ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.


Catalin Dobre

Chief Creative Officer



A Philosophy graduate, Catalin Dobre, the 34 years old Chief Creative Officer for McCann Worldgroup Romania, started working in advertising as a copywriter, 15 years ago.

Even though his Romanian friends were winning in Cannes from Western Europe, he decided to stay in his country. A couple of years later he was winning two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Titanium Lion for a traditional Romanian chocolate: ROM.

Now the count has reached 33 Cannes Lions.

He also won a D&AD yellow pencil, Grand Prix at Eurobest and at Cresta and more gold, silver and bronze prizes at most of the major advertising festivals.

He loved serving in the juries of D&AD, Clio, Eurobest, Golden Drum and NY Festivals.

In 2017 Catalin was named Regional Creative Director for McCann CEE and his first accomplishments were winning Golden Drum Network Of The Year distinction two consecutive years – 2017 & 2018.




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