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A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

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FINAL DEADLINES 

A-List Awards Dec. 20 by 5pm EST

Creativity Awards Jan. 11 by 5pm EST

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AD AGE A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

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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. Now in its second year, 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 Spring 2018.

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CATEGORIES

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THE AD AGE A-LIST

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

B-to-B Agency of the Year

Multicultural Agency of the Year

International Agency of the Year

Agency Innovator of the Year

In-House Agency of the Year

Production Company of the Year

Executive of the Year

Please scroll down to Important Information for a note about this year’s program.

 

For A-List Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to Enter Ad Age A-list Awards

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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. 

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

Strategic Planner of the Year

Media Planner of the Year

Director of the Year

Brand Marketer of the Year  

Account Manager of the Year  

Companies

Visionary/Founder of the Year  

Startup of the Year

Product of the Year

Ad Tech/Marketing Tech 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  

Featured Category: Best Short Form  

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to Enter Ad Age Creativity Awards

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PRICING & DEADLINES

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There is a tiered entry fee structure for each program.

Early Pricing:

$395 per category. Ends October 23

Regular Pricing:

$450 per category. Ends November 30

A-List Awards Late Pricing/Final Deadline:

$600 per category. Deadline December 20 at 5pm EST

Creativity Awards Late Pricing/Final Deadline:

$600 per category. Deadline January 11 at 5pm EST
 

There will be no deadline extensions beyond those outlined above. 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, B-to-B 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, B-to-B 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.

The former Creativity Agency of the Year has now been renamed Agency Innovator of the Year. The category will honor one single agency office whose achievements have pushed the industry forward and paved the way for communications strategies in the future with their mind-blowing creative ideas. There may be one or two runners-up, but since creative thinking and innovation have become key factors in our decisions for the general A-List, to eliminate redundancies, we will no longer feature an extended list of Innovator honorees as in prior years.

Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, B-to-B 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, Agency Innovator of the Year and Production Company of the Year are open to agencies anywhere in the world. The Creativity Awards are open to anyone anywhere in the world.

 

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

Click here for last year's Creativity Award Winners 

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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 2018 Creativity Award judges.

 

WORK JURY

 

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Anselmo Ramos

Co-Founder and Outgoing Chief Creative Officer

DAVID

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Keith Cartwright

Executive Creative Director

72andSunny

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Robin Fitzgerald

Chief Creative Officer

BBDO Atlanta

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Mark Fitzloff

Founder

Opinionated

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Jan Jacobs

Co-Founder

Johannes Leonardo

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Margaret Johnson

Chief Creative Officer

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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Margaret Keene

Executive Creative Director

MullenLowe

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Caroline Pay

Joint Chief Creative Officer

Grey London

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Suzanne Powers

Global Chief Strategy Officer

McCann Worldgroup

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Jimmy Smith

Chairman & CCO

Amusement Park Universe

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Liz Taylor

Chief Creative Officer

FCB Chicago

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Ari Weiss

Chief Creative Officer

DDB North America

PEOPLE JURY

 

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Chloe Gottlieb

Chief Creative Officer

R/GA U.S.

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John Boiler

Creative Co-Chair, Founder

72andSunny

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Jiah Choi

Partner, CEO

Anomaly LA

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Pete Favat

Chief Creative Officer

Deutsch North America

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Esther “E.T.” Franklin

EVP and Managing Director Strategy & Cultural Fluency

Spark Foundry

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William Gelner

Former Managing Partner/Chief Creative Officer

180LA

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Kaylin Goldstein

VP, Group Strategy Director

CP+B

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Kendra King

VP, Marketing and Consumer Strategy

SapientRazorfish

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Karl Lieberman

Executive Creative Director and Creative Lead

Wieden+Kennedy

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PJ Pereira

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Pereira & O'Dell

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Pelle Sjoeneli

Worldwide Chief Creative Officer

BBH

 

COMPANIES JURY

 

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Shelly Palmer

CEO

The Palmer Group

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Azher Ahmed

EVP, Director of Digital

DDB Chicago

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Naz Arandi

Creative Director

Airbnb

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Viji Davis

Chief Marketing Officer

Resolution Media

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Jayanta Jenkins

Global Group Creative Director

Twitter

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Evan Kraut

Managing Director

Grey Adventures

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Jennifer Lum

Co-founder & COO

Forge.Ai

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Lauren Lumsden

Site Director for The Scene and Executive Producer for Glamour

Condé Nast Entertainment

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Kirk McDonald

Chief Marketing Officer

AT&T

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Vikram Somaya

Senior Vice President

Global Data Officer and Ad Platforms, ESPN

 

 

 

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