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Claire Beale, Global Editor in Chief, Campaign

For the first time Campaign is on a mission to find the best agency networks and the best agency talent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as part of the expansion of our Agency of the Year schemes from the UK and Asia.

We’re inviting companies and talent that works across markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to help us showcase what excellence looks like in this vibrant region. And we’ll be working with a team of marketers to anoint best in class EMEA players.

Our ambition is ultimately to take a truly international view on the work’s best companies and brightest talent and as one of the most dynamic advertising markets in the world, EMEA is a cornerstone of our plans. Our EMEA awards and winners will help us showcase what excellence really looks like.

WHY ENTER

Being Agency of the Year is the ultimate kite mark of quality for businesses in our industry.

This is your opportunity to have your work and achievements recognised by a judging panel of senior brand marketers.

WHO SHOULD ENTER?

The awards are open to Agency Networks across the entire EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). To qualify for the Agency Network categories companies must operate in 3 locations or more across the region, with one office operating out of Europe. To qualify for the Agency Network people categories entrants must hold a regional role in 3 markets or more.

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46 Days to Entry Deadline

Winners Announcement: April 2019

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Price per table of 12:
US$5,050
Price per individual seat (opens on 16 Nov):
US$505

Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner: Singapore
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018
CATEGORIES
Network Categories

The five network categories are as follows:

  1. Advertising Network
  2. Media Network
  3. Digital Innovation Network
  4. Customer Engagement Network
  5. PR Network
Network People Categories

For people in charge of 2 or more offices across one region.

  • EMEA PR Network of the Year
  • This award recognises the best PR network of 2017, taking into account achievement against objectives, creative ideas, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, industry recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, promotions or interactive initiatives that lead the industry.

  • EMEA Customer Engagement Network of the Year
  • This award recognises the best customer engagement network of 2017, taking into account achievement against objectives, including how the agency has helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, creative output, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, industry recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, promotions or interactive initiatives that lead the industry.

  • EMEA Digital Innovation Network of the Year
  • This award recognises the best digital network of 2017, taking into account achievement against objectives, including how the agency has helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, creative output, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, industry recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, promotions or interactive initiatives that lead the industry.

  • EMEA Media Network of the Year
  • This award will be presented to the most impressive media network of 2017, taking into account achievement against objectives, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, awards and recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, tools and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • EMEA Advertising Network of the Year
  • This award is given out to the most impressive advertising network of 2017. Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, business growth, creative output, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, awards and recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, tools and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • EMEA Talent Management Person / Team of the Year
  • This award recognises the talent management professional or team who has most effectively aligned the network’s people strategies with business outcomes during the review period. Judges will consider the individual’s/team’s ability to develop and implement effective talent management strategies that include talent acquisition and retention, learning and staff development, succession planning and management, agency culture integration as well as reward and recognition initiatives.

  • EMEA New Business Development Team of the Year
  • This award is for the new business development team who has proven to have built and developed a new account or expanded the services of an established client relationship. Judges will consider solid examples of leadership in new business development initiatives that contributed to the success and financial growth of the agency.

  • EMEA Corporate Communications/Marketing Team of the Year
  • Open to corporate communications teams within agencies, this award recognises success in addressing issues related to management, corporate communications, reputation, brand-building, campaign execution and media relations. Judges will look for ability to establish/reinforce communications’ role in the agency and the C-suite; impact on the agency’s broader reputation; creativity and originality of programmes; and the strategy and execution of those programmes, as well as their bottom-line impact.

  • EMEA Media Planner (Media Agency)
  • This award is for the planning professionals who have made the biggest impact on their clients’ business through development of innovative customer engagement strategies; the creative and effective use of media channels; and the creation, use and leverage of digital and social programmes and platforms. Judges will consider the individual’s contribution to both agency and client, originality of thinking, mastery of emerging capabilities in the engagement and channel space.

  • EMEA Strategic Planner (Creative Agency)
  • This award is for the planning professionals who have made the biggest impact on the clients’ business through development of breakthrough consumer strategies, brand and communications strategies, as well as innovation and commercial strategy development. Judges will be looking for evidence of the individual’s contribution to both agency and clients, thinking that is clear, insightful and change-enabling, innovative approaches to problem solving, and ability to develop creative and commercially-effective solutions to clients’ challenges.

  • EMEA Account Person of the Year
  • This award recognises professionals responsible for the account management, business and strategic planning side of the business, across multiple offices in different countries of an agency. The winner would have displayed the most skills and enthusiasm in bringing the benefits of advertising to their clients’ businesses. Judges will consider contribution to the agency and clients, strategic skills, approaches to problem solving and ability to develop effective creative solutions.

  • EMEA Creative Person of the Year
  • The award recognises creative directors who have produced the best work in EMEA during the review period and have not only set the standard for creative excellence, but have also raised the bar. Judges will consider recognition received at the major recognised award shows, the individual’s contribution to staff development initiatives, particularly their involvement in nurturing young talent, and how their work has contributed to the role or image of advertising in the region. Samples of the nominee’s work will be required as support materials.

  • EMEA Agency Head of the Year (PR)
  • This award recognises the head of a PR agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, in markets and/or disciplines, and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • EMEA Agency Head of the Year (Customer Engagement)
  • This award recognises the head of a customer engagement agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, in markets and/or in disciplines, and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • EMEA Agency Head of the Year (Digital)
  • This award recognises the head of a digital agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, in markets and/or in disciplines, and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • EMEA Agency Head of the Year (Media)
  • This award recognises the head of a media agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, in markets and/or in disciplines, and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • EMEA Agency Head of the Year (Advertising)
  • This award recognises the head of a creative agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, in markets and/or in disciplines, and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

HOW TO ENTER

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES

Deadline: Friday 9 November
Winners Announcement: April 2019
Eligibility: All entries must relate to work and achievements ONLY during the period January 2018 – December 2018.

Please note there will be no awards ceremony for for the inaugural year of the awards.

ENTRY FEES

£550 + VAT per entry

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

It is understood that in some cases entries may include commercially sensitive information.
Campaign reserves the right to publish descriptions and case studies of winning entries, but if an entrant asks for any part of their submission to remain confidential, it will be treated as such.
To do so, please mark sensitive information within your written submission and send an email to yasmin.greaves@haymarket.com

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

  1. Follow the enter now link to complete the online registration.
  2. Select the category you would link to enter
  3. Provide your written submission within the appropriate text fields
  4. Upload your lead image and any relevant support material
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 to make multiple entries
  6. Submit entry and make payment where applicable
JUDGES

The EMEA Network Agency of the Year judging panel will comprise a jury of top flight Chief Marketing Officers across EMEA.

We will be announcing the full panel of judges shortly.

CONTACT US

Yasmin Greaves
Email: yasmin.greaves@haymarket.com
Phone: +44 (0)20 8267 4160