The accolade, now in its seventh year, celebrates a talented marketer aged under 30 working in the hospitality industry.
It is presented as part of the organisation's annual industry awards which will this year be handed out in a ceremony at the HMA Christmas lunch at London’s Savoy Hotel on 17 December.
Young Marketer of the Year
Sarah Tobler, an executive at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, scooped last year's award for implementing digital marketing campaigns and for winning a promotion and two internal awards at the Knightsbridge venue.
Linda Moore, chairman of the HMA, said anyone wanting succeed Tobler would need to act quickly before the deadline for entries on 16 November. “Winning a marketing award from the HMA is a great accolade for any young hotel marketer and many of our previous winners have progressed very quickly in the industry and are enjoying very successful careers," she said.
For the first time this year, the young winner of the prestigious prize will receive a one day marketing course of their choice at the Chartered Institute of Marketing in Berkshire.
The 16 November deadline also applies to those wanting to enter the main section of HMA awards which recognise the best marketing activity and campaigns in the UK over the past year.
HMA Awards 2012
Now in their 19th year, the HMA awards, sponsored by American Express, recognise innovation, creativity and return on investment.
The full list of award categories is:
- Best Marketing Activity - Independent Hotels/Conference Centre
- Best Marketing Activity - Hotel Chain
- Best Social Media Campaign
- Best Agency Promotion or Campaign
- Young Marketer of the Year
The HMA, a branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is calling on interested participants to enter the awards free of charge on the organisation's website.
Any UK-based independent hotel, hotel group, and hospitality organisation or external hotel marketing agency is eligible to enter.