Omnicom Agencies Take Top Honors at Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame Awards

DDB and OMD win Agency of the Year; David Tang awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

SINGAPORE, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) agencies continued their winning streak at this week's Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame Awards. DDB Group Singapore was named Advertising Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year, while OMD Singapore was awarded Media Agency of the Year for the fifth year running.

The results, which were announced at the gala event on Tuesday evening, also saw David Tang, president and CEO of DDB Group Singapore, receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the agency and the Singapore advertising industry. He was credited with leading the effectiveness drive for the industry with the Effie Singapore Awards.

Tim Love, CEO, Omnicom Group Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa (APIMA), said, "We are delighted with these awards, which recognize excellence in creative innovation and leadership across the industry, and are especially proud of the talent behind this well-deserved recognition."

Torie Henderson, CEO, Omnicom Media Group, remarked, "This accolade is testament to OMD's strength, innovation, and best-in-class marketing communications solutions that we deliver to our clients. As we celebrate this truly phenomenal result, the entire team at OMD Singapore is primed to charge ahead and raise the bar of excellence in the years to come."

In addition to the company awards, three staff members from DDB Group picked up top individual honors. Thomas Yang was awarded the coveted Creative Director of the Year recognition, Wendy Ong was named Strategic Planner of the Year and Sim Yunying was chosen Young Professional of the Year.

DDB also saw its client the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) clinch Brand of the Year. The agency's campaigns for StarHub and the Breast Cancer Foundation also won the Campaign of the Year and Print Campaign of the Year awards, respectively.

"We have a wonderful team of people pushing the boundary on creativity and setting new benchmarks in marketing for our clients. Personally, I'm gratified and humbled by the lifetime award. I will have to work very hard in the years ahead to deserve this tribute," said David Tang, president and CEO of DDB Group Singapore.

The Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame Awards is a prestigious annual award ceremony organized by the Institute of Advertising Singapore to which recognizes the excellence and outstanding achievements of the Singapore advertising industry.

List of awards won by Omnicom agencies at the Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame Awards:

Company Awards

Media Agency of the Year

Advertising Agency of the Year
DDB Group Singapore

Brand of the Year
Health Promotion Board

Submitted by DDB Group Singapore

Individual Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
David Tang

Creative Director of the Year
Thomas Yang

Strategic Planner of the Year
Wendy Ong

Young Professional of the Year
Sim Yunying

Campaign Awards

Campaign of the Year
StarHub "Hub It!"

DDB Group Singapore

Print Campaign of the Year
Breast Cancer Foundation "Are You Obsessed with the Right Thing?"

DDB Group Singapore

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