Leo Burnett named 'Network of the Year' at 2014 Epica Awards

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | November 25, 2014
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The agency has bagged the award for the second consecutive year.

Leo Burnett was named Network of the Year for the second year in a row at the Epica Awards held in Amsterdam recently. The agency network won 46 awards in total, including 12 Golds and two Grand Prix awards for "#LikeAGirl" and "Making Music."

In the Digital category, Leo Burnett Toronto, London and Chicago won the Grand Prix for P&G's Always "#LikeAGirl" campaign. Leo Burnett Beirut also won a Grand Prix in the Press category for Virgin Radio's "Making Music."

Mark Tutssel

"The Epica Awards presents a special kind of recognition from the top editors and senior reporters covering our craft across the world," says Mark Tutssel, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide. "Our network rejoices in this celebration of ideas and global distinction as a leading producer of prodigious creativity."

A total of 17 offices from the network contributed to the creative performance including Beirut, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Paris, Frankfurt, Melbourne, New York, London, Istanbul, Chicago, Milan, Zurich, Oslo, Dubai, Colombo, Costa Rica and Moscow. Winning work was created for major clients including Samsung, P&G, Honda, Fiat, Jeep, McDonald's, Virgin and United Nations.

Epica is the only global creative competition judged and awarded by editors and reporters from marketing and communications magazines. Teressa Iezzi of Fast Company's creative channel Co.Create served as this year's President of the Jury. This year 585 agencies from 74 countries participated.

Established in 1987, Epica rewards outstanding creativity and helps agencies, production companies, media consultancies, photographers and design studios to develop their reputations beyond their national borders. More than 40 magazines and websites around the world serve on Epica's jury. This year, 585 agencies from 74 countries participated in the awards.

Last year, Leo Burnett won Network of the Year with 32 awards in total, including 9 golds. Part of the Publicis Groupe, Leo Burnett Worldwide has 85 offices and nearly 9,000 employees. The global agency works with brands including Coca-Cola, Fiat, Kellogg's, McDonald's, Nintendo, P&G, Samsung and Tata among others.

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