Digiday Media Awards

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

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

  • Early Deadline: Jan 05, 2024
    $499 per entry
  • Regular Deadline: Feb 02, 2024
    $599 per entry
  • Last Chance Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
    $729 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

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Categories

  • Best Use of AI-Generated Content

    Awarding an AI-generated content strategy that has most successfully achieved stated objectives.

  • Best Design

    Awarding the design work that has been most creative, cohesive and effective for a publisher or media company across products and platforms.

  • Product Team of the Year

    Awarding the publisher product team that has been most effective in developing products that achieve both user experience and business goals.

  • Best Subscription Acquisition Campaign

    Awarding the most innovative and successful subscription acquisition campaign executed by a media company.

  • Best Use of Livestreaming

    Awarding a livestreaming strategy that most successfully achieved stated objectives.

  • Best Use of TikTok

    Awarding a TikTok strategy for a publisher or media company that most successfully achieved stated objectives.

  • Most Committed to Sustainability

    Recognizing the media organization that excels in promoting eco-friendly practices and environmental awareness.

  • Best Website

    Awarding the site that has been most innovative and effective in both delivering a high-quality user experience and achieving business objectives.

  • Best Story

    Awarding the best single editorial article created by a newsroom.

    Last Winner:
    The Markup
  • Best Commerce Strategy

    Awarding the commerce strategy that has most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Best Use of Emerging Tech

    Awarding the best use of emerging technology in a campaign, including but not limited to, AR, VR, Metaverse, or NFT.

    Last Winner:
    Playwire
  • Best Editorial Package

    Awarding the best editorial package created by a newsroom.

    Last Winner:
    Insider
  • Best Newsletter

    Awarding the newsletter that has been most successful in achieving both audience and business goals.

    Last Winner:
    ESPN
  • Best Brand Partnership - B2B

    Awarding a B2B brand/publisher partnership that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service.

  • Best Brand Partnership - B2C

    Awarding a B2C brand/publisher partnership that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2B

    Awarding the most outstanding B2B branded content program created by a publisher.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2C

    Awarding the most outstanding B2C branded content program created by a publisher.

    Last Winner:
    OMD & Ancestry
  • Best Event

    Awarding the virtual, hybrid and/or live event that most successfully achieved business, audience and content objectives.

    Last Winner:
    Apartment Therapy
  • Best Use of Social

    Awarding a social media strategy by a publisher or media company that has most successfully achieved stated objectives.

    Last Winner:
    Twitch
  • Best Use of Video

    Awarding the video strategy by a publisher or media company that most successfully achieved stated objectives.

  • Best Podcast

    Awarding a podcast that has most successfully achieved stated objectives.

  • Best Use of Audience Insights

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

  • Best Custom Advertising

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

    Last Winner:
    OMD & Ancestry
  • Best Video Platform

    Awarding the video platform that has most successfully helped publishers achieve stated objectives.

    Last Winner:
    STN Video
  • Best Publisher Platform

    Awarding a technology provider that best helps media companies produce, publish and syndicate content.

    Last Winner:
    Wurl
  • Best First-Party Data Strategy

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

    Last Winner:
    PepsiCo Media & Data
  • Best Subscription or Membership Product

    Awarding a paid subscription/membership product that has most successfully achieved stated objectives.

    Last Winner:
    Tempt to laugh - VGTV
  • Best Digital Product Innovation

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

    Last Winner:
    Xaxis and Mediacom
  • Editorial Team of the Year

    Awarding the editorial team that has delivered the best reporting in terms of originality, depth and overall quality.

    Last Winner:
    Grid
  • Content Studio of the Year

    Awarding the in-house content team that has successfully achieved client objectives and delivered high-quality media products.

    Last Winner:
    T Brand Studio
  • Most Engaged Community

    Awarding the publisher that has most consistently achieved high audience engagement and a strong sense of community.

    Last Winner:
    The Dad
  • Media Brand of the Year

    Awarding the media property that has established the strongest and most differentiated brand.

