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. 

April 2018

The Drum Awards
5th
The Drum Digital Trading Awards Business Breakfast

Digital Trading Awards Business Breakfast

Park Plaza, Westminster, London
8.30am for 9.00am - 11.00am

Join us at our Digital Trading Awards Business Breakfast to discuss with our panelists how to make the client’s life easier and their programmatic media buying more efficient.

25th
The Drum Search Awards

The Drum Search Awards: Ceremony

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
6.45pm (registration), 7.15pm - 1:00 am

Searching for the best in search, these awards recognise the companies and individuals at the forefront of the search Industry. They are open to entrants globally and will reward the most innovative, creative and effective search campaigns across PPC, SEO and performance.

Other
8th
4A's Accelerate 2018

4A's Accelerate 2018

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach
8-10 April

At this key industry event, a mix of keynotes, panels, fireside chats and immersive workshops, industry leaders will examine tech innovations, new agency models, successful agency/client partnerships and meaningful creative work. The Drum's reporting team will be there to cover the event.

21st
Rare LDN

Rare LDN

D&AD London, Cheshire Street
April 21-23

A two-day masterclass programme for creatives, which aims to promote growth in diversity across industry creative leadership. The Drum is one of Rare LDN's media partners - read more about the event here.

Register for the event here.

26th
Founders Dinner

Founders' Dinner

Crustacea Room at Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill
7pm

​Invite only

The Drum Magazine
18th
The Alibaba Issue

The Alibaba Issue published

We focus an entire issue on eastern internet giant Alibaba, exploring how it is shaking up retail, spearheading a move away from cash and powering China’s social credit system.

Send pitches to toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com by 19 February
Subscribe at thedrum.com/subscribe

Contact:

toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com

Events
24th
The Age of Voice Breakfast

The Age of Voice Breakfast

The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London
8.30am (registration) 9.00am-10.30am

Join us for our latest installment of The Drum Breakfast where we address the Age of Voice. In association with Spotify, the event will explore marketing trends in audio, brand partnerships and the experiential.

Register for the event here.

25th
Coffee Morning: The Drum Alibaba Issue

Coffee Morning: The Drum Alibaba Issue

​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
9.00-10.30am

Our Coffee Mornings are laid-back and informal, no presentations (we promise). Just mingling, plenty of coffee and delicious pastries!

Register your interest here.

25th
Innovation Stories 2018

Innovation Stories 2018

Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, London
13:00 – 21:00

Innovation Stories 2018, held in support with The Drum’s Future of Marketing conference in October, is a conference event for UK marketing professionals and innovators from the creative industries. Guest speakers will include Utopia's Nadya Powell, Lizzie Shupak, co-founder of Curve, VCCP’s Will Harvey and Karmarama's Lawrence Weber.

Register for the event here.

26th
Brandalism in Singapore

Brandalism in Singapore, sponsored by HP

ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue
8.30am

Join The Drum’s APAC editor Charlotte McEleny and partners HP, at the ‘Art from the Streets’ exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, to discuss the trends across the commercial and art worlds to see how this dichotomy plays out in Singapore.

The Drum Creative Cities will launch in Singapore this breakfast to champion creativity across the marketing and advertising industries.

Register for the event here.

RAR
24th
RAR Awards

RAR Awards

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
18:45 - Late

Recommended Agency Register (RAR) is The Drum’s service to help brands to choose agencies, based on ratings. Each year we download the ratings from the database to identify which agencies are the highest-rated by clients and recognise those agencies via the RAR Awards.

The winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London and a range of tables for the awards can be booked here.

30th
RAR Digital Awards - Deadline

RAR Awards - Ratings collection deadline

If you plan on entering your agency or business into the RAR Digital Awards, today's your deadline to collect client ratings.

May 2018

Other
2nd
Adobe Summit 2018

Adobe Summit EMEA 2018

ICC ExCeL, London
2-3 May

The Adobe Summit brings together innovators, marketers and advertisers for the latest in technological innovation, marketing strategies and new design trends. Our reporting team will be on site to cover the event.

14th
Founders' Dinner

NYC Founders' Dinner

Details TBC
Invitation only

15th
Digital Content Summit 2018

Digital Content Summit 2018

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London

The Digital Content Summit is an event for all senior professionals interested in publishing, content development, social media, digital, marketing, innovation, creative and brand management.

The Drum is one of DCS 2018's media partners. Register for the event here.

21st
Tel Aviv visit

Tel Aviv visit

The Drum will be in Tel Aviv in preparation for the upcoming Israel issue.

Details TBC.

