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A) Editorial Leader of the Year

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; and an audience development plan which encompasses all relevant platforms to grow the relevant audience. Judges will honour an outstanding individual who has a strong editorial vision and delivering compelling content that captures their target audience. 

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

 

B) Commercial Leader of the Year

Honouring an individual who has shown clear strong leadership, leading to proven commercial success for their brand or brands. The judges will also be looking for examples of innovation and brave decision making.

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

 

C) Business Leader of The Year

Honouring an individual who has shown clear strong leadership & 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.

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

 

A) Editorial Leader of the Year

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; and an audience development plan which encompasses all relevant platforms to grow the relevant audience.

Judges will honour an outstanding individual who has a strong editorial vision and delivering compelling content that captures their target audience. 

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

 

B) Commercial Leader of the Year

Honouring an individual who has shown clear strong leadership, leading to proven commercial success for their brand or brands. The judges will also be looking for examples of innovation and brave decision making.

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

 

C) Business Leader of The Year

Honouring an individual who has shown clear strong leadership & 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.

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

 

A) 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.
 
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

 

B) 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’

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

 

A) Editorial Team of the Year Consumer Media/Customer Publishing

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.

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.

 

B) Editorial Team of the Year Business Media

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.

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.

 

C) Commercial Team of the Year Consumer Media/Customer Publishing

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, year-on-year growth, a commitment to exceeding commercial targets and evidence of great teamwork.

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.

 

D) Commercial Team of the Year Business Media

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, year-on-year growth, a commitment to exceeding commercial targets and evidence of great teamwork.

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.

 

E) 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.

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

 

F) 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.

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

 

A) Brand of the Year Consumer Media/Customer Publishing

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting consumer media/customer publishing 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.

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

 

B) Brand of the Year Business Media

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting business media 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.

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 business media brand of the year

 

C) Regional Brand of the Year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting regional media 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.

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 regional media brand of the year

 

D) 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.excellence.

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

 

E) 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 2019 – December 2019, 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.

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

 

A) Media Business of the Year Consumer Media/Customer Publishing

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting consumer media/customer publishing 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.

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

 

B) Media Business of the Year Business Media

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting business media company 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.

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 business media company of the year

 

C) Regional Media Business of the year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting regional media 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.

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 regional media business of the year

 

D) International Media Business of the Year

This award will honour the most innovative and exciting international media 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.

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

 

A) 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

 

B) 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

 

C) Event of the Year Consumer Media/Customer Publishing

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.

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

 

D) Event of the Year Business Media

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.

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

 

E) 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

 

F) 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

 

Key Dates

Standard Deadline: 21 February 

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