Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading international body for marketing and business development, based in the United Kingdom.


For over 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession. We’re the world’s leading professional marketing body with a global membership base, including studying and professional members and Chartered Marketers. We believe marketing is the critical factor in driving long term organisational performance. Our mission is to create marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society.

In a world of increasing competition, transparency and change, finding a valued business advantage has never been as challenging. CIM strives for business leaders and opinion formers to recognise the positive contribution professional marketing can bring to their organisations, the economy and wider society.


With members in over 130 countries, CIM is the only marketing body with the authority of the Queen’s Privy Council to award the Chartered Marketer Status.

There are a variety of memberships available:

  • Studying membership: For those wishing to study our qualifications (£144 – £224 depending on level)
  • Affiliate Professional: For professionals who are actively engaged in, considering a career in, or have an active interest in marketing. (£144)
  • Associate (ACIM): For those with qualifications in marketing that meet required criteria. (£166)
  • Member (MCIM): For those with both marketing qualifications and practical experience that meet required criteria. (£189)
  • Fellow (FCIM): For members who hold senior marketing positions that meet required criteria. (£220)
  • Access to Marketing Expert: A hub of practical and informative guides and templates to support our members.
  • Access to Marketing Resources: A huge online knowledge base which includes wide variety of cutting edge research papers, market reports and case studies
  • Cutting Edge: A weekly e-bulletin rounds up the essential marketing news
  • Career and Professional Development Centre: Access to our career advisory service for marketing professionals at any stage of their career.
  • The Marketer magazine: Innovative articles from global experts Marketing research: Priority, or exclusive, access to our research and Global Benchmarking papers
  • Market Interest Groups: Specialist communities focused on a particular sector of business
  • Regional network: Members can network and connect with fellow members in their local area.

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