Celebrate your marketing and communications talent


These awards celebrate a thriving, vibrant space that covers the entire marketing communications mix. Do you work in advertising, digital, social media, sponsorships, brand partnerships, influencer engagement, data & analytics, CRM, events and experiential, CSR, retailer marketing or PR? 

Then these awards are for you.

These prestigious accolades champion the marketing talent that powers the multi-billion pound automotive industry in the UK. 

Key Information

Dates

Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 22 September

Standard Deadline: Thursday 10 November

Awards Ceremony: March 2023

Entry Pricing

Early Bird Entry Fee: £350 +VAT per entry

Standard Entry Fee: £425 +VAT per entry

A note from the editor, Mark Tisshaw, Autocar


We were delighted with the response to our inaugural awards in celebrating the creativity and innovation from the marketing and communications professionals in the automotive industry.

These awards give your incredible work the platform to be recognised, and we can't wait to see what this year's entries bring.

Categories

Best online/ecommerce experience

Entrants here can include new or updated websites or apps, new digital services, or marketing innovations that provide seamless journeys for an ever-increasing number of online consumers.

Best use of data

This award will recognise a campaign or activity that has captured and interrogated data before using it to solve a problem, create a new product or service, or form the backbone of a marketing activity.

Best PR campaign

This award will go to a campaign that’s the epitome of creativity, generating media coverage, social engagement and audience action. Enter no matter what the size, budget or topic.

Best use of social media

If your single activity, campaign or use of influencers across one or multiple social media channels engaged its target audience and generated measurable results against a business objective, then this category is for you.

Best branded content

Branded content is all around us, but it needs to cut through and do more than just look good. Entrants here can be either a standalone piece of content or a content series that brings a wider campaign or media strategy to life.

Product or service launch of the year

This award recognises this year’s outstanding new product or service and the results it achieved from any part of the automotive world.

Societal campaign of the year

Our industry is shaped by the wider society and communities it operates within. This award recognises the business or campaign that has driven change internally and externally with a great CSR or D&I campaign.

Event of the year

This category is open to consumer experiences and media launches and experiences that created events to remember however they were delivered, be it digital or physical.

Small budget campaign of the year

Entrants here will have delivered such a campaign making use of online, offline, internal or external communications tactics, with a budget of £15,000 or less.

Best media agency

This prestigious category focuses on outcomes rather than outputs and is open to teams of any size who can prove their campaigns have really shifted the dial.

Team of the year

Whether you’re a communications or a creative team, or anything in between, if you can demonstrate consistently going the extra mile to deliver effective results for your business, brand or clients, then we want to hear from you.

Why enter?



Showcase

Winning will get your work recognised throughout the industry. Clients want to work with organisations known for great creativity and collaboration.


Demonstrate Leadership 

Winning will show your brand or client is a leader in its field, driving forward its business and the industry.


Attract New Talent 

Winning this award will help you attract industry leading talent wanting to join your team.


Your Work in the Spotlight

No matter what sector your work is from, this is your chance to shout about the great work you've done leading the way in building your brands, driving business success and creating positive change.


Chair Judge


Award-winning communications specialist with a career that spans more than 20 years in the automotive industry. Roles have included Global PR Director for Jaguar Land Rover and senior PR leadership positions at both Nissan and Mitsubishi. Gabi is now an independent consultant, splitting her time between advising select companies, running Silence UK as part of its executive board, and supporting various programmes at Warwick Business School.

From our previous entrants

To be shortlisted is just one of many recent highlights and is an excellent achievement in itself. We are thrilled to be involved in the awards and to be alongside other innovative campaigns is a huge compliment to all involved. We can’t wait for the ceremony!

JaywingShortlisted - Social Media Campaign of the Year

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We are delighted to be shortlisted for the LNER International Women’s Day 2021 campaign, particularly given that the calibre of the other finalists who have been shortlisted is so high. 

London North Eastern RailwayShortlisted - Best Use of Data 

Since the launch of the brand, INEOS Automotive has been dedicated to communicating in a transparent and authentic way, so we are delighted that this has been recognised in the Branded Content of the Year category. 

INEOS Automotive, Shortlisted - Branded Content of the Year

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Being shortlisted for this award is a great achievement, validating all the hard work and team effort that went into developing the multi-touchpoint launch and learning programme for Renault UK.

Ignition, Shortlisted - Event of the Year