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. 

March 2019

The Drum Network
6th
The Drum Network Talent Group Breakfast

The Drum Network Talent Group Breakfast

The next Talent group is due to meet at The Drum in London on 7 March. The theme of this meeting is mentorships. What schemes are out there, what is working for agencies and are they embracing diversity and adding value. We will then explore how The Drum Network can build a mentoring programme for the members to benefit.

This breakfast has been postponed

12th
The Drum Network Creative Group Meeting

The Drum Network Creative & Tech Group Meeting

How do we future proof our creative talent?

It’s our biggest asset. Creativity. The Creative & Tech Group meet to discuss how our younger talent can thrive in agencies, how the career path has evolved and what winning creative teams now look like in terms of skills and experience. We'll also list our top 10 technology platforms that inspire creativity.

This event is for Drum Network members - book your place here

The Drum Awards
7th
The Drum Design Awards deadline

The Drum Design Awards deadline

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.

The deadline is 7 March. Register your interest here.

14th
The Drum Chip Shop Awards deadline

The Drum Chip Shop Awards deadline

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.

The deadline is 14 March. Register your interest here.

Events
9th
The Drum Arms in Austin

The Drum Arms in Austin

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 at SXSW – this is definitely the place for you.

Register for more information here

9th
The Drum Arms in Austin: Gaming on the go

The Drum Arms in Austin: Gaming on the go

The Drum, in partnership with AdColony, in Austin, will analyze how mobile games are succeeding in targeting a wider, more diverse audience than their more traditional counterparts, how cross-platform games are succeeding in blurring the lines between mobile and console, and as smartphone processing power continues to improve exponentially – what the future looks like for the gaming community.

Register for your free place here.

9th
The Drum Arms in Austin: Opening Party

The Drum Arms in Austin: Opening Party

Now a global phenomenon, we're bringing our pop-up pub to Austin, Texas and we would love to meet you. Join The Drum team in the evening for some whisky, tacos and good old chat.

Register for your free place here.

10th
The Drum Arms in Austin: The age of AI-powered Search

The Drum Arms in Austin: The age of AI-powered Search

Join The Drum, in association with Bing, in the session where we discuss how search, programmatic and native based buying are converging around data on intent, and audience based buying.

Register for your free place here.

10th
The Drum Arms in Austin: I Was There

The Drum Arms in Austin: I Was There

What lies behind an iconic moment in advertising? Adversity, persistence and regularly hearing the word ‘no’ throughout the creative process? Come and hear creative stalwarts reveal the stories you have never heard before to reveal what goes into the making of iconic ad campaigns.

Register for your free place here.

10th
The Drum Arms in Austin: Valiente Awards

The Drum Arms in Austin: Valiente Awards

The Valiente Awards will be presented during SXSW at The Drum Arms by Springbox. They recognize the marketers who have disrupted the status quo and who embrace the role of the modern marketer.

Register for your free place here.

11th
The Drum Arms in Austin: Building a Modern Brand

The Drum Arms in Austin: Building a Modern Brand

Come to The Drum Arms and explore today’s brands need for tomorrow, with brand marketers and the senior editorial team at The Drum.

Register for your free place here.

11th
The Drum Arms in Austin: Happy 25th Birthday you old digital ads!

The Drum Arms in Austin: Happy 25th Birthday you old digital ads!

It was 25 years ago that the digital ad was born. What better way to celebrate than to throw a birthday party!? Come along for some cakes, entertainment and some bubbles as an ode to the ads that have transformed our industry.

Register for your free place here.

18th
The Drum Arms in London

The Drum Arms in London 

If you’re interested in creativity, AI, data, martech or just need somewhere to unwind with a beer after having your mind blown at the Advertising Week Europe conference – this is definitely the place for you.

Register for more information here

28th
Agency Acceleration Day

Agency Acceleration Day

Studio Spaces 110, Pennington Street, London, E1W 2BB
Doors open 8.30am

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.

Get your ticket here.

Other
18th
Advertising Week Europe 2019

Advertising Week Europe 2019

18-22 March, London

The Drum's editorial team will be reporting from Advertising Week Europe, held in London every year.

