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Our Excellence Awards...

Taking place at a glittering ceremony at City Central at the HAC, hustler extraordinaire Alexis Conran was our wonderful host for the evening.

We were thrilled to be able to announce Mark Evans of Direct Line as our Marketing Leader of the Year, Hannah Pain of McDonald's as Young Marketing Leader of the Year, Skittles won our new award for 2018, Bravest Brand and Bodyform took our coveted Grand Prix prize.

See the all the winners.

2018 chair of judges, Syl Saller

After judging day, we caught up with our chair of judges and society president, Diageo's Syl Saller, to get her thoughts on the entries and why these awards matter.

'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, talking ahead of the Excellence Awards 2018

Our judges

This year's Chair of Judges was Society President and CMO of Diageo, Syl Saller. We're also proud that we had 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.

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