You’ve created incredible content that’s told your organization’s or client’s stories. Now, we want to tell yours.
PR Daily’s Content Marketing Awards celebrates the best work from organizations, agencies and independent consultants. We’re looking for creative content that told stories strategically. We want to know how you crafted engaging narratives that captivated distracted audiences—in any medium.
This awards program will spotlight the marketing and communications content creators who write, edit, film, curate, broadcast, publish or just plain create superb content to promote their brand or organization.
Tell us about content you created to meet a larger marketing goal, such as building brand awareness or attracting and retaining the industry’s best talent. You can also submit the content and campaigns themselves. We invite you to enter as many categories as you’d like in this year’s competition.
Don’t forget our Grand Prize categories, which will shine a spotlight on the best individual and team work in the industry.
Pro tip: You’ll save on multiple entries of the same project or campaign.
What makes a winner? Learn more about last year’s winners to see how your work measures up.
See a full list of categories and eligibility requirements, and read how to enter below.
These awards are open to in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners, and vendors, in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. Enter your work, the work of your organization or submit entries on behalf of your client.
Companies from around the world are welcome to enter as long as the entry is submitted in English.
Contact Brendan Gannon to find the perfect category for your campaign or project. You can reach him at 312-960-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s program is open to any work executed between May 1, 2019, and July 1, 2020, inclusive.
Each category winner will receive:
An elegant trophy: Display this shiny trophy for all to see. Go ahead, you've earned it.
Editorial & Social Media Coverage: You’ll be featured on Ragan’s web sites Ragan.com and PRDaily.com, on our social platforms and in our eletters, reaching more than 250,000 communicators and marketers.
Marketing & PR: Leverage your win in your marketing materials, press releases and other messaging.
Digital Badge: Add the Winners badge to your email signature and your web site.
Press release: We’ll provide you with a quote for your press release plus we’ll post your organization’s award release on our site to boost recognition.
CONTENT MARKETING ASSETS
Electronic Publication or E-newsletter
Influencer Content Marketing
Innovative Content Strategy
Newsjacking or Trend-Related Content Marketing
Partnership with Media
Personalized Content Marketing Strategy
Use of Facebook
Use of Instagram
Use of LinkedIn
Use of TikTok
Use of Twitter
Virtual/Augmented Reality Content
CONTENT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
B2B Services Campaign
Consumer Products Campaign
Crisis Communications Campaign
Financial Services Campaign
Food and Beverage Campaign
Health and Wellness Campaign
Media and Entertainment Campaign
Thought Leadership Campaign
Travel, Hospitality and Tourism Campaign
CONTENT MARKETING FOR THE PURPOSE OF
PEOPLE AND TEAMS
Social Media Marketer
Video Producer/Visual Storyteller
Content Marketer of the Year
Content Marketing Campaign of the Year
Content Marketing Strategy of the Year
How To Enter
For campaign categories, be sure to include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your project. We ask that the synopsis include the following sub-headings (when applicable):
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
For team categories, tell us about the team's accomplishments. Please include examples of creative campaigns or initiatives that have proved beneficial to their organization or clients. When applicable, please include the following sub-headings:
- Strategy and tactics
- Evaluation: success, results or ROI
For individual categories, share your justification for why your individual nominee is deserving of their award, including two campaigns or initiatives the nominee was involved in or led.
Be sure to follow the guidelines laid out in the category descriptions, as the judges will look for those elements when they select the winners.
You will be able to upload additional documents to your submission. We encourage you to include press releases, design concepts, videos, analytics, testimonials and anything else you feel will give us a better sense of your project. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.
Supporting documents that can’t be uploaded to the system should be mailed to:
10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60603
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you apply?Our award programs help you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your organization. You can set yourself apart in the industry as an expert, which will open doors throughout your career. As a winner, you’ll earn publicity for your brand across our websites and social media audiences, a custom write-up about your campaign and certificates for winning work.
Who can enter?Entries may be submitted by organizations worldwide. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English. The program is open to in-house, agency, independent communication practitioners and vendors in the private, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
What does it take to be a winner?We look for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your business or client. Please provide metrics or media coverage that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as videos, visual design or websites that were a part of your project. Please look at our past award winners to see what gets recognized and rewarded. We encourage you to submit the same campaign to multiple categories, if you feel they are relevant. Doing so increases your chances of winning. You'll also
Why are some deadlines extended?We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
When will I find out results?We try to announce a list of finalists six to eight weeks after the close of the program. The announcement of the winners comes about three to four weeks after the announcement of the finalists. Each announcement will be made with a headline on our website, in our daily email newsletter and on our social media platforms. Emails notify entrants of these announcements. As deadlines are extended, so are expected announcement dates.
If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email him at email@example.com.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of Ragan Communications’ award programs, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 513-331-0104 or email hannahl@ragan.
Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to Winner trophies.