THE INDIE AWARDS
THE INDIE AWARDS are the only large scale international awards exclusively for independent agencies and judged by independent agencies. This is the chance to benchmark your work against the best in the independent sector.

From their creation, THE INDIE AWARDS have aimed to raise the profile of the independent agency sector by recognising talent and rewarding achievement. Prizes are presented for excellence, not agency size. No bias, no politics, no “Agency of the Year”: just the best work.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact

stephanie@indieawards.global

SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE

Enter your work online, in one of five categories:

Creative
Media planning and/or buying
PR / earned media: corporate reputation management
PR / social: consumer influence
Public Good

Upload a short video and/or a written case history

Pay the fee of US$ 200 per entry

Check the full rules and guidelines here

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Choose your agencies’ best work. It should be original, distinctive, insightful, impactful, well crafted and effective.

If you submit a video: be sure it tells your story in a clear but engaging way. The prize is for the work, not the video.. but judges are only human!

If you submit a written case history: set out clearly, what your work was intended to achieve; how you approached the challenge; and what were the results, as far as you can tell. Remember the judges have a lot to read!

If you submit supporting material, be sure it is relevant and really helps your case. One good video is worth more than a lot of “interesting” detail.

TIMELINE
Entries Open

15th May 2019

Entries Close

24th September 2019

Judging Starts

4th October 2019

Shortlist Announced

15th October 2019

Presentation Party

29th October 2019, The Soho Hotel, London

WHAT YOU WIN
TROPHIES

THE INDIE AWARDS celebrate the spirit of independence and
what better way to do that than by awarding a trophy that is not
only beautiful but also, a means to creativity in its own right.
Handcrafted using traditional methods in the Highlands of
Scotland, THE INDIE AWARDS whistles are a truly unique prize that will be a talking point in any agency’s trophy collection!

– Each shortlisted entry will received a signed certificate
– The best in each category will win a “whistle” trophy
– The “best in show” will also win a “D” whistle – the most iconic of all Scottish whistles

NEW FOR 2019: “PUBLIC GOOD” AWARD

Based on Feedback from agencies who participated in 2018, we have introduced a new award for 2019: “Public Good.” This category replaces last year’s ‘Local Hero’ category.

The Public Good award will be given for the best work in any discipline (creative, media or PR), commissioned by and for a charity, not-for-profit organisation or NGO, to publicise the organisation’s purpose, events and messages. Work eligible for this category may not be entered in the other categories. If in doubt, the organisers will advise on which category any specific work should be entered into.

We believe this will create a fairer opportunity for agencies’ commercial work, as well as highlighting achievements in promoting work for the public benefit.

As before, all entries in all categories will be eligible for the “Best in Show” award.

Click here for full information.

JUDGING

THE INDIE AWARDS are always judged by respected leaders and practitioners from leading independent agencies from around the world. The organisers have set the rules, but will not influence the judges’ decisions in any way.

The first round of judging is online. There will be up to five judges per category and each entry is evaluated by at least three of them (clearly, a judge cannot evaluate his own agencies’ work). Based on the average of the judges’ scores, three entries per category will be shortlisted.

The judges will then convene to choose a winner in each category; and finally, a “best in show.”

The Public Good award will be judged separately but will follow the same process.

THE 2019 INDIE AWARDS JUDGES

CREATIVE

irina pencea
Irina Pencea
Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Jazz Communications, Romania

rania robinson
Rania Robinson
CEO & Partner

Quiet Storm, UK

laszlo nagy
Laszló Nagy
Creative Director

ACG, Hungary

lorenzo cabras
Lorenzo Cabras
Managing Partner / Client Service Director

True Company, Italy

migiel angel duo
Miguel Ángel Duo
Creative Director

China Madrid, Spain

dana alhanbali
Dana Alhanbali
Managing Partner

Beattie + Dane, Kuwait

MEDIA

ana carrapichano
Ana Carrapichano
Founder & CEO

Mediology, South Africa

rodrigo simancas
Rodrigo Simancas
Communication Planning and Analytics Manager

Equmedia, Spain

martin albrecht
Martin Albrecht
Managing Director and Founding Partner

Crossmedia, UK

jessica toh
Jessica Toh
Business Director

The Media Shop, Singapore

glenda wynyard
Glenda Wynyard
Managing Director

The Media Precinct, Australia

PUBLIC GOOD

les pappas
Les Pappas
President/Creative Director

Social Marketing, USA

gail hopkins
Gail Hopkins
Managing Director

Make it Happen, Australia

lyndsay mcmorrow
Lynsey McMorrow
Creative Director and Partner

Arthur London, UK

yulia gumeniak
Yulia Gumeniak
CEO

One Philosophy, Ukraine

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James Moffatt
CEO and Co-Founder

