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Johannes Leonardo Named Small Agency of the Year, Overall Silver





Advertising Age and Creativity Recognize Ad Agency’s Rapid Growth and Creative Success

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — New York creative agency Johannes Leonardo has been named Small Agency of the Year, Overall Silver by Advertising Age and Creativity.  Founded in 2007 on a belief that the consumer has become the medium and that the power of creativity can be a liberating force for brands to overcome any challenge they may face, the agency has quickly grown from four employees to more than 50, and attracted an impressive roster of global brands.  Johannes Leonardo was also named this year’s Advertising Age and Creativity “Agency to Watch.

“It is an honor to be recognized among the year’s top small agencies, and this award reinforces our belief that we have assembled the right team and brand partners to empower a new creative approach for a new era,” said Jan Jacobs, co-founder, Johannes Leonardo.  “Our creative success is fueled by our ability to attract stellar talent from countries around the world.  While diverse in our backgrounds, we share a relentless passion to create work that works, something that is incredibly important as the new communications landscape becomes increasingly competitive.  Consumers still have the same amount of time, but now there are even more options for ways they can spend it.  Our work must prove more compelling, more engaging and more resonant, amidst this contest for a meaningful place in our consumer’s lives.”

Building off the success of its early award-winning work for Google, Nomis and Daffy’s, Johannes Leonardo has quadrupled revenues since 2009, doubling in size and signing on global brands including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola and Chanel, and increasing its Google business by partnering with Google Display.  Most recently, the agency was named Global Agency of Record for Bacardi and took home three prestigious Cannes Lions for its work with Google.

“We are tackling some of the largest challenges our brands have ever faced, and we are humbled to play a role in instigating strategic and creative solutions at a time when, more than ever before, creativity has the potential to have such a profound impact on business,” said Leo Premutico, co-founder, Johannes Leonardo.  “We are incredibly proud of our team, and we congratulate them along with all of this year’s winners.”

The Small Agency Award winners were announced on July 28, in Denver, Colorado, at a ceremony honoring the best small agencies of less than 150 employees globally.  The editorial staff from Advertising Age and Creativity judged hundreds of submissions from agencies representing the U.S., Canada and 20 countries around the world to determine this year’s winners.  To read about Johannes Leonardo the 2011 Small Agencies of the Year, visit


Johannes Leonardo is a creative agency based in New York City, formed in November 2007 by award-winning creatives Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico.  By acknowledging contemporary society as a true global creative community, active in interpreting, supporting and spreading the vision behind every brand, Johannes Leonardo views the collective consumer audience as the most powerful medium.  Johannes Leonardo works with a leading roster of brands including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Chanel, Coca-Cola, GE and Google.  For more information visit

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