Drumroll, please. And the winners are…

OK, so I can't exactly announce the winners—yet (we're still judging, after all)—but I can finally share this year's finalists for MarketingProfs' Bright Bulb B2B Awards.

But first, about the awards: We started the Bright Bulb program in 2013 because we thought it was about time that we, as the B2B marketing community, celebrate the excellence, innovation, and brilliance of modern marketers like you. The brands, agencies, and campaigns that you lead repeatedly prove that B2B marketing doesn't have to be boring to be effective. And for that, we thank you.

Now in its second year, the Bright Bulb B2B Awards continue to attract B2B marketing's best and brightest.

Just ask Nancy Harhut at Wilde Agency, one of our 2013 winners, who recently told us, "It was so great to be at the Bright Bulb Awards and meet all the other accomplished finalists—a real 'who's who' of the movers and shakers in our industry. And then when we heard our name called as Best Small Agency... Well, nothing quite compares to that feeling."

There's none better than the 2014 finalists listed below. Check out the marketers and campaigns that rose to the top of each category this year.

B2B Marketer of the Year

Brand of the Year

Best Large Team In-House (11 or More In-house Marketers) Campaign

Best Large Agency (26 or More Employees) Campaign

Best Small Team In-House (10 or Fewer In-house Marketers) Campaign

Best Small Agency (up to 25 Employees) Campaign

Best Creative

Best Project

Get the full scoop on each of our award categories and our judging criteria.

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If you're curious who will take home the big prize (and I know you are), we'll announce the winners on Oct. 10, 2014, at MarketingProfs' B2B Marketing Forum in Boston. The always-entertaining Ann Handley and wonderful Tim Washer will preside once again as the not-quite-ready-for-the-Oscars masters of ceremonies. It's an event you don't want to miss.

Now, go congratulate a finalist already—they all deserve it!

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Jo Roberts heads up MarketingProfs' web strategy and free product portfolio (among other things). She previously lead marketing for B2B Marketing Forum and Marketing Services product lines.


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