Entry into the 2023 ICCO Global Awards is currently closed.
- Early bird entry deadline –21st September
- Standard entry deadline – 4th October
- Final entry deadline – 17th October
- Judging – 19th October – 26th October
- Shortlist announced – 31st October
- Awards ceremony – 29th November
“Your work can be as creative as you like, but unless it achieved results, it won’t win an ICCO Global Award!”
Team Award Categories:
Regional Network of the Year Award
This category is open to any Network, whether multi-discipline or niche. As with all team categories, judges will look for evidence of financial performance, staff and client retention, diversity and innovation.
*Judges will be looking for evidence and data on: the make-up of your workforce, both gender and ethnicity; talent management and mentoring programmes for under-represented groups.
(Regions) Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacfic, Americas
Independent agency of the year
This category is open to any Independent Consultancy, whether multi-discipline or niche. As with all team categories, judges will look for evidence of financial performance, staff and client retention, diversity and innovation.
*Judges will be looking for evidence and data on the make-up of your workforce, both gender and ethnicity; talent management and mentoring programmes for under-represented groups.
(Regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacfic, Americas)
Championing Diversity Award
This award recognises PR agencies or in-house PR teams championing diversity, inclusivity and change within the industry. This could include both internal or client work to attract and retain a more diverse workforce, to ensure that talent from all backgrounds are reaching leadership levels, or to engage with, and learn from, diverse audiences in new ways that deliver measurable communications or business success.
Individual Award Categories:
PR Leader of the Year Award
An award for an individual who has shown great leadership and achieved greatness with excellent results. This award will be given to an individual (or joint agency heads) who has/have delivered outstanding performance to clients, made a significant contribution to the industry and to their consultancy. Nominations for this award can be made by the individual themselves or a colleague. Organisations are also allowed to submit any number of entries.
Rising Star of the Year Award
An award for any young individual (under 30 years old) with the greatest potential to become industry leader of the future – and who has achieved greatness already. Nominations for this award can be made by the individual or a colleague, and organisations can enter any number of entries.
World’s Best PR Campaign Award Categories:
Automotive and Transport Campaign
Identifies work across the automotive and transport PR sector. This can include motor manufacturers, trade bodies, or work aimed at customers and driving sales. Work could cover campaigns relating to, transport and automotive services, initiatives, and products.
Best B2B Campaign
This award recognises work that involves the promotion of products and services from one business to another. Entries can relate to a niche business sector or to the business community at large.
Best Broadcast Campaign
This award recognises campaigns that use the broadcast medium effectively, either on its own or as part of an integrated programme of PR and targeted marketing activity.
Best Consumer Campaign
This award recognises work that involves the promotion of products or services to consumers, delivered by the private, public or charity sectors.
Best Crisis Response
This award recognises work in a crisis situation managing difficult issues. This might be by promoting an alternative perspective, or indeed by keeping an issue out of the media altogether. Judges are especially aware of the need for discretion in this category.
Best Digital and New Media Campaign
This award recognises campaigns that include a large element of digital and new media work, whether on their own or as part of an integrated programme of PR and targeted marketing activity.
Best Employee and Internal Communications Campaign
This award recognizes an outstanding internal communications campaign. This could be delivered by an organisation of any size to its employees, or by a brand to its staff, or by an agency on behalf of an organisation.
Event, Launch or Stunt Campaign
This can be any event, product launch or experiential pop-up that engaged with the target audience in a creative, thoughtful and demonstrably impactful way.
Best Healthcare Campaign
This award recognises work across the entire range of healthcare and well-being PR, including private healthcare, pharma and medical research.
Best Financial Services Campaign
A campaign targeted at any financial audience, in a b2b or a b2c environment. This could include specific investor relations, IPOs, crisis, fintech services and products, and broader financial issues. Content of entries will remain confidential.
Best Influencer Marketing Campaign
A campaign that used one or more influencers in the most appropriate, relevant and impactful way to reach their core audience and achieve outstanding results.
Best Media Relations Campaign
This award recognises campaigns that use targeted media relations to achieve excellent results.
Best Not-For-Profit Campaign
This award recognises work by or on behalf of charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Best Public Affairs Campaign
Any campaign that incorporated a political issue, public awareness or that could be classified as lobbying, government relations or had the intention to change government policy or view.
Best Purpose Campaign
This award recognises work that promotes an organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme, via either a one-off campaign or on-going work.
Best Technology Campaign
This award recognises work focused on telecoms, IT or web-based products, services or brands, targeted at the business, not-for-profit or consumer markets.
Strategy and Evaluation in a Campaign
This can be a campaign from any sector. The award goes to any campaign that demonstrated the best strategic vision, methodical planning and use of appropriate, relevant and useful evaluation metrics that clearly demonstrate impact.
The button below will take you to the ICCO Global Awards entry portal. Once you have selected the category/ categories you would like to enter, please return to the Rules of Entry page for information on how to prepare your submission/ submissions.