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The 18th CIM Ireland Awards are now open to entries. 

Launched in the historic Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices in the Titanic Hotel, Belfast the awards aim to recognise and celebrate the insight, creativity and impact of marketers located on the island of Ireland.

Any organisation, individual or team working in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, regardless of size, sector or industry can enter.  The marketing campaign submitted does not need to focus on activity taking place in Ireland - it can be an international or local campaign. 

The activity must take place from 30 September 2016 to 28 September 2018. 

Please note the closing date is 28 September 2018 at 15:00.

The Ireland Marketing Awards will take place on Friday 9 November where the 2018 winners will be announced at a gala event in Titanic, Belfast.  Over 200 are expected at this prestigious black tie event.

28 September 2018

Entry deadline


  • Public Sector Marketing

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Marketing in Construction, Engineering and other Manufacturing Sectors

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

  • Marketing in Hotels, Leisure, Events, Travel and Tourism Sectors

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

  • Technology Marketing

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

  • Agri-food marketing – sponsored by Ulster University Business School

    Sponsored by Ulster University this category will showcase the success of the food and drink sector whether marketing locally or internationally.

  • Best Life Science Marketing

    If your product or service is located in the life science this category is appropriate for you.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Most Marketing Impact on a Small Budget

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

  • CIM Ireland Studying Member of the Year – sponsored by Marketing Trust

    The highest performing CIM students in a module at Level six (Diploma) will be invited to tell CIM how their study has been applied in their workplaces.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 sponsorship brochure is available here.


  • Stephen Allen FCIM
  • Nicky Jackson
  • Peter Craven
  • Niamh Sherwin-Barry
  • Annmarie Hanlon
  • Eleanor Gilliland



Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, 

Queens Road

Belfast, BT3 9EP

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


Contact us

Finally – do take a read of our terms and conditions. We also have a live Q & A document which we will update with queries as the competition progresses and will be hosting events up until September with best practice, tips and advice.

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

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