VMLY&R Earns Ad Age A-List Recognition

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VMLY&R has been named to the no. 2 spot on the prestigious Ad Age A-List, which celebrates the Top 10 advertising agencies in the U.S. 

Read the full Ad Age article here.

The list was released today by Ad Age, a leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities. VMLY&R has also been recognized as no. 9 on the list in 2021 and as an Agency to Watch in 2019 and 2020. 

“I’m incredibly proud of our client partners and VMLY&Rers who made this recognition possible,” said Jon Cook, global CEO. “Honors like A-List are only possible because of teamwork and trust. Together, we connect brand communications, customer experience and commerce to create brands that live in people’s lives." 

The Ad Age A-List has celebrated the best agencies in the advertising and marketing business since the mid-1970s. Ad Age editors make their selections based on elements including creativity, financial performance, innovation and the ability to build client partner businesses. 

VMLY&R is proud to serve some of the world's most recognized and respected brands, including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, Ford, Intel, Microsoft, New Balance, Pfizer, Sherwin-Williams, United Rentals, U.S. Navy, and Wendy’s. 

In 2022, VMLY&R experienced widespread recognition, including being named in the top three North American networks at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and among the top three most effective agency networks in the U.S. by the Effies. VMLY&R was also named New York Festivals North American Agency of the Year, and VMLY&R Commerce was awarded Network Agency of the Year at The Drum Awards Festival. Additionally, Forrester named VMLY&R The Leader in its Marketing Creative and Content Service provider evaluation.    

The agency was honored as Best Place to Work by Campaign magazine and named one of the top three Best Places to Work in Advertising & Marketing by LinkedIn. Additionally, VMLY&R was named Agency of the Year at the New York Festivals 3D DE&I Awards, a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign, and a Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. 

The agency has repeatedly been recognized by Forrester and Gartner for leadership and expertise in global marketing, digital experiences, commerce services, and customer experience strategy consulting practices.  

The agency achieved its best year at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity with two Grand Prix, 50 Lions and 96 shortlist recognitions. For the third time in five years, VMLY&R was named Cannes Entertainment Agency of the Year. 


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