The Golden Ratio

The Awards

The BrandSmart Awards were inspired by the Golden Ratio and were created to celebrate the powerful relationship between beauty and measurement – the marriage of creativity and results.

Often found in nature, art and architecture, the Golden Ratio epitomizes the beauty of the integration of art and science – and recognizes those whose efforts exemplify this practice.

The BrandSmart Awards were designed to honor the very best examples of brand marketing. Brand and agency marketers are encouraged to enter their best campaigns demonstrating brand innovation, customer engagement and advocacy, and overall integrated marketing excellence. A single campaign may be submitted into multiple categories.

Awards will be presented at the luncheon of the BrandSmart 2020 conference on April 22.

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Complete requirements

Read our entry guidelines to learn about the 2020 BrandSmart Awards categories, eligibility requirements, submission guidelines, judging, and related logistics. Submit your best brand marketing campaigns from 2019 online at BrandSmartAwards.org before March 10, 2020.

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Award Categories

BRAND INTRODUCTION AWARD

Recognizing the best marketing campaign to introduce a new product or service.

BRAND MOMENTUM AWARD

Recognizing the best marketing campaign for an existing product or service.

BRAND ENGAGEMENT AWARD

Recognizing the best customer engagement campaign.

INTEGRATED MARKETING AWARD

Recognizing the best integration of offline and online brand marketing to achieve a business outcome.

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Award Categories

BRAND ADVOCACY AWARD

Recognizing the best brand advocacy marketing campaign to achieve a business outcome.

CAUSE MARKETING AWARD

Recognizing the best marketing campaign to support and promote a cause or a proactive community service.

INFLUENCER MARKETING AWARD

Recognizing the most effective, creative use of an influencer marketing campaign to achieve a business outcome.

BRAND INNOVATION AWARD

Recognizing the best implementation of technology and/or research in a marketing campaign.

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Submissions

Overview

Submissions opened on January 1, 2020. Please fill out the online form completely. Supporting documentation, such as images or videos, are mandatory and help strengthen your submission.

Please review the 2020 BrandSmart Awards Terms & Conditions in the appendix of these Entry Guidelines to create a comprehensive submission package.

Awards will be presented at the luncheon of the BrandSmart conference on April 22, 2020.

Deadlines

Early Bird – January 31, 2020 – $400 US

On-Time – February 29, 2020 – $500 US

Extended – March 10, 2020 – $600 US

Awards Judges

The BrandSmart Awards judges panel features CMOs and marketing experts from around the globe. View the growing list.

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Download the entry packet, including more details on the award categories, eligibility, judging guidelines and complete terms and conditions.

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A few previous winners

BrandSmart 2020

The BrandSmart Awards is the premier industry recognition of brand marketing. This celebration is presented by American Marketing Association Chicago (AMA Chicago), recognizing the brand marketing industry’s most inspiring work.

The awards ceremony will be held during the luncheon of AMA Chicago’s BrandSmart 2020 conference.

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