How a Year Without Awards Offered Fresh Perspective and Also Showed Their Necessity

Though it was a nice break, it’s great to have it be over

When Publicis Groupe announced they would take a year off from festivals, there were a lot of fears. Many of them didn't become reality. Getty Images

I’ll admit it, I really love winning awards. I’ll also admit, I really don’t love work that was only created to win awards.

@britt_nolan Britt Nolan is chief creative officer of Leo Burnett USA.