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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.

Please note registrations for The Pitch 2019 are now closed. 

14 February 2019

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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

Top three finalists

On the 14 February 2019, we welcomed the ten finalist teams to the final of The Pitch 2019. Each team presented their marketing plan to our panel of industry experts in a bid to win a place in the top three.

The judges have announced their top three finalist teams, who will be attending the prestigious CIM Marketing Excellence Awards on 11 April 2019, where the winner of the competition will be announced. We’d like to congratulate all teams who entered this year and wish the top three the best of luck.

                                                                            

B Emporia

Bournemouth University

Evolve

Birmingham City University

Tropic Like it's Hot

University of Strathclyde

Joel Luiz  Sandeep Bassi Tess Gordon
Felicity Morel-Rankin Taela Elms Clare McGee
Rebecca Renouf  Jack Hart  Dominique Santini

The Prizes

This year we have a selection of career accelerating prizes available. On 11 April 2019 our top three finalist teams will find out 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 or 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 or 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 or university
  • All finalists

    • Specially-produced finalist certificates

Judges

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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