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Organizer Franchise Update Media
Submission deadline 10 May 2021 5:00pm UTC (over 1 year ago)
In your time zone: May 10 1pm EDT
Region Americas

The Franchise Innovation Awards from Franchise Update Media recognize the franchise brands that are creating and implementing the most original and successful business innovation strategies and tactics in the U.S. These annual awards recognize franchise organizations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation to build market share and engage employees and customers for business sustainability; brands that instill the vision, strategy, and execution of innovation throughout their organization.


Marketing & Branding
• Franchise Marketing Leadership Award (announced in Q3 Franchise Update Magazine)
• Best PR Campaign
• Best Digital Campaign
• Best Social Media Campaign
• Local Marketing Leadership
• Cause Marketing Champion
• Best Limited Budget Campaign (under $1 million)
• Best Big Budget Campaign (over $1 million)

Products & Services
• Most Innovative Product Introduction
• Most Innovative Service Introduction
• Most Innovative Use of Customer-Facing Digital Tools
• Most Innovative Use of Data
• Most Innovative Use of Technology: Products
• Most Innovative Use of Technology: Services

Human Resources
• Most Innovative Employee Recruiting
• Most Innovative Employee Hiring
• Most Innovative Employee Training
• Most Innovative Employee Retention

• Most Innovative Operations Team
• Most Innovative Use of Technology
• Most Innovative Consumer Self-Service Tools
• Most Innovative Use of Data
• Most Innovative Franchisee Support
• Most Innovative Building Design, Remodel, or Prototype
• Most Innovative Supply Chain Improvements