Bestads Rankings: Which are the Top Australian ad agencies and clients over the last 15 years?

RANKINGS-ALL-TIME-AUST-AGENCIES.jpgRANKINGS-ALL-TIME-CLIENTS-AUST.jpgClemenger BBDO, Melbourne is Australia's most creative agency over the last fifteen years, if the annual Bestads Rankings are any guide.

Nine times Campaign Brief Agency of the Year, Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne leads the agency pack on the Bestads All-Time chart with 145 points, followed by DDB Sydney on 84 points, BMF Sydney on 81 points and Y&R Melbourne on 70 points. Leo Burnett Sydney ranks #5 on 63 points, followed by Grey Melbourne and The Monkeys Sydney in equal 6th spot on 61 points. Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney is ranked #8 with 59 points, followed by J Walter Thompson Sydney in the #9 spot with 56 points and M&C Saatchi Sydney at #10 with 45 points.

Foster's Group leads the All-Time Client Rankings chart with 60 points, followed by Transport Accident Commission in second spot on 44 points, Meat & Livestock Australia in third on 38 points, Lion in fourth spot on 36 points and Volkswagen in fifth spot on 35 points.

Started in 2003 and owned by Campaign Brief, Bestads showcases the very best and latest advertising in all mediums being produced worldwide, updated daily. The Bestads Rankings of the top advertising agencies in the world is based on points awarded for work selected in Top 6 of the Week on The Rankings also include the top executive creative directors, creative directors, creatives, client companies, plus top directors and production companies.


Something Doesn't Add Up said:

McCann boasts on their web site, that they are the creators of "the most awarded campaign in the history of Cannes" yet they are not in your top 10. Statistics are indeed, puzzling.

Dumb comment said:

@something doesn't add up: McCann Melbourne's Dumb Ways to Die a few years ago was indeed "the most awarded campaign in the history of Cannes", but the agency only got 2 points on Bestads for that campaign. They've not done much else so that's why they're not ranked highly.

Tim said:

Maybe that's because McCaan are shit?

Something Doesn't Add Up said:

@dumb comment said: exactly my point!

Spin doctors said:

Clems Melbourne have fallen off a cliff. Pretty good spinning I must say with the whole “over 15 years” thing, but you are only as good as your last game, and in that game, they finished well behind the rest of the pack. It will be interesting to see if they can get back to their best.

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