Five wins at The Drum Network Awards


Last night was another hugely successful night for We Are Social. Following last month’s Best Large Agency award win at the UK Social Media Communications Awards and picking up The Holmes Report’s Best Digital/Social Agency in the World title, we went along to The Drum Network Awards at the Emirates Stadium hoping for another big night.

When we arrived, we discovered we were assigned to ‘lucky’ table number seven – this, along with the fact we were nominated for seven awards – meant we began to feel pretty confident.

Team #ladidas tearing it up at #drumnetworkawards @dansantoro

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Unusually, the awards started off with one of the most important prizes of the night – the Agency of the Year categories. We were shortlisted for both Digital Marketing Agency and Social Media Agency of the Year, and we were hoping we’d walk away with one of the titles. We could hardly believe it when we were called up as winners for both! With competition from the likes 1000heads and Holler, this was a huge achievement for the whole agency.

#wearewinning @wearesocial #drumnetworkawards

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This set the tone for the evening as we went on to win a further three awards, including two for our client work, with evian’s #LiveyoungJanuary for Food and Drink Campaign/Strategy of the year and Jaguar’s Your Turn Britain for Automotive Campaign/Strategy of the Year.

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With all our nominations over, we were delighted with our haul. However – the evening wasn’t quite done, as the Grand Prix categories were announced. And once again we were successful, picking up the most prestigious agency award of the night for the second year in a row – the Drum Network’s Agency Grand Prix 2014.


After sharing out the trophies between us (no-one could carry them all), we staggered home. Congratulations to the whole agency for what has been an amazing year. And here’s to a lot more great years to come!

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