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TBWA dominates four competitions at Campaign Asia-Pacific's 2012 Agency of the Year Awards

SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA dominated Campaign Asia Pacific's 2012 Agency of the Year Awards in four categories: 'Japan Creative Agency of the Year', 'Australia/New Zealand PR Agency of the Year', and 'Singapore Digital Network of the Year'. The prestigious awards show, now in its 19th year, took place on Monday, December 10 at The St. Regis Hotel in Singapore.

TBWA's Digital Arts Network Singapore won Gold in the 'Singapore Digital Agency of the Year' category, while TBWA\Singapore won Silver in the 'Singapore Creative Agency of the Year' category.

In the North Asia competition, TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan won Gold for 'Japan Creative Agency of the Year', making it the third year in a row that the agency has won the honor. Mitsuru Takamatsu also topped the 'Business Development Person of the Year' category for Japan / Korea.

Eleven PR picked up the 'Australia and New Zealand PR Agency Of The Year' Gold award, an outstanding achievement for the not even two-years old PR agency. The win arrives hot on the heels of Eleven PR's recent Australian accolades – Mumbrella 'PR Agency of the Year' and B&T 'PR Campaign and Sponsorship Campaign'.

In the 'Digital Agency of the Year' competitions, TBWA's Digital Arts Network Australia won Bronze for Australia, while Digital Arts Network Auckland won Bronze for New Zealand.

TBWA\Kuala Lumpur won Bronze in the 'Malaysia Creative Agency of the Year' category and TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno won Bronze in the 'Philippines Creative Agency of the Year' category.

In the 'China Agency of the Year' competition, held at a separate event in Shanghai on Thursday, December 13, TBWA\Shanghai won a Bronze award.

"We are extremely proud of our agencies in Asia Pacific, and all of the very talented people we have working across our network," commented Keith Smith, TBWA Worldwide, President International. "These prestigious wins highlight TBWA's creative and digital strengths across the region."

Smith added, "We've also been able to grow our specialist capabilities in Asia Pacific, namely with our very strong PR offering. Eleven PR Australia's multiple wins this year are a truly amazing achievement for such a young agency."

"Earlier this year, we established Digital Arts Network to leverage our best-in-class digital resources and developed local specialist labs with extensive competencies," said Philip Brett, TBWA's President of South and Southeast Asia. "Digital Arts Network Singapore's Gold win is a fantastic achievement and highlights TBWA's unique positioning and network capabilities for the digital future."

For a final list of winners in each competition, please visit –
Australia / New Zealand:
Greater China:
South Asia (India):
Japan / Korea:
Southeast Asia:

TBWA 2012 Agency of the Year Winners:
GOLD – Japan Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan
GOLD – Singapore Digital Agency of the Year –Digital Arts Network Singapore
GOLD – Australia / New Zealand PR Agency of the Year – Eleven PR Australia
GOLD – Japan / Korea New Business Development Person of the Year – Mitsuru Takamatsu (TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan)
SILVER – Singapore Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Singapore
BRONZE – Australia Digital Agency of the Year – Digital Arts Network Australia
BRONZE – New Zealand Digital Agency of the Year – Digital Arts Network Auckland
BRONZE – Malaysia Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Kuala Lumpur
BRONZE – Philippines Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno
BRONZE – China Creative Agency of the Year – TBWA\Shanghai

About TBWA Worldwide
TBWA Worldwide ( creates Disruptive Ideas expressed through Media Arts for global clients, including ABSOLUT, Accenture, adidas, Apple, Energizer, Four Seasons, GSK, Henkel, Infiniti, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Roche, Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore Airlines. TBWA is ranked as a Top 10 worldwide advertising agency and was recognized by Advertising Age in 2010 as the "Best International Network of the Decade." TBWA has 274 offices in 100 countries and over 11,000 employees worldwide.

About Omnicom
TBWA is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.


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