The Drum Search Awards is the award scheme that is looking for the best in search and to shine a light and recognise the best work being produced by the European industry.

Winning one of these awards would guarantee you a huge profile. The event is part of The Drum, one of the largest marketing platforms in the world. That is why if you win, then everyone will know about it. The million-plus unique readers who consume The Drum every month are hungry for award information which gives them insights into best practice, the best companies and the best people.

That is why amazing agencies and companies like Eurostar, Generator Hostels, Verve Search, Peak Ace and Merkle Periscopix compete.

It’s simple. By rewarding agencies and brands who are producing exciting and innovative work, you not only get the recognition you deserve, but also new business. It helps to position winners as the best and most exciting places to work, helping you retain and attract top talent.

These awards are open to the global search industry: agencies, brands, search engines, technology providers and all other businesses and brands that contribute to the search industry.

I have always been skeptical about industry awards. I suspected they were won by insiders, people who are well connected, or simply good at shouting about their work.  I have rarely been more gobsmacked than when the judges announced that we’d won the Chairman’s Award. If I’m honest, I wasn’t even paying attention properly when the winner was announced. There are lots of larger agencies with big-budget clients. I just didn’t expect us to win.  Justin Deaville, managing director, Receptional