CAMPAIGN BIG AWARDS


It has been said that change, something that agencies and brands experience more than most, is the only constant. Sometimes that change comes at a giddying rate – look at the how much our business has changed in the last 12 months. But it’s also exhilarating – new channels, new consumer tastes and expectations, new techniques, new people with new skills and new agencies. This makes working in advertising now as thrilling as it has ever been.


The Campaign Big Awards have changed too, in acknowledgement of that. This year we have introduced new categories that celebrate true excellence across the new touch points that advertising now encompasses. We are also thrilled to honour the people behind the work  - those making waves within the industry through fresh, creative ideas.


The power of fresh, creative ideas – ones that transcend traditional thinking and break new barriers – are, I would argue, the other constant amid the changing ad scene. The very best of these will continue to drive advertising, brands, businesses and ultimately the economy forward.



Claire Beale - Global editor-in-chief  

WHY ENTER?



  • Campaign is the world’s leading business media brand serving the advertising community, and Campaign Big is its flagship Award championing creativity in advertising.


  • Those shortlisted and the winners will receive coverage across CampaignLive.co.uk and in press. Campaign’s audience includes 961 thousand monthly website unique users, 2.4 million page views and distributes 8.4 thousand magazines.


  • Unlike other industry awards, Campaign Big is all about the best of British.


  • Winning a Campaign Big Awards can help open the door to a pitch. It impresses current clients and helps to win new clients - clients like working with awarding winning agencies.


  • Our judging panel is purely made up of the very best creatives from UK ad land. We are focusing on the great strides forward the industry is making in diversity and inclusion and our plan is to create a panel that is representative to ensure we are supporting the move forward.


  • In a marketing place with dominant agencies, our Awards provide a wide variety of categories for all agencies, large and small, so that agencies that deliver the best work get the recognition they deserve. Make sure that you check out our new categories by downloading our entry kit here.


  • Campaign Big has over 100 unique agencies entering each year- make sure you are one of them.



Ultimately, winning a Campaign Big Award will result in...


  • Sets an agency apart from competitors and gets you on the pitch list

  • Attracts new talent

  • Boosts team and agency morale by recognising and rewarding members of staff

  • Boosts the profile of the agency in the industry and also amongst brand owners

  • Gives prestige for your company

  • Raises the profile of the agency in the industry

ENTER NOW


The Campaign Big Awards offer the perfect platform for the breadth of the British advertising industry to showcase their world-leading creative credentials. They continue to shamelessly identify and celebrate the very best ideas and they seek to support and encourage advertising that is pushing the limits of what is possible.  

CATEGOIRES


You’ll notice we have updated our Media Excellence categories, refreshed our signature Product Sectors categories and introduced the new Creative Excellence categories to ensure the Campaign Big Awards are a true reflection of the current advertising landscape. We’re pretty confident there is a category for everything, but if you have any queries then drop us a line.


Best Use of Digital Technology
Media Excellence
Awarded to the best creative idea using tech. Includes VR, AI and AR, web design, apps, widgets and games.

*To find out about becoming an IAB UK member email: membership[email protected]

 

Experiential
Awarded to the best creative experience idea. Includes live events, pop-ups, brand activations, festivals and immersive experiences.

 

Integrated
Awarded to the best creative idea across multiple channels. Campaigns must include at least two different medium channels.

 

Out of Home
Awarded to the best creative idea in out of home advertising. Includes 6 sheets, 48 sheets, 96 sheets, giant posters, digital and interactive posters, cross tracks, bus sides, taxis, ambient posters and special builds.

 

Performance Marketing
Awarded to the best creative idea in performance marketing. Includes paid social, affiliate marketing, lead-gen campaigns and paid search. Please note while results are relevant Campaigns Big puts emphasis on the creative idea and delivery of the campaign.

 

Print
Awarded to the best creative idea in print advertising. Includes advertising in local and national press, business and consumer magazines, inserts, wraps and covers.

 

Radio
Media Excellence
Awarded to the best creative idea in radio advertising. Includes any form of radio broadcast, internet advertising, streaming audio content, downloadable content and podcasts.

 

Social
Awarded to the best creative social idea. Includes online viral film, digital advertising, streaming video, photo sharing and gifs.

 

TV & Cinema
Awarded to the best creative idea in film advertising. Includes TV ads, cinema, idents, branded documentaries and brand films.

 

Automotive
Awarded to the best creative idea for an automotive brand or service.

