September came to an exciting end for the team here at We Are Social. After having picked up the Holmes Report’s EMEA Digital Agency of the Year and Best Multinational Agency to Work For accolades back in May, we were delighted to hear that we also picked up the publication’s award for the ‘Best Digital/Social Agency in the World’.
With strong competition from the likes of Social@Ogilvy, Edelman and W20, our teams from all over the world are honoured to have been selected for an award that recognises how we’re making an impact across the globe. As The Holmes Report’s Arun Sudhaman writes:
Once known best for its European strength, the firm has built credible offerings in Asia-Pacific and the US, with new business coming from the likes of HSBC, Mondelez International, Panasonic and Red Bull. We Are Social’s creative excellence continues to impress, with campaigns delivering both critical praise and commercial results.
However, that wasn’t the end of our run of good news. We also picked up the ‘Digital Agency of the Year’ title at The Grocer Marketing & PR Awards – a reflection of all the fantastic FMCG work produced for clients such as Heinz, evian and Heineken in the last 12 months.
This, on the back of having already picked up Brand Republic’s Digital Agency of the Year, runner up in Ad Age’s International Agency of the Year and a two-star accreditation from Best Companies, means 2014’s success has already surpassed all our expectations.
It’s not just the agency itself that’s has been picking up trophies recently – our work has been recognised too. Recently, our #LoveJu campaign for Juventus was awarded Best in Class Winner, Social Content and Gold Winner, Experimental/Innovative on Social Media at the global W3 Awards and Gold, Social Media, at the ADCI Awards.
Meanwhile, Tweet & Shoot for BNP Paribas continued its huge run of success over the last year with a Webby Award for Social & Content Marketing, evian’s Live Young January campaign picked up Best Use of Social Media at the Dadi Awards and first place at the IAB Creative Showcase. Grow Your Own for Heinz added to its awards tally with Social Media Strategy of the Year at The Drum Marketing Awards.
All of this awards success is an amazing achievement for our team around the world, and shows how We Are Social has become a truly global phenomenon. And with work from offices including Sydney, London and Milan currently shortlisted for more accolades, and having tied up some amazing campaigns in recent months, I’m pretty confident we’ll have a lot more good news to celebrate before the year is out...