The Drum Calendar

There's never a dull moment at The Drum.

Discover everything we're up to and how to get involved here on The Drum Calendar. 

May 2019

The Drum Awards
1st
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards (Europe)

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

A must for your awards calendar in 2019. The Digital Trading Awards will bring together the elite of the industry to celebrate and reward their success over the past year.

Learn more information here.

9th
The Drum Recommended Agency Awards

The Drum Recommends Awards ceremony

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London
6.45pm for 7.30pm until 1am

Every year we download client ratings for all marketing services from recommendedagencies.com to identify which agencies are currently the highest-rated by clients. To participate in the awards, agencies must purchase a membership at recommendedagencies.com and gather client ratings.

Enter the awards here.

10th
The Drum Mobile Awards

The Drum Mobile Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The Mobile Awards return to celebrate another fantastic year in mobile marketing. 

Find out more information here.

15th
The Drum Roses Awards

The Drum Roses Awards

The Hilton, Manchester Deansgate
6.45 for 7.30pm - 1.00am

The Drum Roses Awards strive to find the hidden gems in advertising, design and digital. We celebrate exceptional creative talent providing a platform to shine outside of London. 

Buy your tickets here.

Other
2nd
Richmond Marketing Forum USA

Richmond Marketing Forum USA

Harvard Club, New York, US

Richmond Marketing Forum USA provides a platform for you to generate new business, renew friendships and to address current issues affecting your profession through a blend of conference sessions and pre-scheduled meetings.

Request more information here

15th
How to devise an effective video strategy

How to devise an effective video strategy

PLAY venue: The Sheraton Boston Hotel. 39 Dalton Street, Boston MA

Join The Drum and Brightcove at their annual PLAY conference, as we discuss how brands can ensure they are reaching their intended audience at the right time.

Sign up here.

Events
7th
OMR Festival

OMR Festival

Hamburg, Germany

With 50,000 marketing and digital enthusiasts and 300 speakers across two days, the OMR festival is one of Europe's largest marketing events. But all work and no fun is no fun at all, so make sure you make use of the party come nightfall. 

Book your tickets here.

16th
We are living in the Age of Total Video

We are living in the Age of Total Video

10am
Andaz West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069

Come join RTL AdConnect and The Drum for a breakfast panel with industry experts, as they look at global TV trends - from Europe to America and explore how best to take advantage of a new content ecosystem.

Sign up here.

21st
Webinar: The art and science of running your agency

Webinar: The art and science of running your agency

3pm - 4pm

What's the recipe for managing a great agency? Without a doubt, it requires a balance between strategic financial growth and amazing creative genius. Register for our webinar, with creative and strategic minds from Initials agency and Deltek to find out how.

Sign up here.

30th
Print Power roundtable (London)

Print Power roundtable London 

30 May 9am

Despite all claims of the death of print media and the continued obsession over digital revolution, print media continues to reach its audience within environments that are brand-safe, premium and trusted. 

The Drum, Print Power roundtable and industry experts will discuss the evolution of the media landscape and the role of print in it. 

Invite only. 

The Drum Network
8th
The Drum Network Content Workshop

The Drum Network Content Workshop
How to write for SEO

Join our very own audience development manager Louis Godfrey for an introduction to the basics of writing for SEO.

This workshop is ideal for for anybody that wants to use content marketing to drive awareness and traffic.

Register to attend here.

14th
The Drum Network start-up group breakfast meeting

The Drum Network start-up group breakfast meeting

The Drum Network has launched a new initiative for start-up agencies. Following feedback from members commenting on the different challenges faced by agencies in their first 3 years, the start-up group will act as an environment for agencies to gain access to specific business support while building a peer to peer community.

If you work for an agency in the first 3 years of business, please book a place at breakfast on May 14 to come and find out if the group is right for you.

Register to attend here.

