AdPulp’s Most Admired

Fortune–a magazine I generally find useful–has added “Advertising and Marketing” to its list of industries for their 2005 America’s Most Admired Companies report. Here are the winners:
1-Omnicom Group
2-Vertis
3-Grey Global Group
4-Interpublic Group
I’ve never heard of Vertis, until now. I once worked for an Omnicom agency and it was an okay experience. Grey and Interpublic are probably okay to work for, as well. But “most admired” seems like a stretch. I don’t know too many people who admire holding companies. Individual agencies held by said companies, yes. Men in suits pushing numbers, no.
AdPulp’s most admired advertising companies:
Google (for letting everyone play)
Fallon (for keeping it real)
Wieden + Kennedy (for staying independent)
Goodby Silverstein + Partners (for their exceptionally good taste)

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.