The Digital Agency of the Year shortlist is announced

The 12 shortlisted agencies will continue on to be judged by a panel of experts.

After revealing the shortlists for strategy‘s Agency of the Year and Media Agency of the Year last week, we’re pleased to announce the shortlist for Digital Agency of the Year. The shortlisted agencies will submit cases to a judging panel, and the winners will be announced at the Agency of the Year event in November. Congratulations to all the agencies nominated and we look forward to finding out which one takes home the Gold.

Digital Agency of the Year shortlist:

Capital C
Grip Limited
John St.
Leo Burnett
Tribal DDB
Twist Image
Zulu Alpha Kilo


  • seanmacphedran

    Fuel needs to come to Toronto more often! 

    • Adam Barnum

      Love the work by Fuel. Haven’t heard of them until you just mentioned them here, but nice to see new growing agencies.

  • Fady Atallah

    with all due respect to all agencies in there and their work, are you sure this is about Digital? does the jury understand where digital communication is at before naming mostly traditional agencies as best digital agency of the year? I can’t believe we’re still there in Canada

    • Sylvain Martel

      And why would you think these agencies would appear on that list ? Could it be that some people still call them traditional agencies when they are probably great examples who succeeded at changing their old-fashioned DNA and this way produced great digital-centric work in the last year ?

  • seanmacphedran

    @ Fady it is a bit funny that Critical Mass, Sid Lee, etc. are missing. Sid Lee especially since they really grew from digital, are Canadian and became a global agency – also their work is just spectacular. I think they’re one of the most creative shops in the world.

  • Jeff Reckseidler

    This list clearly shows that digital is defined today as the work of advertising agencies and marketing firms to get messaging in front of and into hands of those who are spending time with Internet enabled devices.  

    Firms that used to be considered digital seem to be bucketed into “builders” and no longer considered “agencies” for these types of shows/accolades.
    AND, btw, the list is very TO centric too!

  • Nurun Wide

    how to submit to the DAOY?

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