NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 industry awards

McCann Worldgroup earns Global Network of the Year. Mastercard is Global Brand of the Year and Jung von Matt AG is Independent Agency of the Year

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NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 industry awards

New York Festivals Advertising Awards announced 2020’s special Industry Awards recipients. 

McCann Worldgroup was honored with the 2020 Global Network of the Year Award; this prestigious award is presented to the agency network that earns the most awards and produces the highest caliber of top scoring creative work within the competition. The network earned in total 10 Gold Towers, 15 Silver, 31 Bronze and 117 Finalist Certificate Awards. 

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“Through all of this, the chance to recognize the accomplishments of so many hard-working brand partners, production companies and McCann Worldgroup employees couldn’t be passed up. These are special people, doing special things. All of them,” said Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup 

“When you have a client like Mastercard it’s a privilege and it’s Priceless,” said Harris Diamond, CEO, McCann Worldgroup. 

Mastercard, a global fintech company, was recognised with the 2020 Global Brand of the Year Award for their fearless commitment to creativity and innovation. Mastercard global campaigns earned 6 Gold Towers, 6 Silver Towers, 14 Bronze and 117 Finalist Certificate Awards. 

“I’m extremely honored and humbled to receive the recognition of Brand of the Year for the work we’ve put our hearts into. I feel incredibly proud of my amazing team and our agency partners for their enthusiasm and hard work,” said Mastercard Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Raja Rajamannar. 

Jung von Matt AG was honoured with the title of 2020 Independent Agency of the Year. This special industry honour is awarded to the non-networked agency that obtains the highest score for creative entries in all New York Festivals Advertising competitions across all mediums. 

"We are deeply moved. We regard the NYF as one of the most important festivals. Many thanks to the juries. We really did not expect such an award. This will spur us on to continue to think outside the box and produce creative excellence for our customers,” said Thim Wagner, ECD and Partner, Jung von Matt. 

The New York Festivals Regional Agency of the Year honors an advertising agency that earns the highest score for creative entries within their region.   

The following agencies were recognized with the 2020 Regional Agency of the Year Award: 

Asia Pacific - Cheil Hong Kong 

Europe - Jung von Matt AG Germany 

Latin America - AlmapBBDO Sao Paulo 

MENA - K’s Galleries Israel

 North America - McCann New York 

“Wow. To be ‘Regional Agency of the Year (APAC)’ for three years running is sweet. But beyond all of our expectations. We’re humbled. And very grateful. Congrats to everyone involved, including our rock-star teams, partners and clients,” said Paul Chan, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Hong Kong. 

“It is a great honor for us to receive the results of the New York Festivals. This is the achievement of all those working at AlmapBBDO and that's why we are proud to have earned the recognition at the Regional Agency of the Year Award – Latin America, one of the world's greatest advertising awards festivals. My sincere thanks to all those who share in this history,” said Luiz Sanches, Chairman and CCO at AlmapBBDO. 

“Our dream is to democratize history for youth via intimate, interactive vertical content and we are thrilled that this vision has been recognized by the New York Festivals Advertising Awards - thank you,” said Mati and Maya Kochavi, Writers/Directors, K’s Galleries Israel. 

Each year NYF recognises companies who push creative boundaries within the industry with special industry awards. This ultimate accolade is bestowed to those deserving companies whose multi-awarded cutting-edge campaigns challenged the norm with brave ideas that inspired brand affinity, transformed opinions and engaged consumers. 

New York Festivals Industry Awards are determined by the number of high-scoring entries achieving trophies in the New York Festivals Advertising Awards competition based on votes cast by New York Festivals Executive Jury, Film Craft Executive Jury, Financial Executive Jury and the Grand Jury panels.


NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 industry awards