Each year, Warc, the global authority on effective marketing, tracks the results of the top global and regional awards shows for creativity, media and effectiveness for the Warc Rankings, the ultimate benchmark for advertising. Grey Group has ranked number one in creative effectiveness.
To assess how often creative work is also effective, and to uncover the main characteristics of ideas that are highly awarded for both creativity and effectiveness, Warc has analysed the results data from the creative and effectiveness awards shows tracked by Warc Rankings between 2015 and 2019. The findings are now published in Warc’s latest research, ‘The Health of Creativity’.
Research of all creative ideas by agency network, show that Grey Group comes out top in average conversion, with 27% of all its creatively awarded ideas also awarded for effectiveness. This rises to 50% of all highly creative ideas.
‘Grey has helped to launch, sustain, renew and reinvent great brands for many of the world’s great marketers for over 100 years. Our goal has been to be the world leader in applying creativity to solve our clients’ business challenges. To live, breathe and fulfil our ‘famously effective’ credo: crafting big, powerful ideas that resonate in culture to drive brand and business success, said Paul Jackson, CEO, Grey Advertising Africa.
‘We are delighted that Grey has come out on top as the most successful of all the major agency networks in creative effectiveness. Increasingly, advertising is an art and a science. The magic and the power of Grey’s ‘famously effective’ vision has made us a winner at both.’
The Warc Rankings provide the ultimate and independent benchmark for excellence in creativity, media and effectiveness. Their methodology is rigorous and transparent using five key stages to produce unbiased results.
The Warc Rankings are created with the industry, for the industry. They collaborate with marketers at all levels across agencies and brands to ensure the rankings remain relevant.