About the Awards

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate and prove how powerful partnerships between clients and designers can be.

We jointly reward both parties with an Award that both can take back to the office (read more about the award levels here). Plus, a win will:

— Provide independent and prestigious recognition of the acuity and impact of your work.
— Evidence the significant value you can add to solving any challenge and demonstrate your understanding of the commercial effectiveness of design.
— Speak volumes into the conversations of the boardroom, powerfully articulating the case for design and helping to inform discussions around budget.
— Position your company or department as a design leader, increasing exposure and prestige with clients, suppliers and the media. Winners are included in a global PR campaign targeting business, consumers and design publications.
— Boost and motivate your team and help attract the right people to grow it.
— Align you with an elite group of businesses whose capability to deliver results through design is irrefutably proven. As a winner, you will be able to leverage a unique winner’s logo across your communications, using it as the marque to demonstrate the tangible returns you’ve delivered.
— Persuasively and concisely demonstrate your ability to deliver competitive advantage through design, setting you apart and driving opportunity.
— Your winning case study will be displayed in our Winners gallery and on warc.com enabling you to globally profile your work and demonstrate the scale of impact you’ve delivered.

“We have always placed a high value on the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards because of the hard measures of success on which they are judged, but also because they recognise the necessary spirit of collaboration and partnership between client and design teams on which all successful projects depend.”
Craig Wightman, Chief Design Officer, Kinneir Dufort 

 

League Table

Gold = 15Grand Prix = +10
Silver = 10
Bronze = 5 

THIS year LAST Year Agency Total 3 Years

1

3=

Design Bridge

95

2

Pearlfisher

90

3=

3=

BrandOpus

85

3=

1

Elmwood

85

5

3=

Thompson Brand Partners

55

6

9=

B&B Studio

50

7

9=

Bulletproof

40

8

7

WPA Pinfold

35

9

9=

DCA Design International

30

10=

14=

Taxi Studio

25

10=

-

Coley Porter Bell

25

10=

9=

Denomination

25

10=

14=

Free The Birds

25

10=

6

Springetts Brand Design Consultants

25

10=

14=

The Clearing

25

16 =

18=

999 Design

20

16 =

18=

Good

20

16 =

18=

Interbrand

20

16 =

-

Lewis Moberly

20

16 =

-

Spring

20