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CAMPAIGNS AWARDS


Best Cause-Led Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed cause-led campaign for a non-profit or charity that has a good or progressive cause at its heart. The winning campaign will show innovative, creative thinking.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.


Best Use of a Small Budget

 

This category will award the most successful use of a small budget for a single campaign, smartly executed within tight budget constraints. The work should have been billed to the client for no more than $50,000 (USD) The campaign could have included use of nano, micro and hero influencers or a blended mix.

Entry Guidance:

This category may be entered directly from a brand / agency or by a technology provider in conjunction with an agency, influencer, media owner or brand.


Best Pro Bono Campaign NEW

 

Judges are seeking a campaign that has included the use of influencers and creators that has successfully promoted a pro-bono campaign for the benefit of the local or global community.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or independlently by a talent manager or the creator themselves. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.


Best Social Commerce Campaign NEW

Rewarding successful use of one or more content creators and influencers to drive online or offline sales for a brand.


Best Multi-Channel Campaign

 

Joined-up-thinking and smart execution of a campaign will be imperative for a category that will recognise how budget assigned to influencer marketing has assisted a brands multi-channel campaign.

Entry Guidance:

Judges will not necessarily reward the number of channels involved, but the influence and smart execution of the campaign that has demonstrated the power of the channel against and/ or in conjunction with the wider digital mix. The campaign can represent any vertical, and is there are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category. Entries can be submitted directly from a brand, or via an agency, technology provider, influencer(s) media owner or other partner where collaboration has taken place.


Best Use of Data

Effective data analysis underpins many successful digital marketing campaigns. Judges are seeking to reward an influencer campaign that has demonstrated the application of meaningful data and insights, whether 1st, 2nd or 3rd party to facilitate smarter campaign decisions and performance.

Entry Guidance:

This category may be entered directly from a brand / agency or by a technology provider in conjunction with an agency, influencer, media owner or brand.


Most Effective Campaign for ROI

 

All heads turn to campaign ROI as judges will reward an exceptional campaign that has transparently measured campaign ROI, demonstrating brilliant returns based on the budget allocated.

Entry Guidance:

This award focuses solely on monetary ROI on budget allocated. Please include your total budget for the campaign in addition to the ratio of return, for example, a 12:1 return. There are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category.


Most Effective Collaboration or Partnership

 

Evidence of successful collaboration to execute an influencer marketing campaign will be rewarded between two or more stakeholders. The collaboration whether for an individual or long term partnership should demonstrate how each party added value to the collaboration and contributed to its success.

Entry Guidance:

The collaboration could be between two i.e. brand and influencer, or a combination of parties, i.e. brand, agency, technology and influencer. There are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category.


Most Creative Influencer Marketing Campaign

This category will recognise the growing importance of creative thinking and judges will reward a campaign that stretches the boundaries of influencer marketing with an exceptionally creative, innovative and well executed campaign that has delivered results for a brand.

Entry Guidance:

Judges will be seeking evidence of how the entrant has creatively engaged influencers to generate engaging, thoughtful and authentic content. The campaign can represent any vertical, and is there are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category. Entries can be submitted directly from a brand, or via an agency, technology provider, influencer(s) media owner or other partner where collaboration has taken place.


Best Brand Engagement Campaign

Designed to reward activity that has utilised influencers and content creators to help consumers engage with a brand.

Entry Guidance:

Judges will be seeking evidence of how the entrant has used influencers to generate brand engagement and develop the relationship of consumers with that brands audience.

The campaign can represent any vertical, and is there are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category. Entries can be submitted directly from a brand, or via an agency, technology provider, influencer(s) media owner or other partner where collaboration has taken place.

VERTICAL AWARDS


Best Home and Garden Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed Home & Garden Influencer Marketing
Campaign that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Objectives could include one or more of the following: social visibility, ROI,
engagement, follower growth, conversions, creativity, sales funnel development, traffic or another internally agreed goal.

Ensure you cover the four headings listed as judging criteria for the vertical
awards clearly in your entry.


Best Telecoms Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed campaign for the Telecom sector that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Objectives could include one or more of the following: social visibility, ROI,
engagement, follower growth, conversions, creativity, sales funnel development, traffic or another internally agreed goal.

Ensure you cover the four headings listed as judging criteria for the vertical
awards clearly in your entry


Best Automotive Campaign NEW

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed Automotive Influencer Marketing Campaign that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.


Best Gaming Campaign

This award aims to reward the most creative, effective and innovative Gaming or Gaming Platform campaign.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.


Best Food and Drink Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed campaign for Food or Drink brand that has delivered exceptional results based on agreed objectives.

Entry Guidance:
The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.

 


Best Family and Parenting Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed Baby, Family or Parenting Influencer Marketing Campaign that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.


