Digiday Technology Awards

The Digiday Technology Awards recognize the technology modernizing media and marketing. Over the years, we’ve honored industry-leading work from Adobe, SpotX, Twitch and Piano.

Planning to submit this year? To access everything you’ll need to join the ranks of past winners including our entry kit, expert tips for crafting an entry and past coverage of this program, click here.

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Key Dates

  • Early Deadline: Apr 12, 2024
    $499 per entry
  • Regular Deadline: May 24, 2024
    $599 per entry
  • Last Chance Deadline: Jul 12, 2024
    $729 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

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Categories

  • Best AR/VR Tool

    Awarding the augmented reality or virtual reality tool that most efficiently helps users accomplish business objectives.

  • Best AI Platform

    Awarding the artificial intelligence platform that best offers a comprehensive environment to efficiently develop, deploy, and manage AI applications.

  • Best Content Creation Platform

    Awarding the content creation platform that most effectively allows users to craft, manage, and/or distribute high-quality content.

  • Best AI Tool

    Awarding the artificial intelligence tool that most efficiently addresses specific tasks or functionalities, helping users accomplish business objectives.

    Last Winner:
    Papercup
  • Best Esports/ Gaming Ad Technology

    Awarding the technology that is best enhancing advertising in the esports/gaming industry.

    Last Winner:
    TrafficGuard
  • Founder of the Year

    Awarding the founder that has best displayed excellence through outstanding and inspired work at their company.

    Last Winner:
    Sabio Holdings Aziz R.
  • Best Data Lead

    Awarding the data strategist most effectively leading a team or practice at their company.

  • Best Data Team

    Awarding the team of data professionals that has been most successful in managing data initiatives at their company.

  • Best Measurement Solution

    Awarding the measurement provider that has provided the most effective and comprehensive solution for advertisers.

    Last Winner:
    DISQO
  • Best Sustainable Platform

    Awarding the platform that has most effectively minimized the environmental impact of technology.

  • Best Partner Clean Room

    Awarding the best facilitation of data sharing between a brand and a publisher.

    Last Winner:
    Disney
  • Best Video Management Platform

    Awarding the platform – including but not limited to TV, streaming, or digital – that most efficiently manages and displays video content.

  • Best Data Management Platform

    Awarding the platform that has been most successful in helping businesses manage user data.

    Last Winner:
    Permutive
  • Best Social Marketing Platform

    Awarding the tool or platform that best manages and scales content creation and publication on social channels.

    Last Winner:
    Evocalize
  • Best Buy-Side Programmatic Platform

    Awarding the leading buy-side platform for programmatic advertising.

    Last Winner:
    AdTheorent
  • Best Sell-Side Programmatic Platform

    Awarding the leading sell-side platform for programmatic advertising.

    Last Winner:
    Permutive
  • Best Video Ad Server

    Awarding the leading ad-serving solution for video.

    Last Winner:
    Publica
  • Best Content Marketing Platform

    Awarding the best content marketing software for content creation, management, distribution and beyond.

    Last Winner:
    Nativo
  • Best Content Management System

    Awarding the CMS that most efficiently manages and publishes content on a site.

    Last Winner:
    eMagazines
  • Best CRM Platform

    Awarding the best CRM software for managing customer data, interactions and relationships.

    Last Winner:
    Act! Premium Cloud
  • Best Influencer Marketing Platform

    Awarding the influencer marketing platform most effectively syndicating content across platforms to reach brand objectives.

    Last Winner:
    Brandwatch & Insta360
  • Best Mobile Marketing Platform

    Awarding the technology platform that provides the best cross-device solutions for mobile marketing.

    Last Winner:
    Gamelight
  • Best Marketing Automation Platform

    Awarding the technology platform that has been most effective in automating marketing processes.

  • Best Marketing Analytics Platform

    Awarding the analytics platform that has been most effective in measuring the traffic or engagement produced by marketing channels.

    Last Winner:
    Pecan
  • Best Cookieless Identification Technology

    Awarding the technology that best serves as an alternate identifier of users.

