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Purpose Driven Marketing

Brand Purpose/Activism

Campaigns that use the brands’ platform to promote a cause or social issue including sustainability, to benefit society and give back for the greater good. This can include social, political, corporate sustainability, economic and/or environmental campaigns for brands, products, services, or initiatives addressing a new program or expanding on an existing program. Example: campaigns focused on giving back to society and promoting social responsibility through a brand's influence and reach.

Social Impact Marketing

We believe that marketing can change the world. This award is a recognition to modern-day marketing that drives forward socially responsible marketing that creates significant social change and/or deliver against a public service while demonstrating real impact and creativity & translates into a compelling call-to action to effect positive social change. Includes lobbying, fundraising, expanding, informing or positively changing attitudes and behaviours.

Diversity & Inclusion

Campaigns or marketing programs raising the audience’s appreciation by providing the means and opportunities to reduce inequality based on age, sex, sexuality, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic (e.g., contractual workers, people with disabilities, small farmers, etc.) and consciousness for the sublime - (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, history, etc.) - in order to uplift the lives of people and society at large. Describe creative work or strategy specifically directed to these communities and any relevant cultural differences.

Marketing Impact

Brand Experience

Communicating your brand and positioning it in the market is core to business success. Campaigns that showcase excellent marketing strategies bridging the gap between the brand and the consumer, brand growth, development, and enrichment. Includes establishing brand recognition, meaningful relationships, memorable engaging experiences, and unique connections, either in single or multimedia platforms that created a 360-customer experience. Additionally, campaigns may incorporate new-age technological solutions to achieve desired business results and make a significant impact on the business.

Instant Impact/Promotion

Best and most effective use of a promotion, either standalone or part of an integrated multi-media – new technologies campaign ranging from contests and coupons to special offers, sweepstakes, and POS/Merchandising. The entry might be a prize draw, a competition, a demo, a coupon, a rebate, a giveaway, a reward scheme, or an instant win campaign to support the sales and business impact of marketing, a product or service directed at either the customer, sales staff, or distribution channel members.

Customer Life Cycle Marketing

Lead Generation /CRM Campaigns that have a significant impact on the business by strategically applying marketing technology, including third-party platforms such as CRM, CMS, and payment systems. Entries should demonstrate how the use of these platforms generated prospects and leads, resulting in increased sales, conversions, purchase intent, or loyalty and retention, while delivering measurable ROI results and business impact. Successful campaigns should showcase the potential of these platforms to deliver tangible results, and how they were used to provide the best possible experience for customers while driving brand growth and success.

Product and/or Service Launch

Campaign showcasing an effective customer focused product or service launch. Work that launched, or re-launched, a product or service highlighting the impact your launch had on consumer perception, increase in sales etc. achieved growth and measurable success. Innovation/creativity, clear strategic thinking, effectiveness, and tangible results are key points to be shared.

Real Time Marketing

Campaigns showcasing the most successful and engaging creative and media execution based on realtime information and platforms delivering on the brand's objectives. Campaigns that include new age technology solutions in an immediate and meaningful way delivered for achieving desired business results and business impact. Use of GPS, geolocation and/or proximity technologies. Brands and tech providers giving their consumers an engaging, personalised and targeted brand experience using proximity technology or location-based data or contextual targeting. Campaign must include specifics on business impact against marketing goals.

Impact Media

Omnichannel Marketing

Campaigns utilising digital as the core strategy, that demonstrates strategic and tactical thinking in the use of multiple media touchpoints (TV, print, radio, outdoor, PR, direct marketing, etc.) to deliver a compelling, business impact while delivering key messages. The media strategy should highlight how the channels came together to deliver outstanding results.

Cross Digital Media Marketing

Truly digital campaigns are now the main stay of many marketing and advertising strategies and are driving most of the spends integrating a minimum of 3 applications or mediums that enhances a brand experience. Showcase the various digital platforms and devices used to develop and amplify meaningful consumer engagement and business impact. This may include but is not limited to desktop, mobile, wearable technology, outdoor installations, (digital) billboards, retail experiences etc. Submissions for this category should hit the above marks and be strategically customized for each experience while delivering ROI.

Social Media Marketing

This category aims to recognize outstanding marketing and advertising campaigns that utilize one or multiple social platforms to reach a targeted audience, impact business objectives, and enhance relationships with brands, communities, or consumers. Successful strategies that have effectively communicated with target audiences through social messaging apps and text messaging (SMS/MMS, RCS) to drive sales, engagement, leads, or even foot traffic will be highly considered. The submission should demonstrate how client objectives were met and a significant return on investment (ROI) was achieved through the strategies.

Creator/ Influencer / Celebrity Marketing

Campaigns showcasing the best use of social platform/influencers highlighting new community sales models & advertising strategies, creatives capturing consumer attention, interaction and engagement that encourage transactions. Content related to a brand created by consumers, the creator economy - showcase how your brand has used a creator to create special content for your campaign with mostly seamless experience, and shared through social media to increase brand engagement, sales, create buzz about a product or service. Share quantifiable results demonstrating how the influencers used in the campaign successfully drove brand experience/ purpose, traffic, resulting in business impact and ROI.

Gaming, Gamification & E-Sports

Campaigns showcasing interactive storytelling as a main stay of the campaign and mainstream gaming apps, gamification applications, in campaign/app gaming or e-sports activities that are either a part of a broader marketing strategy or a stand-alone brand experience. Be specific in describing how the brand is positioned in the gaming environment and the desired results for the business derived from the campaign.

