score (self-awarded): 7
Number of staff: 280
New business / billings: Not supplied
Summary of the year so far: "It’s only half term and we’ve already got plenty to shout about. As well as winning a slew of awards this year, we had a lot of creative highlights.
Our ‘Fuck the Poor’ campaign for Pilion Trust got 1m views in 24 hours, 4m views to date and a clutch of Lions. We also launched a major new campaign for Jacob's, got the band Solomon Grey to create an EP for Tourism Ireland as part of our "Wild Atlantic Way" campaign, asked George Osborne to drive a Dacia on Budget Day and launched Ultimate Blends for Garnier.
We welcomed fantastic new talent and clients. Canada Goose appointed us to create its first Scandinavian campaign after a pitch and we won an international project for Ferrero Rocher. Dylan Williams joined as Global Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer and Guy Wieynk was announced as Chief Executive, Publicis UK and Nordics, joining early 2015.
And the awards piled up. Our Creative Effectiveness Gold for the Depaul Box Company and four Silvers and a Bronze Lion for Pillion Trust put us in the top five most awarded agencies in the UK at Cannes this year, and made us very proud in the process."
Awards won so far in 2014:
Gold for Depaul Box Company
Silver, Direct – Strategy / low budget campaignfor Pilion Trust
Silver, Promo & Activation,Use of Promo & Activation/use of promo stunts and live advertising for Pilion Trust
Silver, Promo & Activation, Product & Service/charities for Pilion Trust
Silver, Media, Use of Media/use of special events and stunt/live advertising for Pilion Trust
Bronze, Direct, Product & Service/Charities for Pilion Trust
Marketing Society Awards for Excellence
Winner, marketing on a shoestring for Depaul Box Co
Winner, best leading edge thinking for Depaul Box Co
Commended, Not-for-Profit for Depaul Box Co
Creative Circle Awards
Gold: Best low budget for Depaul Box Co
Gold, Dest direct campaign for Depaul Box Co
Silver, Best integrated campaign for Depaul Box Co
Young Guns Awards
2 x Bronze, Integrated campaigns for Depaul Box Company:
Pick of the Year:
Ikea, "beds" by Mother
Turkey of the Year:
Danone Activia, "feeling good" with Gok Wan by RKCR/Y&R