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Claire Beale, Global Editor in Chief, Campaign

What makes a brilliant agency? Their culture and the talent they employ – and the UK’s agencies have been blessed with having the best of these in spades. It’s why the UK has always attracted many of the world’s greatest talent and produced much of the world’s best work.

For decades Campaign’s Agency of the Year awards have sought out and celebrated the very best agencies in their field. We have now expanded the UK awards, with the help of client marketers who help us shortlist the agency contenders and the industry’s top talent, to make them more rigorous than ever before.

Campaign’s global expansion has allowed the Campaign Agency of the Year awards to form part of a wider worldwide scheme, allowing us to take a truly international view on the work’s best companies and brightest talent.

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Days to Early Bird Deadline

Early bird deadline: Thursday 14 November
Standard deadline: Thursday 28 November 2019
Shortlist announced: Late January 2020
Winners revealed: March 2020

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

Campaign Agency of the Year UK is open to all advertising, creative, digital, media, PR, independent and specialist agencies. Campaign’s Agency of the Year, UK recognises inspired leadership, creative excellence, outstanding business performance and overall achievements for both agencies and individuals.

Agency Categories

The seven agency categories are as follows:

  1. Media Agency
  2. Advertising Agency
  3. Digital Innovation Agency
  4. PR Agency
  5. Customer Engagement Agency
  6. Brand Experiences Agency
  7. Independent Agency
People Categories

For people in charge of a single office or multiple offices across one region.

  1. Agency Head (Advertising, Media, Digital, Customer Engagement, PR & Experience)
  2. Account Person
  3. Creative Person
  4. Strategic Planner
  5. Media Planner
  6. New Business Development Team
  7. Corporate Communications/Marketing Team
  8. Talent Management Person/Team
  • PR Agency
  • Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile, client growth and retention, talent retention and development, innovation in the PR sector, awards and recognition, and examples of 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 and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Media Agency
  • Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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, promotions and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Independent Agency
  • Independent agencies and agencies that are not majority owned by a holding company or network are eligible to enter the ‘Independent Agency of the Year’ category. All disciplines are welcome. Entrants must be majority-independent owned, or at minimum 51 per cent privately- held. Agencies that are not eligible are those who are either majority or fully-backed by a holding company. Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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, promotions and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Digital Innovation Agency
  • Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, including how the agency has helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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 and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Customer Engagement Agency
  • Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, including how the agency has helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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 and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Brand Experience Agency
  • Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, including how the agency has helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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 and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Advertising Agency
  • Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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, promotions and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Talent Management Person/Team of the Year
  • This award is for 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.

  • Strategic Planner
  • This award is for the planning professionals who have made the biggest impact on the clients’ business through development of breakthrough consumer strategies, helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, creative output, scope of operation, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business wins, 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 and initiatives that lead the industry.

  • Media Planner
  • 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.

  • Creative Person
  • The award recognises creative directors who have produced the best work for an individual office (or multiple office in the same region) during the review period and have not only set the standard for creative excellence but have also raised the bar for innovation and disruptive big ideas. Judges will consider recognition received at the major recognised award shows and - if they are in a senior leadership role - 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.

  • Agency Head (Advertising, Media, Digital, Customer Engagement, PR & Experience)
  • The award recognises the heads of agencies nationally who have individually done the most to advance their agency/network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, size of local operation, client profile and disciplines, new business wins, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, agency/network development and contribution to the role or image of the marketing communications industry in his or her market. Individual awards will be given within Advertising, Media, Digital, Customer Engagement, PR & Experience.

  • Account Person
  • The award recognises professionals responsible for the account management of a single office (or multiple offices in the same region), who have displayed the most innovation, skills and enthusiasm in bringing the benefits of advertising to their clients’ businesses resulting in the development of solid business relationships. Judges will consider contribution to the agency and clients, client relationship management, client retention as well as new business wins, positive organic growth for clients.

