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Ad Age has been honoring the best agencies of the year since 1974, and every year there's a lively and heated internal debate over which shops should make the list and in what order they should be ranked.

Usually it's a fun undertaking.

Judging this year's list took on a new and unwelcome tenor as allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment were raised about key players in the advertising industry. It made us think and rethink this batch of A-Listers, an honor typically based on financial performance, new business acquisition, future-thinking strategy, excellent creative work and, to a lesser extent, agency culture.

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