Campaign created for brand growth, development, and enrichment, as well as establishing brand recognition and familiarity with targeted customers. Showcase how your campaign has achieved any or all of these components.
EMEA – Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversions
Campaigns which use mobile to directly impact sales, conversions, trial, purchase intent or generated customers for future engagement and sales. Showcase how your submission has achieved either or both.
Work that launched or re-launched a product or service with mobile at the heart, delivering measurable success. Be specific as to what made this launch effective, along with the role mobile played in the process.
Campaign ranging from contests and coupons to special offers, sweepstakes and POS/Merchandising. Includes demos, coupons, exhibitions/trade shows, and games. Be very specific in demonstrating how your campaign specifically changed buyer behavior.
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.
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.
Mobile advertising, applications, or sites that explore new ideas, devices, or methods in their execution and push the boundaries of the discipline. Includes new or groundbreaking techniques or an unconventional/creative use of existing technology. Include the impact to your current business or potential shifts it will create for your future marketing efforts.
Use of GPS, geolocation and/or proximity technologies. It could be a targeted campaign for a location-specific audience (based on proximity), or contextual targeting based on history and customer behavior. Campaign can include one-off executions or longer term campaigns but must include specifics on impact against your marketing goals.
Mobile commerce solutions improving or enhancing the customer buying experience, creating increased engagement and commercial success. Includes in-app purchasing, mobile banking, virtual marketplace apps (i.e. Amazon mobile app), or a digital wallet such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.
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!
Use of customer data that played an integral role in the development and execution of a campaign to target, engage or develop a meaningful relationship with a specific audience or community. Detail the role that data had within the campaign strategy in achieving the brand and business goals.
Driving culture-shifting creativity, entries will need to demonstrate ideas intended to change gender inequality; that is, work which sets out to positively impact ingrained gender inequality, imbalance or injustice. Smarties recognizes, work that implicitly or explicitly addresses issues of gender inequality or prejudice, through the conscious representation of gender in advertising, such examples in advertising might be using female voice over or using female role models from real life, which would unsteriotype common perceptions in society. Work can be for any commercial or non profit reasons, regardless of the product or service being advertised.
Campaigns and programmes that show innovative thinking and solutions to reach consumers during the pandemic. It could cover using platforms in new and innovative ways; using technology to launch new products, new channels, or new features.
Any Application that provided information, entertainment, productivity or utility for the consumers during the Covid-19 crisis. It could be in relation to the crisis or building through the app a new way and means of easier communication and interaction with existing customers. Mobile Apps can be part of a broader marketing strategy or a stand-alone brand experience. Includes short-term apps for a specific moment in time as well as longer term apps.
Driving culture-shifting creativity, entries will need to demonstrate ideas intended to demonstrate inclusivity throughout the pandemic (which can include showing changes in gender inequality); that is, work which sets out to positively impact inclusivity. Smarties recognises, work that implicitly or explicitly addresses these issues. Work can be for any commercial or non-profit reasons, regardless of the product or service being advertised.
Campaigns that enrich digital experiences or enable new methods of connecting with the consumer allowing seamless experience and keeping in mind social distancing norms. Mobile should play a key role in enhancing consumer experience & engagement.