Meet Andrew Essex, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5

/// Meet Andrew Essex, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Droga5

Since opening up shop in 2006, Droga5 has become a force within the advertising industry. The independent shop continues to be awarded for its captivating work, having been named Creativity’s Agency of the Year in 2011, AdWeek’s Agency of the Year in 2012, and as of recent, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2013.

This doesn’t happen alone. Good work comes from amazing teams. We are very lucky to have one such individual join us on July 31 at Do Good Better. Recently moving up from his post as CEO, Andrew Essex is currently Vice Chairman and a Co-Founder of Droga5. Here’s a little more about him.

Andrew Essex is the Vice Chairman of Droga5, an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency based in New York.

A two-time Ad Age Agency A-List winner deemed “the world’s most exciting agency” by The Guardian, Droga5 is best known for such innovative social initiatives as UNICEF’s Tap Project, The Great Schlep for the Obama campaign and The Million Project for the New York City Department of Education. The agency has twice been named “Agency of the Year” and works with such diverse clients as PUMA, Prudential, Amstel Light, Unilever, Kraft, Coca-Cola and Hennessy, among others.

Before co-founding Droga5 in 2006, Essex was a publishing executive, with senior positions at several top magazines including The New Yorker, Details and Entertainment Weekly, among others.

Essex’s writing has been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and Outside, to name a few. He is also the author of three books: A Very Public Offering: The Story of the (Wiley; 2001), Chasing Cool (Simon & Shuster; 2007) with former Barney’s CEO Gene Pressman, and Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny (Spiegel & Grau, 2011) with celebrated musician Nile Rodgers.

Essex has a BA and an MA in American Literature from New York University. He is on the board of PopTech and an advisor to the NYU Reynolds Program of Social Entrepreneurship. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn Heights.


We’re extremely pleased to have him join us for Do Good Better, and we’d love to have folks like you join us as well, where we’ll tackle the current status quo of Impact Marketing.

Tickets are available, and we encourage you to pick them up quick! Visit to register.

Hope to see you there!

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