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. 

September 2019

Events
4th
The Drum and LAB presents: 'Do or Di'

The Drum and LAB presents: 'Do or Di'

4 September 6-8pm

In our new film documentary, The Drum's very own chief executive officer, Diane Young (aka Di'), goes on the hunt for the pros of the four-day week. She's joined by the chief executive officer of LAB, Jonny Tooze, who tries to persuade her to follow in his footsteps and make Fridays officially part of the weekend. 

Join us on 4 September, for a mini-film premier at Summit London, where we'll be screening the documentary. Diane will then host a panel discussion with industry experts to find out whether or not the four-day week really is a question of do or die for the industry. You'll also get a chance to grill the panel during the interactive Q&A. 

Register to attend here.

16th
The Drum x Mailchimp Small Business Stars breakfast event

The Drum x Mailchip Small Business Stars breakfast event

16 September, doors open 8.30am

The real drivers of growth are small businesses. The stars of our industry, and indeed our economy, that sometimes are just not championed enough.

The Drum, in partnership with Mailchimp, presents a breakfast event to do just that. Explore the world of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and break the myth that most entrepreneurs are just out of short trousers.

It will be an opportunity to analyse how growing businesses respond to potentially disruptive innovations and business models in the course of increasing digitisation.

Panelists include: Andrew McLean, joint head of planningat PHD, Palmer Houchins, director of integrated marketing at Mailchimp and Ryan Hall, founder, Vaunt London.

Register your interest here.

18th
The Drum Network: South West Breakfast

The Drum Network: South West Breakfast

18 September, 8.30-10.30am

Join us on 18th September, when we'll be exploring the latest trends in agency remuneration.

Register here

19th
The Drum x Rankin: Sell Me The Truth breakfast event

The Drum x Rankin: Sell Me The Truth breakfast event in partnership with Hospital Club

19 September, doors open 8.30am for 9am start

To mark the launch of the October issue of the award-winning, marketing magazine, The Drum, guest-edited by world-renowned photographer, Rankin, activist movement Extinction Rebellion respond to the publication’s theme of "Sell Me The Truth”.

Will Skeaps from Extinction Rebellion will be joined by award-winning writer and journalist Mathew Todd as they discuss the role of advertising in the climate crisis and what agencies can do to create change. 

For more information please contact laura.gregson@thedrum.com

19th
The Drum and WE Communications present: Brand Humanity

The Drum and WE Communications present: Brand Humanity

19 September, doors open at 5.30pm

In a hyper-digital world, prioritising humanity for brands and businesses can be a competitive advantage. Especially if most consumers think that technology has created the illusion of connection, and that its overuse and misuse is making us less engaged, and lonelier.

Come and join The Drum, WE and a panel of brands as they discuss some of these issues and share their optimism about brands’ ability to harness tech in a human way and provide stability in a world that feels increasingly out of balance.

Register your interest here.

24th
Drumcast: the future of search

Drumcast: the future of search in partnership with Yext

The future of search will define the future of marketing. Today, customer journeys with a brand begin with a question, not just a keyword. Search itself has evolved from desktop to mobile to now voice devices and virtual assistants. How are brands responding to this evolution to uncover new insights and provide a whole new level of personalisation?

Register your interest here.

25th
The Drum Arms in New York: Leadership Lessons Live

The Drum Arms in New York: Leadership Lessons Live with Wendy Clarke

25 September, 12-1pm

Join us for a live recording of The Drum's monthly podcast - Leadership Lessons, hosted by The Drum's editor Stephen Lepitak. He'll be chatting with DDB's global chief executive, Wendy Clark, to find out about her own views on leadership as well as those she has learned from and looked up to throughout her career.

Register your interest here.

25th
Game On: Keeping up the momentum around women's sport

Game On: Keeping up momentum around women's sports

25 September, 2-3pm

In the run up to the Fifa Women’s World Cup, brands like Budweiser and Coca-Cola aligned themselves with women's soccer through lucrative partnerships and sponsorship deals. In the US brands like P&G and Visa are leading by example, funnelling investment into the women's game.

With the summer of sport drawing to a close, however, how do we ensure brands continue to support women's sport more widely? And given the popularity of stars like Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe what opportunities are they missing out on by not doing so?

The Drum’s senior reporter Rebecca Stewart is joined by a panel of experts from across the industry to discuss.

Register your interest here.

25th
The future of marketing is customer experience

The future of marketing is customer experience in partnership with Microsoft Advertising

25 September, 3-4pm

Marketers have been focused on the marketing funnel for years. The sale is the goal and the customer is an after-thought. However, future-focused marketers are now putting the customer experience at the heart of everything they do.

The Drum has partnered with Microsoft Advertising to explore this new way of working, inviting marketers to come and learn more about the customer-centric approach.

