Digiday Media Awards

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: Jan 26, 2023
    $499 per entry
  • Regular Deadline: Mar 09, 2023
    $599 per entry
  • Last Chance Deadline: Apr 20, 2023
    $729 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

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Categories

  • Best use of Emerging Tech

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

  • Best Commerce Strategy

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

  • Best Editorial Video Series

    Awarding the editorial video series that has most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Best Story

    Awarding the best single editorial article created by a newsroom for the reader.

  • Best Ad Tech Platform

    Awarding the ad tech platform that has most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Best Editorial Package

    Awarding the best editorial package created by a newsroom.

  • Best Newsletter

    Awarding the newsletter that has been most successful in achieving set goals.

  • 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.

    Last Winner:
    Billboard & Samsung
  • Best Branded Content Program - B2C

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

  • Best Event

    Awarding the virtual, hybrid and/or live event that most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Best Video Platform

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

    Last Winner:
    STN Video, Inc.
  • Best use of Social

    Awarding a social media strategy that has most successfully achieved set goals.

    Last Winner:
    Billboard & Samsung
  • Best use of Video

    Awarding the video strategy that most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Best Podcast

    Awarding a podcast that has most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Best Publisher Platform

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

    Last Winner:
    DoubleVerify
  • 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.

  • Best First-Party Data Strategy

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

    Last Winner:
    ActionIQ
  • Best Subscription or Membership Product

    Awarding a paid subscription/membership product that has most successfully achieved set goals.

    Last Winner:
    The Economist Group
  • Best Digital Product Innovation

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

    Last Winner:
    First Media
  • Best Video Distribution and Programming Strategy

    Awarding the video distribution and programming strategy that has most successfully achieved set goals.

  • Editorial Team of the Year

    Awarding the editorial team that has delivered the highest quality reporting.

    Last Winner:
    In The Know by Yahoo
  • Video Team of the Year

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

    Last Winner:
    Secret Base
  • Content Studio of the Year

    Awarding the in-house content team that has successfully achieved set goals via innovative and engaging production and distribution.

    Last Winner:
    Vox Creative
  • Most Engaged Community

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

  • Best Contextual Targeting Offering

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

    Last Winner:
    AccuWeather
  • Media Brand of the Year

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

    Last Winner:
    Apartment Therapy
  • Media Company of the Year

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

    Last Winner:
    The Atlantic

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

Past Winners

  • Bleacher Report
  • 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.