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What is The Pitch?

The Pitch is a nationwide marketing competition for students, designed to recognise and reward the marketing talent of the future. In teams of two or three, you have to tackle a marketing challenge set by this year’s sponsor. Pitch it to real industry leaders and if you impress our panel, you will be in the running for an array of career-accelerating prizes.

This competition is designed for second and third year university students studying a marketing degree or business degree with a marketing module. By entering The Pitch students are not only in the running for some great prizes but it will also provide the opportunity to build professional networks, gain real-life experience and enhance their CV.

Entries for this year are now closed.

What to expect?

15 March 2018

Moor Hall

Any questions?

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Sponsored by:

The Challenge

How can Wilkinson Sword step change the recruitment of young men and women into their shaving range
and build a band of advocates?

Sponsor: Edgewell Personal Care

2018 Finalists

Cut Throat Marketing
  • Georgia Smith
  • Callum Spavins
Fort Strategem
  • Foluwasho Adelagun
  • Gareth Joseph
  • Buchizya Silwizya
  • Mans Dalvig
  • Christos Nicolaou
  • Sandra Rijnberg
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Stephanie Martin 
  • Olivia Tomlinson
Met-marketers: In the loop
  • Bashaer Aldakhil
  • Harrison Jones
  • Isabelle-Amymae Pocknell
Met Marketing Magicians
  • Cathy Craven
  • Emily Morris
  • Chelsea Tame
  • Inaiyah Javed
  • Sophie Williams
  • Raya Gunova
  • Velina Vasileva
  • Elliot Williams
Strath Gen Z
  • Roxanne Colinet
  • Ellen Grieve
Team Protégé
  • Paige Churcher
  • Mark Cooke
  • Nicole Thomas
The Alter Egos
  • Emily Rushworth
  • Emma Walter
The Market Ears
  • Sophie Elton
  • Charlie Nock
  • Timothy Vine


The Prizes

The top 12 finalists will be invited to a live judging day on 15 March 2018 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

    • £2,500
    • Winner of the ‘Marketers of the future’ award at CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • Up to three VIP tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 2nd place

    • £1,000
    • Up to three VIP tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
  • 3rd place

    • A ‘Fitbit Alta’ for each team member
    • Up to three VIP tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
  • All finalists

    • Specially-produced finalist certificates
    • Promotion on www.cim.co.uk

Contact us

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

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