Congratulations to the agencies and brands in the running for this year’s BIMA Awards, in association with Six Degrees Group. The list was announced this afternoon, after weeks of work by our fantastic judging panel of industry experts.
Reflecting the growing need for brands to engage with their customers through social channels, this year’s judging panel saw a significant increase in agencies entering their social media initiatives, with submissions to the Social Media category up by 44%. In addition, entries to the Community Building category were up 27% year-on-year.
OgilvyOne leads the list of contenders, with sixteen entries in the running. Its campaign for Kern & Sohn, The Gnome Experiment, is up for five awards.
Other companies with multiple entries on the list include digital agencies AKQA, We Are Social, Jam, Zone, DigitasLBi, Profero and Lean Mean Fighting Machine, ad agency M&C Saatchi and digital production company Grand Visual.
This year also saw BIMA introduce a number of new awards categories in recognition of the ever-evolving dynamics of the industry. New categories for 2013 include Content Marketing, Tablet and User Experience.
All contenders, in categories ranging from Business to Business to Content Marketing to Multi-Platform can be viewed at http://bimaawards.com/2013-contenders
The final round of judging will take place on Wednesday 11th September, on the eve of the awards themselves, at the Brick Lane offices of global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi.
The winners will be announced at an industry-wide party at the stunning central London venue One Mayfair on the evening of Thursday 12th September. Grab your tickets today to be there on the night, celebrating the best of British digital!
The BIMA Awards are supported by headline sponsors Six Degrees Group, as well as Digital Gurus, Pulsant, Millennial Media, Rainmaker, Weapon7, Futureheads and TDA Digital.
Media partners include The Guardian, Contagious magazine, C21, Chinwag, The Drum, 12ahead, Figaro Digital, Digital Doughnut and Mixing Digital. Production and music partners are Amoveo and Audio Network.