Promise Group, South Africa

LIFESTYLE PR

megha sharma
Megha Sharma
Founder

Adrift Communications, India

rikki weir
Rikki Weir
Board Director

Cirkle PR, UK

serafima_gurova
Serafima Gurova
CEO & Founder

RODNYA PR Studio, Russia

jamesbrasher
James Brasher
Managing Partner

Rice Communications, Singapore

david_zapata
David Zapata
CEO & Founder

Zapwater Communications, USA

CORPORATE PR

natasha d'souza
Natasha D'Souza
Senior PR Specialist

Acorn Strategy, UAE

megann outram
Megann Outram
Regional Director

Atmosphere, South Africa

peter-stanton
Peter Stanton
CEO

Stanton Communications, USA

rebecca
Rebecca Theodorou
Head of International Client Hub

Action PR Group, Cyprus

nick_bailey
Nick Bailey
Creative Partner

futurefactor, Netherlands

2018 INDIE AWARDS WINNERS

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 INDIE AWARDS winners.

Award: Best-in-Show
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client: Plan International
Award: Best PR/Earned Media: Corporate Reputation
Agency: BBD Perfect Storm
Country: UK
Campaign: FANS NOT NUMBERS
Client: SKINS
Award: Best PR/Social: Consumer Influence
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client: Plan International
Award: Best Media Campaign
Agency: Marcus Thomas LLC
Country: USA
Campaign: DEXCOM Fingers
Client: DEXCOM
Award: Local Hero Award
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Sheboard
Client: Plan International
Award: Best Creative: Audiovisual
Agency: RPA
Country: USA
Campaign: Imaginary Friend Society
Client: Pediatric Brain Tumor – Foundation
Award: Best Creative: Print and Design
Agency: Kolle Rebbe Gmbh
Country: Germany
Campaign: Micro Meals
Client: Misereor

To see the shortlist listed agencies click here

2018 INDIE AWARDS WINNERS

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 INDIE AWARDS winners.

Award:  Best-in-Show
Agency:   hasan & partners
Country:  Finland
Campaign:  Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client:  Plan International

Award: Best PR/Earned Media: Corporate Reputation
Agency: BBD Perfect Storm
Country: UK
Campaign: FANS NOT NUMBERS
Client: SKINS

Award: Best PR/Social: Consumer Influence
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client: Plan International

Award: Best Media Campaign
Agency: Marcus Thomas LLC
Country: USA
Campaign: DEXCOM Fingers
Client: DEXCOM

Award: Local Hero Award
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Sheboard
Client: Plan International

Award: Best Creative: Audiovisual
Agency: RPA
Country: USA
Campaign: Imaginary Friend Society
Client: Pediatric Brain Tumor – Foundation

Award: Best Creative: Print and Design
Agency: Kolle Rebbe Gmbh
Country: Germany
Campaign: Micro Meals
Client: Misereor

To see the shortlist listed agencies click here

THE CEREMONY

The INDIE AWARDS are unique – and so it seems only right that we should announce the winners of the 2019 awards in a fitting location. We therefore invite you to join us at the fabulous Soho Hotel in central London on 29th October from 18.00 to celebrate the best work from the independent agency world.

To learn more about THE INDIE AWARDS and to reserve your place at the ceremony please email paul.squirrell@thenetworkone.com

SPONSORS

We offer a number of sponsorship packages at THE INDIE AWARDS Presentation Party to companies providing products and services of special relevance to independent agencies.

For further details about sponsoring THE INDIE AWARDS please call Paul Squirrell on +44 (0)20 7240 7117 or email paul.squirrell@thenetworkone.com

Choozle: 2018 INDIE AWARDS sponsor

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