Media & Digital Cluster


  1. Audio
    Campaigns that demonstrate the creative use of sound to relay a story. Entries must communicate the brand message through audio excellence, sonic innovation or superior aural storytelling. This category includes entries in the form of radio ads, podcasts, music, etc.

  2. Best Collaboration / Partnership
    Recognizes the success of a campaign out of partnership between (example: between an agency, media owner, brand or ad technology owner and even brand to brand collab). The collaboration should have been a key element  to the success of the campaign.

  3. Best eCommerce Experience
    Brand or retailer that has made innovative use of new technologies (e.g. augmented reality, virtual reality, voice) in the eCommerce platform to create the best customer experience resulting in increased engagement and customer experience KPIs.

  4. Best eCommerce Campaign
    Creative and effective eCommerce marketing campaign that drove traffic, customer engagement, and online conversions (leads, purchase/sales).

  5. Best Engagement Strategy
    Recognizes the media execution / campaign that can deliver the most successful consumer engagement, showing actual results and KPIs. 

  6. Best Use of Data and Insight
    Showcase the best use of data and insights and demonstrate effectiveness of reaching audience for the campaign.  This can also be derived from insights and information funneled from analytics and even qualitative data.

  7. Best Use of Programmatic
    Strategic and creative efforts that demonstrate standout use of programmatic media buying, delivering not only effective but efficient results. Entries include the use of software or any programmatic channel to purchase advertising as opposed to traditional process of ad placements.

  8. Best Use of Real-time Marketing
    Most successful and engaging media execution based on real-time information and platform. The strategy may be planned in advance but delivers brand’s objectives. Includes marketing via emails, trends or events, engaging with customers on social media, personalized content based on interactions, live experiential acts and promotion.

  9. Best Use of Talent / Influencer
    Given to the brand or campaign that has best used a strategic partnership between the brand and human elements as part or as the whole of a campaign. The human element may be a celebrity, key opinion leader, social media influencer, brand ambassador or other thought leaders who has been part of the campaign.

  10. Brand Experience & Activation
    Best creative idea, strategy, and execution of a brand experience and activation program resulting in increased customer engagement, brand love, and commercial success.

  11. Integrated Digital
    Campaigns grounded in strategy, demonstrating excellence in utilizing an integrated mix of content created and distributed on various digital platforms. Entries can include, but are not limited to, social media campaigns, digital platform innovations, search and display ads, digital CRM, and the use of online influencers or blogs.

  12. Integrated Media
    Campaigns that demonstrate strategic and tactical thinking in the use of multiple media touchpoints to deliver a compelling, single-minded message.

  13. Mobile
    Executions that exemplify the use of portable, hand-held, and/or wearable devices as integral elements of the campaign.

  14. Outdoor
    Works and ideas that capture the attention of the target market out-of-home, leveraging public spaces to bring the brand experience to life.

  15. Print
    Works that embody creativity in printed and/or poster work, either in circulation or via outdoor installations.

  16. Social Media
    Strategic and creative efforts that focus on developing highly relevant content that resonates with the target market, utilizing social media platforms to achieve results for the brand, product or service.

  17. Video Screen
    Entries in this category must demonstrate innovation in crafting brand storytelling intended for consumption via a screen – TV ads, cinema, online, out-of-home, etc.

Creative Cluster


  1. Brand Experience
    Total consumer journey and experience with the brand, including brand activation activities that generate interaction and participation of the intended target market. Entries must demonstrate creativity in bringing brands to life and may include, but are not limited to, events and field marketing, in-store marketing, shopper marketing, merchandising, and product launches.

  2. Brand Storytelling
    Masterful crafting, delivery, and execution of compelling and authentic brand stories about human realities, that inspire and move people to action, in single or multiple forms of media.

  3. Branded Entertainment
    Original content created for or integrating a brand through strategic collaborations with publishers or media partners, programs, series, or films, as well as user-generated content.

  4. Craft
    Excellent technical craftsmanship (direction, casting, production design, editing, cinematography, etc.) that brings a creative idea to life, through its powerful execution – film craft, digital craft.

  5. Creative Technology
    Creative and mind-blowing use of new or old technology in brand storytelling.

  6. Innovation
    Demonstration of technological creativity that embodies the relationship between a big idea and radical technology. Entries must showcase tailor-made solutions that address a consumer need or deliver a product, service or brand message in a new way.

  7. Public Relations
    Campaigns that use reputation and information management to engage and build audiences for a brand while closing the gap between businesses and their publics.

  8. Regional Brand Development
    Entries that excel in building brand presence beyond national borders, and are effectively implemented in at least three (3) countries.

  9. Sustainable Campaign
    Campaigns that have effectively run for the past three years (2016-2018) that demonstrate commitment to creative human good, with impressive results.

  10. Tambuli Origins
    Brand campaigns celebrating local traditions, cultures and values of people in a country or region.

Humanity & Culture Cluster


  1. Advocacy
    Campaigns that promote a cause or principle that positively impacts social, political and economic structures, and societies at large, while managing to seamlessly connect with the brand’s core message.

  2. Arts, Culture & Heritage
    Campaigns or marketing programs using any media channel that raises the audience’s appreciation and consciousness for the sublime--e.g. painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, history, etc.--in order to uplift lives of people and society at large.

  3. Care for the Environment
    Brand campaigns that effectively heighten the awareness of the audience towards their responsibility as stewards of the earth and their grave duty to cultivate, protect, and preserve the world around them.

  4. Education & Lifelong Learning
    Activities that highlight causes explicitly related to the education sector, either by engaging the public in providing a solution to a problem, or else by creating an idea that solves the problem in an innovative and insightful way.

  5. Family Centered Brand
    Campaigns that communicate the importance of nurturing the smallest yet most fundamental social unit - the family.

  6. Health & Wellness
    Works that promote the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities, focusing on, but not limited to, good nutrition, disease prevention, general hygiene, mental health, exercise, etc. while adhering to the brand message and personality.

  7. Responsible Citizenship
    Campaigns or standalone executions that leverage an understanding of human insight and compelling call-to-action to effect positive social change. Entries must generally involve, though are not limited to, causes related to day-to-day contributions to nation-building (e.g. traffic safety, public cleanliness, commuter etiquette, etc.).

  8. Seasons Celebration
    Brand campaigns that celebrate seasonal occasions such as Christmas, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and so on, through effective meaningful stories.

  9. Youth Brand
    Brands that buck the trend in youth marketing, character building, and foster a positive transition into adulthood.

  10. Special Events
    Recognizes creative, innovative, and successful execution or staging of events such as trade shows, product launches, business/sports/music/ festivals/cultural events, and so on. The case study must show how the event created impact and achieved impressive results.