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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.

On June 24, 2021 we announced the Digiday Media Awards winners. You can revisit the full video here, and learn more about each winning submission via our guide here. Congratulations to this year’s winners. 

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

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KEY DATES

Early Deadline: February 18, 2022 

$449 per entry

Regular Deadline: March 11, 2022 

$549 per entry

Last Chance Deadline: April 8, 2022 

$699 per entry

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Best EDITORIAL PACKAGE

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

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    Best Virtual Event

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

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      BEST SITE DESIGN

      Awarding a design that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience through its display of content and advertising across devices.

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      Best Use of Audience Insights

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

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      • 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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              Best Commerce Partner

              Awarding the publisher who has carried out the most mutually beneficial affiliate business with partners.

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                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 revenue diversification strategy

                Awarding the publisher that has most successfully created opportunities for revenue growth outside of advertising.

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                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 NEW VERTICAL OR BRAND

                Awarding a new publishing vertical or brand that has best displayed excellence through editorial quality and growth.

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                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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                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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                JUDGES

                 

                 

                 

                Jason Anders

                CHIEF NEWS EDITOR

                THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

                 

                Dieter Bohn

                EXECUTIVE EDITOR

                THE VERGE

                 

                Mike Bruno

                EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, CNN UNDERSCORED

                CNN

                 

                Michelle Buffardi

                VP, DIGITAL EDITORIAL, FOOD BRANDS

                DISCOVERY

                 

                Adolfo Fernandez

                GLOBAL PRODUCT STRATEGY MANAGER, RETAIL

                GOOGLE

                 

                David Fischer

                FOUNDER, CEO

                HIGHSNOBIETY

                 

                Nina Foroutan

                DIRECTOR, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

                FORBES

                 

                Yvonne Gerald

                VP, CONSUMER MARKETING

                TIME

                 

                Laurie Jennings

                INSTITUTE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY EDITOR, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

                HEARST

                 

                Ariel Legassa

                VP, DIGITAL MEDIA

                NESN

                 

                Clarissa Matthews

                EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRODUCT

                POLITICO

                 

                Collin McCollough

                DIRECTOR, B/R GRIDIRON

                BLEACHER REPORT

                 

                Daniel McGinn

                EXECUTIVE EDITOR

                HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

                 

                Simone Oliver

                GLOBAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

                REFINERY29

                 

                Erin Petersen

                EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, HEALTHLINE.COM

                HEALTHLINE MEDIA

                 

                Terri Pous

                MANAGING EDITOR

                APARTMENT THERAPY

                 

                Ameena Schelling

                EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

                THE DODO

                 

                Sally Shin

                EXECUTIVE EDITOR, BUSINESS, TECH & MEDIA

                NBC NEWS

                 

                Barbara Thau

                SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR

                CO—BY US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

                 

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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

                 

                 

                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.

                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 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, 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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