New Ambassadors appointed to shape the future of Irelandâ€™s marketing
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has built a team of leading experts from the forefront of Ireland's growing marketing industry to a new-look, Ambassador-led board to help drive activities in Ireland.
One of the longest serving current board members, Nicola McCleery, who currently also holds the title of Head of Marketing at Danske Bank, will drive awareness and the dissemination of information relating to the Chartered Marketer Standards. CIM is the only organisation in the world with the ability to award Chartered Marketer status.
Nicola, who has won five CIM Ireland Marketing Awards, explains why she has chosen to volunteer as an Ambassador: "The Chartered Institute of Marketing has been there for me throughout my career and is a community I get so much from. Becoming chartered in 2012 is a personal commitment and signal to others that I hold myself accountable for maintaining the core and technical standards of a professional marketer, enabling me to compete with the challenges of working in the fast-moving marketing sector."
"Over the past year CIM has supported me in improving my knowledge of the new data protection legislation, new market research opportunities and of course, the challenge of pitching my skills against others via the Ireland Marketing Awards. I have been involved in CIM's Get on in Marketing sessions, focused on those starting out on their education and chartered journey, and I look forward to more events and campaigns supporting people on their professional marketing journey. Ultimately marketing is about creating and developing new business opportunities and good marketing is good business - an outcome I also feel passionately about. I look forward to giving more back to an organisation that has supported me over ten years," concluded Ms McCleery.
The board will offer strategic input and operational support to CIM Ireland Network Manager, Carol Magill FCIM.
CIM Ireland Ambassadors
Education Ambassador & Chair - Kathryn Pyper MCIM
Dr Lisa Harkness : V Chair
Food and Drink Sectoral Ambassador - Stephen Allen FCIM
Education Ambassador - Peter Craven MCIM
Education Ambassador (Public Sector)- Eileen Curry FCIM
Fellow Ambassador : Marian Norwood FCIM
Communications Ambassador : Eileen Donaghey MCIM
Student Ambassadaor : Emma Martin
Chartered Ambassador - Nicola McCleery MCIM Chartered Marketer
Construction Sectoral Ambassador- Alastair Chambers MCIM