BBDO Worldwide Is Named Network Of The Year At The 57th Annual Clio Awards

Earns top honors for record fifth time

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BBDO Worldwide was named Network of the Year at the 2016 Clio Awards. It’s the fifth time the agency has been named Network of the Year at the Clio Awards in the past nine years.

BBDO Worldwide In addition, BBDO New York’s work for SNICKERS® (“Game”) was awarded the Clio Hall of Fame honor in Film. The television commercial, starring Betty White and the late Abe Vigoda, premiered during the 2010 Super Bowl and was also voted the most popular in the game that year.

Sixteen BBDO agencies from across every region combined to win a total of 50 coveted Clio Awards, making BBDO the most-awarded agency group. These included two Grand Clios, 12 Golds, 11 Silvers and 24 Bronzes. Grand Clios were awarded to Almap BBDO in Brazil for its work for Getty Images (“Endless Possibilities”) and Colenso BBDO in New Zealand for its work for DB Export (“Brewtroleum”). Other award-winning agencies included: AMV BBDO, London; BBDO Bangkok; BBDO Germany Berlin; BBDO Germany Dusseldorf; BBDO New York; BBDO Paris; BBDO San Francisco; Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne; Contrapunto BBDO, Spain; Energy BBDO, Chicago; Garnier BBDO, Costa Rica; Instinct BBDO, Russia; Proximity Madrid and Sancho BBDO, Colombia.

“BBDO’s performance at this year’s Clio Awards is a testimony to the depth and breadth of excellence of its network,” said Nicole Purcell, President CLIO & All Creative World. “Our motto is ‘Imagination, Innovation, Inspiration’ and, indeed, BBDO’s work did just that, with campaigns for nearly two dozen clients earning Clios.” She added, “We are equally pleased to have honored BBDO’s Snickers campaign with our Clio Hall of Fame award. Not surprisingly, the agency’s work for Snickers also won our very first Super Clio for the best ad in the Super Bowl in 2015. Congratulations to David Lubars and everyone at BBDO on this achievement.”

The Clio Awards (www.clioawards.com) is an esteemed international awards competition recognizing the work, the agencies and the talent that push boundaries and establish new precedent. Founded in 1959, it is also among the industry’s most prestigious honors and recognitions. This year’s show attracted thousands of entries from more than 70 countries around the world.

“BBDO is humbled to be Network of the Year,” said David Lubars, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Worldwide. “In our view, Clio is one of the small handful of shows in the world that are meaningful – the juries have the highest standards; it’s very difficult to win.”

For a detailed list of all BBDO and CLIO winners, go to https://clios.com/awards/winners

ABOUT BBDO

BBDO’s mantra is “The Work. The Work. The Work.” Every day, BBDO people in 289 offices in 81 countries work day by day, job by job and client by client to create and deliver the world’s most compelling commercial content. For ten years in a row, BBDO has been the most creative agency network in the world in The Gunn Report and, for eight of the past nine years, BBDO has also been ranked the most awarded agency network across all marketing communications in The Directory Big Won. In addition, BBDO has been chosen Agency of the Year multiple times by leading industry trade publications, including in 2015.

BBDO is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.

DDB Middle East & Africa Named Network of the Year at the 2016 African Cristal Festival

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DDB earned 20 Cristal Awards at this year’s African Cristal Festival, including one Grand Prix, six Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze Awards at the African Cristal Festival award ceremony, which took place on September 23rd, 2016 at the Pullman La Palmeraie, Marrakesh, Morocco. The DDB Network in the region also took home an additional 38 Shortlists.

Glen Lomas, Executive Officer Africa said: “Our network is as diverse as it is expansive across Africa, but we have a ‘highest common denominator’ – award-winning creativity. This Network of the Year award was only achieved because every single DDB office in every single market values creativity and humanity and each has contributed in some way to our regional success.”

TNA DDB Egypt won one Grand Prix, one in Film for Fresh Get Fresh, as well as two Gold, one for Fresh Get Fresh and for National Bank of Egypt Barrels and Nails, both in the film category. TNA DDB Egypt also received two Silver and two Bronze awards. DDB South Africa earned four Gold awards. One for Honda Friends and Followers in Press, one for South Africa National Blood Services Sit Down to Save Lives in Promo & Direct and two in Media for Clorox Instaglad.

DDB South Africa also took home five Silver and two Bronze awards. DDB South Africa ranked third in the overall Agency of the Year ranking.

For their first participation in the African Cristal Festival, Tribal DDB Casablanca took home one Silver for Mondelez Crunchy Tonik in Digital & Mobile while RAPP Morocco earned one Bronze for CIH Bank Pre-Roll, also in the Digital & Mobile category.