The Drum Magazine
15th
The Drum Sport issue published

The Drum Future of Sport issue published

From the increasingly inclusive world of football to tech-filled super-stadiums, The Drum takes a look at how sport is changing - and how marketers can take score.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

Reports and Research
15th
50 Under 30 deadline

50 Under 30 deadline

The Drum's 50 Under 30 is our celebration of some of the highest achieving women in creative, digital and advertising roles under the age of 30.

Nominations for the 50 under 30 lists opened 24 April; the deadline for all entries is 15 May.

Enter here.

June 2019

Other
4th
Marketing psychology: the revealing principles of human behaviours

Marketing psychology: the revealing principles of human behaviours

11am registration

Join experts, Nick Mason, chief executive officer and founder at Turtl and Jergan Callebaut, head of psychology at DataSine, for this fascinating exploration on the intersection between psychology and marketing.

Register for the event here.

19th
Cannes 2019

Cannes 2019

As the biggest advertising festival in the world, The Drum will be at Cannes in full force, with our own events, parties and editorial staff at La Croisette.

See 2018's reporting here.

The Drum Awards
5th
The Drum Design Awards

The Drum Design Awards

The Drum Design Awards exclusively recognise great design being produced by agencies globally and give you an opportunity to see your best design work rewarded.

Book your table here.
Interested in sponsoring? Email tehmeena.latif@thedrum.com

13th
The Chip Shop Awards

The Chip Shop Awards

Central London

The Chip Shop Awards celebrate pure, unadulterated creativity. It's a platform where anything and everything is allowed, an awards with no rules and no boundaries meaning the possibilities are endless!

Book your tickets here.

Events
6th
Print Power roundtable (Paris)

Print Power roundtable Paris 

6 June 9am

Despite all claims of the death of print media and the continued obsession over digital revolution, print media continues to reach its audience within environments that are brand-safe, premium and trusted. 

The Drum, Print Power roundtable and industry experts will discuss the evolution of the media landscape and the role of print in it. 

Invite only.
 

6th
Programmatic Punch US

Programmatic Punch US

Ogilvy & Mather 636 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
6 June, doors open 8.30pm

As a famous boxer once said ‘Everyone has a plan until they get a punch in the face.’
Well, a combination of innovation and regulation in adtech could – metaphorically speaking- add up to such a punch. The Drum’s Programmatic Punch is designed to help you duck and dive to ensure you exploit the opportunities of this new age, as opposed to succumb to its threats.

Register your interest here.

13th
Print Power roundtable (Berlin)

Print Power roundtable Berlin

13 June 9am

Despite all claims of the death of print media and the continued obsession over digital revolution, print media continues to reach its audience within environments that are brand-safe, premium and trusted. 

The Drum, Print Power roundtable and industry experts will discuss the evolution of the media landscape and the role of print in it. 

Invite only. 

17th
The Drum in Cannes

The Drum Arms in Cannes

If you’re interested in creativity, entertainment, AI, data, martech or just need somewhere to unwind with a whiskey or beer after having your mind blown in Cannes – this is definitely the place for you. We'll be running our pop-up pub, boat panels and events at other venues. 

If you'd like to partner with us, check out our media kit here.

Register your interest to find out what events we're running here

17th
The Drum in Cannes: WFA Media Charter panel

The Drum in Cannes: WFA Media Charter panel in partnership with WFA

17 June 4pm-5pm

Discussing the formation of the World Federation of Advertisingʼs media charter, members of the Media Board will talk about why there is a need for it and how it will affect the future of media buying for clients. 

Register your interest here.

 

17th
The Drum in Cannes: Healthcare rewired

The Drum in Cannes: Healthcare rewired: transformative learnings for a healthier future in partnership with WPP Health 

17 June 4pm-5pm

Technology and data are being used to spot trends humans cannot see and with it save lives. In a world where demand is massively outstripping resources, innovation is key to delivering affordable and sustainable healthcare. Yet, despite all it can offer, humans are proving to be resistant to some strains of progress.

Come join The Drum and the WPP Health Practice International CEO, Claire Gillis and leading industry experts to explore how the cocktail of people, health and technology can kill or cure.

Register your interest here.

