DDB Worldwide Named 2012 Advertising Network of the Year at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Ceremony

May 08, 2012, 11:07 ET from DDB Worldwide

NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DDB Worldwide Group was named Advertising Network of the Year, in addition to garnering nineteen awards and five certificates at the 55th annual New York Festivals Awards, held in New York  May 3, 2012.  The Network of the Year Award is given to the agency network that obtains the highest score for entries in all mediums across all competitions.

"We are incredibly proud of the work our agency does every day and it's an honor to be recognized for our collective achievements," said Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide.  "This recognition from the New York Festivals is evidence that DDB is at the pinnacle in terms of highly creative and effective  work across categories and geographies."

DDB's election as Advertising Network of the Year was the result of award-worthy efforts from nine countries and included work from both DDB and Tribal DDB.  DDB's awards were distributed throughout all international regions and included six Gold Medals, seven Silver Medals, six Bronze medals, and five Finalist Certificates.

The Gold winners were:  DDB Colombia, recognized with two Gold medals for "The Code" on behalf of the Military Forces of Columbia; DDB France, for "A New Warrior" on behalf of Greenpeace; DDB Chicago, for "Chaos in Your Town" on behalf of State Farm Insurance; DDB Dubai, for "Organ Donation" on behalf of the Committee of Organ Donation in Lebanon; and DDB Puerto Rico, for "Feed Them Better" on behalf of Subway's Children's Obesity Awareness.

The New York Festivals caps off a week of other notable accolades for DDB at the CLIO Awards and the Webby Awards,  where DDB received 28 CLIOs and it was announced that DDB Group will be presented with ten Webbys, making the agency the most awarded agency group at the 16th Annual Webby Awards Festival.

A full list of this year's winners can be found at: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/worldsbest/.

About DDB

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.

About Tribal DDB Worldwide
Tribal DDB Worldwide (www.tribalddb.com), an Advertising Age A-List Agency, is headquartered in New York with 60 offices spanning 42 countries around the globe.  Since it was founded in 2000, Tribal DDB has expanded and been recognized well beyond its digital roots.  By 2005, Tribal DDB was named Interactive Agency of the Year by Adweek and at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, where it took home the most Lions and the Cyber Grand Prix. This was followed in 2007 by Tribal DDB being the first "digital" agency to win Global Agency Network of the Year from Advertising Age, and then in 2009 being the first to win the Grand Prix in Film at the International Advertising Festival at Cannes. Tribal DDB continues to draw on its expertise in digital innovation and its heritage of creativity and insights to bring clients the most effective and differentiating marketing solutions for today's world.  Tribal DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide.

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