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The Franchise Marketing Awards is calling for UK and international franchises to submit entries for its 2009 awards. The Awards recognise marketing excellence across the franchise industry and the closing date for entries is Friday 13 February 2009.

Now in its fourth year, the Franchise Marketing Awards have added to their established categories by launching Best International Marketing Campaign. This will offer franchisors from around the globe the opportunity to gain worldwide recognition for their superb marketing campaigns.

Judged by an independent panel of experts, the Awards reward companies that have raised their public awareness, and as a result, achieved sustainable growth through excellent marketing.

They are open to all UK and international franchise companies, both large and small, from all sectors, and cover a rage of categories for both product and service marketing and franchisee recruitment.

Ed Byrne, well known TV comedian and 'observational stand up', will announce the winners at a ceremony and dinner on 20 March 2009 at The Marriott London, Grosvenor Square. The Awards evening will take place on the first night of The British & International Franchise Exhibition.

Mark Lemmon, Chief Executive Officer of Cash Converters, winner of the Best Overall Marketing Campaign in 2008, commented: 'Cash Converters was delighted to have won the Best Overall Marketing Campaign at the Franchise Marketing Awards 2008. It is excellent recognition of the expertise and effort that goes into raising the profile of the brand and supporting their franchisees in driving their business forward.'

Brian Smart, Director General of The British Franchise Association (bfa), commented: 'The bfa is delighted to support these Awards that uniquely recognise the efforts of marketing within the franchise industry. The event highlights the outstanding achievements made by UK franchises and continues to raise the profile of ethical franchising in the UK.'


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