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The Monkey's Ant Keogh named as most awarded chief creative of 2017


By Stephen Lepitak, -

February 1, 2018 | 3 min read

Ant Keogh, who left Clemenger BBDO Melbourne last year to join Accenture-owned creative agency The Monkeys, has been named the most awarded chief creative officer of 2017 according to The Drum’s Directory Big Won Rankings.

The Monkeys chief creative officer Ant Keogh

The Monkeys chief creative officer Ant Keogh

Keogh, who moved to his new role as CCO of The Monkeys in October after a decade with the multi-award-winning BBDO network in Melbourne, was found to be most involved in various award-winning campaigns through out the year.

He takes the top stop on this year’s list with 736 points, last year won by Ogilvy’s creative chief Tham Khai Meng, with his previous employers Clemenger BBDO Melbourne topped the list for the most award winning agency of the year as well, with campaigns such as Meet Graham for Transport Accident Commission, which was the most awarded campaign of the year also scoring 797 points. The fifth most awarded campaign, by the same agency, was 'Hungerithm' for Mars Chocolate in Australia, which amassed 172 points from award wins.

Second on the list of most awarded chief creative officers was Sean Bryan from McCann’s New York, with 585 points, who was involved in the much lauded ‘Fearless Girl’ statue that was erected in front of the Wall Street Charging Bull for the client, State Street Financial Advisors.

Third on the list was Eric Silver, also from McCann’s New York with 575 points, who also worked on Fearless Girl with Bryant.

Meanwhile, the top executive creative director was Bruno Propseri from AlmapBBDO with 470 points followed by Fadi Yaish of Impact BBDO Dubai on 331 points.

The top creative directors were Evan Roberts 752 points who tied with creative partner Stephen DeWolf on the same score.

The full report including top agencies by region, top planners, and further insights on the most awarded companies and people for 2017 can be purchased through contacting

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