The Drum reveals its Grand Prix of most awarded agencies in 2012


By Katie McQuater, Magazine Editor

January 3, 2013 | 2 min read

The next issue of The Drum, published tomorrow, will carry the results of The Drum Grand Prix, for the most awarded agencies of 2012.

IAS b2b Marketing was revealed as number one agency and therefore the recipient of the first Hatstand Award.

The Hatstand will be awarded each year to the agency which performs best across The Drum's various award schemes. The beautiful wrought iron sculpture was handmade by eminent artist John Creed, who is also the father of Turner Prize-winning Martin Creed.

To quantify the merits of each of The Drum's award schemes and rank the achievements of winning companies, a scoring rubric took into account the regional or national nature of schemes, the number of entries in a show, and the number of awards at which an agency was successful.

Based on this system IAS b2b Marketing scored 259 points, with the agency’s trophy cabinet boasting trophies from Chip Shop Awards, Roses Creative Awards, MiAwards, UK Event Awards, Drum Marketing Awards and the RAR Awards.

In second place was Big Communications with 153 points and awards won at Chip Shop Awards, Cream Midland Awards, DADI Awards, RAR Awards, Recruitment Business Awards, Roses Creative Awards.

1000heads, UM London and The Leith Agency took joint third place, each gathering 150 points during 2012.

The full results can be found in the 4 January issue of The Drum.

For a look at The Drum's upcoming award schemes, click below to download our events calendar.

Content created with:

Stein IAS

The B2B Originals, Stein IAS is the first and leading brand-to-demand agency for B2B enterprises worldwide. We originate growth for clients globally by fusing data,...

Find out more

Big Communications

We are Big.

An award-winning integrated creative agency with specialist expertise in brand, digital, strategy, PR and sales activation.

We believe...

Find out more

The Leith Agency

Find out more


1000heads is a Social Transformation™ company. We combine expertise in data & analytics, strategy, technology and creativity to help the world’s best businesses...

Find out more

UM London

Find out more


Industry insights

View all
Add your own content +