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Melanie Vignon, Regional Operations Director

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About DDB

DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com) is one of the world’s largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. DDB has been named Agency of the Year numerous times by the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the industry’s leading advertising publications and awards shows. The Gunn Report has listed DDB as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 12 of the last 15 years. The agency’s clients include Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and Exxon Mobil, among others. Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its flagship office in New York, NY.

ABOUT OMNICOM

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Omnicom Media Group Launches Hearts & Science UK

London (September 2016)- Omnicom Media Group, the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. today announced the  UK launch of  its third agency network, Hearts & Science, the data-driven marketing agency that launched in North America this past April and now counts as clients the two largest US advertisers.

Inspired by marketers seeking business advantage in a world of personalised digital marketing,  Hearts & Science has been designed to inform brand strategies with real-time data-led insights, combining expert media planning and buying capabilities with a full range of services that include shopper marketing, marketing innovation and content activation.  The UK launch marks the agency’s first expansion outside North America, where it currently has offices in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. 

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Frances Ralston-Good, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Omnicom Media Group UK has been named CEO of Hearts & Science, UK.  Commenting on the choice, Hearts & Science Global CEO Scott Hagedorn said, “Coming off winning the two biggest US advertisers, Hearts & Science has terrific momentum powering its entry into the UK.  With her combined expertise in innovation and agency management, her energy and her reputation in the industry, Frances is singularly capable of leveraging that momentum, and translating our success in North America to the UK marketplace.”

“As a market that has always been at the forefront of transformation, the UK is the ideal expansion market for  an agency that is using the full  spectrum of innovation in data-driven audience definition, media placement, shopper activation and content optimisation to deliver more value to clients , “says Omnicom Media Group CEO Philippa Brown. “Hearts & Science UK will transform the market by redefining the standard for consumer insights.”

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Omnicom Celebrates Omniwomen with “Be The Best That You Can Be”

New York, NY and Shanghai, China –September 12, 2016 – “Be The Best That You Can Be”, an Omniwomen event was held on Friday, September 9 to inspire and celebrate female staff across the Omnicom network in Greater China.

The mission of Omniwomen is to serve as a catalyst for increasing the influence and number of women leaders throughout the Omnicom network.

The Omniwomen China event was hosted by Joanne Lao, CEO of TBWA Greater China, together with Serge Dumont, Vice Chairman Omnicom Group, Chairman Omnicom Asia Pacific and Janet Riccio, Executive Vice President at Omnicom Group and Dean of Omnicom University.

During the event, a campaign to celebrate successful Omniwomen in Greater China was unveiled. This was followed by a panel discussion with the women featured in the campaign, and the announcement of a series of upcoming career nurturing initiatives to bring together female talent in an open and supportive environment for sharing, networking and learning.  

The Omniwomen campaign developed by TBWA Shanghai includes a one-minute film and nine 30-second films featuring Omniwomen representing diverse agencies from the Omnicom network. The campaign uses real testimonials where women share their stories on how their personal passions are reflected in their professional lives. Omnicom has always provided opportunities for women who are passionate about their work and aspire to be at their best – they are our celebrated Omniwomen.

“The amount of talented women in our network in China is inspiring, and we are proud to share some of their stories.  These women will be continuing to collaborate and learn from one another, and also celebrate career achievements throughout the network,” said Janet Riccio, Executive Vice President at Omnicom Group.

Serge Dumont, Vice Chairman Omnicom Group added, “Our industry’s key resource is our people. The business case is clear: companies providing more equitable opportunities for women are known to perform better. But the simple fact is that women make up half the population. Our agencies must reflect that reality and be as diverse as the world of which they are a part.  I am proud that Omnicom’s recent promotions on merit to the roles of CEO Greater China in key agencies have involved women: Tzekiat Tan, BBDO; Rachel Catanach, FleishmanHillard and Joanne Lao, TBWA.”

Omniwomen in Greater China is run by an Omnicom community of women leaders spearheaded by Joanne Lao, CEO of TBWA, and includes representatives from diverse Omnicom agencies including BBDO, DDB, Cosine, C_Space Jigsaw, Ketchum, Kreab, PHD, Porter Novelli, TBWA and TRO.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Anny Wu
Marketing and Communications Manager
TBWA\ Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 3353 1057
Email: [email protected]

Jane Fraser
Director, Marketing Communications
TBWA\ Asia Pacific 
Tel: + 65 64227145
Mobile: + 65 98212914
Email: [email protected]

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About TBWA Worldwide

TBWA\Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) is a top ten-ranked global advertising network that holds Disruption® at its core to develop business-changing ideas for brands. TBWA has 11,300 employees across 305 offices in 98 countries and also includes brands such as Auditoire, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and TBWA\WorldHealth. TBWA’s global clients include adidas, Airbnb, Apple, Gatorade, GoDaddy, Henkel, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines, Sotheby’s and Vichy. Follow TBWA on Twitter andInstagram and like us on Facebook.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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