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The most-awarded US ad agencies of 2021

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By Sam Bradley, Journalist

February 2, 2022 | 13 min read

The World Creative Rankings, in partnership with Twitch, is the definitive guide to advertising’s most creative brands, agencies and people. We’ve already revealed the 200 best creative agencies in the world and the best performing holding companies and agency networks. Now we turn our attention spcifically to the US.

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Which agencies in the US lead the World Creative Rankings in 2022?

As part of The Drum’s World Creative Rankings – an original, industry-spanning effort to chart creative performance across the advertising world – our researchers have identified the best creative agencies in the US, including the in-house brand teams competing in tandem with them.

This year’s results see David Miami, FCB Chicago and McCann New York lead the pack, while in-house teams from brands such as Spotify have climbed the charts.

The best US ad agencies of the last 12 months

Rank Agency
1 David Miami
2 FCB Chicago
3 McCann New York
4 FCB New York
5 Droga5 New York
6 Area 23
7 The Bloc
8 BBDO New York
9 The Community
10 Translation New York
11 Wieden+Kennedy Portland
12 McCann Healthcare New York
13 72andSunny Los Angeles
14 Spotify
15 VMLY&R Kansas City
16 Saatchi & Saatchi NY
17 Small NY
18 Gut Agency
18 TBWA\Media Arts Lab LA
20 VaynerMedia New York
Rank Agency
21 DDB Chicago
22 Jones Knowles Ritchie New York
23 140 Agency
24 Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles
25 We Believers New York
25 R/GA Los Angeles
27 R/GA New York
28 Draftline
28 GSD&M Austin
30 Edelman New York
31 Leo Burnett Chicago
32 R/GA San Francisco
33 Arnold Worldwide Boston
34 Goodby Silverstein & Partners
35 Saturday Morning LA
36 Wieden+Kennedy New York
37 McCann Health New York
38 360i
38 Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
40 BBH New York
41 Collins New York
Rank Agency
42 Creative X
43 Ogilvy Chicago
44 Luckie Atlanta
45 TBWA\Chiat\Day NY
45 VMLY&R New York
47 Grey New York
48 Deutsch New York
49 MullenLowe Boston
50 Harrison and Star
51 Fred & Farid Los Angeles
52 SquareSpace NY
53 Google Creative Lab NYC
53 Badger & Winters
55 Mischief New York
56 Digitas Chicago
57 Cox Communications
57 Mcgarrybowen New York
57 Center Brooklyn
57 Fred & Farid New York
61 Publicis New York
Rank Agency
61 72andSunny New York
61 Energy BBDO
64 Conde Nast San Francisco
64 Observatory Agency
66 Prettybird Culver City
66 L&C
66 Alma DDB
66 Digitas Boston
66 Mother Los Angeles
71 RPA Los Angeles
71 Venables Bell & Partners
73 Joan Creative
73 R/GA Austin
73 Carmichael Lynch
76 Havas Worldwide New York
77 Mullenlowe New York
77 Big Family Table
77 Barbarian Group
77 Commonwealth//McCann Detroit
81 Fallon Minneapolis
Rank Agency
81 Weber Shandwick Chicago
83 Huge Brooklyn
83 GSW New York
83 Mother New York
83 Established New York
83 MJZ Los Angeles
83 Fingerpaint
89 Highdive
90 Ogilvy New York
90 Work & Co Brooklyn
90 MediaCom New York
90 Innocean Worldwide Huntington Beach
90 TBWA\Chiat\Day LA
95 Team One California
95 22squared Tampa
95 Mojo Supermarket
95 Pereira & O'Dell
95 Light + Co
100 Cramer-Krasselt
100 Kin
Rank Agency
100 21GRAMS New York
100 Imagination, Detroit
100 Listen New York
100 Turner Duckworth
106 Bartlett Brands
106 MRM//McCann New York
106 Chemistry Atlanta
106 Johannes Leonardo
106 Buck Design
106 Fig
112 Closerlook Chicago
112 DDB San Francisco
112 Current Global
112 Optimist Inc
112 Design Army
112 Adam&EveNYC
112 Episode Four
112 Day One Agency
112 Sid Lee New York
112 IW Group
Rank Agency
112 Movers + Shakers
112 Collins San Francisco
112 McKinney
112 Chobani Creative
112 Havas Chicago
112 Martin Agency
112 Collective Measures
112 215 McCann San Francisco
130 Grey Midwest
130 Dunn&Co.
130 Harley & Company New York
130 Dieste Dallas
130 Doner
130 Known
136 General Idea
136 Swift Agency
136 Porto Rocha
136 BBH Los Angeles
136 Elephant
136 DentsuMB Chicago
Rank Agency
142 FCBHealth New York
142 Barkley Kansas City
142 Alto New York
142 Weber Shandwick New York
142 Optimum Sports Chicago
142 Stink Studios LA
142 DiMassimo Goldstein
142 Tombras Knoxville
142 BBDO Atlanta
142 Laundry Service
142 Fitzco
142 Terri & Sandy NY
142 Cinco Design
142 CMD Agency
156 New Engen
156 Carat Detroit
156 Mosaic North America
156 Walrus New York
156 Firstborn
156 SS+K New York
156 Conquistadors
156 Callen
156 Legend PR

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