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2020
A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

CREATIVITY JUDGES ANNOUNCED!

See who will be judging your Creativity entries

 

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER A-LIST

Final deadline is Dec. 19 at 5pm ET

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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.

New this year, we have expanded the Creativity Awards to include a dedicated Production section. It will include our ongoing Production Company A-List as well as honors for various individuals and top post-production companies. 

Ad Age A-List winners and Creativity Awards finalists and winners will be jointly recognized at a gala held in New York in April 2020. 

 

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CATEGORIES

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2020 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

Creative Agency of the Year

In-House Agency of the Year

Data/Analytics Agency of the Year 

Design Agency of the Year 

Agency Executive of the Year

Brand CMO of the Year 

 

For A-List Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

Ad Age A-List Awards general requirements

How to enter Ad Age A-List Awards

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2020 AD AGE 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.

New this year, we have expanded the Creativity Awards to include a dedicated Production section. It will include our ongoing Production Company A-List as well as honors for various individuals and top post-production companies.

Creativity award finalists and winners will be recognized at the A-List & Creativity Awards Gala in New York in April 2020.

To be eligible for the Ad Age Creativity Awards, work must have debuted and run between Nov. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2019.

For the Creativity Awards, esteemed juries convened by Ad Age will choose finalists and winners. See the judging section for this year’s 2020 Creativity Award judges. 

Creativity Awards honorees will be named in the following categories:

 

Work

Idea of the Year

Experiential Campaign of the Year

Content Marketing of the Year

Best Work for Good 

Tech Innovation of the Year

Craft of the Year 

Tiny But Mighty

 

People

Chief Creative Officer of the Year  

Creative Director of the Year

Creative of the Year

Chief Strategy Officer of the Year 

Strategic Planner of the Year

Media Planner of the Year

Brand Manager of the Year  

Account Manager of the Year 

Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year 

 

Production

Production Company of the Year and A-List

Agency Producer of the Year NEW

Director of the Year

Director to Watch NEW

Editorial Company of the Year NEW

VFX Company of the Year NEW

Music & Sound Company of the Year NEW

 

Business

Best ROI: Work that works  NEW

Best Launch of the Year  NEW

Visionary/Founder of the Year

D-to-C Brand of the Year NEW

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to enter Ad Age Creativity Awards

​​​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 2020 Creativity Award judges.

  Work Jury

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Justine Armour

Executive Creative Director

72andSunny

 

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Chris Beresford-Hill

Chief Creative Officer

TBWA/Chiat/Day New York

 

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Bruno Bertelli

Global Chief Creative Officer

Publicis Worldwide

 

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Winston Binch

Chief Brand & Experience Officer

GALE Partners

 

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Joakim Borgström

Chief Creative Officer

BBH

 

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Andreas Dahlqvist

Chief Creative Officer & CEO

NORD DDB

 

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Tim Gordon

Co-Chief Creative Officer

Droga5

 

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Vicki Maguire

Incoming Chief Creative Officer

Havas London

 

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Ryan O'Rourke

Global Creative Director, Nike

Wieden+Kennedy Portland

 

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Tiffany Rolfe

EVP Chief Creative Officer U.S.

R/GA

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Gabriel Schmitt

Executive Creative Director

FCB New York

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Chaka Sobhani

Chief Creative Officer

Leo Burnett London

 

 

   People Jury

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Alex Bodman

VP, Global Executive Creative Director

Spotify

 

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Kristen Cavallo

CEO

The Martin Agency

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Lisa Clunie

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

JOAN Creative

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Kirsten Flanik

President/CEO

BBDO New York

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Abbey Klaassen

President

360i New York

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José Mollá

Founder and Chief Creative Officer

The Community/La Comunidad

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Bonnie Wan

Partner and Director of Brand Strategy

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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Emily Wilcox

Head of Account Management

Johannes Leonardo

 

  Production Jury

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Nathy Aviram

Chief Production Officer

McCann NY

 

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Michelle Craig

Managing and Creative Partner

UNIT9

 

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Sally-Ann Dale

Chief Creation Officer

Droga5

 

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Kerstin Emhoff

Co-Founder and President

PRETTYBIRD

 

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Matt Hunnincutt

Executive Director of Production

Wieden + Kennedy Portland

 

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Diane Jackson

Chief Production Officer

DDB

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Dana May

Head of Integrated Production

Johannes Leonardo

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Patrick Milling-Smith

Producer and Co-Founder / President

SMUGGLER

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Jenny Read

EVP, Director of Integrated Production

Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Publicis NY

 

 

 

 


  Business Jury

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Natasha Case

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Coolhaus

 

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Jason DeLand

Founding Partner

Anomaly

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Jarrod Dicker

VP of Commercial Technology and Development

The Washington Post

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George Felix

Director of Marketing

KFC Global

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Jonathan Mildenhall

Co-Founder & CEO

TwentyFirstCenturyBrand

 

 

 

 

* More judges to be announced soon

 

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PRICING & DEADLINES

There is a tiered entry fee structure for each program.

Early Pricing:
$395 per category. Ends October 23, 2019, at 11:59pm ET
 

Regular Pricing:
$450 per category. Ends November 26, 2019, at 11:59pm ET
 

A-List Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline:
$600 per category. Deadline December 19, 2019, at 5pm ET
 

Creativity Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline:
$600 per category. Deadline January 7, 2020, at 5pm 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 Nov. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2019. Also, all information included should be publishable by the time the awards break in the spring of 2020. 

Any information noted as “not for public” or “off the record” will not factor into the juries’ evaluation.

Please 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.

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. 

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

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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CONTACT US

Got questions? We're happy to help.

Award Inquiries: alistcreativityawards@adage.com

Event Inquiries: aaevents@adage.com