The Martin Agency named top advertising agency in U.S. for second year in a row

By Gregory J. Gilligan | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Martin Agency has done it again. Adweek has named the Richmond-based advertising firm as the top ad agency in the nation.

The agency received the honors from the influential industry trade publication for the second consecutive year, making it only the third firm to win the U.S. award in back-to-back years. The Martin Agency also won the nation’s top award in 2009.

“One of the hardest things to do in any high level competition is to repeat. I don’t think we had any expectations this year that we would win again. Certainly, you hope that [because] we put in a lot of hard work,” said Kristen Cavallo, The Martin Agency’s CEO.

“When we heard we won back-to-back, we were excited — excited not only for the people who work here and the clients who support us but for Richmond as a community because it is just pretty amazing,” she said. “It puts the agency in a pretty esteemed set of ad agencies.”

Adweek cited multiple reasons for naming Martin its agency of the year again, including its work and revenue growth.

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