  • Best Personalization & A/B Testing Platform

    Awarding the leading optimization, personalization and testing platform.

    Last Winner:
    Flight Control
  • Best In-Store Technology

    Awarding the technology most enhancing the in-store shopping experience.

    Last Winner:
    Cooler Screens
  • Best Location Data Platform

    Awarding the leading location-based services technology for consumer marketing.

    Last Winner:
    Reveal Mobile
  • Best Attribution Tool

    Awarding the attribution tool that has been most effective in reporting on the effectiveness of marketing campaigns across channels.

  • Best Affiliate Marketing Platform

    Awarding the leading platform for advertisers or publishers to drive affiliate revenue.

  • Best E-Commerce Technology

    Awarding the technology best enhancing the online shopping experience.

  • Best Automation Tools and/or Platform

    Awarding the best automation tools and/or platform that help manage processes and minimize manual effort.

    Last Winner:
    Seismic
  • Best Native Advertising Platform

    Awarding the recommendation and native advertising platform that has been most effective in increasing ad revenue and user engagement.

    Last Winner:
    AdAdapted
  • Best Monetization Platform for Publishers

    Awarding the platform that allows publishers to monetize via relevant, highly contextualized ads.

    Last Winner:
    Playwire
  • Best Subscription Platform

    Awarding the subscription platform that has been most effective in helping media companies drive engagement, conversions and revenue.

    Last Winner:
    Reveal Mobile
  • Best Customer Data Platform

    Awarding the CDP that has been most successful in helping businesses manage customer data.

    Last Winner:
    Decile

Judges

  • William Parker
    CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
    LEAVENED
  • Ariscielle Novicio
    HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY & SVP
    NEW YORK POST
  • Ray Romero
    MANAGING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    OMD USA
  • A.R. Tabrizi
    SR. DIRECTOR, GROWTH AND MONETIZATION PRODUCTS
    LEAF GROUP
  • Simon Levitt
    GLOBAL CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR
    IMAGINATION
  • Emily Christner
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    TRUSTED MEDIA BRANDS
  • Ben Foster
    MANAGING PARTNER, DIGITAL
    THE KITE FACTORY
  • Kelly Leger
    PARTNER MANAGING DIRECTOR
    DELOITTE DIGITAL
  • George Tarnopolsky
    VP, PROGRAMMATIC
    GOOD APPLE
  • Amyn Hakam
    DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
    MICROSOFT
  • Daniel Hockley
    VP PRODUCT
    INSIDER, INC.
  • Nathan McGowan
    SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER
    FOX TELEVISION STATIONS
  • Fuat Seker
    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    MYNET
  • Jerry Beers
    MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARKETING DATA & ANALYTICS
    SAATCHI & SAATCHI
  • Nina Gould
    CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
    FORBES
  • Tessa Burg
    CTO
    MOD OP
  • Cindy Brummer
    CEO & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    STANDARD BEAGLE STUDIO
  • Kent Green
    HEAD OF PRODUCT
    BITEWELL
  • Alexander Rea
    INTEGRATED GAMING CONSULTANT
    ESSENCEMEDIACOM
  • Mike McLeod
    SENIOR DIRECTOR, AD PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY
    PGA TOUR DIGITAL
  • Sandra Chukwu
    SENIOR TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER
    IMAGINATION
  • Maren Seitz
    SENIOR DIRECTOR, HEAD OF DACH
    ANALYTIC PARTNERS
  • Sean Betts
    CHIEF PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
    OMNICOM MEDIA GROUP UK
  • Gia Norris
    SENIOR DIRECTOR
    REUTERS CONSUMER PRODUCTS
  • James Cooper
    SVP MARKETING TECHNOLOGY AUTOMATION
    CRITICAL MASS

Past Winners

  • Adobe
  • Adswizz
  • gumgum
  • HYPR
  • In Market
  • Klaviyo
  • Piano
  • Pubmatic
  • Sailthru
  • Salesforce
  • Spotx
  • Stackcommerce
  • Tiger Pistol
  • Twitch
  • Xaxis

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.