Campaign Publishing Awards


Why should I enter?
  • Attract new prospects - Companies want to work with awarding winning organisations who are knowledgeable, creative and passionate about their industry. 

  • Showcase your work in front of our judges - Our judging panel is made up of industry experts from leading global agencies, corporations and associations.

  • Share your work with the world - Benefit from global exposure for your projects on Campaign and on the awards website.
  • Benchmark yourself against the best - Test yourself against competitors working in your specialism and prove that you’re the at the top of the industry.

  • Motivate your team - Celebrate the people behind every project, they deserve it. In the times we find ourselves being an award winning agency can attract the best talent.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Early bird deadline: Wednesday 17 February 2021 

Standard deadline: Wednesday 17 March 2021 

Shortlist announcement: Wednesday 21 April 2021 

Awards ceremonies: Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 May 2021

 
PRICING
Early bird entry fee: £335.00 + VAT per entry 

Standard entry fee: £445.00 + VAT per entry 

Enter two categories and get a third entry free!

 
  

Judges


Judges will be chosen because of their professional and wide-ranging level of expertise by Campaign's Editors. Our judges play an important part in the Award's process. Previous judges for the illustrious Publishing awards have come from companies including: Samsung, Google, Channel 4, Bloomberg Media, Viacom and more...

If you would like to be considered for part of the 2021 judging panel, or know someone who fits the criteria please submit your nomination for consideration.



Categories


Podcast of the Year - Consumer Media

Podcasts have become a growing and important part of editorial strategy for many consumer media companies and, in a crowded market place, publishers are becoming increasingly innovative as far as format, topic and delivery. This award recognises innovation, creativity and commercial excellence in consumer media podcasting, including creativity in format and execution. Please include details of any commercial goals and results, audience figures and evidence of growth and/or added value for the editorial brand. In this pandemic year, evidence of how the podcast team adapted and/or innovated to suit business conditions will also be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Podcast or entry name
  • Partners, including external production company
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe the podcast, format, audience and brief history
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Podcast of the Year - Business Media

Podcasts have become a growing and important part of editorial strategy for many business media companies and, in a crowded market place, publishers are becoming increasingly innovative as far as format, topic and delivery to serve B2B audiences. This award recognises innovation, creativity and commercial excellence in business media podcasting, including creativity in format and execution. Please include details of the publisher’s commercial aims and results, audience figures and evidence of growth and/or added value for this B2B editorial brand. In this pandemic year, evidence of how the podcast team adapted and/or innovated to suit business conditions will also be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Podcast or entry name
  • Partners, including external production company
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe the podcast, format, audience and brief history
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Podcast of the Year - Branded Content

Podcasts have become a growing and important part of a branded content/customer publishing strategy and, in a crowded market place, brands are becoming increasingly innovative as far as format, topic and delivery. This award recognises innovation, creativity and commercial excellence in branded content podcasting, including creativity in format and execution. Please include details of any commercial goals and results, audience figures and evidence of growth and/or added value for the sponsor/advertiser. In this pandemic year, evidence of how the podcast team adapted and/or innovated to suit business conditions will also be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Podcast or entry name
  • Partners, including external production company
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe the podcast, format, audience and brief history
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Brand of the Year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting brand of the year, awarding bravery, editorial innovation and the most strategically sound, and forward thinking brand in the sector. This award is open to all media brands and titles within the sector. Judges will make the award to the brand which demonstrates clarity of strategy with demonstrable achievement against growth metrics, innovation in editorial output and commercial excellence. In this pandemic year, evidence of this brand’s adaptability, ability to manage business challenges, resilience and support for the wider industry and society will be considered by the judges.


