Communicating your brand and positioning it in the market is core to business success. Campaigns that showcase excellent marketing strategies bridging the gap between the brand and the consumer, brand growth, development, and enrichment. Includes establishing brand recognition, meaningful relationships, memorable engaging experiences, and unique connections, either in single or multimedia platforms that created a 360-customer experience.
Best and most effective use of a promotion, either standalone or part of an integrated multi-media – new technologies campaign ranging from contests and coupons to special offers, sweepstakes, and POS/Merchandising. The entry might be a prize draw, a competition, a demo, a coupon, a rebate, a giveaway, a reward scheme, an experiential or an instant win campaign to support the sales and business impact of marketing a product or service directed at either the customer, sales staff, or distribution channel members.
Campaigns using strategic application of marketing technology that generated prospects & leads resulting in increased sales, conversions, trial, purchase intent or loyalty and retention. Campaigns showcasing example, use of third-party platforms (CRM, CMS, payments systems etc.) to improve retention and efficiency while delivering ROI results & business impact.
Use of customer data, analytics, and technology, that play an integral role in the development and execution of a campaign to develop a meaningful relationship with a specific audience or community. Transformative approaches to customer insight to shape the marketing strategies in their campaigns that seeks to recognise innovative brand activity rooted in data-driven customer insight to solve a problem but also contributed to the business impact including ROI demonstrating elements such as segmentation or targeting to improve the end user's experience with a brand, product or service.
Campaign showcasing an effective customer focused product or service launch. Work that launched or re-launched a product or service highlighting impact your launch had on consumer perception, increase in sales etc. achieved growth and measurable success. Innovation/creativity, clear strategic thinking, effectiveness and tangible results are key points to be shared.
Building trust and loyalty and always ensuring the customer experience is paramount. Campaigns putting customer first in providing best in class consumer experience while building relationships with customers in pursuit of brand growth & success having a significant impact on the business as a result.
We believe that marketing can change the world. This award is a recognition to modern-day marketing that drives forward socially responsible marketing that creates significant social change and/or deliver against a public service while demonstrating real impact and creativity & translates into a compelling call-to action to effect positive social change. Includes lobbying, fundraising, expanding, informing or positively changing attitudes and behaviors.
Campaigns that use the brands’ platform to promote a cause or social issue to benefit society and give back for the greater good. This can include social, political, sustainability, economic and/or environmental campaigns addressing a new program or expanding on an existing program.
Describe creative work or strategy specifically directed to this community and any relevant cultural differences. Campaigns or marketing programs raising the audience’s appreciation by providing the means and opportunities to reduce inequality based on age, sex, sexuality, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic (e.g., contractual workers, people with disabilities, small farmers, etc.) and consciousness for the sublime— (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, history, etc.) -in order to uplift the lives of people and society at large.
Campaigns utilizing digital as core strategy, that demonstrate strategic and tactical thinking in the use of multiple media touchpoints (TV, print, radio, outdoor, PR, direct marketing, etc) to deliver a compelling, business impact while delivering key messages. Media strategy highlighting how the channels came together to deliver outstanding results.
Cross platform digital campaign integrating a minimum of 3 applications or mediums that enhances a brand experience. Showcase the various digital platforms and devices used to develop and amplify meaningful consumer engagement and business impact. This may include but is not limited to desktop, mobile, wearable technology, outdoor installations, billboards, retail experiences etc. Submissions for this category should hit the above marks and be strategically customized for each experience while delivering ROI.
Smarties X Global – Gaming, Gamification & E-Sports
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 and the desired results for the business derived from the campaign.
Creative social activity which uses social platforms to impact business objectives and/or to enhance relationships with a brand, community, or consumer. Includes social trends (emojis, memes, hashtags, GIF’s etc.) to leverage brand communication with an audience or community.
Smarties X Global – Creator / Influencer Marketing
Content related to a brand created by consumers or influencers and shared through social media to increase brand engagement, sales, create buzz about a product or service, and boost website conversions, etc. Content could be images, videos, text, audio, etc. Campaign showcasing the business impact and ROI achievements.
Smarties X Global – Audio / Voice / Sonic Branding
Campaigns that used voice recognition technology, audio identities, or other audio advertising to create consumer demand and engagement, enhance the consumer experience, or reinforce your brand identity. Includes audio logos, audio branding, voice assistant devices, such as Alexa, Google Home, and audio platforms Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, etc.
