The Clio Awards, the esteemed international advertising, design and communications competition, announced yesterday, August 7, 2017 that David Lubars, chief creative officer, BBDO Worldwide and chairman of BBDO North America, is the 2017 Clio Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lubars will receive his honor at the 58th annual Clio Awards set for September 27 at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York City.
"David Lubars is a creative genius," said Clio President Nicole Purcell. "His drive is unmatched, and that reflects in his hard-working teams across the globe that consistently produce forward-thinking creative work. We are honored to be recognizing a career’s worth of accomplishments, and look forward to seeing what the next years bring."
The winner of more than 150 Clio Awards, Lubars will be recognized for his achievements during a continued 13-year tenure as BBDO's creative lead. Under his direction, BBDO has been named Agency of the Year more than 15 times by various industry publications. Recently, Lubars was named one of the top 10 creative directors of all time in a story published on the Forbes CMO Network.