BBDO/Proximity has been named Creative Agency of the Year. The award, presented by Media at a ceremony in Singapore, recognised its achievement in forging a cohesive network of agencies. The agency’s highlights include scooping the regional Guinness account.
Media Agency of the Year went to OMD Asia-Pacific, which posted new business growth of 34 per cent and a client retention rate of 98 per cent, winning a clutch of awards in the process.
Network of the Year went to Ogilvy & Mather (pictured), which was awarded six other wins and runners-up in this year’s awards, which included Nabendu Bhattacharya and Vikram Menon (runners up for Account/Business Development Person of the year) and Kunal Jeswani (winner, Account/Business Development Person of the year).
JWT's Agnello Dias was runner up in the category Creative of the year. The joint winners of Creative of the Year were Andy Blood of TBWA New Zealand and John Merrifield of TBWA Asia Pacific.
Anupama Biswas of MediaCom India was named Media Planner/Buyer of the Year.
Prasoon Joshi was named runner up in the Agency Head of the Year (national) category while McCann Worldgroup India won the Office of the Year, India and the subcontinent title. JWT Mumbai was the runner up in this category.
Digital Agency of the Year was awarded to Ogilvy-One and Specialist Agency of the Year to McCann Healthcare Worldwide. Independent Agency of the Year went to BBH Asia.
Brand of the Year was awarded to HSBC, which held its own amidst a disintegrating financial world. Agency Head of the Year (Regional) went to Miles Young of Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific, while the award for National Head went to Marty O’Halloran of DDB Australia and New Zealand.
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