The Drum Names VMLY&R Network Agency of the Year

Graphic reading, "Winner - The Drum Agency Business Awards"

VMLY&R has been honored by The Drum as Network Agency of the Year (1,000+ employees). The award is for agencies that have demonstrated innovative and brilliant thinking that has led to the building and development of their business, in addition to outstanding client experience and a talented and engaged team. 

The agency was also highly commended (runner-up) out of six finalists in the Best Approach to Diversity and Inclusivity. Additionally, Jon Cook was one of six finalists for CEO of the Year.

The Drum made the announcements at a virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 23, as part of its Agency Business Awards. This year alone, VMLY&R has received a cavalcade of recognition, including:

  • Ad Age A-List
  • Campaign Creative Network of the Year
  • Campaign US Advertising Network of the Year
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
  • Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies 
  • Named a top 20 healthcare marketing agency by Medical, Marketing and Media (MM+M)
  • Part of the WPP team named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Services, Q1 2021

“Congrats to the amazing people of VMLY&R all around the world who made this happen — in our work with client partners, our connectedness and our culture,” said Jon Cook, global CEO of VMLY&R.

You can see all of the winners here and watch the recording of the event here.

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