 

Charity
Awarded to the best creative idea for a charity, not-for-profit organisation, NGO or public sector organisation.
*Entries into the Charity category are also eligible if the space was paid for or donated by the media owner, who can vouch for the rate card equivalent value.

 

Consumer Goods
Awarded to the best creative idea for a consumer retail product or brand. Including but not limited too food and drink, consumer durables, fashion, health & beauty and other FMCG brands.

 

Entertainment & Leisure
Awarded to the best creative idea for an entertainment & leisure brand. Including but not limited too media brands, sports and gaming, museums and galleries, live events, health clubs, gambling and other recreation brands.

 

Retailers
Awarded to the best creative for a retailer. Including but not limited too eCommerce, department stores and supermarkets, restaurants and fast food, tourism, and estate agents.

 

Services
Awarded to the best creative idea for a service provided. Including but not limited too utilities, telecoms and internet, financial & legal, online platforms, ticketing sites, social media, IT and travel.

 

Branded Content
This category celebrates the most artistic and powerful storytelling through branded content films that tell a brand’s story in a creative, innovative and effective way.

 

Best Idea for a Purpose
Consumers want more from brands than just utility. This category will reward creative ideas that raise awareness or positive sentiment towards a cause/issue, and/or help shift culture or change behaviour.

 

Best Idea from an Agency Initiative
This category celebrates creative ideas that have originated internally with no official client brief. From internal communications, CSR, community impact, workplace equality and staff well-being, this category is the only one to recognise these non-client creative ideas.

 

Best Reactive Idea
Brands now have the ability to “be on” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While this allows consumers to have a continuous conversation with them, it also means that smart brands can respond and react to wider events or moments in time. This category goes to the best creative idea that was quick off the mark.

 

Best Use of an Influencer
This category awards the most creative campaign that used one or more social media influencers to increase the brands reach. This can be as a standalone initiative or as part of a wider campaign.
*For the benefit of this award, social media influencers are defined as an individual or group that has become influential off the back of their own social media platform or platforms. It excludes anyone with pre-existing fame (eg: actors, sportspeople, reality TV stars).

 

Consistent Creative Excellence
This category celebrates an agency’s consistent and longer-term creative contribution to a client. To be considered the relationship must of been established for a minimum of three years.

 

Creative Idea for a New Brand
Disruptive to the market, new brands are driving consumer choice within every sector of the economy. Achieving cut-through is essential and this category will reward those creative ideas for new brands doing just that.

 

Original Idea
Commercial creativity manifests itself in many different forms beyond the confines of traditional advertising. This award will be given to the most groundbreaking and original idea.

 

Sponsorship
Brand partnerships are a proven way to build equity and create an emotional resonance with consumers. This category will award creative ideas which through partnerships enhance the brands image.

 

Emerging Team of the Year
This category is designed to recognise the most promising and talented creative teams making waves within the industry through fresh, creative ideas. Teams will be judged on their creative output. Please provide at least three examples of campaigns or executions.

 

Best Single Ad
Awarded to the best single ad entered in any of the Product Sectors, Creative Excellence or Media Excellence categories. Each entry that makes the final shortlist will score points, and these points will be used to identify the leading single ad. The scoring system will allocate an appropriate tally for each entry, depending upon the results.

*please note this category is not enterable*

 

Best Campaign
Awarded to the best campaign entered in any of the Product Sectors, Creative Excellence or Media Excellence categories. Each entry that makes the final shortlist will score points, and these points will be used to identify the leading single ad. The scoring system will allocate an appropriate tally for each entry, depending upon the results.

*please note this category is not enterable*

 

Campaign Big Awards Agency of the Year
Campaign Big Awards Agency of the Year is given to the agency who receives the most nominations and awards throughout the evening. Each entry that makes the final shortlist will score points, and these points will be used to identify the leading agency. The scoring system will allocate an appropriate tally for each entry, depending upon the results.

*please note this category is not enterable*

 

KEY DATES


Entries Open: Wednesday 1st May

Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 12th June

Standard Entry Deadline: Wednesday 3rd July

Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday 17th July

PARTNERS

JUDGES NOMINATION


Interested in becoming a judge for the 2019 Awards? Complete your details to be considered. Judges will be invited late Spring.

CAMPAIGN BIG AWARDS 2018


CONTACT US


Olivia Petty
Events Manager

E: [email protected]
P: 020 8267 4049

Sarah Virani
Head of Brand Partnerships

E: [email protected]
P: 0208 267 4640