Adweek’s Agency of the Year: A Full List of Winners Through the Years

From 1985 to present, here are all the honorees

For more than three decades, Adweek’s editors have honored each year’s most iconic agencies with the coveted title of Agency of the Year. The list, like the industry it draws from, has changed frequently, with some power players returning off and on, some dominating over several years, and others seeming to enjoy only brief moments of glory.

Take a look at the full list of Adweek’s Agency of the Year honorees across four categories: U.S., Global, Breakthrough (honoring emerging creative leaders) and International (celebrating innovative agencies rooted in home countries outside the U.S.):

U.S. Agency of the Year

2017 McCann
2016 Droga5
2015 BBDO
2014 Droga5
2013 72andSunny
2012 Droga5
2011 Mcgarrybowen
2010 Wieden + Kennedy
2009 The Martin Agency
2008 Crispin Porter + Bogusky
2007 Goodby Silverstein & Partners
2006 Goodby Silverstein & Partners
2005 Crispin Porter + Bogusky
2004 TBWA\Chiat\Day
2003 Berlin Cameron / Red Cell
2002 Deutsch
2001 Deutsch
2000 Ogilvy & Mather
1999 Deutsch
1998 Deutsch
1997 TBWA\Chiat\Day
1996 Fallon McElligott
1995 Wieden & Kennedy
1994 Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
1993 BBDO
1992 Ammirati & Puris
1991 Wieden & Kennedy
1990 Ogilvy & Mather
1989 Foote, Cone & Belding
1988 Chiat/Day
1987 Leo Burnett
1986 Young & Rubicam
1985 Ogilvy & Mather

Global Agency of the Year

2017 Wieden + Kennedy
2016 Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
2015 Grey
2014 BBDO Worldwide
2013 Grey
2012 Wieden + Kennedy
2011 BBDO Worldwide
2010 Wieden + Kennedy
2009 JWT
2008 TBWA Worldwide
2007 Wieden + Kennedy
2006 TBWA Worldwide
2005 BBDO Worldwide
2004 DDB
2003 DDB
2002 Saatchi & Saatchi
2001 BBDO Worldwide
2000 McCann-Erickson
1999 McCann-Erickson
1998 McCann-Erickson

Breakthrough Agency of the Year (award founded in 2015)

2017 David
2016 Venables Bell & Partners
2015 Heat

International Agency of the Year (award founded in 2017)

2017 Åkestam Holst

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