Following the success in its inaugural year, the Beer Marketing Awards is returning in 2016 in search of the most innovative and effective marketing ideas and campaigns from the UK’s brewing industry.

The awards are open to all brewers with a presence and focus in the UK and will recognise excellence in the following categories:

Best Advertising Campaign – Print

Best Advertising Campaign – Broadcast

Best Online Communications

Best Public Relations Campaign

Best Branding/Design

Best Integrated Campaign

Best Stunt/Guerilla Marketing

Best Business to Business Campaign

Best Innovation

Best New Launch

Best Use of Sponsorship

Best use of Merchandise

Best Event

Outstanding Individual Achievement

Overall Winner – Beer Marketer of the Year

The awards are run in partnership with national drinks supplier, Matthew Clark.

Leading beer writer and co-founder of the Beer Marketing Awards, Pete Brown said: “The awards are open to all, demonstrated by the breadth of winners from last year’s competition, that included: Beavertown, Budweiser and Fuller’s. So whether you’re a mainstream lager brand creating a large scale TV advertising campaign or a microbrewer pouring your creativity into social media, the awards are open to all, at every level.” Adding: “We were thrilled with the event last year, not only with the quality and volume of entries, but with that fact that all of the tickets for the awards event sold out so quickly. We’re keeping the event at the same venue this year in order to re-create the same atmosphere, so people should get their tickets whilst they can.”

Details of how to enter the awards or buy tickets to the awards evening can be found at with a closing date for entries of 22nd Feb 2016. Winners will be announced at an event on 14th April 2015 at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.