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

james@indieawards.global

SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE

Enter your work online, in one of five categories:

Creative – audiovisual
Creative – print and design
Media planning and/or buying
PR / earned media: corporate reputation management
PR / social: consumer influence

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

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Entries Close

Monday 26th March 2018

Judging starts

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Shortlist Announced

Monday 23rd April 2018

Award ceremony

Thursday 17th May 2018 from 19.00 at The
Wallace Collection, Herford House,
Manchester Square, London

Entries are open now. The deadline is Monday 26th March, 23.59 UK time.

By special dispensation, entries may be accepted up to one week later, subject to additional admin cost. But please, help us and help yourselves, don’t miss the deadline!

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 2018: LOCAL HERO AWARD

Each year, we will present one special award for the best achievement with a social purpose.

This year, our ‘cause’ is gender diversity. We ask entrants to write a case history of up to 950 words describing a program
or an initiative which you have designed and implemented in your own agency, OR for a client, to improve gender balance within your agency or client.

This award will be free to enter.

Click here for full information and to enter this special category.

JUDGING

The INDIE AWARDS are 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, five 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 Special Award will be judged separately but will follow the same process.

THE 2018 INDIE AWARDS JUDGES

BEST MEDIA CAMPAIGN

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Pedro Martins
Board Director

Total Media, UK

Aaron Monks
Aaron Monks
CEO

360 DMG, Australia

Martin Albrecht
Martin Albrecht
CEO

Crossmedia, Germany

jessica_toh
Jessica Toh
Co-Founder

The Media Store, Singapore

paolo_torchetti
Paolo Torchetti
Owner

Changee, Italy

PR / SOCIAL: CONSUMER INFLUENCE

mikael_nemeschansky
Mikael Nemeschansky
Creative Director

Hasan & Partners, Finland

Aoiffe Madden
Aoiffe Madden
Group Account Director

Thinkhouse, Ireland

johannes_buzasi
Johannes Buzási
Managing Director

FischerAppelt, Germany

Amit Chakravarty
Amit Chakravarty
Consumer Lead

WE Worldwide, UK

PR / EARNED MEDIA: CORPORATE REPUTATION

nan_william
Nan Williams
Group Chief Executive

Four Communications, UK

yvette_dobromirova
Yvette Dobromirova
Founder

PRoPR, Bulgaria

alison_taylor
Alison Taylor
Managing Director

Conscious Communications, UK

richard_dutton
Richard Dutton
CMO

The Engine Group, UK

CREATIVE: AUDIOVISUAL

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Tim Chan
Executive Creative Director

GOVT, Singapore

sergio_pollacia
Sergio Pollaccia
CEO

Amen, Argentina

heather_snow
Heather Snow
Marketing Director

McGarrah Jessee, USA

michael_wilk
Michael Wilk
Global Executive Creative Director

Serviceplan, Germany

mithila_saraf
Mithila Saraf
Brand Planner

Famous Innovations, India

CREATIVE: PRINT AND DESIGN

mark_nicholos
Mark Nichols
Design Director

Williams Hamm Murray, UK

pancho_gonzalez
Pancho Gonzalez
Co-Founder & CCO

Inbrax, Chile

uttara_mastings
Uttara Mastings
Group Strategy Director

Jones Knowles Ritchie, UK

stefan_wubbe
Stefan Wübbe
COO

Kolle Rebbe, Germany

Abinandan Bose
Abinandan Bose
Creative Director

Medulla, India

THE CELEBRATION

The INDIE AWARDS are unique – and so is the venue where we will announce the winners and celebrate together. Last year, we were in the iconic North Hall of London’s Natural History Museum – the ‘cathedral of nature’. This year, we will be at the magnificent Hertford House in Mayfair, home of the Wallace Collection, one of the world’s finest private art collections.

Once again, we’ll have a wonderful dinner with first class music and other entertainment.

Places are limited so please book now with this link: https://theindieawards2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Or go “all in” and book for the Indie Summit conference too! Click here

*By Kind Permission of the Trustees of ©The Wallace Collection
Images copyright CharlotteFieldingPhotography

SPONSORS

We offer a number of sponsorship packages at THE INDIE AWARDS and Celebration Dinner to companies providing products and service of special relevance to independent agencies.

Packages range from being the main event sponsor to having your own branded table at which to entertain clients or employees.

For further details please email Paul Squirrell:

paul.squirrell@thenetworkone.com or call +44 (0)207 240 7117. Alternatively, click here to download our 2018 sponsorship guide.

We are very grateful to all our 2017 sponsors for their support.

Drinks reception sponsor and Dinner Sponsors.

Our 2018 sponsor will be announced shortly.

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TELL ME MORE
If you’d like to know more about THE INDIE AWARDS and
Celebration Dinner, please complete the following form or
simply email james@indieawards.global
or, call +44 (0)20 7240 7117