Best Agency to Work For is possibly the only predictive award the Holmes Report gives out. By this, we mean there’s a direct correlation between the agencies on this list and those that take home our biggest honor (often times at some point in the future) — Agency of the Year.

That’s, in part, because firms that take culture seriously tend to attract and retain smart and creative talent who, in turn, produce stellar work. It’s a simple formula but one that’s easily overlooked amid the breathless pace and tremendous pressures that are an  inevitable reality of agency life. But this pace is exactly why agencies shouldn’t underestimate the power its culture has on the work its employees produce. This year, we recognize five agencies that took top honors in their size categories. (We added a new category Boutique Category 2 to reflect the volume of submissions that we receive from those agencies that are between 10 to 30 people. For more information on the process and categories, see FAQs.) 

Trophies for the top ranking agencies will be presented at the 2019 North American SABRE Awards in New York on Tuesday, May 7. Tickets can be purchased here

Top winners are listed below, profiles of  top-firms, plus the top five ranking in each category, can be found here.

 (350+ employees) 
W2O Group (Independent) 

2019 BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR, MIDSIZE (136 - 349 employees)
GCI Health (WPP) 

2019 BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR, SMALL(71 - 135 employees)
Highwire (Independent) 

2019 BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR, BOUTIQUE — Category 1 (31 - 70 employees)
Davies (Independent)

2019 BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR, BOUTIQUE — Category 2 (10 - 30 employees)

You can also read more about the process via our FAQ.