Use of existing or new technology to execute or support a media campaign. Use of new technology to enhance the visual experience of a brand, product, service, or message including, but not limited to AI, AR, VR, robotics, gadgets and electronics, wearable and interactive technology etc. Can be a stand-alone experience, or an extended reality which combines all three technologies.
Smarties X Global – Experimental / Innovation Technology
Innovative campaign enhancing branded experience that makes use of experimental technology in an innovative way that wows consumers, helps drive deeper engagement for fans and delivers an unforgettable digital or physical experience for the customer. An application of technology that is genuinely innovative or ground-breaking technique or an unconventional/creative use of existing technology, resulting in significant business impact for a brand.
Use of GPS, geolocation and/or proximity technologies. Brands and tech providers giving their consumers an engaging, personalised and targeted brand experience using proximity technology or location-based data or contextual targeting. Campaign must include specifics on business impact against your marketing goals.
Smarties X Global – The Internet of Innovation / Connected Intelligent Devices
Any technology, device or wearable that sends and receives data via mobile-driven internet to engage customers or enhance the experience. Includes hardware, software, wearables, smart watches, digital health products, smart TV’s, appliances, etc. Products can be in the market, exist as a prototype or in an incubator stage.
Campaigns using immersive large- or small-scale digital experiences and events which are set up to engage with consumers driving engagement. This may include but is not limited to VR/AR, multi-screen and multi-dimensional experiences. Any brand experience or activation leveraging a space or using a more permanent spatial feature to drive customer engagement. This may include but is not limited to art exhibitions, fairs, trade shows, signage. Please share business results.
Campaigns showcasing the most successful and engaging creative and media execution based on real-time information and platform delivering on the brand's objectives. Campaigns that include new age technology solution in an immediate and meaningful way delivered for achieving desired business results and business impact.
Marketers that are building first party communities and experiences for customers powered by WEB3.0 dynamics and fueling marketing opportunities with NFTs or inside the “metaverse” with in-game innovation, meta real estate etc. and including partnerships and collaborations with creators to leverage their audience and bring innovation, impact and communication power to the brand are forging the next iteration of marketing. The move to WEB3.0 also means more privacy and less ability to reach customers in the ways we commonly do now. Advertising and marketing are changing in the near future with cookies not being available; marketers embracing WEB3.0 are boldly going where no brands have gone before and shaping the future of our industry in the process.
Smarties X Global – Integrated Ecommerce Innovation
Campaigns showcasing best use of 360 Ecommerce highlighting (including live streaming) marketing & advertising strategies, creatives and online experiences & activations on e-commerce platform to carry out innovative marketing / sales methods to achieve marketing purposes and business results. Please share quantifiable results demonstrating how campaign successfully drove brand experience/ purpose, traffic, resulting in business impact and ROI.
Smarties X Global – O2O / New Retail / Innovative Sales Channels
Campaigns showcasing best use of new technologies in O2O, thru integration and innovation of online and offline channels and data providing users with better participation and buying experience. Highlight marketing & advertising strategies, creatives capturing consumers attention, targeted, and engaged audience(s) and encouraged transactions. Please share quantifiable results demonstrating how the influencers used in the campaign successfully drove brand experience/ purpose, traffic, resulting in business impact and ROI.
Campaigns showcasing the best use of social platform/influencers highlighting new community sales models & advertising strategies, creatives capturing consumers attention, interaction and engagement that encourage transactions. Please share quantifiable results demonstrating how the influencers used in the campaign successfully drove brand experience/ purpose, traffic, resulting in business impact and ROI.
Award that focuses on a campaign/brand that provides a truly outstanding customer experience on a platform, or integrated platforms/omni-channel approach achieving best B2C or B2B results. Creative solutions to brand challenges that have a tangible impact on customer experience.
Design practice focused on the emotional and behavioural response to a digital product or service with relevant, seamless and consistent user experience at every point of interaction, with particular focus on the overall support, structure and usability.
Campaign perfecting the consumer journey & creating personalised marketing reflecting best use of data, analytics, AI and automation in creating personalised content at scale for brands and campaigns to effect more business outcomes and enhanced ROI.
Campaigns demonstrating how video advertising was used to create consumer demand and engagement or provide an immersive experience for the viewer. The creative use of digital footage or online video to create or enhance a brand experience or activation. Including, but not limited to, mobile-based VR and 360° video experiences, shoppable video, personalized video, etc. driving effective business results and engagement.