PORTOROZ, Slovenia, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Worldgroup was recognized as "Agency Network of the Year" at the Golden Drum's 20th Annual Awards. The Golden Drum Awards competition is Central and Eastern Europe's most prestigious advertising awards festival, and recognises the best work globally of the year in print and broadcast advertising, digital, public relations, mobile and integrated work.
"This is an outstanding moment for our region and all of our agencies in Central and Eastern Europe," said Gustavo Martinez, President of McCann Worldgroup, Europe and Asia Pacific, and Member of the Office of the Chairman. "The team has done a superb job helping not only to contribute to the success of our clients, but in helping to solidify our reputation as one of the best agencies in the region."
"It's an incredible honor and one of the most satisfying moments in my career. This is a wonderful affirmation of what happens when you build positive camaraderie and relentlessly focus on doing great work," said Adrian Botan, VP Creative Excellence at McCann Worldgroup Central and Eastern Europe.
The "Agency Network of the Year" is a special award given to the agency with the most cumulative winning points per entry. McCann Erickson received two Grand Prix, five Golds and 11 Silvers. The Grand Prix were awarded to McCann Bucharest for Rom ("Bucharest Not Budapest") and McCann Estonia for KredEx.
"We're proud that so many agencies from across the region contributed," said Richard Bonner-Davies, President, Central and Eastern Europe, McCann Worldgroup."And, the great work being recognized tonight wasn't just done for one or two brands, but a really broad range of our clients."
In addition to the Golden Drum honors, McCann Worldgroup's global awards recognition in 2013 includes: The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity in Singapore, where McCann Worldgroup was named "Network Of The Year" and McCann Melbourne was named "Agency Of The Year"; The Cannes Lions International Festival where the network was recognised with an unprecedented five Grand Prix making McCann Melbourne's "Dumb Ways to Die" campaign for Metro Trains Australia the most awarded campaign in the history of show; "Agency Of The Year" for McCann New York at the 2013 Art Directors Club Awards; The Webby awards where McCann Worldgroup won the most awards of any network; D&AD recognition of McCann Melbourne as the most awarded agency and its campaign for Metro Train's "Dumb Ways To Die" as the most awarded of the show; Best Of Show at the Global One Show awards; and finally, recognition from The EFFIE Awards that ranked McCann Worldgroup as the third most effective agency network in the world.
McCann Worldgroup, part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing company with 23,000 employees in more than 120 countries comprising McCann Erickson (advertising), MRM (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum (event marketing/promotion), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), and FutureBrand (consulting/design).
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