Most Awarded rankings for 2018 D&AD Awards

The Most Awarded rankings based on the results of the 2018 D&AD Awards has been released by D&AD.

The top lists include the Most Awarded Advertising and Design Agencies, Production Companies, Network and Country Rankings.

For the first time in the history of the awards, individual rankings have been calculated for the Most Awarded art directors, creative directors, designers and copywriters.


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Rankings are based on the credits that are submitted along with each piece of work entered in the D&AD Awards. Points are allocated as follows:

Wood = 3
Graphite = 6
Yellow = 9
Black = 12

If two or more agencies receive the same number of total points, the winner with the highest award tops. If results are identical, the same place is awarded, and the next number is skipped.

Looking across this year’s results in comparison with 2017 figures, Brazil, New Zealand and India have entered the top 10 country rankings, attesting to D&AD’s extensive reach and highlighting the development of a traditionally Western-centric creative sector to one that is well and truly global.

The top 10 Most Awarded advertising agencies are:

1BBDO New YorkNew YorkUnited States138
2McCann New YorkNew YorkUnited States96
3AMVBBDOLondonUnited Kingdom78
4Wieden + Kennedy LondonLondonUnited Kingdom78
5DAVID MiamiMiamiUnited States69
6Jung von Matt AGHamburgGermany57
7adam&eveDDBLondonUnited Kingdom54
8BBH LondonLondonUnited Kingdom45
9Saatchi & Saatchi NYNew YorkUnited States42
10We Are UnlimitedChicagoUnited States42

The top 10 Most Awarded design agencies are:

1Jones Knowles RitchieLondonUnited Kingdom27
2The New York Times MagazineNew YorkUnited States21
3The GuardianLondonUnited Kingdom21
4Local ProjectsNew YorkUnited States9
4la RepubblicaRomeItaly9
4Ben Cullen WilliamsLondonUnited Kingdom9
4Stella McCartneyLondonUnited Kingdom9
8ReLondonUnited Kingdom9
8Magpie StudioLondonUnited Kingdom9
10Studio Sutherl&LondonUnited Kingdom9

The top 10 Most Awarded production companies are:

1MJZ LALos AngelesUnited States42
2Riff RaffLondonUnited Kingdom39
3Somesuch & CoLondonUnited Kingdom21
4FurlinedLos AngelesUnited States18
6Smuggler New YorkNew YorkUnited States18
7Solab PicturesParisFrance15
8ViceNew YorkUnited States12
8The Corner ShopLondonUnited Kingdom12
8Good People FilmsCairoEgypt12

The top 10 network rankings are:

1BBDO Worldwide303
2Ogilvy & Mather243
3DDB Worldwide225
4McCann Worldgroup174
5TBWA Worldwide90
6Saatchi & Saatchi69
7Havas Worldwide66
8Grey Group51
9Publicis Worldwide51
10J. Walter Thompson48

The top 10 independent network rankings are:

1Jung von Matt81
6Cheil Worldwide27
7Serviceplan Group18
9Jones Knowles Ritchie6

The top 10 country rankings are:

RankCountryTotal PencilsTotal Points
1United States194972
2United Kingdom165720
8New Zealand2187

The top 20 Most Awarded art directors are:

1Lizzie WilsonMcCann New York96
2Dalatando AlmeidaAMVBBDO57
3Richard CruzDAVID Miami51
4Robbin IngvarssonTBWA\Media Arts Lab45
5Maddy KramerSaatchi & Saatchi42
5Jacopo BiorcioSaatchi & Saatchi42
5Erin EvonSaatchi & Saatchi42
8John LarigakisDDB Canada42
8Georgia TaylorWe Are Unlimited42
8Emily WaltonWe Are Unlimited42
8Caitlin VanderKlokWe Are Unlimited42
12Nedal AhmedBBDO New York39
13Ruth BellottiDDB Chicago36
14Ajab SamraiOgilvy & Mather Japan GK36
15Pia MaderJung von Matt30
15Bianca GuimaraesBBDO New York30
17KENTARO HARANOHakuhodo inc.30
18Franziska KrügerJung von Matt27
18Dany RothemundJung von Matt27
20Sei SugiyamaOgilvy & Mather Japan GK24