Experience Technology

Data Insights /Contextual Marketing

Use of customer data, analytics, and technology, that play an integral role in the development and execution of a meaningful relationship with a specific audience. Show the most successful and engaging media and creative execution based on real-time information and/or data insights and platform to shape the marketing strategies delivering on the brand's objectives rooted in data-driven customer insight contributing significantly to the business impact including ROI demonstrating elements, such as segmentation or real time targeting, to improve the end user's experience.


A campaign that demonstrates how the use of a programmatic/RTB platform improved targeting and increased the efficiency and effectiveness in buying, selling, and creating a digital/mobile advertising solution. Entries can include campaigns using creative applications of mobile-based intelligent technology. Includes AI, chat-bots, facial recognition, etc. delivering business results maximising the use of automated media solutions to create memorable campaigns.

Audio / Voice / Sonic Branding

Campaigns that used voice recognition technology, audio identities, or other audio advertising to create consumer demand and engagement, enhance the consumer experience, or reinforce brand identity. Includes audio logos, audio branding, voice assistant devices, such as Alexa, Google Home, and audio platforms like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, etc., or activation leveraging a space or using a more permanent spatial feature. Campaigns and/or individual measures that demonstrate a special effort and/or excellent interpretation of existing data. This includes excellently developed and implemented insights as well as exceptionally executed segmentations, the acquisition and/or enrichment of data and specific knowledge about the addressees, the granting of permissions, etc.

Experimental / Innovation Technology

Campaigns that enhance a branded experience by using experimental and innovative technology or applications including the use of Web 3.0 to create immersive large-scale or small-scale digital experiences and events in a way that impresses consumers and drives deeper engagement for fans, ultimately delivering an unforgettable digital or physical experience. Seeking campaigns that showcase creative use of media, highlighting innovative ways of using new or existing technology or applications that are genuinely groundbreaking or innovative to engage with consumers and drive engagement. Examples could include art exhibitions, fairs, trade shows, and signage. Submissions should also include quantifiable business results.

Spatial / AR / VR/ NFT/ Metaverse Tech

Moving to Web 3.0 means more privacy and less ability to reach customers the way we do now. Campaigns that are building communities and experiences for customers (including meta verse) and finding advertising opportunities including partnerships and collaborations with creators to leverage their audience and bring innovation, impact and communication power to the brand thru use of new technology to enhance the visual experience of a brand, product, service, or message including, but not limited to AI, AR, VR, robotics, gadgets and electronics, wearable and interactive technology etc. Can be a stand-alone experience, or an extended reality which combines all new Web3.0 technologies.

E-commerce marketing

Integrated Ecommerce Innovation

Campaigns showcasing best use of 360 E-commerce highlighting marketing & advertising strategies, creatives, and online experiences & activations on an ecommerce platform to carry out innovative marketing/sales methods to achieve marketing purposes and business results. Please share quantifiable results demonstrating how the campaign and any influencers or celebrities used, successfully drove brand experience/ purpose, traffic, resulting in business impact and ROI.

O2O / New Retail / Innovative & New Tech Sales Channels

The award celebrates the best use of new technologies in O2O marketing, where online and offline channels and data are integrated and innovated to provide users with better participation and buying experience. The campaign should demonstrate how it used media creatively and strategically to connect with consumers and achieve the desired results / business impact. The campaign should also highlight how it used influencers or celebrities to drive brand experience / purpose, traffic, and transactions. The campaign should share quantifiable results that show the effectiveness and ROI of the O2O marketing strategy. Highlight marketing & advertising strategies, creatives capturing consumers attention, targeted and engaged audience(s), and encouraged transactions.

Live (Streaming) E-commerce

Campaign showcasing best use of content through live streaming highlighting marketing & advertising strategies, creatives capturing consumers attention, interaction and engagement that encourage transactions. Please share quantifiable results demonstrating how the influencers or celebrities used in the campaign successfully drove brand experience/ purpose, traffic, resulting in business impact and ROI.


Customer (CX) / User Experience (UX) & Design

Award that focuses on a campaign/brand that provides a truly outstanding customer experience and/or user experience on a platform, or integrated platforms/omni-channel showcasing design practice focused on the emotional and behavioural response to a digital product or service with relevant, seamless, and consistent user experience at every point of interaction, with particular focus on the overall support, structure and usability achieving best B2C or B2B results.


Campaigns that perfect the consumer journey and create personalised marketing reflecting best use of data, analytics, AI, and automation in creating personalised content at scale for brands and campaigns to affect more business outcomes and enhanced ROI.

Short or Long Form Video

Campaigns demonstrating how video advertising was used to create consumer demand and engagement or provide an immersive experience for the viewer. The creative use of digital footage or online video to create or enhance a brand experience or activation. Including, but not limited to, mobilebased VR and 360° video experiences, shoppable video, personalized video, etc. driving effective business results and engagement.

Industry Awards

Best in Show

The Best in Show award will be selected based on the winners of each of the award categories. Key: The winner is based on an outcome of tabulation of points for the wins across the categories and decided by MMA.

Marketer of the Year

The award will be selected based on the winners of each of the award categories. Key: The winner is based on an outcome of tabulation of points for the wins across the categories and decided by MMA.

Brand of the Year

The Brand of the Year award will be selected based on the winners of each of the award categories. Key: The winner is based on an outcome of tabulation of points for the wins and /or awards won across the categories and decided by MMA.