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2014 Effie Index: Lowe Mumbai most effective agency in APAC, ranked 2nd in world

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2014 Effie Index: Lowe Mumbai most effective agency in APAC, ranked 2nd in world

The Effie Effectiveness Index for 2014 has been unveiled. The Index, which is into its fourth year, features two Indian agencies among the Top 10 in the world – Lowe Lintas Mumbai and Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai.

Lowe Lintas Mumbai has been declared the most Effective Agency in the Asia Pacific for 2014 and the second most Effective Agency in the world after Sancho BBDO from Bogota, Colombia. 

Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai has been adjudged as the third most Effective Agency in the world.

According to the Effie Index tally, Lowe Lintas Mumbai received a total of 154 points, while Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai received a total of 118 points. The top agency, Sancho BBDO of Colombia, scored 252 points.



Rank Agency Location Points
1 Sancho BBDO Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia 252
2 Lowe Lintas Mumbai, India 154
3 Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai, India 118
4 FP7/DXB Dubai, UAE 105
5 Starcom MediaVest Group Chicago, IL, USA 97
6 Lowe-SSP3 Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia 94
7 Colenso BBDO/Proximity New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand 90
8 Whybin\TBWA Sydney, NSW, Australia 82
9 OMD Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia 76
10 TBWA\Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey 76

Sharing his excitement with these results, Joseph George, CEO, Lowe Lintas + Partners said, “This news has just made our performance at Cannes even more joyous. We have had a great run on Effectiveness awards the past one year. And each of these awards serves as a ratification on the type of work our clients and we believe in. Also, having two Lowe agencies featuring in the Top 10 is delightfully audacious.” (Lowe-SSP3 from Bogota, Colombia is ranked sixth with total 94 points.)

S Subramanyeswar, National Planning Director, Lowe Lintas added here, “It is a continuum and we are happy about not just where we stand today, but in the direction we are moving decisively. Importantly, effectiveness is not a solo sport. At Lowe Lintas, the collaboration between multiple disciplines – Planning, Creative and Account Management allowed us to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence at every stage in the path to this success. It’s a culture. And strong cultures always produce sound ideas and generate the force to make those ideas effective.”

The 2014 Effie Effectiveness Index is derived from almost 3,000 finalists and winning entries to Effie Award competitions worldwide between June 14, 2013 and June 13, 2014. The Index is constructed by converting every Effie award and finalist into points – 12 for a Grand Effie, eight for Gold, six for Silver, four for Bronze and two for a finalist (with contributing agencies receiving half these points).

Introduced in 2011, the Effie Effectiveness Index recognises the importance of marketing effectiveness by revealing which companies were the most successful at creating ideas that delivered results. The Index features the most effective Marketers, Brands, Agency Holding Groups, Agency Networks, Agency Offices, and Independent Agencies. 


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