Half Term Reports 2014: Publicis London

Campaign asked the ad and media industry to rate and summarise their performance so far in 2014, ahead of our School Reports for 2015. Here's how Publicis London view the first six months of their year.

  • Buxton by Publicis London

    Buxton by Publicis London

  • Depaul by Publicis London

    Depaul by Publicis London


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: 

Cannes Lions 

Gold for Depaul Box Company

Creative Effectiveness

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