Agency of The Year Middle East

Celebrating the very best people, teams and agencies across the region

Agency of the Year Middle East is back for 2023!

Campaign is delighted to host these dedicated awards for the Middle East, within its Agency of the Year family. The awards will focus primarily on business results, reward the best agencies by region and specialism and celebrate the best people and teams in advertising, marketing and media. 

Entries are now closed. The shortlist will be announced on October 26.

Key Information


Shortlist Announcement: 31 October 2023

Awards Ceremony: 8 December 2023 (Venue TBC)

2023 Categories

Agency Specialty

Creative Agency

Digital Agency

Events, Experiential and Engagement Agency

Independent Agency

Influencer Marketing Agency

Integrated Marketing Agency

Media Agency

Performance Marketing Agency

PR / Communications Agency

Production House of the Year

Social Media Agency of the Year

Start Up Agency

Agency Geography

Best Agency - Egypt

Best Agency - Iraq

Best Agency - Jordan

Best Agency - Kuwait

Best Agency - Lebanon

Best Agency - Oman

Best Agency - Qatar

Best Agency - Saudi Arabia

Best Agency - UAE

People & Teams

Account Person

Agency/Producer or Team

Arabic Copywriter of the Year

Corporate Comms & Marketing Team of The Year

Corporate Comms & Marketing Individual of the Year

Creative Leader

Creative Team

Head of Agency

Influencer Management Team Investments / Trading / Media Buyer of the Year

Influencer Management Team Investments / Trading / Team of the Year

Outstanding Women in Advertising or Media

Strategic Leader Media Planner of the Year

New Business Development Person of the Year

New Business Development Team of the Year

Talent management Individual

Talent management Team

A note from the 2023 Chair of Judges

"Last year, I was part of the jury for these rather unique awards, This year, I’ve been asked to lead it. What I want to see are powerful cases of corporate self-awareness, a clear vision to drive them forward, their principles applied on the ground, not just marketing speak. I want to see how they help people and talent blossom and come into their own.

As a reasonably new competition, the Campaign Agency of the Year Awards are in a great place to innovate, surprise and be remembered. Last year’s ceremony was great, I loved its energy and its vibe. What makes it so exciting is that you really can’t tell where the wind is coming from, so the stage is the focus of everyone, not wanting to miss who has been named “__ of the Year 2023. It could be you of course but you’ll have to enter first."

Khaled AlShehhi - Executive Director Marketing and Communication, UAE Government Media Office

2023 Judges

Nominate a judge

The Agency of the Year Middle East Awards matter because they are judged by your toughest critics, leading client marketers. Our expert judging panels will consist of numerous industry professionals representing the full breadth of the industry. The judges are selected based on their expertise, experience and integrity and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process.

Nominations to get involved are welcome from across the sector, either for yourself or a colleague using the link below. The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.

Why enter?

Focus on business success

Most agency award schemes focus on the work produced – either its creativity or effectiveness. But we focus on business success: year on year growth, financial achievements, agency culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the people driving this forward.

Transparency and trust

We're committed to ensuring that our judging is fair, trustworthy and ethical. We employ PwC to audit our judging process and ensure judges’ decisions are objective and based only on the entry in front of them.


We recruit senior brand marketers to our judging panel each year, who are your potential clients. Brand marketers bring an objectivity to the judging that other agency folk can rarely achieve. We're committed to building diverse and inclusive judging panels.

Get your agency seen

Our shortlist and winners will be given editorial coverage in Campaign Middle East - with over 16k newsletter subscribers and 88k page views monthly. Being shortlisted provides a unique platform to promote your agency and talent, and boost morale.

Gold sponsor

Hear From Our Editor

"When an actor or actress wins an Oscar, they are usually quick to praise the team of people behind them. The same is true for a great ad – there is a normally a sizeable team that came up with the idea, created the campaign and then executed it. But they don’t always get recognised.

The highly respected Campaign Agency of the Year Awards reward the very best advertising agencies in the region across all the disciplines including creative, digital, media, PR, integrated and social media. The awards are incredibly comprehensive, covering not just creative output but business growth, new business, workplace culture along with diversity and inclusion.

The Campaign Agency of the Year Awards truly recognise all the individuals behind the agency from the head of the agency and strategic leader through to the media planner, head of new business development and outstanding woman - the unsung heroes inside a modern-day agency. We are here to celebrate them all."

Justin Harper, Editor, Campaign Middle East

Global Agency of the Year

Our Agency of The Year Global scheme runs alongside the individual territory schemes we run across our Asia Pacific, US and UK markets. It is a separate scheme, with entries being made directly into it from agencies across the world.

It is open to any individual agency and is designed to provide a ‘global playing field’ where agencies from any location can compete directly with each other. Agencies do NOT have to be part of a global network to compete: This is about judging the global quality of business performance and leadership at individual agency level, and not how extensive your office network is.

Making it onto the shortlist for our Global scheme, means that your agency can proudly boast of having truly world - class credentials, having been judged on a worldwide stage.

Contact the Team

Jack Hayden

Event Manager

P: +44 (0)20 8187 6477 ext. 4023

Nadeem Quraishi

Sponsorship Opportunities

P: +971 50 645 3365