Ogilvy & Mather has been named Network of the Year for award-winning work throughout the Ogilvy network at the 53rd Annual Clio Awards.

“This is the first time Ogilvy & Mather has received the Network of the Year award, and I’m proud of the amazing variety and quality of creativity displayed in all our global offices,” said Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, who accepted the award at the Clio Awards.

Longtime Executive Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather India, PiyushPandey, was named winner of the Clio Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. In presenting the award to Mr. Pandey, Ogilvy & Mather Chairman Shelly Lazarus said, “Over his 30 year career, Piyush has won over 600 awards and is known in his native India as the ‘godfather’ of modern advertising.  My favorite thing about Piyush is that he doesn’t think of advertising as a job. As he says, ‘When you’re having so much fun, how can you call it work?’  Congratulations to my long-time friend and collaborator on such a well-deserved achievement.”

“The breath of work seen from Ogilvy & Mather this year was truly astounding.  The recognition they are receiving is well-deserved and I believe that they are not just having a great year, I expect to see them dominating the creative landscape for some time to come,” said  Karl Vontz, Director of the CLIO Awards. Here’s some of that work:

Ogilvy Buenos Aires called on the city’s most remarkable speakers, taxi drivers, to make TEDx ideas get to ordinary people. This bit of inspired thinking won a bronze Clio for Innovative Media:

The New York office created a beautiful range of posters for IBM’s Think Exhibit, winning a silver in Design. Individually the posters highlight five key principles to making the world work better: Seeing, Mapping, Understanding, Believing and Acting. Together the posters form one giant poster that communicates the overall idea of progress.

We won a gold for the sound design on this Cadbury Lunch Bar spot featuring Michael Winslow from Police Academy fame:

Another spot from our offices that did really well is this much-loved ad for KFC, winning bronze in the Music – Licenced category:

Two spots focusing on bringing awareness to child abuse also won for Ogilvy & Mather at the Clios. The first one from Santiago, catching you quite by surprise in a beautifully filmed mini-story, winning silver in the Film TV / Cinema category:

The second was done by the Ireland offices for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Childhood Cruelty. This incredibly powerful PSA won silver for Direction and was banned by Ireland’s Advertising Standards Authority. They pulled the ad after claims that the PSA was sexist, because it only shows an adult male abusing the boy.

Also at the Clio Awards, Memac Ogilvy Tunis won the Grand Clio in Innovative Media for “The Return of Dictator Ben Ali.” This multi-platform effort drove Tunisians to vote for the country’s president by reminding the country of its past under dictatorship.  The campaign succeeded in achieving a record 88% of voter turnout.

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