Awards Gala | November, 2018 | NYC

The Digiday Awards is the industry's annual recognition of the companies and campaigns that are modernizing media and marketing. Over the years, these awards have honored leading work from brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers such as Casper, R/GA, Domino’s, The Martin Agency and more. Have what it takes this year? Sign up here to receive reminders about deadlines, tips on entering, recommendations on categories and more.

For more information regarding specific entry form questions, word counts, supporting materials and FAQ, download our entry kit.

Early Deadline: August 3, 2018 - $445 per entry
Regular Deadline: August 24, 2018 - $545 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: September 14, 2018 - $695 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

Categories

  • Best Branding Consumer Campaign

    Awarding a digital branding campaign on at least one or more digital platforms with a purpose to build and enhance a brand's image and identity among consumers or users.

  • Best Branding B2B Campaign

    Awarding a business-to-business digital branding campaign on at least one or more digital platforms with a purpose to build and enhance a brand's image and identity among consumers or users.

  • Best Direct Response Campaign

    Awarding a digital direct response campaign on at least one or more digital platforms with a purpose to generate leads or directly sell a product or service.

  • Best Product Launch

    Awarding a digital campaign on at least one or more digital platforms with a purpose to launch a new brand, product or service among consumers or users.

  • Best Social Good Campaign

    Awarding the best campaign to build awareness, drive donations or promote social good.

  • Best Creative

    Awarding the best use of digital canvas to deliver a powerful creative communication and engagement for a brand using one or more digital advertising platforms.

  • Best Use of Mobile

    Awarding the best mobile-based advertising campaign with a purpose to deliver a brand message.

  • Best Use of Social

    Awarding the best use of social media to engage fans, create loyalty, build an audience and tell brand stories across social platforms.

  • Best Use of AI new

    Honoring the best AI campaign, including voice-powered assistants, behavioral algorithms, facial recognition or other.

  • Best Brand Platform

    Awarding the best new or improved digital brand building platform or technology to deliver brand communications, content, or advertising through online, social, mobile, video or digital publishing technology.

  • Best Publishing Platform

    Awarding the best publishing technology platform that helps publishers improve their business through better advertising, content delivery, measurement, or content distribution and discovery.

  • Most Innovative Publisher

    Awarding the publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to editorial, audience development and revenue generation.

  • Media Agency of the Year

    Awarding the media agency that best displays a creative approach to client briefs and excellence in client collaboration demonstrated by measurable results.

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    2017 Winner
  • Creative Agency of the Year new

    Awarding the creative agency that best displays a creative approach to client briefs and excellence in client collaboration demonstrated by measurable results.

  • Communications Agency of the Year new

    Awarding the communications agency that best displays a creative approach to client briefs and excellence in client collaboration demonstrated by measurable results.

  • Social Media Team of the Year new

    Recognizing the social media team that has harnessed the power of social and engaged with its core audience on various platforms through dynamic storytelling.

  • Media Plan of the Year new

    Honoring a company that most effectively executed a media plan that reached its stated objectives.

  • B2C Brand of the Year

    Awarding the B2C brand that is leading the competition with original thinking in its marketing and advertising, cultural relevance and continued customer satisfaction.

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    2017 Winner
  • B2B Brand of the Year new

    Awarding the B2B brand that is leading the competition with original thinking in its marketing and advertising, cultural relevance and continued customer satisfaction.

Judges

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 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 January 2017-July 2018.

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 September, 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards gala held in November, 2018.

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 practice and permission will be sought from entrants before publishing these. Judges are not allowed to judge any entries submitted on behalf of their company.

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