The Monkeys, part of Accenture Interactive, has been named Creative Agency of the Year in the AdNews Agency of the Year awards for a string of high-profile campaigns in 2019.
The agency was up against a strong field of finalists: CHE Proximity, DDB Sydney, M&C Saatchi and Special Group Australia.
"I wasn’t expecting that at all," said Mark Green, CEO of The Monkeys, at the live-streamed AdNews Agency of the Year event.
"There were other years where we were in with a better shot than this year but I will take it.
"Thanks to all the competitors. It’s been a pretty strong year and I think some of the agencies that have done great work are here today. Well done."
Among the work from The Monkeys:
The MLA Lamb campaign called for trans-Tasman unity.
The NRMA home insurance for koalas.
Asahi and Mountain Goat Beer.
Others include loud talking bras at Berlei, Telstra's "Your don't need Australia's best network ... until you do." and bringing camping disasters to life in BCF's "Camp Pain".
The Monkeys has done well with the MLA Lamb series, winning Ad Of the Year in 2016. The agency also won Independent Agency of the Year in 2015.
Mark Green on the latest win: "Well done to the talented folk at The Monkeys who have excelled in the strangest economic environment we have ever known.
"To our clients who have supported us and of course to our family and friends. As trivial as Creative Agency of The Year might be, it is worth celebrating!"
AdNews is delighted to partner with Google, PubMatic, Outdoor Media Association, SpotX, NOVA Entertainment, IVE and Adstream for the AdNews Agency of the Year. AdNews would also like to thank Andrew Sherman, founder and CEO of The Transition Coach, for offering the winner of the Emerging Leader award an Executive Coaching program of eight coaching sessions.
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