Entry Deadline:

This program is now closed.

Learn more about current programs here.

When an agency and client form a strong partnership, the sky can be the limit. Whether it’s a single campaign, an ongoing initiative, a crisis response or a strategic pivot, an effective agency can make all the difference for a client. PR Daily’s Top Agencies Awards will salute the agencies that show up strong when needed and those that stand beside their clients through the best of times, and most challenging of times.

Enter PR Daily’s Top Agencies Awards to showcase your firm’s successes and help us benchmark the industry’s best communications, marketing and digital agencies. No doubt you have achievements to share—we want to shine a spotlight on the agencies that do it best and stand out from the rest. Is your agency one of them?

These awards will benchmark agencies across the globe that are conceiving and executing outstanding campaigns and initiatives. Enter by November 3, 2021 and choose among dozens of categories, from top firms to top campaigns and people, plus some bonus categories.

Ragan will honor the winners across its many platforms that reach more than 250,000 corporations and nonprofits worldwide. In addition to extensive editorial coverage, the winners will receive a trophy, recognition in special programming in early 2022 and other assets that will help you showcase your honor. If you are a winner or even an honorable mention, your firm will be included in our Top Agencies microsite on Ragan.com and PRDaily.com.

As the lines have blurred between PR and marketing, PR Daily’s Top Agencies Awards underscore the breadth of offerings among professional services firms, providing our broader community a more complete guide to the partners that can make a reputational difference. Share your successes and enter today.

HOW TO ENTER

Top Agencies Entry 

On the entry form, tell us what makes the agency one of the top agencies from the past year. Please include examples of campaigns or initiatives that have proved beneficial to their client(s). We ask that the synopsis is a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1,000 words.

For entries in the Community Champion category, please share examples of ways the agency is making a difference in the local or global community. Tell us about its employees' volunteer and philanthropic work. We ask that the synopsis is a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. 

**The Top Agencies category is open to all agencies: PR, Marketing, Digital or Integrated. Entries may be submitted by an employee of the agency, or a client or partner of the agency. 

Campaigns/Initiatives Entry

On the entry form, please include a thorough synopsis explaining the purpose and scope of your entry. We ask that the synopsis is a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1,000 words.

**Campaigns of all types are eligible: PR, Marketing, Digital or Integrated.  Entries may be submitted by an employee of the agency, or a client or partner of the agency. 

People & Teams Entry

If submitting a nomination on behalf of yourself or another individual, tell us in 300 to 1,000 words about the nominee’s accomplishments in the previous 12 months. Please include specific campaigns or projects that have distinguished the nominee among their peers. 

If submitting a Team of the Year entry, tell us about the team's accomplishments from the past year. Please include examples of campaigns or initiatives that have proved beneficial to their organization or client(s). We ask that the synopsis is a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1,000 words.

**Individuals or teams from all agencies are eligible for People & Teams Awards: PR, Marketing, Digital or Integrated.  Entries may be submitted by an employee of the agency, or a client or partner of the agency. 

**For entries in all categories, when applicable, please include the following sub-headings:

  • Goals
  • Strategy and tactics
  • Execution
  • Evaluation: success, results or ROI

You also may include other information that you feel strengthens your entry.  

You will be able to upload additional documents to your submission. We ask that you please include at least two supplemental materials and encourage you to include press releases, design concepts, videos, analytics, testimonials and anything else you feel will give us a better sense of your project. Proprietary or internal information can also be attached and will not be shared with the public.

Supporting documents that can’t be uploaded to the system should be mailed to:

Brendan Gannon
Ragan Communications
10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60603

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Entries may be submitted by agencies of any type, worldwide. We also accept client or partner nominations on behalf of agencies. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English.  

Contact Brendan Gannon to find the perfect category for your campaign or project. You can call 312-960-4407 or email brendang@ragan.com.

This year’s program is open to any work executed between Oct. 1, 2020, and Nov. 1, 2021, inclusive.

