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BBDO Worldwide Named Network of the Year at New York Festivals for Second Year in a Row

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NEW YORK, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, and the fifth time in the last seven years, BBDO was named Network of the Year at the New York Festivals, honoring the world's best work.

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At an awards ceremony held Thursday night at the landmark New York Public Library's Beaux-Arts building, 14 BBDO agencies won a total of 89 awards, nearly double its total of last year and significantly more than its nearest competitor.  Included were two Grand Prix Awards, 15 Golds and a Special United Nations Department of Public Information First Place Award for public service.

This year's festival received entries from 67 countries around the world.  Said Michael O'Rourke, Festival President, "This is the most diverse advertising awards competition in the world and is judged by an Executive Jury we call a 'Dream Team.'  So, to be named Network of the Year, and for the second year in a row, is truly an impressive achievement."

Grand Prix Awards were won by Almap BBDO in Brazil for its work for Bayer and AMV BBDO in London for Guinness.  The UNDPI Award for public service was presented to Sancho BBDO in Colombia for a campaign for El Tiempo Publishing House.  Other award-winning BBDO agencies included Clemenger BBDO New Zealand, BBDO New York, BBDO Dusseldorf, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, BBDO Berlin, Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand, Energy BBDO Chicago, Impact BBDO Dubai, Proximity Brisbane, BBDO Belgium and Graffiti BBDO (click on link below for a full list of this year's winners):

"The best work works great for our clients," said Andrew Robertson, President & CEO, BBDO Worldwide.  "I am particularly gratified to see so many of our agencies from every part of the world doing great work."


BBDO's mantra is "The Work. The Work. The Work."  Every day, BBDO people in 289 offices in 81 countries work day by day, job by job and client by client to create and deliver the world's most compelling commercial content.  For eight years in a row, BBDO has been named the most creative agency network in the world in The Gunn Report, and for six years in a row, BBDO was also ranked the most awarded agency network across all marketing communications in The Directory Big Won.  In addition, BBDO has been named Network of the Year at Cannes five times and was also named the world's most Effective Agency Network in the inaugural Effie Effectiveness Index.  BBDO has been chosen Agency of the Year multiple times by each of the leading industry trade publications.

BBDO ( is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.

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