12 May 2009
The work that works: BBDO\Proximity Network
Fortifying its reputation as a world-renowned creative agency, BBDO/Proximity Malaysia hauled five "Silver Nominations" and six "In-books" at the D&AD Awards 2009. Accordingly, the agency is now the second most-awarded agency in the world!
BBDO/Proximity Malaysia's Jeep "Bushman/Eskimo" and "Husky/Camel" received one out of every five D&AD nominations for Asia. Its trailblazing performance at what is considered the world's toughest advertising award show, gave Malaysia its most D&AD nominations thus far. As a result, Malaysia is also the seventh best performing country, overtaking other creative powerhouses such as Africa and China.
"As an agency that benchmarks our work against the highest standards of excellence, we are thrilled about our unexpected success at D&AD," BBDO/Proximity Malaysia's group chief executive Jennifer Chan said.
BBDO/Proximity Malaysia's D&AD success is another demonstration of the agency's conscientious focus on its quality of work and in ensuring that its creative output is both innovative and business-enhancing.
Chan said that BBDO/Proximity differentiates itself from other agencies by obsessively safeguarding the integrity of its creative output. Moreover, the win is a testament to the BBDO/Proximity team's commitment to delivering award-winning campaigns that engage consumers and build brands.
"If it weren’t for the support and contribution of each individual staff who did their bit, either directly or indirectly, this would not be possible. Many, many congratulations to Ronald Ng (chief creative officer) and Mun Tuck Wai (executive creative director) and all at BBDO/Proximity; and as always, the confidence in us and support of us from our clients."
The nomination and in-book results were announced on the web earlier this week. BBDO/Proximity Malaysia's winning entries were among the 717 entries, out for 20,000 pieces of judged work, selected to be published in the D&AD Annual. However, the elusive and highly esteemed Yellow Pencil award will only be revealed on June 11.