ENTRY FEES

The fee for this program is $425 per entry.

A late fee of $199 per entry will be added to all entries after 11:59 p.m. Central time, Nov. 3, 2021.

Do you have an agency, campaign, person or team you'd like to enter into multiple categories? Pay the original entry fee, and then only $199 for each additional category!

All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.

W-9 Form / Tax ID Number Request

CATEGORIES

TOP AGENCIES

 Large Agency of the Year (Current annual income: $65 million to $200 million)

 Midsize Agency of the Year (Current annual income: $15 million to $65 million)

 Small Agency of the Year (Current annual income: $5 million to $15 million)

 Boutique Agency of the Year (Current annual income: Less than $5 million)

 Brand Activation Agency of the Year

 Content Marketing Agency of Year

 Creative Agency of the Year

 Experiential Marketing Agency of Year

 Global Agency of the Year

 New Agency of the Year

 Community Champion

If your agency is making a difference in the local and global community, we want to recognize your volunteer and philanthropic work.

CAMPAIGNS/INITIATIVES

 Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle

 Branding/Re-branding

 B2B

 Cannabis/CBD

 Consumer

 Crisis Management

 CSR/Purpose

 Diversity/Inclusion

 Digital

 Entertainment & the arts

 Environmental

 Education

 Financial

 Health Care & Wellness

 Influencer

 Internal/Employee Communications

 Insurance

 Media Relations

 Media Planning/Strategy

 Multicultural

 Nonprofits

 Professional Services

 Product/Service Launch

 Public Affairs/Government

 Retail

 Social Media

 Sports

 Technology

 Travel & Hospitality

 Other

Anything we missed? Enter your campaign here.

PEOPLE & TEAMS

 Agency Leader of the Year (SVP or above)

 Dynamic Doer

 Trailblazer

 Team of the Year

 Customize a Category!

If there’s a standout individual in your agency deserving special recognition, create a category for them and tell us why they should win an award.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of agencies are eligible?
All PR, Marketing, Digital or Integrated agencies are eligible for this awards program.
What types of campaigns/initiatives are accepted?
We accept all types of campaigns/initiatives: PR, Marketing, Digital or Integrated.
Why should you apply?
Our Top Agencies Awards help you measure the success of your work and prove the value of your contributions to your clients. You can set yourself apart as one of the most sought-after agencies. As a winner, you’ll earn publicity for your agency across our websites and social media audiences, a custom write-up about your work and a trophy.
Who can enter?
Entries may be submitted by agencies of any type, worldwide. We also accept client or partner nominations on behalf of their agency. The only requirement is that entries be submitted in English.
What does it take to be a winner?
We are looking for top-quality work that shows clear, bold and creative ideas that benefit your client(s). Please provide metrics or media coverage that back up your claims, and share creative collateral such as videos, visual design or websites that were a part of your project. We encourage you to submit your entry into multiple categories, if you feel they are relevant. Doing so increases your chances of winning.
What are the entry requirements?
Be sure to follow the guidelines laid out in the "How To Enter" section. Work must have been executed between Oct. 1, 2020 and Oct. 1, 2021, inclusive.
Why are some deadlines extended?
We extend deadlines based on applicant needs and upcoming promotional opportunities.
Who are the judges?
Our judge panels include industry leaders in the internal communications, marketing, PR and communications industry.
When will I find out results?
We try to announce a list of finalists six to eight weeks after the close of the program. The announcement of the winners comes about four weeks after the announcement of the finalists. Each announcement will be made with a headline on our website, in our daily email newsletter and on our social media platforms. Emails notify entrants in advance of these announcements. As deadlines are extended, so are expected announcement dates.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about the program or problems submitting your entry, please call Brendan Gannon at 312-960-4407 or email brendang@ragan.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring this awards program, please contact Hannah Lavelle at 312-960-4628 or email hannahl@ragan.com.

Ragan Communications is not responsible for international shipping fees related to trophies or certificates.