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Our Excellence Awards.
Time to book your table and join us on the night...

This year's entries are braver than ever. But, come awards night, who will win? Judging has now taken place across twenty three categories, and the judges have now chosen their 'Bravest Brand' and Grand Prix winner - as well as winners and highly commended entries across all the categories of course.

So all that remains now is to browse the shortlist and book your table to join us on the night.


Our 2018 shortlist is out now, ordered by category then brand. Our Grand Prix, Bravest Brand, Finance Director's prize, Best Outside the UK, Marketing Leader of the Year and Young Marketing Leader of the Year are not listed, as the winners of these categories will be announced on the night.

Please note: Marketing Leader of the Year voting for this year's winner has now finished. It was a tight race and the winner will be announced on awards night. This year's nominees were from: Burger King, Mars, Direct Line, Nationwide, IBM, Heineken, Bird's Eye and Tesco.

Awards night

This year our Excellence Awards is taking place on 13 June at City Central at The HAC, Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4TW. So book your place, tables are selling fast so don't delay. We're also pleased to announce we have hustler extraordinaire Alexis Conran as host. Book now and join us for a night of celebration.

Watch the highlights

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

This year's Chair of Judges is Society President and CMO of Diageo, Syl Saller. We're 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. Select any of the images below or the menu at the top to see our full list.

Key dates

30 April | Shortlist announced
13 June | Awards night
12 September | Award winners' showcase

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