MDC Partners’ agencies are big winners at the 2009 Effie Awards

June 9, 2009

CP+B wins the Grand Effie for “Whopper Freakout”

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – MDC Partners Inc. and its agencies were big winners at this year’s 41st Annual Effie awards. The Effie Awards, a highly prestigious awards competition, recognizes effectiveness among the marketing communications industry.

Colle + McVoy took home two Gold Effies for Rhymesayers Entertainment and Erbert + Gerberts Franchise Systems, Dotglu, part of Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, won a silver for their work on BMW of North America, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky won a silver for Coke Zero, a bronze for Miller High Life and the coveted Grand Effie (Best in Show), for their “Whopper Freakout” campaign for Burger King.

“Burger King won the Grand Effie convincingly due to their boldness and creativity across multiple media platforms, delivering real cultural relevance and above all, outstanding business results,” said Carl Johnson, Effie Worldwide chairman and Anomaly co-founder, in a statement released by the Effies.

Whopper Freakout, a documentary style campaign, showed consumers passionate reactions when they were told that the Whopper had been taken off Burger King’s menu. The work drove double-digit sales for the Whopper, and was credited by Burger King with a 4.2% same store sales increase. It also garnered a tremendous amount of buzz and attention, with 250,000 unique visitors to WhopperFreakout.com in its first month. The original eight-minute video (from which the television spots were cut) had gotten over 15 million views by its second month, with a multitude of consumer generated imitations on YouTube.

CP+B’s wins coupled with those of Colle + McVoy and Dotglu make MDC Partners the second most awarded network at the Effies.

“This recognition is a great reflection of the tremendous leadership, dedication and competencies throughout the MDC Partners organization. We at MDC Partners are thrilled by our association with partners whose tremendous thought leadership and innovative use of brilliant ideas creates not only incredible buzz and social relevance in the marketplace, but most importantly, outstanding financial results for our clients,” said Miles Nadal, Chairman and CEO, MDC Partners.

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners is a leading provider of marketing communications solutions and services to clients in North America, Europe and Latin America. Through its partnership of entrepreneurial firms it provides advertising, specialized communications and consulting services to leading brands. MDC Partners’ philosophy emphasizes the utilization of Strategy and Creativity to drive growth for its clients. “MDC Partners is The Place Where Great Talent Lives”. MDC Partners Class A shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol “MDCA” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDZ.A”.

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