NOTE - This category will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

Required Information:

  • Brand, title or entry name
  • Parent company, if applicable, and partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Provide a brief history of the brand or title, and brief summary of growth metrics
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Explain the business model and it meets the needs of stakeholders and users
  • Describe why you should be the consumer media/customer publishing brand of the year

 

International Brand of the Year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting international brand of the year, awarding bravery, editorial innovation and the most strategically sound, and forward thinking brand in the industry. Judges will award the brand which demonstrates clarity of strategy with demonstrable achievement against growth metrics, innovation in editorial output and commercial excellence. In this pandemic year, evidence of this international brand’s adaptability, ability to manage business challenges, resilience and support for the wider industry and society will be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Brand, title or entry name
  • Parent company, if applicable, and partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Provide a brief history of the brand or title, and brief summary of growth metrics
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Explain the business model and it meets the needs of stakeholders and users
  • Describe why you should be the international brand of the year

 

Launch of the Year

Media owners constantly have to revise their product mix to keep users engaged and to keep up with the rapid pace of growth in the industry. This means different things to different organisations, but the goal remains - to keep ahead of the curve and deliver innovation for users and clients. This award recognises the best in launch during the eligibility period for submissions, January 2020 – December 2020, on any platform, in any format, whether standalone or as a complement to an existing product or product mix. The judges will make the award based on the commercial objective of the launch, progress made, quality, innovation, pushing the boundaries and evidence of results. In this pandemic year, evidence of how the launch team adapted and/or innovated to suit business conditions will also be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Product or entry name
  • Partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve 4. Describe what the campaign or platform hoped to achieve 5. Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Business of the Year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting consumer media/customer publishing/media business of the year, awarding bravery, editorial innovation and the most strategically sound, and forward thinking brand in the sector. This award is open to all media businesses within the sector. Judges will make the award to the business which demonstrates clarity of strategy with demonstrable achievement against growth metrics, innovation in editorial output and commercial excellence. In this pandemic year, evidence of this business’s adaptability, resilience and support for their staff, the wider industry and society will be considered by the judges.


NOTE - This category will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

Required Information:

  • Company Name 
  • Please describe your company and the sectors that you serve
  • Provide a brief history of the business, and brief summary of growth metrics
  • Describe any challenges the company had to overcome
  • Explain the business model and how it meets the needs of stakeholders and users
  • Describe why you should be the consumer media/customer publishing business of the year

 

International Business of the Year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting international business of the year, awarding bravery, editorial innovation and the most strategically sound, and forward thinking business in the sector. This award is open to all media businesses within the sector. Judges will make the award to the business which demonstrates clarity of strategy with demonstrable achievement against growth metrics, innovation in editorial output and commercial excellence. In this pandemic year, evidence of this business’s adaptability, resilience and support for their staff, the wider industry and society will be considered by the judges.

Required Information:

  • Company Name 
  • Please describe your company and the sectors that you serve
  • Provide a brief history of the business, and brief summary of growth metrics
  • Describe any challenges the company had to overcome
  • Explain the business model and how it meets the needs of stakeholders and users
  • Describe why you should be the international media business of the year

 


NOTE - The following categories will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

 

Editorial Leader of the Year

Honouring an individual who has a strong editorial vision and delivers compelling content that captures their target audience. The judges will be looking for a leader who can demonstrate a strong understanding of editorial content that drives the relationship with their audience and how to deepen that engagement; strategic thinking; good use of data and tools; an audience development plan which encompasses all relevant platforms to grow the relevant audience. In this pandemic year, evidence of this leader’s adaptability, resilience and support for their team and company will be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Name of the person being entered and job title
  • Description of their role and responsibilities
  • Explain how the nominee is excelling in their current work, with reference to real examples, adding details of intelligent thinking, bold actions and tangible results

 

Commercial Leader of the Year

Honouring an individual who has shown clear strong leadership, leading to proven commercial success for their brand or brands, and resilience during the pandemic. The judges will be looking for examples of innovation and brave decision making. In this pandemic year, evidence of this leader’s adaptability, ability to manage commercial challenges, and support for their team and company will be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Name of the person being entered and job title
  • Description of their role and responsibilities
  • Explain how the nominee is excelling in their current work, with reference to real examples, adding details of intelligent thinking, bold actions and tangible results

 

