NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FCB announced yesterday that it has been selected by Ad Age as one of 50 companies honored on the publication's Best Places to Work 2020 list. FCB is the only global creative network included, and this achievement marks the first time ever that the agency earned a spot on the coveted list.
Ad Age's Best Places to Work list identifies and honors the top employers across the marketing and media industry, centered on a written submission from the employer and survey responses directly from their staff. In partnership with Latitude Research, Ad Age compiles the annual list based on employee benefits and perks, company culture and environment, career development and employee engagement. This year, it found that, while core benefits such as fair pay, health insurance and paid time off are must-haves for employees, they do not alone translate into a high workplace rating. Strong company culture and a supportive environment that encompass encouragement, empowerment and purpose are also imperative to staff.
"We produce our best work when we have people from all walks of life working in our agencies, and we are constantly striving to be a diverse and inclusive organization where everyone feels like they belong and are supported," said FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray. "This honor reflects the hard work and dedication of an immensely talented team, and while we are extremely proud, we know that there's still more work we must do to further our culture and help our employees succeed both in and out of the office."
FCB has a number of initiatives dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive culture for its employees ranging from Culture & Inclusion Communities to Implicit Bias Workshops. It also supports and partners with organizations that hold similar core values to the network and has several forms of mentoring opportunities within each local agency.
This recognition comes on the heels of a stellar 2019 for the FCB network. Named an Ad Age A-List agency, FCB had its best performance ever at Cannes Lions and was named a top-three Global Network after securing five Grand Prix awards, including the coveted Titanium honor. The network also saw impressive organic and new business growth from its Health operations.
FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) is a global, award-winning and fully integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity and success dating from 1873. Named Cannes Lions 2019 North American Creative Agency of the Year and a 2019 Ad Age A-List global top 10, FCB focuses on creating "Never Finished" campaign ideas that have the power to transform brands, businesses and communities. With more than 8,000 people in 109 operations in 80 countries, the company is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Visit fcb.com or follow @FCBglobal on Instagram and Twitter and FCB Global on Facebook.