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Colgate Marketing Innovathon




IMPORTANT. This Marketing Competition is open to the following Cass Business School students ONLY:

1. MSc Marketing Strategy & Innovation (including Alumni)
2. Undergraduate Students enrolled in the BSc Business Studies (intending to join the Marketing Stream)
3. MBA/Exec MBA students

Location: Cass Business School, LG002/3.

Time: Event commences at 17.00 on Friday 29th January until 22:00. Event resumes on Saturday 30th January at 08.30, ending at 7.30pm.

Hello Cass Marketeers and Innovators. You have asked us for more exposure to major FMCG companies. We have heard you and teamed up with Colgate-Palmolive to bring you Cass’s first ever Marketing Innovathon!

What is the challenge?

To develop a full campaign idea for Colgate-Palmolive to introduce an exciting new-to-the-market product to the UK and bring it to life on an e-commerce platform!

We invite you to apply to join us at Cass from 29th to 30th January for 1.5 days full of marketing ideas, innovation, and hands-on advice from our ‘industry expert’ mentors. With the help from our Cass marketing experts and mentors from Colgate-Palmolive, you will develop a targeted digital campaign for Colgate-Palmolive to support the introduction of a new product and drive sales on an e-commerce platform.

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Who is the challenge for?

We are looking for talented, innovative and motivated individuals who want to compete for the chance to develop a campaign idea from scratch, pitch it to the brand team at Colgate-Palmolive, and see it rolled out in the UK!

Whether you are one of our recent alumni, a current MSc, BSc, or MBA student, if you are passionate about marketing, we want to hear from you!

How to secure your place?

Places are limited. Thus, to apply for a place, simply complete the short application form on this site by Monday 18th January.

You will be informed by Monday 20th January if your application has been successful. On that day, you will also receive further background information about the product, target segment, and e-commerce platform.

You will be invited to attend the kick-off briefing session with Colgate-Palmolive on Friday 29th January to meet your team and start working on the marketing challenge!

What happens and when?

Friday: 17.00-22.00 (latest)
Kick-off, introduction to the challenge, meet your team, start working.

Saturday: 08.30-17.00
Inspiration from keynote presentations, build your campaign, X-Factor audition-style pitches to get initial feedback, prepare your final pitch.

Saturday: 17:00-19.30
Final pitches, winners are announced, celebratory drinks.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

What is in it for you?

  • A rare opportunity to work on an ongoing, real-life marketing challenge
  • Meet other passionate Cass marketers from different programmes
  • Get to know industry experts from Colgate-Palmolive as they mentor you
  • Get fed by us
  • Get exposure to the latest marketing trends and innovative marketing tools
  • And of course, have a lot of fun!

The winning team will pitch their campaign idea to the marketing & sales teams at Colgate-Palmolive and Tesco. If they decide to put it to practice, you will be included as much as possible into rolling out the campaign.

The winning team will also get a “London experience” prize…you have to win to find out what exactly that is!

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Your Cass team

(Dr Jonathan Luffarelli, Dr Sven Molner, Prof Caroline Wiertz)

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When & where

From Friday 29th January 2016 to Saturday 30th January 2016

LG002 Cass Business School 106 Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom

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