O&M Mumbai ranked sixth in Asia by Campaign Brief Asia

MUMBAI: O&M Mumbai is the sixth most awarded agency in Asia in the annual Campaign Brief Asian Creative Rankings. Last year the agency was in eight position.


Four other Indian agencies rank in Asia's top 50 agencies - Ambience D'Arcy Mumbai (now part of the Publicis group) at number 23, Leo Burnett Mumbai at number 25, O&M New Delhi at number 47 and McCann-Erickson at number 48.

For the third time in a row O&M Singapore has topped the rankings. This is also the third time in a row they have beaten 1999's winner Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore.

The 2003 Campaign Brief Asia Creative Rankings tabulated the performances of the top 123 ad agencies and 787 individual creatives in the Asian region. Only performances at award shows over the past two years (2002, 2003) count.

However in terms of the top five most awarded networks in Asia Saatchi & Saatchi came out on top with 4237 points. They were followed by O&M with 3864 points, BBDO with 1678 points, Leo Burnett with 1372 points and JWT with 1001 points. As far as India's top 10 creatives were concerned O&M Mumbai's Rajiv Rao was on top with 296 points. He was followed by his colleague Piyush Pandey with 244 points. This is way below the top 10 creatives in Asia. BBDO Singapore Renee Lim was numero uno with 781 points.

The top 10 most awarded agencies in Asia are:

Agency    Points

O&M Singapore    1314

Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore    1276

Saatchi & Saatchi Hong Kong    1182

Saatchi & Saatchi Bangkok    1077

BBDO Bangkok    991

O&M Mumbai    688

Dentsu Tokyo    603

JWT Bangkok    596

Bartle Bogle Hegarty    575

O&M Malaysia    481

The annual Rankings were first published in 1998 by Campaign Brief Asia. Awards won in four international shows and 2 regional shows count in the Rankings. Points are allocated for finalists and award winners at Cannes, Clio, D&AD, One Show, Asian Advertising Awards and Asia Pacific AdFest. Importantly, only the previous two years results at these shows count.

Campaign Brief Asia is a regional advertising magazine whose sole focus is creativity. It launched in Asia in 1996. Sister publication Campaign Brief Australia has come out monthly since 1987.

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