Campaign Media Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S WINNERS

Congratulations to all of this year's Campaign Media Awards winners. While we could not celebrate in person together this year we were delighted to bring you another fantastic set of results. The two day virtual awards hosted by Doc Brown can be viewed here and you can also read about all of this year's winners and high commendations at CampaignLive.co.uk.

The Awards which have innovation, strategy and creativity at their heart will re-open for entries in October. Showcasing both agencies and media owners, the Awards will continue recognise and reward the transformative work that has driven change for both clients and the industry.

We look forward to celebrating with you and your teams in person next spring. For more information be sure to register for updates below. 

Categories


Product Sector Categories

These categories recognise the strategic thinking, insight and planning in a media campaign across 11 industry sectors. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking and understanding of a brand’s business needs - Originality, innovation and approach in the insight and planning phases of the campaign - The media execution and its effectiveness in delivering results for the brand - The ability to drive growth against competitor brands in the sector

Alcoholic Drinks

Automotive

Banks & Financial Services

Charity

Corporate & Utilities

Fashion & Beauty

Food, Drink & Household

Healthcare

Media & Entertainment

Public Sector

Retail - Online & Offline

Travel & Leisure

Data & CRM Categories

The CRM & Media Award

The category celebrates a company that uses customer relationship management to inform and drive a brand’s media strategy. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Use of CRM in the heart of a media campaign - Strategic thinking, originality and innovation in the use of CRM in the insight and planning phases of a media campaign - The role of CRM in the media execution and effectiveness in delivering results for the brand - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations in applicable

The Data & Creativity Award

The category recognises innovative media activity underpinned by a creative, audience-focused use of data. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking, originality and innovation in the creative use of data - How data and creativity combined to create the desired audience experience - Collaboration between data and creative teams - The media execution and effectiveness in delivering results for the brand

Content Categories

Best Use of Experiential

The category celebrates a company that uses experiential as a core part of a brand’s media strategy. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Use of experiential in the heart of a media campaign - Strategic thinking, originality and innovation in use of experiential in the insight, planning and content creation phases of a media campaign - The execution of the experiential event(s) and effectiveness in delivering results for the brand - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations as part of the strategy

Best Social Strategy

This award recognises a company that uses social media to inform a brand’s media strategy and execution. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Use of social in the heart of a media campaign - Strategic thinking, originality and innovation in the insight, content planning and content creation phases of the media campaign - The media execution and effectiveness in delivering results for the brand - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations as part of the strategy

Branded Content

The category rewards a company that uses branded content at the heart of a media campaign. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Originality and innovation in the insight and planning phases of a media campaign - Quality of execution in the content creation - Effectiveness in delivering results for the brand - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations - Clever bringing together of content and brand - Please indicate your media channel within the entry platform. Multiple awards may be given.

Content Strategy

The category recognises a company that uses content as the centrepiece of a media strategy, with particular recognition for work that goes beyond a single campaign and has lasting impact. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking in the use of content - Breadth of content and innovative methods of delivery - Drives business results, with particular recognition for medium-term and long-term impact beyond a single campaign - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations

Media Partnerships: Budget under £250K

This category celebrates a company or companies that used a media partnership at the heart of a media campaign. The judges will look to awards work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking in the use of a media partnership - Originality and innovation in the insight and planning phases of a media partnership - Effectiveness in driving business results, with particularly recognition for a medium-term and long-term impact beyond a single campaign - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations

Media Partnerships: Budget over £250K

This category celebrates a company or companies that used a media partnership at the heart of a media campaign. The judges will look to awards work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking in the use of a media partnership - Originality and innovation in the insight and planning phases of a media partnership - Effectiveness in driving business results, with particularly recognition for a medium-term and long-term impact beyond a single campaign - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations

Insight & Innovation Categories

Best Use of Insight

The categories recognises a company for the best use of insight at the heart of a media campaign. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Original and innovative use of insight in a media campaign - Strategic thinking in the use of insight - Effectiveness in driving business results - Highlighting ongoing use of insight

Creative Idea: Budget under £250K

This category celebrates a company for the best use of media creativity. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - An original idea that is rooted in a strategic approach to creativity in media - Creative use of media to plan and execute a campaign - Effectiveness in driving business results

Creative Idea: Budget over £250K

This category celebrates a company for the best use of media creativity. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - An original idea that is rooted in a strategic approach to creativity in media - Creative use of media to plan and execute a campaign - Effectiveness in driving business results

