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Adweek selects DEPT® as a finalist for Global Agency of the Year 2023

Marjan Straathof
Marjan Straathof
Global SVP of Marketing
3 min read
9 October 2023

Adweek has revealed that DEPT® is in the running to be named Global Agency of the Year 2023. Adweek’s Agency of the Year honors the agencies that are setting the standard for where the industry is heading into 2024. This year, for the first time, Adweek has a theme for its Agency of the Year awards program: Building a Better Agency.

DEPT® is proud to be recognized as one of the leading agencies in the industry, setting the standard for what the agency of the future should look like. The jury for the award focused on three main factors: business performance; work; commitment to culture, DEI, and sustainability. Winners will be announced on October 10. 

“We believe that the only way to build a better agency is a relentless focus on our clients plus an unwavering love for our culture. This year, our relentless focus on clients combined with some major investments in new technologies and methodologies, brings unparalleled value to our clients, helping them move faster, automate, and futureproof their growth.

Culturally, our unwavering commitment has been to strive to use technology and marketing as a force for good. As a globally certified B-Corp company, we’re actively delivering work that pushes our teams and clients in that direction.”

Dimi Albers, Global CEO, DEPT® 

A year of global recognition

It’s been a record-breaking year for DEPT®, having been recognized as one of the leading agencies in the industry by the majority of global industry award bodies. While we’re certainly not in it for the accolades, we are proud of winning over 60 awards so far this year, including:

  • Network of the Year and Agency of the Year (BASIC/DEPT®) at The Webby Awards.
  • Holding the most number of finalists and, again, being up for Agency of the Year at The Lovie Awards.
  • Winning the Campaign US Digital Innovation Agency of the Year, and the Bronze award for Campaign’s Global Digital Agency of the Year. 
  • Winning Agency of the Year at the European Design Awards (Studio Dumbar/DEPT®)
  • Being named Ad Age’s Design and Branding Agency of the Year (BASIC/DEPT®) 
  • And, we’re currently in the running for Marketing Week’s Agency of the Year, too!

These awards are an acknowledgment of the dedication of our teams and their commitment to creating work that delivers impact, and of our incredible clients who let us do what we do best.

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Global SVP of Marketing

Marjan Straathof