Our understanding of the industry: Oystercatchers is one of the UK’s leading pitch intermediaries and the Oystercatchers Club is a primary forum for marketing leaders. The awards have been carefully constructed to celebrate the excellence that sets businesses apart within the industry.
The calibre of our judges: the judging panel features marketing and brand directors from successful global brands. Their expertise makes them perfectly placed to judge your efforts and entries. We will be sharing this year's judging panel very soon.
Specialism & focus on agencies: the awards showcase how the best agencies are evolving with their clients to deliver growth, creativity, and excellence. The awards focus on the agency as a business, rather than the specific details of the campaigns.
Recognition from peers and the industry: a win establishes you amongst your peers and demonstrates your successes to the wider industry.
But don't just take it from us, hear from what it meant to some of last year's winners:
Agency of the Year 2020
Uncommon Creative Studio
We couldn’t be prouder to be recognised as Oystercatchers ‘Agency of the Year’ three years into our studio’s story. It’s a huge honour that wouldn’t have been possible without our talented crew and incredible client partners who share our ambitions to make work that can genuinely make a dent in the world.
Best New Agency 2020
The Elephant Room
To receive Oystercatchers ‘Best New Agency’ award is proof that clients will reward creative agencies that are genuinely living their mission and making a positive contribution to society. It’s been a huge boost for our entire team, our industry profile, and a real catalyst for growth.
Best Agency Culture (Independent) 2020
Sure, we know people’s eyes can glaze over when an independent bangs on about its culture. But it means the world to us to be recognised by the Oystercatchers judges as ‘Best Agency Culture: Independent’. Our very particular culture is unique to Joint and it is key to how we keep doing the right thing by our clients and everyone who works here.
Champion for Change/Industry Influencer 2020
Shannie Mears, Co-founder & Head of Talent, The Elephant Room
A champion to me is someone who doesn't always know it and just does the right thing through passion and compassion because that's what they choose to do. I feel as though Oystercatchers believe in those people. That's what that meant for me - feeling believed in even when I wasn't expecting it.
Client/Agency Partnership of the Year 2020
nucleus (The&Partnership, Mediacom, BCW and Wunderman Thompson) and British Gas & Hive (Centrica)
We’re so proud to have won Oystercatchers ‘Client and Agency Partnership of the Year’. To win this award so soon into our reimagined way of working is a great recognition and demonstrates the power that comes from removing the silos between different marketing disciplines.
Best Agency Credentials 2020
Uncommon Creative Studio
At Uncommon, helping brands matter is at the heart of everything we do – communicating our view on the world and finding partners and brands who are as ambitious as us for change plays a big part in that journey. It’s something we relate back to from the first meeting and then across every touchpoint for the brands we work with. We’re so flattered to have received this acknowledgement.
Spotlight Award 2020
Katie Jackson, Managing Director, TBWA\London
Winning the ‘Spotlight Award’ was especially meaningful in 2020, a year that asked everyone to dig deeper than ever before. After all, the criteria is simply 'an individual without whom the business would be a lesser place'. I'm grateful to have been recognised as such during a historic moment for us all.
Find out more about the awards here including all the categories, this year's judges and FAQs.
We're delighted to be able to share with you the shortlist for this year's awards.