Omnicom Agencies Prevail at Campaign’s Annual Agency of the Year Awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Omnicom agencies continued their tradition of delivering outstanding creativity and effectiveness by winning top honors in the annual Campaign UK Agency of the Year Awards. For the third year straight, adam&eveDDB won the title of Advertising Agency of the Year. Meanwhile, PHD capped off another record year of standout work by being named Media Network of the Year.

In Campaign’s Asia-Pacific Awards, Omnicom’s creative and media networks excelled, winning multiple Agency of the Year titles across the region. There were many highlights over the course of multiple award shows. Here are just a few:

Japan Creative Agency of the Year: TBWA\HAKUHODO

Japan Digital Agency of the Year: TBWA\HAKUHODO

New Zealand Creative Agency of the Year: Colenso BBDO

New Zealand Media Agency of the Year: OMD New Zealand

New Zealand Digital Agency of the Year: DDB New Zealand China

Creative Agency of the Year: BBDO China

High-caliber talent is pivotal to our success. Over 20 Omnicom agency employees, more than any other holding company, were recognized as being the best in their respective fields; spanning creative, account service, strategic planning, talent management and business development.

“I want to congratulate all of our people for their dedication and passion they bring to work every day,” said John Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom. “The outstanding results of Campaign’s Agency of the Year awards reflect the unparalleled creativity and diversity of our portfolio of agencies.”

The success at Campaign Asia-Pacific and Campaign UK continued the winning streak that began earlier in the month when the Epica Awards – the only international creative prize judged by journalists – named Omnicom as the most awarded holding company with a combined total of 82 awards between BBDO, DDB and TBWA. BBDO New York won Agency of the Year with 19 awards including one Gold.


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DDB Named Eurobest Network of the Year for the Fourth Consecutive Year

LONDON, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DDB Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), was named “Network of the Year” at the 2016 Eurobest Festival of Creativity, which took place in Rome, Friday December 2nd. This marks the fourth consecutive year DDB has taken home the title. 

In total, DDB picked up 57 awards, including 4 Grand Prix, 15 Gold, 14 Silver, 24 Bronze. The awards were won across 18 categories: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Digital Craft, Direct, Entertainment, Film, Film Craft, Grand Prix for Good, Healthcare, Integrated, Interactive, Media, Mobile, PR, Print, Print & Outdoor Craft, Promo & Activation and Radio.

The Grand Prix for Good was awarded to DDB Group Berlin for the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness campaign “Check it Before It’s Removed,” which in addition was awarded 11 Gold. The Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix went to adam&eveDDB for John Lewis “Monty,” and the Integrated Grand Prix was awarded to John Lewis “Man on the Moon.” adam&eveDDB also took home the Grand Prix in Entertainment for the H&M campaign “Becoming Beckham.”

Other Gold awards include one in Print for DDB Brussel’s “Simplified Stories” for Alzheimer Liga, and one in Design for DDB Group Berlin’s “Words of Welcome” for Verein Für Berliner Stadtmission, as well as in Entertainment for adam&eveDDB’s H&M campaigns “Becoming Beckham” and “Road Trip.”

Pietro Tramontin, Chief Executive Officer of DDB EMEA, says: “Following on from the recent African Cristal Network of the Year accolade, this is another great achievement for the EMEA region. The fact that our awarded work spans so many different categories, also proves that our agencies continue to deliver on creativity, effectiveness and breadth of offering.” 

Other agencies contributing to the network accolade with metal include the network agencies in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Paris, Stockholm and DDB Remedy UK.

In addition, adam&eveDDB and DDB Group Berlin ranked third and second respectively for Agency of the Year.

Eurobest is the world’s pre-eminent celebration of European creativity, arranged by the organizers of Cannes Lions, and this year’s Network of the Year win marks the seventh time in eight years that DDB has taken home the title. DDB was also named Eurobest Network of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

About DDB

DDB Worldwide ( is one of the world’s largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the prestigious 2016 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 101 Lions. DDB is also the 2016 African Cristal Network of the Year and the 2016 Eurobest Network of the Year for the seventh time in eight years. In addition, DDB has been named Agency of the Year numerous times by 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.


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 Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign Foundation

NEW YORK, December 5, 2016— Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) has achieved perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) survey, a nationally recognized benchmarking tool for corporate inclusive policies, benefits and practices pertinent to LGBT employees, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In addition to being highly rated, Omnicom has been designated as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the HRC Foundation. 

SVP, Chief Diversity Officer Tiffany R. Warren said, “Talent is the lifeblood of Omnicom, and we strongly believe that valuing individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experience, styles, approaches and ideas yields high-performing, creative content. We are extremely proud to be recognized this year by the Human Rights Campaign along with so many of our clients and peers.”

As part of an ongoing commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse, world-class workforce that reflects our global community this marks the first year Omnicom has received a CEI rating of 100 percent.

Earlier this year, the Omnicom People Engagement Network (OPEN) launched OPEN Pride – an employee resource group committed to inclusion and diversity efforts for Omnicom’s LGBT community and its allies. OPEN Pride facilitates company-wide efforts to promote awareness, acceptance and advocacy by creating opportunities for leadership, visibility, community involvement, networking and business.

Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director said, “In this 2017 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses rose to meet our comprehensive standards for LGBT workplace inclusion, best-in-class policies, benefits and practices. We congratulate Omnicom Group on earning the distinction of one of HRC’s ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.’”

Implemented in 2002, the HRC Foundation’s CEI criteria requirements provide a roadmap for today’s businesses to achieve and adopt the standards for worker protections across the U.S. and throughout the world.

To learn more about the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), or to download a free copy of the report, please visit

Hall & Partners Wins 2016 MRS Award for Best Agency

Award recognizes excellence among the biggest players in the research industry.

Hall & Partners won the 2016 Market Research Society (MRS) Award for Best Agency with a turnover above £20 million at a ceremony in London on 5 December.

The judges commented, “This award recognizes excellence among the biggest players in the research industry. Impressive financial growth coupled with an innovative approach to nurturing young talent clinched the prize for Hall & Partners.”

This accolade reflects Hall & Partners culture of supporting and developing their people. They recognize in particular that it is the successes of their brightest rising stars that fuel the company. By embracing their new ways of thinking, they are able to inject Hall & Partners with fresh insights and momentum. It is this relentless focus on young talent that has driven their financial success.

Hall & Partners’s approach means their teams are willing to embrace change, leading to innovation across the business. They are constantly reinventing the way they service clients, as well as experimenting with new approaches to transform the way they do research.

They are very proud of their performance over the year, which is reflected in their impressive growth in both revenue and profit.

Hall & Partners was also shortlisted for awards across Business-to-Business Research, Healthcare Research and for Newcomer of the Year (Katie Marks). For more information about the awards and to see all this year’s winners, visit the MRS website here.