Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category. For more entry tips, download our Guide to Entering Awards PDF.
Every sector and industry is different. Not just in terms of competition but in the tactics and strategies required to stand out from the crowd and achieve goals. In each of the sector-based categories we will be looking for the thinking and approach, specific to the needs of that sector and the client’s goals. Quality content campaigns can drive real results, engagement and sales. Judges will be looking for clear defined objectives, innovative creative solutions, a robust, well thought through and well executed implementation and clear ROI and demonstrable results.
Retail Content Campaign of the Year
At the heart of customer experience is content. Consumers need to see more, know more, feel more and brand interaction is becoming invaluable. Judges are looking for stand out customer engagement that is innovative and creative that works within budget and leads to increased ROI.
Finance Content Campaign of the Year
Finance is a tough sector in relation to content. Judges are looking for campaigns that not only communicate brand message, engage customers and increase ROI, they recognize it also needs to keep compliant teams happy too!
Travel / Leisure Content Campaign of the Year
Competition is fierce in the travel/leisure industry and outside forces have transpired to deliver a difficult year. Judges are looking for a campaign that has traversed the landscape to achieve increased brand awareness, customer engagement and produced measurable results within budget.
Entertainment Content Campaign of the Year
Specifically, for businesses working in the Entertainment sector. Judges are looking for inspiring campaigns from music, film and TV companies that have entertained and engaged targeted audiences to achieve measurable results.
Not for Profit / Charity Content Campaign of the Year
Your team may be small and your resources tighter than most, but it doesn’t stop you. Judges recognize your areas of expertise and in this category raising brand awareness, increasing donations or memberships and growing recognition of good works are key to winning.
Public Sector Content Campaign of the Year
Reaching the right people at the right time with the right message. Judges are looking for creative messaging across multiple platforms that have engaged and led to measurable success.
Media / Publishing Content Campaign of the Year
All the worlds a stage! Which makes Media/Publishing Content fiercely competitive. Judges are looking for campaigns that have taken the stage by storm with an innovative approach across multiple channels that has delivered results.
B2B Content Campaign of the Year
Judges are looking for B2B campaigns where content has effectively engaged target audiences and achieved impressive evidence-based results. Whether the strategy is humorous, educational or story-based Judges will be expecting defined objectives, creativity, effective distribution through a selection of channels, proven success rates and evaluation of results.
B2C Content Campaign of the Year
Judges are looking for B2C campaigns where the consumer is at the heart of the strategy and where results are reflected in ROI. The winning campaign will have distinct brand awareness, demonstrate enhanced values and emotional impact on specific targeted audiences. Judges will be looking evidence-based results specifically achieved through the implementation of the campaign.
FMCG Content Campaign of the Year
Fast and furious FMCG companies need content marketing that continues solid brand awareness and develops through innovation. Judges are looking for campaigns in the FMCG industry that have achieved stand out consumer engagement through multiple marketing channels, evidence-based results and growth.
Pan European Content Campaign of the Year
Businesses working across Europe have certainly had their work cut out this year. Judges are looking for campaigns that have broken borders and achieved success. If your work has engaged audiences across the continent and achieved success and recognition the Judges are sure to reward and recognize your achievements.
Content Strategy of the Year
A clear defined strategy is at the heart of a successful content marketing campaign, judges are looking to recognise and reward an exemplar content strategy which will include identifying the target audience, defining objectives, establishing appropriate creative, implementation and distribution, selection of channels, effective delivery and monitoring and evaluation of results. Judges will be expecting impressive, evidence-based results achieved through implementation of the strategy.
Social Media Content Campaign of the Year
Social media dominates our lives and also provides exceptional opportunities to promote, market and influence. Judges are looking for a stand-out social content campaign with clear objectives, exceptional creative, clever implementation and incredible results that set it apart from the competition.
Podcast / Audio Content Campaign of the Year
Listen up! Judges are looking for podcasting and audio that has integrated seamlessly with the ethos and vision of brand, increased awareness and engagement and which have performed successfully on ROI.
Video Content Campaign of the Year
Compelling and engaging video can transform a content marketing campaign and deliver exceptional results. Judges are looking for a campaign that has video at its heart, is creative, understands its target audience, is watchable, has delivered impressive results and views.
