KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2016
“I go to a lot of conferences around the world. The WORLDWEBFORUM is without a doubt one of the best I have ever been to.”
DAVID SABLE ABOUT THE WORLDWEBFORUM 2016
“Do it big, or stay in bed.” - David Sable
THE KING OF ADVERTISING
JOURNALIST & BLOGGER
Global CEO of advertising agency Young & Rubicam
Ranks among the most widely read global business leaders
Serving as an Executive Producer on MTV's "REBEL MUSIC" series
"ONE OF THE 10 MOST GENEROUS MARKETING GENIUSES"
Named one of the 10 most generous marketing geniuses by Fast Company
Serves on U.S. Fund for UNICEF's National Board
Serves on NY's Volunteer State Office of National and Community Service Commission
Sits on the Boards of UNCF and the Christopher Reeve Foundation
Deeply involved with the Special Olympics
David Sable On The Redefinition Of Ad Agencies - Forbes
David Sable on "Not Everything Is Digital" - 2015 IAB Mobile Marketplace
Brand Equity - ET NOW
Portait of David Sable, Global CEO of Young & Rubicam
David & "Special Olympics Unified Relay - Across America"
David Sable is Global Chief Executive Officer of Y&R. Named to the post in February 2011, David has long had Y&R in his blood. He first joined as a trainee in 1976 and credits his start here for both his passion for the business as well as his core skills.
After Y&R, David worked at Wells Rich Greene and then moved to Israel, where he co-founded an agency, Mimsar. That start-up was a pioneering entry into the high-tech arena and reinforced David’s entrepreneurial spirit. Coming back to the U.S., David found his home at the extended Y&R family, working for Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe. In 1990, he returned to Y&R Advertising to lead the international portion of the agency’s Colgate-Palmolive account. He then helped create Y&R’s team approach on the US Postal Service’s consolidated account, before leaving to pioneer an omni-channel startup in the U.S., Genesis Direct. In 2000, he moved to Wunderman, also part of the Y&R family, where he spent 10 years, ultimately as its Vice Chairman, before returning home to Y&R.
David is active in the industry as a Vice Chair of the Advertising Council’s Board of Directors and, for many years before, a Director-at-Large of the 4As. He has served as Jury President at Cannes three times, as head of the Direct, Creative Effectiveness and Creative Data juries and was a member of the Titanium jury.
A prolific writer, David has a strong online presence. He has been blogging The Weekly Ramble since 2006, is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and was invited to be a LinkedIn Influencer, where he now ranks among the most widely read global business leaders. He is also currently serving as an Executive Producer on MTV’s highly acclaimed REBEL MUSIC series.
In 2013, Fast Company named David one of the 10 Most Generous Marketing Geniuses. He serves on the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s National Board and was the founding chair of their NY Board. He serves on NY’s Volunteer State Office of National and Community Service Commission and served14 years on the NY Cultural Advisory Committee. He sits on the Boards of UNCF and the Christopher Reeve Foundation and is deeply involved with the Special Olympics. He also is a member of American Eagle Outfitters’ Board of Directors.
David and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters. two sons-in-law, three treasured grandchildren — Henry, Teddy and Gemma, and one on the way.