2013 Agencies of the Year

John St., OMD and Tribal Worldwide take home top honours in this year's awards, plus find out who snagged Silver, Bronze and Honourable Mentions.

There’s something brewing behind the walls of this year’s agency winners. To keep ahead of lightning-speed industry change, they’re introducing new methods to their mix – some use gaming mechanics to boost morale, others share office space with entrepreneurs.

It’s all part of a new era of transformation, where agencies are introducing fresh in-house techniques to foster healthy ideation. John St. and Tribal Worldwide enlisted this type of thinking, taking top honours in AOY and DAOY respectively.

Also no strangers to the winners’ circle, Taxi and BBDO take home some hardware for work that’s true to both agencies’ off-the-wall humour and fondness for consumer-created-and-fueled marketing. They’re stirring inspiration through brand-specific brainstorming digs and communal idea scouring.

And on the media front, Gold winner OMD is collapsing office walls to stimulate greater collaboration.

Here’s what happens when you reboot what you do and how you do it.

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AOY Gold/DAOY Bronze: John St.’s digital school of thought

DAOY Gold: Tribal deepens tech ties

MAOY Gold: OMD grows for Gold

Media Director of the Year and Next Media Star

AOY Silver: Taxi’s customized ride 

DAOY Silver/AOY Bronze: BBDO’s internal community push

MAOY Silver: PHD plays to win

MAOY Bronze: Media Experts’ holistic approach

AOY Honourable Mention: Leo Burnett struts it stuff

DAOY Honourable Mention: Ogilvy taps self-starters to deepen digital

MAOY Honourable Mention: Starcom MediaVest Group’s content push

AOY: Jury

DAOY: Jury

MAOY: Jury

Agency of the Year: Process & Shortlists