Special named top ‘most effective independent network in the world’ by WARC

Special has topped WARC’s “most effective independent network in the world” ranking.

The announcement:

In another huge achievement for the New Zealand founded independent network, WARC has ranked Special ‘#1 Most Effective Independent Network in the World’, saying “Fitting name for Special – Special tops this list for effectiveness, rising one place from last year to take the crown from Wieden+Kennedy.”

“A life insurance company, a bank, a power company, an airline – it’s great to be recognised for doing major campaigns that have made a major difference. And for strategic and creative thinking from the southern hemisphere to be recognised as the best from anywhere in the world.” Says Special founder Tony Bradbourne.

Special New Zealand partner and chief strategy officer Rory Gallery says, “I just wanted to say a big thanks to our clients for their absolute dedication to measuring their outcomes. Over ten brands contributed to this ranking, with three of them appearing in the top 100 most effective campaigns in the world. It’s been an incredible effort to have so many recognised globally.”

Special New Zealand had three campaigns ranked in the World’s 100 Most Effective – for Kiwibank, Wellington City Mission and Partners Life – which was named #4 most effective in the world. Special Australia’s work for Uber, BONDS & Virgin was also recognised.

“Demonstrating the power of creativity to deliver an extraordinary return on investment is what we all get out of bed in the morning for and so this is a huge reward and recognition for the people and partnerships behind it.” says Lindsey Evans, partner.

The WARC Effective 100 is the ranking of the world’s most recognised campaigns and companies for effectiveness. They describe the global rankings as, “In an industry that sometimes struggles to defend its place in the C-suite, the Rankings offer an opportunity for marketers to reflect on the best campaigns in the business and to review the impact their own work has on their brands. The benchmarks and insights garnered from the WARC Rankings are at the core of our brand promise: to bring confidence to marketing decisions through evidence-based insight and inspiration.”

Source: Special PR


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