The Drum Agency Business Awards deadline has passed, however, you can still apply for an extension.
Agencies are among the best run businesses in the industry. At The Drum we want to celebrate that fact that your team doesn't just create great marketing campaigns but are a large contribution to the successful running of your business.
One of this year's judges, Lisa Jedan, global head of brand PR and corporate communications at Bacardi is looking for more than just pretty videos from the entries.
"I want to know which agencies represent the range of consumers their clients serve – because diversity matters," she explained. "I want to know which agencies are helping clients behave more like their consumers, caring about the things they care about, using the tech they use – because relevance matters. I want to know which agencies aren’t stuck in Don Draper’s world and are testing new business models that deliver 360 degree solutions for clients – because integration matters.”
Chairperson and founder of The Fawnbrake Collective, Amelia Torode sees these awards as a way to highlight and celebrate business success rather than individual client and creative success. She said: "If you feel that your business has really adapted and excelled in these fast paced times, then these are the awards for you.
"I believe that we are working in massively exciting times, but they are not easy times. Awards like this remind us that it is possible to not only survive but also to thrive in times like this."