Awards Gala | May 2018 | London

The Digiday Media Awards Europe is a new program that recognizes the companies working to modernize European media. While our other awards programs recognize companies on a global scale, the Digiday Media Awards Europe showcase work specific to the European market.

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Early Deadline: February 16, 2018 - £140 per entry
Regular Deadline: March 9, 2018 - £210 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: March 16, 2018 - £350 per entry



  • Best New Vertical/Brand

    Built from the ground up or born from an existing entity, the new vertical or brand that has displayed the most impressive performance in terms of editorial approach, quality and growth.

  • Best Use of Snapchat

    Most effective use of Snapchat for overall storytelling, live coverage and use of features, including the Discover channel.

  • Best Use of Instagram

    Most engaging use of Instagram features, including Stories, in social storytelling.

  • Best Use of Facebook Live

    Best translation of a publishing brand’s editorial mission to the live video format.

  • Best Use of a Podcast

    As a medium and marketing tool to enhance the brand, product or message while growing its audio audience.

  • Best Use of a Messenger Bot

    Best use of bot messaging services (ex: Facebook, Kik) to deliver news to readers, etc.

  • Best Use of VR/AR

    Best use of virtual and/or augmented reality for storytelling.

  • Best Live Event

    Best execution of a live event as an extension of the publisher's editorial brand, determined by number of tickets sold, social reach, outside press coverage and overall experience factor.

  • Best Use of Technology

    To distribute content, enhance user experience and propel overall growth.

  • Best Experiential Marketing Campaign

    Best experiential marketing campaign as an extension of the publisher's editorial brand, combining experiential, strategy, and creative services with a strong online dialogue.

  • Best Use of Audience Data

    Most effective use of audience data to grow the publisher's audience, in terms of both size and engagement, or grow a key performance indicator.

  • Best Email Newsletter

    Most effective use of an email newsletter to forge a direct connection with readers.

  • Best Overall Design

    Most effective design in order to deliver content and advertising across devices.

  • Best E-Commerce Strategy

    Best use of e-commerce to drive additional revenue to the publisher that’s seamless with the editorial content.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2B

    Across platforms in order to engage a B2B audience and promote a brand, product or service.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2C

    Across platforms in order to engage a B2C audience and promote a brand, product or service.

  • Best Mobile Innovation

    To deliver content while providing a rich user experience.

  • Best Brand Partnership

    Between a brand and a publisher in order to strategically promote a brand, product or service through the publisher’s channels.

  • Best Custom Advertising

    Non-standard ad options for brands that fit seamlessly into the user experience.

  • Best Paid Subscription Product

    Recognizing the publisher best providing added value to their audience through a paid subscription or membership.


  • Best Brand Video - Single

    Best branded content video designed with the purpose of promotion, to build a brand's image and/or establish a connection between a product or service and consumers.

  • Best Brand Video - Series

    Best branded video web series designed with the purpose to provide content, build a brand’s image, connection, entertainment, or to drive direct response for a product or service among consumers.

  • Best Multi-Platform Video Campaign

    Best advertising campaign integrated through two or more video channels such as online, social, mobile, email, out-of-home, TV or other video platforms with a purpose of advertising, promotion, entertainment, engagement, or driving sales among its consumers. *Must include two or more of the mentioned video channels.

  • Best Live Moment

    Best live video broadcast on one of the following mediums: Facebook Live, Periscope, Youtube, etc. The entry must support why the Live moment was significant and back it up with viewership statistics.

  • Best Brand Video Destination or Channel

    Best branded video content destination with a purpose to entertain or inform customers. The destination or channel may include the brand's website, YouTube channel, Vine or Snapchat account, or other video channels.

  • Best Video Ad

    An in-stream or in-banner video ad for branding or direct response with a purpose of branding, advertising, promotion, education, entertainment, engagement or driving sales among its consumers.

  • Best Social Video Campaign

    Best branded social video campaign created to build a relationship with a brand, product or service. Must have been integrated across Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, or other social platforms.

  • Best Video Publisher Partner for Brands

    The best publisher for brands to partner with to develop and produce native advertising campaigns and/or support video ads. This includes integration across multiple platforms to promote a brand, product or service to consumers or an audience.


  • Best Audience Measurement Platform

    Recognizing the most outstanding audience measurement data platform and solution.

  • Best Cloud Data Integration Platform

    Recognizing the leading platform in cloud and data integration and tag management.

  • Best Mobile (& Web) Analytics Platform

    Recognizing the top platform for mobile app analytics.

  • Best CMS and Web Content Management Platform

    Recognizing the top CMS platform that hosts and displays data across the web.

  • Best Interactive Content Platform

    Recognizing the best survey and feedback platform that maximizes user interactivity.

  • Best Testing & Personalization Platform

    Recognizing the best all-in-one optimization, personalization and testing platform.

  • Best Video Marketing & Advertiser Platform

    Recognizing the leading video platform and ad serving solution.

  • Best Video Distribution Platform

    The best existing, new, or improved video syndication platform to deliver branded video across the web and other platforms.

  • Best Video Ad Tech Innovation

    The best new or improved video technology innovation to deliver video content, measure or support video content, branded content or video advertising campaigns.

  • Best Native Advertising platform

    Recognizing the leading recommendation and native advertising platform that boosts ad revenue and higher engagement.

  • Best Display & Programmatic Advertising Platform

    Recognizing the top supply and demand side platforms in today’s programmatic advertising ecosystem.


  • Best Content Studio

    Awarded to the in-house content marketing team that has consistently produced and distributed compelling, innovative and effective content for clients.

  • Most Effective Sales Team

    Awarded to the sales team that has produced consistent results and driven revenue with both new and existing clients.

  • Video Team of the Year

    Awarded to the publisher that has successfully produced and promoted video and visual journalism.

  • Publishing Executive of the Year

    Awarded to the senior publishing executive who has shown impressive, consistent vision for their company and its growth.

  • Publisher of the Year

    Awarded to the publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to publishing and media across all editorial efforts.


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 your entry fee payment online.

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate transparent success over the past 12 months. Our judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities.

Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries and this could include details of financial performance, results in terms of KPI, creative evidence in terms of a sizzle reel, still images, or links to the final project. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Entries should relate to business conducted from November 2016 - February 2018.

The Judging Process

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form relating to Digiday's four criteria: innovation, creativity, consumer value, and results. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.


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.

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