BBDO NY Tops Finalists Tally For ADC 99th Annual Awards
The Monica Lewsinsky anti-bullying initiative "The Epidemic" garnered eight finalists at the ADC 99th Annual Awards, helping BBDO top the overall finalists tally with 29.
Followed by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, then TBWA\Media Arts Lab and The New York Times
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Design studios, ad agencies, production companies, brands and freelancers in 32 countries have made the cut as finalists for the ADC 99th Annual Awards, as announced by The One Club for Creativity.

Entries in the global ADC 99th Annual Awards increased 6% from last year, coming in from 59 countries.  All finalists will win either Gold, Silver Bronze Cubes, or Merit certification.  The complete list of finalists can be viewed here.

BBDO New York has the most finalist entries with 29, including eight with Sanctuary Los Angeles for the Monica Lewinsky anti-bullying initiative’s “The Epidemic” and seven with Smuggler New York for Sandy Hook Promise’s “Back to School Essentials”.

Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco is runner up this year with 23 finalists, including five each for Doritos “Cool Ranch” and Daughters of the Revolution “Lessons in Herstory”.  

TBWA\Media Arts Lab Los Angeles and The New York Times Magazine each have 20 entries on the finalists list.  Scholz & Friends Berlin has 19, Serviceplan Munich and DDB Paris each have 16, Heimat Berlin has 13, and Jung von Matt Hamburg and No Fixed Address Toronto each have 12.

Specific work receiving the most finalists spots include Scholz & Friends Berlin’s “The Tampon Book” for The Female Company with nine and BBDO New York’s “The Epidemic” for Monica Lewinsky with eight.

Five entries each received seven finalists spots: Antoni Berlin’s “Bertha Benz: The Journey That Changed Everything” for Mercedes-Benz, BBDO New York’s “Back to School Essentials” for Sandy Hook Promise, RT Moscow for its own “#Romanov100 AR Photo Album,” Serviceplan Munich’s “Made in Fukushima” for Meter Group, and TBWA\Media Arts Lab’s “Bounce” for Apple.

On the cusp of its historic centennial anniversary, the ADC Annual Awards are the longest continually-running global awards program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising.  It differs in focus from The One Club for Creativity’s One Show awards, where judges focus on creativity of ideas and quality of execution.

The ADC Annual Awards are also recognized for celebrating the work of freelancers and small studios, as reflected in it’s tiered-pricing entry system that makes it more affordable for solo designers and small studios to participate.  Work from freelancers makes up 115 finalist spots this year, with another 76 coming from small studios and agencies. 

This year’s ADC 99th Annual Awards winners will be announced online in mid-May during a very special month of unique original One Club for Creativity programming, details will be announced shortly.


Client Monica Lewinsky Agency BBDO New York David Lubars, chief creative officer, worldwide; Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, NY; Bianca Guimaraes, VP, creative director; Roberto Danino, creative director; Gary du Toit, Lance Vining, VPs, creative directors; Jim Connolly, associate creative director; David Rolfe, director of integrated production; Jessica Coccaro, executive producer;  James Young, executive producer, digital; Alex Massicott, Nick Russo, developers; Jimmy McGee, digital resource manager; Dexter Blumenthal, sr. brand strategist; Crystal Lin, marketing science project lead. Production Sanctuary Cole Webley, director; Paul Meyers, DP; Preston Lee, Kristen Bedard-Johnson, exec producers; Noah Thomason, line producer. Editorial Arcade Edit Paul Martinez, editor; Chris Angel, Jeff Lopus, assistant editors; Sila Soyer, exec producer; Fanny Cruz, producer. Telecine Company 3 Tom Poole, sr. colorist; Ashley McKim, exec producer; Alexandra Lubrano, producer. Conform/Finish Arcade Edit Tristian Wake, Mark Popham, Flame artists; Riccardo Sinti, After Effects artist. Music Human Sloan Alexander, composer/creative director; James Dean Wells, exec producer. Audio Post Post Human Sloan Alexander, chief engineer.


Client Sandy Hook Promise Agency BBDO New York David Lubars, chief creative officer, worldwide; Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, NY; Peter Alsante, SVP, sr. creative director; Bianca Guimaraes, VP, creative director; Jim Connolly, Gary Toit, associate creative directors/copywriters; Lance Vining, associate creative director/art director; David Rolfe, director of integrated production; Alex Gianni, VP, group executive producer; Molly Ross, associate producer; Julia Millison, music producer; Michael Schonfeld, brand strategist. Production Smuggler Henry-Alex Rubin, director; Drew Santarsiero, exec producer; Patrick Milling-Smith, Brian Carmody, co-founders; Lead Allina, line producer; Autumn Durald Arkapaw, DP. Editorial NO6 Edit Jason Macdonald, editor; Corina Dennison, managing director; Laura Molinaro, sr. producer; Renn Cheale, assistant editor. Color Company 3 Tim Masick, colorist; Alexandra Lubrano, producer. Conform/VFX/Finishing NO6 Edit Ed Skupeen, conform artist; Mark Reyes, Flame assist. Graphic Design NO6 Edit David Gerber, GFX; Laura Molinaro, producer. Music JSM Joel Simon, CEO/CCO, composer; Jeff Fiorello, exec producer; Jason Krebs, composer; Norm Felker, Andrew Manning, producers; Nathan Kil, sound designer. Audio Mix Heard City Jeremy Siegel, Keith Reynaud, Evan Mangiamele, Elizabeth McClanahan, engineers; Gloria Pitagorsky, managing partner; Jackie James, Sasha Awn, exec producers; Andi Lewis, producer; Evan Mangiamele, Jeremy Siegel, Keith Reynaud, sound designers; Tom Morris, Seth Brogdon, Evan Anderson, Ronnie Stapleton, assistant audio engineers. Casting Doreen Frumkin


Client Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Agency antoni_garage, Berlin Marcell Francke, Tilman Gossner, Veit Moeller, executive creative directors; Alice Bottaro, creative director; Andre Santa Cruz, writer; Juliane Krause-Akelbein, creative director digital; Alicia Gaworska, strategist; Sebastiaan Peters, Marcus Wetschewald, producers; Antonio Alfonso, motion design. Production Anorak Film Sebastian Strasser, director; Christoph Petzenhauser, exec producer/producer; Bjoern Levy-Kreuger, producer; Justin Brown, DP; Christian Wegehinkel, postproduction supervisor. Production Service Co. Icon Films Editorial Trim Editing/Slaughterhouse Berlin Thomas Grove Carter, editor; Benedikt Hugendubel, colorist; Romola Davies, assistant colorist. Sound Studio Slaughterhouse Berlin Florian Kruse, sound designer/mixer; Raife Burchell/Dirty Soup, sound producer. Music Steve Slides & Steffen Thum, music; Raife Burchell/Dirty Soup, music coordinator. Postproduction/VFX The Mill London Justin Stiebel, producer; Dan Williams, VFX supervisor; Carl Norton, 2D lead; Can Y. Sanaian, matte painting.


Client Apple Agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab Production Pulse Films Oscar Hudson, director. Music/Sound "I Learnt Some Jazz Today," soundtrack by composer/producer Tessellated. Audio Post Formosa Group, Los Angeles John Bolen, mixer


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