Innovative and exciting campaigns are being sought for the 2011 Hotel Marketing Awards.

Organised by the Hotel Marketing Association (HMA), which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the awards have two new categories this year for Best Social Media Campaign and Best Agency Promotion or Campaign.

The full list of award categories is:
● Best Marketing Campaign Independent Hotels
● Best Marketing Campaign Hotel Chain or individual Chain Hotel
● Best Marketing Activity on a Small Budget (max £7,000)
● Best Social Media Campaign
● Best Agency Promotion or Campaign
● Young Marketer of the Year

Chairman of the HMA Andrea McKay said: "Winning a marketing award from the HMA is a great accolade for any individual hotel or group and we urge everyone who is eligible to submit an entry."

The deadline to submit entries is 18 November. Any UK based independent hotel, hotel group, or relevant external hotel marketing agency, is eligible to enter regardless of whether they are members of the HMA. For further details, visit www.hotelmarketingassociation.com.

The award winners will be announced at the HMA 40th anniversary Christmas lunch at London's Savoy Hotel on 19 December.

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By Janet Harmer

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