The 16th annual Marketing Excellence Ireland Awards took place on the 12th of November at Titanic Belfast, boasting the hottest marketing campaigns from every business sector in Ireland.

Over 100 companies entered the awards in what was a record-breaking number of submissions for CIM Ireland. A total of 60 companies were shortlisted as finalists for the award ceremony with 14 companies honoured by the CIM for marketing excellence on the night.

Nick Read, Chair of the Ireland Board at CIM, said “As marketers, we have faced many challenges over the past few years; we have dealt with tight budgets, pressure on consumer spending and increased 'buyer power'. This has meant that our profession has had to be more creative, agile and responsive to the market, and to embrace new technologies in order to win the support of our customers.”

Engage had three clients shortlisted for a total of four awards:


Winner of Marketing Excellence Award in the Construction, Engineering, Automotive, Transport and other Manufacturing category

CosyRoof have successfully penetrated new markets through digital advertising and are now recognised as an industry leader. Through successful implementation of its integrated marketing strategy, CosyRoof was able to deliver a consistent message across offline and online marketing to achieve and exceed its campaign objectives and increase sales by 100%, with 90% of all leads now coming from outside of Northern Ireland.

Philip Polly, CosyRoof and Stephen Brennan, Engage, with Marketing Excellence Award at CIM Ireland 2015


Highly Commended Award in the Construction, Engineering, Automotive, Transport and other manufacturing category, Finalist in the Marketing Exporter of the Year - International Sales and Marketing category

As a company growing as rapidly Telestack, it was essential that we moved all our business systems, processes  and marketing activity to a state of the art end to end business improvement solution allowing for marketing automation.

Working with our digital agency, Engage, we successfully implemented a full transition to EPiServer CMS & Digital Marketing Suite, Copernica emarketing automation platform and Capsule CRM improving overall efficiency and business performance and delivering successful marketing campaigns.

Nicola Bryson, Telestack, and Claire Christie, Engage, with Highly Commended Award at CIM Ireland Awards 2015

Irish Greyhound Board

Winner of Marketing Excellence Award in the Hotels, Leisure, Events, Travel and Tourism category

The Irish Greyhound Board recognised the need for an integrated marketing campaign focussing on our leisure consumer to increase summer footfall and sales. This campaign had to maintain a consistent message while having the flexibility to be personalised for each of our nine stadiums and our different markets within our leisure segment i.e. families and groups

Using the strategy developed with our digital agency, Engage, we were able to ensure our online and offline marketing delivered the right message, at the right time through the right channel. Our ‘right channelling’ approach was customised for our target audiences successfully achieving our aim of driving traffic to our website, converting website visitors into bookings and building loyalty.

Colin Walsh & Orla Strumble, Irish Greyhound Board, and Kathryn Pyper, Engage with Marketing Excellence Award at CIM Ireland 2015

Kathryn Pyper, Head of Digital Success, said "We are delighted that three of our clients were finalists for this years CIM Awards.  We have been working hard over the last 12 months to drive success for our clients through integrated online and offline marketing techniques.  Winning two awards and also receiving a highly commended certificate is testament to the hard work and collaborative effort of our client marketing teams and the Engage digital success team. Well done to all involved!"

The winners of all fourteen Marketing Excellence awards were:

  • Public Sector, sponsored by Nimms: Genesis/Invest NI
  • Charity, Community, Voluntary and Not-for-Profit, sponsored by Corporate AV:  Lough Neagh Partnership
  • Construction, Engineering, Automotive, Transport and other Manufacturing: Engage/Cosy Roof
  • Hotels, Leisure, Events, Travel and Tourism, sponsored by Titanic Belfast: Irish Greyhound Board
  • Professional Services, sponsored by Ulster Business: Ulster University
  • FMCG and Retail, including Online, sponsored by LIBRA Events: Moy Park/AV Browne
  • Food and Drink: White’s Oats
  • Technology, including Software: Forza Direct Marketing
  • Creative Industries, sponsored by McGowan’s Print: Irish News
  • Life Sciences (human and veterinary) and Agriculture: Devenish Nutrition
  • Marketing Exporter of the Year - International Sales and Marketing: CDE Global
  • Chair’s Award - Marketing Agency of the Year, including Digital: Genesis
  • Chair’s Award – Marketing Impact with Limited Resource: Crescent Arts Centre
  • Marketer, Marketing Team (in-company) or Freelance of the Year, sponsored by PML: Danske Bank

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