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What is The Pitch?

The Pitch is a nationwide competition designed to recognise and reward the marketing talent of the future. 

Each year we task marketing and business students in their second or third year of university with a real-life marketing challenge, set by a leading global brand. If they impress the panel, they'll be in the running for a selection of prizes to kick start their marketing career.

We are delighted to announce that our sponsor for 2019 is sun care experts, Hawaiian Tropic.

So, if you're ready to tackle this year's challenge, boost your CV and network with industry leaders from across the UK, you can enter using the appropriate registration form below. Please note registrations must be received by 26 October 2018.

Once registered, student teams will be tasked with developing a marketing plan to tackle this year’s challenge. The marketing plan submission deadline is 21 November 2018, all plans must be submitted to thepitch@cim.co.uk. Each plan will then be marked and the top ten shortlisted student teams will go forward to the live pitching final taking place on 14 February 2019.

26 October 2018

Registrations are open and must be received by 26 October 2018.

 

 

 

The Challenge

“How can the unique positioning of Hawaiian Tropic, help young women embrace the sun
so they feel confident and protected all summer long?”

Sponsor: Edgewell Personal Care

Register now

Entries for The Pitch 2019 are open. To register, please select the correct option below and complete the required form. All entries must be received by 26 October 2018.

 

Students   Universities

The Prizes

The top 10 finalists will be invited to a live judging day on 14 February 2019 to present their pitches to a panel of industry leaders. The judges will then decide who will be walking away with the following prizes:

  • 1st place

    • £1,500 for the team
    • Winner of the ‘Marketers of the Future’ award at CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2019
    • A VIP ticket to CIM's Marketing Excellence Awards 2019 for each team member (up to three) and one ticket for the tutor of university 
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 2nd place

    • £750 for the team
    • A VIP ticket to CIM's Marketing Excellence Awards 2019 for each team member (up to three) and one ticket for the tutor of the university
  • 3rd place

    • A ‘Fitbit Flex 2’ for each team member
    • A VIP ticket to CIM's Marketing Excellence Awards 2019 for each team member (up to three) and one ticket for the tutor of the university
  • All finalists

    • Specially-produced finalist certificates

2018 Gallery

If you're wondering what to expect on the day, scroll through the below photos captured at last year's live pitching final. You can also find out more about the experiences of our previous judges, sponsors and student teams here.

Contact us

For more information, please contact: thepitch@cim.co.uk

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