In the shortlist published today, Partners Andrews Aldridge has been cited for campaign work on six of their clients including Rolls-Royce, Greenbee, the Department of Health and Vodafone.
Wunderman follows Partners with four campaigns nominated, including its work for Ford. OgilvyOne has three campaigns short-listed, with Lida, Carlson and Proximity London on two.
See the full list of nominees below.
This year the DMA has held back on publicising the categories for which agencies have been nominated "to build anticipation".
In another first, the DMA is introducing a two-tier ticketing system for this year's ceremony, to be held at Old Billingsgate in the City of London on 9 December. Companies that book at least one table are given the option of buying ‘After Dinner Tickets' for £45 plus VAT.
The after dinner tickets allow entry from 10pm, just in time to see the Grand Prix awarded. "It's a way for companies to involve other members of staff and to give them the opportunity to enjoy the party, the celebrations and the free drinks," a spokesperson for the DMA said.
DMA Awards 2009 shortlist
20:20 London COI
Amp Morgan Lovell
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Base One Hitachi
BEC Motability Operations
Brave Marketing Kao Brands Europe
Brierley Europe Hertz Europe
Carlson Marketing COI/Department of Health
Arla Foods - Lurpak
Chemistry Communications Group SCA Hygiene Products UK
CHI & Partners Carphone Warehouse
CreatorMail TUI Travel UK
DDB London Financial Times
EHS Brann Department of Health
Entire Direct Marketing Shop Direct
Fuel Data Strategies Department of Health
Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw WWF-UK
Lateral Group and Profero COI
The Connection at St Martin's
MC&C and Whitewater RSPCA
MC&C and WPN Which?
OgilvyOne Worldwide American Express
Ogilvy London Coca-Cola Company
OgilvyOne Worldwide British Gas
OgilvyOne Worldwide IBM
Partners Andrews Aldridge Department of Health
Partners Andrews Aldridge Greenbee
Partners Andrews Aldridge Early Learning Centre
Partners Andrews Aldridge Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Partners Andrews Aldridge Vodafone
Partners Andrews Aldridge Visit Wales
Profero Channel 4
Proximity London Volkswagen
Proximity London RNLI
Publicis Dialog Zurich Financial Services
Quant Presky Maves IKEA UK
Rapier Virgin Media
Rapp UK IFAW UK
RN Advertising Martin Randall Travel
The Red Brick Road & Ruby Gala Casinos
Save the Children Save the Children
Stephens Francis Whitson More Than
Story UK First Direct
The Glenmorangie Company
Tangible SoundEffects UK
TDA St Dunstan's
TEQUILA\London The Army
The FDS Group of Companies Danone Waters UK
The Good Agency Centrepoint
The Leaflet Company Somerfield
Watson Phillips & Norman COI/HSE
WPN and MC&C Which?
Ford of Europe
FedEx Greater London House