107 finalists from 11 APAC territories have made the cut, with winners to be announced in September
The agency also led in the metal tally, with five awards. See the full winner list and photos from the event.
The media reform advocate and Unilever VP of global media for APAC and Africa will step down in February but hopes to stay connected with industry bodies.
The shortlist includes 123 entries from 14 markets across Asia. The awards ceremony takes place in September.
BMF Sydney and ALDI Australia take the Grand Effie for their entry, Loyalty Pointless Points, while Ogilvy was crowned Agency Network of the Year.
Leo Group, The Brand Agency, BBDO Japan, BC&F, Stanley St, Ogilvy Hong Kong, Ogilvy Sydney, BMF and GIGIL won gold Effies at the first of two virtual awards shows Thursday afternoon.
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