Product Innovation - Media Agency

This category will recognise a product innovation by an agency. Judges will be looking for work that shows: - Strategic thinking in devising a new product - Genuine innovation - The media execution and effectiveness in delivering results - Benefit to the industry, including clients and/or media owners/agencies and own staff

Product Innovation - Media Owner

This category will recognise a product innovation by a media owner. Judges will be looking for work that shows: - Strategic thinking in devising a new product - Genuine innovation - The media execution and effectiveness in delivering results - Benefit to the industry, including clients and/or media owners/agencies and own staff

Total Communications Campaign

The category looks to awards a company for a total communications campaign, with particular recognition for work that caters for the whole customer experience. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking in the use of total communications - Innovation - Breadth of channels and methods of delivery - Drives business results, with particular recognition of medium-term and long-term impact beyond a single campaign - Highlights ongoing and future collaborations

International

Best International Strategy

This category recognises a company for its international media strategy, with particular recognition for work that goes beyond a single campaign and has lasting impact. The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates: - Strategic thinking in the use of content - Breadth of content and innovation methods of delivery - Drives business results, with particular recognition for medium-term and long-term impact beyond a single campaign - Highlighting ongoing and future collaborations

Best of the Best Categories

Agency Team of the Year

The judges will focus on whether a team has an innovative approach to media. Commercial results are secondary, although they will still count towards the final decision. The winning team must demonstrate: - Strategic thinking and innovation - Breadth of insight and planning - Evidence that innovation has driven new business success - The agency team’s commercial performance - Teams will also be commended for their dedication to diversity, response to coronavirus and future strategies for both

Commercial Team of the Year

The judges will focus on whether a team has an innovative approach to media. Commercial results are secondary, although they will still count towards the final decision. The winning team must demonstrate: - Strategic thinking and innovation - Breadth of insight and planning - Evidence that innovation has driven new business success - The commercial team’s commercial performance - Teams will also be commended for their dedication to diversity, response to coronavirus and future strategies for both

Campaign Media Awards 2021 - Campaign of the Year

This award is chosen by the judges from all of the winning campaigns, who in their opinion stands out above the rest. This category cannot be entered directly.
HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER THESE AWARDS

Doing potential award-winning work creates huge additional value for clients.

We believe that proper, transparent collaboration is critical to great work. When everyone thinks they may be creating award-winning work, and the conversations are conducted transparently and purely in the interest of the work, you get much, much more physical and mental support all round. And that makes the work even better.

Writing awards creates case studies.

If you force yourselves to enter awards you are properly running the rule over your work (you quickly know which ones are potential winners). So it’s time that’s well invested. The easier they are to write the better the work is.

Winning awards make clients famous and proud of the work they’ve done.

A famous client is a happy client who’s likely to stay with you or even in her or his role for a little bit longer. It also provides a platform for future business to promote your company and talent. 

Winners don’t win without proving strong results and business value.

Awards have to recognise work that delivered measurable business return for clients. It is not about click through, views or impressions. Judges reward proper, valuable returns.

Momentum matters.

Win or lose, being shortlisted alone puts big smiles on people's faces. Good work always requires hard work, and entering will let your employees know you recognise and value those efforts.

Coverage in Campaign

All winners will feature in Campaign, read by over 8.400 people, and across CampaignLive.co.uk, which receives 961K unique users and 2.4m page views monthly. 

Chair of Judges

Natalie Cummins, Chief Executive, Zenith, will chair the Campaign Media Awards.

Natalie was Media Leader in the Media Week Awards and also winner of Head of Agency in the Agency of the Year.

Since moving to Television Centre in 2019, Zenith has flourished. It has won pitches for Disney, Three Mobile, Macmillan Cancer Support and TikTok and retained clients such as RB and Staples.

"We’ve realised that clients love winning awards, staff love winning awards, we love winning awards, and it gets everyone talking about the agency. It gets you better staff, better retention and clients want to be with winners."
Natalie Cummins, Chief Executive, Zenith
Campaign Media Chair of Judges

Judges 2021


Partnership Opportunities


The Campaign Media Awards offers you the chance to align your business with the people, teams and companies that are leading the way in commercial media. 

As a marketing and business development opportunity, the Awards offer you the chance to promote your products and services to our audience. Build your brand at our events, whether in person or digitally, in our marketing campaigns as well as the awards website. 

You will also be able to access Campaign's highly engaged audience. With over 961K unique users and 2.4M page views monthly, there is no better way to reach the heart of media. 

Please get in contact and we can build a bespoke package to delivery any business objective, please contact James Butters @ [email protected] or 020 8267 8290.