Capital Business Media – The Business Champion Awards
The Business Champion Awards is a new carbon neutral annual awards programme which launched on March 22nd 2022. The date was chosen specifically as it was two years to the day that Boris Johnson placed the country into its first lockdown which directly affected every entrants business.
The Business Champion Awards is focused on digital efficiency and carbon neutrality, with applications taking no longer than 45 minutes and video based where possible.
The awards are a year long programme with events during the year like our finalist drinks reception which featured a fireside chat with Lord Coe and also support session on helping finalist maximise their PR from being a finalist and presenting skills to help finalists when out comes to presenting to our judges.
CTL Communications – Gaydio Pride Awards
In February 2023, LGBTQ+ radio station Gaydio held its inaugural Gaydio Pride Awards as the LGBTQ+ community recognised the extraordinary efforts of individuals and groups working tirelessly to bring Pride to all corners of the UK.
CTL Communications ensured a cohesive link for Gaydio fans, leveraging the existing Gaydio brand design, creating dramatic content for the awards gala, including music video intros, bespoke awards branding, and beautifully designed event collateral.
We managed the content and production, delivering the show on the night working closely with Gaydio presenters Paris and Dave in the weeks leading up to the event to ensure their script was authentic to their tone of voice with regular copywriting sessions and off-site rehearsals.
The very first Gaydio Pride Awards 2023 have been a great success garnering national press with big write-ups in The Daily Mail, The Metro, Manchester Evening News and many local news outlets. With over 400 people in attendance in its first year, the Gaydio team and CTL Communications are already looking forward to next year.
Festival of Media – Cause Campaign Awards
For five years the most popular category across all of Festival of Media’s global and regional awards programmes for the media and advertising sectors was Best Cause Campaign, which was looking for those media campaigns which incorporated a purpose/cause marketing element into their media campaigns. As more and more brands’ marketing strategies looked at creating a positive impact on society it was clear there was an opportunity to take a deeper dive into cause marketing campaigns with its own awards programme.
Foundry – Next CIO
The Next CIO Awards launched in 2022 as a new event and editorial series, celebrating the up-and-coming IT leaders of tomorrow. With the pathway to the CIO position increasingly diverse, and so too the gender and ethnic make-up of such positions, the goal was to help emerging professionals get the insight, knowledge, networking opportunities, and industry support required to make the step-up when the time comes. We are building a new community, helping those aspiring IT leaders to progress in their careers and increase their influence inside their organisations.
Next CIO consists of a celebratory event in the summer announcing the Next CIO cohort for the year, editorial coverage on CIO.COM including winners’ profiles, listicles, and other features, a mentorship scheme, speaking opportunities at CIO events (typically held for CIOs only), workshops and social events throughout the year. Partners of the awards initiative do so to reach the CIOs of tomorrow, fostering new relationships and building trust and awareness by affiliation. The appeal of the Next CIO Awards is that it is designed to not only recognise the rising stars in IT but also support their career goals and help give them the tools they need to succeed.
Media Business Insight – ALF Awards
ALF Insight has been a trusted brand in the media industry for over 35 years in the media industry supporting the sales, marketing and business development teams of leading UK media owners, agencies, and marketing services. There are plenty of awards already in the Media sector, generally focusing on the creative outcomes of client work. At ALF we believe sales and marketing are the bread and butter of the media industry. Although creative work is an important part of the picture, the hard work that went into winning those clients is often overlooked, so the ‘ALFIES’ were born. With sales and marketing teams working relentlessly through the COVID years it was time to shed a light on some of the great work that was being done to help these companies survive and thrive. The ALF Awards had 15 categories celebrating the sales process. Focusing on the teams that get results, we introduced key categories such as Best account management team, Best new business team, the sales team of the year, Rising stars, Sales Leaders and game changer innovation.
Media Business Insight – Broadcast Sport Awards
The Broadcast Sport Awards has seen incredible growth in entries and attendees since the event first took place in 2021 and the awards have quickly become a staple annual event in the UK’s sports broadcasting calendar. Attended by some of the top names in sports broadcasting including Steve Jones, Dermot O’Leary, and Alex Scott, with the winners including Gabby Logan, Ian Wright, The FA (Lionesses), Whisper (F1), Sky (Premier League) and Winter Olympics. The awards are now in their 2nd year and saw just over 650 industry colleagues come together in November 2022 to recognise and reward those bringing sports content to our screens. Along with the celeb guest line-up, the awards have also had national media coverage on The One Show, featured in Yorkshire Evening Post and seen the likes of David Beckham and Gary Neville post on social media. The awards are judged by a high-level industry panel comprised of key industry leaders, including organisations like TikTok, LaLiga, BBC Sport and IMG, who get the difficult task of deciding the final winners. A dedicated industry awards event targeted at celebrating the best in sports content purely focused and designed for broadcasters, production companies and rights holders
World 50 – I&D Impact Awards
Diversity and inclusion has become a critical priority for businesses today. But the companies that are successfully turning their DEl “talk” into meaningful—and ongoing—action are the ones that are empowering the right voices along the way.
The I&D Impact Awards spotlight outstanding organizations, leaders, and their teams who are trailblazing systemic and scalable solutions for more equity in the workplace.