Business Leader of The Year

Honouring an individual who has shown clear strong leadership and built a strategic vision for the development of their brand or brands making it fit for the future. This strategy will have translated to proven commercial success and innovation for their brand or brands as well as strong audience development and outstanding content. The judges will also be looking for examples of transformation, cultural change and brave decision making. In this pandemic year, evidence of this leader’s adaptability, ability to manage business challenges, and support for their team and company will be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Name of the person being entered and job title
  • Description of their role and responsibilities
  • Explain how the nominee is excelling in their current work, with reference to real examples, adding details of intelligent thinking, bold actions and tangible results

 

Commercial Campaign of the Year

The industry has by-and-large transitioned as a collective to include new advertising formats and consultative selling as media owners are tackling increasingly complex client relationships. In order to meet commercial objectives, teams are stepping up their creativity and using audience development expertise to include new formats and platforms.
This award honours the most sophisticated, creative and effective commercial campaign of the year, and which deliver on commercial objectives for clients through medium of delivery, concept and audience engagement.


Required Information:

  • Campaign or entry name
  • Partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe what the campaign hoped to achieve
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Editorial Campaign of the Year

Editorial campaigns across media are as diverse as they are creative, from social awareness campaigns to pop-up properties. Increasingly, maintaining a unique editorial narrative and staying true to brand has delivered innovative, high-quality and well- executed campaigns which deliver a real impact for the target audiences and which raise the bar for journalism in the UK.
This award honours excellence in innovative, effective and unique editorial campaigns which provide tangible impact on target audience and which push the boundaries of modern journalism.

Required Information:

  • Campaign or entry name
  • Partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe what the campaign hoped to achieve
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Event of the Year

Live events have become an extension of brand strategy for many publishers and with a crowded market place publishers are becoming increasingly innovative as far as format, topic and delivery, delivering high customer value and great commercial yield.

This award recognises innovation, creativity and commercial excellence in live events, including creativity in format and execution, and which deliver on a commercial goal.


NOTE - This category will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

Required Information:

  • Event or entry name
  • Partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe the event, format, audience and brief history
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Best Commercial Use of Data

Data is arguably one of the central growth drivers in media, with technology and digital products becoming more sophisticated, using data to drive your commercial and editorial strategies has never been more important. The principle is simple – give users what they want.
This award recognises excellence in the commercial use of data which delivers on user insight and impact, effectiveness of application and which has significantly contributed to one area of or the business as a whole.


Required Information:

  • Project or entry name
  • Partners or agencies involved
  • Please describe your company and the industry that you serve
  • Describe the project, commercial function behind it and how it was delivered
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and new insights gained

 

Industry Partner of the Year

This award recognises those suppliers to our industry who have really gone the extra mile in their partnerships with media businesses. Any organisation that supplies a product, platform or service to the industry can enter, from distribution and fulfilment, to digital publishing, training, subscription management, printing, marketing, paper, event services. . . and beyond!

Our judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding service levels, surpassed objectives and expectations, genuine partnership with clients to find innovative solutions, as well as evidence of real work towards sustainability alternatives, and best working practices.


Required Information:

  • Company Name
  • Please describe your company
  • Provide a brief history of the company and how you work with Media Businesses
  • Describe how innovation has factored into the partnership objective and results for the past year.
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome, results, impact on business, and new insights gained
  • Describe why you should be the industry partner of the year

 

Rising Star - Content

There has never been a more vibrant time for content teams, with content creators needing to be diverse and agile in order to make content travel across platforms, fit for purpose and with a sharp focus on maintaining quality. This award recognises the most promising and talented content professional who has made a clear impact on their business and added significant value through their input. In this pandemic year, evidence of this rising star’s adaptability, resilience and support for their team and company will be considered by the judges.

