London International Awards announced Mark Tutssel, former Executive Chairman/ Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide, and Creative Chairman, Publicis Communications as the first recipient of the Created for Creatives LIA Legend Award.
The award is given to an industry leader – past or current – who through their talent, vision and generosity have not just demonstrated outstanding creativity, but also mentored and developed others with a focus on the advancement of the industry.
The award will be presented on October 8 in Las Vegas.
Barbara Levy, Founder and President of LIA said, “When deciding to create the LIA Legend Award, we wanted to recognise talent, vision and outstanding creative contributions at all levels. The minute we set this criteria Mark became the immediate and obvious choice for the inaugural award. He was instrumental, and continues to be, in helping to develop and grow the Creative LIAisons Global Coaching Academy which sets LIA apart from other award festivals.”
Tutssel, on being named the first LIA Legend, said, “This prestigious award is a huge honour. I am humbled and proud. I have had the privilege of working with so many talented people and brave brands throughout my career. London International Awards is a festival created for creatives, a show famous for truly inspiring the global industry to raise the creative bar, so it’s really an absolutely incredible honour to be recognised by such a great organisation. I truly believe creativity is the driving force behind our business and I will always be a global champion of it.”
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