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World Creative Rankings: the top 100 most awarded agencies in Asia Pacific


By Sam Bradley, Journalist

March 31, 2021 | 12 min read

The World Creative Rankings is our annual study of the brands, agencies and people behind the world’s best creative work. In this instalment, we reveal which APAC creative agencies were the most awarded in 2020.


Dentsu Tokyo topped this year's APAC list, buoyed by this campaign for Mori Building Company

Each year, The Drum’s research team analyzes the data from all of the advertising industry's major awards schemes to find out which companies created the most award-winning work in the previous calendar year. This time round, that meant examining almost 2,000 campaigns from almost 1,000 agencies. The ranking below breaks down the most-award winning agencies from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Japanese agencies had a strong year, with Dentsu Tokyo sitting at the top of this year's league table, and also leading the worldwide rankings. TBWA\Hakuhodo came in at third, while Hakuhodo Kettle and Grey Japan also made the top 10. Below, you can find all 100 of the most-award winning agencies in Asia Pacific.

The most-awarded APAC agencies of 2020

Rank Agency Country
1 Dentsu Tokyo Japan
2 Cheil Hong Kong Hong Kong
3 TBWA\Hakuhodo Japan
4 Innocean Worldwide Seoul South Korea
5 Clemenger BBDO Wellington New Zealand
6 DDB Sydney Australia
7 Hakuhodo Kettle Japan
8 FCB Mumbai India
9= Grey Japan Japan
9= Colenso BBDO New Zealand
11 Che Proximity Melbourne Australia
12= Loong Beijing China
12= Cheil China China
14 Ogilvy Bangkok Thailand
15= Che Proximity Sydney Australia
15= Leo Burnett India India
17= M&C Saatchi Sydney Australia
17= BBDO Bangkok Thailand
19 Hakuhodo Inc Japan
20= TBWA\Melbourne Australia
20= Ogilvy Hong Kong Hong Kong
20= Dentsu West Japan Japan
20= Wunderman Thompson Taiwan Taiwan
24 OVERMAN Seoul South Korea
25 Cheil Worldwide Seoul South Korea
26= Cheil India India
26= Flock Creative Network Indonesia
26= SIX Tokyo Japan
26= Leo Burnett Taiwan Taiwan
30 Ogilvy Singapore Singapore
31= Dentsu Webchutney Bangalore India
33= Nanjing Han Qing Tang Design China
33= TBWA\Mumbai India
35= TBWA\Auckland New Zealand
35= Kinetic Singapore Singapore
35= TBWA\Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
38= Ogilvy Melbourne Australia
38= Mullenlowe Singapore Singapore
38= The Purpose Group Vietnam
41= Tokyu Agency Japan
41= Special Group Auckland New Zealand
43= Leo Burnett Sydney Australia
43= TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno Philippines
45= Garbett Design Australia
45= McCann Health China China
45= Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai China
45= Zlashy Hong Kong
45= Geometry Ogilvy Japan Japan
45= Seachange New Zealand
45= Motion Sickness New Zealand
45= DDB Group New Zealand New Zealand
53= BBDO China China
53= Petch & Partners Philippines
53= Triad Digital Sri Lanka
53= Choojai & Friends Thailand
57= Wunderman Thompson Mumbai India
57= SHA inc Japan
57= 6D-K Japan
57= Grey Malaysia Malaysia
57= BBDO Pakistan Pakistan
57= SVEN Philippines
63= Geometry Encompass India
63= GOVT Singapore Singapore
63= ADK Taiwan Taiwan
66= For The People Australia
66= Cummins&Partners Australia
66= Studio-m Hong Kong
66= Bluefocus Digital China
66= LiaoDesign China
66= ADK Creative One Japan
66= Drill Japan
66= Havas Ortega Philippines
66= BBDO Guerrero Philippines
66= Fable Singapore
76= Publicis Australia Australia
76= SenseTeam China
76= McCann Worldgroup Hong Kong Hong Kong
76= Taproot Dentsu India
76= Dentsu Taiwan Taiwan
81= VMLY&R MELBOURNE Australia
81= Clemenger BBDO Sydney Australia
81= Hylink Digital Solutions China
81= Another Design China
81= iClick Interactive Hong Kong
81= DDB Mudra Group India
81= Atelier OPA Japan
81= Dentsu Live Japan
89= Akkomplice Australia
89= Ogilvy Shanghai China
89= Beijing Dentsu China
89= Ogilvy Beijing China
89= Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Japan
89= T-Change Design Studio Japan
89= LIFULL Japan
89= TBWA\Singapore Singapore
89= Grey Thailand Thailand
89= Wunderman Thompson Thailand Thailand
99= Enigma Australia
99= whiteGREY Australia
99= Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Australia

If you’d like to get your hands on the full World Creative Rankings, order our PDF report now.

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