Once again in 2019, The GGF is supporting the Construction Marketing Awards – a great celebration of marketing talent across the industry. The awards are for everyone, with entries invited from any team or individual responsible for marketing and / or business development strategy within the Construction and Built Environment supply chain. This includes companies involved in materials supply or manufacture, building or infrastructure design, build, maintenance, engineering, consulting service or solutions provider in the Built Environment sector.
On the GGF’s endorsement of the awards, James Lee, GGF Director of External Affairs commented, “We are delighted to support and promote these awards to our industry which has many exceptional marketers. I encourage all those who have planned and implemented successful marketing campaigns in the last 12 or so months, to enter and get their outstanding work recognised at the Construction Marketing Awards.”
There are 24 categories and you can enter as many categories as you wish. View the categories
Entering is simple, you don’t need to engage an agency to help you, you just need to set aside some time.
In 2018 of the 20 non-agency categories, 8 of the winners did not have the support of an agency in the entry process. This included a record 3 categories won by Jewson.
Feedback from entrants tells us that they select the Construction Marketing Awards because of their reputation in the industry. By entering an awards competition, and then being recognised, it acknowledges what the team has done and also provides a benchmark against others in the industry. We have also been told by winners that they used the credibility gained from their win to justify future marketing budgets and strategies.
If your entry is good enough to be shortlisted there is the opportunity to attend the Gala Dinner in London on 28th November 2019. This is a great night out for the team, with the excitement of perhaps becoming a winner. But beside a possible win, it also showcases what other marketing teams have achieved – encouraging your team and providing inspiration for your future marketing activity.
A simple to use entry system
The online entry system uses software specifically designed for awards entries and has been tailored for the Construction Marketing Awards. It is intuitive, with entrants able to save and come back to complete their online entry form in stages.
This stop-start approach to completing your entry allows you to plan completing your entry around a busy schedule. You can start your entry, save and come back to it. You can create more than one entry for more than one category in parallel and upload multiple files to support your entry.
There are guidance notes against each field, to help you complete your entry and the system allows you to upload supporting material in multiple file formats. And as well as these guidance notes we also provide a whole wealth of other support materials to help you make the most of your entry.
Making the best of your entry
It’s surprising how many entries get rejected because they do not follow the Rules of Entry. This document holds all the relevant information in one place. You can download it, save it, print it, scribble on it and use it as your crib sheet to check you have met all the criteria the judges will be looking for.
If you are looking for more guidance then simply head to the how to enter section on the CMA website where there are further sources of information to help:
Start your entry now!
Treat your entry like any other marketing campaign – Putting together a good award entry takes time and effort. Remember, your entry will be reviewed by a group of experienced judges. Consider how you will get their attention, attract their interest, make them want to read your material, and convince them to give you an award.
The Construction Marketing Awards are £50 + VAT per entry and entries are now OPEN. The deadline for entries is Friday 20th September 2019.
Material referenced should have been completed between June 2018 and August 2019.
For more information and to enter click here