Beating out the world’s biggest agencies, Colenso BBDO’s stellar 2012 on the awards front means it has topped the charts of The Big Won report, which calculates global agency rankings based on awards performances. And it’s the first time a New Zealand or Australian agency has ever won the title.
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The YoungGuns awards aim to recognise the world’s best advertising and communications industry talent under the age of 30 and, after becoming the only agency in the world to win the YoungGuns agency of the year twice in 2001 and 2008, Colenso BBDO was named as the most awarded agency of the decade by the organisation in 2010. And it’s obviously no fluke, because it’s also been awarded the 2012 agency of the year prize after winning four bullets in total—one gold, two silvers and a bronze—with Contagion the only other Kiwi agency to take home a prize after winning bronze.
They’ve been gaining plaudits and raking in awards for DDB New Zealand for a while now with campaigns like ‘Mexi-Doug’ for Instant Kiwi, Sky TV’s ‘Que Sera Sera’, ANZ’s ‘Perfect World’ and the internationally heralded Sky TV Arts Channel print and radio campaign. But it appears the grass is slightly greener across town, because creative team James Tucker and Simon Vicars are saying goodbye to the Death Star at the end of June to take up roles at Colenso BBDO.