D&AD released Network and Country rankings for 2017

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

Following on from the 55th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony that took place on 27 April, D&AD released the Network and Country rankings for this year.

There were a total of 732 Pencils awarded this year, including 62 Yellow and 5 Black, and for the first time the USA came out in front in terms of country rankings, with the UK and Australia taking the next consecutive spots.

This year Network of the Year goes to BBDO Worldwide for campaigns including Clemenger BBDO Melbourne’s Black Pencil winner “Meet Graham.” Independent Network of the Year is given to Wieden+Kennedy for their Pencil-winning campaigns for brands like Nike and Old Spice among others.


Network Rankings:

  1. BBDO Worldwide
  2. Ogilvy & Mather
  3. TBWA Worldwide
  4. DDB Worldwide
  5. McCann Worldgroup
  6. Saatchi & Saatchi
  7. Dentsu
  8. J. Walter Thompson
  9. Leo Burnett
  10. Grey Group

Independent Network Rankings:

  1. Wieden+Kennedy
  2. Droga5
  3. Fred & Farid Group
  4. The North Alliance
  5. Serviceplan
  6. CJ WORX
  7. Cossette
  8. We Believers
  10. = Jones Knowles Ritchie
  1.  = Scholz & Friends

Country Rankings:

  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Australia
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Japan
  7. Sweden
  8. Canada
  9. Singapore
  10. Netherlands


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