China, Japan, and Australia in Top 10 Globally for 102nd ADC Global Creative Rankings

Dentsu Tokyo was named APAC Agency of the Year while ranking #4 globally.

The Asia-Pacific performed well in the ADC 102nd Annual Awards Global Creative Rankings with China ranking #4, Japan at #5, and Australia at #10. Just missing the top ten list was South Korea at #11.

Dentsu Tokyo, which ranked #4 globally, was named APAC Agency of the Year followed by Serviceplan Korea at #2 in the region and #17 globally.

1  DENTSU INC. / Tokyo
3  Xi’an Gaopeng / Xi’an
4  Josephmark
5  Linshaobin Design / Shenzhen
5  Suh Architects / Seoul
5  VMLY&R Australia
8  BLACKBOW / Beijing
9  TBWA\Media Arts Lab / Shanghai
10  Day Day Up Design Consultancy
10  mintbrand / Beijing
10  Mo Sheng Ren / Petaling Jaya
10  PAY2PLAY / Beijing
10  PONE Architecture / Guangzhou


MullenLowe US New York and Squarespace New York led the way among top winners in the ADC 102nd Annual Awards Global Creative Rankings.

Based on cumulative points for all Cubes and Merits won, MullenLowe US New York was crowned this year’s ADC top-ranking global agency.  The agency won two Best of Disciplines – in Brand/Communication Design and Illustration – for “Something To Offend Everyone” on behalf of Brooklyn Film Festival.

Squarespace New York also had a strong year, winning a total of eight Gold Cubes, as well as Best of Discipline in Brand-Side  for “The Singularity”, working with Q Department New York, Final Cut New York, and Smuggler New York/Los Angeles.


ADC 102nd Annual Awards Global Creative Rankings

ADC 102nd Global Agency Rankings

1. MullenLowe US New York
2. VMLY&R New York
3. FCB New York
4. Dentsu Tokyo
5. Serviceplan Germany Munich
6. Performance Art Toronto
7. Rethink Toronto/Montréal/Vancouver
8. VMLY&R Mexico City
9. McCann New York
10. adam&eve DDB London (tie)
10. DDB Chicago (tie)

ADC 102nd Global Agency Network Rankings

2. DDB Worldwide
3. FCB

ADC 102nd Global Brand-Side Agency Rankings

1. Squarespace New York
2. Spotify In-House New York
3. Google Brand Studio APAC

ADC 102nd Global Brand Rankings

1. Squarespace
2. Coors Light
3. The New York Times Magazine

ADC 102nd Global Non-Profit Client Rankings

1. Brooklyn Film Festival
3. Flutwein

ADC 102nd Global Production Company Rankings

1. Smuggler New York/Los Angeles
2. Helo Los Angeles
3. Paulus Co. Ltd Seoul

ADC 102nd Global Music & Sound Company Rankings

1. JSM Music New York
2. Yessian New York
3. Human New York

ADC 102nd Global Highest Ranked Work

1. “Chillboards” by DDB Chicago with adam&eveDDB London, NORD DDB CPH Copenhagen, and Molson Coors for Coors Light
2. “Something to Offend Everyone” by MullenLowe US New York for Brooklyn Film Festival
3. “I Will Always Be Me” by VMLY&R New York for Dell Technologies and Intel

ADC 102nd Country Rankings

1. United States
2. Canada
3. Germany
4. China
5. Japan

ADC 102nd Annual Awards Regional Agencies of the Year are as follows (click the region to view the full list).

The ADC 102nd Annual Awards Global Creatives of the Year, listed at the agencies and brands where they worked when the winning entries were produced, are as follows (click the link for each category to view the full list).

ADC 102nd Global Creative Rankings (individuals)

The rankings can be viewed by Agency, Independent Agency, Brand-Side Agency, Network, Brand, Non-Profit Client, Production Company, Music & Sound Company, Highest Ranked Work, Country, Region, and Creatives (globally, and by region and country), using dropdown menus.

Rankings methodology

Rankings in each category are calculated by the company that garners the most points overall for winning entries based on ADC Cubes, Merits and Special Awards, allocated as follows: Gold Cube 45 points, Silver 21, Bronze 9, Merit 3, Fusion Cube 90, Designism Cube 90, Best of Discipline 90, and Black Cube for Best of Show 135.

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