DDB Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), was named “Network of the Year” and adam&eveDDB took home the title of “Agency of the Year” at the 2015 Eurobest Festival of Creativity, which took place in Antwerp on Thursday, December 3. From the organizer of Cannes Lions, Eurobest is the world’s pre-eminent celebration of European creativity.
This marks the second consecutive year DDB has taken home both titles. In total, DDB picked up 57 awards, including four Grand Prix, 14 Gold, 19 Silver, 17 Bronze, two Innovation trophies, and one in Creative Effectiveness. The awards tally spans 17 categories: Branded Content & Entertainment, Creative Effectiveness, Design, Direct, Film, Film Craft, Innovation, Integrated, Interactive, Media, Mobile, Outdoor, PR, Print, Print & Poster Craft, Promo & Activation and Radio.
adam&eveDDB received 17 awards, including three of the four Grand Prix: Film Craft for John Lewis Tiny Dancer, and Integrated, as well as Film, for John Lewis Monty. The fourth Grand Prix was awarded to DDB Brussels for their Base Telecom PhoneAddress in the Mobile category.
Other agencies contributing to the network accolade include DDB Paris, Romance Paris, DDB & Tribal Worldwide (Netherlands), DDB Stockholm, DDB Spain and DDB agencies in Hamburg and Dusseldorf.
Pietro Tramontin, Chief Executive Officer of DDB EMEA, said, “We are thrilled to see another outstanding year for DDB and our clients, and I am enormously proud of the great network talent who have all contributed to this success.”
Ben Priest, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of adam&eveDDB, added, “To be Agency of the Year at Eurobest in 2014 was great, but to win it again in 2015, back-to-back, is amazing. This is a true festival of European creativity and we feel very honored.”
This year’s Network of the Year win marks the sixth time in seven years that DDB has taken home the title. DDB was also named Eurobest Network of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.