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Leo Burnett Mumbai Named 2018 Agency of the Year

Leo Burnett Worldwide celebrates its top-performing agencies and creative at the 2018 Agency of the Year.

“Leo Burnett is a creative solutions company. We live and die by our ideas and believe that creativity is the most powerful asset in business today. And it’s through a creative lens that we solve everything. To us, creativity is a deep understanding of human behavior that we translate into transformative solutions for our clients. It’s what we bring to every business problem. The agencies and work awarded this year exemplify this dedication.” – Mark Tutssel

The 21st annual Leo Burnett Agency of the Year was celebrated in Chicago the evening of Dec. 6, 2018. The celebration recognized the brilliant creativity and outstanding business results that the network has generated for clients across the globe over the past year.

Congratulations to the 2018 Agency of the Year, Leo Burnett Mumbai. Phenomenal growth, stellar new business wins and impactful creative work earned the agency this coveted title for the third time, having previously won in 2003 and 2008. Mumbai joins an exclusive “3x club” alongside London, Madrid, Sydney and Toronto.

The four finalists for Agency of the Year, the 2018 Bright Star winners, were recognized for their dedication to creativity of the highest order. Congratulations to Bangkok, Chicago, London and Tel Aviv.

The winners of the Creative Excellence Awards share in their brilliance for innovation, creating some of the year’s most memorable work. Congratulations to Dubai, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Germany, Sri Lanka and Toronto:

In addition to naming agency of the year and issuing Creative Excellence awards, Leo Burnett bestows Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils to the top three creative ideas; a HumanKind Pencil to the work that best embraces the Leo Burnett HumanKind philosophy; and a Design Pencil to the best piece of design in the network.

Du Telecommunications “Post Wisely”
Leo Burnett Dubai

The best ideas are those that change human behavior, and that’s exactly what the team in Dubai did with this powerful film. The campaign gives the audience a glimpse of the world through the eyes of someone suffering while others look on, asking audiences, “If it were your pain, would you share it.” “Post Wisely” ignited a national conversation around conscious social media usage and as a result, the UAE implemented new online media regulations to protect individuals’ privacy.

Samsung S9 “ESPN Sportscenter Emojified”
Leo Burnett Sao Paulo

This innovative idea used Samsung S9 technology to transform the anchors of the world’s most-watched TV sports program into emojis. The results were unprecedented, reaching more than 29 million people and earning more comments than the Brazilian championship, champions league, Fifa World Cup or Neymar’s haircut.

Kraft/Heinz Country Time Lemonade “Country Time Legal-Ade”
Leo Burnett Chicago

When Leo Burnett Chicago caught wind of overzealous local authorities shutting down kids’ lemonade stands for operating without permits, the team took action. Country Time Lemonade cut through the red tape with Legal-Ade, which provided legal assistance to pay the cost of permits and fines up to $300. A creative solution that led to: the amendment of permit laws in Denver, Colo.; New York lawmakers introducing a bill to keep kid-run lemonade stands open; and more than 1 billion earned media impressions.

JAT Holdings “Petal Paint”
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka and Toronto

This revolutionary new paint uses pigment from the flowers left at the altars of Buddhist temples, creating a product that is used to restore temple art in both public and private spaces. The teams in Sri Lanka and Toronto worked in partnership to create this ingenious example of HumanKind thinking that honors tradition, religion and culture in a beautiful way.

UJET “Moving Imagination”
Leo Burnett Germany

UJET is a new electric scooter that has the power to change the future of urban mobility. Beautifully designed and masterfully engineered, UJET promises to help solve the growing problem of congestion within our city cores. The scooter is made with state-of-the-art materials and technology, and was designed to be versatile and scalable for adoption in the world’s largest cities.