ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 102nd year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

Agency of the Year is awarded to the Agency that garners the most points overall for winning entries (Pencils, Merits, Special Awards), allocated per the points chart.

Points are only awarded to agencies credited as Primary/Secondary. If several agencies are listed under Primary/Secondary, the points are DIVIDED among them.


For 2021, the rankings were determined based on the point values listed on this chart:

AWARD
Gold Cube
Silver Cube
Bronze Cube
Merit
Fusion Cube
Designism Cube
Best of Discipline
Best of Show
POINTS
15
7
3
1
30
30
30
45

MULTIPLE AWARDS WITHIN A DISCIPLINE
If the same piece of work won multiple awards within a Discipline, the points for the one (1) highest award* in that discipline were counted.
*For work that received a Best of Discipline honor, the points for both the Gold win and Best of Discipline win were counted within that Discipline.


AWARDS IN MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES
If the same piece of work won awards across multiple Disciplines, the points for the highest award per discipline were counted.

Rank

Agency Rankings

Points

1

DDB / Paris

90

2

BBDO Group Germany GmbH

49.50

3

72andSunny / Los Angeles

48

4

David / Miami

45

5

DDB Group Germany / Berlin

45

6

Droga5 / New York

45

7

INGO / Stockholm

45

8

Publicis

45

9

Wieden+Kennedy / Portland

45

10

AMV BBDO / London

21

11

FCB&FiRe / Madrid

21

12

Goodby Silverstein & Partners / San Francisco

21

13

McCann / New York

21

14

MullenLowe SSP3 / Bogotá

21

15

Area 23, An FCB Health Network Company / New York

18

16

FCB / New York

13.50

17

fischerAppelt / Philipp und Keuntje

12

18

FCB / Chicago

11.50

19

360i / New York

10.50

20

North Kingdom / Los Angeles

10.50

21

SATURDAY MORNING / Los Angeles

10.50

22

the community / Miami

10.50

23

Translation / Brooklyn

10.50

24

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich

10

25

72andSunny / Amsterdam

9

26

72andSunny / New York

9

27

Amber China / Shanghai

9

28

CRK / Switzerland

9

29

lg2 / Québec

9

30

SMALL / New York

9

31

Current Global / Chicago

7

32

FCBX / Chicago

7

33

Hyperinteractive / Hamburg

7

34

Moby Digg / Munich

7

35

Leo Burnett / Chicago

6

36

Ketchum / Chicago

4.50

37

VMLY&R / Kansas City

4.50

38

Antoni Garage / Berlin

3

39

FCB/SIX / New York / Toronto

3

40

Happiness / An FCB alliance / Brussels

3

41

INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe / Berlin

3

42

Kolle Rebbe GmbH / Hamburg

3

43

Leo Burnett

3

44

R/GA California / San Francisco

3

45

Sid Lee / Montreal

3

46

TAXI Canada / TYPE 1 / Toronto

3

47

The Bloc / New York

3

48

AlmapBBDO / Sao Paulo

1.50

49

Cramer-Krasselt / Chicago

1.50

50

Leo Burnett Colombia / Bogota

1.50

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