The awards recognise those design and brand marketing agencies, consultancies, and practices which aid the efforts of challenged marketers seeking to keep their brands leading their sectors and evolving to match consumer expectations and demand.
Winning entries will demonstrate creative projects that improve brand or business performance in financial or non-financial ways.
The awards are divided into 20 categories, based on product sector and design use. A prestigious Marketing Design Award will be presented to the best overall entry.
For full information, visit the awards website and fill in the online registration form. The site will formally accept entries from 8 June 2009, but you will need to register in advance to obtain your password for future access. All entries should relate to the period between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2009 - an 18-month eligibility period.
The closing date for entries is Friday 14 August 2009.
These independent awards will be held during a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday 4 November 2009 at the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, London. Lunchtime has been chosen to reduce the need for and expense of overnight accommodation for those travelling long distances.
Winners will appear on the Marketing website and their work will be showcased in an online gallery.
Categories at a Glance
1. Alcoholic drinks
2. Automotive, marine, aerospace
7. Home Shopping and Retail
8. Media and Entertainment
9. Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
10. Sport and Leisure
11. Third Sector
14. Customer Communications
15. Brand Experience
16. Sales Promotion & Point of Purchase
17. Direct Marketing
20. Consumer Product Launch
The Marketing Design Award
This gold award will be presented to the entry that is the 'best in show'. The winners of each of the categories will be automatically considered for this award by the judges.