score (self-awarded): 7
Number of staff: 183
billings: £72.5 million
Summary of the year so far: "WCRS has had one of the best first halves since Germany played Brazil. We’ve been Number 1 on Campaign’s Business Performance League for six months on the back of winning B&Q, The Army, Notonthehighstreet.com, DWP and King Games, creators of Candy Crush. The creative work is getting better and better – we’ve exhorted people everywhere ‘Unleash the B&Q in you’, trained an Octopus to play table-tennis for Betfair and partnered with the mighty Samuel L Jackson for Sky Broadband. Dino Burbidge arrived from Mind Candy to lead our tech and innovation drive, we celebrated 35 years of the agency in nautical style and after the isotonic fluids of summer holidays we’ll be back out of the tunnel in confident mood for the second half. Oh, and if you’ve got four wheels and a budget give us a call…"
Awards won so far in 2014:
Gold for Santander
Honoree for BMW i3
Pick of the Year: Beats by Dre, "the game before the game" by R/GA London
Turkey of the Year: Hotels 4U, by Chris Wilkins and Sian Vickers.