For the first time ever The Drum Marketing Awards have gone global, and now we can reveal which brands and agencies have made the shortlist for 2017.
Our esteemed panel of judges came together earlier this month to whittle down the entries from creative shops, in-house teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR firms and more.
A host of international companies are nominated for trophies this year across categories like Branded Content Strategy of the Year, Best Use of VR and Media Planning and Buying Strategy of the Year.
Nominated in the hotly-contested Marketing Agency of the Year category are Manchester-based outfit Love, WCRS, Stein IAS, Tin Man Communications and nine other agencies.
In the Global Brand Strategy of the Year Croud's work for Regus is up against Kindred's campaign for Fox Sports, Merkle's concept for Periscopix and The Body shop and Wasserman's Bombay Sapphire 'The Grand Journey' project.
A full list of this year's nominations can be viewed on The Drum Marketing Awards website.
The judging panel included marketers from some of the world's best-known brands including: Nando's marketing director Andrew Rayner; Kenny Jacobs from Ryanair; Sam Olstein, global director of Innovation at GE; NFL UK's head of marketing Sarah M Swanson and more.
Cindy Tervoort, UK marketing director Heineken chaired the judging panel.
This year's winners will be revealed at a black-tie event at London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on Tuesday 30 May.
This year, sponsors of the Marketing Awards include Tint, The Drum’s Recommended Agency Register (RAR), and The Drum Network.