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The Marketing Society Excellence Awards - the leading marketing awards in the UK.

The Marketing Society Excellence Awards set the standard of marketing excellence and have been an institution since 1985 – establishing their reputation as the UK’s leading marketing awards. Each year they are judged by an elite panel of senior marketing practitioners drawn from blue-chip marketing organisations. The awards are a chance to honour and highlight the great work of agencies and brands and to take stock of what is happening in marketing in the UK and around the world.

There are 24 categories in total including building customer relationships, employee engagement, cause-related marketing, best from outside the UK and the grand prix award.

Submissions are open to all organisations, brands and agencies worldwide. Entries are submitted and paid for online and may be done so by the owner of the brand or company (or their marketing/advertising agency) and you don’t have to be a member of The Marketing Society to enter or reside in the UK.

Submissions are judged against the marketing achievements of all types of business and entrants are asked to provide independent and robust data that supports the claims made in their entries.

The judges give more weight to quantitative data and comparable trend data over time. Key measures which should ideally be included are sales, profit, market share and customer attitudes.


The Marketing Society is an exclusive global network of senior marketers.  Since 1959 we have emerged as one of the most influential drivers of marketing in the business community.

We challenge our 3000 members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders by supporting the development of leading-edge thinking and promoting the evidence of effective marketing.  We are the place for discerning marketers to learn, develop and share best practice.

We inspire our members via our Manifesto for Marketing Leadership, a world-class programme of events, our Excellence Awards, our publications and our online Clubhouse which offers members a rich source of marketing content including interviews, expert opinion and case studies.

In 2014 we expanded our network into Asia opening hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore, followed by a Middle East hub in Dubai in 2016. Our New Delhi and New York hubs opened in 2017.

Become a member

Not a member of The Marketing Society? Apply now and become part of our global network of senior marketers around the world.

2018 entries open

Deadline to submit, 9 Feb 2018.