Effie Collegiate

The program serves to educate and inspire tomorrow's marketers. 

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Effie Collegiate U.S. Introduces 2020 Brand Challenge with IBM

Register for the 2020 Effie Collegiate Competition here.

Modeled after the Effie Awards United States competition, the Effie Collegiate program provides students with an opportunity to research, ideate, and execute comprehensive marketing communications plans to address professional-level marketing challenges for established brands. 

For the 2020 brand challenge, IBM will invite college students across the U.S. to develop a non-traditional integrated marketing campaign focused on IBM and The Weather Channel app, the world's most downloaded weather app. The campaign should drive relevance for the IBM brand and showcase the interesting and surprising ways that IBM and The Weather Channel (an IBM Business) affect consumers' daily lives. Read the full press release here.

The competition is open to students currently enrolled full/part-time at accredited educational institutions, including undergraduate/graduate students, and those enrolled in portfolio programs and online courses. Entries may be submitted by teams of two to four individuals.

Entries will be judged by industry professionals with a diverse set experiences across client, agency, and media companies. 

This year, Effie is excited to launch the ‘Effie Collegiate Curriculum.’ The curriculum will guide students through a selection of Effie-winning cases to introduce the four pillars of effective marketing (Challenge, Context & Objectives; Insights & Strategic Data; Bringing the Idea to Life (Creative Execution); and Results) and illustrate how to apply these concepts to their projects. All participating professors and students will have complimentary access to the curriculum.

The entry deadline is April 2, 2020.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Effie Collegiate IBM Brand Challenge.

Celebrating Ten Years of Effie Collegiate

Each year, student teams compete to provide a solution to a marketing challenge presented by established organizations – their “clients”. 

The 2020 competition marks Ten Years of Effie Collegiate! Since the inaugural challenge in 2009, the competition has featured challenges from Subaru, IBM, V8, Pace, Kleenex, Target, U by Kotex, MINI, and HEINEKEN.

We're celebrating by taking a look back at our challenges from 2009 to now: #EffieCollegiate10

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