NEWS: Prestigious Queen’s Award goes to BBH for export activities

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has created history as the first agency to win the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has created history as the first agency to win the

prestigious Queen’s Award for Export.

BBH’s international success derives from campaigns created in a single

London office - a founding principle of the 14-year-old shop - for

prominent global brands including Levi’s, Audi, Heineken, Alfred

Dunhill, Wedgwood, Murphy’s Ireland, Polaroid and Club Med.

Half of the agency’s income is now generated from international clients.

From a total list of 28 clients, 13 require multinational advertising.

The proportion of the agency’s total pounds 190 million billings from

overseas has grown from 7 per cent in 1991 to more than 50 per cent


The awards, the corporate equivalent of personal honours, cover export,

technological and environmental achievements and are made by the Prime

Minister, who is advised by representatives from industry, commerce,

trade unions and government departments.

In its application BBH focused on its unique position versus other

agencies, which have become worldwide networks by setting up offices in

many countries. BBH also singled out its awards, its quality control

processes, its work produced purely for overseas use by non-UK clients

and its record in producing international campaigns for consideration.

Nigel Bogle, BBH’s joint chief executive, said: ‘An agency network

couldn’t have won this award. It recognises our expertise in winning

business in other markets and being a global source for good



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