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WPP tops the WARC Media 100 List for the sixth year running

  • EssenceMediacom tops the network and agency rankings
  • WPP dominates the top 10 agencies list with eight offices from across EssenceMediacom, Mindshare and Wavemaker taking spots
  • Mindshare Worldwide, Wavemaker, Ogilvy and VMLY&R all feature in the top 20 networks of the Media 100

Today, WARC (World Advertising Research Center) ranked WPP as the number one company in its Media 100 List 2023 for the sixth year in a row.

EssenceMediacom – which launched in January 2023 following the merger of Essence and MediaCom – topped this year’s network ranking, while its New York office topped the agency ranking for the second consecutive year after winning as MediaCom New York in 2022. WPP dominated the top 10 agencies category, with EssenceMediacom New York, Wavemaker Mumbai, EssenceMediacom Singapore, EssenceMediacom Sydney, EssenceMediacom London, Mindshare Mumbai, Mindshare Shanghai and Mindshare Stockholm all ranking.

WPP agencies were also responsible for half of the client work featuring in the top 20 campaigns list. EssenceMediacom Singapore, in partnership with Grey Tokyo, came in third place overall for Versus, a series of ground-breaking films for P&G’s SK-II to mark the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The animated series celebrates the resilience of female athletes including Simone Biles, Mahina Maeda and Kasumi Ishikawa in the face of societal pressures and the challenges of social media for women.

WARC is the publisher of respected industry journals including Admap and the Journal of Advertising Research. As part of Ascential, WARC services more than 75,000 marketers and advertisers around the world by providing actionable insights, evidence and best practices. The WARC Media 100 ranks the world’s most awarded media campaigns and companies and is recognised as an industry benchmark for global media excellence.

Christian Juhl, Global CEO of GroupM, WPP’s media investment company, said: “The WARC Media 100 is the ultimate tribute to excellence at scale in our industry. For Mindshare, Wavemaker and EssenceMediacom teams around the world to represent the best of this year’s list so comprehensively is the truest possible testament to the creativity and expertise of our people. It also represents the incredible partnerships we have with our clients and the commitment they bring to collaboration and innovation, without which none of these awards would be possible.”

For further information on the Media 100, and to view this year’s complete list click here.

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