Mobile Content Campaign of the Year
Mobile technology has transformed the way we experience and engage with content. Judges are looking for a campaign which embraces mobile yet understands and responds to the challenges of viewing content on a mobile device and delivers impressive results.
Integrated Content Campaign of the Year
We live in a converging world and taking an integrated approach is often the answer to drive real, measurable results and ROI. Judges are looking for content campaigns that are truly integrated making use of a variety of channels to deliver exceptional results.
Low Budget Content Campaign of the Year
Not all clients have huge budgets and when budgets are challenging it is essential that content marketing professionals take an innovative and creative approach to deliver results. Judges are looking for stand out campaigns delivering excellent results within a budget of €1500 per month.
Influencer / Outreach Campaign of the Year
Influencers, bloggers and vloggers play an important role in the success of any content marketing campaign. Judges will be looking for an outstanding outreach campaign with clear objectives, that is well researched with creative implementation and delivery and that achieved exceptional results to generate awareness and / or links ultimately to drive sales.
ROI Content Campaign of the Year
Whether agency side or client-side content marketing is all about delivering a clear return on investment. Judges in this category are looking for a standout content marketing campaign that has delivered truly exceptional results when considering the budget / time invested.
Crisis Response Content Campaign of the Year
This year has felt like a crisis for everyone, so we expect lots of entries! Judges are looking for content that navigates through and adapts flexibly to a crisis, but also has a clear plan for audience engagement and peace of mind, business credibility and accuracy in delivery.
CRM / Email Content Campaign of the Year
CRM is vital to the life and audience of a company. Judges are looking for a CRM/EMAIL campaign that provides excellent customer journey experiences and has achieved tangible results through products or services.
Sponsored / Advertising Content Campaign of the Year
Judges are looking for a campaign feature across multiple platforms that has integrated into the environment naturally, increased brand credibility and is mutually beneficial for creator and producer both in visibility and in engagement.
Collaborative Content Campaign of the Year
Two can be a magic number when collaboration works. Judges are looking for partnerships that know their audience and who have made a BIG impact through cost effective working, increased engagement and who can deliver measurable results.
Best Use of Data in a Content Campaign
Data is at the heart of successful content marketing strategies. Judges are looking for data use that has proved to be integral to building a marketing campaign, including target audience and channels of communication and central to ROI.
Multilingual Content Campaign of the Year
The marketplace is worldwide thanks to the web. Judges are looking for Multilingual Content Campaigns that speak to their audience in their own language retaining a distinct voice and message, that focuses on the similarities and achieves results across ethnicity and nationality.
Platform / Technology Awards
Best Platform / Technology / Tool for Content
Digital tools and software are essential to monitor, evaluate, plan and execute effective content campaigns. Judges are looking for the essential, go to and revolutionary tool that enables you to deliver incredible results. Judges will in particular be looking for innovative changes and developments in software and tools within the last 12 months.
In-house Team / Agency Awards
Rising Star in Content Award
New to the world of content and already making their mark through innovation, creativity and an excellent understanding of budgets and costs Judges want to encourage a new generation of talent and put them in the spotlight. Nominees must be under the age of 30 on the date of the winner announcement.
In-House Content Team of the Year
Recognition of an in-house content team that produces fantastic results and has made a positive contribution to the industry. The judges will be looking to understand the impact the in-house digital team has had on the success and growth of the organisation it serves, team retention, development and training, innovative approaches to development, delivery or cost saving and the quality of campaigns, apps or websites delivered.
Small Content Marketing Agency of the Year (Less than 20 employees)
Recognition of a specialist content marketing agency (up to 20 staff) that has produced fantastic results and has made a positive contribution to the industry. The judges will be looking at client wins, client retention, financial results, growth, margin, team retention, development and training, innovative approaches to development, delivery or cost saving and the quality of campaigns, apps or websites delivered on behalf of clients.
Large Content Marketing Agency of the Year (21 or more employees)
Recognition of a specialist content marketing agency (21 or more staff) that has produced fantastic results and has made a positive contribution to the industry. The judges will be looking at client wins, client retention, financial results, growth, margin, team retention, development and training, innovative approaches to development, delivery or cost saving and the quality of campaigns, apps or websites delivered on behalf of clients.