17th
The Drum in Cannes: National identity is dead

The Drum in Cannes: National identity is dead: how should brands react? in partnership with Vizeum

17 June 4pm-5pm

Globalisation, urbanisation and political polarisation. Three current megatrends that are driving people to identify more with their home cities than their home countries.

And as cities grow, nations will retrench and city-states will emerge. The tide of diverse, urban and hyper-connected people cannot be stopped. Are brands ready to react to this change?

Come join The Drum and Thomas Le Thierry, global president, Vizeum at the Dentsu Aegis Beach House and a panel of industry leaders to explore this fascinating story. And the story of the evolving city-state and its people, who are moving towards a sustainable circular economy thinking.

Register your interest here.

18th
The Drum in Cannes: The unexpected revolution of AI

The Drum in Cannes: The unexpected revolution AI is bringing to entertainment in partnership with Branded Entertainment Network 

18 June 10.30am-11.30am

Are you a brand or agency looking to explore AI but don’t know where to start? If so, this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Gordon Young, editor-in-chief of The Drum and Ricky Ray Butler, chief executive office of BEN will discuss how AI is impacting and revolutionizing entertainment, content and advertising today. They will explore how and why it is essential for clients to really be looking towards AI when it comes to results and driving sales.

Register your interest here.

18th
The Drum in Cannes: The 'C' word

The Drum in Cannes: The 'C' word what does culture mean in 2019, and is media shaping it or contaminating it?

18 June 2.15pm-3.15pm 

In a world where advertisers are expected to: act as agents for social change; contend with populism; be both global and local; and appeal to subcultures and fandoms (all across a disintermediated media landscape) it’s becoming trickier for brands to shape and reflect culture.

The Drum’s senior reporter Rebecca Stewart is joined by a panel of cultural commentators from across the industry to discuss what culture means in 2019 and the role advertising plays in it.

Register your interest here

18th
The Drum in Cannes: I was there panel

The Drum in Cannes: I was there panel 

18 June 4pm-5pm

Behind every iconic moment in advertising, lies an untold story. Stories that will make you roar with laughter, sometimes bring tears to your eyes or just simply entertain you.

Back by popular demand once again at The Drum Arms, the I was there panel in Cannes brings you creative luminaries to celebrate the work.

Register your interest here.

19th
The Drum in Cannes: Mapping the new B2B human journey

The Drum in Cannes: Mapping the new B2B human journey in partnership with Reuters

19 June 11am-12pm

What helps brands appropriately speak to their customers’ emotions? Is it brand voice, message content, delivery channel? Or is it the fact that they care enough to understand the same things that you care about? We all want to belong. It’s part of what makes us human. The need for belonging isn’t new, but how we connect with others has changed, and not necessarily for the better. We have shorter attention spans. We glance from screen to screen so we often don’t feel completely part of any given experience. In this context how do B2B brands tell their story and address some of the human needs?

Register your interest here.

19th
Print Power roundtable (Cannes)

Print Power roundtable Cannes

19 June 2pm

Despite all claims of the death of print media and the continued obsession over digital revolution, print media continues to reach its audience within environments that are brand-safe, premium and trusted. 

The Drum, Print Power roundtable and industry experts will discuss the evolution of the media landscape and the role of print in it. 

Invite only. 

19th
The Drum in Cannes: No Bullshit Leadership

The Drum in Cannes: No Bullshit Leadership in partnership with Havas

19 June 3pm-4pm

Join The Drum in conversation with Chris Hirst, global CEO of Havas Creative Network as we talk straight about the state of our industry, calling out the attitudes and practices that need to change to make a difference to our future leaders and creatives. We will also be playing a round of Bullshit Bingo! What’s your favourite way to bullshit?

Register your interest here.

