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As President of The Marketing Society I am proud to invite you to enter our first ever Brave Awards.

In 2019 the Society will reach its 60th anniversary and we will be celebrating the huge contribution that marketing has made to business. But the traditional methods used by marketers over the past six decades can no longer be relied on - our world has changed and we must find brave new solutions to the global challenges that all our organisations face.

To reflect this, we have created a completely new set of categories and entry criteria. We are still looking for effectiveness and marketing excellence; all marketing activity should be effective - that is our day job - but what we really want to see are your exceptional marketing stories that truly demonstrate brave leadership in action.

The judges will be a highly experienced group of marketing practitioners and I am honoured to be leading the panel through the process once again.

The awards night on 12 June 2019 will be a fantastic evening in Central London celebrating our new Brave Awards and will also be a highlight of what I am sure will be a very special 60th birthday year.

I am really looking forward to reading your story and congratulating you in person. Good luck.

Syl Saller
Global CMO, Diageo
President of The Marketing Society & Chair of Judges     


2019 judges

Our Chair of Judges is Marketing Society President and CMO of Diageo, Syl Saller. Syl chaired our 2018 Awards and returns this year with a new judging panel - to be confirmed in the upcoming months. View our archive of judges.

Chief Marketing Officer

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with a collection of beverage alcohol. Syl has been Marketing Society President since 2017 and is chief marketing officer of Diageo. She is also our Excellence Awards 2018 Chair of Judges.

Submit 2019 entries

Entries are now open. Deadline to submit, 15 February 2019.