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Dadi Awards: Shortlists revealed for top agency and individual honours

Today The Drum can reveal the outstanding digital agencies and individuals who have been nominated for special accolades at this year's Dadi Awards.

We asked the industry to tell us who deserved to be crowned 2012's Individual of the Year, Digital Agency of the Year and Digital Media Agency of the Year and you responded in your droves.

After receiving hundreds of nominations, we put all the suggestions to our judging panel who helped us to curate the shortlist and decide on the winners in each category.

Those winners will be revealed at the Dadi Awards (#dadiawards) ceremony at the Emirates Stadium on 8 November.

For now, here are the nominees in each category:

Individual of the year shortlist

Ajaz Ahmed - founder, AKQA
Justin Cooke - CEO, Possible
Martin Boddy - group chief executive, 20:20
Penny Herriman - CEO, Glue Isobar
Sir Martin Sorrell - CEO, WPP
Nigel Vaz - managing director, SapientNitro
Suzanne Linton - managing director, Freestyle Interactive
Luke Taylor - CEO, LBi

Digital Agency of the Year shortlist

  • 2020
  • SapientNitro
  • Equator
  • TH_NK
  • STEEL
  • Rippleffect
  • LBi
  • AKQA

Digital Media Buying Agency of the Year shortlist

  • MediaCom
  • Starcom MediaVest
  • Carat
  • MEC
This year's event at the Emirates Stadium on 8 November is on course to be a sell out and there are only a handful of tickets left, so if you want to get your hands on one visit www.dadiawards.com.The Dadis are sponsored by Millennial Media, Sheridans, Green Square, Monotype, Digilant, ADTECH, Ve Interactive and Pangaea TV.