The Drum Magazine
20th
The Drum Globalisation is Good issue published

The Drum Globalisation is Good issue published

As politicians in the United States and across Europe promote anti-immigrant sentiments – and as the UK prepares to go it alone – we consider the experiences of marketers criss-crossing the globe and the ways that globalisation has benefitted the global marketing industry.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

April 2019

The Drum Awards
3rd
The Drum Marketing Awards

The Drum Marketing Awards

200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7UT

The Drum Marketing Awards celebrate the best marketers and campaigns internationally.

Book your tickets here.

4th
The Drum Search Awards

The Drum Search Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

Each year, The Drum Search Awards sees the elite of the Search industry gather together to praise the best of their sector.

Learn more about the awards here.

11th
The Drum Marketing Awards (US)

The Drum Marketing Awards (US)

The Drum Marketing Awards celebrate the best marketers and campaigns in the US.

Register your interest here.

30th
The Drum Online Media Awards

The Drum Online Media Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The Drum Online Media Awards is the worldwide awards scheme that identifies the most innovative, engaging and stand-out news and views from across the globe.

Register your interest here.

 

Other
10th
Upfronts/Newfronts

Upfronts/Newfronts

The Upfronts Newfronts season will see media outlets from across traditional and digital media world pitch their content to media buyers across the industry. The Drum's editorial team will keep you up to date with the latest news and trends during this important period.

16th
Voxburner’s Youth Marketing Strategy

Voxburner’s Youth Marketing Strategy

Voxburner’s Youth Marketing Strategy is returning to London for a ninth year for the biggest coming together of the youth marketing industry in the world. Join over 2,500 brands, agencies, non-profits, colleges, media owners and youth organisations for a two day festival in the heart of youth culture, Shoreditch.

Use code DRUM20 for 20% off.

People can book tickets via this link.

The Drum Network
16th
The Drum Network Commercial Meeting

The Drum Network Commercial Meeting

The Drum Network will be hosting a breakfast session on Tuesday 16th April for independent agencies around financial management, specifically cash flow and profit margins connected to individual projects. It’s a chance to hear some guest speakers, get access to some recent research and discuss challenges and ideas with your peers.

This event is for Drum Network members - book your place here

The Drum Magazine
17th
The Drum Future of Media issue published

The Drum Future of Media issue published

As consumption habits, platforms and audiences themselves change, we examine the future of media, from print resurrections to digital success stories. We’ll look at how media outlets can survive, and how marketers can continue to reach audiences.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

May 2019

Reports and Research
1st
50 Under 30 call for entries

50 Under 30 call for entries

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

Nominations for the US, UK and APAC lists will open 1 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.

7th
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.

9th
The Drum Recommended Agency Awards

The Drum Recommends Awards ceremony
Thursday 9 May
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.

15th
The Drum Roses Awards

The Drum Roses Awards

The Hilton, Manchester Deansgate

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. 

Register your interest 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

The Drum Magazine
15th
The Drum Blockchain issue published

The Drum Blockchain issue published

With blockchain set to transform industries the world over, we take an
in-depth look at how the technology will impact every area of our lives
– from the products we use to the way they’re advertised.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

June 2019

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.

Register your interest here.

13th
The Chip Shop Awards

The Chip Shop Awards

Details TBC

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!

Register your interest here.

Events
6th
Programmatic Punch 2019

Programmatic Punch 2019

Ogilvy & Mather 636 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
April 4, doors open 8.30

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.

17th
The Drum Arms 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. 

Register your interest to find out what we're doing 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.

Other
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.

July 2019

The Drum Magazine
17th
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 magazine here.

August 2019

The Drum Magazine
21st
The Drum Future of 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
The Drum 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 Psychology issue published

The Drum Psychology issue published

From subliminal ads to clever copy, advertising and psychology have long been linked. How are marketers in the 21st century swaying consumers and what can advertisers learn from the complexities of the human psyche?

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

October 2019

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 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.

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
The Drum Programmatic Punch UK

The Drum 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.

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