Research Awards Europe 2020 - Digital Researcher of the Year


IAB Europe Research Awards Entry Form
Digital Researcher of the Year

The IAB Europe Research Awards recognise and showcase great European digital research projects and the contribution they have made to the development of the digital advertising industry.

Winning projects will become part of the IAB Europe expanding libraries of proof points, including the Programmatic, Multi-Device and Connected World and Ad Effectiveness libraries, for industry professionals to use in their strategies and daily work.

We welcome projects that have been conducted on any budget, large or small, produced by any player in the digital ecosystem, be it national IABs, media owners, publishers, media agencies or research agencies. The project can feature a single European country, or be pan-European or global (as long as at least one of the markets covered is European). The fieldwork must have been undertaken within the last two years.

Why enter?

  • Get your work recognised at a pan-European level
  • Get your work in front of industry leaders
  • Develop business opportunities
  • Benchmark your work against competitors
  • Inspire the community
  • Challenge and reward your team


Early bird entry fee (enter by Friday 6 March): €200 (excl. VAT) for entering a campaign in one category; €150 (excl. VAT) for entering the same campaign in additional categories

Regular entry fee (from 7 March to Friday 3 April): €300 (excl. VAT) for entering a campaign in one category; €200 (excl. VAT) for entering the same campaign in additional categories

Small market entry fee: small European markets can take advantage of the early bird fee throughout the competition. The definition of a ‘small market’ is a market with a total digital ad spend revenue of €0.5bn or less as per our AdEx Benchmark Report. The markets are:

Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Organisations that enter 3 or more categories or projects will be eligible for a 20% discount off the regular Interact 2020 ticket price. Pay €540 (excl. VAT) instead of €675 (excl. VAT). Visit Interact 2020 for more information on ticket prices.

Please refer to the entry notes for the full category details and evaluation criteria.

Entry Notes

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Entry Details


Please provide an overview of your candidates career to date and why you think this person should be awarded Researcher of the Year.


Please tell us about the leadership skills of your candidate.


Please detail the candidates’ experience in the digital advertising industry to date.


Please tell us about the key campaign results or creativity and achievements the candidates has driven in their career to date. Please also tell us about any industry national or international award that this person has achieved previously.


Please provide any quotes from the candidate's colleagues, business partners on why they should win. Max of three quotes, each 100 words long.

Supporting Assets

You may upload videos, campaign screenshot(s)  or PDf summaries to support your entry. File sizes should not exceed 100MB. The video files should:

* be no longer than 3 minutes
* be in a .mp4 format
* explain the campaign and showcase the creative
* be in English or have English subtitles

Images / screenshots should be uploaded in .GIF and .EPS formats.

Please upload your video to youtube as unlisted and copy paste the url here.

Please upload your video to youtube as unlisted and copy paste the url here.

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