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World Creative Rankings: meet the 100 best creative directors on the planet


By Sam Bradley | Senior Reporter

March 9, 2023 | 12 min read

We reveal the most-awarded executive creative officers in the industry in the 2023 edition of The Drum’s World Creative Rankings.


Alma’s CDs Daniel Correa and Bruno Trad made the top 10 this year, after the agency was lauded for its Pepsi campaigns

Already this week we have examined which chief creative officers and executive creative directors received the most critical acclaim via industry awards over the last year. Today, we’re exploring our creative director rankings, featuring the most-awarded CDs working today.

Leading the pack is 72andSunny’s Jason LaFlore, while Alma’s Daniel Correa and Bruno Trad and PG Aditiya of Talented also make the top 10.

The rankings are compiled by exhaustively analyzing the performance of thousands of pieces of creative work across 19 major industry awards programs, including The Drum Awards, throughout 2022.

1 Jason LaFlore 72andSunny
2 Eduardo Tavares Area 23
3= Matt Turnier 72andSunny
3= Ceara Adamson Caviar
5 Daniel Correa Alma
6 Bruno Trad Alma
7 Arthur Daraujo MullenLowe Group
8 Eoin Sherry Publicis Italy
9 PG Aditiya Talented
10 Matthias Schuster Serviceplan Group
11 Moritz Dornig Serviceplan Group
12= Greg Collins Greg Colllins Works
12= Tescia Deak BBH USA
12= Giancarlo Rodas Droga5
15 David Adler Area 23
16 Juliana Paracencio Ogilvy
17 Yasmina Boustani Leo Burnett
18 Joel Holtby Courage Inc
19= Mateo Fernandez McCann Paris
19= Guy Lewis Le Pub
21 Alexandre Abrantes FCB New York
22= Kristen Bell Area 23
22= Corinne Feight Area 23
24= Jack Miller FCB Global
24= Jake Roland Freelance
26 James Meiser Arts & Letters Creative Co
27 Martin Norgaard Furze Bacon
28= Tao Thomsen Virtue Worldwide
28= Martin Magner Virtue Worldwide
28= Iain Thomas Virtue Worldwide
31= Andrea Ventura The Juju
31= Agustin Alba Dentsu Creative
31= Gaston Canaves Dentsu Creative
31= Pablo Maldonado Grey Dubai
35 Fred Bosch David Madrid
36= Rachel Crowther Freelance
36= Alex Lovejoy MPC London
36= Tim Schoenmaeckers FCB Chicago
36= Niels Sienaert FCB Chicago
40 Valentin Dietmar Leo Burnett
40 Helge Kniess Leo Burnett
42 Brian Steckel FCB Chicago

72andSunny’s Jason LaFlore leads our World Creative Rankings this year. Its work for Activision also added to the agency’s awards haul.

43= Tal Shub VMLY&R
43= Carlos Pabon VMLY&R
45 Jim Connolly BBDO NY
46 David Krueger David Madrid
47= Jason Graff Area 23
47= Hemant Sharma Ogilvy
47= Sagar Jadhav Ogilvy
50= Pamela Savage Area 23
50= Elliot Langerman ZS
52= Felipe Munhoz CDM
52= Bruno Brasileiro CDM
54 Jan Dejonghe DPG Media Belgie
55 Richard Frankel Spotify
56 Michael Maria Morgenbesser Jung Von Matt Donau
57= Timothy Tian Cheil Worldwide
57= Wilson Ang Wunderman Thompson
59= Ramona Junggeburth Jung Von Matt Spree
59= Christoph Schlossnikel Scholz & Friends
59= Olivier Nowak Scholz & Friends
62 Julian Frener Jung Von Matt Donau
63= Steve Gadsden Tattoo Media Inc.
63= Scott Drey Instagram
63= Pedro Izzo Performance Art
63= Benson Ngo Performance Art
67 Hans Thiessen Rethink
68= Rogerio Chaves David Sao Paulo
68= Fabricio Pretto David The Agency
70 Stephan Schwarz Betc
71= Mikio Bradley Freelance
71= Joao Unzer Freelance
73= Joe Capanear Area 23
73= Cinzia Caccia Publicis Italy
73= Nicoletta Zanterino Publicis Italy
73= Chris Bernesby Area 23
77 Naho Manabe Advertising Agency
78= Michael Morelli FCB Toronto
78= Marty Hoefkes FCB Canada
80 Clement Sechet Marcel Worldwide
81= Sebastien Rouviere David Madrid
81= Erick Barrios Hernandez BBDO NY
81= Wolfgang Warzilek BBDO NY
84= Brett Colliver DDB Group Aotearoa NZ
84= Mike Felix DDB NZ
84= Zak Mroueh Zula Alpha Kilo
87= Danny Yirgou Matte Projects
87= Ty Johnson Yesterday
89= Linus Oura David NY
89= Tiago Abreu Gut
89= Alessandro Candito Accenture Song
89= Man Wai Wong Leo Burnett Toronto
93= Jurgen Metzner SevenOne AdFactory
93= Friedrich-Paul Spielhagen SevenOne Entertainment Group
93= Levente Kovacs White Rabbit Budapest
93= Istvan Bracsok White Rabbit Budapest
93= Thomas Schwarz SevenOne AdFactory
98= Peter Defries Publicis
98= Dave Gordon Ammunition
98= Alan Wilson AMV BBDO

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