The Marketing Society Excellence Awards – the leading marketing awards in the UK.
The Marketing Society Excellence Awards set the standard of marketing excellence and have been an institution since 1985 – establishing their reputation as the UK’s leading marketing awards. Each year they are judged by an elite panel of senior marketing practitioners drawn from blue-chip marketing organisations. The awards are a chance to honour and highlight the great work of agencies and brands and to take stock of what is happening in marketing in the UK and around the world.
There are 24 categories in total including building customer relationships, employee engagement, cause-related marketing, best from outside the UK and the grand prix award.
Submissions are open to all organisations, brands and agencies worldwide. Entries are submitted and paid for online and may be done so by the owner of the brand or company (or their marketing/advertising agency) and you don’t have to be a member of The Marketing Society to enter or reside in the UK.
Submissions are judged against the marketing achievements of all types of business and entrants are asked to provide independent and robust data that supports the claims made in their entries.
The judges give more weight to quantitative data and comparable trend data over time. Key measures which should ideally be included are sales, profit, market share and customer attitudes.
AN EXCLUSIVE NETWORK
The Marketing Society is an exclusive global network of senior marketers. Since 1959 we have emerged as one of the most influential drivers of marketing in the business community.
We challenge our 3000 members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders by supporting the development of leading-edge thinking and promoting the evidence of effective marketing. We are the place for discerning marketers to learn, develop and share best practice.
We inspire our members via our Manifesto for Marketing Leadership, a world-class programme of events, our Excellence Awards, our publications and our online Clubhouse which offers members a rich source of marketing content including interviews, expert opinion and case studies.
In 2014 we expanded our network into Asia opening hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore, followed by a Middle East hub in Dubai in 2016. Our New Delhi and New York hubs opened in 2017.
The Awards categories reflect strategic marketing objectives that are common to all organisations. Your submissions will be judged against the marketing achievements of all types of business – rather than just those of direct competitors in your industry sector.
Entrants should provide independent and robust data that supports the claims made. The judges will give more weight to quantitative data and comparable trend data over time. Key measures which should ideally be included are sales, profit, market share and customer attitudes.
Connecting with Customers
Mobilising the Organisation
Making a Difference
Building Powerful Brands
Being the Best of the Best
The Marketing Society Excellence Awards sets the standard of marketing excellence in the UK. With 24 categories, there is something for everyone.
OUR 2018 AWARDS ARE OPEN. Submit your entries here.
Please note: this platform to submit your entries is different to The Marketing Society website. If you’re a member of The Marketing Society you cannot use your Society login. You must create an alternative one for the Excellence Awards.
When submitting your entry, ensure you have obtained permission to feature material from external suppliers as necessary.
The Marketing Society will publish winning and shortlisted case studies, to promote marketing excellence. If your case study contains sensitive information, you should clearly state this and indicate which information should not be published. In addition, some winners will be approached and invited to present at a Best Practice Showcase event in each September. This event is promoted through The Marketing Society’s main website.
Who can enter
Entries may be submitted by the owner of the brand or company (or their marketing agency). All agencies entering must gain prior approval from a director at the client company and supply that individual’s email address for verification. You do not have to be a member of The Marketing Society to enter the Awards. Your company/agency does not need to reside in the UK.
An entry must take the form of a 2000-word paper (submitted online), which includes your 300-word executive summary. Total max word count: 2300. Please note your word count on the last page of your submission. Creative images should be used to illustrate the paper and aid the judges in their evaluation. You are allowed to upload three supporting images per entry at 300 DPI. Your submission PDF file should not exceed 5MBs. All submissions should be uploaded as PDFs. Paper copies are not required. Images should be uploaded as JPGs.
Each entry should include your 300-word executive summary, which should cover:
• Scale of the task
• Key results
For an example of a winning paper please see the Grand Prix from 2017. Also, visit our YouTube channel to see reactions from the winners and thoughts from the judges.
Guidance on entering
For further information please call the team on +4420 8973 1360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member: £400 +VAT for each entry
• Non-member: £520 +VAT for each entry
• Not-for-Profit category: Free of charge
• Young Marketing Leader of the Year: Free of charge
• Any entries submitted after the initial deadline of 9 February 2018 will incur a £50 fee.
Entries cannot be submitted unless paid for.
Payment is made online.
Please note: each entry also includes one free place at our Best of the Best Awards showcase event, held each year in September following the Awards. For more on this event members can head to our our online Clubhouse, and if you’re a non-member, please call us on +44 208 973 1360 or email us.
• Entries close on 9 February 2018
• Submission: 2000-word submission
• PLUS a 300-word executive summary
• Authorisation: Authorised by Marketing Director or equivalent
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