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The Brave Awards

Previously called the Awards for Excellence and the Excellence Awards and relaunched at the end of 2018 as our Brave Awards, our 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 marketers, drawn from blue-chip 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 14 categories and 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 society to enter, or reside in the UK.

Hugh Burkitt interviews James Espey

On the evening of the 30-year anniversary of the Excellence Awards, in 2015, Marketing Society Global Ambassador, Hugh Burkitt, spoke to our first ever awards winner, from 1985, James Espey OBE. 

James regaled us with tales about winning the award for Baileys by ignoring the research, launching Malibu in the UK, and introducing Le Piat D'Or and how the French hated the wine, but the Brits loved it.

About The Marketing Society

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 members to think differently and become bolder leaders. We are the place for discerning marketers to learn, develop and share best practice.

We inspire our members through our world-class programme of events, print publications and online Clubhouse, which offers members a rich source of marketing content including opinions, blogs, think pieces, case studies and inspiration. In 2014 we expanded the society into Asia, opening hubs in Hong Kong (2014), Singapore (2015), Dubai (2016), and India and New York (2017). We plan to be in ten key cities by 2020.

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Submit 2019 entries

Entries will be open from 12 December 2018. Deadline to submit, 15 February 2019.