BBDO, New York
Since David has been at the BBDO helm, he’s overseen the agency’s transformation into a 21st century version of a kick-ass '60s New York agency. In other words, the company is maintaining its brilliance in traditional mediums but also creating extraordinary things for clients in emerging ones. The result being that, today, BBDO is the dominant creative force in the city—the most awarded agency in the world in 2008 according to The Gunn Report
and a recipient of "Agency of the Year" honor at Cannes along with multiple other industry accolades.
Following his first full year as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, the agency was named Agency of the Year by all of the leading trade publications (Ad Age
). This was based, in part, on BBDO’s record-setting new business performance. In fact, the agency’s “kick-ass '60s offering” has helped attract more than $1 billion in new business on average in each year that David has been on board, converting around 75% of its new business pitches. New business wins include Monster.com
, Best Buy, Bank of America, Sony, Starbucks and J&J, to name a few.
David began his career in 1981. He has since won every major creative award in the world several times over, including multiple Grand Prix at Cannes, Grand Clio, Grand Andy, Best of Show One Show, Best of Show Radio Mercury, Gold Effie, British D&AD, Communications Arts and the EMMY four times. His work has been written about in The New York Times
, The Wall Street Journal
, USA Today
, Business 2.0
, and has appeared on the cover of Archive
He has been named Creative Director of the Year in the trade publication Adweek
; his BMW Films was made part of MoMA's permanent collection in New York City and won the first-ever awarded Titanium Lion at Cannes. He has been the subject of feature stories in New York
, Fast Company
and American Executive
. In 2006, David was Chairman of the Titanium Jury at Cannes and in 2008, he chaired the Integrated Jury at the prestigious D&AD Show. In between, David was named the winner of the 2007 Creative Leader Challenge, as chosen by storied leaders from The Wall Street Journal
's Creative Leaders ad campaign. In recognition, David was the focus of a full-page ad that appeared in the Weekend Edition of the Journal
, titled "Life With Lubars."
Before joining BBDO, David was President of Fallon Worldwide and Executive Creative Director of Fallon North America where he oversaw famous work for Citibank and BMW, among others.
He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Cindy, and two sons, Michael and Alex.