The Drum organises a series of high profile events over the course of the year. All provide an ideal opportunity to align your brand with the issues you deem of most interest, and address the audiences that are most relevant. Partnerships of our events allows you to:

Have meaningful engagement with the key individuals in your target audience.

  • Associate yourself with relevant content - that can be repackaged and published across all The Drum channels.
  • Demonstrate your thought leadership.
  • Give you the chance to help inform and shape key industry debates and discussions.

Events on our schedule include:

Agency Acceleration Day, Helping your agency growth strategy

30th March, London

Amid a landscape of crises, both political and economic, here in the UK and globally, one thing that remains constant is that businesses and agencies still need to grow. Now in its 5th year, 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. Read more

Future of Marketing, Looking at the industry now and over the next 10 years

11th May, London

The Future of Marketing, an event that gives you choice, actionable insights and lots of take-aways to help make a practical difference to your business. A series of talks, panel discussions and workshops will cover topics such as; Future Trends; The Future of Content; The Future of Retail; The Future of Technology; The Future of TV; The Future of Personalisation. Find out more

Plan It Day, Showing how marketing can change the world

28th September, London

The Drum will bring clients and agencies together again to help marketing change the word. As a delegate, you will get the chance to work on an amazing client brief during Plan It day, and if your team wins, you get to implement a version of your winning idea on Do It Day. Read more

Do It Day

9th November 2017

At the follow-up to Plan it Day, delegates will see the winning ideas come to life and get a chance to be part of the action. Read more

Brief Encounters

19th October 2016

How can your agency win new business and perfect the pitch process? This event will share insights from other agencies who have won new business against the odds; in new markets; without pitching and through other interesting ways. Read more

Media Slap: The business of media publishing

24th November, London

Media Slap is a short, sharp hit of everything media publishers need to know about how to continually adapt your business model in an everchanging world. We’ll look at how to shape strategy going forward and focus on audience, content, and revenue models. If you are in the business of content publishing, this is a date not to be missed! Read more

Programmatic Punch

30th November, London

To round up the year in ad tech, Programmatic Punch will look at the major developments of 2017 and what this means for advertisers, publishers, agencies and ad tech companies. This is not just another Programmatic event, we'll 'punch' through all the noise and really get to the heart of what you need to know, who you need to know and how you should be moving forward. We'll stay away from all the acronyms, challenge the truisms and questions the claims. Read more

For further information on these events got to our events website or contact Melanie Shah.


Over the course of the year The Drum will be running a broad range of awards which will cover the marketing, media, digital, advertising and creative sectors. These prestigious events engage all the key groups in our target audience including brands, creatives and media buyers. For a full list of our events visit the awards part of our site. All offer opportunities to boost your profile through:

  • Receiving branding and names checks across The Drums online, social media and print channels.
  • To directly engage specific customers and clients
  • To get market leading positioning at major industry events, including branding, name-checks and the opportunity to present awards.

For more information speak to Lynn Lester.