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. 

January 2020

The Drum Network
15th
The Drum Network: Commercial Group Breakfast

The Drum Network: Commercial Group Breakfast

15 January, 9-10.30am

Our first commercial breakfast of 2020 will tackle the big (and ongoing) issue of dealing with procurement.

The event is an informal round table discussion for agencies to collaborate over tactics and ideas to enable better negotiation with client procurement departments. Includes a Guest Chair.

Register your interest here.

21st
The Drum Network US: New business breakfast

The Drum Network US: New business breakfast

21 January, 12.00-1.30 pm

It’s all very well to believe in the power of saying no. But it’s difficult when you need to constantly feed a pipeline and provide opportunities to the business. This breakfast session will have a guest speaker to discuss tips and tactics on how to emphasis on the quality of your pipeline right through to increasing your pitch win ratio.

Register your interest here. 

22nd
The Drum Network: New Business Breakfast Manchester

The Drum Network: New Business Breakfast Manchester

22 January, 9.30-11am

Business development consultancy The Future Factory are hosting an intimate roundtable for 10 people on the topic of new business. 

By creating a new business-centric culture in your agency and making all staff hyper-aware of where opportunities might lie, gaining traction from the start of a relationship becomes easier.

Register your interest here.

22nd
The Drum Network: Start-up Group Breakfast Meeting

The Drum Network: Start-up Group Breakfast Meeting

22 January, 9-11am

In ad land, a largely service based industry, talent and whether you have it or not, is arguably the holy grail.  As they say, you are only as good as your people.  But for agency leaders, particular those running young start-ups, talent will bring excitement and anxiety in equal measure.

At our next Start-up Group Breakfast, we’ll tackle this important topic.

Register your interest here.

28th
The Drum Network US: Agency start-up group

The Drum Network US: Agency start-up group

28 January, 9.00-10.30am

Join us for breakfast at the launch of the US Drum Network agency start-up group.

This event is for anybody that works for an agency that is in its first three years of business.

Register your interest here.

28th
The Drum Network: New Business Breakfast London

The Drum Network: New Business Breakfast London

28 January, 9.30-11am

Business development consultancy The Future Factory are hosting an intimate roundtable for 8 people on the topic of new business. 

By creating a new business-centric culture in your agency and making all staff hyper-aware of where opportunities might lie, gaining traction from the start of a relationship becomes easier.

Register your interest here.

31st
The Drum Network US: The Happiness Hour

The Drum Network US: The Happiness Hour

31 January, 9-10am

On the last Friday of every month The Drum Network will host the Agency Happiness Hour, a free to attend event for anybody that’s interested in their own, or the wellbeing of their agency’s staff. The January meeting will announce the launch of a global study in Agency Wellbeing and then move onto a specific topic of mindfulness. A guest speaker will offer an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques…and demonstrate its value in a busy working life. 

Register your interest here. 

31st
The Drum Network: Happiness Hour Breakfast (Talent)

The Drum Network: Happiness Hour Breakfast (Talent)

31 January, 9-10.30am

On the last Friday of every month, The Drum Network will host the Agency Happiness Hour, a free to attend event for anybody that’s interested in their own, or their agency’s staff wellbeing.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Awards
16th
The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

The Drum Awards breakfast workshop US

16 January, 9-11am

It's always difficult to get started writing your report for an awards entry. How much information should you really include? You don't want to bore them to death, but you want to include crucial information. That could make the difference between winning a trophy or going home empty-handed. We're giving you the best opportunity to succeed here.

Register your interest here.

24th
The Drum Marketing Awards US (entry deadline)

The Drum Marketing Awards US (entry deadline)

24 January 

30th
The Drum Search Awards (entry deadline)

The Drum Search Awards (entry deadline)

30 January

Events
21st
Predictions 2020 London

Predictions 2020 London

8.40-11.30am

Join The Drum’s annual Predictions Breakfast, where we explore disruptions throughout our business, culture and technology. And take a quick spin to a look at some of the wonders the new decade might have in store.

From trust to measurement to the new consumer of the future to how the digital workplace is transforming our lives, we will provide a line-up of experts to discuss trends in the connected world.

Register your interest here.

23rd
Predictions 2020 New York

Predictions 2020 New York

8.30-11.30am

Join The Drum’s annual Predictions Breakfast, where we explore disruptions throughout our business, culture, and technology. And take a quick spin to a look at some of the wonders the new decade might have in store.

From trust to measurement to the new consumer of the future to how the digital workplace is transforming our lives, we will provide a line-up of experts to discuss trends in the connected world.

Register your interest here.

30th
The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (entry deadline)

The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (entry deadline)

30 January

The Drum Magazine
22nd
The Drum February issue published

The Drum Influencer issue published

The Drum's Influence issue explores the influencer industry – a business that sits at the crossroads of culture, tech and commerce, and which is already changing the way we make and consume digital content.

