The Gunn Report recently released its analysis and ranking for the year 2013. For India, McCann tops the list, the agency has won three honours and was ranked one of the most-awarded agencies in the world in 2013. McCann Mumbai’s print campaigns for Western Union and for Penguin Audiobooks were both ranked among the most-awarded print campaigns in the world in 2013.
Taproot was placed second in India as per the Gunn Report, while the third place saw a tie between JWT and Leo Burnett.
Talking about McCann’s performance, Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup India said, “I am pleased with this outcome, for the hard work and dedication that our teams put in has come to the fore with this concrete recognition. I also want to thank our admirable clients, who believe in us and value ideas and long term relationships.”
“This is another great achievement for the entire McCann network, highlighted by the tremendous success of our Melbourne and Mumbai offices,” said Harris Diamond, Chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup. “The recognition across categories from digital to print to TV is a testament to the great work our people do all around the world.”
Some of the major clients being handled by McCann include Nestle, Pears, Safflola, Coca Cola, Mumbai Indians, Star Sports, VIP, Stayfree, and L’Oreal, among others.
“We have been amongst the top three in the Gunn Report for four years now; we were in the No. 1 position last year. It is a great honour to be part of this Report, which is much respected and recognised across the world,” said Santosh Padhi, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, Taproot India.
Reacting to the Gunn Report, Colvyn Harris, CEO, JWT South Asia said, “We are so delighted. After getting South Asia Creative Agency of the Year 2013, this recognition is most thrilling. We’ve done some very good work last year and a No. 3 Gunn ranking in India is an excellent testimony to the work that we did.”
The Gunn Report is the global index of creative excellence in advertising. Combining the winners’ lists from all of the world’s most important award contests, it establishes the annual worldwide league tables for the international advertising industry.
This annual publication details the most successful advertising campaigns of the year. Since the first Report was published in 1999, it has grown to be one of the most authoritative analyses of advertising campaigns worldwide, with findings republished in both industry journals and mainstream newspapers.