The categories ranged from Small Agency of the Year and International Agency of the Year to Agency of the Year in the Southwest and Best Small Agency Culture. "The past year has not been an easy one for many agencies and clients dealing with an economic recession," said Ad Age Executive Editor Abbey Klaassen. "But it's awesome to see it hasn't stopped the small-agency community from delivering creative, effective work and nurturing their unique cultures. We're humbled to recognize the great work in the industry and especially excited to see a few of last year's honorees, Pereira & O'Dell and Mono, win big awards this year."
Small Agency of the Year 2010 Pereira O'Dell, San Francisco
In only its second year in existence, this thriving agency has seen a 161% increase in revenue and is nearing the launch of a new office on the east coast. It intends to hire at least 30 more people in 2010 as it builds upon an already impressive portfolio of clients that includes Lego, Muscle Milk and University of Phoenix – a major achievement coming out the economic downturn. Read the article online here.