2023 International Content Marketing Awards

There are now just five weeks left until the 2023 entry deadline!

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We’re now just 5 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].

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)

🏆 Call for Judges

Our award process has two judging rounds. The first round is where multiple individuals anonymously score a category to create a shortlist. The shortlist is then revealed for the second round, which includes 60+ industry experts and judges from previous years who meet to debate the shortlist and select our gold, silver, and bronze winners.

Would you like to get involved judging this year’s awards? Please get in touch if you’d like to add your name, or would like to nominate a friend/colleague.

We invite judges from right across the content marketing community, and whether you’re entering the awards or not. We make sure that judges which are also entering the awards are kept away from any of their own categories.

Here's what we need:
- Name and email address
- Short reason why you'd like to judge this year’s awards

*Thanks for considering! As a quick note - last year, judges spent around four hours per category on average, which can be split at a time that suits you over a fortnight of the judging process.

🏆 Download the 2023 International Content Marketing Award Pack

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 David Bexelius, CMA’s Content Person of the Year, 2022

The Content Person of the Year award at the International Content Marketing Awards is to recognise those working in a content marketing function, whether agency or client side, who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to content marketing.

The award is judged on the person’s content skills, their application of innovation in their roles and their ability to grow and maintain excellent business relationships. It’s one of our more recent categories introduced to celebrate the great people in our industry.

We caught up with the 2022 Content Person of the Year, David Bexelius, on his career to date, what it means to win the award and more.

🏆 Award Case Study: The Building Tomorrow Project

Agency: OTW and Two Rivers
Client: Volvo Construction
Award: Best Automotive

Volvo Construction Equipment’s brand tagline is Building Tomorrow. For years, the company has communicated the tagline through some of the most innovative infrastructure projects worldwide. Now, Volvo Construction Equipment wanted to take their communication to the next level.

According to a recent survey by Edelman, 64% of consumers are now belief-driven buyers who want brands to deliver on social issues as well as products. Therefore, it is critical for brands to live up to their beliefs in order to grow and attract talent.

Having good products and services is simply not enough. Making the world a better place makes Volvo Construction Equipment a better company. The challenge moving forward was to develop a program to help Volvo CE activate its brand purpose around social sustainability to drive societal development.

The awards are so important for the content industry and to be part of showcasing the incredible ideas, creativity and talent of the content marketing world is a dream gig. Each of the entries astounded me in how they tackled the problem they were set, and the innovative activations and solutions they came up with. It was a joy to see so much work being done.

Ross Clarke, Cardiff University