ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 101st 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 Group Germany / Berlin

450

2

The New York Times Magazine

436.50

3

BBDO Group Germany GmbH

255

4

The Bloc / New York

240

5

McCann / New York

186

6

Jones Knowles Ritchie / New York

165

7

BBDO / New York

147

8

Bruketa&Zinic&Grey / Zagreb

135

9

DADADA Studio / Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

135

10

Goodby Silverstein & Partners / San Francisco

135

11

Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo

111

12

DDB / Paris

108

13

David / Miami

93

14

INGO / Stockholm

93

15

Publicis

93

16

Wieden+Kennedy / Portland

90

17

FCB / New York

75

18

360i / New York

72

19

The New York Times for Kids / New York

69

20

ATELIER BRÜCKNER GmbH / Stuttgart

67.50

21

BIG Bjarke Ingels Group / Copenhagen

67.50

22

CENTER / Brooklyn

67.50

23

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich

58.50

24

COLLINS / New York

54

25

CRK / Switzerland

54

26

72andSunny / Los Angeles

51

27

FCB / Chicago

51

28

Aidlin Darling Design / San Francisco

48

29

Area 23, An FCB Health Network Company / New York

48

30

COLLINS / San Francisco

48

31

HEIMAT / Berlin

48

32

Nanjing Han Qing Tang Design CO., LTD. / Nanjing

48

33

Ailun Jiang + Yatang Hsu

45

34

Current Global / Chicago

45

35

dentsumcgarrybowen / New York

45

36

Droga5 / New York

45

37

ESTABLISHED / New York

45

38

FCB&FiRe / Madrid

45

39

FCBX / Chicago

45

40

hesign / Berlin

45

41

Kin / New York

45

42

LUO Studio / Beijing

45

43

Paprika / Montréal

45

44

lg2 / Québec

42

45

R/GA / New York

42

46

indego design / Macau

33

47

MullenLowe SSP3 / Bogotá

33

48

Sid Lee / Montreal

33

49

Hyperinteractive / Hamburg

30

50

Moby Digg / Munich

30

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