David Droga, the 'Dingo of Wall Street', featured on prime time network television in Australia

DavidDroga_60min.jpgAdvertising legend and all round nice guy, David Droga, was featured on prime time TV in Australia on Sunday night. Top current affair program 60 Minutes spent time with Droga in New York and Australia to compile the segment, titled "Just Ad Droga".

The Droga5 founder started his career in Australia and lept to prominence in his two years leading Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore, before London and then New York beckoned.

"Dingo of Wall Street", "One of the most powerful people on the planet", "Advertising superstar", "Creative genius". Brilliant! You can't buy publicity like this and, in Campaign Brief Asia's opinion, David deserves every bit of it. Not just because he's Australian!

Here's 60 Minutes' intro to the feature on Droga:

You've probably never heard of David Droga but his reach and influence is vast. He's the knockabout advertising guru who has taken on the world and won, making him one of the most powerful Australians on the planet. He's the boy from Snowy River who's now the toast of New York working behind the scenes for Beyonce, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Bill Gates. Not only does Droga use his wit and creative zeal to sell stuff, he is hard at work changing the world for the better, one advertising campaign at a time. On 60 Minutes, Michael Usher discovers what is most surprising about this billion-dollar ad man, is his astonishing recipe for success.


Nice said:

The interviewer looks so starry eyed like he wants to drop down on his knees and blow the man.

Agree said:

Advertising legend and all round nice guy.
We'll forgive that he is Australian Kim.

Tall poppy said:

Without doubt, the most talented adman ever to come out of Singapore.
His two years here was the golden age of advertising.
The agency and the country were never the same since he left.

A Playa said:

A man who never talks shit, on or off camera. Possibly the only creative i know who understood the need to balance good proactive work with equally good real work. None of the other ecd numbnuts ever got this part right.

@ A Playa said:

I agree.
When you start your own business. And you put your own name on the company, instead of some trendy nondescript noun or adverb, you don't do stupid things.
It's a business.
It's his business.
And he's killing it.
The rest just don't get it.

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