You could say that Dré Labre is a creative director with infinite directions: when he’s not directing a team, he’s exploring his own photography. When he’s not engaging audiences at speaking events, he’s engaged in foot-stomping medleys with his band, The Darned. When he’s not geeking out over the latest technologies, he’s happily lo-fi with a pen and paper.
During Dré’s 13 years at agencies such as MacLaren McCann, Blast Radius and Tribal DDB, he has built a reputation for understanding exactly how modern forms of communication can captivate and inspire and why the idea must lead the technology. And it’s working. If awards are the creative currency, then Labre’s pockets are jangling happily.
Dré’s strategy and artistry have earned him judge positions at awards shows such as the DMAs, CMAs, London International, the Webbys and most recently a jury member for the Cannes Cyber Lions. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) and is on the board of directors of the Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC). He also routinely speaks at advertising, technology, music and filmmaking conferences, and is known to bust out into impromptu ukulele sessions.
You can find Dré on most social sites worth their salt as drelabre.