The Gunn Report for Media names OMD most creative agency network followed by Starcom

cannes-mainardo-hed-2012-thumb-400x225-99700.jpgThe Gunn Report for Media, the global evaluation of media creativity launched in 2004, has today released its new report revealing OMD (Mainardo de Nardis, OMD CEO pictured left) as the most creative agency network followed by Starcom.

It has combined winners' lists from the world's most important award contests to establish the only global 'league tables' for the communications industry.
The report covers several categories, including:
·        the most creative  agency network
·        the most creative holding company
·        the most creative campaign and
·        the most creative advertiser
Says Isabelle Musnik, editor of The Gunn Report for Media: "The context in which marketing is taking place is changing dramatically.  Advertisers are fighting against an increasingly competitive and tough business environment where ROI is vital. They are also faced to customers, who are very unpredictable, expect to be surprised and entertained, and are more and more influenced by their friends and networks. They want to participate, share and collaborate as never before. Because of technology, the means of production and the channels of distribution have been turned over to the masses. Every single one of us has access to a potential audience of millions of people on social media channels. Consumers also want to control and dictate when, where and how they are communicated. They want a dialogue and a real conversation, whatever the platform is: banners, posters, press or TV ads, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google, Twitter.
"Contact has become as critical to the success of a marketing campaign as content. The right media connections can make or break a campaign, or even a brand, and change behaviour as a result. Media innovation and creativity are more than ever, key to brand success."

The full report can be purchased at

Agency network of the Year: OMD

OMD has kept its top position since the launch of the Gunn Report in 2004 scoring 367 points

Starcom were second with 326 points.

In third place on 319 points came Mindshare

Holding company of the year: GroupM
GroupM (WPP) came top, scoring 876 points.

In second position were Omnicom Media Group with 751 points.

Publicis Groupe were placed third with 617 points.


Advertiser of the Year: McDonald's

As advertisers recognize more and more the importance of media creativity, several are setting the pace for the future.
In 2013 ten advertisers were recognized worldwide for their media creativity:
McDonald's takes the first place with 83 points and campaigns from 22 different festivals demonstrating the quality and originality of their work all over the world.
Coca Cola were second, (79 points) and Samsung third (49 points).
Campaigns of the year
In 2013, five trends have been noticed in the Media campaigns which have received awards throughout the world: bravery; integration; speed of communications; universal values and the growing importance of earned media.
Unlike purely creative advertising campaigns, media related campaigns are still very different from one country to the next.  Not many are Europe-wide and even fewer are international.  To ensure a balanced representation the Gunn Report for Media only highlights those campaigns that obtained a significant number of points and which won awards in four more regional or global festivals.
This explains why there are only three Media Campaigns of the Year in 2013. But the Gunn Report for Media has also chosen to highlight some of the winners of the global festivals which have been praised for their creativity, their innovation AND results.  And which show how important it is to think "out of the box", to invent new media and also to use the "oldest" ones.  All these campaigns have tangible results and prove that creativity and efficiency go together.
Dr Dre "Virtual 2Pac at Coachella", USA
Puerto Rico Correctional and Rehabilitation Department "Follow2Unfollow", Puerto Rico
DELA Funeral Insurance "Why Wait Until It's Too Late?", The Netherlands
University of Engineering and Technology "Potable Water Generator", Peru
Dove "Real Beauty Sketches", Brazil
Country of the year
The United States came top this year with 302 points, 98 ahead of the United Kingdom's score of 254
India followed in third place with 241 points 

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