Entries for the 2019 Performance Marketing Awards (PMAs) are now open, with the 13th annual awards ceremony taking place on April 30 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. 

Download the entry kit here. Organisations, agencies and platforms from across the performance marketing industry can enter their show-stopping campaigns into the categories available, battling it out to get their work deservedly rewarded and recognised by industry peers and our esteemed panel of judges who will be assessing each entry against the provided judging criteria.

The Human Touch

All of the information and requirements to submit your entries for the PMAs are available in the entry kit, but there are some small changes to the entry criteria for 2019, which you should be made aware of before submitting.
One of those changes is The Human Touch – brand new criteria applied for most of the categories within the Campaign and Vertical Awards. 

In addition to campaign planning and objectives, smart execution, evidence of innovation and ROI and effectiveness, campaigns will now need to demonstrate how individuals and teams made a difference – expressing full collaboration throughout the whole campaign process and how this contributed to the success of the entry.

This could be how your team used feedback and previous experiences to enhance the project, how they worked with external companies or agencies or how your team works differently to others, that helps you deliver the big results. 

Best Team in Performance Marketing

Earlier this month, we unveiled that the PMAs will be introducing new categories following feedback from previous year’s nominees and judges. 

In addition to Best B2B Campaign and Best Online to Offline Campaign, a new category for 2019 is the Best Team in Performance Marketing

This multi-demographic award aims to recognise great teams that have earned the respect and admiration of their clients. This includes teams across the whole business, whether it’s the creative department, tech department or business development etc.

Great teams keep the industry evolving and the PMAs are keen to recognise those that excel and collaborate with their clients to optimise their activity and potential. 

Industry Choice and Rising Star changes

Following the previous successful years of our Industry Choice Awards, the PMAs is switching up the entry and voting process for 2019, which will be revealed during November. 

Two categories will be available for submissions – Publisher Choice of Network and Industry’s Choice of Publisher. If considering entering either of the categories, please complete the form on our website to be notified when entries open.

Lastly, the Industry Rising Star award is back, once again rewarding the exceptional, ambitious and bright talent in the performance marketing industry.

While the entry criteria remain the same for 2019, it is important to highlight that nominees must have six years’ or less experience in the industry.

The early bird deadline for entries January 18 2019, with regular entries open until January 25 2019. The final and last chance deadline for entries is February 1 2019 ahead of the official shortlist being announced on February 27 2019. Download the entry kit today.