This issue will investigate the phenomenon of virtual influencers, how the influencer business has evolved over its first few years, and the ethical issues that surround this new way of communicating with consumers.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

23rd
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: February issue

23 January

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications, and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

February 2020

The Drum Network
4th
The Drum Network US: Creative & tech breakfast

The Drum Network US: Creative & tech breakfast

4 February, 9.00-10.30am

The February Creative & Tech group will explore the art of copywriting and how it has evolved in agencies. Hosted by a senior ECD this event is for creatives that want to make be inspired again in the power of the written word and how online content has disrupted what is still seen as a traditional skill. 

Register your interest here.

5th
The Drum Network: Creative & Tech Group Breakfast

The Drum Network: Creative & Tech Group Breakfast

5 February, 9-10.30am

Creativity is the bedrock of our industry. The Drum Network’s Creative & Tech group sets out to explore the possibilities of technology when it comes to the creation of creative works, from the inception of an idea to its delivery.

At our upcoming event we’ll be taking a look at the most pressing issues around technology and creativity with some of our most innovative members, with the aim of troubleshooting our tech woes and inspiring one another creatively. This event is tailored to senior figures within the marketing and agency worlds, who have been making best use of technology in service of creativity within their own organisations

Register your interest here.

6th
The Drum Network US: Agency commercial breakfast - procurement

The Drum Network US: Agency commercial breakfast - procurement

6 February, 9.00-10.30am

Procurement negotiation tactics. Our first commercial breakfast of 2020 will tackle the big issue of dealing with procurement. The event is informal and a round table discussion for agencies to collaborate over tactics and ideas to enable better negotiation with client procurement departments.

Register your interest here.

11th
The Drum Network US: The client services group breakfast

The Drum Network US: The client services group breakfast

11 February, 9.00-10.30am

With so much more project-based work coming into agencies, it’s more challenging than ever to build long lasting and strategic relationships with clients. Join us for breakfast where we’ll have an open discussion around how agencies can ensure that the old school skills of the suits live on and avoid drifting into project management. 

Register your interest here.

13th
The Drum Network: Client relationships group breakfast

The Drum Network: Client relationships group breakfast

13 February, 9-10.30am

With so much more project-based work coming into agencies, it’s more challenging than ever to build long lasting and strategic relationships with clients.

Join us for breakfast where we’ll have an open discussion around how agencies can ensure that the old school skills of the suits live on and avoid drifting into project management.

Register your interest here.

28th
The Drum Network US: Happiness Hour

The Drum Network US: Happiness Hour

28 February, 9-10am

On the last Friday of every month The Drum Network will host the Agency Happiness Hour, a free to attend event for anybody that’s interested in their own, or the wellbeing of their agency’s staff.

The February happiness hour will focus on one of the key stresses of agency life. Time management. Spend an hour with your peers and speakers for an interactive discussion around how agency talent can manage their workload and client expectations with new time management tactics. Don’t miss out - this hour will save you many more afterwards… 

Register your interest here.

Events
13th
The Drum Predictions 2020 Singapore

The Drum Predictions 2020: Singapore

Join The Drum’s first APAC Predictions Breakfast on 13 February 2020, where we explore disruptions throughout our business, culture and technology. And take a quick spin to a look at some of the wonders the new decade, and lunar new year, might have in store.

From fraud to measurement to the new consumer of the future, we will provide a line-up of experts to discuss trends in the connected world.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Awards
14th
The Drum Recommends Awards (entry deadline)

The Drum Recommends Awards (entry deadline)

14 February

14th
The Drum Online Media Awards (entry deadline)

The Drum Online Media Awards (entry deadline)

14 February

14th
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (entry deadline)

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (entry deadline)

14 February

 

20th
The Drum Roses Awards (entry deadline)

The Drum Roses Awards (entry deadline)

20 February

 

28th
The Drum Design Awards (entry deadline)

The Drum Design Awards (entry deadline)

28 February

The Drum Magazine
19th
The Drum March issue published

The Drum March issue published - guest edit

Details TBC

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

20th
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: March issue

20 February

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

March 2020

The Drum Awards
12th
The Drum Chip Shop Awards (entry deadline)

The Drum Chip Shop Awards (entry deadline)

12 March

Events
15th
The Drum Arms in Texas

The Drum Arms in Texas 

15-16 March 

The Drum Arms is our antidote to the usual conference scene. Our pop-up pub provides you with a chance to hear the information you really want to know, and probably won't hear anywhere else!

We'll be cutting through the noise of SXSW and hosting events at our very own pop-up pub. Come join us for a pint and some good old fashioned debates on the topics that really matter in the industry. 

Register your interest here.

