Omnicom Group Agencies Scoop Awards at China International Advertising Festival

BEIJING, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group's (NYSE: OMC) BBDO, DDB and TBWA won accolades for their outstanding work in China, garnering top honors at the various award shows held during the recent China International Advertising Festival in Nanning, China.

At the China Effies, BBDO China won the Best of Show and Best Idea for GE's Ecomagination campaign and a Silver for Visa's 2008 Beijing Olympics campaign, while TBWA\China won a Gold Effie for its work for McDonald's, as well as a Bronze for UNICEF. DDB Guoan, part of DDB China Group, clinched a Silver for Yili, and DDB China walked away with three Bronzes for Gatorade, Clean & Clear and McDonald's.

At the Great Wall Awards, BBDO scooped up three Silvers for Visa, Lay's and Mirinda, while DDB won a Silver and a Bronze for TIANTIAN Air Freshener, and two more Bronzes for Alteco and Gatorade. The Great Wall Awards, one of the most influential advertising awards presentations in China, recognize outstanding work published in different media.

BBDO also received a Gold at the China Automobile Advertising Awards for Mercedes Benz S-class and three Bronzes for Smart Launch, Smart Viral Park and Mercedes Benz SUV.

TBWA was recognized at the China Internet Advertising Awards with a Silver for McDonald's and two Bronzes for UNICEF and 42 Below.

TBWA's McDonald's campaign also won a Bronze at the China Media Marketing Innovation Awards.

The China International Advertising Festival, held annually in different locations in China, is the most authoritative and influential advertising industry event in China, attracting more than 30,000 participants.

Following is the list of awards won by Omnicom agencies at the 16th China International Advertising Festival:

    China Effies:
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    BBDO         Best of Show      GE                Ecomagination
    BBDO         Best Idea         GE                Ecomagination
    BBDO         Gold              Visa              2008 Beijing Olympics
    TBWA         Gold              McDonald's        "Let's Meet Up" Summer
                                                       Promotion
    DDB Guoan    Silver            Yili
    DDB          Bronze            Gatorade          Counting
    DDB          Bronze            Clean & Clear     One Day Challenge
    DDB          Bronze            McDonald's        World's 1st McDonald's
                                                      Online Store
    TBWA         Bronze            UNICEF            Blueprint

    Great Wall Awards:
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    BBDO         Silver            Visa              Banquet
    BBDO         Silver            Lay's             Orchestra
    BBDO         Silver            Mirinda           Fruits
    DDB          Silver            TIANTIAN
                                    Air Freshener    Metro
    DDB          Bronze            TIANTIAN
                                    Air Freshener    Lift
    DDB          Bronze            Alteco            Steel Span Wire
    DDB          Bronze            Gatorade          Dream Field

    China Automobile Advertising Awards:
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    BBDO         Gold              Mercedes Benz     S-class Postcard
    BBDO         Bronze            Smart             Launch
    BBDO         Bronze            Smart             Viral Park
    BBDO         Bronze            Mercedes Benz     SUV Family

    China Internet Advertising Awards:
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    TBWA         Silver            McDonald's        "Let's Meet Up" Summer
                                                       Promotion
    TBWA         Bronze            UNICEF            Blueprint
    TBWA         Bronze            42Below           "Because We Can"

    China Media Marketing Innovation Awards:
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    TBWA         Bronze            McDonald's        "Let's Meet Up" Summer
                                                       Promotion

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