Rethink and Squarespace Top Global Shortlist For ADC 102nd Annual Awards

The One Club for Creativity have announced the entries from 52 countries and regions on the shortlist for the global ADC 102nd Annual Awards.

Shortlisted entries were selected by this year’s esteemed jury to move into the second round of judging, which is taking place now.  This year’s finalists — entries which will win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Cube or Merit — will be announced later this month.

Rethink in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver leads the way with 35 shortlisted entries, including six for IKEA “The Trolls”, and  five each for Kraft Heinz “AI Ketchup”, and Penguin Random House “The Unburnable Book”.

Squarespace New York is close behind with 32 entries shortlisted this year, including 11 each for “The Singularity” and “The Singularity BTS”.  R/GA US has 26 entries on the shortlist, including seven for the Ad Council, Love Has No Labels “The Gentle Giant”, and five each for Verizon “Pepsi Halftime Ultra Pass” and Procter & Gamble “The Name”.

HEIMAT Berlin, Klick Health Toronto, McCann New York, Serviceplan Germany Munich, and Spotify In-House New York all have 24 shortlisted entries, followed by Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco and The New York Times Magazine with 23 each. 

Receiving 22 shortlisted entries are Dentsu Tokyo, Leo Burnett Toronto, and Performance Art Toronto.

A total of 2,216 entries from 52 counties and regions are shortlisted this year.  The top five countries are the US with 977, Canada with 242, Germany with 210, mainland China with 180, and Japan with 116.

The complete ADC 102nd Annual Awards shortlist is available here.

Tickets are on sale now for the ADC 102nd Annual Awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, May 17 at Terminal 5 in New York during Creative Week 2023.

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