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Our Excellence Awards.
This year we’d like you to share your failures as well as your successes.

It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Marketing Society Excellence Awards and this year, in line with the Society’s brave agenda, our Awards are a little different.

We want to hear about your failures as well as your successes. Tell us what you learned when things didn’t go quite according to plan and how you turned this into a subsequent success in our new Heroic Failure award.

Meanwhile, there are seventeen other categories you can enter to tell us about your successes - from Customer Insight to Employee Engagement; and the judges will also be awarding a special prize to 'The Bravest Brand' from among all the entries. Those judges will all, once again, be senior marketers chaired by Syl Saller - our President and the CMO of Diageo.

If you are familiar with our Awards it is still worth looking carefully at all the categories, as we do update them every year in line with the feedback from contestants and judges.

Finally, if you are working with a charity there is an extra incentive for you to enter this year. Thanks to the generosity of our partners at the Marketors’ Trust, there will be no entry fee for charities plus a complimentary place for the winner on next year’s 'Ones To Watch' programme for up-and-coming marketing executives.  

The deadline for entries is Friday 9 February 2018, so start planning today.

Highlights from the Excellence Awards 2017

In 2017 #JointheHerd were the worthy winners of our Grand Prix award, with Just Eat's Barnaby Dawe taking the trophy for Marketing Leader of the Year.

'I strongly believe that marketers must be able to demonstrate to their colleagues in the rest of the business, the effectiveness of their work, and I particularly look forward to seeing the quantified evidence of your success.'

Syl Saller, CMO, Diageo, president of The Marketing Society and chair of judges of the Excellence Awards 2018

Our judges

We're in the process of confirming our 2018 judges. Select any of the images below or the Judges menu at the top of the page to see our full list.

Key dates

9 February 2018 | Entry deadline
26 April 2018 | Judging
13 June 2018 | Awards night

Our partners

Unilever