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2014 IPA Effectiveness Awards deadline approaching

Demonstrate your campaign truly worked by entering the 2014 IPA Effectiveness Awards. The deadline of 30th April 2014 is fast approaching.


The Awards are widely considered to be the most rigorous effectiveness competition in the world with entrants having to prove beyond reasonable doubt that their marketing communications campaign paid back.

Further information on how to enter, top tips for writing a paper, and a free judge’s essay can be found at the IPA effectiveness hub, a treasure trove of industry learning and insights, where all the past effectiveness awards papers and case studies are collated and where the IPA posts its thought leadership on effective marketing strategies.

Special prizes
The 2014 competition also has three new special prizes: Best Multi-market, Effectiveness Network of the Year and Small Budget. The Small Budget prize will be awarded for the best winning entry with a total annual marketing communications budget of up to £2.5 million.

The full list of prizes, which are awarded in addition to gold, silver and bronze awards are:

  • Grand Prix
  • Best Dedication to Effectiveness (The Broadbent Prize)
  • Best International
  • Best Multi-Market
  • Best New Learning (The Channon Prize)
  • Best Small Budget
  • Effectiveness Company of the Year
  • Effectiveness Network of the Year

Says Lorna Hawtin, Disruption Director, TBWA Manchester and 2014 Convenor of Judges, IPA Effectiveness Awards, “The introduction of new special prizes shows just how far the Awards have come, especially the Effectiveness Network of the Year prize which we believe to be an important signal of the global scale of the award. We also hope that these new criteria will further highlight the fact that effective communication doesn't necessarily require a big spend or large research budget.”

Says Lindsey Clay, Managing Director, Thinkbox, the overall Awards’ sponsor: “Thinkbox is proud to be associated with the IPA Effectiveness Awards for another year. We share the IPA’s dedication to proving and celebrating the very best in advertising effectiveness.”

Entries can be from an agency, client or media owner; joint; or fully collaborative across a number of companies. For more than three decades, the IPA Effectiveness Awards have been building authors' reputations and developing new industry learning the hard way.

The 2014 Awards are sponsored by Thinkbox - overall sponsor; Warc, the official publisher of IPA case histories: Ipsos ASI; Newsworks; and The Oval Group.

The IPA also runs the Eff Test, a qualification designed to help planners identify and evaluate the planning and effectiveness measurement techniques that are central to understanding how agencies can create effective campaigns for their clients.

Last updated 22/04/2014

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