Dave Canning is currently a freelance ECD/Creative Director and Writer.
He was previously Executive Creative Director of Joan where he worked with the leadership team across all brands to develop strategy and creative work for clients such as Pillsbury, Jet, and Black Forest. 
Before Joan, he was Executive Creative Director of 180 Amsterdam, where he worked on clients such as Asics, DHL, Playstation and Replay Jeans. While there he won the United Colors of Benetton business and went on to win 180's first D&AD Pencil in 8 years.
Prior to 180, Dave was a creative director at Barton F. Graf 9000 where he created the award winning Climate Name Change campaign. He has also worked at Wieden + Kennedy and Y&R where he helped create the Emmy winning “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports” campaign for ESPN, the Whatever’s Comfortable campaign for Southern Comfort and the Never Ending Projects campaign for Craftsman.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Kasia and his ceramic dog, Fusilli.

AWARDS:

Gold Cannes Lion, film: Climate Name Change
Gold Cannes Lion, film: ESPN Team Spirit
Gold Cannes Lion, film: ESPN The Name
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Sears Universal Diorama
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Sears Bottomless Pit
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Sears Knowledge Shelf
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Sears Gary's Ladder
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Sears Never Ending Projects Campaign
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Ichitan Double Drink Killer Bees
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Ichitan Double Drink Asteroid
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Ichitan Double Drink Bully
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Ichitan Double Drink Pet
Gold Cannes Lion, radio: Ichitan Double Drink Live Longer Maybe Campaign
Silver Cannes Lion, cyber: Climate Name Change
Silver Cannes Lion, cyber integrated: Climate Name Change
Silver Cannes Lion, film craft: Climate Name Change
Silver Cannes Lion, branded content: Climate Name Change
Silver Cannes Lion, cyber: Ban1070 Profile The Governor
Silver Cannes Lion, film: ESPN Shake On It
Silver Cannes Lion, film: ESPN Born Into It
Silver Cannes Lion, film campaign: ESPN It's Not Crazy It's Sports
Bronze Cannes Lion, cyber film: Unicef, The Shared Story of Harold and Ahmed
Bronze Cannes Lion, cyber film: Climate Name Change
Bronze Cannes Lion, media: Cellular South Y'all VS. Us
Bronze Cannes Lion, integrated: Cellular South Y'all VS. Us
Bronze Cannes Lion, media: NYPost Headless Body In Topless Bar
Bronze Cannes Lion, integrated: ESPN Team Spirit. 
(And many shortlists)

The Emmy For Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: ESPN It's Not Crazy It's Sports Campaign

Gold One Show Entertainment: ESPN Team Spirit
Silver One Show Entertainment: Cellular South Y'all VS. Us

Gold One Show, non broadcast: Climate Name Change
Gold One Show, integrated: Climate Name Change
Gold One Show, tv: ESPN Team Spirit
Gold One Show, tv: ESPN The Name
Gold One Show, tv campaign: ESPN It's Not Crazy, It's Sports
Silver One Show, tv: ESPN Shake On It. 
Silver One Show, online film: Ban1070 Profile The Governor
SIlver One Show, radio: Sears Universal Diorama
Silver One Show, radio campaign: Sears Never Ending Projects
Bronze Ons Show, interactive, Esquire
Bronze One Show, interactive integrated: Climate Name Change
Bronze One Show, radio: Sears Asteroid
Bronze One Show, radio: Sears Knowledge Shelf
Bronze One Show, radio: Sears Bottomless Pit
(And many merits)

Art Directors Club Gold, integrated: Climate Name Change
Art Directors Club Gold, online content: ESPN Team Spirit
Art Directors Club Silver, online content: Climate Name Change
Art Directors Club Bronze, tv/film: ESPN The Name
Art Directors Club Bronze, tv/film: ESPN Born Into It
Art Directors Club Bronze, tv/film: ESPN Team Spirit
Art Directors Club Bronze, tv/film: ESPN Shake On It
(And many short lists)

D&AD Nomination: white pencil: Climate Name Change
D&AD Pencil, online film: Unicef, The Shared Story of Harold and Ahmed
D&AD Pencil, graphic design/innovation: Benetton Faces of the City
D&AD Pencil, writing for digital: Climate Name Change
D&AD Pencil, branded content: Esquire
D&AD In Book, online film: Climate Name Change
D&AD In Book, integrated: Climate Name Change
D&AD In Book, branded content: ESPN Team Spirit
D&AD In Book, tv/cinema: ESPN Team Spirit
D&AD In Book, writing for film: ESPN The Name
D&AD Nomination: earned media: Climate Name Change
D&AD Nomination, tv/film: ESPN The Name
D&AD Nomination, tv/film: ESPN Team Spirit
D&AD Nomination, tv/film: ESPN Shake On It
D&AD "I Wish I'd Done That" editorial feature with Dan Wieden: 350 Action Climate Name Change

The Richard T. O'Reilly Award: Climate Name Change
Gold Andy Award: Climate Name Change
Gold Andy Award: Climate Name Change
Gold Andy Award: ESPN Shake On It
Gold Andy Award: ESPN The Name
Silver Andy Award: ESPN Team Spirit
Silver Andy Award: ESPN Monday Night Football, Animal Control
Silver Andy Award: ESPN Monday Night Football, Plumber

Gold Clio Award: Climate Name Change Film
Gold Clio Award: Climate Name Change
Gold Clio Award: ESPN It's Not Crazy It's Sports Campaign
Gold Clio Award: ESPN Team Spirit
Silver Clio Award: Climate Name Change
Silver Clio Award: Climate Name Change
Silver Clio Award: Climate Name Change
Silver Clio Award: ESPN Born Into It
Silver Clio Award: ESPN Shake On It
Silver Clio Award: Ichitan Double Drink, Live Longer Maybe Campaign
Silver Clio Award: Ichitan Double Drink Asteroid
Silver Clio Award: Ichitan Double Drink Killer Bees

AICP NEXT Award for integrated campaign: Climate Name Change
AICP NEXT award for web film: Climate Name Change
AICP NEXT award for cause marketing: Climate Name Change
AICP NEXT Award for product innovation: NYPost Headless Body in Topless Bar
AICP Award for best PSA: Climate Name Change
AICP Award for Best Humor: ESPN The Name
AICP Award for best Humor: ESPN Shake On It
AICP Award for Best Art Direction: ESPN Born Into It

WEBBY winner: Online Film & Video/branded entertainment scripted. Climate Name Change
WEBBY winner: Online Film & Video/Public Service & Activism Climate Name Change
WEBBY winner: Advertising & Media/ best copywriting Climate Name Change
WEBBY people's choice: Advertising & Media/ best copywriting Climate Name Change
WEBBY nominee: Online Film & Video/ Viral Climate Name Change                                                        WEBBY nominee: Gaming or Application Throw Anything At Me
Silver Young Guns International, radio campaign: Sears Never Ending Projects
Silver Young Guns International, radio: Sears Universal Diorama
Bronze Young Guns International, radio: Sears Bottomless Pit
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