Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Firing-up the global commercial production industry...

As a follow-up to the last posting on Creativity's summation of ad industry awards splendor, I wanted to point-up a similar feature I just found in the August issue of Boards. Since 1999, Boards Magazine has seized the role as THE style guide and edgy news leader for all international realms associated with commercial production; its events, monthly editions and newsletters create sensational shockwaves felt around the world.

Boards' August edition contains the editorial staff's own Ad Festival report card, weighing in numerical analysis of AICP, Art Director's Club, Andy, Cannes, Clio, D&AD, and One Show award takes. By their tally, here are the tops in the business.
. Top Global Agencies: TBWA, #1
. Top Agency Offices, North America: Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami, #1
. Top Agency Offices, UK/Other: AMV.BBDO, London, #1
. Top Creative Directors: Paul Brazier, AMV.BBDO, #1
. Top Agency Producers: Yvonne Chalkley, AMV.BBDO, #1
. Top Copywriters: Ian Heartfield, AMV.BBDO, #1
. Top Art Directors: Matt Doman, AMV.BBDO, #1
. Top Global & North American Production Companies: MJZ, #1 (here, they agree with Creativity)
. Top Production Company, UK/Other: Gorgeous, #1

Again, big congrats to all those featured in the full story, and good luck in this year's awards competitions.