M&C Saatchi Group has topped The Australian Financial Review's Most Innovative Companies list 2017 while Leo Burnett Sydney ranked #4, - moving up 10 places from last year's list - and CHE Proximity has been ranked #7.
to the AFR, one of the standout innovations as assessed by this year's
judging panel was top-ranking M&C Saatchi's "Fireblanket" for client
NRMA. It is a prototype wireless sensor network that smells bushfire,
and tracks and predicts where the fire could go. The sensor nodes are
placed around at-risk communities, acting as a 24/7 early-warning system
stated purpose is to 'Make your world a safer place'. So to start, we
looked at what makes Australia unsafe. We zeroed in on bushfires and
went deep to understand the gaps," Justin Graham (far left), chief
strategy officer at M&C Saatchi Group told the Australian Financial
Says Jaimes Leggett (above right), CEO,
M&C Saatchi: "We're honoured to be named the most innovative
company in Australia. To be ranked alongside those disrupting markets,
building products and changing the world is humbling. It's a great
accolade for all in the industry and an important marker of the value we
bring to clients. Every business in every market is being disrupted.
Creativity as a means of driving business transformation is profound,
and Australia needs it more now than ever."
Leo Burnett Sydney has been on a 2-year transformation strategy focused on innovation.
Leo Burnett, Sydney CEO Pete Bosilkovski (left): "Our unwavering focus
on 'consumer first innovation' has transformed our business and the
services we offer our client partners. At a time when brands face fierce
competition and disruption, we believe innovation plays a critical role
in not only keeping brands competitive and relevant, but in helping to
future proof their growth, and change the rules of the game."
new experience economy is very exciting for us as it's creating new
opportunities for our business and client partners. We are very proud
that our company strategy and lateral innovation solutions have being
recognised again as part of The AFR's Most Innovative Companies list for
the second year."