 
Required Information:

  • Name of the person being entered and job title
  • Description of their role and responsibilities
  • Explain how the nominee is excelling in their current work, with reference to real examples, adding details of intelligent thinking, bold actions and tangible results

 

Rising Star - Commercial

This award recognises the most promising and talented commercial professional who has made a clear impact on their business and added significant value through their input. An individual who has driven commercial success through their drive and ambition to be the ‘best in class’. In this pandemic year, evidence of this rising star’s adaptability, resilience and support for their team and company will be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Name of the person being entered and job title
  • Description of their role and responsibilities
  • Explain how the nominee is excelling in their current work, with reference to real examples, adding details of intelligent thinking, bold actions and tangible results

 

Editorial Team of the Year

There has never been a more vibrant time for content teams, with content creators needing to be diverse and agile in order to make content travel across platforms, fit for purpose and with a sharp focus on maintaining quality. This award recognises excellence and innovation in the creation and promotion of content cross-platform including the use of new distribution channels and social media, and forward-thinking editorial premise which places users at its core. In this pandemic year, evidence of this team’s adaptability, resilience and willingness to collaborate and support each other will be considered by the judges.


NOTE - This category will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

Required Information:

  • Team, company or entry name
  • Describe the makeup and responsibility of the team within the organisation
  • Describe the team’s aims and objectives, both in the short and medium term
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Explain in detail how the team delivers quality content to its target audience, outlining how it uses a cross platform strategy to meet commercial objectives
  • Please describe how innovation has factored into the team objective and results for the past year.

 

Commercial Team of the Year

The face of media sales has changed drastically with the evolution of advertising and the rise of consumer revenue, meaning that teams are rapidly evolving to include creative and consultative solutions which consider multi-platform solutions to meet clients’ needs. This award recognises the very best in industry sales teams and will honour teams who have a history of excellence in customer service, a commitment to exceeding commercial targets and evidence of great teamwork. In this pandemic year, evidence of this team’s adaptability, ability to manage commercial challenges, resilience and willingness to collaborate and support each other will be considered by the judges.


NOTE - This category will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

Required Information:

  • Team, company or entry name
  • Describe the makeup and responsibility of the team within the organisation
  • Describe the team’s aims and objectives, both in the short and medium term
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Explain in detail how the team met its targets and drove value back to the company
  • Please describe how innovation has factored into the team objective and results for the past year.

 

Marketing Team of the Year

The role of marketing is one of the fastest evolving functions in media and with more platforms to deliver on, and the role of content changing, marketing teams consistently deliver high- performance and innovative strategies to deliver on KPIs. This award recognises excellence and innovation in marketing strategy, practice and delivery, and is open to all media marketing teams. The judges will award innovation, development year-on-year, delivery on targets and a sharp focus on delivering on brand. In this pandemic year, evidence of this team’s adaptability, ability to manage business challenges, resilience and willingness to collaborate and support each other will be considered by the judges.


NOTE - This category will be broken down by the below business type and individually awarded:

  • Consumer Media
  • Customer Publishing
  • Business Media

Required Information:

  • Team, company or entry name
  • Describe the makeup and responsibility of the team within the organisation
  • Describe the team’s aims and objectives, both in the short and medium term
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Explain in detail how the team met its targets and drove value back to the company
  • Please describe how innovation has factored into the team objective and results for the past year

 

Content Studio of the Year

Native is not new, however recognising this as an integral part of your advertising offering, media organisations are bringing these skills in-house and developing innovative new formats to improve user engagement and experience around advertising. This award recognises excellence in the consistent creation and distribution of compelling content on behalf of clients, which engages users, provides measurable ROI and delivers on brand for both client and publisher. In this pandemic year, evidence of the content studio’s adaptability, ability to manage business challenges, resilience and willingness to collaborate will be considered by the judges.


Required Information:

  • Studio or entry name
  • Partners or agencies involves
  • Please describe your company and the industry you serve
  • Describe what the studio hoped to achieve
  • Describe how the studio exists within the broader framework and commercial objectives of the organisation
  • Describe any challenges the team had to overcome
  • Describe results, impact on business, and ROI

 

Sponsorship Opportunities


The Campaign Publishing Awards brings together the most senior and influential publishing professionals from across the industry to recognise and celebrate excellence. 

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

You will also be able to access to Campaign’s highly engaged audience via magazine and website. With over 42k readers and 940k unique monthly users to Campaignlive.co.uk there is no better way to reach the heart of the creative, marketing, media and advertising industry.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!