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32nd Annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards set to benefit from a streamlined entry process

New simplified online application expected to boost entry numbers for the 2020 Awards

32nd Annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards set to benefit from a streamlined entry process

32nd Annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards set to benefit from a streamlined entry process

32nd Annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards set to benefit from a streamlined entry process

32nd Annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards set to benefit from a streamlined entry process

32nd Annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards set to benefit from a streamlined entry process

Entering the Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards has become easier than ever before, thanks to a new streamlined application form and online-only entry mechanism.

Recognising the time constraints faced by busy producers, processors, retailers and service providers to the grocery sector, and in response to competitor feedback, the entry process has been revamped to make the process as easy as possible.

Entry is now open until March 6, 2020 for the 32nd annual awards, which will be held at the GroceryAid Grocers’ Ball in the Culloden Estate & Spa on May 22, 2020.

Awards include Best Digital Marketing Campaign, Best Green Marketing and the Lorraine Hall Young Marketeer Award, recognising up and coming stars in memory of the co-founder of Forest Feast.

Further categories include Best Marketing Campaign, Best Brand, Best In-Store Consumer Sales Promotion, Best New Product Launch/Relaunch, Best CSR Initiative/Charity Partnership, Best Artisan Campaign and Best Export Marketing.

While the 10 core awards require entry through the new online portal, a new award added for 2020 – Ulster Grocer Leader in Marketing – will require only informal nomination by email (see below for details).

The Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards are an opportunity for companies operating in the Northern Ireland grocery sector to shine a light on their successes and achievements.

The awards are held during the annual GroceryAid Grocers’ Ball, the highlight of the sector’s social calendar attracting upwards of 400 guests and serving as the main fundraiser of the year for the grocery charity.

Awards entry is open to all grocery stakeholders from producers, suppliers, wholesalers and independent retailers to retail groups. And the diverse range of award categories allows both well-established and up-and-coming companies to enjoy valuable media exposure and branding at the Grocers’ Ball, and across the print copies, websites and social media of Ulster Grocer magazine and its sister titles at Independent News & Media.

Widely regarded as the highest marketing accolade Northern Ireland grocery stakeholders can achieve, the Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards are recognised as a mark of professionalism, raising awareness for companies shortlisted, highly commended and winning each category.

Entry for the 32nd Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards will be exclusively online via www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ulstergrocer Entry will close on March 6, 2020.

For all other information including sponsorship opportunities for the Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards, please contact Ulster Grocer Sales Manager Chris Keenan at [email protected] or on 028 9026 4267.

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