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DDB Group Philippines becomes first creative agency in PH to get Great Place To Work Certified

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — DDB Group Philippines, one of the country’s leading integrated marketing communications groups, has recently become the first advertising company in the Philippines to be given the Great Place To Work Certified™ seal.

It all started when, early this year, the company bravely accepted the challenge of the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work® (GPTW), to have its workplace culture assessed.

The group of companies went on with having its 200 plus employees undergo GPTW’s proprietary Trust Index™ survey that measures employees’ experiences across five focus areas, namely, credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.


The Trust Index is based on 30+ years of research and experience with leading workplaces from around the world.

The outcome showed that the agency group’s continued efforts in building a great workplace for its employees paid off with DDB Group PH employees confirming that they work in a great workplace. This made the agency group a shoo-in for the GPTW certification.

According to DDB Group Philippines Chairman and CEO Gil G. Chua, the company is proud to have achieved the said certification and will constantly aim to foster a work culture where everyone is safe, motivated, and inspired to add value to the organization.

“The Great Place to Work certification is testament to the agency group’s collective efforts to foster a workplace that inspires its people to create their best work in a fun, fair, and safe environment, while being able to achieve personal and professional growth,” he said.

For her part, DDB Group Philippines Group Chief Culture Officer said that the active participation of the people to answer the trust survey is even more valuable than the recognition the company has received, made possible by the unfiltered and unconstrained feedback from all its employees.

“We are proud of our people who are truly the ones who make the company a great place to work,” she said.

Part of DDB Worldwide, one of the most influential marketing communications networks globally, DDB Group Philippines constantly aims to become Shapers of Society, aligned with its vision to become the indispensable creative partner that delivers positive impact to its people, its clients, and the society as a whole.

Guided by the “People First” philosophy, the group fosters a culture of holistic health, investing in the health and welfare as well as the personal and professional growth of its people. It further goes the extra mile to foster a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and fun work environment, and provide opportunities for its employees to fulfill their desire to make a difference in the communities.

DDB Group Philippines is composed of creative business solutions agencies that build clients’ brand equity through advertising, digital solutions, public relations, media services, entertainment content, and data analytics. Its core companies include creative agencies DDB Philippines and DDB MNL; Total Experience agency Tribal Worldwide Philippines; integrated PR solutions firm Ripple8; media agencies Touch XDA and Optimax; data analytics firm Agile Intelligence; and content firm Bent & Buzz.

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