NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DDB was awarded Network of the Year at the seventeenth Golden Drum awards festival held in Portoroz, Slovenia, on October 9. Separately, at the awards presentation, DDB&Co Istanbul was named Agency of the Year and presented with the Golden Rose award by Slovenia President Danilo Turk PhD. DDB&Co Istanbul also won three Grand Prix in Press, Outdoor and Brand, including a Grand Prix for CNN's press campaign, "Cameraman."
"I'm extremely pleased with our performance," Karpat Polat, Creative Director of DDB&Co Istanbul, said. "This festival is globally recognized as part of a world class group of festivals. We are honored to accept the Agency of the Year award on behalf of our clients and all of our people at DDB."
The two awards follow DDB's top honors last month at the Spikes Asia Festival in Singapore, where DDB captured Network of the Year and Agency of the Year as well.
Pietro Tramontin, CEO of DDB Europe, noted, "After DDB's recent recognition as Network of the Year at both Eurobest and Spikes Asia, this is like winning the Triple Crown. It is not only a great honor, but it proves once more that great ideas and great work can come from anywhere and do. There is no monopoly on creativity."
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc (www.ddb.com) ranks among the top five consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to Advertising Age. Consistently one of the most creatively awarded networks globally, DDB was Campaign's 2009 Global Network of the Year, the Spikes Asia Network of the Year, and captured both the Cyber Grand Prix and Film Craft Grand Prix at the 2010 International Advertising Festival in Cannes. With more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, the DDB Group helps grow the value and influence of leading brands around the world. We believe that creativity is the most powerful force in business, allowing us to develop the ideas that people want to play with, participate in and pass along. We call this Social Creativity, which results in ShareValue, the powerful combination of influence within social communities and tangible business performance. DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC).