Winners 2021

Best Audience Engagement Model

The winner of this category will be the event that can demonstrate how it has gone above and beyond to deliver the best in event engagement and networking for its attendees. How the tech platform was used to deliver this and the diversity of engagement options will be key. Audience feedback should be high on your entry agenda.

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Winner

ACT's Not The Annual Dinner by Association of Corporate Treasurers

Descrpition

"Some really novel and very difficiult to manage techniques here including live catering with virtual networking and continuously moving people around the event in small groups."

Best Digital Awards Event

Recognising an awards ceremony that has taken place online in 2020. The winner will be the entry that can best demonstrate how they delivered an online awards seamlessly with a high level of engagement and to the satisfaction of sponsors and participants. Growth of the event in revenue and audience size, online networking and production of values of the ceremony will be key.

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Winner

Emerging Payments Awards by 73 Media

Descrpition

"Excellent dwell time and engagement with lots of WOW and some impressive profit results, the numbers stack up across the board "

Highly Commended

EGR Operator Virtual Awards by Pageant Media

Best Digital Conference – production budget less than £5000

This category will recognise the small budget conference that has displayed excellence across a number of areas. These include variety and depth of content, array of speakers, in event engagement with attendees, sponsor deliverables and satisfaction as well as attendee feedback. Revenue streams should be noted where applicable

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Winner

CPC 2020 Live! By CloserStill Media

Best Digital Conference – production budget over £5000

This category will recognise the large budget conference that has displayed excellence across a number of areas. These include variety and depth of content, array of speakers, in event engagement with attendees, sponsor deliverables and satisfaction as well as attendee feedback. Revenue streams should be noted where applicable

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Winner

Digital Transformation World Series by TM Forum

Description

"An ambitious project, run over a 6 week period, resulting in increased seniority and attendance from core industry niches. High quality production values drove new business in addition to converting existing into digital high quality production - this is a really solid and high end production"

Highly Commended

Redken Symposium, The Virtual Connection by Wolf and White

Best Digital Equality Event or Series

For any event that has embraced equality in whatever format, either in tis presentation or content or the aims of the event or series to champion equality. The profile and results of the events will be key

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Winner

#YouTubeBlack Black History Month (And Beyond) by YouTube

Description

"An inclusive programme which took its lead from its target audience and produced a great variety of highly successful touchpoints. Demonstrated success with impressive numbers and reach. I particularly liked the fact it has inspired a continued embedding of content and activity for the black creative community and reached out beyond to all creators making an integrated offering. Embraced digital to the full and created unique experiences and content over a longer time frame than normal. An excellent entry."

Best Digital Event Marketing Campaign

This category is to recognise the marketing campaign that has delivered the best results. Attendance against registration will be key as will the diverse number of channels used, reach, creativity and messaging of the campaign.

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Winner

Top Drawer On Demand by Clarion Events

Description

"The campaign shows forethought e.g. seasonal activity as well as creativity which resulted in excellent metrics. Well done - a case study in excellent practice for the exhibitions industry and enabling community building around an event - it was data driven, underpinned by research but highly creative. "

Highly Commended

Guidelines Live 2020 by MGP Ltd

Best Digital Event Production Company

The winner of this category will be the production team or company that has developed the most outstanding service for digital events. This will include in-house studios, streaming, technology and the ability to advise organisers on content and style of event. Participant and organiser feedback will ensure a winning entry.

Winner

GDS Group

Description

"GDS was clearly set out demostrating a broad range of services they have delivered and clear metrics to support the results They have taken an Innovative approach to the challenge and developed a clear offering developed thats compelling and engaging. The importance of creative style, content and audience relevance was as important as technology and this made it the strongest submission. "

Highly Commended

73 Media

Best Digital Event Revenue Model

Judges will be looking at the event that can demonstrate an array of different revenue streams from sponsors and attendees, how each element was delivered to provide satisfaction and results and the ROI for the groups involved, both on the sponsor and attendee side.