16th
The Drum Arms in London

The Drum Arms in London

16 March

The Drum Arms is our antidote to the usual conference scene. Our pop-up pub provides you with a chance to hear the information you really want to know, and probably won't hear anywhere else!

We'll be cutting through the noise of Advertising Week Europe and hosting events at our very own pop-up pub. Come join us for a pint and some good old fashioned debates on the topics that really matter in the industry. 

Register your interest here.

25th
Agency Acceleration Day UK 2020

Agency Acceleration Day UK 2020

25 March

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.

26th
Agency Acceleration Day APAC

Agency Acceleration Day APAC 

26 March 

Agency Acceleration Day is all about growing your business.
This essential day and a half 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.

27th
Agency Acceleration Day APAC

Agency Acceleration Day APAC (half day)

27 March

Agency Acceleration Day is all about growing your business.
This essential day and a half 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. 

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum April issue published

The Drum Religion issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

19th
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: April issue

19 March

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

April 2020

The Drum Awards
2nd
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US (entry deadline)

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US (entry deadline)

2 April

9th
The Drum Marketing Awards US (ceremony)

The Drum Marketing Awards US (ceremony)

9 April 

21st
The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (ceremony)

The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (ceremony)

21 April

22nd
The Drum Search Awards (ceremony)

The Drum Search Awards (ceremony)

22 April

28th
The Drum Online Media Awards (ceremony)

The Drum Online Media Awards (ceremony)

28 April 

29th
The Drum Recommends Awards (ceremony)

The Drum Recommends Awards (ceremony)

29 April

30th
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (ceremony)

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (ceremony)

30 April

The Drum Magazine
14th
The Drum May issue publised

The Drum Space issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here

23rd
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: May issue

23 April 

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

May 2020

The Drum Awards
13th
The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

13 May

It's always difficult to get started writing your report for an awards entry. How much information should you really include? You don't want to bore them to death, but you want to include crucial information. That could make the difference between winning a trophy or going home empty-handed. We're giving you the best opportunity to succeed here.

Register your interest here.

14th
The Drum Roses Awards (ceremony)

The Drum Roses Awards (ceremony)

14 May

20th
The Drum Design Awards (ceremony)

The Drum Design Awards (ceremony)

20 May

The Drum Magazine
13th
The Drum June issue published

The Drum Gaming issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

21st
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: June issue

21 May

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

June 2020

The Drum Awards
4th
The Drum Chip Shop Awards (ceremony)

The Drum Chip Shop Awards (ceremony)

4 June

 

10th
The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US (ceremony)

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards US (ceremony)

10 June

12th
The Drum PR Awards US (early bird deadline)

The Drum PR Awards US (early bird deadline)

12 June

Events
10th
Programmatic Punch NYC

Programmatic Punch NYC

10 June

As a famous boxer once said, "everyone has a plan until they get a punch in the face." Programmatic gurus like yourself know that a perfect 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 succumbing to its threats. The event aims to serve as a wake-up call about the revolution this industry is going through. Last year we learned from industry leaders such as Bloomberg Media, Avis, and The Economist on how this industry is developing.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum July issue published

The Drum July issue published - guest edit

Details TBC

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

18th
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: July issue

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

July 2020

The Drum Magazine
14th
The Drum August issue published

The Drum Future of Tokyo issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

23rd
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: August issue

23 July

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

August 2020

The Drum Magazine
11th
The Drum September issue published

The Drum Future of Video issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

19th
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: September issue

19 August

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

September 2020

The Drum Awards
9th
The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

9 September

It's always difficult to get started writing your report for an awards entry. How much information should you really include? You don't want to bore them to death, but you want to include crucial information. That could make the difference between winning a trophy or going home empty-handed. We're giving you the best opportunity to succeed here.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum October issue published

The Drum Future of Retail issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

24th
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: October issue

24 September

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

 

October 2020

The Drum Magazine
13th
The Drum November issue published

The Drum Music issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

22nd
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: November issue

22 October

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

November 2020

The Drum Awards
10th
The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

The Drum Awards breakfast workshop

10 November

It's always difficult to get started writing your report for an awards entry. How much information should you really include? You don't want to bore them to death, but you want to include crucial information. That could make the difference between winning a trophy or going home empty-handed. We're giving you the best opportunity to succeed here.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Drum December issue published

The Drum India issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

19th
Hospital Club presents The Drum Live

Hospital Club presents The Drum Live: December issue

19 November

Do you want to keep ahead of the competition?

At these exclusive breakfast events, we'll dive into the future of tech, communications and creativity with the editors of The Drum, Europe's best-read marketing platform.

They'll be bringing along expert guests from the worlds of media, digital and advertising to give you the inside track on the next big industry trends - bringing The Drum magazine to life.

December 2020

The Drum Magazine
16th
The Drum January issue published

The Drum January issue published

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

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