We can now add another accolade to this undoubtedly extensive list. And although he hasn’t won this award before, Dorsey just generally wins in life it seems – hence the “Wins Again” headline.
Announced today via Tweet (of course), we learned that Dorsey has been named Cannes Lions’ Media Person of the Year:
This is a Special Award, with the winner selected from a pool of nominees put forth by Festival organizers. The award honors leading personalities from the worldwide media industry – and places Dorsey in good company. Previous winners have included Eric Schmidt of Google and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, among others:
2011: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google
2010: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook
2009: Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation
2008: Sir Anthony O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Independent News & Media PLC
2007: Tsuneo Watanabe, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings
2006: Gunter Thielen, Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann AG
2005: Lachlan Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation
2004: Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and CEO of the Lagardère Group
2002: Sumner M Redstone, Chairman and CEO of Viacom
2001: Gerald Levin, CEO of AOL Time Warner
2000: Jean-Claude Decaux, President, JCDecaux Group
1999: Silvio Berlusconi, media magnate and Prime Minister
The Cannes Lions Festival is all about inspiring creativity. It’s “where creative professionals come to debate, learn and be inspired; where the greatest industry honours are bestowed; where those pushing creative communications forward are celebrated.”
And if you want to attend, it is being held from June 17 – 23 in Cannes, France.
Either way, be sure to send an @mention congratulating @Jack!
(Win image from Shutterstock)