Awards Gala | September, 2019 | NYC
The Digiday Publishing Awards recognize the companies modernizing digital media through the use of technology and forward-thinking campaigns and strategies. Over the years, these awards have honored leading work from brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers such as The Players' Tribune, Dotdash, NBC News, Purch 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. As a note, all entries should relate to business conducted from March 2018 - March 2019.
Early Deadline: March 22, 2019 - $445 per entry
Regular Deadline: April 12, 2019 - $545 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: May 3, 2019 - $695 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST
Best Branded Content Program - B2C
Awarding a B2C program that has successfully engaged an audience and promoted a brand, product or service across platforms.
Best Branded Content Program - B2B
Awarding a B2B program that has successfully engaged an audience and promoted a brand, product or service across platforms.
Best Live Event
Awarding a live event or series of events that have successfully met or exceeded ticket sales and/or press coverage goals.
Best Experiential Marketing Campaign
Awarding an experiential marketing campaign that has successfully met campaign objectives with consistent results over time.
Best Brand Partnership
Awarding a brand/publisher partnership that has successfully promoted a brand, product or service across publisher channels.
Best Custom Advertising
Awarding non-standard advertising options that fit seamlessly within the user experience.
Best Mobile Innovation
Awarding a mobile innovation that has successfully enhanced user experience and improved content delivery.
Best Video Series
Awarding a video series that has successfully enhanced storytelling efforts and/or increased audience engagement.
Best User Experience new
Awarding a publishing property that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience through impressive speed and functionality.
Best Overall Design
Awarding a design that is successful in delivering the best overall user experience through its display of content and advertising across devices.
Best Email Newsletter
Awarding an email newsletter that is successful in forging and maintaining a direct connection with its readers.
Best Paid Subscription/Membership Product
Awarding a paid subscription/membership product that has successfully increased revenue and/or enhanced audience engagement.
Best Publisher Pivot From Facebook new
Awarding the most successful strategy for a publisher’s pivot away from Facebook to combat algorithm concerns and transparency issues.
Best Use of Snapchat
Awarding the best and most engaging use of Snapchat and its features for overall storytelling and live coverage.
Best E-Commerce Strategy
Awarding the most successful use of e-commerce to drive additional revenue in a way that does not compromise editorial quality.
Best Use of Voice
Awarding the best and most engaging use of a voice platform—including, but not limited to Alexa, Google Assistant and/or podcasts—in the enhancement of messaging and audience engagement.
Best Use of a Messenger Bot
Awarding the most successful use of a bot messaging service in the delivery of news and the integration of content across channels.
Best Use of Technology
Awarding the most successful use of technology in the enhancement of user experience and content distribution.
Best Use of Audience Data
Awarding a strategy that has successfully used audience data to grow a publisher’s readership, engagement or any other performance metric.
Best Brand Safety Strategy new
Awarding a strategy that has successfully implemented brand-safe ad delivery.
Best Content Studio
Honoring the in-house content marketing team that has successfully met its goals through innovative and engaging production and distribution for its clients.
Publishing Executive of the Year
Honoring the senior publishing executive that has best displayed excellence through outstanding and inspired work in growth initiatives at their company.
Best Millennial Publisher new
Honoring the millennial-focused publisher that has best displayed excellence through successful audience development and/or e-commerce strategy implementation.
Best New Vertical/Brand
Awarding a brand that has best displayed excellence through unwavering editorial quality and impressive growth over time.
Most Influential Publishing Community new
Honoring the publisher that has best displayed excellence through consistently high audience engagement and a strong sense of community built around its content.
Most Modern Legacy Brand new
Honoring the publisher that has most successfully transitioned its legacy brand into the modern era.
How to Enter
Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.
Enter platform details and answer a few short questions.
Upload a case study showcasing your campaign.
Submit your entry fee payment online.
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:
- Innovative thinking
- Consumer value
- Results related to KPIs
Entries should relate to business conducted from March 2018 - March 2019. Interested in being a judge? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 February, 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards gala held in March, 2018.
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 practices. Permission will be sought from entrants before publishing.
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