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Innovator 25 EMEA

The Innovator 25 Global Edition 2019 

The Holmes Report's Innovator 25 is already established as an important barometer of marketing and communications innovation. Since launching in 2013, it has identified 25 individuals each year in North America, EMEA and, more recently Asia-Pacific, who have  — in some capacity — elevated and evolved engagement and influence. This year, we'll again take a truly global view of innovation and will have separate lists of 25 innovators for each region: North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 

We look to recognize those who have taken risks to disrupt outdated business practices; blended masterful creativity with stunning impact; taken social purpose to new heights; or made real progress in changing behavior and outcomes. These are just a few achievements that we would consider innovative. 

For the first time, the Holmes Report is hosting a Global Innovator 25 reception/cocktail hour. The event will be held on July 11 in New York and open to all members of the Innovator 25 classes from 2013 through 2018, plus for those recognized in the Americas in 2019. For more information on this, please contact us at the link below.  

We are now opening nominations for the 2019 Innovator 25. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 17. We have included an FAQ below, but if you have additional questions please contact us.

The submission form is below the FAQ. 

How do you select the Innovator 25? 
The Innovator 25 are selected by the Holmes Report's editorial team. We make our selections via the nomination process, but also draw from our own editorial research and meetings. 

What do you look for in nominees?
Simply speaking, we look for individuals who are pushing the boundaries of the industry. This can take many forms, among them: disrupting traditional business models; incorporating new technologies into influence and engagement; advancing the application of data and analytics; making an impact around diversity and inclusion; and more. Several members of the Innovator 25 have not come from a traditional communications or public relations career, but their work has made an impact on our sector. 

Can I nominate myself? 
Yes, but we would encourage you to be as specific as possible around your accomplishments. (This is also true for all nominations.) 

Is there a fee for nominate? 
No, there is no fee to submit nominations for the Innovator 25.

When will I know if my nominee was selected?
For the Americas, we will begin contacting those who are selected the week of June 17. The other regions will be contacted later in the summer.