Statements of Communications

The 2022 Adrian Awards judges examine the Statement of Communication and supporting materials provided with each entry. Again this year, many of the categories have been streamlined to allow for easier entry with fewer required fields.

To ensure impartiality on the part of all judges, agencies should refrain from using their company names within their text. When preparing your documentation keep in mind that you are limited to 2,000 characters per category text box. However, please be as descriptive and concise as possible. Spaces count as characters. Below are more details on the Statement of Communication for each area of the competition.

STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TRADITIONAL ADRIAN AWARDS ENTRY CATEGORIES

(The information below appears as text fields within the entry site online form.)

Goals: Clearly state your marketing goals. What did you strive to achieve using this piece or program?

Results: Which of your original goals did you achieve and how? How did you measure the effectiveness of the piece or campaign? Entrants should provide quantifiable results of their tactics or campaigns. (for example, click through rates or ad equivalency)

Budget: Please include total budget vs. total actual cost. How much revenue has the piece or campaign generated and how does this compare to your goal? What was the return on investment?

STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ENTRIES

(The information below appears as text fields within the entry site online form.)

Objective(s): What problems did the sales, marketing & guest satisfaction, or revenue optimization technology aim to solve?

Innovative use of technology: The extent to which new directions are charted or old challenges are resolved by using the technology in a new way.

Implementation & creativity: How was the technology implemented so that it was easy to use, solved a manpower problem, streamlined a function, or fueled recovery?

Results & evaluation: How did the technology move the department or business forward to achieve goals, revenue or otherwise?

STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR DIVERSITY MARKETING ENTRIES

(The information below appears as text fields within the entry site online form.)

Goal: How did you demonstrate that you are committed to advancing diversity in your organization through your marketing?

Initiatives: Describe the promotion. What was your organization’s message and how does it foster diversity? How was the target audience channel developed/pursued?

Results: Please describe how your organization was purposeful in advancing diversity through this initiative. Please describe the metrics you used to judge success. What were the forecasted and actual outcomes described in your Key Performance Indicators (KPI)? What impact did the initiative have on your organization and for your customers?

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