Prizes and Sponsors
Recognition and Rewards
The Women in Marketing Awards, now in their eighth edition, is a special time in the sector calendar to celebrate and reward trailblazers in the marketing, communications and advertising fields with a prestigious accolade. Winning or being shortlisted highlights the excellent work you’ve delivered and demonstrates your commitment to the future of marketing.
All winners of the 2018 WiM Awards will receive:
A fabulous Swarovski crystal paperweight.
Swarovski Crystal’s series of sparkling crystal awards is completed with the Crystal Peak; a contemporary design inspired by the peak of a mountain setting new standards with regards to faceting, brilliance and the materials combination of cut crystal and the Mongolia Black China granite base flowing seamlessly into each other.
Further prizes will be announced shortly.
Co-Headline Sponsor – Brand
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. HP is a proud supporter of Women in Marketing (WiM) as a corporate member and as a sponsor for its 2018 WiM Awards. We believe that diversity is a business imperative and an essential ingredient in delivering innovation to the market. More than 50 percent of our marketing leaders are women and we are thrilled to support the work of WiM in honouring industry marketing excellence and creativity by women globally. For more information about HP, visit hp.com
Co-Headline Sponsor – Agency
IPG is committed to increasing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion at our company and in the marketing communications industry. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies and our approach addresses the issue in a systematic and structured manner. We believe this is the only way to achieve the lasting culture change that we seek across our organization and drive long-term, sustainable results. As part of its diversity programs, IPG supports five business resource groups, including the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN). Our WLN champions IPG women by working to understand the gender equality challenges they may be facing – and leverage those learnings to tirelessly advocate for every colleague to contribute to creating a more inclusive workplace where IPG women can thrive.
Through IPG’s 50,000 employees in all major world markets, our companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing. IPG are pleased to support the WiM Awards 2018.
Axim is a business-focused customer experience business. Why? Because the biggest business challenges are solved by CX. Because the greatest barriers to great customer experience are business centred – like culture, process and technology. And because customer delight comes with big business challenges: like revenue growth and cost reduction.
We help organizations to operationalize customer experience by engineering new and better operating models with CX at their heart; by architecting the organizational excellence great CX demands; by transforming data and analytics into the lifeblood of CX; and by powering the context and personalization that transforms brand experience. We call it 4-Dimensional Customer Experience™.
Marketing is evolving. The traditional blunt instrument of grandstanding brand presentations aimed at broad demographic targets is being complemented by – and in some cases replaced by – subtler, more continuous, empathetic and personalised conversations with customers. Companies are realizing that they must change to become not just customer-focused but customer-obsessed. Managing and improving Customer Experience is therefore of paramount importance to the modern marketer.
Axim are therefore very proud to be sponsoring – for the first time – an Award to be given to a woman who has been an Inspirational leader in the field of Customer Experience. Find out more at axim.global.
Supporters of the Awards
The Creative Engagement Company
The Creative Engagement Group is a communications group focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, films, digital and immersive (virtual reality and augmented reality), employee engagement, learning, healthcare communications, and training. With a range of immersive and experiential capabilities unparalleled in any other company, TCEG provides international clients with the ability to generate deeper levels of engagement with their audiences and challenge the “broadcast” advertising model. It provides a unique range of strategic, creative and production services to blue-chip clients delivering programmes of communications activity for B2B and B2C campaigns.
With a 58% female workforce, The Creative Engagement Group strongly believes in supporting Women in Marketing. We wholeheartedly back WIM’s mission to educate, inspire, connect, recognize and empower women.
MYWW™ – Plug and play in-house design. From day-to-day delivery, to set-up and transformation.
Established in 2013 we are a design company specialising in demystifying and delivering in-house design. From our ‘plug and play’ creative team service which allows you to immediately bolt-on your very own in-house design team, to the set-up and transformation of existing in-house teams.
We are the go-to experts for delivering design and transforming in-house design teams. Look out for our in-house design awards and our in-house design experts podcast series interviewing the creative leaders of the world’s best businesses and brands.
EMR has recruited marketers since 1994 and we’ve become known for our high quality of care; we have a customer service rating of 4.8/5 on Feefo. That care extends to our commitment to equality both in our hiring processes as well as within our organization; we actively promote flexible working and have working mothers on our senior leadership team.
The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS)
The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS), has been founded in South Africa in response to the realisation that choosing a new advertising, media, digital or design agency is an important corporate and personal business decision.
Managed incorrectly or poorly the selection process becomes time consuming, expensive and exhausting. There are literally hundreds of agencies across all communication disciplines ranging from those specialising in one core skill to those offering “multi-discipline media neutral solutions” which makes a client’s task in choosing an agency even more daunting.
The IAS search and selection service is effective, time efficient and highly valuable for companies, marketers and communications personnel. The IAS offers unparalleled knowledge in its capacity as the first company of its kind in South Africa to offer a service that assists clients in finding agencies in an effective and professional manner.