The FICM Awards is a competitive awards program that highlights the strong marketing value of an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement. By touching over 5,000 prospects during each nomination process, FICM Awards is for identifying innovation, excellence, emerging trends and market developments.
The FICM Awards nomination process begins on August 1st and winners are announced in late October 2019. Winners are encouraged to promote their award the remainder of the year and actively participate in the FICM Awards community.
August 1 - Late October - Prospects submit nominations for an FICM Award.
BENEFIT: Nominees are required to summarize their innovation . "The process of filling out the nomination form turned out to be a valuable marketing tool as it required us to reflect upon our business and fine-tune and strengthen our message."
Admissible nominations are showcased on the FICM Awards website and social media.
BENEFIT: Nominees receive notable market exposure through the FICM Awards marketing reach. Nominees are encourage to submit their entries early to maximize their visibility to audience as well as promote their nomination on their own publicity and marketing campaigns.
Selection of Semi-finalists & Finalists
BENEFIT: Nominations first receive a high-powered focus group review by the FICM Awards Committee comprised of hand-picked industry experts from a spectrum of disciplines. The semi-finalist entries are then sent to industry experts, business executives and academics who comprise the Panel of Judges to select the award level for each finalist.
BENEFIT: The distinctive nominations review process serves as an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement for the innovations advancing to Finalists status. The endorsement delivers an affirmation of superior quality — a confirmation that can reach customers in a way that marketing and advertising cannot. Non-finalists and can request feedback on how to make their marketing message or innovation stronger.
Winners announced at the Annual event, India International Dispute Meet
BENEFIT: Finalists may attend the annual awards ceremony and Meet the Innovators Forum, to celebrate their win and meet other innovators. The annual event draws hundreds of fellow innovators into a nexus of powerful networking opportunities.
Ongoing - Winners may license the "FICM Award Winner" seal to promote their win
BENEFIT: Award winners may contribute to a licensing program giving them the right to use the "FICM Award Winner" seal (including the Gold, Silver and Bronze designation associated with their award) in their own publicity, marketing campaigns and packaging.