London-based Irishman receives top marketing award from global industry body

London-based Irishman receives top marketing award from global industry body

AN IRISHMAN living in London for ten years and working in the city’s competitive marketing sector has won a coveted award from a global industry body.

James Rowland, who hails from Lahardane in Co. Mayo, has been crowned Marketer of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

James Rowland, who hails from Co. Mayo, has lived in London for 10 years

Judged by a panel of experts, including Bonnie Pelosi, director of brand marketing and communications at EY, and leading industry figures from Prudential, Groupe Bel and the Financial Times, Mr Rowland scooped the prestigious award for his “unrivalled performance in delivering marketing excellence for clients”.

Mr Rowland, who works in Canary Wharf, said of his win: “Absolutely over the moon to learn that I'm the winner of the prestigious CIM’s Marketer of the Year 2020.”

He added: “I started my marketing journey just over ten years ago and the most important thing I've learned through that time is that teamwork is everything.

“I'm extremely grateful to have such a talented team around me, to work with marketing experts every day and to have fantastic mentors at Refinitiv."

CIM’S eleventh annual Marketing Excellence Awards, which recognise innovation and creativity in the industry, took place virtually last month, hosted by comedian Tom Allen.

CIM CEO Chris Daly said of the event: “When we first announced entries to be open back in 2019, we could not have anticipated or imagined the challenge the world has faced over the past year."

He added: “Yet despite this, marketers have proved their resilience and creativity at every stage, which is why we are delighted to be able to announce the 2020 winners and reward excellence in the field of marketing.

“This year has tested our industry like no other, but the breadth and wealth of today’s shortlist ought to serve as a vital reminder that our industry is a powerful and critical function of businesses, particularly during challenging times.”