Congratulations to all of our shortlisted entrants and to our winners!

These awards celebrate a thriving, vibrant space that covers the entire marketing communications mix: advertising, digital, social media, sponsorships, brand partnerships, influencer engagement, data & analytics, CRM, events and experiential, CSR, retailer marketing, PR and much, much more. It’s time to champion the marketing talent that powers the multi-billion pound automotive industry in the UK. 

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!

Jaywing, Shortlisted - 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 Railway, Shortlisted - Best Use of Data 

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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

A note from the editor, Mark Tisshaw, Autocar


The creativity and innovation from the marketing and communications professionals in the automotive industry dazzles us on a daily basis. Yet their work and achievements have never had a platform to be recognised - until now. 

These awards will give that work the chance to shine, and we can't wait to celebrate the industry's success. 

Key Dates

Virtual Awards Ceremony: 16th March 2022

Chair of Judges

Gabi Whitfield

Director, Gabi Whitfield Ltd

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.

Co-chair of Judges

Andy Francis

Joint Managing Director, Performance Communications

Andy is the co-founder of automotive, sport & technology communications specialist, Performance Communications and director of sports digital marketing agency, Frisson Creative. With over 25 years experience in the automotive industry, he has helped guide businesses across the sector from dealer groups to OEMs, from tyre brands to insurers and autonomous software leaders.  Today he leads 55 professionals based in offices in Kingston-Upon-Thames and Dubai.

Judges