Marketing Award Nominations

(Past winner: 2015: Coalition Music & USS for the ‘Advanced Basics’ album campaign)

Innovation knows no bounds in the digital era, and creative approaches to promotional campaigns, be they viral, experiential or lifestyle-focused, make for an exciting landscape in which to launch new projects.

Whether for music releases, tour announcements, fan engagement initiatives, cutting-edge activations or anything in between, Canada's independent community knows how to turn heads and command attention for its artists, whether budgets and teams are large or small.

This award acknowledges the marketing power, creativity and inventive fire of our indies. Companies and individuals who delivered exceptionally successful and unique marketing campaigns in support of independent Canadian music are invited to submit nominations for consideration.

  • Nominee must be a CIMA member in good standing (Canadian-owned and controlled)
  • Artist/group must be Canadian. Campaign must have been executed between January 1, 2015 and February 1, 2017
  • Metrics to measure the success of an eligible campaign must be provided (sales, ROI, press, hits, etc.)
  • A shortlist of nominees will be adjudicated by an independent jury of marketing professionals
  • Creative applications and metrics are encouraged in supporting the very nature of the award!
Please note: nominator information will be kept private.

Date and location for CIMA's 2017 Gala TBA!

* 1. Nominee Information

* 2. Are you a member of CIMA in good standing?

* 3. Overview of campaign concept/execution

* 4. Overview of campaign results

* 5. Did you access funding from any funding bodies to support this campaign? Please state which organizations, if applicable.

* 6. Supporting Documents & Media

* 7. Links to results

* 8. Documentation of results