The Drum Network
3rd
Drum Network CEO Dinner - Agency Pricing Strategies

Drum Network CEO Dinner - Agency Pricing Strategies

Events
8th
Upfronts

Upfronts sponsored by Telaria

New York City - venue TBC

Contact:
31st
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect 2018

London - Venue TBC
08:30am

Pitch Perfect is an event where The Drum focuses on helping agencies win new business. On 31 May we dedicate the whole day to building on your current knowledge and skills and connect you with others who have great ideas on how to clinch that all-important client.

Early Bird tickets available here

The Drum Awards
10th
Roses Awards

The Roses Creative Awards: Ceremony

Midland Hotel, Manchester
6.45 for 7.30pm - 1am

The Roses Creative Awards strive to find the best advertising, design and digital work being produced by agencies and brands in the UK, outside London’s M25.

17th
MOMAs (Marketing On Mobile Awards)

Marketing on Mobile Awards: Ceremony

The Drum’s Marketing on Mobile Awards (MOMA) identify the great work being produced on mobile and reward those who are delivering effective strategies and campaigns.

22nd
Online Media Awards

Online Media Awards: Ceremony

The Drum Online Media Awards identify the cleverest, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world.

These international awards are open to media owners and publishers and will reward news, analysis, editorial and opinion content.

30th
Marketing Awards

The Drum Marketing Awards: Ceremony

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London
18:45 for 19:30 until 01:00

One of The Drum’s biggest and most prestigious events, The Drum Marketing Awards celebrate the very best marketers and campaigns from across the globe.

The awards are open to brands, advertising agencies, in-house marketing teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR companies, integrated agencies and more, with over 700 attending the ceremony each year.

31st
The Drum Digital Trading Awards UK

Digital Trading Awards: Ceremony

Park Plaza, Westminster
6.45 - 7.15pm - 1am

Rewarding programmatic performance, these awards are open to those in the UK and Europe ad-tech market; advertisers, publishers, agencies, platforms, trading desks, technology companies etc.

They recognise and reward those who can show that they offer a high value service or technology to their clients.

The Drum Magazine
10th
Magazine launch event - The Smart Cities Issue

Magazine launch event - The Smart Cities Issue

​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road

Details TBC.

Swing by our London offices to welcome The Drum's latest magazine issue, which focuses on what makes a city smart and why marketers need to concern themselves with smart cities now.

 

16th
The Smart Cities Issue

The Smart Cities Issue published

From Toronto to Singapore to Estonia, we take a look at what makes a city smart and why marketers need to concern themselves with smart cities now.

Send pitches to toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com by 19 March
Subscribe at thedrum.com/subscribe

June 2018

Other
7th
IAB Engage 2018

IAB Engage summit 2018

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London
7 June

The IAB's Engage conference looks at the challenges and impacts of new technology on our industry and beyond. As media partners of the IAB, The Drum's editorial team will be present to report on the discussions, debates and new ideas coming out of this event.

Find more information and register for the event here.

18th
Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions 2018

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
18-22 June

Cannes Lions is one of the biggest events in the creative communications calendar. The Drum's reporters will be in Cannes, covering the conversations, stories and ideas flowing through the festival.

Find more information about the festival here.

Contact:

sam.bradley@thedrum.com

The Drum Awards
7th
The Drum Design Awards

The Drum Design Awards: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

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.

13th
Chip Shop Awards

The Chip Shop Awards: Ceremony

Electric Brixton, London
6.30pm 

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 Drum Magazine
7th
Magazine launch event - The Voice Issue

Magazine launch event - The Voice Issue

The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
Details TBC

Drop by The Drum's offices to welcome in The Drum's Cannes issue, which will be all about voice technology and how it is set to transform marketing.

13th
The Voice Issue

The Voice Issue published

This year, the issue of The Drum we’ll be sending to Cannes Lions will be all about voice technology and how it is set to transform marketing.

Send pitches to toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com by 16 April
Subscribe at thedrum.com/subscribe

RAR
19th
RAR Digital Awards

RAR Digital Awards

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
18:45 - Late

The Recommended Agency Register (RAR) is The Drum’s service to help brands to choose agencies, based on ratings. Each year we download the ratings from the database to identify which agencies are the highest-rated by clients and recognise those agencies via the RAR Awards.

The winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London and a range of tables for the awards can be booked here.

The Drum Network
26th
Drum Network CEO Dinner - Staff Retention Strategies

Drum Network CEO Dinner - Staff Retention Strategies

July 2018

The Drum Magazine
12th
Magazine launch event - The Future Of Work Issue

Magazine launch event - The Future Of Work Issue

​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
Details TBC.

Swing by our London offices to welcome The Drum's latest magazine issue, which ponders what the future of work looks like and the challenges and opportunities it brings.

18th
Future of Work Issue

Future of Work Issue published

As artificial intelligence threatens to disrupt our workplaces, we ponder what the future of work looks like and the challenges and opportunities it brings.

