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Book your tickets now to the 18th CIM Ireland Marketing Awards.

Launched in the historic Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices in the Titanic Hotel, Belfast, the awards aim to reward talent of aspiring, future marketers and recognise our countries world-class marketing achievements.

The CIM Ireland Marketing Awards will take place on Friday 09 November, where the 2018 winners will be announced at a gala event in Titanic, Belfast.

Book tickets now for you and your team and take advantage of our early bird prices.

09 November 2018

Early bird closes 
19 October 2018

The Marketing Trust is proud to be the headline sponsor of the CIM Ireland Marketing Awards 2018.


  • Best new product, business or service launch – sponsored by Mintel

    A new CIM Ireland Marketing Awards category - if you did something new then here’s the place to enter – any product or service – across any sector.


    • Almac Group: Celebrating 50 years of Almac - A Unique Culture Delivering Exceptional Solutions 
    • Beiersdorf: NIVEA MEN Body Grooming Range
    • Noisy Snacks Limited: Make Some Noise...Noisy Nuts
    • The Irish News: Irish News Weekend Edition
    • Translink: Belfast's Glider launch 
  • Cause Related Marketing

    A new category focused on companies who have used cause related marketing to highlight or create funding for an issue, charity or good cause.  


    • ASG & Partners: Empty Chairs - Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI
    • Fathom: Christian Aid and Fathon
    • Public Health Agency: #NotSorryMums
    • Zesty: thenextchapter.eu
  • Creative Industries Marketing – sponsored by Titanic Belfast & Titanic Hotel, Belfast

    The category is for marketing impact made in the creative sector, open to individuals or a company it could be a product, event or service but has creativity at its heart.


    • Ulster Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra innovative campaigns 
  • Marketing in Construction, Engineering and other Manufacturing Sectors - sponsored by BlueSky Video Marketing

    Open to small and large companies in construction, engineering, automotive, transport and other manufacturing sectors.


    • CDE Global: CDE Global Rebrand
    • Federation of Master Builders: Build Better with a Master Builder
    • MJM Group: Refitting the Azamara Pursuit in Belfast
    • Smiley Monroe: Say Hi to Our 5 Values
    • Taggart Homes: The Designer Builder
    • Yelo Limited: It's all Yelo
  • Marketing in Hotels, Leisure, Events, Travel and Tourism Sectors - sponsored by Corporate Hire AV

    Large or small commercial companies, not for profit and social firms with campaigns in this area can enter here.


    • ASG & Partners: Causeway Coast & Glens... the definition of
    • Derry City and Strabane District Council: Derry Halloween 2017
    • Galgorm Resort & Spa: #GiftLove
    • Mammoth: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2018
    • Titanic Belfast: The World's Leading Attraction
    • Titanic Hotel Belfast: The Hotel that History Built
    • Velocity Worldwide: Fan Engagement Project for The Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic 2017
    • Visit Belfast: Find your Belfast
    • W5: Dinosaur Encounter at W5
  • Most Marketing Impact on a Small Budget – sponsored by Ulster University Business School

    Small budget with big outcomes should look here to highlight their campaigns.


    • Derry City & Strabane District Council: Slow Food Festival
    • Fathom: Madlug and Fathom
    • Free'ist: Free'ist Sugar Swap Week
    • InspecVision Ltd: InspecVision gets plenty bang for its buck in the USA!
    • Mackle Petfoods: Excellence in Marketing - Naturo Pet Foods
    • Noisy Snacks Limited: Make Some Noise... We are in Lidl
    • W5: Dinosaur Encounter at W5
  • Not for Profit Campaign/Marketing – sponsored by Moy Park

    Sponsored by Moy Park, all charities, social firms, campaigning organisations or private sector organisations who have done work in this area can enter their work into this category.


    • ASG & Partners: Victim Support NI
    • Ava Creative Consulting: Save CQ Campaign
    • CDE Global: Circular Driven Economy Symposium
    • Employers For Childcare: Employers For Childcare
    • Federation of Master Builders: Build Better with a Master Builder
    • W5: Dinosaur Encounter at W5
  • Professional Services Marketing – sponsored by Baker McKenzie

    Sponsored by Baker McKenzie. This category is for professional services in education, financial, legal, recruitment, accountancy or other.  This is the chance to show that your work grows your business.  Internal campaigns across any sector may also feel this category works for them. 


    • The Irish News: The Irish News Young News Readers
  • Public Sector Marketing

    Any campaign large or small from an organisation working in public sector is eligible. 


    • Ardmore: Translink Christmas
    • Ardmore: Translink Smartmovers
    • ASG & Partners: Northern Regional College
    • Smarts Communicate: Know Your Calories
    • Translink: Translink's yLink
    • W5: Dinosaur Encounter at W5
  • Retail Campaigning

    This includes both online marketing and bricks and mortar. FMCG fit into this one, as well as e-commerce, boutique shops or large multi-nationals.


    • ASG & Partners: Remus Uomo
    • ASG & Partners on behalf of M&S: Supporting the Community for 50 Years
    • AV Browne on behalf of Moy Park: Masterfully Crafted, Marvellously Tasty
    • DIGG Childrenswear: From Good To Great - It's Time To Celebrate
    • Warden Bros Ltd: Wardens of Newtownards
  • Technology Marketing

    Marketers working in the technology sector, including Software developers can enter this category.  


    • Yelo Limited: Yelo Enabling The Internet
  • CIM Ireland Agency of the Year – sponsored by Marketing Trust.

    This will be awarded to the agency who has demonstrated exceptional effectiveness through transformational campaigns.


    • Digital Twenty Four
    • Elevator Promotional Marketing Ltd
    • Zesty
  • CIM Ireland Marketer of the Year

    Recognises the demonstrable impact made by a marketing professional on one or more brands managed by her/him, and which would be acknowledged as demonstrating best marketing practice.


    • Andrew Dickinson, Wilsons Auctions
    • Ann Graham, W5
    • Lauren Campbell, Victoria Square
    • Noel Allen, Noisy Snacks Limited
  • CIM Ireland Marketing Team of the Year – sponsored by PML Group

    Sponsored by PML Group recognises the demonstrable impact made by a marketing team on one or more brands they manage, using innovative and impactful marketing.


    • Beiersdorf
    • CDE Global
    • Department of Finance, NICS
    • Translink
    • Ulster Orchestra
    • Victoria Square
    • Wilsons Auctions
  • CIM Ireland Studying Member of the Year – sponsored by Marketing Trust

    This category is awarded to the highest performing student in each module of the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing and the Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing, along with recognising the highest performing student overall for these qualifications.

  • Chair’s Award for Best Campaign (across all sectors)

    Having reviewed all category winners, the CIM Ireland Chair will decide which entry best demonstrates marketing impact to the Ireland marketing community.


Interest in sponsorship of the CIM Ireland Marketing Awards has been very brisk with half our categories already sold before launch. By sponsoring the event your brand is positioned alongside the leading professional marketing body. It offers you the opportunity to network with marketing professionals across the island and align your company with an event that is successful, well established and greatly respected. The CIM Ireland Marketing Awards sponsorship brochure is available here.


  • Stephen Allen FCIM
  • Nicky Jackson
  • Peter Craven
  • Niamh Sherwin-Barry
  • Annmarie Hanlon
  • Eleanor Gilliland
  • Maurice Mulvenna
  • Chris Henry
  • Bridgene Keeley – Sales & Marketing Director at McKeever Hotels Ltd
  • Ciaran Sheehan



Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, 

Queens Road

Belfast, BT3 9EP

Call: +44 (0)1628 427340
Email: cim.events@cim.co.uk


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