Ogilvy & Mather has been recognized as the most sales effective agency network in the world in the first Effie/Warc effectiveness league table.
The ranking is based on the number of winners and finalists in Effie competitions worldwide*. The results were revealed at Cannes on 23 June. Ogilvy won 95 points, followed by BBDO (87) and McCann (53).
There is a strong correlation between creativity and effectiveness. Recent research has shown that on average highly creative campaigns grow a brand's market share 11 times more at the same weight. Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather, commented: "In many ways this is the most prestigious and gratifying endorsement of our agency's creative work that we could receive."
Tim Broadbent, global effectiveness director of Ogilvy & Mather, added: "Our founder David Ogilvy always said, 'We sell - or else'. On what would have been his 100th birthday, he would have been proud to see Ogilvy & Mather on top of the first global effectiveness league. It's exactly what he built the agency to do. We would like to thank our clients for their support and encouragement, and also say 'Please, keep on challenging us to do better'."
*Namely: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hellas, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela