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GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS 2020

Mark Tungate 2021-02-24
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Here’s our close-up look at which networks, agencies, regions and countries shone during the 2020 awards.


After crunching the numbers, we’ve unearthed some additional facts about the Epica Awards. Key among them, we’re delighted to announce that the Independent Agency of the Year was Rethink in Canada, with three Golds, three Silvers and the Design Grand Prix. It was followed in the indie top three by Robert/Boison & Like Minded, then TRIAD.
As previously announced, Wunderman Thompson was Network of the Year, while the collaboration between INGO Stockholm/David Miami and Publicis was effectively Agency of the Year. Hot on their heels were 72andSunny/Los Angeles and Rethink.
This year Epica received 1980 entries from 59 countries. This was lower than previous years but higher than expected given the circumstances.
The highest number of entries came from Russia, followed by Germany. The United States was top in the country rankings with 17 awarded projects including 4 Grand Prix and 8 Golds, followed by Canada with 22 awarded projects including 1 Grand Prix and 5 Golds. 





GLOBAL INSIGHTS


NETWORK OF THE YEAR


Wunderman Thompson
with two Golds, four Silvers, seven Bronzes and one Grand Prix

Top networks:
1. Wunderman Thompson
2. Ogilvy Worldwide
3. Havas Worldwide

AGENCY OF THE YEAR


INGO Stockholm/ David Miami/ Publicis
with three Golds and three Grand Prix

Top agencies:
1. INGO Stockholm/ David Miami/ Publicis
2. 72andSunny Los Angeles
3. Rethink

INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR


Rethink
with three Gold, three Silvers and one Grand Prix

Top independent agencies:
1. Rethink
2. Robert/Boisen & Like-minded
3. TRIAD s.r.o.

MOST AWARDED ENTRANTS BY REGION



UNITED STATES


72andSunny Los Angeles
with three Golds, three Silvers, two Bronzes and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. 72andSunny Los Angeles
2. 360i
3. Kworq

UNITED KINGDOM


Ogilvy
with two Golds

Top winners:
1. Ogilvy
2. Wunderman Thompson UK
3. Presence

CANADA


Rethink
with three Gold, three Silvers and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. Rethink
2. lg2
3. Broken Heart Love Affair

FRANCE


BETC
with three Golds and one Silver

Top winners:
1. BETC
2. BUZZMAN
3. Wunderman Thompson Paris

GERMANY


BBDO Group Germany
with two Golds, one Silver, and two Bronzes

Top winners:
1. BBDO Group Germany
2. Serviceplan GmbH
3. INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe

SWEDEN


Forsman & Bodenfors
with one Gold

Top winners:
1. Forsman & Bodenfors
2. Abby Priest
3. NORD DDB Stockholm

LATIN AMERICA


Wunderman Thompson BA - Argentina
with one Gold, two Silvers, two Bronzes and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. Wunderman Thompson BA - Argentina
2. Publicis WW Mexico
3. Leo Burnett Colombia

ASIA PACIFIC


The Nine Shanghai - China
with one Gold and two Silvers

Top winners:
1. The Nine Shanghai - China
2. Motion Sickness - New Zealand
3. FINCH - Australia

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE


TRIAD s.r.o. - Slovakia
with one Gold and two Silvers

Top winners:
1. TRIAD s.r.o. - Slovakia
2. RT - Russia
3. McCANN Prague - Czech Republic



SEE THE FULL 2020 RESULTS






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