TBWA dominates four competitions at Campaign Asia-Pacific's 2012 Agency of the
SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2012
SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --TBWA dominated Campaign Asia
Pacific's 2012 Agency of the Year Awards in four categories: 'Japan Creative
Agency of the Year', 'Australia/New Zealand PR Agency of the Year', and
'Singapore Digital Network of the Year'. The prestigious awards show, now in
its 19th year, took place on Monday, December 10 at The St. Regis Hotel in
TBWA's Digital Arts Network Singapore won Gold in the 'Singapore Digital
Agency of the Year' category, while TBWA\Singapore won Silver in the
'Singapore Creative Agency of the Year' category.
In the North Asia competition, TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan won Gold for 'Japan
Creative Agency of the Year', making it the third year in a row that the
agency has won the honor. Mitsuru Takamatsu also topped the 'Business
Development Person of the Year' category for Japan / Korea.
Eleven PR picked up the 'Australia and New Zealand PR Agency Of The Year' Gold
award, an outstanding achievement for the not even two-years old PR agency.
The win arrives hot on the heels of Eleven PR's recent Australian accolades –
Mumbrella 'PR Agency of the Year' and B&T 'PR Campaign and Sponsorship
In the 'Digital Agency of the Year' competitions, TBWA's Digital Arts Network
Australia won Bronze for Australia, while Digital Arts Network Auckland won
Bronze for New Zealand.
TBWA\Kuala Lumpur won Bronze in the 'Malaysia Creative Agency of the Year'
category and TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno won Bronze in the 'Philippines
Creative Agency of the Year' category.
In the 'China Agency of the Year' competition, held at a separate event in
Shanghai on Thursday, December 13, TBWA\Shanghai won a Bronze award.
"We are extremely proud of our agencies in Asia Pacific, and all of the very
talented people we have working across our network," commented Keith Smith,
TBWA Worldwide, President International. "These prestigious wins highlight
TBWA's creative and digital strengths across the region."
Smith added, "We've also been able to grow our specialist capabilities in Asia
Pacific, namely with our very strong PR offering. Eleven PR Australia's
multiple wins this year are a truly amazing achievement for such a young
"Earlier this year, we established Digital Arts Network to leverage our
best-in-class digital resources and developed local specialist labs with
extensive competencies," said Philip Brett, TBWA's President of South and
Southeast Asia. "Digital Arts Network Singapore's Gold win is a fantastic
achievement and highlights TBWA's unique positioning and network capabilities
for the digital future."
For a final list of winners in each competition, please visit –
Australia / New Zealand: http://www.aoyawards.com/anz/winners
Greater China: http://www.aoyawards.com/china/winners
South Asia (India): http://www.aoyawards.com/india/winners
Japan / Korea: http://www.aoyawards.com/japankorea/winners
Southeast Asia: http://www.aoyawards.com/sea/winners
TBWA 2012 Agency of the Year Winners:
GOLD – Japan Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan
GOLD – Singapore Digital Agency of the Year –Digital Arts Network Singapore
GOLD – Australia / New Zealand PR Agency of the Year – Eleven PR Australia
GOLD – Japan / Korea New Business Development Person of the Year – Mitsuru
Takamatsu (TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan)
SILVER – Singapore Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Singapore
BRONZE – Australia Digital Agency of the Year – Digital Arts Network Australia
BRONZE – New Zealand Digital Agency of the Year – Digital Arts Network
BRONZE – Malaysia Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Kuala Lumpur
BRONZE – Philippines Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno
BRONZE – China Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Shanghai
About TBWA Worldwide
TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) creates Disruptive Ideas expressed through Media
Arts for global clients, including ABSOLUT, Accenture, adidas, Apple,
Energizer, Four Seasons, GSK, Henkel, Infiniti, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan,
Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Roche, Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore Airlines.
TBWA is ranked as a Top 10 worldwide advertising agency and was recognized by
Advertising Age in 2010 as the "Best International Network of the Decade."
TBWA has 274 offices in 100 countries and over 11,000 employees worldwide.
TBWA is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), 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.
SOURCE TBWA Worldwide
Contact: Louise Upperton, Director of Marketing and Communications, TBWA\ Asia
Pacific, Tel: +852-2573-3180, Mobile: +852-9220-1285, Louise.Upperton@tbwa.com
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