FCB's presence in South Africa is through FCB Joburg and HelloFCB+.

"This honor wouldn't be possible without our incredible people across the globe and our partners — our clients — who are the foundation of the FCB story," says FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray.

"In the face of these tough times, we are humbled by the accomplishments that we continue to achieve by being brave together. While we are very proud of this honor from Adweek, we feel like we've just gotten started," Murray adds.

"At FCB, we have been on a journey to prove that the creative work we make is an economic multiplier with ideas that solve problems and unlock opportunities short term, while building invaluable brand equity long term," says Susan Credle, global chief creative officer at FCB.

"Awards are one way to measure success, but the impact creative has on the businesses and communities we partner with is what really drives us," adds Credle.

The Network’s attention to community and culture is what Adweek pointed out as perhaps its greatest differentiator. Nearly a decade ago, FCB invested in implicit bias training globally, creating inclusion councils in all its top offices and installing standout talent that made history, like appointing India's first female CCO.

According to the agency, its early moves like these helped the agency respond more powerfully and in meaningful ways with its people when the social justice crisis erupted earlier this year in the United States and then around the world.

Earlier in 2020, FCB was recognised as Design Agency of the Year by D&AD, Top Global Creative Network by The One Club for Creativity and a Top 3 Global Network promoting good causes by The Good Report for the fourth consecutive year.

In 2019, the Network was also named to Ad Age’s A-List and was honoured by both Ad Age and PR Week as one of the '2020 Best Places to Work'.

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