Omnicom Agencies Score Big at Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of Year Awards

SINGAPORE, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) agencies BBDO, DDB, Interbrand, Mudra, OMD, PHD, and TBWA were in the spotlight at this year's Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year Awards held in Singapore.

Exceptional performance by the agencies and their management across all categories in both subregional and regional geographies resulted in Omnicom Group being awarded Holding Company of the Year for the second consecutive year.

At the regional level, Chris Thomas, Chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, was named Agency Head of the Year, while Andy Wilson, Head of Planning of BBDO Proximity Singapore, won the Asia-Pacific Account Person of the Year accolade.

Runner-up positions were awarded to OMD for Media Agency Network of the Year, DDB Group Asia Pacific for Creative Agency Network of the Year, Tribal DDB Asia Pacific for Digital Agency Network of the Year, and DDB's John Zeigler for Regional Agency Head of the Year.

In the subregional category for Australia and New Zealand, DDB Group New Zealand picked up Creative Agency of the Year. Toby Talbot won Creative of the Year while Brent Annells, Managing Partner of DDB Sydney was awarded Account Person of the Year.

Clemenger Proximity Melbourne won Digital Agency of the Year, and Interbrand Sydney received the Specialist Agency of the Year accolade. The Media Planner/Buyer of the Year award was handed to Chris Stephenson from PHD Australia and Guy Cousins of Spark PHD.

In Greater China, Arlene Ang, newly promoted CEO Digital at OMG China, was named Account Person of the Year.

In North Asia, TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan was named Creative Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year, while Ichiro Zama, President and CEO of TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan, was awarded Agency Head of the Year.

In India and the Subcontinent, the Agency Head of the Year accolade was awarded to Madhukar Kamath, Group CEO and Managing Director of Mudra Communications, while Creative of the Year went to Bobby Pawar, also of Mudra Communications. Specialist Agency of the Year was awarded to Mudra Max Mumbai.

In Southeast Asia, DDB Group Singapore emerged as the big winner of the night with a total of four awards. Agency Head of the Year went to David Tang, President and CEO of DDB Group Singapore, while Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director of DDB Group Singapore, won Creative of the Year. DDB Group Singapore was named Creative Agency of the Year and Tribal DDB Singapore was awarded Digital Agency of the Year.

Joe Braithwaite, Regional Account Director of BBDO Singapore, received the Account Person of the Year award and Jinnarat Sampuntharat, Media Director of OMD Thailand, was named Media Planner/Buyer of the Year.

Oliver Chong, Marketing Manager of StarHub, a DDB Group Singapore client, was named Client Marketer of the Year.

Tim Love, CEO, Omnicom Group, Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa (APIMA), said, "We are delighted with these awards for creative leadership across disciplines in each of our networks and we are especially proud of the talented people recognized by Campaign Asia."

The complete list of awards given at the 2011 Campaign Asia Agency of the Year Awards in Singapore can be found at http://www.aoyawards.com/winner/2011.

Campaign Asia Pacific's Agency of the Year Awards competition recognizes and rewards the advertising industry's companies and individuals that have not only contributed to raising industry standards but also have excelled in business performance and management.

The following is the list of awards won by Omnicom Group agencies:

Regional Awards

Holding Company of the Year
Omnicom Group

Asia-Pacific Agency Head of the Year
Chris Thomas
BBDO Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Account Person of the Year
Andy Wilson
BBDO Proximity

Client Marketer of the Year
Oliver Chong
StarHub (Client of DDB Group Singapore)

Subregional - Australia & New Zealand

Creative Agency of the Year
DDB Group New Zealand

Digital Agency of the Year
Clemenger Proximity Melbourne

Specialist Agency of the Year
Interbrand Sydney

Creative of the Year
Toby Talbot
DDB Group New Zealand

Account Person of the Year
Brent Annells
DDB Group Australia

Media Planner / Buyer of the Year
Guy Cousins
Spark PHD New Zealand

Chris Stephenson
PHD Australia

Subregional - Greater China

Account Person of the Year
Arlene Ang
OMD China

Subregional- India and the Subcontinent

Agency Head of the Year
Madhukar Kamath
Mudra Communications

Creative of the Year
Bobby Pawar
Mudra Communications

Specialist Agency of the Year
Mudra Max Mumbai

Subregional - Southeast Asia

Creative Agency of the Year
DDB Group Singapore

Digital Agency of the Year
Tribal DDB Singapore

Agency Head of the Year
David Tang
DDB Group Singapore

Creative of the Year
Joji Jacob
DDB Group Singapore

Account Person of the Year
Joe Braithwaite
BBDO Proximity Singapore

Media Planner / Buyer of the Year
Jinnarat Sampuntharat
OMD Thailand

Subregional - North Asia

Agency Head of the Year
Ichiro Zama
TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan

Creative Agency of the Year
TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan

About Omnicom Group Inc.

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