Axis 2019: Colenso BBDO to defend its title, leads finalists with FCB and DDB

The finalists for the 2019 Axis Awards have been announced and it’s Colenso BBDO leading the way with 64 mentions, followed by FCB on 55 and DDB on 51.

According to the Comms Council release, this year saw a record number of entries, with over 600 received. Of those, 375 make up the finalists.

Comms Council CEO Paul Head says the broad range of great work that has made it through to the finalists should mean that there will be many celebrating at the Axis Award dinner this year.

“The judging panels had lots of great work to rank, and have once again done a great job negotiating this challenge. We congratulate everyone who made it on to this year’s finalist list and look forward to seeing the cream that rises to the top.”

While Colenso BBDO is well placed to be crowned Agency of the Year for the third year in a row, last year’s Grand Axis winner, Ogilvy, features on the finalists list 50 times.

Following behind, Saatchi & Saatchi makes the list 28 times, Special Group sits on 15 finalists and Clemenger BBDO has 14 finalists.

Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 14 March at Sky City.

A full list of finalists can be seen below:

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