Digiday Publishing Awards

December 9, 2016

Open For Entries: Regular deadline

 

The Digiday Publishing Awards recognize the best global digital publishing innovation by publishers, brands, agencies and technology platforms. Over the years, the awards have honored industry-leading work from companies like The Atlantic, The Washington Post and more.

Have what it takes this year? Don't miss the following deadlines to submit your work.

Early deadline: November 18, 2016 - $395 per entry
Regular deadline: December 9, 2016 - $495 per entry
Last chance deadline: January 13, 2017 - $695 per entry

Sign up here to receive reminders of submission deadlines

Digiday Publishing Awards

December 9, 2016

Open For Entries: Regular deadline

 

The Digiday Publishing Awards recognize the best global digital publishing innovation by publishers, brands, agencies and technology platforms. Over the years, the awards have honored industry-leading work from companies like The Atlantic, The Washington Post and more.

Have what it takes this year? Don't miss the following deadlines to submit your work.

Early deadline: November 18, 2016 - $395 per entry
Regular deadline: December 9, 2016 - $495 per entry
Last chance deadline: January 13, 2017 - $695 per entry

Sign up here to receive reminders of submission deadlines

Categories

Best New Vertical/Brand

Built from the ground up or born from an existing entity - that has displayed the most impressive performance in terms of approach, editorial quality and growth.

Best Use of Snapchat new

Most effective use of Snapchat for overall storytelling, live coverage and use of features, including the Discover channel.

Best Use of Instagram new

Most engaging use of Instagram features, including Stories, in social storytelling.

Best Use of Facebook Live new

Best translation of a publishing brand’s editorial mission to the live video format.

Best Use of a Podcast

As a medium and marketing tool to enhance the brand, product or message while growing its audio audience.

Best Use of a Messenger Bot new

Best use of bot messaging services (ex: Facebook, Kik) to deliver news to readers, etc.

Best Use of VR/AR new

Best use of virtual and/or augmented reality for storytelling.

Best Live Event new

Best execution of a live event as an extension of the publisher's editorial brand, determined by number of tickets sold, social reach, outside press coverage and overall experience factor.

Best Use of Technology

To distribute content, enhance user experience and propel overall growth.

Best Email Newsletter

Most effective use of an email newsletter to forge a direct connection with readers.

Best Video Series

Presented to the publisher that has best used video to consistently deliver quality content and storytelling.

Best Overall Design

Most effective design in order to deliver content and advertising across devices.

Best E-Commerce Strategy new

Best use of e-commerce to drive additional revenue to the publisher that’s seamless with the editorial content.

Best Ad Blocking Strategy new

Most successful approach to encouraging ad blocking software users to disable their ad blockers and/or pay for access to a site’s content.

Best Programmatic Strategy new

Best use of a programmatic technology by a publisher to execute a display advertising sales strategy across its site or sites.

Best Mobile Innovation

To deliver content while providing a rich user experience.

Best Custom Advertising

Non-standard ad options for brands that fit seamlessly in the user experience.

Best Branded Content Program

Across platforms in order to engage an audience and promote a brand, product or service.

Best Brand Partnership

Between a brand and a publisher in order to strategically promote a brand, product or service through the publisher’s channels.

Best Content Studio

In-house content marketing team that has consistently produced and distributed compelling, innovative and effective content for clients.

Most Effective Sales Team new

Awarded to the sales team that has produced consistent results and driven revenue with both new and existing clients.

Best Audience Development Team

That has successfully grown its audience in terms of both size and engagement.

Publishing Executive of the Year new

Awarded to the senior publishing executive who has shown impressive, consistent vision for their company and its growth.

Judges

Matt Bean

vp, editor-in-chief
Men's Health

Chris Bowler

svp, social media & content marketing
Razorfish

Jed Hartman

CRO
Washington Post

Lisa Hughes

publisher & CRO
The New Yorker

Paul Rossi

president
The Economist Group

Joe Speiser

co-founder & CEO
LittleThings
All Judges

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. We suggest providing evidence to substantiate your entries including, but not limited to, metrics around KPIs, creative assets, links to your work or other items you feel speak to the quality of your submission. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Each section of the entry will be scored based on the following criteria:

- Creativity

- Innovative thinking

- Consumer value

- Results related to KPIs

Entries should relate to business conducted from November 2015-December 2016. Interested in being a judge? Submit your nomination here

The Judging Process

1. Judges score each question within the entry form based on the outlined criteria.

2. These are then combined to create an overall score for each entry.

3.  All judges' scores are totaled and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlist.

4. Judges meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree on the category winner.

The shortlist will be announced in February, 2017. The winners will be announced at the awards gala held in March, 2017.

Confidentiality

All material will remain confidential to the judges, who are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practices. Permission will be sought from entrants before publishing.

Past Winners

Sponsors

Contact

For more information: email Kelsey Lundstrom
For sponsorship opportunities: email Jonathan Messina

Interested in being a judge?
Fill out the form here