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2019
A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

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Categories added for 2019

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Final A-List Award deadline 12/18

Final Creativity Award deadline 1/8

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AD AGE A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

 

The coveted Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards honor the forward-thinking leaders, top agencies and creative innovators in the industry today. The long-running A-List is handpicked by the editorial staff at Ad Age, who comb through hundreds of submissions. The Creativity Awards are chosen by esteemed juries led by Ad Age.

Ad Age A-List winners and Creativity Awards finalists and winners are published in Ad Age at separate times. All winners will be jointly recognized at a gala held in New York in April, 2019.

 

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CATEGORIES

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2019 AD AGE A-LIST AWARDS

Being named on 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.

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

Agency of the Year and A-List

Media Agency of the Year

Multicultural Agency of the Year

International Agency of the Year

Innovator Agency of the Year

In-House Agency of the Year

Data/Analytics Agency of the Year NEW!

Design Agency of the Year NEW!

Production Company of the Year and A-List

Agency Executive of the Year

CMO of the Year NEW!

 

For A-List Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to Enter Ad Age A-list Awards

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2019 CREATIVITY AWARDS

Earning recognition in the Creativity Awards means that your efforts have been a driving force behind the success of campaigns, your company is using technology in savvy ways or your work is setting new standards in emerging categories. 

To be eligible for the Ad Age Creativity Awards, work must have debuted and run between Nov. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2018.

Creativity Awards honorees will be named in the following categories:

People

Chief Creative Officer of the Year  

Creative Director of the Year

Creative of the Year

Chief Strategy Officer of the Year NEW!

Strategic Planner of the Year

Media Planner of the Year

Director of the Year

Brand Marketer of the Year  

Account Manager of the Year 

Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year NEW!

 

Companies

Visionary/Founder of the Year  

Startup of the Year

Consumer Product of the Year

Marketing Product of the Year

 

Work

Campaign of the Year

Experiential Campaign of the Year

Content Marketing of the Year

Best Work for Good 

Tech Application of the Year

Craft of the Year 

Short Form/Tiny But Mighty

Featured Category: Best AI/Code NEW!

Featured Category: Best Use of Voice Tech NEW!

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to Enter Ad Age Creativity Awards

 

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PRICING & DEADLINES

There is a tiered entry fee structure for each program.

Early Pricing:

$395 per category. Ends October 23 at 11:59pm EST

Regular Pricing:

$450 per category. Ends November 28 at 11:59pm EST

A-List Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline:

$600 per category. Deadline December 18 at 5pm EST

Creativity Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline:

$600 per category. Deadline January 8 at 5pm EST
 

There will be no deadline extensions beyond those outlined above. 

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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 2019 Creativity Award judges.

  Work Jury

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Margaret Johnson

Chief Creative Officer and Partner

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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Brent Anderson

Chief Creative Officer

TBWA \ Media Arts Lab

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Richard Brim

Chief Creative Officer

adam&eveDDB

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Devika Bulchandani

President

McCann New York

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Javier Campopiano

Partner and Chief Creative Officer

FCB Mexico

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Ann-Christine Diaz

Editor, Creativity

Ad Age

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Jenny Gadd

Global Head of Production

Airbnb

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Neil Heymann

Chief Creative Officer

Droga5 New York

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Menno Kluin

Chief Creative Officer

360i

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Alexandra Tanguay

Senior Global Brand Director

Spotify

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Scott Vitrone

Partner and Chief Creative Officer

FIG

 

 

   People Jury

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John Boiler

Founder and Creative Co-Chair

72andSunny

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Ayiko Broyard

Executive Vice President and Group Account Director

Walton Isaacson

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Karrelle Dixon

Managing Director

Wieden & Kennedy Portland

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Corinna Falusi

Chief Content Officer and Partner

Mother New York

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Kay Hsu

Global Lead and Director for Instagram

Facebook’s Creative Shop

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David Rolfe

EVP, Director of Integrated Production

BBDO New York

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I-Hsien Sherwood

Associate Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Lisa Topol

Co-CCO

DDB New York

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Debbi Vandeven

Global Chief Creative Officer

VMLY&R

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Sarah Watson

Global Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman

BBH NY

 

 

 

 

  Companies Jury

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Cindy Gallop

Founder and CEO

MakeLoveNotPorn

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Andy Blacker

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gifnote

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Heather Dietrick

CEO

The Daily Beast

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Kat Gordon

Founder and CEO

3 Percent Movement

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Jonathan Jackson

Co-Founder, former Head of Corporate Brand

Blavity, Inc.

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Ben Kaufman

Head

Buzzfeed Commerce

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Shelly Madick

Co-Founder

Bow & Drape

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David Nichols

Ernst & Young LLP

Principal, Global Client Service Partner

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Tina Pautz

General Manager

Convertro

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Judann Pollack

Executive Editor

Ad Age

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Casey Sheehan

Partner & Designer

Work & Co.

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Matt Sunbulli

CEO and Cofounder

Fishbowl

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Christina (Tina) Wein

VP of Agency and Brand Development

InMobi

 

 

 

 

 

* More judges to be announced soon

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year and Multicultural Agency of the Year are open to U.S.-based advertising agencies or agency networks of any size. Those entering Media Agency of the Year and Multicultural Agency of the Year will automatically be considered for Agency of the Year and the core A-List of 9 more honorees. The A-List itself, represented by the Agency of the Year category, is open to agencies representing any advertising discipline. For the purposes of these categories, please do NOT enter offices in separate cities as distinct entries.

Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, In-House Agency of the Year and Multicultural Agency of the Year are U.S.-only. International Agency of the Year, Innovator Agency of the Year, Design Agency of the Year, Data/Analytics Agency of the Year and Production Company of the Year are open to agencies anywhere in the world. Agency Executive and CMO of the Year categories are also open to executives anywhere in the world. The Creativity Awards are open to anyone anywhere in the world.

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 system does require all direct uploads to be 2gb or less. If your file is larger than 2gb, please supply a link. 

 

Click here for last year's A-List Award Winners 

Click here for last year's Creativity Award Winners 

 

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