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Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Join us on Friday 9 November at the CIM Ireland Marketing Awards 2018 for a celebration of the very best marketing innovations, interventions and campaigns crafted by organisations, businesses and agencies from our two countries.

The Awards will be held in the magnificent Titanic Suite at Titanic Belfast, where you will mingle and chat with other guests over a glass of prosecco at our welcome reception. Enjoy a sumptuous four-course gala dinner, experience the excitement of the Awards Ceremony and dance the night away to our live band. The itinerary for the evening is:


19:00     Drinks Reception

20:00     Guests Seated

20:00     Welcome and Speeches

20:30     Starter and Main Course

21:45     Awards Presentation Part One

22:15     Dessert, Tea and Coffee Served

22:35     Awards Presentation Part Two

23:05     Entertainment from the Parachutes


The dress code is black tie so gentlemen are requested to wear a dinner jacket or lounge suit and  ladies a ballgown or cocktail dress. To view the menu please click here.

The price to attend is £114 including VAT for a CIM Member, Studying Member and Student and £132 including VAT for a non-member.

Book tickets now for you and your team to celebrate your success. A 10% discount is applied to a table of ten booking.

09 November 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 

    Sponsored by:



  • Cause Related Marketing - sponsored by McGowans

    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


    Sponsored By:

  • 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 

    Sponsored by:

  • 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

    Sponsored By:

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

  • CIM Ireland Marketer of the Year - sponsored by The Future of Marketing

    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

    Sponsored by:

  • 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

    Sponsored by:

  • 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.


    Sponsored by:

  • 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.


The CIM Ireland Marketing Awards 2018 are kindly sponsored by an array of blue-chip companies and organisations.

The Marketing Trust, is not only proud to be our Headline Sponsor but also to be the category sponsor for Agency of the Year and Studying Member of the Year, recognising the marketing talent of the future.

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



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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Call +44 (0)1628 427340 
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