The Network of the Year, a prestigious honor presented to the agency network that achieves the most awards and produces the finest caliber of work, was awarded to DDB Worldwide. DDB Worldwide was honored with a total of 14 medals representing 8 countries from their worldwide offices in this year’s competition. Matt Eastwood, Chief Creative Officer, DDB NY accepted the award.
Winning entries of the 2012 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards were selected by the NYF Executive Jury, an elite group of worldwide chief creative officers, through 5 rounds of live judging. Award winners were selected from a Shortlist chosen by the Grand Jury through 2 rounds of online judging. The Grand Jury is comprised of over 400 of some the world’s most respected and award-winning chief creative officers, executive creative directors and industry professionals, representing the largest and most diverse jury of any advertising competition in the world.
The NYF 2012 Executive Jury and Grand Jury awarded a total of 43 Gold World Medals, 64 Silver, and 69 Bronze in this year’s competition. In addition, 83 Finalist Certificates were awarded. Industry specialists on NYF’s Grand Jury judged and selected winners in the following competitions – Public Relations/Brand Communications, Marketing Effectiveness, Hispanic Advertising and select Art/Technique/Technology categories. The Grand Jury awarded 10 Gold World Medals, 10 Silver, 10 Bronze, and 30 Finalist Certificates within those categories.
Germany earned a total of 9 Gold World Medals, followed by Australia and China with 7. The following countries were also honored with Gold World Medals: France 5; United Kingdom 3; USA 3, and Colombia 2. The Republic of South Korea, Costa Rica, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates each earned 1 Gold Medal.
All 2012 award-winning entries are featured at http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/worldsbest/