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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 10 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.

 

01 November 2019

Registration deadline for The Pitch 2020

The live pitching day at CIM will take place on 
28 February 2020

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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

Register now

Entries for The Pitch 2020 are open. To register, please select the correct option below and complete the required form. All registrations must be received by 01 November 2019.

 

Students

Universities

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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