  • New Business Development Team of the Year
  • This award is for the new business development team in a single office or multiple offices in the same region who have built and developed new accounts and/or grown the business and expanded the services of an established client relationship. Judges will consider achievements against objectives, new business wins, initiatives that have grown business from existing clients, and solid examples of leadership in new business development initiatives that contributed to the success and financial growth of the agency.

  • Corporate Communications/Marketing Team of the Year
  • Open to the communications or marketing team within the agency, this award recognises success in addressing issues related to corporate communications, reputation, brand-building, corporate 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.

HOW TO ENTER

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES

Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 14 November
Standard Deadline: Thursday 28 November
Winners Announcement: March 2020

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Eligibility: Entries will be accepted from the entire UK region (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland). Winners will be notified via email and winners published on campaignlive.co.uk

ENTRY FEES

Early Bird Fee (valid until 14 November) £550 + VAT per entry
Standard Fee (valid from 15 November) £625 + 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 [email protected]

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 executive summary within the appropriate text fields
  4. Upload your submission, 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 UK Agency of the Year judging panel comprises of a jury of senior marketers and Campaign editors.

In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will then be used to determine the shortlist for both the people and agency categories. Campaign’s editorial team will then continue to be the final arbiters of excellence.

  • Andy Murray
    chief customer officer
    Asda
    Name: Andy Murray
    Job Title: chief customer officer
    Company: Asda

    Andy Murray is the Chief Customer Officer at Asda. Prior to Asda, Murray was SVP, Creative at Walmart, U.S. Founder of Saatchi & Saatchi X, a global shopper marketing agency. Prior to starting the agency, Murray was at Procter & Gamble for 10 years.

  • Ali Jones
    chief customer officer
    Co-op
    Name: Ali Jones
    Job Title: chief customer officer
    Company: Co-op

  • Cheryl Calverley
    chief marketing officer
    Eve Sleep
    Name: Cheryl Calverley
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: Eve Sleep

    CMO of an upstart little sleep wellness business, trying to build the next great brand having had the privilege of caretaking some of the nation's favourite brands in her career, from Marmite and Pot Noodle, to Birdseye and the AA. A passionate believer in the craft of creativity, and its power to inspire and engage people, and drive growth.

  • Emily Somers
    chief marketing officer
    Dominos
    Name: Emily Somers
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: Dominos

  • Gav Thompson
    chief customer officer
    Boden
    Name: Gav Thompson
    Job Title: chief customer officer
    Company: Boden

    Gav spent 13 years in agencies as a suit and a planner, and 12 years as a client. His agency career included time in London, New York & Sydney at AMV, BBDO, TBWA, Publicis & Campbell Doyle Dye. Agency brand experience includes (amongst many others) Guinness, Volvo, PlayStation, Pepsi, 3, Absolut, Toyota and Bacardi. As a client he has been Head of Brand Strategy at O2, director of customer innovation for Telefonica, and the founder of giffgaff. He has been the CMO for Paddy Power & Yopa, and is now Chief Customer Officer for Boden.

  • Ines Ures
    chief marketing officer
    Deliveroo
    Name: Ines Ures
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: Deliveroo

    I am a general management and marketing expert with a strong data and scientific background and I am currently the global CMO at Deliveroo, helping to build the definitive food company. I specialize in data driven growth, global customer and marketing strategy and team leadership in fast growing international marketplaces - I have led large teams and organisations and have worked across Europe, South and Central America, APAC and ME. Before becoming global CMO at Deliveroo, I held the position Chief Customer Officer (and CMO) at Treatwell, Europe's number one marketplace for hair and beauty appointments. Previously, I was Country Manager in Spain for Treatwell, building the business in the market from the ground up. Before joining Treatwell, I was CMO for Groupalia - one of Spain's leading daily deals platform - and held different product and marketing positions at Atrapalo.com, the online travel agency based in Spain which operates across 11 countries throughout Europe and South America. With a Masters in both mathematics and industrial engineering, I also have a MBA from IESE Business School, and my passions include running, road cycling as well as investing and working with early stage start ups.

