Campaign Middle East Agency of the Year Awards returns

Entries are now open with the final deadline on 14 September

Campaign Middle East Agency of the Year Awards is back for 2023.

Last year, Campaign launched the inaugural edition of dedicated awards for the Middle East, within its Agency of the Year family.

And this year we’ve brought on new categories under the Agency Speciality, People and Teams and a new geography category.

Hopping on to the rise in the influencer marketing trend, Agencies will be able to nominate themselves for the Influencer Marketing Agency of the Year, Influencer Management Team and Talent Management Individual and Team.

Other new agency awards up for taking are Production House of the Year and Best Agency – Lebanon.

The People and Teams categories see six new additions including the Corporate Comms & Marketing Team or Individual, Investments/Trading/Media Buyer of the Year & Team of the Year, Media Planner of the Year & Media Planning Team of the Year and New Business Development Person of the Year & Team of the Year.

Entries are now open for all categories. The early-bird deadline is on 2 August, before which entries will be $500 each. The regular entry fee is $600 and the final deadline is 14 September. The shortlist will be announced in October, and the winners in December.

The awards focus primarily on business results, and will reward the best agencies by geography and specialism (UAE, Saudi, creative, media, performance marketing, start-up, etc.) as well as people and teams (account person, creative team, strategic leader, etc.).

The Agency of the Year judging panel consists of leading client marketers from across the Middle East Region and worldwide, and judging will be audited by PWC, which has audited Campaign’s AOTY internationally since the scheme’s inception more than a decade ago.

Last year’s Award Ceremony saw Impact BBDO taking home the creative agency of the year, while Publicis Groupe took home the highest number of awards with most under the people categories.

PR agencies showed a great performance last year with Homegrown PR agency, Houbara Communications, taking home the highly contested Independant Agency of the Year award and ASDA’A BCW bagging the Best Regional Agency – UAE and PR/Communications Agency of the Year.

Campaign’s Agency of the Year Middle East runs in partnership with Haymarket, the UK-based publishing house that has been publishing Campaign in markets around the world for more than 60 years.

To find out more about categories, how to enter and how to partner with the Awards, visit http://www.aoyawardsme.com/.