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GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS 2019

Mark Tungate 2019-12-03
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WHO WERE THE TOP PERFORMERS AROUND THE WORLD?


Drill deeper to find out which holdings, regions and countries shone during this year’s awards.
First, two announcements after scrutinising the prizes and adding up the points. We’re delighted to reveal that the Independent Agency of the Year was Norway’s TRY, thanks to its body of always humorous and insightful work. Lars Joachim Grimstad, the agency’s chief creative officer, commented:
“For TRY, an agency from a small country such as Norway, this is pretty amazing. Especially since this is the second year in a row, and the third time in four years we are awarded Best Independent Agency in Epica. This makes us believe that anything is possible, including Norway one glorious day qualifying for the World Cup in soccer.”
The Holding Company of the Year was Omnicom, followed by Interpublic and WPP. This year Epica received 3410 entries from 61 countries. The highest number of entries came from Germany, followed by France and the United States. There was an increase in entries from Georgia, Uzbekistan, Israel, Canada and China. New countries included Cyprus, Luxembourg, Armenia and Malta. Germany was top in the country rankings with 64 awarded projects including three Grand Prix and 20 Golds, followed by France with 60 awarded projects including one Grand Prix and 9 Golds.




GLOBAL INSIGHTS


HOLDING COMPANY OF THE YEAR


Omnicom

Top holding companies:
1. Omnicom
2. Interpublic Group
3. WPP

NETWORK OF THE YEAR


McCann Worldgroup
with 17 Golds, 13 Silvers, 19 Bronzes and two Grand Prix

Top networks:
1. McCann Worldgroup
2. BBDO
3. DDB

AGENCY OF THE YEAR


McCann New York
with four Golds, four Silvers, five Bronze and one Grand Prix

Top agencies:
1. McCann New York
2. BBDO New York
3. Scholz & Friends Berlin

INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR


TRY - Norway
with two Golds, three Silvers and one Bronze

Top independent agencies:
1. TRY - Norway
2. Rethink - Canada
3. Grabarz & Partner - Germany

PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR


Moving picture Company

(based on the ihghest scoring film entered by a production company)

MOST AWARDED ENTRANTS BY REGION



UNITED STATES


McCann New York
with four Golds, four Silvers, five Bronze and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. McCann New York
2. BBDO New York
3. Energy BBDO

UNITED KINGDOM


McCann London
with two Golds, two Silvers and one Bronze

Top winners:
1. McCann London
2. AMVBBDO
3. Moving Picture Company

CANADA


Rethink
with one Gold, five Silvers and one Bronze

Top winners:
1. Rethink
2. BBDO Toronto
2. FCB/SIX
2. lg2

FRANCE


Wunderman Thompson Paris
with two Golds and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. Wunderman Thompson Paris
2. McCann Paris
3. BETC
3. DDB Paris

GERMANY


Scholz & Friends Berlin
with three Golds, two Silvers, two Bronzes and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. Scholz & Friends Berlin
2. Ogilvy GmbH
3. Daimler AG

SWEDEN


Åkestam Holst NoA
with two Golds, one Silver, one Bronze and one Grand Prix

Top winners:
1. Åkestam Holst NoA
2. NORD DDB Stockholm
3. Forsman & Bodenfors

LATIN AMERICA


Publicis WW Mexico
with one Gold and one Bronze

Top winners:
1. Publicis WW Mexico
2. BETC/Havas
3. HOY

ASIA PACIFIC


Leo Burnett - Australia
with one Gold and two Silvers

Top winners:
1. Leo Burnett - Australia
2. Hakuhodo Kettle - Japan
3. Dentsu - Japan

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE


Banda - Ukraine
with two Golds and one Silver

Top winners:
1. Banda - Ukraine
2. BBDO Russia Group
3. Mosaic Media - Russia



SEE THE FULL 2019 RESULTS





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