25th
The Drum Arms in New York: I was there

The Drum Arms in New York: I was there

25 September, 4-5pm

The folks behind some influential and impactful ads discuss their creations - what happened, what went right and wrong and what made it an ad to remember.

Come out to The Drum Arms to discover how to make an ad that impacts culture as we kick off our Advertising Week New York happy hour.

Register your interest here.

25th
The Drum Arms in New York

The Drum Arms in New York

25-26 September

Join us as we host an array of leading businesses and brands over a series of stimulating and topical talks.

The Drum will host the 2-day programme of creative inspiration at our very own pop-up pub, The Drum Arms, as well as opportunities at your own location. 

Find out more here.

25th
The Drum Chip Shop Awards USA Ceremony

The Drum Chip Shop Awards USA Ceremony

25 September, 6-7pm

The Chip Shop Awards was launched in the UK years ago, and since has evolved into an annual highlight with categories such as best use of honesty, fake news and bad taste.

The inaugural US ceremony will take place as part of The Drum Arms Opening Party which will continue from 6pm-late.

Register your interest for The Chip Shop Awards here.

26th
The Drum Arms in New York: Happiness Hour

The Drum Arms in New York: Happiness hour

26 September, 9.30-10.30am

The Drum Network is hosting its own take on the Happy Hour at The Drum Arms Pub during Advertising New York. But this happy hour isn’t about cheap drinks, it's about tackling the subject of how agencies can look after the mental well being of their most prized asset - their talent.

Register your interest here.

26th
The Drum Arms in New York: Taking advantage of the mobile gaming powerhouse

The Drum Arms in New York: Taking advantage of the mobile gaming powerhouse in partnership with AdColony

26 September, 1.15-2.15pm

This is a closed event. Please email us for more information.

26th
The Sound of Music: How music can change the world session

The Sound of Music: How music can change the world session

26 September, 2.30-3.30pm

The Drum audience has always known that marketing can change the world; some of you have even done it. It’s just as true that any emotive experience can spur someone towards that change, and that listening to music can be one of the most emotional times of your life.

We’re celebrating the emotive power of music with a session dedicated to our own drummers: The Marching Cobras, a teenage community program from Manhattan’s Harlem.

Register your interest here.

26th
How advertising can change the world

How advertising can change the world in partnership with Comic Relief USA

26 September, 4-5pm

If there is one industry that can influence big businesses and the public to make a difference then it is the advertising and media sector. 
 
With the climate crisis growing in people’s consciousness, child poverty and many of the world’s ills in need of continued support - how can advertisers and agencies, creatives and copywriters come together to make and be the change the world needs? 

Register your interest here.

26th
The Drum Arms in New York: Music video trivia night

The Drum Arms in New York: Music video trivia night

26 September, 7-8.30pm

This is a closed event. Please email us for more information.

26th
The Drum Arms in New York: Closing Party

The Drum Arms in New York: Closing party

26 September, 8.30pm to late

All good things must come to an end, so before our pop-up pub - The Drum Arms - closes its doors in New York for another year, join us as we celebrate another year of parties, pints, and panels.

It's your last chance to catch up with our team at The Drum, network with your industry colleagues and listen to our amazing band of drummers.

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
11th
The Drum Agency Business Awards UK deadline

The Drum Agency Business Awards UK deadline

11 September

11th
The Drum Social Buzz Awards deadline

The Drum Social Buzz Awards deadline

11 September

12th
The Drum Experience Awards deadline

The Drum Experience Awards deadline

12 September

13th
The Drum Agency Business Awards US deadline

The Drum Agency Business Awards US deadline

13 September

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.

The Drum Network
17th
The Drum Network US: Commercial group breakfast

The Drum Network US: Commercial group breakfast 

17 September, 9-10.30am

This event will focus on pricing strategies for agencies and what drives better margins. We’ll discuss the various pricing models currently being used by agencies, in particular the move towards more value-based pricing. The event is ideal for senior agency staff.

Register your interest here.

24th
The Drum Network US: CEO lunch

The Drum Network US: CEO lunch

24 September, 1-3pm

The Drum Network CEO lunch event will focus on what long terms plans independent agency owners can put in place with a potential exit in mind. This event will have a guest speaker from The Winterberry group, who will discuss latest trends in agency valuation and exit strategies.

Register your interest here.

30th
The Drum Network in Singapore

The Drum Network in Singapore

30 September, 9-10.30am

The Drum Network is a new approach to helping agencies build their profile, while providing access to a network of peers and content to support and grow the business.

To officially launch The Drum Network in Singapore, the Drum is inviting agency leaders to join us for a free breakfast and panel discussion.

