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Since 2007, Ad Age has recognized the best agencies in advertising on the annual Ad Age A-List. But, advertising is about more than just the agency. Now in its sixth year, the Creativity Awards honor the people, work and companies who together conceive campaigns, experiences and products that excite consumers while driving business. Together, the coveted Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards honor the forward-thinking leaders, top agencies and creative innovators in the industry today.

We have expanded this year's program to include 10+ new categories and are thrilled to announce that our annual Gala is back! We will be honoring our winners in person in New York City, on April 25, 2022. 

A-List winners will be notified in February and released in our March 14 issue. Winners will be celebrated at our in-person A-List & Creativity Awards Gala in New York City on April 25.

Creativity finalists will be announced online at AdAge.com late March. All winners will be announced live at the A-List & Creativity Awards Gala.

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2022 AD AGE A-LIST AWARDS

Being named to the A-List is one of the most prestigious honors in advertising. The recognition reflects game-changing creativity, bold leadership and the ability to point the industry in new directions. The A-List is selected solely by the Ad Age editorial staff. A-List winners will be released in our March 14 issue and celebrated alongside our Creativity winners at our gala in NYC in April. 

A-List honorees will be named in the following categories:

Agency of the Year and A-List

Production Company of the Year and A-List

Media Agency of the Year

Multicultural Agency of the Year

International Agency of the Year

Creative Agency of the Year

In-House Agency of the Year

Data & Insights Agency of the Year 

Design & Branding Agency of the Year 

Social Media/Influencer Agency of the Year NEW

Newcomer Agency of the Year NEW

Agency Network of the Year NEW

Customer Experience Agency of the Year NEW

Purpose-Led Agency of the Year NEW

Holding Company of the Year NEW

Agency Executive of the Year 

 

For A-List Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to enter Ad Age A-List Awards

Ad Age A-List Awards Category Descriptions

General FAQ

 

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2022 AD AGE CREATIVITY AWARDS

Creativity Award winners represent the best of the industry as well as the future. The awards bestow recognition to work that sets a new bar, and to individuals and companies who are propelling advertising and marketing forward with their ideas. For the Creativity Awards, esteemed juries convened by Ad Age will choose finalists and winners. Our 2022 judges will be announced soon.

Creativity Awards finalists will be announced online in late March and winners announced live and celebrated alongside our A-List winners at our in-person Gala in NYC in April.  

To be eligible for the Ad Age Creativity Awards, work must have debuted and run between Dec. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021.

Creativity Awards honorees will be named in the following categories:

Work

Idea of the Year

Experiential Campaign of the Year

Content Campaign of the Year

Best Work for Good: Pro Bono

Best Work for Good: Brand 

Tech Innovation of the Year

Creative Data Campaign of the Year NEW

Craft of the Year: Film/TV/Video 

Craft of the Year: Print/Design

Craft of the Year: Digital/Social

Tiny But Mighty

Best B-to-B Campaign NEW

People

Chief Creative Officer of the Year  

Creative Director of the Year

Creative of the Year

Social Lead/Community Manager of the Year NEW

Chief Strategy Officer of the Year 

Strategic Planner of the Year

Media Planner of the Year

Account Manager of the Year 

Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year 

Creative Marketing

Brand CMO of the Year

Brand Manager of the Year

Brand CCO of the Year NEW

Social Marketer of the Year NEW

Best Rebrand NEW

Best ROI: Work that Works

Best Product Launch of the Year 

Best Brand Launch of the Year 

D-to-C Brand of the Year 

Founder of the Year

Production

Agency Head of Production of the Year NEW

Agency Producer of the Year 

Director of the Year

Director to Watch 

Editorial Company of the Year 

VFX Company of the Year 

Music & Sound Company of the Year 

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to enter Ad Age Creativity Awards

Creativity Awards Category Descriptions

​​​General FAQ

 

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JUDGES

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The honorees in the long-running A-List Awards are handpicked by the editorial staff at Ad Age. For the Creativity Awards, esteemed juries convened by Ad Age will choose finalists and winners. See below for this year’s 2021 Creativity Award judges.

  Work Jury

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Keith Cartwright

Founder, President, and Chief Creative Officer

Cartwright

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Samira Ansari

Executive Creative Director

FCB NY

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Jason Campbell

Head of Creative

Translation LLC

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Gustavo Lauria

Chief Creative Officer & Founder

We Believers

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Nadja Lossgott

Executive Creative Director

AMBV BBDO

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Matt Murphy

Global Co-Chief Creative Officer & Partner

72andSunny Los Angeles

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Tom Murphy

Co-Chief Creative Officer

McCann North America

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Juan Javier Peña Plaza

Executive Creative Director, North America, and Global Partner

Gut

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Julia Neumann

Chief Creative Officer

Johannes Leonardo

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John Petty

Executive Creative Director

Weiden + Kennedy Portland

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Mo Said

Chief Creative Officer

Mojo Supermarket

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Shannon Washington

SVP, Executive Creative Director New York

R/GA

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Alexandra Jardine

Associate Creativity Editor U.K.