  • Kevin McNair
    marketing director
    KP Snacks
    Name: Kevin McNair
    Job Title: marketing director
    Company: KP Snacks

    Commercial marketer with over 20 years of experience in local, regional and global roles including with Unilever working with a variety of large and small agencies over the years.

  • Lis Blair
    chief marketing officer
    Easyjet
    Name: Lis Blair
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: Easyjet

  • Lisa Thomas
    chief brand officer
    Virgin Management
    Name: Lisa Thomas
    Job Title: chief brand officer
    Company: Virgin Management

    Lisa is Virgin's Global Chief Brand Officer and Managing Director of Virgin Enterprises Limited. She joined the Virgin Group in February 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the brand across the world and managing the relationship with more than 60 Virgin businesses in over 35 countries. She joined Virgin from M&C Saatchi Group where she served as UK CEO, having joined in 2000 to start their direct marketing agency, LIDA. Prior to M&C Saatchi, Lisa was Executive Board Director at Craik Jones and previously worked at both WundermanWorldwide and De La Rue. Lisa is also President of WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications London) - an industry networking organisation that brings together the most senior female leaders in marketing and communications, with the purpose of accelerating gender equality in communications and marketing.

  • Margaret Jobling
    chief marketing officer
    Centrica
    Name: Margaret Jobling
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: Centrica

    Margaret has spent the majority of her marketing career in FMCG working on some iconic brands such as Lynx, Dove, Radox, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Birds Eye. She moved into the utilities sector in 2014 when she joined Centrica as the Marketing Director for British Gas and is now operating globally as Group Chief Marketing Officer. She passionately believes in the combination of art and science to drive effectiveness and creativity in marketing.

  • Niamh O'Reilly
    director, consumer marketing EMEA
    Twitter
    Name: Niamh O'Reilly
    Job Title: director, consumer marketing EMEA
    Company: Twitter

  • Nick Robinson
    managing director brands & chief marketing officer
    Kerry Foods
    Name: Nick Robinson
    Job Title: managing director brands & chief marketing officer
    Company: Kerry Foods

  • Nishma Robb
    marketing director
    Google
    Name: Nishma Robb
    Job Title: marketing director
    Company: Google

  • Peter Markey
    chief marketing officer
    TSB
    Name: Peter Markey
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: TSB

  • Sarah Helppi
    director of marketing performance & loyalty
    eBay
    Name: Sarah Helppi
    Job Title: director of marketing performance & loyalty
    Company: eBay

  • Sheila Mitchell
    director of marketing
    Public Health England
    Name: Sheila Mitchell
    Job Title: director of marketing
    Company: Public Health England

  • Toby Horry
    brand marketing and content director
    Tui
    Name: Toby Horry
    Job Title: brand marketing and content director
    Company: Tui

  • Tristan Thomas
    head of marketing and community
    Monzo
    Name: Tristan Thomas
    Job Title: head of marketing and community
    Company: Monzo

  • Zoe Clapp
    chief marketing officer
    UKTV
    Name: Zoe Clapp
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: UKTV

    Zoe is a member of the executive board at the multi-award winning media company, UKTV. Reporting to the Chief Executive, Zoe is responsible for the Marketing, Communications and Creative departments at the multichannel broadcaster and she also oversees its in-house production facility. In 2016, Zoe was promoted from Communications Director to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. She joined the broadcaster in 2005 as Press Officer. Zoe graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2000. She is non-executive director for Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK; and for ISBA, the Voice of the British Advertiser; and a member of WACL. Zoe leads UKTV's company-wide Management and Brand Academies, teaches the Future Leaders programme for Creative Equals, and mentors creative leaders at Cannes Lions.

  • Zoe Harris
    chief marketing officer
    GoCompare Group
    Name: Zoe Harris
    Job Title: chief marketing officer
    Company: GoCompare Group

WINNERS

AGENCY

Creative Network of the Year
Company Award Type
Soames Hines, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific

PEOPLE

Creative Network of the Year
Name Award Type
Soames Hines, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific
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