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The ASPY Awards are voted on each year by agency executives recognizing the best
solution providers in a variety of categories. Vote for one nominee in each category
listed below. Again, only agencies will be able to see the actual ballot and
can vote. Please see the FAQ tab for category criteria. Thank you.
Best New Technology
- Google Doubleclick DDM
Best Customer Service
- Maxpoint Interactive
- Millennial Media
- Tremor Media
- Tube Mogul
Best Ad Product Innovation
- Gum Gum
- New York Times Ricochet
- Republic Project
Best Data or Analytics Solution
- Maxpoint Interactive
Best Integrated Solution
Oldtimer of the Year
- Ari Jacoby, CEO, Solve Media
- Peter Naylor, EVP, NBC Universal
- Eric Porres, CMO, RocketFuel
- Emily Jane Peters, Senior Director of Sales, BrightRoll
- Michael Zimbalist, New York Times
A History of the ASPY Awards
For those of you who do not know the complete history of the ASPY Awards, allow
us to provide some background.
In 2000, the first Agency Summit launched. It was the first time leaders from digital
agencies and media providers from across the country came together to address key
issues within the industry, as well as establishing best practices to move our industry
As digital agency leaders, it was the first time we had all been in a room together
discussing common issues we all face. We felt this was a great venue for us to collaborate
and actually make a difference in helping our industry evolve. As a result, this
particular conference sparked the development of the IAB / AAAAs Industry Standard
Terms & Conditions. And, you guessed it, it was held in Aspen, Colorado. From there,
the Aspen Group was formed.
In the early days of iMedia, everyone was still learning (and struggling) how to
adapt to the changing digital marketplace, especially after the "bubble burst".
Much of those early discussions were filled with buyer vs. seller debates. While
they were, and continue to be, healthy discussions, we (the agency community) did
get the sense that we were spending a lot of time addressing what was "wrong" and
not providing more positive feedback to the publishers.
In 2003, the Aspen Group created the ASPY Awards. A series of awards handed out
to the publisher and media providers for excellence and recognition in key areas;
nominated and voted by the agency community. While the categories have evolved over
the years, the purpose is still the same; to give thanks to those on the publisher
side that have gone above and beyond, to not just better service us, and our clients,
but also contributing to the growth of our industry.
David L. Smith
Partner, Social Engineer
The 2013 ASPY Awards Advisory Board
The ASPY Awards Advisory Board plays a key role in defining the categories and criteria,
as well as reviewing all nominations to ensure they qualify and then as a Board
selecting finalists for voting by the iMedia agency community.
David Smith, CEO, Mediasmith
Jason Burnham, Partner & Social Engineer, Burnham Marketing
Peter Platt, President, PSquared Digital
Brian Monahan, Managing Partner, MagnaGlobal Intelligence
Jim Meskauskas, Chief Strategic Officer & Co-Founder, Media Darwin
Nicole Incherchera, Director, MindShare
Kay Wesolowski, VP Digital Media Director, Kelly Scott Madison
Tamara Bousquet, Executive Media Director, Piston (formerly MEA
Shenan Reed, Chief Media Officer & Founder, Morpheus Media
Joey Dumont, Partner, Questus
Christine Peterson, Director of Media Services, LBi
2013 ASPY Awards Timeline
February 18, 2013
Nominations open for 2013 ASPY Awards
March 8, 2013
April 1, 2013
Voting opens for ASPY Awards Finalists
April 19, 2013
Finalist voting closed
May 7, 2013
2013 ASPY Awards presented at lunch at iMedia Agency Summit, Austin TX
2013 ASPY Award Categories & Criteria
Best New Technology The company that has created the most impactful
new technology platform specific to media, ad operations, social media, or mobile
marketing. Nominees must include products specific to the advancement of media and
Best Customer Service This represents the company that provides you
and your agency with the best all-around customer service. This includes sales &
professionalism, ad operations & campaign management, and billing & reconciliation.
Best Ad Product Innovation The company that you feel has developed
the most innovative product that supports advertising this year. This can include
media opportunities, creative ideas, research & measurement solutions, technology,
Best Data or Analytics Solution The company that has provided the
best products and/or services in the fields of data, research, insights, analytics,
or any measurement solution that further advances the quantification and qualification
of marketing and advertising initiatives.
Best Integrated Solution The company that has excelled at developing
ad supported solutions specific to multi-channel/platform programs. This can include,
but not limited to, creative, cross-media integration, cross channel measurement
and attribution, etc.
Oldtimer of the Year This award is given out to an individual on
the sales side of our business that has provided superior strategic selling, excellent
customer service, industry pioneers, and has significantly contributed to the growth
of our industry over the past year.