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The Digiday Awards is the industry's annual recognition of the companies, campaigns and creative modernizing media and marketing. Over the years, these awards have honored industry-leading work from Edelman, VICE, HP and more.

Planning to submit this year? Sign up below for reminders about deadlines. To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips on crafting a winning entry and past coverage of this program, click here

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KEY DATES

Regular Deadline: August 20

$549 per entry

Last Chance Deadline: September 24

$699 per entry

All deadlines end at 11:59 p.m. PST
 

Shortlist Announcement: October 26

 

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Best Use of Social

Awarding the social media strategy that has been most creative, strategic and effective in achieving its objectives.

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    BEST USE OF INFLUENCER MARKETING

    Awarding the influencer marketing strategy that has been most creative, strategic and effective in achieving its objectives.

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      BEST STRATEGY PIVOT

      Awarding the strategy that, following changes due to external factors, was ultimately able to successfully deliver desired goals.

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        BEST GAMING/ESPORTS CAMPAIGN

        Awarding the campaign that has been most successful in achieving its objectives through gaming or esports.

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          Most Innovative Publisher

          Awarding a publisher that best exemplifies original thinking and creativity in editorial, audience development and revenue generation.

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          Most Innovative INDEPENDENT AGENCY

          Awarding the independent agency that has been most strategic, original and effective in helping partners achieve their goals.

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          Most Innovative Media Agency

          Awarding the media agency that has been most strategic, original and effective in helping partners achieve their goals.

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          Most Innovative Brand

          Awarding the brand that is modernizing the industry through innovative marketing, advertising and customer engagement strategies.

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          Most Innovative Technology Platform

          Awarding the technology platform that has been most effective in helping partners achieve their goals.

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          LEADER OF THE YEAR

          Awarding the executive who has most successfully led their team both in strength and forward-thinking through a tumultuous year.

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          PAST WINNERS

           

           

           

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          JUDGES

           

           

           

          Leanne Armstead

          DIGITAL AFFILIATE MARKETING MANAGER

          KROGER

           

          Will Cady

          HEAD OF CREATIVE STRATEGY

          REDDIT

           

          Ellen Chung

          SENIOR BRAND MANAGER, ECOMMERCE

          HEFTY/REYNOLDS

           

          La'Teecha Davis

          DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MARKETING (TNT, TBS & TRUTV)

          WARNER MEDIA

           

          Jodi Harris

          GLOBAL VP, MARKETING CULTURE & CAPABILITIES

          AB IN-BEV

           

          Paul Hood

          DIRECTOR, DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT, THE SUN

          NEWS UK

           

          Michelle Horowitz

          SVP, MARKETING

          BLINK FITNESS

           

          Ivonne Kinser

          HEAD OF DIGITAL MARKETING

          AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO

           

          Ben Kunz

          EVP, STRATEGY

          MEDIASSOCIATES

           

          Tony Marlow

          CMO

          INTEGRAL AD SCIENCE

           

          Bree McKenney

          HEAD OF MARKETING

          CONDÉ NAST

           

          Kelly Morris

          BRAND MEDIA STRATEGIST, GLOBAL AD PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS

          IBM WW

           

          Imran Patel

          VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

          QUIP

           

          Yuko Tsukada

          CREATIVE DIRECTOR, APAC

          BLOOMBERG MEDIA STUDIOS

           

          Abhi Vyas

          HEAD OF DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGY

          VERIZON

           

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          HOW TO ENTER

           

           

          1

          SELECT CATEGORY

           

          Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

           

           

          2

          ADD DESCRIPTION

           

          Enter platform details and answer a few short questions.

           

           

          3

          UPLOAD WORK

           

          Upload a case study showcasing your campaign.

           

           

          4

          SUBMIT

           

          Submit your entry fee payment online.

           

           

           

          JUDGING CRITERIA

          The judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate transparent success over the past 12 months. Our judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities.

          Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries and this could include details of financial performance, results in terms of KPI, creative evidence in terms of a sizzle reel, still images, or links to the final project. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Interested in being a judge? Submit your nomination here.

          THE JUDGING PROCESS

          Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form relating to Digiday's four criteria: innovation, creativity, consumer value, and results. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

          CONFIDENTIALITY

          All material will remain confidential to the judges, who are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Only the "Credits" section of an entry is subject to be made public.

           

          FAQ

           

          Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

          Yes, the Digiday Technology Awards are open globally. 

          What is the eligibility period?

          The eligibility period for all Digiday Media awards programs begins 12 months prior to the Early Deadline and ends on the Early Deadline.

          Can I submit the same campaign or entry in multiple categories?

          Yes. Entry fees are per category.

          Can I edit my submission after the deadline?

          No. Your submission must be completed in its entirety by the deadline date. There will be no re-accessing submissions after payment. 

          What parts of my entry are made public?

          The only information that is ever publicized is the 'Credits' section of your entry, should you be named a finalist or winner. 

          Who's contact information should we include on the entry form?

          We use the included contact information for all updates regarding your entry. You should also include a secondary contact & email address in case we aren't able to connect with you.

          What if my company or a competitor has a judge on the jury panel?

          We recuse judges from scoring any categories their company or a direct competitor submits to. 

          When and how are finalists announced?

          The shortlist will be announced on Digiday.com. The specific date will be included within the confirmation email received post entry. All entrants will be notified, whether you are named a finalist or not, via the email address you included on your entry. 

          When are the winners announced?

          All winners are announced virtually. The exact date will be announced with the shortlist. 

          Can I license the use of the Digiday Awards logo?

          Yes. Our licensing program provides you with the opportunity to further the reach of your win through the use of our seal on your website, via social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.

           

           

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