Local company Linwoods and National Museums NI are today the toast of the marketing world, picking up two awards each as well as two highly commended for Linwoods at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) BRAND New 2010 Conference and Awards. The highly coveted awards celebrate the best marketing companies, campaigns and individuals across the Island of Ireland.

Armagh based Linwoods picked up awards for Best Brand Programme and Highly Commended for Best Marketing Campaign and Best Marketing Team. National Museums NI picked up the Marketing Excellence Awards for the Social and Public Sector while Joint Marketing Director of the Year went to Joanne Hayden, Linwoods along with Gillian McClean, National Museums Northern Ireland.
Ruth Kimbley, George Best Belfast City Airport took the honours for Young Marketer of the Year while Newry based Autoline Insurance Group continued their award winning ways picking up Best Marketing Team and highly commended in the Best Performing Marketing Business category. Independent News and Media also picked up two awards as winner of the Marketing Excellence Awards Services sector Award and one highly commended in Best Online Marketing Programme.

Micheal Maguire, Regional Director CIM Ireland said, “We would like to congratulate all of the finalists, highly commended and indeed the winning companies and individuals. The awards came at the end of a very successful conference on branding and marketing BRAND New 2010. Delegates heard from the very best in marketing professionals, brand experts and companies with very successful growth stories. We would like to thank our conference and awards partners Invest Northern Ireland and Kantar Media and well as all of our category sponsors and event partners. It is fantastic to see so many companies excelling in marketing, branding and company growth despite the economic difficulties.”

BRAND New 2010 took place at the Ramada Shaw’s Bridge on 23rd September. And the Winners are:

Marketing Excellence Award Manufacturing
Joint Winners: Dale Farm and Randox

Marketing Excellence Award Services
Winner: Independent News and Media
Highly Commended: Love Irish Food

Marketing Excellence Award Retail

Winner: Victoria Square
Highly Commended: The Quays Shopping Centre

Marketing Excellence Award Social and Public
Winner: National Museums Northern Ireland
Highly Commended: AV Browne Army Recruitment

Best Marketing Campaign
Winner: Translink – Metro Fridays
Joint Highly Commended: Decora Blind Systems and Linwoods

Best Brand Programme
Winner: Linwoods
Joint Highly Commended: Irish News and Dale Farm

Best Online Marketing Programme
Winner: Belfast Zoological Gardens
Joint Highly Commended: AV Browne & NITB and Independent News and Media

Best Marketing Team
Winner: Autoline Insurance Group
Joint Highly Commended: Decora and Linwoods

Best Performing Young Marketing Business
Winner: APTX (now CSR)

Best Performing Marketing Business
Winner: Ion Online Marketing
Joint Highly Commended: Autoline Insurance Group and W5 at the Odyssey

Young Marketer of the Year
Ruth Kimbley, George Best Belfast City Airport

Marketing Director of the Year
Joanne Hayden, Linwoods
Gillian McLean National Museums NI

Marketing Awards for Local Companies

Marketing Awards for Local Companies