CIM has today released details of the fifth category in their 2017 Northern Awards, which will be held in Manchester on Thursday 09 November.

The CIM Northern Awards, now in its fourth year and sponsored by the Marketing Trust, celebrates the insight, creativity and success of the Northern marketing industry, the outstanding campaigns and the talent from across the North of England, including the Isle of Man. There are 17 award categories, 13 of which are open to entries, and the evening event will once again be hosted by TV’s Andy Crane.

Diane Earles, Network Manager for CIM, said “We are thrilled to welcome back Heike O’Leary, Marketing Director at Lookers, one of the largest motor retail groups in the UK, to judge our Not for Profit category.”  Heike is a highly experienced international marketing and branding professional with a proven track record of achieving real results, locally and internationally. She has worked with brands such as Adidas, Callaway Golf and the London based brand agency 20.20 to turn business growth ideas and marketing strategies into market reality and delivering profitable results to the bottom line, on time, on budget and on brand.

Heike will be looking for the outstanding marketing campaign, which was successfully delivered by or on behalf of a charity or not for profit organisation.  This was won last year by Leeds-based agency, Brass, for their ‘Changing Lives Through Sport’ campaign on behalf of their client Leeds Rhinos Foundation.  A case study of their campaign can be found at http://regions.cim.co.uk/north/home/case-studies/

The Not for Profit category is kindly sponsored by digital, marketing and PR agency, FIG.

For more information, to enter the awards and book your place go to: http://www.cim.co.uk/cim-northern-awards-2017/ and follow #cimnorthernawards