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World Creative Rankings 2023: Ogilvy’s Liz Taylor first woman to top CCO league table

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By Sam Bradley | Senior Reporter

March 17, 2023 | 13 min read

We reveal the most-awarded chief creative officers in the industry in the 2023 edition of The Drum’s World Creative Rankings.

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Ogilvy’s Liz Taylor leads this year’s World Creative Rankings / Ogilvy US

Already in the World Creative Rankings, we have revealed the most creatively successful agencies, networks and holding companies in the industry. Today, we take a look at the people behind the trophies and gongs, starting with the top of the pyramid – the chief creative officers.

Our data shows that Liz Taylor, the global chief creative officer at Ogilvy, pulled in the most award nods over the last year, making her the first woman to lead the league table. She’s joined at the summit by Serviceplan’s Alexander Schill and Area 23’s Tim Hawkry.

The rankings are compiled by exhaustively analyzing the performance of thousands of pieces of creative work across 19 major industry awards programs, including The Drum Awards, throughout 2022.

1 Liz Taylor Oglivy
2 Alexander Schill Serviceplan
3 Tim Hawkey Area 23
4 Debbi Vandeven VMLY&R
5 Bruno Bertelli Publicis Worldwide
6 Pancho Cassis David
7 Matthias Harbeck Saint Elmo's
8 Aaron Starkman Rethink
9 Alvar Sunol Alma DDB Miami
10 Mihnea Gheorghiu Publicis Italy
11 Adrian Botan McCann Worldgroup
12 Andres Ordonez FCB Chicago
13 Bas Korsten Wunderman Thompson
14 Daniel Bonner Wunderman Thompson
15 Cristiana Boccassini Publicis Italy
16 Frederic Levron Dentsu International
17 David Lubars BBDO
18 Alex Grieve BBH
19= Daniel (Dany) Minaker Wunderman Thompson
19= Sebastian Tarazaga Wunderman Thompson

Spotify’s ’A Song for Every CMO’ B2B campaign was dreamt up by FCB New York, home to Gabriel Schmitt and Michael Aimette

21 Gabriel Schmitt FCB New York
22 Ian Mackenzie Performance Art
23 Jason Xenopoulos VMLY&R
24 John Godsey VMLY&R
25 Rolando Cordova L&C
25 Gian Carlo Lanfranco L&C
27 Zak Mroueh Zula Alpha Kilo
28 Gustavo Lauria We Believers
29 Michael Aimette FCB New York
30 Ali Rez BBDO
31 Stephane Xiberras BETC
32= Dennis May Publicis Germany
32= Natalia Benincasa Edelman
34= Chris Garbutt Virtue Worldwide
34= Harshad Rajadhyaksha Oglivy
34= Kainaz Karmakar Oglivy
34= Sukesh Nayak Oglivy
37 Sergio Gordilho Africa
38= Wayne Best VMLY&R
40 Matthias Spaetgens Scholz & Friends Berlin

Scholz & Friends, home of Matthias Spaetgens, produced ’The Anti-Look’ campaign.

41 Paul Chan Cheil Hong Kong
42 Riccardo Tisci Burberry
43 Andreas Pauli Leo Burnett Frankfurt
44= Ant White Cuttable
44= Steve Persico Leo Burnett Toronto
44= Lisa Greenberg Leo Burnett Toronto
47 Richard Brim Adam&EveDDB
48 Danilo Boer FCB Global
49 Allison Pierce VMLY&R New York
50 Rahul Mathew DDB Mudra Group
51 Levi Slavin Ironclad
52 Pelle Sjoenell Activision Blizzard
53= Youri Guerassimov Marcel Worldwide
53= Gaetan Du Peloux Marcel
55 Rafael Rizuto Dentsu Creative
56 Werner Singer Jung von Matt Donau
57= Paul Shearer Wunderman Thompson
57= Tim Gordon Zula Alpha Kilo
57= Manuel Borde VMLY&R Commerce
60 Swati Bhattacharya FCB India
61= Tiffany Rolfe R/GA
61= Jason Williams Publicis
61= Nancy Crimi-Lamanna FCB Canada
64 Andreas Putz Jung von Matt Donau
65 Julian Frener Jung von Matt Donau
66 Eric Martin Black and Abroad
67 Damon Stapleton The Monkeys
68 Brent Anderson TBWA Los Angeles
69= Andre Laurentino Ogilvy UK
69= Till Diestel Serviceplan
71 Jessica Apellaniz Ogilvy
72 Matt Murphy 72andSunny Los Angeles
73= Pedro Perez Dentsu Creative Chicago
73= Josh Gross Energy BBDO
75 Xolisa Dyeshana Joe Public
76= Mukund Olety VMLY&R
76= Tres Colacion Droga5 NY
78= Pepe Marais Joe Public United
79 Erica Roberts BBH USA
80 Valerie Madon Meta
81= Benjamin Marchal TBWA Paris
81= Faustin Claverie TBWA Paris
83 Daniel Lobaton Rethink
84= Diego Ortiz DDB Mexico
84= Ari Weiss DDB Worldwide
86 Eduardo Marques Publicis Group
87 Noel Cottrell Giant Spoon
88 Andreas Dahlqvist Nord DDB
89 Dan Lucey Havas New York
90 Billy Faithfull Joyful & Triumphant
91 Tony Bradbourne Special
91 Nopadol Srikieatikajohn Ogilvy
93= Greg Hahn Mischief USA
93= Rafael Pitanguy VMLY&R
95 Andrew McKechnie Verizon New York
96= Felix Richter Mother
96= Mohammed Bahmishan FP7 McCann
98 Eric Schoeffler Havas Germany
99= Joe Sciarrotta Ogilvy USA
99= Al Moseley 180 Global

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