Art Directors Club of Europe Announces ADCE 2023 Creative Rankings

Serviceplan Germany Munich takes Agency of the Year and top independent agency honors;
Stellantis brand Fiat wins Brand of the Year

Germany had a strong showing in this year’s ADCE 2023 Creative Rankings, capturing four of the top-10 agency spots and top-ranked country status.  The results are based on points earned for wins at the 2023 ADCE Awards Gala Ceremony, announced during the recent ADCE Festival in Barcelona.

Serviceplan Germany Munich led the way, ranked as both ADCE 2023 Agency of the Year and Independent Agency of the Year.  The agency won a total of seven Golds, three Silvers, four Bronze, and two Shortlisted entries in this year’s awards.  

Highlights of the ADCE 2023 Creative Rankings are below.  Click on the links to view the full rankings for each category.  Rankings of agencies, brands and more within specific countries can be viewed by using dropdown menus.

Top 10-ranked agencies

  1. Serviceplan Germany Munich
  2. Innocean Berlin
  3. Dentsu Creative Portugal Lisbon
  4. Leo Burnett Company srl Turin
  5. LePub Milan
  6. Saatchi & Saatchi Düsseldorf
  7. Accenture Song Germany Hamburg
  8. Uncommon Creative Studio London
  9. Saatchi & Saatchi Ukraine, Kiyv
  10. Havas London

Top-ranked independent agencies

1. Serviceplan Germany Munich

2. Uncommon Creative Studio London

3. Run Barcelona

4. Jung von Matt DONAU Vienna

5. Graficalismo Design Studio Lisboa

The top-ranked companies in the following categories are as follows (click category link to view the full list).

Top-ranked countries

  1. Germany
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Portugal
  4. Italy
  5. Spain

The rankings are calculated based on cumulative points for ADCE 2023 Awards wins as follows: Gold 30 points, Silver 14, Bronze 6, Shortlist 2, Special Awards 60, and Grand Prix 90.

The complete showcase of all 2023 ADCE Awards winners can be viewed here.

Global Creative Rankings

For the first time, thanks to the June 2023 merger with the global The One Club for Creativity, all ADCE winners will be incorporated into The One Club’s Global Creative Rankings, making it the industry’s foremost global benchmark ranking of agencies, brands, work, and creative professionals. 

The 2023 Global Creative Rankings, to be announced in early January, will combine points from The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, ADCE Awards, ONE Asia Creative Awards, The One Club US chapter awards, and Type Directors Club TDC competitions.

About the Art Directors Club of Europe

The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a non-profit association headquartered in Barcelona. It comprises 21 professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 20 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.

Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 7,000 professionals from the field and gives visibility to the best works accomplished locally. 

ADCE is the platform that allows its creative community to unite, interact, foster, explore, promote and celebrate creativity as a multi-solution approach. ADCE brings creatives together in Europe and beyond through its annual awards, events, educational programs, and publications. Internationally recognized as an authoritative voice, ADCE represents the best of local European advertising and design in an increasingly globalized market. ADCE believes that only being a diverse, connected, and collaborative European creative community we’ll be able to solve the complex problems. 

The current president is Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer at Serviceplan Group,  and is part of The One Club for Creativity, being its European branch.

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