DDB Named Eurobest Network of the Year and Agency of the Year

LONDON, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ -- DDB Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), was named "Network of the Year" and adam&eveDDB took home the title of "Agency of the Year" at the 2015 Eurobest Festival of Creativity, which took place in Antwerp on Thursday, December 3. From the organizer of Cannes Lions, Eurobest is the world's pre-eminent celebration of European creativity.

This marks the second consecutive year DDB has taken home both titles. In total, DDB picked up 57 awards, including four Grand Prix, 14 Gold, 19 Silver, 17 Bronze, two Innovation trophies, and one in Creative Effectiveness. The awards tally spans 17 categories: Branded Content & Entertainment, Creative Effectiveness, Design, Direct, Film, Film Craft, Innovation, Integrated, Interactive, Media, Mobile, Outdoor, PR, Print, Print & Poster Craft, Promo & Activation and Radio. 

adam&eveDDB received 17 awards, including three of the four Grand Prix: Film Craft for John Lewis Tiny Dancer, and Integrated, as well as Film, for John Lewis Monty. The fourth Grand Prix was awarded to DDB Brussels for their Base Telecom PhoneAddress in the Mobile category.

Other agencies contributing to the network accolade include DDB Paris, Romance Paris, DDB & Tribal Worldwide (Netherlands), DDB Stockholm, DDB Spain and DDB agencies in Hamburg and Dusseldorf.

Pietro Tramontin, Chief Executive Officer of DDB EMEA, said, "We are thrilled to see another outstanding year for DDB and our clients, and I am enormously proud of the great network talent who have all contributed to this success."

Ben Priest, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of adam&eveDDB, added, "To be Agency of the Year at Eurobest in 2014 was great, but to win it again in 2015, back-to-back, is amazing. This is a true festival of European creativity and we feel very honored."

This year's Network of the Year win marks the sixth time in seven years that DDB has taken home the title. DDB was also named Eurobest Network of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.


DDB EMEA is part of DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com), one of the world's largest and most awarded advertising and marketing networks. In 2012 DDB was named Advertising Network of the Year by Campaign, as well as Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year by Strategy magazine. In 2013, DDB took home the Agency Network of the Year title at both the Eurobest Awards and the African Cristal Awards. At the prestigious Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB EMEA was awarded the Regional Network of the Year in 2014 and then again in 2015.

Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its flagship office in New York, NY.

About Eurobest

Eurobest is Europe's leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Craft, Interactive, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Design, PR, Integrated, Mobile and Branded Content & Entertainment advertising. Since 2008, the awards, which are judged by Europe's top creatives, form part of a two-and-a-half day festival themed to identify and engage specific topics that are relevant to the European market. The festival, attended by more than 1,800 delegates, has previously been held in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Lisbon. Eurobest is organized by Lions Festivals. www.Eurobest.com

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. For further information on Omnicom and its brands, please visit www.omnicomgroup.com.

Press Contact:  
Sara Cosgrove, Communications Director, DDB Europe 
Email: Sara.cosgrove@ddb-europe.com 
Phone: +44 (0) 207 258 4230

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