NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Erickson New York was recognized as Agency of the Year at the Art Director's Club 92nd Annual Awards. The ADC Annual Awards competition recognizes the best work globally of the year in print and broadcast advertising, interactive media, graphic design, publication design, packaging, photography and illustration.
"This is an outstanding moment for the entire New York office," said Luca Lindner, President of McCann Worldgroup, Americas, Africa and Middle East 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 world."
"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 Linus Karlsson, Chief Creative Officer for Global Brands, McCann Erickson. Added Andreas Dahlqvist, Co-Chief Creative Officer for Global Brands, "Do great, innovative work, and anything can happen."
The Agency of the Year is a special award given to the agency with the most cumulative winning points per entry. McCann New York received a total of 9 awards including one Gold, three Silver, three Bronze and two Merits for clients including General Mills' Nature Valley, Verizon, Nestle Waters, and Ikea. McCann Spain was also recognized with two awards, one Silver and a Merit for its work with the Spanish National Lottery and L'Oreal.
"What's so amazing about this honor is that so many teams from across the agency contributed," said Tom Murphy, Co-Chief Creative Officer McCann NY. Added his partner Sean Bryan, "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 ADC honors, McCann has been recognized at a number of recent high-profile global advertising shows, including: Asia's ADFEST, where McCann offices combined (McCann India, McCann Australia, McCann Hong Kong, McCann Thailand and McCann Malaysia) to win 1 Grande/Best In Show, 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze awards; the 2013 International Andy Awards, where McCann NY won 1 Gold and McCann India 1 Silver; and the 2013 Dubai Lynx Awards, where McCann FP7 Dubai won 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Bronze awards,
About the Art Directors Club
Founded in 1920, the Art Directors Club is the premier organization for leaders in visual communication, boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world. A not-for-profit membership organization, the ADC's mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. The ADC provides a forum for creatives of all levels in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to explore the direction of these rapidly converging industries.
About McCann Erickson
McCann Erickson has long been recognized as a leading advertising agency, both as the world's largest collaborative agency network and as a strategically creative brand-builder within each of the more than 120 countries in which it handles a wide range of local and international brands.
McCann Erickson (www.mccann.com) is the founding unit of McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). McCann Worldgroup is a leading global marketing company with 23,000 employees 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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