Advertising Age Names Leo Burnett a 2011 Best Place to Work

Leo Burnett is the Only Large Chicago Ad Agency to be Recognized on this Year's List

Aug 22, 2011, 13:19 ET from Leo Burnett Worldwide

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leo Burnett, a global advertising agency, has been selected as a 2011 Best Place to Work in Marketing and Media by leading trade publication, Advertising Age. To earn this accomplishment, Leo Burnett competed against 150 other advertising, media and marketing firms from across the U.S. Leo Burnett was one of only 30 agencies to be recognized and the only large Chicago advertising firm to make the list.

"This is a great honor and testament to Leo Burnett's culture, environment and most importantly the people," said Rich Stoddart, president of Leo Burnett USA. "The passion and spirit embodied in Burnetters is nothing short of amazing – they make this agency a fantastic place to work."

In the Aug. 22 Best Places to Work Special Report, Leo Burnett is recognized for creating an environment where creativity can flourish. Advertising Age further reports that according to employees, the best aspect of working at Leo Burnet is the people.

The agency's ongoing commitment to education is featured within the report including monthly knowledge programs and weekly Lunch & Learn sessions used by employees to gain more insight into consumer trends affecting clients' industries. Leo Burnett's live music program, "Artists in Residence," is also highlighted along with other exclusive perks such as complimentary beverages, recreational games and activities on each floor, an in-house social bar called the StarBar and an on-campus fitness facility.

To determine this year's list, Advertising Age searched for organizations with the best benefits and a culture that allows workers to thrive. The publication issued an agency-wide employee survey, which played a significant role in the ranking process. The employee survey measured aspects of workplace environment that contribute to an engaged staff, including issues such as fairness of pay, vacation time, relationships with management and co-workers, and career development.

About Leo Burnett Company, Inc.

Leo Burnett Worldwide ( is one of the world's largest agency networks and the parent company of Leo Burnett and its marketing services arm, Arc Worldwide. Leo Burnett, a HumanKind communications company, has a simple and singular approach: put a brand's purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people. Leo Burnett, one of the most awarded creative communications companies in the world, creates "Acts, not just Ads," for some of the world's most valuable brands including The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg's, McDonald's, Hallmark, P&G, Allstate and Nintendo.

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