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The Marketing Society Excellence Awards sets the standard of marketing excellence in the UK. With 23 categories there is something for everyone.

View the categories and check the entry criteria.

When submitting your entry, ensure you have obtained permission to feature material from external suppliers as necessary.

Case Studies
The Marketing Society will publish winning and shortlisted case studies, to promote marketing excellence.  If your case study contains sensitive information, you should clearly state this and indicate which information should not be published. In addition, some winners will be approached and invited to present at a best practice showcase event in 2016.

Who can enter
Entries may be submitted by the owner of the brand or company, or their marketing agency. All agencies entering must gain prior approval from a director at the client company, and supply that individual’s email address for verification. You do not have to be a member of The Marketing Society to enter the Awards. Your company/agency does not need to reside in the UK

An entry must take the form of a 2000 word paper submitted online, plus your 300 word Executive Summary (detailed below). Total max word count: 2300 words. Please include your Executive Summary in your over all submission paper AND in a seperate document. Please note your word count on the last page. Creative images should be used to illustrate the paper and aid the judges in their evaluation. If you want to upload images seperately they should be Images no larger than A5 at 300 dpi. You are permitted to supply a maximum of three supporting documents. The total submission should not exceed 5MBs. All documents should be uploaded as PDFs. Paper copies are not required.

In addition, please submit with each entry an Executive Summary of no more than 300 words. This should cover:

• Objective
• Scale of the task
• Key results

For an example of a winning paper please view the Grand Prix winner from 2015.

Guidance on entering
For further information please call the team on +4420 8973 1366 or email

Entry fees
• Member: £380 +VAT for each entry
• Non-member: £500 +VAT for each entry
• Charity: £250 +VAT for each entry into the not-for-profit category
• Young Marketing Leader of the Year: Free of charge

Please note any entries made after the deadline will incur an extra £50 fee (this must be pre-arranged with our Awards Manager).

Check List
• Entries close on 5 February 2016
• Submission: 2000 word submission
• PLUS a 300 word executive summary
• Authorisation: Authorised by Marketing Director or equivalent

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