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The Drum Digital Trading Awards USA nominees unveiled

The Drum’s inaugural Digital Trading Awards USA nominees have been announced with PMG leading the nominations count up for a total of four prizes.

Resolution Media follows immediately behind PMG, with a total of three nominations, with a host of ad tech outfits all joint-third all of them up for a two awards each on the night, among them: Cadreon; DataXu; Goodway Group; MDC; OpenX; Syzygy; Teads; The Exchange Lab, and TripleLift.

Those shortlisted for blue ribbon categories such as Best Overall Technology for Programmatic Trading include: Adobe; AppNexus; AudienceScience; Criteo; Drawbridge; Digilant; Grapeshot; Rubicon Project and SpotX; The Exchange Lab and Videology.

Meanwhile, 33Across, DataXu, The Financial Times, Teads, The Exchange Lab are all in the running for Best Ad Ops Team, while Accuen and Goodway Group have been shortlisted as Best Trading Desk nominees, with the Most Effective Media agency gong down to Assembly’s MDC and M&C Saatchi Mobile.

The nominations ceremony will see the foreman of the judging panel (see video above for the thoughts of some of the judges) IAB’s director of industry programs Benjamin Dick announce his nominations for the Chairman’s Prize, with a full list of the nominees for each category available here.

The awards are held in association with Media iQ and sponsored by OpenX, Teads, The Trade Desk, The Weather Company, The Guardian, TINT and 4As. Those interested in attending the Black-tie ceremony on September 21 can book tickets here, with ceremony set to take place at The Edison Ballroom in New York City on September 21.

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