Marketing Week Awards deadline extended to 22 May

Entrants now have more time to apply for Marketing Week’s annual celebration of effectiveness, creativity and innovation.

The Marketing Week Awards deadline has been extended to Wednesday 22 May to give entrants more time to apply.

With 33 categories, the awards cover every aspect of marketing, from strategy through to execution, B2B and B2C. Awards are split into three sections – sector, channel and special categories, which focus on individual and team excellence.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place at the iconic Londoner in Leicester Square on Thursday 7 November 2024. The luxurious five-star hotel will be transformed for the marketing showcase of the year, during which winners will be announced.

Awards entries will be scrutinised by a stellar jury made up of more than 50 CMOs and executives, from innovative marketing organisations across a range of sectors.

Confirmed names to date include:

  • Adam Zavalis, vice-president of marketing, Asda
  • Charlotte Lock, partner and customer director, John Lewis
  • Chris Carter, strategic transformation director, Specsavers
  • Pete Markey, CMO, Boots
  • Sonia Sudhakar, CMO, Royal Mail Group
  • Rebecca Dibb-Simkin, chief product and marketing officer, Octopus Energy
  • Anouschka Elliot, managing director, global head of marketing, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Tamara Strauss, global customer director, Premier Inn

For each category, the judges will analyse how entrants can demonstrate success against business objectives and show how activity serves strategy.

Whether shortlisted or victorious, all entrants are subject to a rigorous entry process and forensic jury. For every category, entrants will be asked to illustrate achievements against business objectives and show how activity serves strategy.

Big winners in 2023 included Cadbury, which claimed the coveted Grand Prix award, with the brand praised for its innovation, strength of purpose and commitment to long-term brand building. Meanwhile, Guinness won the prestigious Brand of the Year accolade after enjoying its “best year” according to parent company Diageo, and Boots CMO Pete Markey was crowned Marketer of the Year.

Guinness scoops Brand of the Year prize

Last year’s Marketing Week coverage can be found here, with winners’ stories, interviews and dedicated podcasts.

Marketing Week editor-in-chief Russell Parsons says: “The Marketing Week Awards are a celebration of what’s possible. Illustration of what marketers can achieve.

“It’s been another challenging 12 months, but marketers have stood up and delivered for company and customers. I look forward to celebrating their success and telling their stories when we announce our shortlist and winners.”

The new deadline for entries is 22 May. The shortlist will be announced on 19 July, and winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in London on 7 November.

For more information on categories, criteria, and how to enter, head here.