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JOIN US and colleges around the country in celebrating the best in college marketing in 2018 SPONSOR the College Marketing Network’s FE First Awards, and SUPPORT our 31st Annual Conference The FE First Awards will be made at the conference on Monday 26th November Call us on 01772 257 833 or email

Invitation First awarded in 1998, the FE Firsts are highly valued by college marketers as the only awards specifically for FE/post-16 marketing. As a company or organisation working in the post-16 sector, you can support these awards, and associate yourself with their prestige and the high value college marketers place on them. Show your commitment to the dynamic and creative work being done at the forefront of college marketing, recognised both within and beyond the FE sector for its innovation.

EST. 1987

The College Marketing Network is a non-profit making organisation which has been supporting marketing professionals in colleges since 1987.

Supporters in 2017 included: Supporting Marketers since 1987

Why support the Awards? Because our winners say:

“We were delighted to win the Gold award for the outstanding marketing team. It has given the team a much needed boost of confidence and acknowledgement for their hard work. It has also helped the team raise their profile and reputation internally within the College.” Alma Aganovic, Executive Director, South & City College Birmingham

“Winning Gold for the ‘Website Development Project’ category in 2017 was an incredible moment for our team. This project was a huge undertaking and having our hard work recognised by our peers and the FE sector’s elite was a huge honour. The high praise we received from the judges has acted as a real spur for us to think bigger and achieve more, and has given us greater confidence in our own abilities - as well as the credentials to back it up!” Louise Greenleaf, Head of Marketing, City College Plymouth

“Our Gold award for Digital & Social Media campaign was a great achievement for us. To be recognised by college peers and industry leaders in the field was incredibly valuable to us in demonstrating we were on the right track and that all our hard work had been worthwhile. Now that we have a proven record of success, we have renewed confidence and external validation to take new ideas to college teams.” Kristian Bentham, Marketing Manager, The Manchester College (part of The LTE Group)

Support the 31st Annual Conference of the College Marketing Network Monday 26th November

Award categories 2018

The only annual conference focussing on all aspects of college marketing, always attracting a huge amount of positive delegate feedback.

Here’s just a flavour of that feedback... Partnerships & collaboration Internal impact Making effective use of research & data

“This is by far the most relevant, informative and useful conference for college marketing professionals I attend each year.”

Events management Digital & social media impact Website development Innovation & creativity Communications campaign Targeted recruitment campaign Prospectus Individual award Marketing Team of the year Only open to CMN members

Lifetime Achievement Award

Only open to employees of CMN member colleges

Sponsor an Awards category – £650 including one gala dinner place OR £950 including a table of 8 for the gala dinner Includes your company logo in all materials (subsequent to agreement and payment). This option entitles you to jointly judge the category, with one of our independent judges, attend the gala dinner according to the option chosen above, and to have your company logo on the award and certificates for the category, as well as to benefit from pre- and post-conference publicity.

Rosalind Oxley, Director, i-vent

“Very well organised, with a range of speakers that related to our industry. “The conference was a great chance to think about my college’s marketing, away from the office, and pick up lots of tips and best practice from other colleges.” “Excellent content and structure – well worth attending. Great networking opportunity too!”

Alex Swann, Managing Director, Lesniak Swann

Support the FE First Awards presentation ceremony £3,000 Associate yourself with the awards evening - includes your company logo throughout the Awards PowerPoint presentation, on the menus, and in pre- and post-publicity (subsequent to the agreement and payment). Includes two places at the Awards dinner and specific mention in the awards script plus space for an exhibition stand.

See over for our 2018 sponsorship opportunities...

›› Cornwall College win Gold for their Prospectus, presented by Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE (right)

Support the 31st Annual Conference of the College Marketing Network Tier 1 sponsorship £4,500 Includes: ›› a free full size stand throughout the conference, and ›› your logo on all conference promotional materials/ communications (produced subsequent to sponsorship agreement) and on the delegate packs, and ›› the option to run one workshop during the conference, and ›› two full residential delegate places (includes all meals, accommodation on single occupancy basis on Monday evening and 2 seats at the Awards dinner).

Tier 2 sponsorship £1,950 Includes: ›› Includes your logo on all conference promotional materials/communications (produced subsequent to sponsorship agreement), and ›› A stand in the exhibitors’ area, and

Includes co-sponsorship of the Exhibitors’ reception, Monday 26th November, a leaflet in delegate packs, pre- and postconference publicity as supporters. Refreshments and lunch included for stand staff. Stand space 3 metres wide by 2 metres deep maximum. Set up available from Sunday evening 25th November or before 8.30am on Monday 26th November; breakdown after the Exhibitors’ Reception, 6.30pm – 8pm. Delegates will access the exhibition area during registration, at lunchtime and refreshment breaks and during the Exhibitors’ Reception, when they will be joined by guests attending the Awards Dinner.

›› Larger spaces may be available at extra cost. ›› Stands include: clothed table, chairs and power supply. Free WiFi available. Exhibitor name, profile and link included in pre- and postpublicity (subsequent to agreement and payment) ›› All exhibitors support our pre-dinner reception on Monday 26th November (included in the fee above), when conference delegates are joined by colleagues attending for the Annual Dinner and FE First Awards 2018 for marketing excellence. This is styled the “Exhibitors Reception”, and like all refreshment breaks, takes place in the Exhibitors’ area.

Terms The College Marketing Network reserves the right to decline offers from organisations it considers inappropriate for any particular item or category. All payments must be made in full before the 2018 Annual Conference. Exhibitors may not be admitted to the event if they have not paid by midday on Friday 23rd November.

Exhibition stand plus a reduced delegate rate £1,175

Contact us

As above, plus one full residential delegate place as defined above, including access to the full conference programme.

The College Marketing Network, F16, Preston Technology Management Centre, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 8UQ

Combine an exhibition stand and sponsorship of an FE First Award category £1,295

01772 257833

Other sponsorship opportunities available include leaflets inserted in delegate packs, table gifts, memory sticks and pens: please contact us to discuss your proposal or to find out more.

There may be other options available to you in addition to those listed here. To discuss any ideas or proposals you may have, please contact our Director of Finance & Strategy Alex Erwin on 07973 621732 or 01772 257833.

Exhibitors (stand only) £695

Notes for exhibitors

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›› one full residential delegate place as defined above.

Support the FE First Awards 2018 and the College Marketing Network's 2018 Annual Conference  

Join us in celebrating the best in college marketing in 2018. Find out more about opportunities to support the FE First Awards 2018 and to s...

Support the FE First Awards 2018 and the College Marketing Network's 2018 Annual Conference  

Join us in celebrating the best in college marketing in 2018. Find out more about opportunities to support the FE First Awards 2018 and to s...