20th
The Drum in Cannes: Beyond the World Cup

The Drum in Cannes: Beyond the World Cup: Keeping up momentum around women's sports

20 June 11:00-12:00

In the run up to the Fifa Women’s World Cup, brands like Budweiser, Mars, Barclays and Coca-Cola have aligned themselves with the women’s game through lucrative partnerships and sponsorship deals. But how do we ensure brands continue to support women’s sport after summer, and what opportunities are brands missing out on by not branching into other women’s leagues and tournaments? The Drum’s senior reporter Rebecca Stewart is joined by a panel of experts from across the industry to discuss.

Register your interest here.
 

The Drum Magazine
12th
The Marketer of the Future Issue

The Drum Marketer of the Future published

This issue of The Drum's print edition considers the ways in which marketing is changing, and marketers changing with it.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

July 2019

The Drum Magazine
17th
The Drum August issue published

The Drum August issue published - guest edit

The Drum's August issue will feature an guest editor. Details TBA.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

August 2019

The Drum Magazine
21st
The Drum Future of TV/Video issue published

The Drum Future of Video issue published

The Drum takes an in-depth look behind the camera to consider what’s next in the world of video – from new screens to new viewers, content breakthroughs and fresh frontiers for advertisers.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

September 2019

Other
8th
Richmond Marketing Forum at Park Hyatt Aviara

Richmond Marketing Forum at Park Hyatt Aviara

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, US

Richmond Marketing Forum at Park Hyatt Aviara provides a platform for you to generate new business, renew friendships and to address current issues affecting your profession through a blend of conference sessions and pre-scheduled meetings.

Request more information here

11th
DMEXCO 2019

DMEXCO 2019

11-12 September

As one of the world's largest expositions and conferences for the digital and tech industries, the eyes of the marketing world will be focused on Dmexco. The Drum's editorial team will be in Cologne for the expo, reporting on the new tech on show as well as vital discussions on their impact.

The Drum Awards
17th
The Drum PR Awards

The Drum PR Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

Launching in 2019, these awards will celebrate excellence within the PR space, ensuring the very best campaigns are given the spotlight.

More information coming soon.

Events
18th
Agency Acceleration Day US

The Drum Agency Acceleration Day US

Details TBC

This essential industry event is for all marketing communication agencies, big and small. This one-day event will give you insightful, actionable and practical advice on all you need to know on how to reach the next level of success.

Save the date, website coming soon.

19th
Pitch Perfect 2019

Pitch Perfect 2019

Do you want to understand your client that bit better? Come along to the client workshops where you get the chance to delve into their mindsets by asking them questions you may not normally get the chance to. Build on your knowledge and create a solid business development plan by attending our jam packed panel sessions with industry experts.

Gain a better understanding on how to selectively target and proactively pursue the right prospects. Uncover ways to create a culture in your organisation, where everyone feels responsible for winning clients.

Register for Pitch Perfect now.

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum October issue published

The Drum October issue published - guest edit

The Drum's October issue will feature an guest editor. Details TBA.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

October 2019

Events
2nd
Agency Acceleration Day APAC

Agency Acceleration Day APAC

This essential industry event is for all marketing communication agencies, big and small. This one-day event will give you insightful, actionable and practical advice on all you need to know on how to reach the next level of success.

Save the date, website coming soon.

3rd
Programmatic Punch APAC

Programmatic Punch APAC

As a famous boxer once said ‘Everyone has a plan until they get a punch in the face.’
Well, a combination of innovation and regulation in adtech could – metaphorically speaking- add up to such a punch. The Drum’s Programmatic Punch is designed to help you duck and dive to ensure you exploit the opportunities of this new age, as opposed to succumb to its threats.

Save the date, website coming soon.

30th
#MarTechFest

#MarTechFest

Hawker House, Canada St, London SE16 7PJ

The 3rd annual #MarTechFest will be taking place on 30 October. Catch some rad speakers, knock back a beer or two and mingle with over 600 like-minded martech-ers!

Find out more here.

The Drum Awards
4th
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards APAC

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards APAC

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

Rewarding programmatic performance, these awards are open to those in APAC’s ad-tech market; advertisers, publishers, agencies, platforms, trading desks, technology companies etc. They will recognise and reward those who can show that they offer a high value service or technology to their clients. The Drum also runs the Digital Trading Awards in the USA and UK.

