2023 International Content Marketing Awards

Award Update

Hi ,

We’re now 14 weeks away from this year’s award entry deadline, and content marketers from across the world are starting their entries for the International Content Marketing Awards!

If you’re looking for inspiration or have questions on what your entry should look like, we’ve published a library of award-winning case studies where you can see exactly what goes into a winning entry as well as how our judges scored them. Or, if you still need assistance, please email [email protected].

There’s also another award-winning case study in this week’s newsletter, and will continue to show more great content over the coming months. You’ll also find more information on this year’s award programme, including award writing tips, events, FAQ’s and deadline reminders so you're fully equipped to submit your best work this year. The International Content Marketing Awards continues to grow, seeing more entries from across the world each year and we’re thankful for your participation in making this year’s event another great success.

Here are some the key dates for your diary:

Entry deadline: Friday, 8th September 2023
Shortlist Announcement: Week Commencing 23rd October 2023
Awards ceremony: November 2023 (Date TBC)

Download the 2023 International Content Marketing Award Pack

Each year the Content Marketing Association award the very best content marketing campaigns, strategies, teams and individuals working in the content industry.

This pack has been carefully put together based on frequently asked questions from previous award entrants and valued members of our community, and it'll help guide you through the entry process. It includes all the information you need on each category, along with case studies from previous winners for inspiration.

An Interview with the CMA’s Content Person of the Year, 2021

The International Content Marketing Awards continues to grow, not just in terms of entries and the quality of these entries, but the categories we now offer. We’ve celebrated ‘Editor of the Year, Designer of the Year, and Rising Star’ categories for a number of years and our members expressed interest in a new category that would celebrate a ‘Content Person of the Year’. This could be awarded to someone who not only works across content creation, but may work closely with other areas of the business.

2021 saw the launch of our ‘Content Person of the Year’ and we were delighted to see a number of incredible entries come through, entries from a wide variety of sectors and locations. Our inaugural Content Person of the Year was awarded to Michelle Galluzzo, Creative Director at The Precinct.

Award Case Study: The Missing Podcast

Agency: What’s the story? Sounds
Client: Missing People UK / Locate International
Award: Best Podcast, 2021

More than 100,000 people are missing at any one time around the world.

In Britain alone, someone is reported missing EVERY NINETY SECONDS.

But while the majority are found safe and well, 1% of missing persons cases are still unsolved 12 months later. Interest in their cases is almost non existent, and Missing People UK and Locate International have struggled for years to get meaningful and active engagement for this cases, and to demonstrate they’re doing all they can for the families and loved ones desperate for answers.

This is the podcast series all about those 1% – the long-term missing who have never been traced.

Each episode tells the story of a missing person.

Each episode gives a voice to a family member or loved one affected.

"Look at previous shortlists and winners and if you’re confident your work is up there with the best then go for it. As a judge, I’m looking for something stand-out that surprises me. I believe writing your own entry submission is better as it comes straight from the heart and mind."

Tan Parmar, Senior art director