Disney’s Robert Iger to Receive 2021 Honorary Clio Award

    The virtual event will take place on April 28th.

    By Harold Henry - Apr 15, 2021
    Disney’s Robert Iger to Receive 2021 Honorary Clio Award

    The Clio Awards has announced that Robert A. Iger will receive a specialty Clio award as part of the Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked. The virtual event will take place on April 28th at 12pm ET.

    Iger, who is Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors, will accept the 2021 Honorary Clio Award during a fireside chat moderated by Asad Ayaz, President of Marketing for Disney Studios Content and recipient of the 2019 Clio Entertainment Marketing Mastermind Award.

    Over his 15 years leading the company, Iger built Disney into one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies.

    The Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked will be produced in collaboration with Superfly and hosted by Andrea Savage, actress/ producer and co-creator of TruTV’s “I’m Sorry.”

    “It’s no secret that the awards business was completely upended last year, but our team rose to the challenge and leaned into virtual events and new content offerings at Muse by Clio with great success. However, with our main Clio Awards celebration, we really wanted to push the envelope and offer the community something unexpected,” said Nicole Purcell, CEO, Clio Awards.

    “Our plan was always to partner with Superfly on our next event and, while we would have loved to be kicking off an in-person festival this spring, I think what we’ve produced with ‘Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked’ is going to fill a void that other awards programs have not. I can’t wait to share it with our audience.”

    For more information, and to register to view the event, click here. Viewers of the awards show can expect a full lineup including:

    Remote Video Village Hell

    In this sketch comedy short, a young PA struggles to guide talent through a commercial shoot as he’s instructed by the client, agency, director, and several other crew members over a nightmare Zoom call.

    The Met Unframed AR Experience

    Explore how “The Met Unframed” provided their audience the opportunity to experience art in innovative new ways, re-envisioning what it means to visit a museum, even when you can’t physically step inside.

    Creativity that United Us

    When the world closed in 2020, the ad industry kept the dialogue open — disrupting gender stereotypes, challenging racial norms, connecting an isolated world, and compelling people to let their voices be heard.

    This tribute to pushing the conversation forward is done through a living collage of platform-specific ads — playing on the screens of a diverse audience.

    Clio Storytelling Award – Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York

    This piece is a celebration of the storytelling that Brandon Stanton brought through Humans of New York, and how that storytelling ultimately shifted during the 2020 pandemic.

    Behind the Muse… By Clio

    For all the changes in advertising over the past few decades, one thing has remained constant—the central, inimitable power of creativity to drive business. That idea was the driving force behind the creation of Muse by Clio, an editorial outlet devoted solely to creativity.

    Grand Clio Award Winners Sizzle

    A jury of the industry’s minds have determined the recipients of the 2020/2021 awards and the winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Clio statues will be announced on April 21st, but the reveal of the highest honor is saved for this moment in the show.

    Honorary Clio Award – Robert A. Iger, the Walt Disney Company

    This year’s honoree is Robert A. Iger. He will reveal insights on his creative process and approach to marketing and leadership during a fireside chat moderated by Asad Ayaz, President of Marketing for Disney Studios Content.

    Inclusivity in 2020

    Explore how advertising can harness its influence and change the industry to reflect the culture around it.

    Connection with a Purpose

    Told through the eyes of middle school students, this piece explores the significant impact of Verizon’s Innovative Learning program in bridging the digital divide ubiquitous to America’s most under-resourced communities.

    Clio Awards “Of the Year” Winners Sizzle

    The show will end with the announcements of this years’ Clio Awards’ Advertiser, Agency, Independent Agency, Network and Production Company Of the Year.

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