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The Digiday Media Awards, formerly the Digiday Publishing Awards, recognize the companies working to modernize digital media. Over the years, the awards have honored industry-leading work from The New York Times, Dotdash Meredith, PopSugar and more.

Planning to submit next year? ​​​​​​ 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. Sign up below for deadline reminders where you'll be the first to be notified.

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KEY DATES

Early Deadline: January 26, 2023

$499 per entry

Regular Deadline: March 9, 2023

$599 per entry

Last Chance Deadline: April 20, 2023

$729 per entry

All deadlines end at 11:59 p.m. PST 

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Best Editorial Package

Awarding the best editorial package created by a newsroom for the reader.

2021 Winner:

 

    Best Virtual Event

    Awarding the best execution of a single virtual event that served as an extension of the publisher’s brand.

    2021 Winner:

     

      Journalist of the Year

      Honoring the individual journalist who has been most successful in creating unique, deeply reported and/or valuable journalism in alignment with their editorial mission.

       

      Best Use of Audience Insights

      Awarding a strategy that has successfully deployed audience insights to grow set KPIs.

      2021 Winner:

       

      • Pfizer, Inc. - Pledge to #StandWithScience

       

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      Best Custom Advertising

      Awarding non-standard advertising options that best serve a combination of user experience and commercial goals.

      Best Ad Tech Platform

      Awarding the ad tech platform that has most successfully helped publishers meet set goals.

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        Best Video Platform

        Awarding the video platform that has most successfully helped publishers meet set goals.

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          Best Publisher Platform

          Awarding a technology that is most successful in helping publishers meet set goals.

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            Best First-Party Data Strategy

            Awarding the best strategy for collecting and organizing first-party data.

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              Video Team of the Year

              Awarding the video team that has produced the highest quality video and visual journalism.

               

               

                Best Subscription or Membership Product

                Awarding a paid subscription/membership product that has successfully increased revenue and /or enhanced audience engagement.

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                Best Digital Product Innovation

                Awarding the digital property innovation that best enhanced user experience and improved content or ad delivery.

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                Best Video Distribution and Programming Strategy 

                Awarding the video distribution and programming strategy that has most successfully reached its target audience.

                 

                Editorial Team of the Year

                Awarding the editorial team that has delivered the highest quality reporting in pursuit of their editorial mission.

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                Best Video Campaign

                Awarding the video campaign that has been most successful in achieving its objectives.

                 

                Most Engaged Community

                Awarding the publisher that has enjoyed consistently high audience engagement and a strong sense of community built around its content.

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                Ad Operations Team of the Year

                Honoring the team that has been most effective in supporting day-to-day advertising operations, partnering with clients and ultimately, growing a media company’s advertising business.

                 

                Best Contextual Targeting Offering

                Recognizing the contextual advertising offering that is most effective in helping clients achieve business objectives.

                 

                Media Brand of the Year

                Awarding the media brand that has been most strategic, knowledgeable and effective in achieving their goals.

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                • DAZN
                   

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                Publisher of the Year

                Awarding a publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to media.

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                PAST JUDGES

                 

                 

                 

                Melissa Conner

                PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

                JENNIFER BETT COMMUNICATIONS

                 

                Jen Simonds

                VP, BRAND STRATEGY & CONTENT

                NASDAQ

                 

                Alyson Williams

                SVP, DIGITAL OPERATIONS & STRATEGY

                FORBES

                 

                Michelle Buffardi

                VP, DIGITAL EDITORIAL, FOOD BRANDS

                DISCOVERY

                 

                Jennifer Douglass

                VP, DIGITAL, HEAD OF AUDIENCE & ANALYTICS

                MEDIA EXPERTS

                 

                Hwa-Shih Lee

                SVP, DIGITAL

                PALISADES MEDIA GROUP

                 

                Ian Edgar

                VP, STRATEGY & VIDEO PROGRAMMING

                CONDE NAST

                 

                Chris Hunter

                VP, MEDIA

                SPORTS ILLUSTRATED/THE ARENA GROUP

                 

                Andrew Herrera

                FOUNDER & CEO

                REMEZCELA

                 

                Swapnil Patel

                EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MEDIA

                MCKINNEY

                 

                Bess Browning

                MEDIA DIRECTOR

                ECHOPOINT MEDIA

                 

                Giovanna Alfieri

                VP OF ECOMMERCE & DIGITAL MARKETING

                THE HONEY POT COMPANY

                 

                Wesley Bonner

                SVP, MARKETING & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

                BDG

                 

                Charlotte Owen

                EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

                BUSTLE

                 

                Sarah Zielie

                VP, MEDIA

                SPACE 150

                 

                Steve Raizes

                SVP OF PODCASTS

                VIACOMCBS/PARAMOUNT

                 

                Sheri Repicci

                SVP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

                CAFEMEDIA / ADTHRIVE

                 

                Anna Hoffman

                EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CREATIVE STUDIO

                APARTMENT THERAPY MEDIA

                 

                Scott Messer

                SVP, MEDIA

                LEAF GROUP

                 

                Justis Kao

                HEAD OF MUSIC & CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

                LOOP MEDIA, INC.

                 

                Jon Lindsay Phillips

                CEO

                PHILLCOMM GLOBAL

                 

                Krystle Kopacz

                CEO

                REVMADE

                 

                Sharona Meushar

                HEAD OF MARKETING

                CODEFUEL

                 

                Dana Droppo

                SVP, HEAD OF MARKETING

                BILLBOARD

                 

                Theresa Boras

                DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE MARKETING SALES

                THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

                 

                Sandro Bellini

                CREATIVE STRATEGY DIRECTOR

                YAHOO INC.

                 

                Carolyne Guss

                GROUP VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

                SALLY BEAUTY

                 

                Scott Dahl

                VP, GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

                PERISCOPE

                 

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                PAST WINNERS

                 

                 

                 

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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, Results and Overall.

                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. After each judge submits their score for the above criteria, the scores of each criteria will then be averaged and then combined to determine an overall score for each entry. The highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist and winner lists.

                CONFIDENTIALITY

                All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist/winners announcement. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for shortlist/winner announcements and winners guides.

                 

                FAQ

                 

                Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

                Yes, the Digiday Media Awards are open to entrants globally. 

                What is the eligibility period?

                The eligibility period for all submission materials spans the 12 months prior to the Early Deadline and ends on the Late Deadline at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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

                Yes. Entry fees are applied per category.

                Can I edit my submission after the deadline?

                No. Your submission must be completed in its entirety at the time of payment. There will be no re-accessing submissions after payment or the deadline.

                What parts of my entry are made public?

                We publicize the ‘Credits’ section and paraphrase your entry content for the winners guides, should you be named a finalist or winner.

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

                You should include the information of the most appropriate point of contact for updates regarding your entry. Please provide a company email address. You should also include a secondary email address in case we aren't able to connect with the primary contact.

                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?

                Finalists will be contacted via email regarding their entry, whether they have been selected for the shortlist or not. The shortlist will be announced virtually, after judging closes.

                When and how are the winners announced?

                Winners are announced virtually. The exact date will be announced when the shortlist is announced.

                Can I license the use of the Digiday Media 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, social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.

                Can I sponsor a Digiday Media Awards program?

                Yes. To learn more about opportunities to sponsor an awards program, please contact awards@digiday.com.

                How can I nominate myself or someone else to be a juror?

                To nominate yourself or another person to participate on our jury panels, please contact awards@digiday.com and/or fill out this form.

                 

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