The Digiday Video Awards recognize the most outstanding and inspired work in branded digital video, video marketing and video advertising by brands, agencies and technology companies. Over the years, the awards have honored work from companies like VaynerMedia, Vox Creative and 72andSunny. Check out last year's winners below and on the site here.
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Best Brand Film - Single
Best branded content film designed with the purpose of promotion, to build a brand's image and/or establish a connection with a product or service among consumers.
FinalistsBRUNNER for 84 Lumber - The Journey
Best Brand Film - Series
Best branded film series designed with a purpose to provide content, build a brand’s image, connection, entertainment, or to drive direct response for a product or service among consumers.
FinalistsLyft for Undercover Lyft
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. *Must support why it was important & back it up with statistics.
FinalistsLexus RC Real Time Live Build
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, Snapchat account, or other video channels.
Best Video Ad
Best 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 Video Distribution Platform
The best video syndication platform to deliver 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. The video technology itself can support any of the following media: online, social, mobile, email, out-of-home, TV or other video platforms.
Best Advertiser in Video
The best brand and advertiser using digital video for branding, advertising, marketing, direct response and/or PR.
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.
FinalistsCNN - Courageous Studio
Best Video Advertising Agency or Partner
The best advertising, media, or creative agency that develops and executes video content marketing and advertising campaigns in paid, owned and earned media.
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, Snapchat, or other social platforms.
Video Team of the Year
Awarded to the digital publisher that has successfully produced and promoted video and visual journalism. *Decided by public vote.*
FinalistsThe Washington Post
Best Video Distribution & Programming Strategy new
Honoring the best video distribution & programming strategy that effectively covered one or more major channels and reached its target audience.
Best Facebook Watch Show new
Recognizing the most successful Facebook Watch show, in terms of viewership figures, user engagement and ad revenue.
Best Use of Instagram Stories new
Honoring the most effective and creative use of an Instagram story by a brand, agency or publisher.
Best Snapchat Show new
Recognizing the best Snapchat Show with the most engaging and rich content to appeal to its core audience through Snapchat's social medium.
Best Snapchat Discover Publisher new
Recognizing the best use of Snapchat Discover by a publisher with the most compelling content that reached its target audience and stated objectives.
Best Use of YouTube new
Recognizing the brand or publisher with the best use of YouTube to distribute content and reach its target audience and stated objectives.
Best Publisher Pivot to TV new
Honoring the publisher that has made the pivot to television from video.
Most Valuable Streamer (MVS) new
Honoring the best OTT channel from a media company.
Best Social Distribution Platform new
Honoring the best social platform for content distribution to amplify video content and reach a target audience.
Best Streaming/OTT Platform new
Recognizing the best streaming/OTT platform to deliver content on the web with engaging user experiences and amplified monetization tools.
TV Network of the Year new
Honoring the best TV network in terms of programming, viewership and growing ad revenue.
Digital Studio of the Year new
Recognizing the digital studio or production company that is producing compelling and creative content for digital platforms, as well as a solid distribution and monetization strategy.
Video Executive of the Year new
Awarded to the senior video executive who has shown impressive, consistent vision for their company and its growth.
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 and platforms 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, case study 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 June 2017-September 2018. Interested in being a judge? Fill out the form on the bottom of the site.
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 the first week of November, 2018. The winners will be announced at the awards gala held in January, 2019.
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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