Industry award ceremonies can provide building product suppliers and service providers with highly targeted promotional opportunities through sponsorship and associated marketing. In general terms, award sponsorship can provide companies with direct and tangible promotion in the form of:

  • branding on the event's website and social media platforms
  • logo featured on all e-newsletters, notices and bulletins
  • branding on ceremony tickets
  • prominent display of logos at the ceremony
  • credits on press releases

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As well as client entertainment opportunities at the ceremony (guest tables are normally included), sponsorship can also provide significant networking benefits, as the award brand can provide a platform for the sponsors to publicise their involvement through the various media. Other less tangible benefits can include increasing brand awareness and associating the brand with the excellence and best practice which the awards are designed to recognise.

The various stages of the (often prolonged) publicity period enhance the potential value of award sponsorship. The run-up to the event will, invariably, include numerous announcements, firstly to encourage applicants, then to advise on submission deadlines, and subsequently to announce shortlists, finalists, attendance at ceremonies, etc. Next there is the awards ceremony itself (sometimes offering live online streaming of the event), and this is followed by another round of post-award announcements detailing the winners, judges' comments, trade press coverage, etc.

Prominent annual awards in the Irish construction market are:

Awards

Organiser

Tel

Email

Architectural Association of Ireland Awards

Architectural Association of Ireland

 

contact@architecturalassociation.ie

Fit Out Awards

Events Strategies Ltd

+353 (0) 1 407 0595

info@fitoutawards.ie

Green Awards (multi-sector, inc. Green Construction Award)

Events Strategies Ltd

+353 (0) 1 407 0595

info@greenawards.ie

Irish Architecture Awards

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

+353 (0) 1 676 1703

info@riai.ie

Irish Building & Design Awards

CMG Events

+353 (0) 1 293 3650

Via website

Irish Concrete Society Awards

Irish Concrete Society

+353 (0) 41 987 6466

info@concrete.ie

Irish Construction Excellence Awards

ICE Awards

+353 (0) 1 280 6030

contact@ICEAwards.ie

Irish Construction Industry Awards

Events Strategies Ltd

+353 (0) 1 407 0595

info@constructionawards.ie

National Electrical Awards

Karen McAvoy Publishing Ltd

+44 (0) 28 9261 2990

jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

Planning Awards

Irish Planning Institute

+353 (0) 1 878 8630

info@ipi.ie

Plumbing & Heating Awards

Karen McAvoy Publishing Ltd

+44 (0) 28 9261 2990

jacqui@kmpltd.co.uk

Sustainable Energy Awards

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

+353 (0) 1 808 2100

info@seai.ie

Wood Awards Ireland

Wood Marketing Federation

+353 (0) 4 046 1111

info@wood.ie

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