The topic of the panel discussion will be M&A, with experts from buying and consulting giving tips and inside intel on how agencies can scale up.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum October issue published

The Drum October issue published - Rankin guest edit

This guest-edited issue of The Drum looks at truth and trust in the world of marketing and media. You can find out more here.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

October 2019

Events
2nd
Story Times

Story Times: The art and science of visual storytelling in partnership with Shutterstock

2 October, doors open 12pm

The Drum, in partnership with Shutterstock, brings together creative visionaries for an afternoon focused on experiences and conversations about the future of visual storytelling and the evolution of brand communication.

Register your interest here.

3rd
Programmatic Punch: APAC

Programmatic Punch APAC

3 October, 8.30am

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.

16th
Agency Acceleration Day APAC

Agency Acceleration Day APAC

Agency Acceleration Day is all about growing your business. This essential one-day event is filled with actionable insights and practical advice, to help marketing communication agencies, both big and small, reach the next level of success.

Register your interest here.

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 out 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 Network
8th
The Drum Network US: Talent group breakfast

The Drum Network US: Talent group breakfast

8 October, 9-10.30am

The Drum Network Talent breakfast in October will focus on agency well-being. We’ll discuss some recent research on the mental health of an agencies most prized asset…it’s talent. It’s ideal for anybody running an agency or with a role in company culture and HR.

18th
The Drum Network in Singapore

The Drum Network in Singapore

18 October, 9-10.30am

The Drum Network Talent breakfast in October will focus on agency well-being. We’ll discuss some recent research on the mental health of an agency's most prized asset…talent.

It’s ideal for anybody running an agency or with a role in company culture and HR.

The Drum Network events are based around peer to peer learning and collaboration. Places are limited to 10-12 people to ensure there is an environment where guests feel comfortable and share experiences in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Register your interest here.

22nd
The Drum Network US: New business group breakfast

The Drum Network US: New business group breakfast

22 October, 9-10.30am

Come and join The Drum Network for breakfast and discuss how to build and manage a successful pipeline. This event is perfect for anybody with a new business role in an agency. It’s peer to peer and we’ll learn about the recent tactics that are enabling agencies to move leads through a pipeline from initial lead generation, qualifying opportunities right through to the pitch.

Register your interest here.

24th
The Drum Network: New business breakfast

The Drum Network: New business breakfast

24 October, 9.30-11am

Business development consultancy The Future Factory are hosting an intimate roundtable for 9 people on the topic of new business emails. Arranging over 100 meetings with senior brand decision makers every month, they are well-placed to offer guidance on the complexities of this seemingly simple tool for uncovering & attracting new business opportunities.

The roundtable will be facilitated by Kimi Gilbert, The Future Factory’s Training & Development Director. With nearly 10 years’ experience of helping creative agencies grow, Kimi is also a mentor on the Mayor of London’s Business Growth Programme. 

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum November issue published - guest edit.

The Drum November issue published - guest edit

Our November issue, guest-edited by motoring journalists and broadcasters Richard Hammond and James May, looks at the future of the automotive sector and how it will impact the world of marketing.

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 December issue

The Drum December issue published

Details TBC.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

Events
14th
Agency Acceleration Day US 2019

Agency Acceleration Day US 

14 November, doors open 8.30am

Amid a landscape of crises, both political and economical, here in the US and globally, one thing that remains constant is that businesses and agencies still need to grow. This is the first year of Agency Acceleration Day is the only industry event researched and produced for all marketing communications agencies, big and small, focused on how to grow your business. 

Register your interest here.

20th
Pitch Perfect 2019

Pitch Perfect 2019

20 November

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.

Book your ticket 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 Order of The Drum issue published

The Drum Order of the Drum issue published

The Drum's January issue will look at the industry's best and worse moments over the past 12 months.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

January 2020

The Drum Magazine
15th
The Drum February issue published

The Drum Influencer issue published

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February 2020

The Drum Magazine
19th
The Drum March issue published

The Drum Space issue published

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March 2020

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum April issue published

The Drum Money issue published

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April 2020

The Drum Magazine
14th
The Drum May issue publised

The Drum Religion issue published

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May 2020

The Drum Magazine
13th
The Drum June issue published

The Drum Tokyo issue published

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June 2020

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum July issue published

The Drum Future of Marketing issue published

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July 2020

The Drum Magazine
14th
The Drum August issue published

The Drum Future of Media issue published

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August 2020

The Drum Magazine
11th
The Drum September issue published

The Drum Future of Video issue published

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September 2020

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum October issue published

The Drum Future of Retail issue published

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October 2020

The Drum Magazine
13th
The Drum November issue published

The Drum Music issue published

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November 2020

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum December issue published

The Drum India issue published

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December 2020

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum January issue published

The Drum January issue published

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