CADM Tempo Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Tempo Awards winners. Look for information on the 2018 Tempo Awards around January 1, 2018.

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The CADM Tempo Awards honor Chicago's finest multichannel response marketing work and professionals. When you compete for a Tempo, you have the opportunity to join the top ranks of our industry. It's your chance to showcase your outstanding marketing strategy, creativity, innovation, and results. You also have the opportunity to showcase exceptional response marketing talent by nominating colleagues to receive recognition for their contributions to our community. To get a better understanding of the Tempo Awards, view the 2016 Tempo Gala Video, 2016 Tempo Award Winners,  2017 Tempo Awards Overview and 2017 Tempo Awards Winners.

Enter Marketing Work & Campaigns

  • Entry Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Eligibility: CADM members and non-members are eligible to enter. The Tempo Awards is open to any marketer, agency or company in the Chicago area and beyond who produced multichannel marketing work/campaigns between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
  • Categories, Fees and Submitting Entries: Click here to submit entries, review categories, and understand fees.
  • View Marketing Work Sample Entry Form to understand what information is required for each online entry.

Nominate Marketing Professionals

  • Nomination Deadline: May 5, 2017
  • Categories: There are four categories recognizing multichannel response marketers
    • The Charles S. Downs Award - Chicago Response Marketer of the Year. Click here to learn more.
    • The Susan Kryl Award - Silver Marketers of the Year. Click here to learn more.
    • The EL Award - Emerging Leaders of the Year. Click here to learn more.
    • The Pat Wheelless Award - Mentor of the Year. Click here to learn more.
  • Fees: Nominators and nominees must be CADM members. Premier Members may nominate at no charge, and Basic Members may nominate for $27 per nomination.

Judge Marketing Work & Campaigns

  • Judge Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Eligibility: CADM members and non-members are eligible to judge. Judges must be multichannel response marketers with at least 7 years experience and available to judge 25+ entries online between 4/24/17 and 5/19/17.
  • Submitting Applications: Click here to submit an application and see all the judging details.


  • Get noticed by leading advertisers, marketers and agencies
  • Choose from three levels of sponsorship
  • Click here to learn more about benefits of Tempo Awards sponsorship

2017 Tempo Awards Gala

  • When: Thursday evening, July 13, 2017
  • Where:  Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago
  • Look for registration by May 1


Thank you to our Tempo Awards Sponsors:

GMS   AccuData        Sharper Assns