Brand growth, development and enrichment. These components are critical to a successful brand awareness campaign as well as establishing brand recognition and familiarity with your customers. Please showcase how your campaign has achieved any or all of these components.
EMEA – Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversions
A great lead generation campaign will expertly use mobile to directly impact sales, conversions, trial or purchase intent. It can also be quite powerful prior to any transaction(s) if the mobile campaign attracts a good amount of prospective customers that are primed for future engagement and sales.
Your campaign launched or re-launched a product or service with mobile at the heart, delivering measurable success. Please be specific as to what made this launch effective, along with the role mobile played in the process.
A promotion can range from contests and coupons to special offers, sweepstakes and POS/Merchandising. Demos, coupons, exhibitions/trade shows, games, special offers (and more) are also fair game for this category. Please be very specific in demonstrating how your campaign specifically changed buyer behavior.
Keeping the customers you have is already tough. Increasing their loyalty is another thing altogether. But that’s what CRM is all about - building and managing customer relationships. This category is for the best examples of how mobile can be the cornerstone to those relationships.
Driving social change - from the palm of your hand. Or your tablet. Or some other mobile device. The point is, campaigns for not-for-profits or government agencies are now more powerful than ever because mobile makes them accessible to everyone. This category is for best in class campaigns that create significant social change or deliver against a public service.
This category is for campaigns integrating a minimum of 3 mobile applications or mediums (i.e. apps, mobile web, messaging, video, display, search, etc.). We are looking for campaigns that hit the above marks, and are strategically customized for each experience.
Gaming apps, gamification applications or e-sports activities that are either a part of a broader marketing strategy or a stand-alone brand experience. Please be specific in describing how the brand is positioned in the gaming environment. If you have a branded gaming app, please submit to the Mobile App category.
This category focuses on the use of SMS/MMS and messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Line etc., to brilliantly bring a marketing campaign to life. Examples could include (but are not limited to): activation of marketing programs, customer acquisition, engagement and conversion.
Any application that provides information, entertainment, productivity or utility for the customer. Mobile App can be part of a broader marketing strategy or a stand-alone brand experience. Both short-term apps for a specific moment in time as well as longer term apps are eligible for this category.
Current research indicates that 4 out of 10 people conduct their searches exclusively on mobile during a typical day. This category showcases the ever-important campaigns that have search at their core.
An ad that follows the natural form and function of the user experience in which it is placed can be especially impactful. This category celebrates the best examples of native mobile - both display and video.
For this category, innovation in mobile marketing can come from two different places: Groundbreaking/new technologies or an unconventional/creative use of existing technology. Due to its exploratory nature, this category will have less weight on results than the others - that doesn’t mean though that you shouldn’t include the impact to your current business or potential shifts it will create for your future marketing efforts.
Connecting to customers with the most relevant message when and where they are most likely to act with location based targeting is a marketer’s dream. Easier said than done? This category can include one-off executions or longer term campaigns but must include specifics on impact against your marketing goals.
EMEA – The Internet of Things - Products in the Market
By definition, The Internet of Things is composed of any technology, device or wearable that sends and receives data via the mobile driven internet. For this category, we are looking for products that are out in the market right now. To increase your chances to win a Smarties, please submit the actual product. Due to its nascent stage, this category will have less weight on results than the others. However, that doesn’t mean you should exclude the impact to your current business or potential shifts it will create for your future marketing efforts.
Mobile is quickly ascending as the dominant screen for video consumption. It’s nuanced and intimate and is proven to yield impressive results as the most effective storytelling platform, despite the small screen. The formula for success is far more complicated than a 30 second spot but also offers greater opportunities. Show us your best in class, most impactful mobile video campaigns!