2023 International Content Marketing Awards

Just 12 weeks to go!

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We’re now 12 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 we’ll 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’s the trailer from our previous award ceremony, see if you can spot your work…

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 Tan Parmar, CMA’s Designer of the Year, 2020

One of the most coveted awards at the International Content Marketing Awards is the Designer of the Year category, where outstanding designers are recognised for their breadth and depth of creativity, imagination, innovation, technical skills and their ability to translate brand values into visual content.

We recently caught up with the 2020 Designer of the Year, Tan Parmar, on his award-winning work and what it means to win at the International Content Marketing Awards

Award Case Study: Helpline for (slightly) frustrated digital heads

Agency: Hyper
Client: Colombus
Award: Best Inter-company Engagement, 2022

Columbus is one of Norway’s least known large IT consulting companies. They define themselves as an uncorporate corporation and less rigid than its competitors. In the autumn of 2021 Columbus was experiencing strong growth and needed more qualified digital heads to manage the growing numbers of large clients and even larger, complex projects. The challenge was just that the best people were being recruited to the more renowned companies. So, Columbus turned to us to help them recruit, while also strengthening their brand in the industry.

Interviews we did with the target group across companies in the industry showed that the working day of IT and tech consultants is full of tasks that steal focus from the job itself, e.g. reporting, estimation and other status meetings. This doesn’t only affect the immediate mood, but over time also wears down work effort and general well-being, and triggers frustration and stress.

It feels less like judging and more like celebrating. A real honour to celebrate the work of such a creatively diverse industry, and each time I get the opportunity I'm truly inspired by the storytelling shown in all categories. The CMA team make sure the process is democratic, enjoyable and bring judges from a range of professions to each category.

Adam Millbank, Founder, JonesMillbank