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World Creative Rankings: the top 100 most awarded chief creative officers

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By Sam Bradley, Senior Reporter

April 6, 2021 | 12 min read

The World Creative Rankings is our annual study of the brands, agencies and people behind the world’s very best creative work. In this instalment, we reveal the world’s top chief creative officers for award wins.

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Publicis Italy CCO Bruno Bertelli topped the rankings this year, in part for his James Bond work for Heineken

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 year, that meant examining 1,768 campaigns from 1,295 clients working with 964 agencies composed of 387 chief creative officers.

Below, you can see the ranked list of the world’s best-performing chief creative officers. We will also be celebrating this year's standout performers, and their work, in a special series of editorial features collected on our World Creative Rankings hub.

The most-awarded chief creative officers of 2020

Rank Name Company
1 Bruno Bertelli Publicis Italy
2 Matthias Spaetgens Scholz & Friends
3 Alexander Schill Serviceplan Group
4 David Lubars BBDO
5 Pancho Cassis DAVID the Agency
6 Paul Chan Cheil Hong Kong
7 Jorg Riommi Publicis Groupe CEE
8 Greg Hahn Mischief (formerly BBDO)
9 Eduardo Marques Publicis Groupe Netherlands and Belgium
10 Frederic Levron FCB Global
11= Sean Bryan McCann North America
11= Tom Murphy McCann North America
13 Brent Anderson TBWA\Media Arts Lab
14 Liz Taylor Leo Burnett (Formerly FCB Chicago)
15 Eric Silver Formerly McCann Worldgroup
16 Guido Heffels Heimat Berlin
17 Matthias Storath Heimat Berlin
18 Remi Babinet BETC Paris
19 Paul Shearer BBDO MENA
20 Neil Heymann Droga5
21 Cristiana Boccassini Publicis Italy
22 Margaret Johnson Goodby Silverstein & Partners
23= Fabian Frese Kolle Rebbe
23= John Boiler 72andSunny
25 Kazoo Sato TBWA\Hakuhodo
26 Glenn Cole 72andSunny
27 Ian Mackenzie FCB/Six
28= Jeff Hilts Retired (formerly FCB Toronto)
28= Nancy Crimi-Lamanna FCB Toronto
30 Alex Grieve AMV BBDO
31 Till Diestel BBDO Germany
32 Sergio Gordilho Africa Sao Paulo
33= Icaro Doria Hill Holiday (formerly Arnold Worldwide)
33= Atit Shah Digitas North America
33= Scott Donaton Hulu (formerly Digitas North America)
33= Pepe Marais Joe Public United
37 Luiz Sanches AlmapBBDO
38= Xolisa Dyeshana Joe Public United
38= Rob Doubal McCann London
38= Laurence Thomson McCann London
41 Menno Kluin 360i
42 Elias Weinstock Casanova/McCann
43 Tim Hawkey Area23
44 Robin Fitzgerald BBDO Atlanta
45 Dennis Luck Jung von Matt Limmat
46 Terry Marcello McCann New York
47 Gabriel Mattar Innocean Worldwide Europe
48= Jeremy Craigen The Craigen Partnership (formerly Innocean Worldwide)
48= Susan Credle FCB Global
50 David Droga Droga5
51 Andreas Dahlqvist Nord DDB
52 Robby Mathew FCB Interface
53= Richard Brim Adam&EveDDB
53= Ben Welsh DDB Group Australia
53= Tara Ford DDB Sydney
56 Peter Khoury TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
57 Sean McBride Arnold Worldwide
58 Jacky Lung Cheil China
59= Denise Rossetto Broken Heart Love Affair(Formerly BBDO Toronto)
59= Todd Mackie Broken Heart Love Affair(Formerly BBDO Toronto)
61= Fabien Teichner interruption (formerly Serviceplan France)
61= Dimitri Guerassimov VMLY&R Paris (formerly Serviceplan France)
63= Joe Sciarrotta Ogilvy Worldwide
63= Aaron Starkman Rethink
65 Erh Ray BETC Havas
66= Sergio Leon Sancho BBDO
66= Mario Lagos Sancho BBDO
66= Levi Slavin Colenso BBDO
66= Hugo Corredor Sancho BBDO
66= Giovanni Martínez González Sancho BBDO
66= Tosh Hall Jones Knowles Ritchie
72 Daniel Perez Serviceplan France
73 Nick Worthington Colenso BBDO
74= Reed Collins Ogilvy Asia
74= Dani Richa BBDO Worldwide
74= Ant White Howatson+White (formerly Che Proximity)
74= Steve Aldridge Wunderman Thompson UK
78= Natalia Benincasa Wunderman Thompson Argentina
78= Sebastian Tarazaga Wunderman Thompson Latam
78= Daniel Minaker Wunderman Thompson Latam
78= Owen Lee FCB Inferno
78= Rajdeepak Das Leo Burnett South Asia
83 Gustavo Lauria We Believers
84= Carlos Moreno Broken Heart Love Affair(Formerly Cossette)
84= Rafael Donato DAVID the Agency
86= Mauricio Sarmiento Leo Burnett Colombia
86= Matthias Harbeck Serviceplan Germany
86= Faustin Claverie TBWA\Paris
86= Benjamin Marchal TBWA\Paris
90= Paul Reardon TBWA\Melbourne
90= I-Fei Chang Wunderman Thompson Taiwan
92= Sally-Ann Dale Droga5
92= Seung Eun Jang overman
92= Cam Blackley M&C Saatchi Australia
92= Walid Kanaan TBWA\Raad

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