The top 20 Most Awarded creative directors are:

1Dov ZmoodMcCann New York96
1Vince LimMcCann New York96
3Alex GrieveAMVBBDO81
4Adrian RossiAMVBBDO69
5Tony KalatharaDAVID Miami63
6Juan Javier Peña PlazaDAVID Miami60
6Ricardo CasalDAVID Miami60
8Nadja LossgottAMVBBDO57
8Nicholas HulleyAMVBBDO57
10Ajab SamraiOgilvy & Mather Japan GK54
11Josh BryerHost/Havas48
12Arnau BoschTBWA\Media Arts Lab45
13Chad BakerSaatchi & Saatchi42
13Daniel LobatonSaatchi & Saatchi42
13Kiko MattosoSaatchi & Saatchi42
13Max McKeonSaatchi & Saatchi42
13Paul BichlerSaatchi & Saatchi42
13Rafael SegriSaatchi & Saatchi42
19Dean LeeDDB Canada42
19John HansaWe Are Unlimited42
19Jon MorganWe Are Unlimited42
19Tony DavidsonWieden + Kennedy42
19Vic SanchezWe Are Unlimited42

The top 20 Most Awarded copywriters are:

1Tali GumbinerMcCann New York96
2Michael HughesAMVBBDO57
3Dan FloraDAVID Miami51
4Kako MendezTBWA\Media Arts Lab45
5Blake MorrisSaatchi & Saatchi42
6Liza RushWe Are Unlimited42
6Sarah DembkowskiWe Are Unlimited42
6Sarah UchisonWe Are Unlimited42
9Bryan BarnesBBDO New York39
10Nathaniel LawlorDDB Chicago36
11Heiner TwenhäfelJung von Matt30
12Ajab SamraiOgilvy & Mather Japan GK27
12Anne-Marie BrandnerJung von Matt27
14Prateek BhardwajMccann Worldgroup India24
14Sei SugiyamaOgilvy & Mather Japan GK24
16Aritra DuttaOgilvy & Mather24
17Daniel FryerHost/Havas21
17Geordie WilsonDDB Group New Zealand21
17Paul BootlisHost/Havas21
17Wojciech KowalikOgilvy & Mather Polska21

The top 20 Most Awarded designers are:

1Mario KerkstraAMVBBDO57
2Wynn ThomasThe Corner Shop48
3Brian EmrichHeard City39
4Sam Ashwell750 MPH36
5Rhys HobbsHost/Havas27
6Serlina WongHost/Havas24
6Nic AdamovichHost/Havas24
6Michael MacgregorHost/Havas24
6Dylan ReidHost/Havas24
10Zubaidah BahtiarHogarth & Ogilvy24
11Pip SnellingHost/Havas21
11Peter CrokerJ. Walter Thompson London21
11Chris HuttonJ. Walter Thompson London21
14Rieko MatsusakaTaki corporation18
14Rachel GidlowJones Knowles Ritchie18
14Philip MaaßJung von Matt AG18
14Nikolaus GrunertNot A Machine18
14Kotaro YoneyamaTaki corporation18
14Kiyoshi ImafujiTaki corporation18
20Youri HwangOgilvy18
20Robyn MakinsonOgilvy18
20Justin AuOgilvy18
20Grina ChoiOgilvy18
20Dave TowersOgilvy18

Tim Lindsay, CEO of D&AD said, “Congratulations to all our winners. And a big thank you to all our entrants. Your support means we continue to put all our surpluses back into the community we serve, to help build a better, more creatively excellent, fairer and more diverse industry.”

For the full breakdown of winners by category and Pencil level, including most awarded and country rankings, click here.
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