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)

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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 at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.