MediaCom, iProspect, Neo@Ogilvy & VivaKi among front runners for The Drum’s Digital Trading Awards – nominations unveiled

The Drum has released the nominations for its Digital Trading Awards, created to recognise the best work in the online ad trading sector, and rewarding the most transparent and effective companies, agencies, media brands and technologies.

MediaCom, iProspect, Neo@Ogilvy, and 7thingsmedia are among the most heavily nominated, alongside nominations from VivaKi, Unanimis, InSkin Media, Millennial Media, iCrossing, OMD, Carat and Infectious Media, DC Storm, Fetch and IgnitionOne.

Brands whose campaigns have been entered include Barclays, British Airways, BSkyB, Disney, eBay, House of Fraser, IBM, News UK, O2, PayPal, Reiss, and Sony.

The nominations have gone live today at

The awards, sponsored by Brightroll, Essence, IgnitionOne, Improve Digital, Integral Ad Science, MediaMath, Millennial Media, Propel, Quantcast, Strike Ad, TubeMogul, Unanimis and Xaxis, have been judged by a stellar panel of expert judges, chaired by consultant and former head of IASH Julia Smith.

Other judges include: Andy Mihalop, UK Industry Head - Insurance, Google, Jo Sampson, client partner, Essence; Justin Taylor, managing director, Digital, MEC UK; Lee Baker, founder, The First Space; Marco Bertozzi, executive managing director, EMEA, VivaKi; Mary Keane Dawson, Digital Business strategic consultant; Melina Jacovou, founder and CEO, Propel; Michael Smith, marketing leader, IBM Uk & Ireland; Niall Hogan, managing director, Integral Ad Science; Nicky McShane, VP, business development, Xaxis EMEA; Robert Dreblow, head of marketing, World Federation of Advertisers, Sacha Bunatyan, chief operating officer, Amnet UK, Sue Hunt, managing director, UK, Improve Digital, and The Drum’s head of media solutions Andy Oakes.

Results will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24 April in the Marriott Grosvenor Square London and tickets can be booked via the website.

Following the Awards The Drum will publish a manifesto that pulls in the thoughts of judges, sponsors entrants and winners of the Awards on how they see the industry progressing and the best practice required.

If you would like to contribute your thoughts contact

Join us, it's free.

Become a member to get access to:

  • Exclusive Content
  • Daily and specialised newsletters
  • Research and analysis

Join us, it’s free.

Want to read this article and others just like it? All you need to do is become a member of The Drum. Basic membership is quick, free and you will be able to receive daily news updates.