The shortlists for the Campaign Agency of The Year Middle East have been announced.
The full list has can be seen here: www.aoyawardsme.com/shortlist-2023
The prestigious awards celebrate the very best people, teams and agencies across the region.
The shortlists for this year shows how competitive the awards have become and keen agencies are to take part.
Publicis has been shortlisted across 19 various categories, while Impact BBDO have four shortlists along with Lightblue and OMD. There are almost 40 agencies represented this year.
The awards will focus primarily on business results, reward the best agencies by region and specialism and celebrate the best people and teams in advertising, marketing and media.
This means the Campaign Agency of The Year Middle East awards are unique given their focus, criteria and range of categories, which include creative digital, social media and events agency among others.
Uniquely, the awards also reward individuals, not just organisations, such as account person, creative leader, head of agency and outstanding woman in advertising.
The Campaign Agency of The Year Middle East awards also boasts some esteemed judges, from some major regional brands.
Khaled AlShehhi – Executive Director Marketing and Communication, UAE Government Media Office, is this year’s chair of judges.
“Last year, I was part of the jury for these rather unique awards, This year, I’ve been asked to lead it. What I want to see are powerful cases of corporate self-awareness, a clear vision to drive them forward, their principles applied on the ground, not just marketing speak. I want to see how they help people and talent blossom and come into their own,” he said.
“As a reasonably new competition, the Campaign Agency of the Year Awards are in a great place to innovate, surprise and be remembered.”
The main sponsors are DMS and The MediaVantage.
Tickets are on sale for the event and can be purchased from the Campaign Agency of the Year Middle East website.