Contagious, a globally respected, independent company, seeks to inspire marketing excellence.

The London-based editorial team dissect the insight and strategy behind the Top 1% of global campaigns, trends, brands and technologies and features the work on their online platform and physical publication – which is then used by agencies and clients as best practice the world over.

The Contagious Pioneers List is compiled annually from a rigorous analysis of the work featured on the Contagious I/O platform and this year ranks Colenso BBDO as the #1 agency in the world.

Driven by their globally acclaimed breadth of work, Colenso takes the top spot over other creative powerhouses like Wieden+Kennedy Portland, BBH London and David in Miami.

This year’s ranking also sees fellow Omnicom companies AlmapBBDO (#3), BBDO New York (#4) and CHE Proximity (#5) excel in the list of 10.

Alex Jenkins, Editorial Director at Contagious, mentions, “There is no shortcut to becoming a Contagious Pioneer agency other than consistently producing exceptional work for your clients. To be producing work that is regularly featured in Contagious is truly extraordinary and deserves credit and recognition.”

Paul Kemp-Robertson, Founder at Contagious, said “Since 2004, the Contagious editorial team has built a fiercely protected reputation for identifying the world’s most innovative, disruptive and agenda-setting ideas. For an agency to earn Pioneer status, it therefore takes bravery, ingenuity and consistent originality across a range of clients and categories. It’s a phenomenal achievement.”

Scott Coldham, Managing Director at Colenso BBDO, says, “We value Contagious’ impartial perspective on the most innovative and effective thinking on the planet hugely. To be ranked #1 is not only humbling, it’s a testament to the strength of our client partnerships, our approach to problem solving and ability to consistently deliver outstanding work and outcomes for our clients.”