London International Awards honors Mark Tutssel with the inaugural Created for Creatives LIA Legend Award

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London International Awards, in its 38th year announces the first ever Created for Creatives LIA Legend Award. This Award is given to a leader of the industry past or current who through their talent, vision and generosity have not just demonstrated outstanding creativity at all levels, they have also demonstrated their willingness to share, mentor and develop others with a focus on the advancement of the industry and creative thinking in all sectors.

Creative giant, Mark Tutssel, former Executive Chairman/Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide and Creative Chairman, Publicis Communications will be the first recipient of the LIA Legend Award on 8th October during the 2023 Judging and Creative LIAisons Program in Las Vegas.

On announcing the award, Barbara Levy, Founder and President of LIA said, “When deciding to create the LIA Legend Award, we wanted to recognize talent, vision and outstanding creative contributions at all levels. The minute we set this criteria Mark became the immediate and obvious choice for the inaugural award. He was instrumental, and continues to be, in helping to develop and grow the Creative LIAisons Global Coaching Academy which sets LIA apart from other award festivals.”

Mark Tutssel on being named the first LIA Legend said, “This prestigious award is a huge honour. I am humbled and proud. I have had the privilege of working with so many talented people and brave brands throughout my career. London International Awards is a festival created for creatives, a show famous for truly inspiring the global industry to raise the creative bar, so it’s really an absolutely incredible honour to be recognised by such a great organisation. I truly believe creativity is the driving force behind our business and I will always be a global champion of it.”

London International Awards (LIA), now in its 38th year, was founded by Barbara Levy, President. Barbara is the first and only woman to start and operate an International Awards Show. Since its inception, LIA has been a worldwide award for creative excellence in all forms of media.

LIA stands as a champion of the creative process, creatives themselves, and of course, great creative ideas and executions, and are proud to award the best creative work each year.

Annually, LIA assembles the most celebrated people in the industry together in Las Vegas. All members on our diverse global jury panels, including the Jury Presidents, judge all entries in their respective competitions with exception to work that they personally collaborated on.

100% owned and operated by women. LIA continues to hold the unique distinction of being the only international award show owned by a woman and having a full-time staff of only women.