score (self-awarded): 8
Number of staff: 722
New business / billings: £67.7 Million
Summary of the year so far: "OMD UK Group continues on its progressive path in 2014 with successes across each of its constituent agencies. M2M is claiming the spotlight growing to 100 employees, receiving IPA CPD Gold Accreditation and making the shortlist – along with Manning Gottlieb OMD (the current holder of the accolade) – for Media Week’s Agency of the Year. Elsewhere evidence for the group’s achievements continues with OMD UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD dominating the Marketing Society and Thinkbox Awards respectively (both agencies claiming Grand Prix accolades amongst their wins) and notable new business successes have included Heinz, Disney (OMD UK), Airbnb, Sony Music (Manning Gottlieb OMD) and Vertigo (M2M). Finally, we’re future-proofing continued success with innovation at the top of our agenda – Manning Gottlieb OMD has restructured its entire business to align its strategic offering with digital expertise and tech innovation, and OMD UK’s Future of Britain research continues to deliver fresh consumer insight to the industry through its Now and Next conference in May and a new Future of Families study due to launch later this year."
Awards won so far in 2014:
Across the group we have won 33 awards in total this year, but our highlights so far are as follows:
Manning Gottlieb OMD
Thinkbox TV Planning Awards
Grand Prix for Sony PlayStation, "Putting the Play back into PlayStation"
Chairman’s Award for Specsavers
The Drum Marketing Awards
Integrated Strategy of the Year for Sony PlayStation
Marketing Society Awards for Excellence
Grand Prix for EasyJet
Festival of Media Awards
Gold, Utility Public Services and Communications for NSPCC, "pants"
Winner, News/Media Mobile Strategy Campaign for Channel 4, Tonight on 4 TV Guide
Pick of the Year:
Warner Bros’ Lego ad break by PHD with Drum
Turkey of the Year:
Sky Bet by WCRS