Best Sport and Fitness Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed Influencer Marketing Campaign for Sport & Fitness that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category.


Best Fashion and Style Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed Fashion & Style Influencer Marketing Campaign that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category.


Best Beauty Campaign

 

Judges will reward a smartly executed Beauty Influencer Marketing Campaign that has delivered results for a relevant brand based on agreed objectives.

Entry Guidance:

The entry may be led by a brand or agency, or in collaboration with a technology and/or influencer. The activity could be a one-off or ongoing campaign and there are no physical borders. i.e. the activity can take place in any worldwide region or country.

INDUSTRY AWARDS


Best Industry Initiative NEW

 

A high-level initiative by a company or group that has helped further the development of the influencer marketing industry.

Entries should demonstrate the holistic goal of the iniative and the success and/or adoption of the iniative.

AGENCY AWARDS


Best Large Influencer Marketing Agency

 

An agency with more than 15 employees that has a firm grasp of the influencer marketing channel will be rewarded with the gong on the night. Judges will be looking for competent end-to-end campaign management, from concept stage through to utilisation of tools and meaningful data insights to deliver exceptional campaigns. Activity must meet measurable objectives for a client and deliver strong transparent results.

Entry Guidance:

There are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category.


Best Boutique Influencer Marketing Agency

 

An agency with 15 employees or less that has a firm grasp of the influencer marketing channel will be rewarded with the gong on the night. Judges will be looking for competent end-to-end campaign management, from concept stage through to utilisation of tools and meaningful data insights to deliver exceptional campaigns. Activity must meet measurable objectives for a client and deliver strong transparent results.

Entry Guidance:

There are no physical borders, as with all categories this is a global category.

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS


Best Influencer Marketing Platform NEW

 

Judges are looking for an end-to-end Influencer Marketing Platform that has helped supercharge a brands influencer marketing strategy and execution.

The platform may provide a competitive advantage for its subscribers or allow them to do business in a smarter way.

Judges will be looking for an innovative product and evidence of its evolution along with proof of customer adoption, results, and satisfaction.


Best Influencer Marketing Technology NEW

 

Judges are looking for an influencer marketing technology that helps brands, influencers or agencies add value to their strategy and/or campaigns.

Entry Guidance:

Enter this category if your technology adds value for brands or anyone in the ecosystem but is not an end-to-end influencer marketing platform. i.e. one that enables you to manage a campaign from research to execution.


Best Emerging Technology or Startup NEW

Judges are looking for an emerging startup or influencer marketing technology that helps brands, influencers or agencies add value to their strategy and/or campaigns.

Entry Guidance:

The technology or startup must of been incorporated less for less than three years.

PLATFORM AWARDS


Best Use of TikTok NEW

Judges are seeking a creative, best-in-class use of of TikTok for a brand or campaign.

Entry Guidance: 

If not included in your entry, please upload a video or link to the campaign in your supporting evidence.


Best Use of YouTube NEW

 

Judges are seeking a creative, best-in-class use of of Youtube for a brand or campaign.

Entry Guidance: 

If not included in your entry, please upload a video or link to the campaign in your supporting evidence.


Best Use of Instagram NEW

 

Judges are seeking a creative, best-in-class use of of Instagram for a brand or campaign.

Entry Guidance: 

If not included in your entry, please upload a video or link to the campaign in your supporting evidence.


Best Multi-Platform Campaign NEW

 

Judges are seeking a creative, best-in-class use of social media platforms for a brand or campaign.

Entry Guidance:

The brand or campaign must have user two or more platforms (i.e. Instagram & TikTok) platforms also could include the use of podcasting.

TEAM AWARDS


Rising Star

 

Open to candidates who have less than six years’ industry experience. Participants will be shortlisted by the panel of judges and invited to the judging day for a short presentation and interview in-front of a panel of industry judges. The written entry must be no longer than 400 words and should include the candidates background, why they should win and their expectations for the future. Judges will also take into consideration the voice of peers, with a public vote. Entries must be submitted by their team/partner/company/client.

The written entry must be no longer than 400 words and should include the candidates background, why they should win and their expectations for the future. Open to candidates that have less than 6 years’ industry experience. Entries must be submitted by their team/partner/company/client. No self nominations will be accepted this year.

Entry Guidance:

Candidates shortlisted will be required to present and be interviewed over Zoom / Google Hangouts on our International Judging Day.


Best Team in Influencer Marketing NEW

This multi-demographic award aims to recognise great teams that have earned the respect and admiration of their clients. Great teams keep the industry evolving and the IMAs are keen to recognise those that excel and collaborate with their clients to optimise their activity and potential.

Entry Guidance:

This award is open to teams from across the influencer marketing industry.

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