The One Club unveils its Global Creative Rankings - ‿ and us Dubai is on top of the regional ranking
Posted on 2024 Jan,07

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FCB ended the year in style, with FCB New York being crowned Global Agency of the Year and FCB Global finishing as Agency Network of the Year in The One Club for Creativity’s Global Creative Rankings 2023, which incorporates results from all of club’s leading global, regional, and local awards shows.

The annual year-end global benchmark report is a comprehensive ranking of agencies, brands and individuals based on points earned from winning entries in The One Show 2023, ADC 102nd Annual Awards, Type Directors Club TDC69 competitions, Art Directors Club of Europe ADCE 2023 Awards, ONE Asia Creative Awards 2023, and The One Club Denver, San Diego, and Miami chapter 2023 awards programs. 

“The Global Creative Rankings is the industry’s most comprehensive and transparent ranking,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “There are no hidden weightings in calculating the rankings, and unlike others it’s not hidden behind a paywall.  As the industry’s foremost nonprofit organization for the global creative community, The One Club is in a unique position to provide this free, definitive measure for global creative excellence to everyone in the industry.”

Highlights of the combined Global Creative Rankings 2023 are as follows:


Global Agency Rankings

  1. FCB New York
  2. Serviceplan Germany Munich
  3. VMLY&R New York
  4. Area 23 New York
  5. TBWA\Media Arts Lab Los Angeles
  6. BBDO Canada Toronto
  7. Rethink Toronto/Montréal/Vancouver
  8. Leo Burnett India Mumbai
  9. Performance Arts Toronto
  10. Dentsu Tokyo


Regional Agencies of the Year


Independent Agency Rankings

  1. Serviceplan Germany Munich
  2. Rethink Toronto/Montréal/Vancouver
  3. Wieden+Kennedy Portland


Brand-Side Agency Rankings

  1. Squarespace New York
  2. Apple Cupertino
  3. Apple London


Top Brand: Apple

Top Brand Parent Company: AB InBev

Top Non-Profit Client: The Government of Tuvalu


Production Company Rankings

  1. Smuggler New York/Los Angeles
  2. Helo Los Angeles
  3. Collider Sydney 

Music & Sound Company Rankings

  1. JSM Music New York
  2. TA2 Sound+ Music Toronto
  3. Human New York/Los Angeles/London/Paris

Agency Network Rankings

  1. FCB Global
  2. Ogilvy Group
  3. DDB Worldwide
  4. TBWA Worldwide
  5. BBDO Worldwide

Independent Agency Network Rankings

  1. Serviceplan Group
  2. Rethink
  3. Wieden+Kennedy 

Agency Holding Company Rankings

  1. Omnicom Group
  2. Interpublic Group
  3. WPP

Highest-Ranked Work

  • Chillboards” by DDB Chicago with adam&eveDDB London, NORD DDB CPH Copenhagen, and Molson Coors for Coors Light.


The Global Creatives Rankings for individuals, who are listed at the agencies where they worked when the winning entries were produced, are as follows:


Highest-Ranked Creative

  1. Danilo Boer, global creative partner, FCB Global
  2. Joel Simon, CEO, CCO, JSM Music
  3. Debbi Vandeven, global CCO, VMLY&R


Highest-ranked creative individuals, by title.

Country Rankings:

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Germany
  4. United Kingdom
  5. China

Region Rankings:

  1. North America
  2. Europe
  3. Asia Pacific
  4. Latin America
  5. Middle East & Africa

Global Creative College Rankings:

  1. ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena
  2. Brigham Young University Provo
  3. School of Visual Arts New York


Rankings are calculated based on points garnered for award wins at all of The One Club’s global, regional and local shows.