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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

Shortlist Announcement: October 26

 

Winners Announcement: December 16

 

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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

           
           

          Renata Altenfelder

          ED, GLOBAL BRAND AND MARKETING

          MOTOROLA

           

          Asan Aslam

          EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

          FIG

           

          Luiz Felipe Barrios

          GLOBAL VP, DATA, MEDIA AND DIGITAL PRODUCTS

          AB INBEV

           

          Jeremy Bernstein

          EVP, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

          EDELMAN

           

          Laurie Blair

          VP, BRAND MARKETING

          WALGREENS

           

          Nathan Friedman

          CMO

          UNDERSTOOD

           

          Walter Geer

          EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

          VMLY&R

           

          Todd Kaplan

          VP, MARKETING, PEPSI

          PEPSICO

           

          Vivek Kumar

          CMO, CRO

          URBANSTEMS

           

          Sharon Harris

          CMO

          JELLYFISH

           

          Michelle Horowitz

          CMO

          BLINK FITNESS

           

          Alayna Miller

          VP, GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

          MOSAIC

           

          Syed Naqvi

          DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

          DENTSU

           

          Danielle Rubino

          EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BRAND MARKETING

          FORBES

           

          Shruti Samant

          DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

          PROCTER & GAMBLE

           

          Olivia Sanchez

          VP, MARKETING, CREAMERS

          DANONE

           

          Lexi Sigesmund

          MARKETING DIRECTOR, CAMPAIGNS & CONTENT

          CHOBANI

           

          Smriti Sinha

          GLOBAL HEAD OF SOCIAL AND APP MARKETING

          THRIVE GLOBAL

           

          Matt Story

          VP, GLOBAL MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS AND ADVOCACY

          VISA

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          HOW TO ENTER

           

           

          1

          SELECT

           

          Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

           

          2

          RESPOND

           

          Prepare responses to entry prompts.

           

          3

          UPLOAD

           

          Upload supporting materials that strengthen your entry.

           

          4

          SUBMIT

           

          Submit your entry fee payment online.

           

           

          JUDGING CRITERIA

          Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities and will evaluate entries based on the following criteria: Innovation, Creativity, Consumer Value and Results. 

          Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance, specific KPIs, creative evidence in the form of a sizzle reel, campaign images, or links to the final project or related sites. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

          THE JUDGING PROCESS

          Judges will score each entry prompt and consider any supporting materials submitted. These scores will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All scores will then be averaged and the highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist. Note: At least three judges will score each entry.

          CONFIDENTIALITY

          All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for posts on Digiday.com. Specific results are never shared. 

           

          FAQ

           

          Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

          Yes, the Digiday Awards are open globally. 

          What is the eligibility period?

          July 2020 - July 2021. 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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