Awards Gala | May 2, 2019 | Current at Chelsea Piers, NYC

The Digiday Content Marketing Awards recognize the companies and campaigns using content to modernize media and marketing. Over the years, the awards have honored leading work from brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers like Verizon, Refinery 29, Volvo and more.

The shortlist has officially been announced. You can view the full list here.

We look forward to celebrating each finalist and naming winners at our gala on May 2 at Current at Chelsea Piers in NYC. Purchase your tickets below to join us as we celebrate you, the best in the industry.

The evening will proceed as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. - Seated Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony hosted by Alex English
9:30 p.m. Evening Concludes

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Alex English

Without a doubt, there is a reason that Complex Magazine named Detroit-bred, NY-based Stand Up Comedian, Writer and Actor Alex English one of “15 Personalities that need to be on television.” English was most recently a writer on the critically-acclaimed “The Rundown with Robin Thede" on B.E.T and a consultant on Netflix’s “The Fix with Jimmy Carr”. He has also appeared on VICELAND’s “Funny How?” as well as, season two of Seeso’s “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac.” As a stand-up, Alex has opened for such comedians as Roy Wood, Jr., Michelle Wolf, James Adomian, Sasheer Zamata, and Sam Morril. He has also appeared in the New York Comedy festival.


  • Campaign Categories:

  • Best Experiential Marketing Campaign

    Awarding an experiential marketing campaign that has successfully increased engagement and brand loyalty via an indoor and/or outdoor experience.

  • Best New Product or Launch Campaign

    Awarding a content marketing campaign that successfully generated buzz or increased awareness around a new product or publication.

  • Best Branded Content Series

    Awarding an ongoing branded content series (created by a brand, agency or publisher) that has successfully exceeded viewership goals and/or increased brand awareness.

  • Best Use of Social

    Awarding a social media strategy that successfully increased audience engagement and/or retention.

  • Best Use of Video

    Awarding a video strategy that successfully delivered content, communicated messaging and increased engagement for a brand, agency or publisher.

  • Best Use of Real-Time Streaming Video

    Awarding a video strategy that was successful in using Facebook Live, Periscope or other real-time streaming platforms to reach its existing audience and attract new viewers.

  • Best Use of Native Advertising/Sponsored Content

    Awarding the use of native advertising or sponsored content that successfully engaged/informed audiences and/or promoted a brand, product or service.

  • Best User-Generated Content

    Awarding the most effective and creative use of content generated by fans for increasing brand awareness.

  • Most Effective/Measurable Campaign

    Awarding a campaign that has successfully made a proven impact on business objectives—including, but not limited to, brand equity, sales, or profits.

  • Best Interactive Content Piece or Series

    Awarding an interactive content piece (survey, tool, infographic, etc.) or series that has successfully engaged audiences and/or increased awareness.

  • Most Innovative Use of Content

    Awarding a content marketing format, unit or form of advertising across platforms that has successfully increased the awareness of a brand, product or service.

  • Products & Platforms Categories:

  • Best Branded Podcast 

    Awarding a podcast that has successfully met engagement goals and/or increased brand awareness.

  • Best Branded Content Site - B2B

    Awarding a B2B content destination—including, but not limited to, a blog, microsite or landing page—that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service.

  • Best Branded Content Site - B2C

    Awarding a B2C content destination—including, but not limited to, a blog, microsite or landing page—that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service.

  • Best Brand Publication - Print and/or Digital

    Awarding the print or digital magazine created by a brand that has successfully increased the awareness of their product or services.

  • Best Content Marketing Tech Platform

    Awarding a technology platform that has been successful in using mobile, video, data, analytics, social or visual storytelling to increase brand awareness and/or engagement.

  • Partnership Categories:

  • Best Agency/Client Collaboration

    Honoring the agency-client collaboration that has successfully met goals using uniquely innovative and creative solutions.

  • Best Brand/Influencer Collaboration

    Honoring the brand/influencer collaboration that successfully increased brand awareness and/or engagement across platforms.

  • Most Engaged Brand Community new

    Honoring the brand with the community (official or unofficial) that has been inspired to tell brand stories and spread awareness on their behalf.

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  • Strategy Categories:

  • Best Multi-Channel Content Distribution Strategy new

    Awarding the content distribution strategy (deployed across owned, earned or paid media) that has successfully increased brand awareness and/or engagement.

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  • Grand Prix Categories:

  • Best In-House Content/Brand Studio

    Honoring the publisher or brand’s in-house studio whose editorial-esque content has successfully increased the awareness of a client’s brand, product or service.

  • Best Content Marketing Agency

    Honoring the standalone agency (not in-house at a media company) that has best displayed excellence through the noteworthy execution of content used to promote a client’s brand, product or service.

Past Winners


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23rd Street and West Side Highway
New York, New York 10011

One of the newest waterfront wedding and event venues in NYC, Current offers an expansive open space filled with natural light overlooking the Hudson River and Chelsea Piers marina. With hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, luminescent accents, and a 16-foot-high custom-lit ceiling, this innovative venue combines warm and cool textures to create a unique experience in a truly modern setting.

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