business is proud to support the platform that is the gold standard for international creative excellence.” Tanya Livesey, Global Head of Creative Talent, The Talent Business.
During the dinner Tim Lindsay, D&AD CEO (pictured), Bruce Duckworth, D&AD President and Tanya Livesey, Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business gave speeches to welcome the cream of the creative industry.
As well as the Professional Awards, D&AD aims to cultivate new talent. Winning a D&AD New Blood Award puts creatives under 24 on the path to success. Emerging film directors and photographers also get the opportunity to be recognised not just by winning a Pencil, but having their talent promoted back to the industry.
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