Winner

Diabetes Professional Care by CloserStill Media

Description

"By focusing on sponsor value through a programme of sponsor delivered content, not only did Diabetes Professional Care almost double its revenue target, it also secured the future of the event with a digital revenue model that delivered both ROI and engagement for those stakeholders who now see the potential for future years, whether online, in-person or a hybrid version."

Best Digital Exhibition

This category will reward the organiser who has delivered an outstanding digital trade or consumer show. Judges will be looking for the exhibition that has delivered excellent numbers in exhibitor and audience size, in event engagement and, most importantly, results for exhibitors and sponsors. In event features will also be highly considered as will revenue performance

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Winner

ConneXion by The Virtual Event Company

Description

"Impressive stats for this event but importantly the brand visibility for exhibitors in this 3D exhibition creation. Using Avatars for networking interaction with other like minded delegates and exhibitors was a great tool. Good to see tiered booth offerings driving impressive financial ratios."

Highly Commended

Zukunft Personal Europe Virtual by CloserStill Media

Best Digital Festival

Judges will be looking for the most outstanding  festival that has taken place online. Key criteria will include the line up and diversity, revenue model, audience figures and engagement as well as feedback from all participants.

Winner

Lost Horizon Festival by Lost Horizon

Description

"Impressive transition of a live experience into the digital world and one that seems set to stay for the long term. A high profile and bold VR launch. 4.36 million people - 35X the physical event with a "Pay what you want" eticket and great lineup. "

Best Digital Fundraising Event

For event organisers who have set out to raise funds for charity through a digital event. Judges will be looking for all creative angles, what the initiatives and challenges were to take part, size of audience and scale of funds raised as well as how the event was broadcast and received.

Winner

BGC Virtual Charity Day 2020 by Brandfuel

Description

"A really nice pivot from a physical to digital event. Retaining the interest and commitment of A list celebrities and running the event so seamlessly was a credit to the client. The money raised and the praise given in the supporting video material goes to show what a fantastic entry this is. Well done Brandfuel. "

Highly Commended

Specsavers Scottish Music Awards 2020 by Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Best Digital Internal Communications Event

This is for the online event that can best demonstrate its success in delivering its story throughout its organisation and representing its members to the fullest. Scale of the event and audience participation as well as effectiveness of delivery and feedback will be considered highly

Winner

Product Launch Summit by Roche and The Creative Engagement Group

Description

"This event had a clear sense of direction and a strong story, they knew what they were trying to achieve and they were successful in delivering this. Linking the event to the product and bringing a theme of 'energy' into the event was clever and it paid off. The event was designed with the attendee in mind as they had a say in the content that was delivered. It is a smaller event than the others however it reached its goals and connected 66% more participants than they would have done at the live show. The feedback from the attendees was very positive and the tribes idea worked out well (1.5mill steps!!). "

Best Digital Participation Event

This category is for the event that has best allowed audience participation in whatever format. This includes sport, music and all types of performance. Judges will want to see the levels and types of participation as well as the aims of the event and measurement against this.

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Winner

[LIVE] SIG 2020 by Esri France and Eventmaker

Description

"Great example of extending event agenda for global audiences, a wide mix of media types and engaging content and packaged in a consumable entertainment format - the interactive TV show"

Best Digital Product Launch

Recognising a product launch that has taken place online and delivered phenomenal results. Audience size will be important as well as in event engagement and measured ROI from the launch.

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Winner

Life Unstoppable by Samsung and Smyle

Description

"I really like the concept of this event and creative inclusions including the slam poetry, gamification and delivered boxes to really level up the virtual experience and take it offline too. Considering the brand and event is about innovation they certainly had many innovative and exciting concepts. The use of influencers and thought leaders is also really impressive! "

Best Digital Training Series

For companies who have run a series of digital training courses for a specific audience or sector. The winner will be the company who can demonstrate the strength of content and education over a number of sessions as well as audience engagement, repeat attendees and feedback. Paid for courses will need to demonstrate their financial success. Revenue streams where applicable should be included.

