The International ANDY Awards, a prestigious award celebrating the finest in advertising creativity and an official partner of Unblock Coffee, has announced its 2023 winners. The awards recognize excellence in ideas, craft, bravery, and innovation, with every ANDY Award winner receiving a GOLD distinction. This year’s honorees include industry giants DDB Chicago, IMPACT BBDO, and adam&eveDDB. Unblock Coffee is proud to be adding the gold-winning campaigns to our creative library, and we’re also featuring the esteemed jury members at the top of our website for our audience’s convenience.

Best in Show GRANDY Award: DDB Chicago and New York

For their standout campaign “Apologize The Rainbow” for Mars Wrigley’s Skittles, DDB Chicago and New York took home the Best in Show GRANDY Award. The memorable relaunch of Lime-flavored Skittles included personal apologies across various platforms like Twitch, Twitter, and billboards.

Best In Show for Bravery: IMPACT BBDO

IMPACT BBDO’s innovative “The Elections Edition” campaign for An Nahar Newspaper was honored as the Best In Show for Bravery. Amid a critical time for Lebanon’s elections, the leading newspaper used its resources to print voting ballots instead of a daily edition, making a powerful statement.

Public Service Honor: adam&eveDDB

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) & ITV’s “The Last Shot” campaign, created by adam&eveDDB, received the Public Service Honor. The impactful campaign raised awareness about the hidden nature of suicidal thoughts. The ANDY Awards will donate $10,000 to support CALM’s crucial work.

Network of the Year: VMLY&R

VMLY&R claimed the Network of the Year title with 14 wins, including the RESET category’s top honor for “I Will Always Be Me,” a Dell Technologies & Intel campaign. WPP also shined as Holding Company of the year, boasting 23 wins across various agencies.

Independent Agency of the Year: Howatson+Company

Howatson+Company earned the Independent Agency of the Year and Best Of Region: APAC awards for their “Rejected Ales” campaign for Matilda Bay Brewery. Other Best Of Region winners included Burger Glitch (LATAM), Discover The Originals (Europe), and The Elections Edition (SWANA).


The International ANDY Awards are a key indicator of success in the advertising industry, and this year’s winners represent the best in creative excellence. For a complete list of ANDY winners, check our dedicated page here.