History

2015
Proximity Russia agency (BBDO Russia Group) picked up a gold Lion and a silver Lion in Media and bronze Lion in Cyber for Post-it «The Banner That Makes You Like Banners» at Cannes Lions festival.
BBDO Moscow agency (BBDO Russia Group) won silver Lion in Branded Content & Entertainment for INTOUCH Mortal Timeline at Cannes Lions festival.
OMD MD|PHD Group changes its name to MEDIA DIRECTION GROUP.

2014
BBDO Group got the "Idea bathtub" prize at "Idea!" festival as the most awarded agency.
At KIAF BBDO was named Best Agency of the Festival.
At The Webby Awards Instinct won in the Interactive Advertising & Media category.
BBDO Group was joined by celebrity endorsement agency TMA.
Instinct became Agency of the Year at Red Apple.
2013
For the first time since the Young Lions category was established in Cannes 19 years ago the creative team from Russa was awarded gold Proximity Russia's work was first in the Cyber category.
BBDO Group was joined by Synergy Media, Euro Publicity, Pitch, Buying Partner as associated partners
BBDO Group was named Agency of the Year at the Red Apple festival.
At KIAF BBDO was named Best Agency of the Festival.
2012
BBDO Group works were shortlisted 9 times in “Film”, Promo & Activation, Outdoor, Cyber and Press categories, they were awarded two Bronze lions in Cyber (Car vs Piano campaign for the INTOUCH Company) and Press (Sex shop campaign for Google Street View service) categories.
BBDO Group won the HR-brand of the Year contest.
BBDO was named the most award-winning agency in Russia in 2012 according to The Big Won.
2011
“The Mosquito” clip was shortlisted in the Film category at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
BBDO Group was named Agency of the Year at the Red Apple festival.
Pelican event-marketing agency was launched.
BBDO Group was first in the Advertising category according to AKAR annual creativity rating.
BBDO was named the most award-winning agency in Russia in 2011 according to The Big Won.

2010
The BBDO Digital agency is formed from BBDO Interactive and the digital department of Code of Trade. Contrapunto, the third creative agency, is founded.
2009
For the first time BBDO Moscow was awarded with a gold prize at the Golden Drum Festival and was first in the “Advertising” category for the second time in a row according to AKAR’s annual creativity rating.
The Squirrels campaign was recognized as the most award-winning advertisement in Russia.
2008
BBDO Central Asia agency in Kazakhstan and BBDO Kiev in Ukraine were founded.
Fuse BBDO agency, which specializes in sponsorship and communication in entertainment & sports became a new member of the Group.
BBDO Moscow was named best in the “Advertising” category, and BBDO Interactive came in first in the Interactive category for the second year in a row according to AKAR annual creativity rating.

2007
Media Instinct, the third media agency was founded.
The creativity agency Instinct was named best in AKAR’s creativity rating and became “The Agency of the Year.
The BBDO Interactive agency won the Interactive” category in AKARs creativity rating.

2006
Three more companies joined the group: BBDO Branding, BrandScience and Mint (formerly known as Pleon).
PHD, a new media planning agency based on Media Wise agency and a part of the international network known under the same name was founded.
BBDO Group’s staff reaches 500 people.

2005
The Code of Trade buying agency was established.
2004
BBDO Interactive, which works with Internet projects, was separated as a unit.
BBDO Moscow became the first Russian agency awarded a golden prize at the prestigious Epica Awards festival for “The Cosmonaut” advertisement for Orbit.
2003
The creative agencies BBDO Moscow and Instinct, media agencies OMG Media Direction and Media Wise and the integrated marketing decisions agency Proximity Russia joined BBDO Group completing its formation.
2000
Proximity Russia joins the Group.
BBDO Moscow has over 100 employees.

1999
BBDO Group was the first on the market to create an integrated back office that allowed running the company and coordinating all the units in a more efficient and rational way.
1997
The OMD Media Direction agency office was set up.
1992
BBDO Moscow developed the first advertising campaigns for the governmental privatization program.
1989
The year BBDO Moscow was founded (with only 5 employees). The company was established in order to service Pepsi-Cola, the first American brand with significant presence in the Soviet Union and plants on its territory.