WARC introduces Advisory Board and awards shows tracked for WARC Rankings 2020

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WARC introduces Advisory Board and awards shows tracked for WARC Rankings 2020

WARC will release the 2020 WARC Rankings next week, based on the results from awards shows tracked throughout 2019. To ensure the three Rankings – Creative 100, Media 100, Effective 100 – remain relevant to the industry, WARC has this year introduced a new initiative, the WARC Rankings Advisory Board. Additionally, following industry advice, the methodology to compile the WARC Rankings has been honed and brought to the forefront to highlight transparency and provide more clarity.

 

The WARC Rankings Advisory Board

Made up of industry leaders from advertising agencies, media agencies, consultancies and brands, the WARC Rankings Advisory Board provides expert opinion and independent guidance ensuring the WARC Rankings remain current, relevant and service the needs of the marketing industry.

Kiwi expat Malcolm Poynton, global chief creative officer, Cheil Worldwide has been selected for the board.

Says David Tiltman, VP content, WARC: “The WARC Rankings are produced with the industry, for the industry. Over the past few months we’ve talked at length with each of the Advisory Board members who have provided great insight, helping us evolve the Rankings to better serve the industry as a whole.”

The WARC Rankings Advisory Board members 2020 are:
Adrian Mills, Partner – Creative, Brand & Advertising, Deloitte Digital Australia
Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer and Partner, Serviceplan Group
Andrew Robertson, President and CEO, BBDO Worldwide
Ari Weiss, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide
Avril Canavan, Worldwide Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, PHD
Berta de Pablos-Barbier, Chief Growth Officer, Mars Wrigley
Bruno Bertelli, Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Worldwide
Chrissie Hanson, Chief Strategy Officer, OMD Worldwide
Dick Van Motman, Former Global CEO Creative & Content, Dentsu Aegis Network / Founder, Plain Vanilla Ventures
Greg Brooks, Global Chief Marketing & Culture Officer, Mindshare
Joanne Brenner, Global Head of Marketing, Mediacom
John Patroulis, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group
Jose Miguel Sokoloff, Global President, MullenLowe Group Creative Council & Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK
Kestrel Lee, Executive Creative Director, China, Freeman
Lauren Lafranz, Managing Director, Global Creative Operations, VMLY&R
Liz Taylor, Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide & Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Communications, North America
Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide
Piyush Pandey, Chief Creative Officer Worldwide & Executive Chairman India, Ogilvy
Richard Yu, Regional Chief Creative Officer, Greater China, ADK
Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup
Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4 Capital
Tom DiSapia, Chief Strategy Officer, UM EMEA
Vicki Holgate, Effective Creative Excellence Director, Diageo

WARC Rankings Methodology – summary

There are three main steps to compile the WARC Rankings:

1. Select the right shows and weight them: to determine the most prestigious and rigorous shows, WARC annually surveys industry executives and consults with industry leaders across advertising and media agencies, and brands. Shows are weighted between 1 and 5 based on a number of factors including the industry standing of the show and the level of competition.

2. Assign points: Points are assigned to the campaigns and companies behind them, determined by the level of the award: Grand Prix (10), Gold (6), Silver (4), Bronze (2).

3. Calculate the scores: Campaigns, agencies and brands which are credited in the published winners lists, accumulate points using a simple calculation: award points x weighting. Caps apply to the accumulation of these points in order to level the playing field across the different sized shows.

Says Amy Rodgers, managing editor – research and rankings, WARC: “We take the responsibility of ensuring the WARC Rankings are an independent benchmark very seriously, so it’s essential that we apply a rigorous, unbiased and transparent methodology, and that the awards shows tracked are decided based on the expert opinion of the WARC Rankings Advisory Board, coupled with a worldwide industry survey.”

For a detailed methodology for each of the three Rankings, please see Creative 100, Media 100, Effective 100.

Awards shows tracked for the WARC Rankings 2020

Each year, the awards shows tracked to compile the WARC Rankings are reviewed to ensure that they reflect the needs of the industry and fulfil the purpose of the Rankings. This year’s WARC Rankings due out next week, have been compiled by tracking the most important global and regional awards shows of 2019 according to the industry. In order of overall show weighting, they are as follows:

WARC Creative 100:
Global:
(1) Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, (2=) D&AD, (2=) The One Show, (4) Clio Awards, (5) London International Awards (LIA)

Regional:
– APAC: Spikes Asia, Adfest
– Europe: Eurobest, Golden Drum
– Middle East & Africa: Dubai Lynx, Loeries
РLatam: El Ojo de Iberoamérica

WARC Media 100:
Global:
(1) Cannes Lions (media categories), (2) Festival of Media, (3) Effies (media categories), (4) M&M Awards, (5) WARC Media Awards, (6) Adweek Media Plan of the Year, (7) Internationalist Awards, (8) I-COM Data Creativity Awards, (9) MMA Smarties, (10) World Media Awards, (11) D&AD (media categories)

Regional:
– APAC: Spikes Asia (media categories), Tangrams, Festival of Media APAC, MMA Smarties APAC, Effie APAC plus local markets (media categories)
– Europe: Eurobest (media categories), IAB Mixx Awards Europe, MMA Smarties Europe, EACA Euro Effie plus local markets (media categories), Campaign Media Awards
– Middle East & Africa: Dubai Lynx (media categories), Loeries (media categories), MMA Smarties MENA, Effie MENA plus local markets (media categories)
– LATAM: El Ojo de Iberoamerica (media categories), MMA Smarties LATAM, Effie LATAM plus local markets (media categories)
– North America: MMA Smarties North America, Effie North America plus local markets (media categories)

WARC Effective 100:
Global:
(1=) Effies, (1=) Cannes Lions (creative effectiveness & creative strategy categories), (3) IPA Effectiveness Awards, (4) WARC Awards, (5) Jay Chiat Awards, (6) APG Creative Strategy Awards, (7) AME Awards, (8) ARF David Ogilvy Awards

Regional:
– APAC: Effie APAC (plus local market Effies), Tangrams (effectiveness categories), WARC Prize for Asian Strategy
– Europe: EACA Euro Effies (plus local market Effies), Premios Eficacia (Portugal & Spain)
– Middle East & Africa: Effie MENA (plus local market Effies), WARC Prize for MENA Strategy, Loeries (effectiveness categories)
– LATAM: Effie LATAM (plus local market Effies)
– North America: Effie North America (plus local market Effies)

The WARC Rankings 2020 will be released from next week. To receive the latest updates on the WARC Rankings, register here. More information, data and to view previous WARC Rankings, successor to the Gunn Report, go to warc.com/rankings