Introduction

Given the Vancouver agency's unprecedented sweep of this year's Card, it's tempting to change the headline on this page to 'The Rethink Show.' Based on our tally of 15 international, national and regional industry award shows, the West Coast indie shop took home the most hardware to claim the Top Agency, Top CD, Top Art Director, Top Copywriter and Top Advertiser (via longtime client Playland) spots - mainly on the strength of its performance at local and Canadian shows.

Given the Vancouver agency’s unprecedented sweep of this year’s Card, it’s tempting to change the headline on this page to ‘The Rethink Show.’ Based on our tally of 15 international, national and regional industry award shows, the West Coast indie shop took home the most hardware to claim the Top Agency, Top CD, Top Art Director, Top Copywriter and Top Advertiser (via longtime client Playland) spots – mainly on the strength of its performance at local and Canadian shows.

Of course, that’s not the whole story. The Creative Report Card is designed to track the cream of an ever-changing industry (see p. 49 for how we do it), so our Top Threes are full of fresh faces and unexpected finishes, and the Top 20 standings are as fierce as ever. Think you know where you stand? Turn the page to find out.

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Top advertiser: Playland’s wild ride

Advertisers: full list

Top agency: Rethink thinks local, wins big

Agencies: full list

Top creative director: Ian Grais & Chris Staples of Rethink

CDs: full list

Top art director: Rob Sweetman of Rethink

ADs: full list

Top copywriter: Jono Holmes of Rethink

Copywriters: full list

Methodology