Campaign’s Agency of the Year – Globals (AOTYG), recognises that you don’t have to be global in scale to be world-class in stature; these awards are open to agencies of all sizes, anywhere in the world, be it a single shop in Dubai, an agency with multiple offices across the Middle East or a fully networked agency with a truly global spread of employees. If you think the achievements of your agency make you the best in the world, we’d love to see you enter.
Crucially, these awards do not focus on the creative output of an agency but reward outstanding business performance, agency culture and individual leadership. There will be awards for Best Network Middle East and Africa as well as Best Global Network. Individual agency offices will be rewarded on an international level by discipline: Brand Experience Agency, Consultancy, Creative Agency, Customer Engagement Agency, Digital Innovation Agency, Independent Agency, In-House Agency and Media Agency. There are categories for the best people, staff engagement and initiatives, and top clients and partners.
AOTYG entries are judged entirely by a worldwide panel of senior brand marketers and our judging process is audited by PwC to ensure that it adheres strictly to advertised entry criteria and follows due process.
We are calling for entries to the Global Agency of the Year, the winners of which will be announced in April. The early bird deadline for entries is January 27, 2022, and the final deadline is on February 10.
The shortlist will be announced in March 2022.
Austyn Allison, editor of Campaign Middle East, said: “The MENA region has some of the best talent in the world, and has been picking up global grands prix at international awards shows. We are a competitive region and a proud one and quite rightly like to celebrate our achievements. Inviting MENA agencies to take part in Campaign’s Global Agency of the Year means our home-grown talent will be able to show the world just how good we are on an international scale, and I’m looking forwards to seeing who will be the first agency in the region to be the best in the world.”
An upcoming MENA Agency of the Year Awards, in line with Campaign Middle East’s sister titles in Asia Pacific, the US and the UK, will be launched later in 2022. These awards too will be audited by PwC.
We are offering all agencies across the Middle East the opportunity to enter AOTYG this year at a special rate of $500 per entry, discounted from the standard price of $952. Simply use the code GLOBAL500U when entering to claim your discount.
Please visit aoyglobalawards.com to enter and for further information.