Find our more here

9th
The Drum DADI Awards

The Drum DADI Awards

Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge

One of The Drum’s biggest and most prestigious awards, the Dadis (The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries) has been recognising digital excellence for over a decade. From apps to data, search to social media, UX to VR it continues to reward the best digital campaigns/strategies in the UK and internationally. 

Find out more here

30th
The Drum Content Awards

The Drum Content Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

These awards honour the best content marketing & branded entertainment strategies and campaigns from the UK and around the world. 

Find out more here.

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum Humour issue published

The Drum Humour issue published

Why did the chicken cross the road? To grab a copy of The Drum! We examine how quick wits can rescue victory from the jaws of disaster and how best-laid plans can be undone by a lack of laughs.

Subscribe to The Drum here.

November 2019

The Drum Awards
7th
The Drum B2B Awards US

The Drum B2B Awards US

Edison Ballroom, NY.

Celebrating B2B’s bravest champions, these awards recognise the best B2B marketing campaigns/strategies from around the world. Finding and rewarding the best in terms of creativity, effectiveness, ROI and commercial results.

Find out more here.

13th
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US

Edison Ballroom, NY.

Rewarding programmatic performance, these awards are open to those in the US ad-tech market; advertisers, publishers, agencies, platforms, trading desks, technology companies etc. They will recognise and reward those who can show that they offer a high value service or technology to their clients. 

Find out more here

14th
The Drum Agency Business Awards US

The Drum Agency Business Awards US

Edison Ballroom, NY.

The Agency Business Awards recognise the excellent marketing and strategic work being created by agencies around the world, and reward those agencies who are pushing the creative boundaries and demonstrating impressive growth.

Find out more here

21st
The Drum Out Of Home Awards

The Drum Out Of Home Awards

Emirates Stadium, London

The Drum Out of Home Awards recognises the most effective, creative and innovative strategies and campaign being produced for out of home media. These awards will showcase the best in traditional and digital OOH advertising. 

Find out more here.

26th
The Drum Agency Business Awards

The Drum Agency Business Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The Agency Business Awards recognise the excellent marketing and strategic work being created by agencies around the world, and reward those agencies who are pushing the creative boundaries and demonstrating impressive growth.

Find out more here

27th
The Drum Social Buzz Awards

The Drum Social Buzz Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The Drum Social Buzz Awards celebrate and reward the most effective social media campaigns and strategies from around the world. 

Find out more here.

The Drum Magazine
13th
The Drum Fixing the Industry issue

The Drum Fixing the Industry issue published

Sustainability is now a serious concern for brands and marketers pitching products to climate change-conscious consumers. We consider the best examples of  environmentally-friendly marketing and how brands can effectively tout their ecological credentials.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

December 2019

Events
2nd
Programmatic Punch UK

Programmatic Punch UK

Details TBC

As a famous boxer once said ‘Everyone has a plan until they get a punch in the face.’
Well, a combination of innovation and regulation in adtech could – metaphorically speaking- add up to such a punch. The Drum’s Programmatic Punch is designed to help you duck and dive to ensure you exploit the opportunities of this new age, as opposed to succumb to its threats.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Awards
3rd
The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards

The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

Every year we download client ratings for all digital services from recommendedagencies.com to identify which agencies are currently the highest-rated by clients, and recognise those agencies via the Awards. To participate in the awards, agencies must register an account on recommendedagencies.com gather client ratings, and take one of our membership options.

Find out more here.

4th
The Drum Experience Awards

The Drum Experience Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The awards celebrate the event industry as a whole. If you organise or promote, create brand activations, are a venue/hotel or an industry supplier, these awards are the perfect opportunity for those in the industry to promote what they do. 

Find out more here.

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum Eco issue published

The Drum Eco issue published

Sustainability is now a serious concern for brands and marketers pitching products to climate change-conscious consumers. We consider the best examples of  environmentally-friendly marketing and how brands can effectively tout their ecological credentials.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

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