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Digital/Social/Mobile

Description:
This category is for any creative executions that leverage digital platforms that directly target a multicultural consumer segment.

This includes programs involving mobile sites, apps, geo-location strategies, email campaigns, web-based campaigns, etc. This category also rewards the best use of Social Media tools (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.) targeted to consumers as the primary communication tactic/strategy to reach your objective.

Judging Criteria:
Entries judged based on creative excellence and relevancy to the multicultural consumer segment (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, and/or People with Disabilities).  

Entry Requirements:

  • Campaigns must have run between June 2020 and June 2021 within the U.S. and North America.
  • No more than FOUR (4) pieces of creative from the same campaign may be submitted.
  • Non-English creative must include translations.  Non-English TV and audio spots (including radio, internet radio, podcasts) must include subtitles that appear across the bottom of the screen.
  • Executions should not exceed 180 seconds. If execution exceeds 180 seconds, judges will view the first 180 seconds only.
  • Audio spots should contain a title slide that reads "Audio" and the company's name should be shown on the screen while the audio plays.
  • Entries may include a combination of creative material from:
    • Online display ads such as: banners, buttons, skyscraper, leaderboard, pop-up.
    • Websites/microsites may have more than one online element or execution in order to bring the campaign to life.
    • Mobile content developed specifically for handheld devices including phones and tablets such as: mobile/smartphone app, text ad (single or campaign), interstitials, tablet/mobile advertising.
    • Social Media content developed specifically for social media campaigns such as: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.
    • Online video (any video that ran via online distribution by marketers or agencies, including social networking sites).
  • A media plan must be included in each entry, outlining the campaign's media elements, specifically where and when the submitted creative ran. Please do not provide cost information in the media plan. A media plan example can be found here. 
  • Sizzle/highlight reels are accepted. Executions should not exceed 180 seconds. If execution exceeds 180 seconds, judges will view the first 180 seconds only.

Required Format:
Complete specifications for all creative file types can be found here.

Entry deadlines:

  • Early-Bird Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Standard Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Final Deadline: July 28, 2021

Entry Fees (ANA and AIMM Members/Nonmembers):

  • Up to Early-Bird Deadline: $525/$600
  • After Early-Bird and up to Standard Deadline: $650/$725
  • After Standard and up to Final Deadline: $695/$770