NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 31st annual LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS (LIA) Festival, McCann Worldgroup was named Network of the Year, based on its win of a total of 68 LIA statues. McCann New York, the single most awarded agency, was named Agency of the Year, with McCann London ranked as the second most awarded agency.
"We are honored to be recognized by the LIA as the most awarded network and have our offices in New York and London receive top agency honors as well," said Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup. "Our pursuit of work that connects people and brands is only recognized when every department in the agency and a host of great clients believe in the philosophy that 'creativity' is way more than just an award show word. Creativity is how the world solves really hard problems. When you commit to it, great things happen."
McCann Worldgroup's wins came from 13 offices spanning every region of the world. In addition to top awards to New York for Lockheed Martin and to London for Microsoft, the other winning offices were in Melbourne, Brussels, Shanghai, Paris, Mumbai, Bucharest, Stockholm, Lima, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Detroit and Richmond (VA). Other clients for whom the winning work was created included Chevrolet, U.S. Army and Geico.
Harris Diamond, Chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup, said, "This level of creative achievement is an incredible tribute to our many creative teams around the world. The recognition from LIA follows the 'network of the year' announcement from El Ojo in Latin America on Friday, and earlier from Cannes in which the network was recognized as the most creative in North America, demonstrating the talent of our creative teams."
McCann's showing at the LIA followed its win of 96 Lions at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, which also recognized it as the most awarded network in North America. Other recent 2016 honors have included being named Network of the Year by both El Ojo de Iberoamerica 2016 and the Cresta International Advertising Awards. McCann, which is ranked as one of the Top 5 most creatively awarded global networks and #2 overall digitally in this year's Gunn Report, also is ranked in the Top 3 among the most awarded global networks both at the One Show and for creative effectiveness according to the 2016 Global Effie Effectiveness Index.
About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing services company with 24,000 employees in more than 100 countries, comprising McCann (advertising), MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), FutureBrand (consulting/design), ChaseDesign (shopper marketing) and PMK-BNC (entertainment/brand/popular culture).
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