    Last Winner:
    Bustle
  • Media Company of the Year

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

    Last Winner:
    TOGETHXR
  • Best Contextual Targeting Offering

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

  • Best Ad Tech Platform

    Awarding the ad tech platform that has most successfully achieved stated advertising objectives.

    Last Winner:
    DeepIntent

Judges

  • Nicholas Stoeckle
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY + INNOVATION
    PPK
  • Chris Hunter
    VP, MEDIA
    THE ARENA GROUP
  • Bess Browning
    VICE PRESIDENT
    ECHOPOINT MEDIA
  • Anna Hoffman
    EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    APARTMENT THERAPY MEDIA
  • Ryan Gilbert
    VP, DIGITAL MEDIA
    RAIN THE GROWTH AGENCY
  • Hasan Ramadan
    GLOBAL HEAD OF DIGITAL ADVERTISING
    EURONEWS
  • Anna Mer
    SVP, MARKETING & MEDIA
    CRITICAL MASS
  • Michelle Buffardi
    VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL CONTENT STRATEGY
    WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY
  • Aaron Edwards
    CEO
    THE CHARLES GRP
  • Francia Miller
    SENIOR PARTNER, CLIENT INVESTMENT LEAD
    MINDSHARE
  • Tammesia Green
    DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MARKETING
    IMAX
  • Lindsay Garfinkle
    VP, STRATEGY
    MEDIA EXPERTS
  • Melissa Conner
    PARTNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
    JENNIFER BETT COMMUNICATIONS
  • Sandro Bellini
    MARKETING DIRECTOR
    YAHOO
  • Nick Panayotopoulos
    CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    YOUNG HERO
  • Lina Renzina
    MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS LEAD, LIFESTYLE AND EDUCATION
    TIKTOK
  • Shruti Samant
    DIGITAL MARKETING LEADER, CPG, BANKING AND TECH
    PROCTER & GAMBLE
  • Ivan Adaime
    PRESIDENT
    IMPREMEDIA
  • Neylu Longoria
    VP, ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
    REMEZCLA
  • Danielle Betras
    HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS
    THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • Danielle McMurray
    VP, MARKETING
    AARP MEDIA AD NETWORK
  • Bill Rigby
    VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL MEDIA, US
    FOUNDRY
  • Carolyn Cox
    SVP, HEAD OF U.S. DIGITAL PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION
    HILL+KNOWLTON STRATEGIES
  • Ainsley Rossitto
    SENIOR DIRECTOR, PODCAST MARKETING
    PARAMOUNT
  • Jessica Kelly
    VP, CREATIVE STUDIO (SKM LAB)
    THESKIMM
  • Phil Andraos
    SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMERCIAL STRATEGY & OPERATIONS
    REUTERS
  • Brett Gandel
    VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
    USA TODAY SPORTS MEDIA GROUP
  • Shachar Orren
    CO-FOUNDER & CMO
    EX.CO
  • Maureen Hoch
    EDITOR, HBR.ORG & VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL CONTENT
    HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
  • Faith Anders
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INTEGRATED INVESTMENT
    OMD USA
  • Jacquie King
    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
    STN VIDEO
  • Caroline Tredget
    COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES
    NEWS UK
  • Janey Lee
    SENIOR PRODUCER
    DIVE BILLBOARDS
  • Stephanie Chang
    VICE PRESIDENT OF CONTENT, GLOBAL EDITOR
    WALL STREET JOURNAL CUSTOM CONTENT
  • Izzy Finnegan
    DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING ECOMMERCE TEAM LEAD (DMC) ICE CREAM, US MARKET
    UNILEVER
  • Leslie Diard
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MEDIA + ANALYTICS
    DUNCAN CHANNON

Past Winners

  • Bustle Digital Group
  • BuzzFeed
  • CNN
  • The Dodo
  • Dot Dash
  • The Infatuation
  • Insider Inc
  • Meredith
  • NBC News
  • New York
  • The New York Times
  • Pop Sugar
  • USA Today
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post

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.

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.