We had an evening of celebration, special guest performances and the most prestigious night in the UK marketing industry's calendar. Over the last three decades, our Excellence Awards have established themselves as the leading marketing awards for the industry.
Judged by an elite panel of top marketing practitioners drawn from blue-chip marketing organisations, each year these awards add to the industry’s knowledge on marketing excellence.
Tickets include a drinks reception, three-course dinner with drinks included throughout the evening and a great host and entertainment.
This year's Chair of Judges was Society President and CMO of Diageo, Syl Saller. We were also proud to have senior marketers from Airbnb, McLaren, L'Oreal, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Mars, John Lewis, Lego and more, as part of our panel. See the line-up.
We presented for the first time a 'Bravest Brand' award, where the judges awarded a special prize to the brand they consider has been bravest.
Connecting with Customers - Customer Insight, Building Customer Relationships
Communicating Effectively - Marketing Communications, Selling on a Shoestring, Branded Content, Brand Activation, Business-to-Business Marketing
Mobilising the Organisation - Employee Engagement, Building Marketing Capabilities,
Making a Difference - Partnering for Good, Not-for-Profit Marketing, Purpose Driven Brands
Building Powerful Brands - New Brand, Brand Extension, Brand Revitalisation, Global Brand Marketing, Long-Term Marketing Excellence
Leading Individuals - Young Marketing Leader of the Year, Marketing Leader of the Year
Being the Best of the Best - Best from Outside the UK, Finance Directors' Prize, Bravest Brand, Grand Prix.
This year we're pleased to say we had hustler extraordinaire Alexis Conran, as our host for the evening. Best known for co-hosting The Real Hustle. Read more about him below.
Mark Evans of Direct Line was our Marketing Leader of the Year, Hannah Pain of McDonald's took Young Marketing Leader of the Year, Skittles won Bravest Brand and Bodyform took our Grand Prix. See the winners.
This event has now taken place.
All past shortlisted and winning cases are available for members on our Clubhouse. Selected winners will be showcased in Society events throughout the year.