Staff Reporters
Feb 17, 2017

Mindshare India, PHD NZ top APAC winners in Gunn Report for Media

PHD Hong Kong, MediaCom Mumbai and Y&R Media NZ cited for top campaigns.

PHD's campaign for Manulife featured a faux news report about cramped apartment living in 2040.
PHD's campaign for Manulife featured a faux news report about cramped apartment living in 2040.

Mindshare India and PHD New Zealand are the second and third most-awarded media agencies in the world for 2016, according to the Gunn Report for Media, which also cited PHD Hong Kong, MediaCom Mumbai and Y&R Media New Zealand on its list of the year's top media campaigns.

Here are the top results, published by the Gunn Report. For the full report, visit

Most awarded media agencies:

  1. Starcom USA
  2. Mindshare India
  3. PHD New Zealand
  4. OMD USA
  5. OMD UK

Most awarded media agency networks:

  1. OMD
  2. Starcom MediaVest
  3. PHD
  4. Mindshare
  5. Mediacom

Most awarded advertisers in media:

  1. Heineken
  2. Coca-Cola
  3. McDonald's
  4. KFC
  5. (tie) Microsoft and Samsung

Most awarded countries in media:

  1. USA
  2. United Kingdom
  3. India
  4. China
  5. UAE

Media campaigns of the year (not ranked):

  • Always, 'Girl Emoji', Starcom MediaVest Group (London)
  • Ariel, 'Removing The Stains Of Social Inequality. Share The Load', Mediacom (Mumbai)
  • Burger King, 'McWhopper', Y&R Media New Zealand (Auckland)
  • DB Export, 'Brewtroleum', PHD New Zealand (Auckland) 
  • Louis XIII Cognac, '#NotComingSoon', Fred & Farid (New York)
  • Manulife, 'The Price Of Living 2040', PHD (Hong Kong)
  • Microsoft, 'Tomb Raider Survival Billboard', EMT/Dentsu Aegis (London)
  • Sainsbury's, 'Starting The Gift Of Reading At Christmas', PHD (London)
  • Swedish Tourist Association, 'The Swedish Number', Ingo (Stockholm)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, 'Van Gogh BnB', Starcom Mediavest Group (Chicago)
  • Untold Festival/National Institute for Blood, 'Pay With Blood', UM Romania (Bucharest)

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