Marketing’s ‘Of The Year’ nominations open for 2016

Calling all clients, agencies, media owners and tech companies

The call has gone out. Nominations are now open for Marketer, Agency, Media Player and Tech Player of the Year.

As Marketing begins pouring through its data from the past year, it is again asking companies with a message of success to nominate themselves or their partners.

The research and nomination process leads to The List – our annual shortlists of companies excelling in their respective marketing disciplines. And from that group of companies, Marketing‘s editorial staff will select the single best business for each key discipline.

Last year’s winners included…

Shomi, honoured as Marketer of the Year for building such a strong brand so soon after its launch

YouTube, our Media Player of the Year that took its next-generation media expertise to new heights

Leo Burnett, named Agency of the Year for remaining at the top of Canada’s creative field with the year’s strongest campaigns

Shopify, chosen as our first-ever Tech Player of the Year thanks to unparalleled success helping businesses find their footing in ecommerce.

Think your team is worthy of similar recognition? Fill out a nomination form. Find the right one for you below.

Marketer Of The Year

Marketing is looking for brands that excel in their field, have introduced new products to smartly address changing consumer tastes, launched stellar and successful campaigns or used the marketing discipline to drive business results. Marketer of the Year is always a celebration of bold decisions and strong growth in a field burdened by tight budgets, ever-changing media options and fickle customer demands. Only brands that have had an outstanding 2016 and are planning for future success need apply.
Marketer Nomination Form (download)

Media Player of the Year

Media owners of every stripe are exploring new options to connect brands with audiences. Whether you’re making an amazing niche play in one field, like digital, or making campaigns sing across a variety of new and legacy properties, Marketing is looking for companies that have built and delivered audiences, expanded their business and found relevance with clients.
Media Player Nomination Form (download)

Agency of the Year

We’re seeking the best agencies of every discipline making a difference for Canada’s brands. Whether its creative, PR or media, Canada’s agencies face unparalleled challenges… but some are excelling nonetheless. Once again, Marketing is creating separate shortlists for each of those three disciplines in our search of the single best agency of 2016.

Nomination forms
Creative Agency (download)
PR Agency (download)
Media Agency (download)

Tech Player of the Year

Marketing is looking for outstanding companies that produce technology to help marketers do their jobs better. That can mean data collection and analysis. It can mean providing access to programmatic ad buying and selling. It can mean using 1s and 0s to develop new products that reach consumers in a way that’s beneficial to brands. Canada is brimming with technical innovators vying for marketing dollars. Those who have found funding and are producing real-world products for CMOs and advertisers have the best chances at making The List.
Tech Player Nomination Form (download)

Nominations must be received no later than Sept. 23, 2016. Download the appropriate form for more details.

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