Winner

Lockdown Webinars by The Square Metre Group

Description

"Incredible numbers and the breadth of the reach - managing to engage with attendees on a truly international scale - really does speak to the power of digital events. I especially liked the way these webinars tried to help people grow their networks; I'm sure this was a great benefit to attendees and as event organisers trying to replicate live experiences, it's encouraging to see what's possible in the digital environment. "

Best Live Streaming Experience

For organisers of events that are usually attended and viewed in person, this category will recognise those that have used technology to continue to stream an event live to their audience. Judges will be looking at technology and platform used, how the stream was marketed as well as audience size and response

Winner

New York Evening Auction by Sotheby's and Anna Valley

Description

"Amazing viewership statistics and good technical collaboration. Great use of audio and comms with a very nice case study video - this entry was innovative, awesome and cool! I suspect that this will completely disrupt the existing Sotheby's business model"

Best Sponsorship Delivery and Fulfilment Model

Judges will be looking for the event that has delivered outstanding return to its sponsors. Feedback from the sponsors will be key along with performance against targets laid out for the sponsors including data capture and lead generation

Winner

Finance in Sport Conference by Premier Sports Network

Description

"Great initiative and gutsy re-modelling of event concept to pivot online as intimate roundtable sessions, offering more value in terms of meaningful networking to service providers. I love the scientific approach to evaluating the opportunity in the live setting compared to the virtual environment, showing a great understanding of what your sponsors value and attempting to deliver more to them online. Impressive post event follow up, going above and beyond to make personal introductions. "

Best Stand Alone Webinar

Recognising a stand alone webinar that has surpassed all expectations in content and engagement delivery and audience numbers. Interactivity and feedback from attendees will be considered highly as will revenue streams if applicable.

Winner

Ahead Global - by Sleeper Media and Silverstream TV/H2

Description

"A pioneering, impressive, innovative result, producing a sustainable format beyond the pandemic. I love the complete re-invention - inviting viewers in to the 'behind-the scenes' of the judging process, in true broadcast spirit. This clever result was no doubt down to a collaborative mesh of highly skilled but also technically astute team members working tirelessly behind the scenes to create something original and engaging. A great example of what is possible when you decide that the show must go on. Very well done."

Best Technology Platform

This category is for the tech provider that has developed the best platform to deliver digital events. Judges will be looking for ease of use, different functionalities, how the tech has been developed with sponsors and networking in mind and feedback from users.

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Winner

Swapcard

Description

"Clear contender as one of the best, strong investment and a platform well supported by event organisers with an easy to understand platform. They adapted well at the start of the crisis to make the platform better. The existing functionality is impressive as is their roadmap."

Highly Commended

ExpoPlatform

Best Venue offering Digital Event Facilities

In this category we are looking for the venue that has created the most impressive facilities for hybrid event purposes. Investment in studio and stage as well as tech will be important as will case study demonstration of effectiveness

Winner

Pixl in Partnership with John Henry's

Description

"A bang up to date full multi platform option giving clients everything and more they need. The way they adapted and the overall offering is in a different league."

Best Webinar Series

This category will recognise the team behind a webinar series that has consistently delivered outstanding results. Judges will be looking at the diversity of content, range of topics and speakers as well as audience numbers for registration and attendance. The series that can demonstrate a high engagement with returning attendees will be highly considered. Revenue streams where applicable should be included.

Winner

Diabetes Professional Care by CloserStill Media

Description

"Unbelievable number of questions asked! Clearly a highly engaged group of attendees. I especially like that sponsors were not able to influence the content making sure it remained relevant and educational rather than sales pitches. Great use of social platforms to carry on engagement and broaden reach. They developed a whole new audience through the services hence the engagement was the excellent."

Highly Commended

UK Digital Event 2020 Webinar Series by Project Management Institute