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Commercials 30 2012 Back to Reports & survey Listing

Peer Poll top 10
We asked every commercials production company to name the rival outfits they most respected

1. Rattling Stick
It’s the fifth year in a row that the home of Ringan Ledwidge and Danny Kleinman has been far and away the most respected production company among its peers in the Commercials 30 survey. It’s admired for its “consistently good work,” its “great roster, nice people” and for being “always brilliant.” Others point to the fact that “it’s got Ringan Ledwidge” while others vote for it because its “just very good at advertising.”

=2. Blink
Blink retains its place in the hearts of its fellow producers by “always coming up with great new talent” as well as for its “longevity” and “quality.” “Great work and a creative hub” says one voter, “the one to watch” says another. One admirer cites its “excellent development of digital” while another describes Blink as “Visionaries. experts in diversifying their business into areas outside of commercial production.”

=2. Gorgeous
“A class act” is how one voter describes Gorgeous, “amazing work and a great roster” is how others sum it up. Gorgeous is admired for its “consistently high standards” and for being “reliable and “prolific” in tough times and “retaining standards” and for being “committed to keeping their creative standards high: quality not quantity.”

4. Academy
“Solid work always guaranteed to be of a particular standard” is how one voter sees Academy which is admired for its “consistency.”

=5. sonny london
Back in the peer poll top ten once again for Sonny London which wins votes for its “stand out work” and “great ethos.”

=5. Pulse Films
A big rise up the ten for Pulse, a company that’s simply “getting better and better” according to its fans who admire its “growth and vision” and its “ability to make great low end work.”

=7. Somesuch
“Relevant and modern” is one voter’s take on Somesuch & Co, “creative newcomers” is another. “I admire the rate they are confirming UK work,” says one voter.

=7. Stink
Stink gets kudos from respondents for being “constantly one step ahead of the pack” as well as for its “uncompromising approach,” its “impressive global network” and for “always looking at the world differently.”

=9. Nexus
The Cannes Film Grand Prix winner Nexus picks up votes this time for being “always innovative”

=9. Partizan
Another year in the top ten for Partizan who also made it into the D&AD most awarded production companies of the last 50 years top ten list.

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