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Gerety Awards unveils this year’s top winners with DDB and Omnicom taking the show’s biggest honors

PARIS, FRANCE — At the latest round of Gerety Awards winner announcements, DDB Worldwide has been awarded Global Network of the Year, DDB Chicago won Global Agency of the Year, and Omnicom has won Holding Company of the Year.

Agency, Network, and Holding Company of the Year are the Gerety top awards and earned for the highest combined score from points given to Shortlist, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Grand Prix, and Agency of the Year by country awards.

The winners for each major category are as follows:


Agency of the year: DDB CHICAGO

  • 2nd place: BBDO Germany      
  • 3rd place: Cossette

Network of the year: DDB

Holding Company of the year: OMNICOM      

  • 2nd place: WPP          
  • 3rd place: IPG

DDB Chicago is the Gerety 2023 Global Agency of the year with one Grand Prix, three Gold, five Silver, one Bronze, for their work with Bears for Twix, Chillboards for Coors Light, and Apologize for the Rainbow for Skittles. Rodrigo Jatene, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Chicago, responded with “I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished as a team with the recent Gerety Awards announcement. From establishing clear objectives and expectations at the initial brainstorm to the execution of the work, creating campaigns that are not only high-quality but resonate with a wider audience, is what motivates us daily. We love what we do as our work is consistently compelling and distinct, and receiving praise from our peers within the industry makes it all the better. Congratulations to our Chicago team and to all teams who have been involved with these pieces of work.”

The DDB Network is the Global Network of the Year being awarded with one Grand Prix, six Gold, nine Silver, three Bronze, and 10 Shortlist. The winning agencies included: Alma DDB, DDB Chicago, DDB Group Germany, DDB Italy, DDB Romania, DDB Warszawa, DDB Wien, NORD DDB Copenhagen, and NORD DDB Helsinki. Marty O’Halloran, Global CEO of DDB Worldwide, said, “To be recognized by the Gerety Awards’ esteemed all-female jury is proof that our promise to deliver emotionally based creativity at scale is resonating. Being named both Agency and Network of the Year is an honor and a true testament to the quality and consistency of the work, and the people behind the work. This recognition belongs to our incredible employees and brave clients around the world who challenge us every day and who were instrumental in making these awards a reality.”

Omnicom received the Holding Company of the Year award, with winning agencies coming from 15 countries across the DDB, BBDO, and TBWA Network agencies. “Omnicom was founded by creatives, so it’s truly rewarding to see our legacy as the most creative company in the world continuing to be validated decades later,” said John Wren, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom. “As a company that prioritizes equality and inclusion, we are especially proud that our work resonated with an all-female jury of industry leaders. I want to congratulate DDB on their notable showing as well as all our people and clients around the globe who continue to raise the standard of creative excellence in our industry.”

The Gerety Awards is the only creative prize to reward advertising campaigns that resonate most with a female audience. With judging sessions held around the world each year, Gerety brings together some of the greatest creative leaders to look at work from a powerful perspective.  

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