Working with other Kent-based professional bodies, media organisations and business
exhibitions, the Kent Branch provides a range of activities for the county's
marketers. These include:
1. CPD events and networking
Throughout the year we run a series of events designed to develop your knowledge
in key areas. Our flagship event is the
Kent Annual Marketing Lecture which is normally held in October and has
featured presentations from Richard Reed (Innocent Drinks), Mark Palmer (Green &
Black's), Huw Morgan (HSBC) and Clarence Mitchell (LEWIS PR). Other events include
three-and-a-half hour workshops on topics such as copywriting or Google Analytics,
as well as evening presentations and all provide great networking opportunities.
2. The Kent Student Chapter
Supported by our Kent Branch, but run entirely by undergraduate students at Canterbury
Christ Church University, the Student Chapter was officially launched in 2008 and
has grown in numbers every year. Its mission is to provide students with practical
marketing experience that complements their degrees and interests, enabling them
to develop their skills and enhance their future job prospects.
3. Small business initiative
We are keen to raise the profile and recognition of the professionalism of CIM members
by sharing knowledge and expertise with the small business community
throughout Kent. Using professional marketers and aimed at small and medium businesses,
the 'Simply Better Marketing' programme helps people to make
the most of marketing resources to grow their business. For more information on the programme, e-mail
4. Online discussion
We have an active LinkedIn Group where members can ask questions, make new contacts,
share views and expertise and contribute to shaping the activities of the Kent branch.
We also publish a monthly blog on our website which members and non-members are
free to comment on.
5. Regular e-newsletter
The Kent branch publish a regular e-newsletter with lots of valuable information, member
interviews and key features to keep members up to date with branch activities and best practice.
Kent newsletter and Kent Excellence in Business Awards.
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