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Leo Burnett Chicago Named Clio Awards’ 2016 ‘Agency of the Year’

Agency also wins a Grand Clio Award for “Van Gogh BnB”

Leo Burnett Chicago was named “Agency of the Year” at the 2016 Clio Awards, which took place Wednesday night in New York. The Clios are an internationally recognized award show that honors outstanding work in the creative field. This is only the second year that the Clios have presented this title.

The Chicago agency also won a Grand Clio in the Branded Entertainment category for “Van Gogh BnB,” its campaign for the Art Institute of Chicago. It was previously announced that the work won a gold in the category. Earlier this month, the campaign won three gold Clios in the Brand Design, Out of Home, and Engagement/Experiential categories. The campaign also secured a silver Clio in the Public Relations category and a bronze Clio in the Direct category. With six Clios, “Van Gogh BnB” was the most awarded campaign in the network. “Van Gogh BnB” also won 14 Lions at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in June.

Together, Leo Burnett’s global network secured 18 Clio Awards: one Grand, six gold, seven silver and four bronze. Award-winning campaigns included Leo Burnett Melbourne’s “Reword,” Leo Burnett Madrid’s “Justino” and Leo Burnett Chicago’s “The Chant.” Six global agencies contributed to this success: Chicago, Madrid, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as Lapiz and Turner Duckworth.

For the full list of 2016 Clio Awards winners, please visit the Clio website.

Leo Burnett also received nine Pencils—the most of any agency—at the first D&AD Impact Awards for socially responsible work, presented during Advertising Week New York. Leo Burnett Chicago, Toronto, and London, Holler and Procter & Gamble’s received a White Pencil for the “Like A Girl” campaign. Leo Burnett Chicago also secured a Wood Pencil for its “Music Vs Gun Violence” campaign for Chicago Ideas. See all the D&AD Impact winners.

September 29, 2016