Lee Clow- Lifetime Achievement Award


Today at the Clio Awards Festival in Miami Beach, FL, Lee Clow will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Since joining Chiat/Day back in 1972, he's been at the forefront of classic ad campaigns, the most famous being Apple's 1984. Already Clow has been inducted into the One Club Hall of Fame, Art Director's Hall of Fame, and the Musuem of Modern Art's Advertising Hall of Fame. He's worked on ads for Apple, Nissan, Energizer, Taco Bell, ABC, Adidas, Nextel, Levi's, Pizza Hut, Sony Playstation, California Coolers, California Pistachios, Whiskas, Yamaha, Pioneer, and loads of others.

Most recently, Clow is working on an international non-profit branding campaign "to mobilize audiences to help children in war-ravaged cities. The comprehensive communications and branding campaign was executed entirely pro bono by the agency. It supports the "We Are the Future" initiative of music legend Quincy Jones and peace negotiator Uri Savir, which begins with a globally telecast all-star concert in Rome, Italy on May 16, 2004."

Oh yeah, there's more.

Check out some of the ads Clow has had his hand in, be it directly or as Worldwide Creative Director:


iPod/iTunes- Channel Surfing

iPod ads

Applemusic.com- Nick

Big and Small

Switch- Ellen Feiss

Think Different





PS2- "Signs" aka "Red Balloon"


Long Run

Ali vs Laila




Ihaveanidea.org has a nice interview with Lee Clow. There's also a reel for TBWA Worldwide if you want to view it.

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caffeinegoddess I'm a creative director and copywriter with digital, integrated, and traditional expertise. I love sound strategy and great executions.

Comments (10)

  • Dabitch's picture

    Hal and red balloon are awesome. Just awesome. Luv'em.
    Wow, to think he's been at chiat since 1972! Thats a long while at the same agency. :))

    Is it just me having trouble, or can anyone else get the wearethefuture.com flash site to work?

    May 17, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture

    It caused my computer to go down in a flaming, nose-diving crash. :(

    May 17, 2004
  • CopyWhore's picture

    Such an inspiring guy, Lee Clow. Guys like him are the reason we get into this racket...

    Fortunately, I was at his award presentation, and I can tell you that just walking by Lee, one can actually "feel" his vibe...

    Mark Fenske, by the way, gave an amazing performance as a beach bum in a video created by Chiat/Day to celebrate the life 'n work of Lee Clow. I'd even venture to say that Fenske stole the show!!

    May 23, 2004
  • silver3's picture

    It appears as if copywhore is a name dropping whore.

    Get back to work on Canon you hack.

    May 24, 2004
  • James_Trickery's picture

    eh? I hope you're taking the piss there, else I'd see a doctor to get that stick removed.

    Lemme see here if I can describe that video without using names; "The tall saltn'pepa bearded lanky guy gave an amazing performance as a beach bum in a video created by that agency in a building that looks like binoculars to celebrate the life 'n work of the other tall white-bearded guy who only wears shorts always and surfs every morning."

    No, maybe it'll work better if I use numbers?

    May 25, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture

    c'mon, he's just teasing, now kiss and make up guys.

    May 25, 2004
  • silver3's picture

    Taking the piss? You sound about as British as Madonna.

    May 26, 2004
  • James_Trickery's picture

    Dai un po' troppo per scontanto, come un obeso ragazzino texano.

    May 26, 2004
  • silver3's picture

    Hey look, Johnny original called me fat in Italian.

    And you're supposed to be creative.

    May 26, 2004

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