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Ukraine-based firm Bickerstaff.111 honored as Boutique Advertising Agency of the Year by ADC Awards

KYIV, UKRAINE — In a recent turn of events, Kyiv-based creative agency Bickerstaff.111 earned itself a distinguished reputation in the advertising sector. The up-and-coming firm, still young by industry standards, has been honored as the Boutique Advertising Agency of the Year and has additionally secured a Gold and Bronze Cube at the esteemed ADC Annual Awards.

The ADC Awards, with a long-standing history of over a century, honor exceptional creativity across a variety of fields such as advertising, digital media, and design. In this arena of fierce competition, Bickerstaff.111 has been able to establish itself as a contender, demonstrating a commendable level of skill and innovation.


A major feather in its cap has been the branding of Khortytsia Island, a place in Ukraine that most people can’t even pronounce correctly. During the grand ceremony of the ADC 102nd Annual Awards, it was honored with a Gold Cube, Bronze Cube, and a Merit for its efforts.

Through an innovative blend of captivating storytelling and state-of-the-art advertising techniques, it transformed this mystical island into a symbol of Ukrainian creativity. The reimagined Khortytsia: The Island of Mystery not only holds the charm of ancient legends but also represents the vibrancy of modern Ukraine.

“It’s a great honor for us to be named Boutique Agency of the Year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase Ukrainian creativity to the world. I’m happy that people are getting to know about Ukraine not only through war news but also by getting acquainted with our talent,” said Bickerstaff Creative Director Illya Anufrienko.

Bickerstaff.111 was founded in 2020 and has since been making ripples in the advertising world. Its creative journey is as unique as its approach to storytelling, earning itself a host of awards including Epica, Golden Drum, Effie Awards Ukraine, D&AD, The Drum Design Awards, Communication Arts, Design Week Awards, and PHNX Awards. They even clinched the title of the best agency in Central and Eastern Europe at the Epica Awards 2022.

What’s next for this adventurous team from Ukraine? As it continues to redefine the advertising landscape with its creativity, Bickerstaff.111 is just getting started on its mission to showcase Ukraine’s talent to the world.

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