DDB New Zealand takes out the New Zealand Agency of the Year Award at Spikes Asia 2018

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 6.25.18 am (1)2.jpgThe Spikes Asia Awards are Asia Pacific's accolade for excellence in creative communications, celebrating the very best in creativity across the region. The 2018 winners were announced at the Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony on 28 September at Marina Bay Sands Theatre, Singapore.

The 2018 New Zealand Agency of the Year winner is DDB New Zealand. The Country Agency of the Year Award is awarded to the agency in New Zealand that obtains the most points for winning and shortlisted entries in the Spikes Asia Awards. It is one of the Special Awards categories which also includes; Network of the Year, Asia Pacific Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, The Spikes Palm Award, Media Network of the Year along with the individual Country Agencies of the Year.

Says Justin Mowday, CEO, DDB NZ: "Following being named New Zealand's most effective agency at Effies, being recognised as NZ Agency of the Year at Spikes is an awesome achievement and something we're immensely proud of. A huge thanks goes to our brave clients and our incredibly talented DDB team. Here's to a great 2018 and an even better 2019."

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 6.25.08 am (1).jpgSays Matt Tremain, sales director for Val Morgan New Zealand: "DDB New Zealand are well deserved winners, they are continuously raising the bar for advertising and never cease to engage and entertain with their creativity. At Val Morgan we believe in supporting programs like Spikes Asia Awards that provides a platform for the creative industry to have their work recognized at an international level."

15 juries composed of 95 of the regions most talented and celebrated creative leaders undertook a rigorous judging process to ensure that the work recognised was of the highest calibre. In addition, PwC conducted independent assurance of the judging processes, verifying the standards required to be honoured with a Spikes Award.

Here are the full NZ agency rankings:
1. DDB New Zealand
2. Colenso BBDO
3. FCB New Zealand
4. Clemenger BBDO Wellington
 
The full list of Country Agency of the Year Awards recognized are the following:
Japan: Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
Australia: Host/Havas, Sydney
India: TBWA\India, Mumbai
Singapore: BBH, Singapore
China: TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Shanghai Hong Kong: Ogilvy Hong Kong
South Korea: Innocean Worldwide, Seoul
Thailand: GREYnJ UNITED, Bangkok
The Philippines: TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno, Makati City

Full details of all the winners can be found at https://www2.spikes.asia/winners/2018/.

3 Comments

Slow boat to NZ said:

Wasn't Spikes was 3 months ago?

Nope said:

Country awards only just got announced...

Ron Andom said:

Well done Saatchis!

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