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Guidelines:

The 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards submissions will open March 4th. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards Show on April 22nd! 

 

Key Dates: 

 

Calls for Entries Open March 4th
Early Bird Deadline March 9th 
Entry Deadline March 23rd
Last Call Deadline March 27th
Awards Gala April 22nd

 

Eligibility:

 

Submissions are accepted ONLY for work produced by and/or for a Northern California-based company and presented to the public in calendar year 2014. Joint, team, and individual entries are acceptable. Entries may be from sfBIG members or non-members. Companies and individuals are allows to submit up to three (3) enteries per category and will be charged a fee per each additional entry.

 

Judging:

 

All entries will be subject to eligibility review and approval.

 

Campaign
Achievement
Awards

Phase One: The sfBIG screening committee, comprised of senior marketing professionals, will evaluate and score all entries. The top five entries in each category will be determined.

Phase Two: An independent panel of highly acclaimed industry experts will determine the winner.

Company
Achievement
Awards

Phase One: sfBIG screening committee, comprised of senior marketing professionals, will evaluate and score all entries. The top five entries in each category will be determined.

Phase Two: An independent panel of highly acclaimed industry experts will determine the winner.

Individual
Achievement
Awards

The winner will be selected in each category, based on popular vote by the sfBIG community.

 

Campaign
Achievement
Awards

 

Complete an online form with the following details:

  • Category
  • Client/Brand
  • Individual Credits (name, title, role)
  • Agency/Partner
  • Campaign Title
  • Partners and Third party companies involved (if applicable or desirable) 
  1. The Idea
    What were the campaign's objectives?
    Who was the target audience?
    What were the insights that shaped the idea?
    How was it relevant to the client and the target audience?

  2. The Execution
    What was the creative/strategic solution? What channel(s) were used? 

  3. The Results
    You can include sales results as well as change in awareness and attitudes.
     

Company and Individual
Achievement
Awards

 

Complete an online form with the following details:

  • Contact Name, Title, Email address, Phone, Company
  • Nominee Name, Title, Email address, Phone, Company
  • Photograph (300 dpi, Individual Achievement entries only)
  1. Leadership
    How is the nominee a leader in the industry? How is the nominee viewed by colleagues, executives, subordinates, partners?

  2. Innovation
    What are the nominee's strengths in innovative thinking, problem solving, and/or recognizing business opportunities?

  3. Community
    How has the nominee contributed to our community in any or all of the following capacities: knowledge sharing, training, charity work, industry events, or any other substantive way?
     

All Awards
Supporting
Materials

 

Please note that supporting materials are optional, but strongly recommended, especially visual display materials (where applicable) and videos. 

  • Videos (max size 20 MB)

  • Screen shots or descriptive images
    (no more than 5 per entry)

  • URL link (no more than 3 per entry): Can be commercials, websites, demos from technology partners and/or ad servers, etc. Please remember that this is a chance to differenate yourself beyond the award submission briefs and overviews, be creative and supply materials you think really highligh the innovation and ground breaking work and talent that the project took to come alive.

  • Email sfbigstarsawards@gmail.com with any questions on requests for file size exceptions.

Best Practices

 

Directions:

  • Put your best foot forward and understand that you are needing to convey your amazing, innovative, and complex idea in a less than ideal word lenth and medium requirment, think about how this translates acorss to the judges.

  • You are competing with some of the best and brightest that the Bay Area has to offer, there is no reason to hold back, show us your best work!

  • Submit often and early. Most teams run into the issue of facing a time crunch when submitting because they have waited till the last day. Don't do your awesome work the injustice of cramming it into a submission in twenty minutes to make the due date. Take your time and the 2014 sfBIG Big Star Awards will thank you later.

  • Questions, concerns, requests, comments, issues? Email sfbigstarsawards@gmail.com.

 

Questions:

Contact us at sfbigstarsawards@gmail.com.

Categories:

The 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards submissions will open on March 4th. Please submit here. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards Show on April 22nd! 

Campaign Achievement Awards:

Campaign of the Year: A campaign that delivered a unified, creative and innovative message across multiple platforms while effectively leveraging the unique aspects of each. The campaign must include a minimum of three different media elements.


 

Best Mobile Campaign: The most innovative and successful use of mobile media (mobile and/or tablet platforms).


 

Best Use of Social: Recognizes exciting and effective approaches to shaping social conversation in support of marketing efforts.


 

Most Innovative B2B Media Plan: Recognizes exciting and effective approaches to media planning for B2B clients.


 

Best Video Campaign: Best use of streaming or video-based advertising including branded integration, short-form, or long form.


 

Best Campaign Using Big Data: Best integration of Big Data in order to drive incremental campaign effectivness and performance.

Company Achievement Awards:

Most Innovative Publisher: Does your media partner go above and beyond for your client to really ensure that it's not just a media buy but a natural extension of your client's brand? If so then let's hear about it. The Bay Area has fostered some of the most innovative and ground breaking publisher in the digital space, let's honor the best.


 

Best New Innovative Ad Technology Company: Celebrates a campaign or marketing initiative that is completely new in the digital marketing space. It embodies progressive thought and ideation that is original and extraordinary.


 

Small Agency of the Year (Under 50 Total Employees): Recognizes and celebrates an agency with fewer than 50 employees that is making it's mark on the SF market. Innovative boutique agencies have been the foundation of advertising in San Francisco and we want to honor you and your team.


 

Best Brand/Agency and Media Company Partnership (New!): Does your client and/or partner push the boundaries? Does your client or partner make you say; "Why didn't I think of that?" Tell us all about it, it's time to honor those awesome innovative client and partnership relationships that help you to push the limits of what is possible.


 

Individual Achievement Awards:

Next BIG Digital Sales Person (Less than 5 years industry experience): A sales person in the interactive industry who has displayed outstanding skills and enthusiasm in bringing the benefits of advertising solutions to his or her agency and client partners. 


 

Next BIG Media Planner (Less than 5 years industry experience): An individual working in a media capacity at an ageny who has displayed outstanding skills and enthusiam in bringing the benefits of media planning and advertising to his or her client's business


 

Next BIG Account Executive (Less than 5 years industry experience): An individual working in any capacity at an agency who has displayed outstanding skills and enthusiam in bringing the benefits of advertising to his or her clients. 


 

Lynn Ingham Community Service Award: We all work hard, but there are some of us (individuals or groups) that take the extra time to give back to the Bay Area community.   We want to honor some of the charitable work done in the Bay Area.  Take a moment to submit an organization or an individual, and tell us what they’ve done to give back.  


 

sfBIG Hall of Fame: There are those in our Bay Area community of industry professionals that not only are amazing at what they do, but they go even further by contributing back to the industry community time and time again.  They are an integral part of this community, evangelizing what we do here, consistently moving the industry forward.  Take a moment to nominate someone and tell us why you think this person should be inducted into sfBIG's Hall of Fame.


 

 

The 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards submissions will open March 4th. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards Show on April 22nd! 

Specs:

Specs for submissions and files: All submission entry file size limits must be under 30MB (please see the Guidlines section and the 'All Awards Supporting Materials' subsection for specific file size limits on videos, photos, and links. All file types except for .exe file types accepted. Please contact sfbigstarsawards@gmail.com with any specification questions or issues.

Contact:

Please contact sfbigstarsawards@gmail.com with any questions, issues, comments, or requests concerning the 2015 sfBIG Big Star Awards Show. 

 

Judges:

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The 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards submissions will open March 4th. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 sfBIG Stars Awards Show on April 22nd!