Awards Gala | September 2018 | NYC

Company culture has never been more important for organizations looking to attract and retain the best talent. But for employers, culture is about more than just Bagel Fridays and beer in the office. The strongest cultures are built on values that run deep throughout the organization.

The Digiday WorkLife Awards showcase the media and marketing world’s best work environments as well as the values and cultural initiatives that make them unique. See last year's winners here.

Have what it takes this year? Sign up here to receive our entry kit, reminders about deadlines, tips on entering, recommendations on categories and more.

Early Deadline: June 8, 2018 - $395 per entry
Regular Deadline: June 22, 2018 - $495 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: June 29, 2018 - $695 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

Categories

  • CULTURE

  • Most Innovative Culture

    Recognizing the employers whose culture best fosters unique, original and successful thinking demonstrated by tangible results.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Most Passionate Employees

    Awarded to the organization whose employees clearly demonstrate a unified passion for the company’s mission and values.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Most Committed to the Community/Social Good

    Awarded to the employer who shows the greatest level of commitment to contributing social good and giving back to their community through extracurricular programs and partnerships.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Most Dedicated to Employee Growth

    Recognizing the employer who has shown the strongest commitment to the professional growth of individuals through training, education and enrichment.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Most Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

    Awarding the employer showing the strongest commitment and dedication to embracing diversity and inclusion.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Most Collaborative Culture

    Recognizing the company culture that most facilitates cooperation and joint efforts among teams to achieve a common goal.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Best On-boarding Process new

    Recognizing the employer with the most effective on-boarding process in order to successfully and seamlessly integrate new hires into the company.

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  • INDIVIDUAL/TEAM

  • HR Leader of the Year

    Recognizes the HR Executive who has excelled at creating a strong company culture and work environment.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Executive Team of the Year

    Recognizes the executive team who has shown leadership and a commitment to building a strong company culture.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Employer of the Year

    Awarded to the company that has cumulatively shown a high level of commitment to innovative culture, social good, commitment to employee growth, work/life integration and diversity.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
  • Top Boss

    Honoring an outstanding boss at a media agency, media company or technology provider who demonstrates vision, expertise in the ever-changing media landscape, mentors his/her employees and actively contributes to a positive agency culture.

    + subcategories
    Small Agency: 1-150 Employees
    Large Agency: 150+ Employees
    Publisher
    Tech Provider
    Consumer Brand
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  • CAMPAIGNS

  • Best Employee Appreciation Initiative new

    Recognizing the best employee appreciation initiative as measured by originality, magnitude and employee satisfaction.

  • Best Employee Engagement Initiative new

    Recognizing the initiative that best engages  employees in their work as measured by productivity, work satisfaction and performance.

  • Best Employee Empowerment Initiative new

    Recognizing the initiative that’s been most successful in providing non-senior level employees a voice within their company.

  • Best HRIS Platform new

    Recognizing the best and most robust HRIS software that provides the technology needed to save time, resources and amp up productivity.

    *Please note, as a software platform you must submit your entry from a case-study PoV. So demonstrating how X client utilized your platform to do Y.

  • Best Recruiting Platform new

    Honoring the best recruiting technology that helps employers source better talent, boost referrals and automates the entire process from sourcing to hiring candidates.

    *Please note, as a software platform you must submit your entry from a case-study PoV. So demonstrating how X client utilized your platform to do Y.

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 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.

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.

Judges will meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree the winner for each category. The shortlists will be announced July 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony September 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.

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