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2020 Finalists Announced

CIM take tremendous pride in announcing the top ten teams that have gone through to the live pitching day final at CIM Moor Hall, Cookham. Congratulations to all the teams who made it to this stage, it is a true testament to your hard work, dedication, and teamwork. We look forward to seeing you here on 28 February 2020.

  • #deplastic - Newcastle University

    • Vasare Liutkeviciute
    • Dimitra Vappa
  • Cooper & Dickson - University of Strathclyde

    • Thomas Cooper
    • Adam Dickson
  • Eugene and Paul - University of Chester

    • Eugene Pam
    • Dipanjan Paul
  • Gaeia Consultancy - University of Brighton

    • Yoann Collaud
    • Alysha Kempson
  • L2M - University of Chester

    • Megan Clelland
    • Megan Davies
    • Lucy Sherratt
  • Lidl on Waste - Birmingham City University

    • Katie Holmden Bollard
    • Chloe Wright
  • Met à la Mode - Cardiff Metropolitan University

    • Ellie Bundy
    • Kc Drummond
    • Katie Lloyd
  • NCL Eco-Marketers - Newcastle University

    • Jodie Beevers
    • Natasha Kifwamba
  • Paradigm - Bournemouth University

    • Inaiyah Javed
    • Katrina Sparrow
    • Sophie Williams
  • The Plastic Free Bet, LCF Will Get - London College of Fashion, UAL

    • Eugenie Boulat
    • Clemence Georges-Picot
    • Petra Pustkova

What is The Pitch?

The Pitch is back, and the challenge has been set, but have you got what it takes to impress our panel of industry leaders?

The Pitch is a nationwide competition designed to recognise and reward the marketing talent of the future.

Each year we task undergraduate marketing and business students in their second or third year of university, with a real-life marketing challenge. This Challenge is set by a leading global brand which provides students the opportunity, in teams of two or three, to apply their learning from their degrees. The top ten teams will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and demonstrate their ability in front of true business professionals on 28 February 2020. If they impress the panel, they’ll be in the running for the winning prize to kick-start their marketing career with the top three teams being invited to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2020.

We are delighted to announce that our sponsor for 2020 is one of Europe’s leading food retailers, Lidl.

Please note, registration to participate in The Pitch 2020 is now closed.

 

28 February 2020

Live Pitching Final

#CIMPitch

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The Challenge

"By 2022, Lidl’s own brand plastic packaging will be reduced by 20%. How can we keep our customers informed of our commitment and progress in the lead up to 2022, whilst helping customers to reduce their plastic use?"

Sponsor: Lidl

Judges

 

The Prizes

This year we have a selection of career accelerating prizes available. At the Marketing Excellence Awards 2020 our top three finalist teams will find out who will be walking away with the following prizes:

  • 1st place

    • £1,500 for the team
    • Winner of the ‘Marketers of the Future’ award at CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2020
    • A VIP ticket to CIM's Marketing Excellence Awards 2020 for each team member (up to three) and one ticket for the tutor or university 
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 2nd place

    • A VIP ticket to CIM's Marketing Excellence Awards 2020 for each team member (up to three) and one ticket for the tutor or university
    • One-year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 3rd place

    • A VIP ticket to CIM's Marketing Excellence Awards 2020 for each team member (up to three) and one ticket for the tutor or university
  • All finalists

    • Specially-produced finalist certificates

What to expect

The best people to tell you about The Pitch are our previous student teams, judges and sponsors. Click here to read their experiences and gain an insight into what's in store this year

Contact us

For more information, please contact: thepitch@cim.co.uk

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