Effective Mobile Marketing Awards 2022 Edition – Rules of Entry

Deadline
All entries must be submitted by the Awards deadline, which is midnight (UK time) on Friday, 24 June, 2022.

Eligibility
Any campaigns/platforms/solutions which ran or were developed in calendar year 2021 or calendar year 2022 are eligible for entry in the Awards. For the Most Effective Pandemic Campaign category, any campaigns/platforms/solutions which ran or were developed in calendar year 2020, calendar year 2021 or calendar year 2022, and which were not entered in the 2021 edition of the Effective Mobile Marketing Awards are eligible for entry in the Awards. We welcome entries from across the world. Entries must be submitted via the Awards Portal

Campaigns/projects may be entered into multiple categories.

The judges reserve the right to move an entry from one category to another if they believe it has been submitted to the wrong category and there is another, more appropriate category for it. The judges reserve the right to withdraw a category if insufficient entries are received. Any queries should be addressed to the Awards team at: awards@mobilemarketingmagazine.com

Cost of Entry
The cost to enter an award is £195 plus VAT, per submission, to enter into one category. The cost to enter a campaign or solution into additional categories is £150 per category. So to enter a campaign in one category costs £195 (£234 including VAT). To enter it into two categories costs £345 (£414 inc. VAT). To enter it into three categories costs £495 (£594 inc. VAT).

Payment
Entries must be paid for before judging commences in order to be considered for the Awards. To pay for your entries, select the entries you wish to pay for in the ‘Completed and Not Paid’ section, then click on the ‘Pay for Selected Entries’ button. Next, click on ‘Generate an Invoice’ to generate an invoice that can be paid by bank transfer (BACS) or credit card. The system will then generate an invoice for your entries. This should be settled immediately. If you already have Masterclassing set up as a supplier, please settle the invoice in the usual manner. If we are not set up as a supplier, either use the details on the invoice to pay by BACS, or click on Pay by Card to pay by credit card. If you have any queries regarding payment, please email awards@mobilemarketingmagazine.com

Scoring
The Effective Mobile Marketing Awards are scored on four criteria, as outlined below:

Strategy – 20% Judges will be looking for evidence of a sound business strategy behind the development and launch of the campaign, platform, app or other marketing solution under scrutiny. What were the business goals the brand set out to achieve and how did the solution entered aim to meet them?

Innovation – 20% For the Innovation element of the judging, the judges will quite simply be looking for evidence or originality and innovation, taking a different approach to solve an old problem.

Execution – 20% For this part of the judging, the judges will be looking at how well the campaign or other solution was delivered. It’s important to flag up any challenges that were encountered, whether in terms of developing the solution or targeting a particular audience segment, for example, and how these were overcome. You should also outline clear goals and relate outcomes to those goals.

Results – 40% Here, the judges are looking for evidence of success. Wherever possible, you should supply real numbers rather than percentages. If the numbers are confidential, please make this clear on the Entry Form. The more evidence of effectiveness you can supply, the better your chances of success. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Commercial sensitivity
Any information contained in your Awards entry which is not for publication should be clearly marked ‘Not for publication’. By submitting an entry, you confirm that you agree with the Rules of Entry.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS
Please read on for a full summary of each category…

Most Effective Pandemic Campaign
This category recognises the most effective campaign by a brand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Most Effective Advertising Campaign
This category recognises the most effective mobile advertising campaign, either in-app or on the open web. The judges will be looking for creativity, targeting and most of all, results that demonstrate effectiveness.

Most Effective Messaging Campaign
In this category, we are looking for the most effective use of messaging in a marketing campaign, either for a one-off promotion, or as part of an ongoing communications programme.

Most Effective Location Campaign
In this category, we are looking for the most effective use of proximity in a mobile campaign. It could be a campaign leveraging the user’s location to target them with a marketing message to drive them into a physical retail outlet, or a campaign using beacons to serve up relevant messaging to shoppers inside a store, or any other instance of proximity being used to engage intelligently with consumers on their phones.

Most Effective Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Campaign
This category rewards the most effective use of Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality campaign. Judges will be looking for evidence of effectiveness in terms of metrics such as number of interactions; dwell time; and revenues generated by the campaign. They will also be looking beyond gimmickry at the most effective use of Augmented or Virtual Reality to achieve a business objective.

Most Effective Mobile Money Solution
This category recognises the most effective mobile money solution. It could be a mobile payment platform or any type of financial services app.

Most Effective Paid Social Campaign
This category recognises the most effective use of paid social media advertising by a brand. 

Most Effective Voice Campaign
In this category, the judges are looking for the successful campaign targeting smart speakers.

Most Effective App Launch Campaign
This category rewards the most successful campaign to launch a new app.

Most Effective App Install Campaign
In this category, the judges are seeking to recognise the campaign which performed best in driving app downloads. In addition to download numbers, the judges will be looking at the amount spent on the campaign in order to assess how well it performed in terms of return on investment.

Most Effective App Store Optimisation Campaign
In this category, the judges are looking for the campaign that was most successful in driving downloads using App Store Optimisation tools and tactics.

Most Effective App Advertising Platform
This category recognises the best advertising platform or network for promoting app installs.

Most Effective App Analytics Platform
This category recognises the most comprehensive and granular solution for measuring the performance of apps with respect to downloads, user engagement and revenue generated.

Most Effective App Engagement Platform
This category recognises the most effective platform owners to engage with their app’s users in-app.

Most Effective App Marketing Agency
This category recognises the most effective app marketing agency. Judges will be looking for solid campaign results and client testimonials.

Most Effective Retention Campaign
This category rewards the most successful campaign in terms or retaining app users.

Most Effective Influencer App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective use of influencer marketing to drive downloads of an app.

Most Effective ASO Platform
This category recognises the most effective App Store Optimisation tool or platform. Judges will be looking for solid campaign results and client testimonials.

Most Effective User Acquisition Platform
This category recognises the most effective user acquisition tool or platform. Judges will be looking for solid campaign results and client testimonials.

Most Effective Small Budget Campaign
This category recognises the most effective campaign run off a budget of less than £50,000.

Most Effective Performance Marketing Campaign
In this category, the judges are looking for a campaign that uses mobile to drive a download, a sale or charitable donation, retail footfall, or further the engagement with the consumer. The campaign should demonstrate mobile’s ability to reach consumers at scale and push them down the purchase funnel.

Most Effective Use of Data
Data has been the key word of recent years. Many companies are overflowing with data, but are sinking, rather than swimming, in it. In this category, the judges will be looking for campaigns that use data to deliver real, meaningful insights, which are then brought to bear on the campaign.

Most Effective Retail App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective app marketing campaign for a Retail app.

Most Effective Health & Fitness App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective app marketing campaign for a Health & Fitness app.

Most Effective Finance App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective app marketing campaign for a Finance app.

Most Effective eCommerce App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective app marketing campaign for an eCommerce app.

Most Effective Entertainment App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective app marketing campaign for an Entertainment app.

Most Effective Automotive App Campaign
This category recognises the most effective app marketing campaign for an Automotive app.

Grand Prix Award
This award will go to the best of the winning entries from all other categories, as decided by the judges.