Bryan Crawford, the head of DraftFCB Australia and New Zealand, has been named CEO of the year at the Fairfax AdMedia Agency of the Year Awards in Auckland.
AUCKLAND, March 13, 2013 – Draftfcb Australia and New Zealand Chairman and CEO, Bryan Crawford was awarded the title of CEO of the Year at the Fairfax AdMedia Agency of the Year Awards held in Auckland last night.
The award judges acknowledged that Crawford’s leadership ability was the driving force behind the success of the agency in 2012.
“Bryan Crawford showed vision, focus and leadership which has been instrumental in the unprecedented growth and success of Draftfcb,” commented the award judges.
“There were few agencies that followed a vision as single-mindedly, with Crawford’s commitment to making Draftfcb ‘The Change Agency’.”
Under Crawford’s leadership, Draftfcb experienced excellent profit growth in 2012 and secured a number of major new business wins, including Air New Zealand, Vodafone and Paper Plus.
Draftfcb also performed strongly in both international and domestic award shows, receiving the Grand Prix at the RSVP Awards for the Electricity Authority, Best in Show at the CAANZ Media Awards and was ranked the number one most effective agency in New Zealand by WARC.
Crawford credits the dedication and support of the Draftfcb team and clients for his award win.
“There is no sole individual behind the success of Draftfcb; instead it is the shared vision of both our agency team and client partners that drives us to produce world-class work and be the best we can be across all aspects of our business.”
This is the second time Crawford has received the Fairfax AdMedia CEO of the Year accolade, first earning the title back in 2010.
The Fairfax Admedia Agency of the Year Awards (held in association with CAANZ) were founded in 2001 and aim to recognise outstanding achievement across the communications industry.
Source: DraftFCB press release