CMO of the Year 2016


European Communications is delighted to announce the third annual CMO of the Year award.

As operators continue to turn themselves into customer centric organisations, the role of the CMO becomes ever more important. 

Launched in 2014 to recognise the leading Chief Marketing Officers at network operators across Europe, this year’s award begins with the nominations process and ends in October when the winner will be announced at a celebratory dinner.

The nominated CMOs will be pared down to a shortlist, with a winner chosen by a panel of independent industry experts who will  assess the strengths of the nominations against a number of key criteria.

European Communications will be covering the award as it unfolds online, in print and across our social media platforms.

Nominations close on Friday 19 August so please click the link below submit your nomination.

View the criteria and nominate your CMO of the Year 2016.


Nominations close on Friday 19 August

Nominations are open for CMOs (or those without the CMO job title but who are in charge of marketing) of network operators in Europe.

We have put together a list of criteria we are judging the winner against – please let us know how you, or the CMO you are nominating, have met these criteria over the past 12 months.

A shortlist will be announced in September, with the winner unveiled in October.

Survey Monkey: EC: CMO of the Year 2016

Previous winners

CMO of the Year 2015

Highlights from our second annual CMO of the Year awards dinner, where Proximus' Ariane Marchant was crowned as the 2015 winner.

Ariane Marchant discusses some of her key learnings and advice for others.

CMO of the Year 2014

Highlights from the first CMO of the Year awards dinner, where Lars Thomsen of Telenor Denmark was crowned as the 2014 winner.

Lars Thomsen discusses winning the award with European Communications Editor Marc Smith.

View the criteria and nominate your CMO of the Year 2016.


CMO of the Year Dinner and Round Table Discussion

On Thursday 13th October we will be holding a roundtable discussion followed by a celebratory dinner where the CMO of the Year 2016 will be announced.

Date: Thursday 13th October 2016
Time: 4.45pm – 10.30pm
The Studio at the Andaz Hotel
40 Liverpool Street
London EC2M 7QN
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If you are a CMO and would be interested in attending our round table discussion and award dinner, where the CMO of the Year 2016 will be announced, please email Justyn Gidley at

The dinner provides an excellent opportunity to network with fellow CMOs, share ideas and discuss the key trends affecting your role and the wider telecoms industry.

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