It's time to show off the best ideas you came up with in 2013. We're looking to celebrate the agencies behind the most forward-thinking and innovative ideas in brand creativity in our upcoming Agency Innovators report, formerly known as the Creativity A-List. The report will highlight Creativity's Agency of the Year as well as more of the year's top creative shops.
We're looking for:
All your best work and ideas from 2013.
Who should enter:
Full service agencies, interactive agencies, all agencies! Note: Entry is open to U.S. and international agencies and applies to single agency offices. There is no fee for entry.
Deadline: The deadline is Tuesday, November 5.
Please send a single link to a site through which we can view all the assets -- any written materials, TV/video, longform, print, events, case studies, websites, etc. We should be able to see all the work on the site you provide -- in other words, we should not have to download the assets in order to view them. We should not have to click through multiple links within a document or an email.
For each campaign/work item, include a rough date of launch. Please only send a physical portfolio if you have a three-dimensional product or asset that must be experienced physically to get the full picture.
In addition to brand work, please include anything you created outside of your client relationships, any self-propelled, entrepreneurial projects that are moving your company forward from a creative or business standpoint.
Include basic agency and production credits for all work submitted.
Eligible work must have aired/appeared for the first time roughly between Nov 1, 2012 and our deadline. (Obviously, if you included a campaign or piece of work on your entry last year, don't include it this year).
There is no limit to the number of campaigns you can send, but BE JUDICIOUS. A smaller package with a high density of good work is always more compelling.
As part of your entry, please include a short overview of the agency's creative year. Include anything that's notable about any of the work -- awards won, cultural impact, etc. Also, make sure to tell us about other highlights outside of the work: major creative hires or departures, shifts in creative department. structure, other creative or business milestones, stuff you're particularly proud of etc.
Where do I submit?
Send entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Creativity Agency of the Year
Street address: Creativity 711 Third Ave New York, NY 10017. And again, let's be environmentally friendly. Please only mail submissions if you have a product or asset that we need to see in person to get the idea.
Please note, if your new spot or case study video for that integrated campaign isn't ready by deadline, do not wait to send your main submission. Just send a short description and embargoed rough cut, if available.
Also, if you are an agency with more than one U.S. office, please submit a separate entry for each office. If you only want to send work from one office, that's your call. If you are an agency with a number of U.S. and international offices, send each agency's entry separately.
Where and when will the Agency of the Year be announced?
The winners will appear on Creativity Online and in the Ad Age print and online editions in early 2014.
What was the deadline again?
Please have your material to us by Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There will be no extensions.
Email Ann-Christine Diaz
Ad Age has also opened its inbox to submissions for its Agency of the Year and annual Agency A List. Deadline is also November 5. (Full details here) Note that you are free to include your Creativity submission as part of your Ad Age entry, but if you do so, please still make sure to forward entry to email@example.com with subject Creativity Agency of the Year.