China leads Asia at finalist stage of the ADC 102nd Annual Awards

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China leads Asia at finalist stage of the ADC 102nd Annual Awards

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists entries from 32 countries and regions for the global ADC 102nd Annual Awards. China has scored the most finalists from Asia with 74, followed by Japan with 38


In China the top performers are; Xi’an Gaopeng Xi’an (9), The Nine Shanghai (7), TBWA\Media Arts Lab Shanghai (7). Dentsu Inc., Tokyo (8) leads the way in Japan.

Overall, Hong Kong has received 6 finalists, Taiwan and Vietnam have 3 each and Malaysia, India & South Korea have 1 finalist each.

All finalists entries, as selected by this year’s jury, will win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Cube or Merit. All winners will be announced on May 17 during Creative Week in New York.

Squarespace New York tops the list with 23 finalists entries, including 11 for “The Singularity”, and seven for “The Singularity BTS”. Rethink in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver has 20 finalists entries, including five each for IKEA “The Troll”, and Penguin Random House “The Unburnable Book”.

DDB Chicago has 16 entries on the finalists list, including 13 for “Chillboards” on behalf of Coors Light. With 15 is McCann New York, including four each for SAS “The Batting Lab” and Mastercard “Touch Card”.

Rounding out the top five is Spotify In-house New York with 14 finalists, including six of “Wrapped On Platform Experience”, and four for “Wrapped Design”.

Other agencies scoring high on the ADC 102nd Annual Awards finalists list are Serviceplan Germany Munich and FCB New York with 13 each, Klick Health Toronto with 11, Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco and R/GA US with 10 each, and three agencies — Area 23 New York, INNOCEAN Berlin, and Performance Art Toronto — with nine each.

A total of 782 entries from 32 countries and regions are finalists this year. The top five countries for finalists entries are the US with 367, Canada and Germany with 75 each, mainland China with 74, and Japan with 38.

The complete ADC 102nd Annual Awards finalists list is available here.

Tickets are on sale now for the ADC 102nd Annual Awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, May 17 at Terminal 5 in New York during Creative Week 2023.