NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Epica Awards and International Creative Conference named DDB Network of the Year, as well as awarding DDB Helsinki the Grand Prix in the press category for McDonald's "Large Coffee." Epica's aim is to encourage the highest standards of creativity and to help agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, and photographers to develop their reputations globally.
McDonald's "Large Coffee" campaign also won a Gold in the print category. Additional Gold awards were won by adam&eveDDB, DDB South Africa, DDB Tribal Group Germany, DDB Group Australia, DDB DM9JaymeSyfu Philippines, and DDB Stockholm, to make for no less than eight Golds in total. In addition, DDB took home 28 Silver and Bronze awards in a wide range of categories. The winning work was presented for clients such as John Lewis, Volkswagen, Marmite, Swedish Armed Forces, and Gabriela Campaign Against Sex Scandal Videos.
"Our job is to find or create a relevant truth for our client's products, services, and brands," said Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer at DDB Worldwide. "If we're doing it exceptionally, we add value to their business, get appreciation for our work, and receive industry recognition as just happened at Epica."
Overall, the festival received 3,900 entries from 649 companies in 62 countries. To view the complete list of 2012 Epica winners, visit http://www.epica-awards.com.
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc (www.ddb.com) ranks among the top five consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to Advertising Age. DDB emphasizes Social Creativity to grow the value and influence of brands around the world by creating ideas that people want to play with, participate in and pass along. The agency is consistently one of the most awarded at the Cannes Festival of Creativity and was recognized by The Gunn Report as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 10 of the last 12 years. DDB was also recently named the Spikes Asia Network of the Year for the second consecutive year and the Eurobest Network of the Year for the third consecutive year. DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries.
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