New York - Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide was awarded "Agency Network of the Year" at the 48th International Clio Awards, winning a total of 52 statues. Saatchi & Saatchi New York won the prestigious Grand Clio award for print and was named "Agency of the Year."
"The challenge to the various Clio Juries is to recognize the best ideas executed to a higher standard,"said Tony Gulisano, managing director, Clio Awards. "The work awarded this year to Saatchi New York as well as eight other Saatchi agencies worldwide, is representative of that accomplishment. We congratulate their impressive performance this year."
"This is the 48th Clio Festival and we've ended up with 52 statues. In 4 years time this would be the perfect headline," noted Saatchi & Saatchi's Worldwide Creative Director Bob Isherwood.
Saatchi & Saatchi New York's Chief Creative Officer Tony Granger added: "The Clio "Agency of the Year" honor is very humbling. We are simply thrilled."
The Saatchi & Saatchi Network won a total of 52 awards, including 1 Grand Clio; 8 Golds; 13 Silvers and 30 Bronze. The work spanned across the following categories: TV/Cinema; Interactive; Integrated; and Print. Saatchi & Saatchi's flagship New York office had a phenomenal showing, bringing home a Grand Clio and a total of 32 statues for brands like Tide, Crest and Folgers. Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore garnered a total of 9; other winning Saatchi offices include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Los Angeles, Malaysia, UK and Team One USA.
According to Clios, there were 19,300 entries this year. 10% made Shortlist - less than 3% went on to win an award and less than 1% were bestowed with a coveted Gold. The Festival was held in Miami Beach from May 9-12th. A complete list of winners can be found on www.clioawards.com