With a refreshed show on the horizon for 2017, the Performance Marketing Awards judging panel is now recruiting.

Those who have what it takes will be sifting through performance marketing’s most successful campaigns, partnerships, companies and individuals over 2016.

We’re looking for industry leaders with a wealth of performance marketing experience as well as the time to commit to the process of grading entries. If selected, you’ll play a privileged role in deciding victors within a selection of over 20 categories (gain early access here), which presents an opportunity to further stamp yourself as an authority in results-based marketing.

This year’s panel is headed up by a Chair of Judges, Squawka’s co-founder, Leo Harrison, who calls the opportunity a “huge honour”, anticipating that a track record of increasing competition is likely to see 2017 the most “hotly-contested” awards to date.

What’s required?

Performance marketing is a vastly diverse landscape, and this is reflected by the PMA’s judging board members. With that in mind, there is no one channel or vertical we expect you to work in.

As long as you have a demonstrable career routed in measurable online advertising and hold a mid-senior posting, you’ll be considered.

“This breadth of skillsets present in the judging panel year on year is unrivalled, and helps to make the PMA judging day such an interesting and rewarding experience,” Harrison adds.

The Chair of Judges also reminds candidates that the PMAs are about “much more than just financial results”, so judges will need to have their own experiences of these challenges to draw from and an “all round view” of the impact a new technology or cutting-edge campaign has.

Last year’s panel was made up of seasoned experts from companies including BT, Facebook, Google, sociomantic, Red Letter Days, Hotels.com, Microsoft, Ve Interactive and PwC, representing all manner of upper-tier titles and channels. Tee yourself up against the 2016 lineup here.

Apply today

If you or a peer has the industry knowledge we’re after and are ready to add ‘Performance Marketing Awards Judge’ to your resume, you can apply by sending us a brief overview of your relevant experience and why yourself or your peer would make an exemplary member of the 2017 panel.

All applicants will also need to confirm their availability to judge for a two-week period in early February, as well the availability to attend a Judging Day at the end of February.

Please note, the Performance Marketing Awards tends not to consider agencies closely associated with the awards to reduce conflict, while the same applies to any consecutive winners from the PMAs in 2016.

To apply, please email PMA events manager Kezia McAuley at kezia.mcauley@performancein.com (applications should be no more than 400 words).