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The Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards: Congratulations finalists!

In honour of the powerful partners who help make Microsoft Advertising successful, we’re delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards in Europe. The Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards will celebrate our Elite and Select partners for the incredible work they’ve done in 2020 across various categories. We have also introduced a new category — the Community Response Award — which celebrates the innovation and invention our partners have demonstrated during this unique time.

This year’s Awards theme is “Forward Together,” which points to the importance of partnership, and how we move forward toward recovery and growth. As Microsoft Advertising evolves, these partners are demonstrating the ways in which they go above and beyond to ensure their clients are showing up in all the right places, in the most impactful ways.

Elite and Select tier members in Europe are all invited to join the special virtual Partner Awards on 25 February 2021 at 4:00 PM GMT/5:00PM CET, when we’ll announce our winners with all the celebration and recognition you’ve come to expect. We saw many outstanding submissions from across Europe this year that once again showcased the truly remarkable work we have come to expect from our partners. Elite and Select partners enrolled in the Partner Program are welcome to register regardless of finalist status. Please reach out to your Microsoft Advertising representative for registration information.

Categories and finalists appear below in alphabetical order. Our Global Award winners will be announced during the Elevate Partner Summit on 21 April 2021.

If you’re a finalist and would like a badge graphic to announce your finalist status, please reach out to msapartnerawards@microsoft.com.

Individual and Team Awards

Trailblazer of the Year

Awarded to an individual that, in an innovative and engaging way evangelises Microsoft Advertising and drives Microsoft Advertising brand awareness and affinity internally, as well as in the industry.

  • Adapt (UK) - Hannah Wood
  • Adzooma (UK) — Thomas Hampson
  • Greenhouse (NL) — Hein van der Honing
  • Impression (UK) — James Webster
  • Kinase (UK) — Manvinder Dosanjh
  • Mabo Media (UK) — Phoebe Holford
  • Maxlead (NL) — Jasper Kuperus
  • Merkle (UK) — Richard Lewis
  • OMD (UK) — Claudia Cattell
  • Rocket Digital (ES) — Giacomo Ruggiero
 

Account Team of the Year

Awarded to an exemplary account team or group that partners, engages, and drives Microsoft Advertising revenue growth and feature adoption throughout the year.

  • Adwise (NL)
  • Adzooma (UK)
  • Greenhouse (NL)
  • Happy Idiots (NL)
  • iProspect (DK)
  • OMD (FR)
  • PHD EMEA
  • Push (UK)
  • Simple Agency SRL (IT)
  • Wavemaker (UK)
 

Community Response Award

This new award category offers recognition to partner organisations or someone within a partner organisation that has provided innovative support or services to the industry or the community this year amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Adzooma (UK)
  • Booster Box (IT)
  • Greenlight Digital (UK)
  • Impression (UK)
  • Kenshoo (UK)
  • Merkle (UK)
  • morefire GmbH (DE)
  • RED Online Marketing (NL)
  • Rocket Digital (ES)
  • Smarketer GmbH (DE)

Company Awards

Inclusive Culture & Marketing Award

Awarded to the partner who demonstrates the strongest commitment to inclusive practices both culturally within their company and in driving the messaging and importance of developing inclusive marketing campaigns with their clients.

  • 11880 Internet Services AG (DE)
  • Keyade (FR)
  • Kinase (UK)
  • MediaCom (UK)
  • Merkle (UK)
  • NMPi by Incubeta (UK)
  • OMD (UK)
 

Rising Star of the Year

Awarded to a Select partner that has demonstrated the most accelerated focus this past year with Microsoft Advertising.

  • Adzooma (UK)
  • Bloofusion Germany GmbH (DE)
  • ESV Digital (FR)
  • Fosby Digital Agency (NL)
  • Happy Idiots (NL)
  • Journey Further (UK)
  • Mabo Media (UK)
  • morefire GmbH (DE)
  • Stellar Search (UK)
  • Yellowgrape (NL)
 

Independent Partner of the Year

Awarded to an Elite Independent Partner that engages with Microsoft Advertising in true partnership to deliver success to their clients. This partner demonstrates a unified approach and advocates usage of Microsoft Advertising products and features.

  • Ad's up Consulting (FR)
  • Adapt (UK)
  • DEPT (NL)
  • DigitalMore (IL)
  • Kenshoo (UK)
  • Making Science (ES)
  • Webrepublic (CH)
 

Client Partnership of the Year

Awarded to a client and their respective partner who has shown excellence in their digital advertising campaigns. This new award takes into consideration revenue, feature adoption and overall collaboration in areas such as marketing, thought leadership and insights.

  • ad agents GmbH (DE)
  • DigitalMore (IL)
  • Fosby Digital Agency (NL)
  • Genie Goals (UK)
  • Happy Idiots (NL)
  • Infoserve (UK)
  • iProspect (NL)
  • Keyade (FR)
  • OMD (UK)
  • DEPT (NL)
 

Agency Partner of the Year

Awarded to the agency partner who has showed excellence in partnership with Microsoft Advertising across the board.

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Essence Global Ltd
  • Greenlight Digital
  • Impression
  • Kinase

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

  • Greenhouse (NL)
  • Keyade (FR)
  • Performics (ES)
  • Publicis Media (IT)
  • Webrepublic (CH)

Channel Partner of the Year

Awarded to the channel partner who has showed excellence in partnership with Microsoft Advertising across the board.

  • 11880 Internet Services AG (DE)
  • Infoserve (UK)
  • Push (UK)
  • Smarketer GmbH (DE)
  • Smarter Ecommerce GmbH (AT)
 
Congratulations to our finalists in EMEA. Our Americas and APAC finalists can be found in their regional blogs as well.