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New York Festivals

May 19, 2011 07:00 ET

New York Festivals Launches New Award "Advertising Agency of the Year - by Country"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, after much deliberation, and following the 2011 Executive Jury's lead in raising the bar for earning NYF Awards, announced the launch of a new industry award in the NYF advertising competition. In addition to Nike earning the Advertiser of the Year award, BBDO earning Ad Agency Network of the Year, and Leo Burnett Sydney earning Advertising Agency of the Year, a new award has been created for "Advertising Agency of the Year - by Country."

The "Ad Agency of the Year - by Country Award" was initiated to allow for large and small agencies with one or more offices in the same country to compete for the most awarded agency in their country. To qualify, the agency must exceed a high bar set for acceptance and must have earned at least two Gold, two Silver and two Bronze trophies.

This year, five advertising agencies earned the title of Ad Agency of the Year in their country of origin.

  • BBDO earns Ad Agency of the Year - USA
  • Forsman & Boedenfors earns Ad Agency of the Year - Sweden
  • Jung von Matt earns Ad Agency of the Year - Germany
  • Leo Burnett Sydney earns Ad Agency of the Year - Australia
  • TBWA earns Ad Agency of the Year - France

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards honors advertising's creative community with the following special awards: Advertiser of the Year, Network of the Year, Advertising Agency of the Year - by Country, and The World's Best Idea.

Winning entries of the 2011 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards were selected by NYF's Live Executive Jury comprised of Chief Creative Offices from around the world, which was the largest gathering of CCOs ever assembled on one panel to judge an international advertising competition. Finalist Award winners were selected from a short list selected by the Grand Jury, comprised of 320 Senior Creative Directors from 56 countries around the world, representing the largest and most diverse jury of any advertising competition in the world.

2011's award-winning entries are featured on, and are promoted by a network of partners and representative in 75 countries around the world. To view the 2011 International Advertising Award winners go to:

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Ph: 1 212 643 4800

International Awards Group organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards, for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising Awards; NYF Television & Film Awards; and NYF Radio Programs & Promotions. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. Founded in 1957, IAG and their brands now have representation in 75 countries. For more information, go to

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