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The Microsoft Advertising Regional Partner Awards: 2019 finalists

Microsoft Advertising Regional Partner Awards will be held in Munich, Germany on 4th December 2019

Microsoft Advertising is thrilled to announce that the European finalists for the 2019 Regional Partner Awards have now been selected! This year we have seen an exceptionally high standard of submissions, as well as a record number of entries submitted across all the categories. Following the huge success of last February’s ceremony in Amsterdam, we are now looking forward to an even bigger celebration on December 4 in Munich, Germany, where we will announce and celebrate our fabulous winners.
The Regional Partner Award honours individuals, teams and organisations behind some of the most impactful, innovative and performance-driven work from Microsoft Advertising Partners across Europe. For our Elite/Select Partners, winning a Regional Partner Award brings the benefit of PR and social media coverage that can lead to even greater industry recognition. As a winner, you will be featured across the Microsoft Advertising Blog and social channels and will receive a trophy, a digital badge and an invite to exclusive celebrations at the Global Partner Summit 2020–plus, you get the chance to compete for the 2020 Global Agency Award alongside other winners from across the globe.
Most importantly, the Microsoft Advertising Regional Partner Awards aims to show the industry what’s possible and honours the fantastic partnerships that you are helping us to build across the European and Asia-Pacific regions. This event shines a much-deserved spotlight on the brilliant individuals and teams responsible for the most effective and creative work in the search and performance marketing industries. Our partners are pioneering the way in showing what's possible when it comes to ensuring their clients show up in all the right places and in the most impactful ways. It is truly an exciting time for the performance marketing industry and we are delighted to be able to celebrate some of its greatest achievements. 

We’d like to congratulate all the entrants who have been shortlisted for the Regional Partner Awards! The winners will be announced on December 4 at an exclusive ceremony in Munich, Germany. In the meantime, take a look at the full list of finalists and categories shortlisted for the 2019 awards below.

Trailblazer of the Year  

Awarded to an individual who finds innovative and engaging ways to evangelise Microsoft Advertising, and who drives Microsoft Advertising brand awareness and affinity both internally and industry-wide.

Jan Radanitsch/Smarter Ecommerce–Austria
Mikkel Nielsen/iProspect–Denmark
Coen Diepenhorst/Marin Software–United Kingdom
Sama Nogd/Mindshare UK–United Kingdom
Richard Lewis/Merkle–United Kingdom
Nicole Holt/Reprise Digital–United Kingdom
Charlie Carroll/Push Group–United Kingdom

Executive of the Year  

Awarded to an executive (in a leadership position and with national influence) who excels in championing the Search practice and shows a true commitment to partnering with, and investing in, Microsoft Advertising.
Cristina Ughes/Publicis MediaItaly
Jan Radanitsch/Smarter EcommerceAustria
Alan Boughen/Omnicom Media Group–United Kingdom
Thomas Dörner/11880 Internet Services–Germany
Ajay Syal/Broadplace–United Kingdom
Emily Barnard/OMD–United Kingdom

Account Team of the Year  

Awarded to an exemplary account team that actively partners, engages and uses feedback to optimise. They test and adopt new features and submit case studies, all while staying transparent in the spirit of partnership.

Mindshare/Three Mobile–United Kingdom
Performics/Air France–France
iProspect/Wickes Team–United Kingdom
Push Group–United Kingdom
Wavemaker & Purplebricks–United Kingdom

Rising Star of the Year

Awarded to a rising partner that has made the most accelerated focus in the past year with Microsoft Advertising. Judges will be looking for a shooting star with inspirational thinking and business solutions, as well as a razor focus on delivering top results!
Digital Hub/Publicis Media–Italy
Mabo–United Kingdom
Mediacom North–United Kingdom
The Media Image–United Kingdom

Technology Partner of the Year

Awarded to the Technology Partner that engages with Microsoft Advertising in true partnership and demonstrates excellence across spend, product adoption, ingenuity and creativity around product application/optimisation and marketing partnerships. 

Marin Software
United Kingdom
United Kingdom 
United Kingdom 

Independent Agency of the Year

Awarded to an independent agency that engages with Microsoft Advertising in the spirit of true partnership, including increased spend, product adoption, ingenuity and creativity around product application/optimisation and marketing partnerships. 
hurra communications–Germany
Greenlight Digital–United Kingdom
SearchStar–United Kingdom
Croud–United Kingdom

Inclusive Culture & Marketing Award

Awarded to the partner that demonstrates the strongest commitment to building an inclusive culture and promoting inclusive marketing practices both in the day-to-day, as well as through specific initiatives and campaigns.
Performics Germany GmbH–Germany
Blue Summit Media–Germany
Traffic Builders–Netherlands
AGY47–United Kingdom
Merkle–United Kingdom

Growth Hacker of the Year

Awarded to an agency that demonstrates innovation and a growth hacking usage of Microsoft Advertising tools, products, insights and solutions.
Performics @ Starcom/Samsung–United Kingdom
GroupM Digital–Germany
Reprise–United Kingdom
Greenlight Digital/Banking–United Kingdom

Agency of the Year1

Awarded to the Agency that engages with Microsoft Advertising in true partnership and demonstrates excellence across spend, product adoption, ingenuity and creativity around product application/optimisation and marketing partnerships.
1 This category was not open for nomination.
For more information on the 2019 Microsoft Advertising Regional Partner Awards head to the official website.