The AD Club of NY and The International ANDY Awards Announce Honorees for their Annual Event Recognizing Fearless Brand-Agency Collaborations


As Advertising Week New York approaches, today, The AD Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards announced the esteemed honorees for their highly anticipated annual event Brave Brands, celebrating the boldest and most innovative brand-agency collaborations of the year. The event, scheduled to take place on October 16th, in New York City will recognize brands and agencies that fearlessly embraced audacious approaches and took risks in their pursuit of excellence.

The AD Club of New York is a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for creative minds and industry professionals to connect, collaborate, and drive innovation in the advertising community. Through its diverse range of programs, events, and initiatives, The AD Club of NY fosters the growth of young talent while recognizing excellence in the advertising industry.

“There’s never been a more critical time for brave brand-agency partnerships to exist in our industry. It’s imperative to take the risks that drive business and culture forward,” said Tiffany Rolfe, Global Chief Creative Officer of RGA and ANDY Chair. “As head of the ANDY’s jury, I look forward to celebrating these amazing honorees alongside the Ad Club and International ANDY Awards.”

The International ANDY Awards is one of the most prestigious global advertising competitions celebrating and honoring creativity, craft, and culture. With a legacy spanning six decades come 2024, The ANDY Awards recognizes exceptional campaigns and ideas that challenge the norms and push the boundaries of traditional advertising such as this year’s Brave Brands Honorees.

The honorees, carefully selected by The 2023 ANDY Awards Jury for their groundbreaking campaigns who have left an indelible mark on the advertising landscape, include: 

Mars Skittles & DDB Chicago + DDB New York 
An Nahar Newspaper & IMPACT BBDO 
Ulta Beauty & McCann New York 
Dame & Mischief @ No Fixed Address 
Anheuser-Busch InBev – Budweiser & Wieden+Kennedy 
Penguin Random House & Rethink
Matilda Bay Brewery & Howatson+Company 
Back Market & Marcel 
Burger King & DAVID 
Burger King & DAVID + ZUBI, A VMLY&R Company 

“These honorees represent the epitome of creative fearlessness, breaking boundaries and challenging conventions in the advertising world,” said Gina Grillo, CEO and President of The AD Club and The International ANDY Awards. “Their collaborations have set a new standard for audacity and innovation, inspiring the industry at large.”

The AD Club of NY and The International ANDY Awards welcome Club members and non-members alike and encourage attendance to this exclusive celebration of fearlessness and ingenuity in advertising. The 2023 Brave Brands ceremony is sponsored by Experian, META, Cheryl Overton Communications, KERV, Outbrain, Simulmedia and Cadent and is in partnership with Advertising Week and The DRUM.