DDB Named Network of the Year at Eurobest Awards 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - DDB was named Network of the Year at the 2013 Eurobest Festival of Creativity, Europe's leading annual Festival and Awards for creativity in communications. The award ceremony took place in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 6, 2013. Overall, DDB took home five gold, 19 silver, 24 bronze, and 27 finalist honors.

"We are delighted that DDB is Network of the Year for the fourth time since 2009," said Pietro Tramontin, Chief Executive Officer of DDB Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This shows that our agencies in Europe continue to be the most creative across disciplines and categories to deliver the best innovative solutions for our clients. I am especially proud of the teams at DDB Paris, adam&eveDDB London, DDB & Tribal and RAPP Amsterdam, and DDB Copenhagen for their performance at this year's Eurobest Awards."

DDB Paris's campaigns for Leon Vivien?Facebook 1914 for Musee de la Grande Guerre (Museum of the Great War) and ANLCI, Association against Illiteracy, adam&eveDDB London's campaign for Volkswagen (City Emergency Brake), DDB & Tribal Amsterdam and RAPP Amsterdam's KLM Space campaign and DDB Copenhagen's SS Collection for Hank Kjobenhavn were all Gold winners in categories ranging from Branded Entertainment to Interactive, Direct, PR, Craft Print & Poster, Print, Integrated, Promo & Activation, Design, Mobile, and Film Craft.

Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide, commented, "At DDB, we believe that acting at the intersection of creativity, humanity and technology is the only way to create innovative solutions for our clients and their brands. This creative recognition from the industry is more proof that we have the right vision and strategy. I am very proud of all the DDB offices in Europe who contribute to that success and are among the most innovative companies, not only in their markets, but throughout Europe."

DDB was also named Eurobest's Network of the Year in three of the last four years, including 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Eurobest – The European Festival of Creativity?

Launched in 1988, 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 organised by Lions Festivals. www.eurobest.com

About DDB
DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com) is 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. At the prestigious 2013 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB won 93 Lions, the most ever for the network. In addition, The Gunn Report has listed DDB as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for the last 12 years. The agency's clients include Volkswagen, McDonald's, Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and Exxon Mobil, among others.

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 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

Contact Information:

Melanie Vignon

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7258 3979

Email: melanie.vignon@ddb.fr

Christie Giera

Phone: 212-415-2186

Email: christie.giera@ddb.com

SOURCE: DDB Worldwide

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