The Greater London Region (GLR) of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) are pleased to announce the forthcoming Women in Marketing Awards, celebrating the achievements of women in the marketing profession on the 3 November 2011 at The May Fair Hotel.
The inaugural Women in Marketing Awards in 2010 generated much interest amongst the marketing community. Now in its second year, it has attracted involvement from the likes of Gail Gallie, CEO of Fallon London; Anna Bateson, Marketing Director EMEA YouTube; Helen Kellie, CMO BBC Worldwide and Daryl Fielding, VP of Marketing Europe Kraft Foods.
Created in 2004, Ade Onilude, a CIM Central London Committee member, identified a need for women in marketing to be recognised and celebrated. This led to her conceiving and launching the first Women in Marketing event on the theme Work-Life Balance. Since then, the annual Women in Marketing event has tackled topics such as Ethical Marketing, The Creatives, Branding and Diversity in Marketing, with the purpose of provoking discussion and inspiring women in marketing and the wider business community.
The popularity of the events prompted Ade to introduce this first-ever industry awards last year; celebrating the achievements of women – and men who market to women – in the industry.
“We were extremely pleased with the overall response and the calibre of the candidates that entered the first Awards”, says Ade Onilude, the awards creator. “This year the Awards have stepped up a notch and expectations are high.”
2010’s overall winner was Catriona Kempston of Europcar UK Group who was awarded Best Female Marketer of the Year.
“Winning an award at the inaugural Women in Marketing Awards was an amazing experience for me, my team and Europcar,” stated Catriona. “It was fantastic to be recognised by the marketing industry, CIM, the esteemed judges, and with the added bonus of celebrating, recognising and encouraging women in particular”.
Winner of the Best Male Marketer category in 2010 was Tom Savigar of The Future Laboratory.
“When I heard I was nominated for a Women in Marketing Award, I wasn’t sure what to think. Had there been a mistake? And when I heard it was for Best Male Marketer, I really started to think what had I done to deserve this! However, when I realised who my peers were upon arriving at the ceremony, I felt delighted to receive this award and be recognised for the work The Future Laboratory has done to help brands better understand and resonate with women. As we enter the Female Age, getting this right is crucial, and I am glad that the Women in Marketing Awards is championing this agenda.”
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Note to Editors:
The 2011 CIM Women In Marketing Awards will take place on the 3 November 2011 at The May Fair Hotel. Deadline for award entry submission is midnight 22 September 2011. For more information on the awards visit www.wimawards.co.uk.
About The Chartered Institute of Marketing
The Chartered Institute of Marketing is the leading international professional marketing body with some 41,000 members worldwide. First established in 1911 it has for almost a century defined the marketing standards that operate in the UK and is the global champion of best marketing practice. The Institute exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners, enabling them to deliver exceptional results for their organisations. It does this by providing membership, qualifications and training to marketing professionals and businesses around the world. Visit www.cim.co.uk for more information.
Covering the capital, CIM’s Greater London Region supports the largest membership of any of the Institute’s regions in the UK. The Greater London Region is run by members on a voluntary basis with the aim to complement the central support provided by CIM. For more information visit www.cimlondon.co.uk.
About our Centenary
With the completion of a century in winning professional recognition and status for the marketing professional The Chartered Institute of Marketing will continue throughout its next century as the marketer’s lifelong career partner, and the champion of marketing excellence in all aspects of business and commerce. Events and celebrations planned during the centenary year will provide marketers with an opportunity to show off the positive power of marketing and demonstrate the beneficial contribution that marketing provides to both an organisation's bottom line and long-term future.
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