Ad Age

 

 

People Jury

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Chaka Sobhani

Global Chief Creative Officer and Chief Creative Officer

Leo Burnett Worldwide and Leo Burnett UK and Fallon UK

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Jeff Benjamin

Chief Creative Officer

Tombras

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Judith Carr Rodriguez

Partner & CEO

FIG

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Omid Farhang

Founder

Majority

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Melle Hock

Executive VP, Global Strategy Director

Edelman

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Aisea Laungaue

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer

Anomaly LA

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Kyoko Matsushita

Global CEO

Essence

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Kerry McKibbin

President & Partner

Mischief

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Nancy Reyes

CEO

TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

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Rafael Rizuto

Chief Creative Officer

BBH USA

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Harry Román-Torres

Chief Brand Strategy Officer

Droga5 New York

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Lewis Williams

Executive VP, Head of Brand Impact

Weber Shandwick

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Jessica Wohl

Senior Editor

Ad Age

 

 

Creative Marketing Jury

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Joan Colletta

Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing

McDonald's

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Tim Ellis

Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer

NFL

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Tanja Grubner

Global Marketing & Communications Director, Feminine Care, Global Brand, Innovation & Sustainability

essity GMBH

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Kathleen Hall

Corporate VP of Brand, Advertising, and Research

Microsoft

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Francine Li

VP, Brand Management & Marketing

Riot Games

 

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Alex Lopez

Global President & Chief Creative Officer

McCann Worldgroup

 

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Minjae Ormes

VP of Marketing, Global Brand, & Consumer

LinkedIn

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Nathaniel Ru

Co-Founder and Chief Brand officer

Sweetgreen

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Ricardo Viramontes

Chief Creative Officer

The Springhill Company

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Amy Weisenbach

Senior VP, Head of Marketing

New York Times

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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E.J.Schultz

News Editor

Ad Age

Production Jury 

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Ali Brown

President

Prettybird

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Sue Yeon Ahn

Managing Director U.S.

Smuggler

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Angela Barber

Senior VP of Content Production NA

Wunderman Thompson

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Diego de la Maza

Executive VP, Head of Production

Deutsch LA

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Leila Gage

Executive Director of Production

Fig Agency

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Davud Karbassioun

President

Pulse Films

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Alex Lovejoy

Creative Director

The Mill

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Alli Maxwell

Executive Producer

Somesuch

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Brian O'Rourke

Executive Director of Production

TBWA\Media Arts Lab

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Esther Perls

Head of Production

Special U.S.

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Joel Simon

CEO and Chief Creative Officer

JSM Music

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Alexandra Jardine

Associate Creativity Editor U.K.

Ad Age

 

 

 

 

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PRICING & DEADLINES

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There is a tiered entry fee structure for the program. Unlike previous years, both A-List and Creativity categories and Creativity categories are now due on the same deadlines.

Early Pricing:
$395 per category. Ends November 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Regular Pricing:
$450 per category. Ends December 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Final Deadline Pricing:
$600 per category. Deadline January 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET

There will be no deadline extensions beyond those outlined above.

Please pay strict attention to all the entry requirements and category descriptions, as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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All information included in the entries for A-List & Creativity Awards is limited to any achievements that occurred or work that broke between Dec. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021. 

All information included should be publishable by the time the awards break in March 2022. Any information noted as “not for public” or “off the record” will still be considered as part of the submission and considered publishable. Please do not include anything deemed confidential or not for public viewing.

Be mindful of all the requirements of each category and make sure to enter your work, people or companies into the appropriate category. In the rare case, up to the discretion of each category’s particular jury, the jury may opt to move an exceptional entry into what they deem to be the appropriate category if they feel it was entered into the wrong category. You will be given the option in the entry form to request that juries refrain from moving your entry if you so wish. Please make sure to check the box designating this. Not checking the box, however, does not guarantee that your entry will be considered in a category into which it was not originally entered. 

Tech Specs: We want you to supply the best of what you have, which is why we don't have any real spec requirements for the files you upload. Please note that our award platform does require all direct uploads to be 2GB or less. If your file is larger, please supply a link. 

Our entry platform does not support hyperlinks. If you wish to point the judges to a specific website, please include the full URL. 

Please pay close attention to all the entry requirements and category descriptions, as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.

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A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS ENTRY CONCIERGE SERVICE

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Have questions about the program? Please visit our FAQ!

Need an extra set of eyes on your entry form? Our entry concierge service is here to help.

We know these are challenging times, so a little extra guidance can make all the difference as you navigate the entry process. If your question isn't answered in our FAQ, please contact our .

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