Every year the Women in Marketing (WIM) Awards culminate in an award ceremony. Here we recognize the achievements of all the entrants. This year, we are honored that Martin Smith will be hosting the Awards ceremony.
The ceremony is the perfect opportunity to recognize accomplishments with peers and colleagues from around the world of marketing, advertising and beyond.
In previous years, the WIM Awards ceremony has been held at prestigious venues, such as the sophisticated Haymarket Hotel, in London’s Theatre District and Altitude 360, with its breathtaking views across the Capital. We continue our relationship with the Firmdale Group returning to the Ham Yard Hotel for 2017.
Date and venue
The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 16th November 2017. Our venue is the exclusive Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of Soho, London.
Ham Yard Hotel
One Ham Yard
London W1D 7DT
This year the cost to attend is £85 per person. Ticket numbers are limited, so to ensure your place, book your place early –
The dress code is cocktail wear for women and smart suits for gentlemen
Event schedule – provisional timings
|19:00||Reception – canapés and drinks.|
|19:45||Welcome speech from: Ade Onilude, CEO Women in Marketing.
Awards ceremony hosted by Martin Smith
|21:00||Canapés and drinks. A cash bar will be in operation|
About our host
A founding partner of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Martin was at various times the agency’s MD and Deputy Chairman and was also Chairman of its below-the-line group of companies, helping the company grow to become one of the most awarded and renowned advertising agencies in the world.
By the late 90’s he was one of the advertising industry’s unofficial ‘spokesmen’, providing regular target practice for Vanessa Feltz, Robert Kilroy-Silk and Joan Bakewell. He also had a live, weekly, drive-time radio show on LBC and a regular column in the FT.
In 2000, he became CEO at Grey Worldwide. It was this experience, and the huge contrast with the BBH years, that made him determined to find new solutions to contemporary marketing communications issues, experimenting with strategic consultancies and small agencies, and helping to create a new global creative network.
In 2016, he co-founded the 4-D customer experience company, Axim Global.
Martin has an Economics degree from Cambridge University, where he was also Secretary of Footlights. For several years, he co-wrote comedy with Douglas Adams, writing for BBC Radio and TV programmes, including Monty Python and Not the Nine O’clock News, and he also appeared at The Comedy Store.