At this year's Clio Awards, McCann Worldgroup took home 63 Clio awards from 13 countries, including six Grand Clios. Additionally, McCann New York was named Agency of the Year and its "Fearless Girl" campaign for State Street Global Advisors won five Grand Clio Awards, the greatest number in the history of the awards show. State Street Global Advisors was also named Advertiser of the Year.
Harris Diamond, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCann Worldgroup, said, "It takes two great partners to do terrific work—clients who are willing to take risks in a world of ever-changing complexity, and an agency filled with people who can bring ideas to life. I'm proud of our people and thankful to our clients."
Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, added, "We are incredibly proud of all of our people around the world. But what is even more impressive is the quality of work that is currently being pumped out by us as an industry. It is a badass time to be in advertising."
McCann Worldgroup won its 63 Clios from agency offices in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S. and was ranked as the award show's No. 2 Network of the Year. "Fearless Girl" won Grand Clios in the Branded Content, PR, Events/Experiential, Out of Home, and Innovation categories, and the McCann Worldgroup India/ McCann Health India "Immunity Charm" campaign for the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health also won a Grand Clio for Product Design. McCann's 13 Gold Clios included McCann New York's work for the U.S. Army in addition to "Fearless Girl," MRM//McCann Madrid's campaign for Santander Bank, and the McCann Worldgroup India/ "Immunity Charm" program.
Eric Silver, Chief Creative Officer of McCann North America, said, "We are humbled by the overwhelming global response to the work we did for our State Street client. The Fearless Girl has become a massive cultural icon that people not only talk about, but make time to visit when they're in New York City. This is the type of work we strive to produce every day. We're lucky to have incredible clients who support us in the work we do."
The Clio awards achievements follow a string of others globally for McCann in 2017, including winning the most top Grand Prix (six) at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and becoming the most awarded Cannes agency in North America. Also this year, McCann was named Agency of the Year at The One Show; North American Agency of the Year at the New York Festivals; Network of the Year and Agency of the Year at the International ANDY Awards, in addition to taking the Best in Show GRANDY award; Network of the Year, Agency of the Year, and Digital Agency of the Year at the ADC 96th Annual Awards; and was ranked No. 1 Network Globally by The Midas Report. Additionally in the effectiveness awards arena, McCann was recognized as Network of the Year at the Latin American Effie Awards and as the most effective agency office in the North America Effies.
The Clio Awards, founded in 1959, is an annual international competition for the creative business celebrating high achievement in advertising. The 2017 Clio Awards were hosted at The Tent at Lincoln Center.
About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing services company with 24,000 employees in more than 100 countries, comprising McCann (advertising), MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), FutureBrand (consulting/design), and PMK-BNC.