Key membership benefits of CIM

Being a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing will help you stand out from the crowd no matter where you are in your career. With over 100 years of experience, we can help you get the most out of marketing. Whether it's through sharing knowledge, bringing you together with the right people or providing practical advice, we can help you take the next step.

professional recognitionProfessional recognition

Gain professional recognition as a CIM member through designatory letters on your business cards and email sign-off. These are awarded based on a combination of experience and/or qualifications. Not only does it show your dedication towards the profession, but also helps you expand your knowledge as well as reflect on your progression in marketing.


Professional Marketing Qualifications

Whatever stage you are at in your career, our qualifications can help you to develop your marketing skills and knowledge. And because our qualifications are developed to meet industry needs, they will provide you with practical skills that can help you to progress. Find out more about our qualifications

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Latest Industry news

Want to keep up with all the latest marketing news but don't have the time? As a member, you have access to Cutting Edge, our weekly digest of marketing-related news from across the sectors. 

networking opportunities

Networking opportunities

An extensive events programme to help you share information and connect at every level in the marketing community whether it’s sector specific or regional. 

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From agency briefs to the ultimate marketing toolkit, our exclusive online marketing resources will equip you practical marketing guides and templates to support you in your marketing role.

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Whether you want to understand marketing trends within your industry or gain more insights about your customers, as a member, you will get free online access to an extensive range of reports, journals, business publications and marketing books. We can also offer tailored research support.

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Practical Insights are one hour, interactive webinars delivered by experts within their specific area of marketing. The aim is to provide you with practical marketing knowledge you can immediately apply.




Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. Find out more as a mentor or mentee.

CPD Programme leading to Chartered Marketer status

The programme enables you to remain professional, effective and compliant by ensuring you stay up to date in the fast-moving world of marketing. It allows you to track your progress and receive recognition for your achievements, helping to increase confidence and giving you additional credibility as a professional marketer.



As a member of CIM, you can get up to 20% off from our marketing bookshop; up to 10% on training courses; and discounted rates on meetings, conferences and events at Moor Hall Conference Centre.


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Expert legal advice on business, employment and personal issues provided by the UK’s leading legal advice specialists. Advice covers topics such as  insolvency, data protection, taxation, debt, family law and consumer rights.

professional liability insurance

Professional liability insurance

Exclusive rates are available to help protect your company in the event of claims relating to alleged negligence, errors or omissionsAs standard, policies cover members for professional indemnity, public and products liability, libel and slander and legal expenses all in one policy.

benevolent fundBenevolent fund

The Chartered Institute of Marketing Members’ Benevolent Fund (CIMMBF) offers support and advice to CIM members (past and present) and their dependants when misfortune befalls them.

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Researchers are on hand to assist you with your information needs whether this is a short enquiry, an in-depth enquiry or assistance in using the online services. We can offer tailored research to support your business enquiries or your studying requirements. Also if you are preparing for an interview or a pitch we can improve your understanding of a company or a market place.