Send pitches to toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com by 14 May
Subscribe at thedrum.com/subscribe

August 2018

The Drum Magazine
16th
Magazine launch event - The Secret Life Of Kids

Magazine launch event - The Secret Life Of Kids

​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
Details TBC.

Swing by our London offices to welcome The Drum's latest magazine issue, which focuses on how children consume media.

22nd
The Secret Life Of Kids Issue

Secret Life Of Kids Issue published

As media continues to expand its reach into our lives, we look at how the next generation consumes content, and why marketers should care.

Send pitches to toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com by 23 June.
Subscribe at thedrum.com/subscribe

September 2018

Other
12th
DMEXCO

DMEXCO 2018

Cologne
12-13 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 in September. 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 Magazine
13th
Magazine launch event - The Mergers And Acquisitions Issue

Magazine launch event - The Mergers And Acquisitions Issue

​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
Details TBC.

Swing by our London offices to welcome The Drum's latest magazine issue.

Contact:

toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com

19th
The Mergers And Acquisitions Issue

The Mergers And Acquisitions Issue

Vol #39 Issue #10

Deadlines
Branded content: 20 August
Publication date: 19 September

The Drum Network
19th
Drum Network CEO Dinner - Managing More Profitable Projects

Drum Network CEO Dinner - Managing More Profitable Projects

October 2018

The Drum Awards
10th
DADIs

The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

The DADIs (The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries) are open internationally to agencies and brands who are producing great digital work. From apps to consumer products, use of search to social media, paid media and VR, the DADIs have been recognising excellence for over 10 years.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

12th
The Drum Digital Trading Awards APAC: Ceremony

The Drum Digital Trading Awards APAC: Ceremony

Singapore

A must for your awards calendar in 2018. The second Digital Trading Awards APAC will bring together the elite of the industry to celebrate and reward their successes over the past year.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

The Drum Magazine
11th
Magazine launch event - The China Issue

Magazine launch event - The China Issue

The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
Details TBC.

Swing by our London offices to welcome The Drum's latest magazine issue, which focuses on marketing opportunities and innovations in China.

17th
The China Issue

The China Issue

Vol #39 Issue #11

Deadlines
Branded content: 17 September
Publication date: 17 October

Other
24th
2018 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference

ANA Masters of Marketing

27-27 October

One of the marketing industry's premier events, the ANA Masters of Marketing conference, held in Orlando, Florida, is a talking shop and gathering for advertisers, CMOs and digital innovators. Our editorial team will be reporting from the event.

31st
Ad:tech New York

Ad:tech New York

The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
31 October - 1 November 2018

This two-day conference and exposition is on the forefront of industry-changing innovation and marketing technology. Our reporters will be in attendance, reporting from the conference floor and on all the major discussions and themes at this year's event.

November 2018

The Drum Awards
1st
The Drum Digital Trading Awards USA

The Drum Digital Trading Awards USA: Ceremony

Edison Ballroom, New York
6.30pm

A must for your awards calendar in 2018. The Digital Trading Awards USA will bring together the elite of the industry to celebrate and reward their successes over the past year

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

7th
Content Awards

The Drum Content Awards: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

14th
Search USA

The Drum Search USA Awards: Ceremony

New York: Venue TBC
Time TBC

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

15th
The Drum Creative Awards

The Drum Creative Awards: Ceremony

Venue TBC
Time TBC

The Drum Creative Awards are here to fly the flag for creativity in the midst of the digital revolution. We are swimming against the tide of popular opinion that it is in fact creativity, not tech, which is the true power behind the marketing industry.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

15th
B2B Brave Awards

The Drum B2B Brave Awards - Ceremony

Edison Ballroom, New York
6.30pm

Rewarding the best B2B marketing campaigns/strategies, these awards will accept from around the globe to find the best in terms of creativity, effectiveness, ROI and commercial results. 

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

28th
The Social Buzz Awards

The Social Buzz Awards: Ceremony

London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square, London
18:45 for 19:15 - 01:00

Join the elite of the UK's social media industry on Wednesday 29 November at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square to celebrate and reward your industry's success over the past year.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

29th
The Creative Out Of Home Awards

The Drum COOH Awards: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Sign-up below to be kept in the loop with all the key dates, deadlines and category reveals as they are announced.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

Other
8th
3% Conference

3% Conference

Navy Pier, Chicago
8 November

The annual 3% Conference, now in its seventh year, brings the industry together with the aim of eliminating gender discrimination in all its forms. The Drum's reporting team will be in attendance to cover the conversations and debates at this important conference.

 

The Drum Magazine
8th
Magazine launch event - The Magazine From The Future

Magazine launch event - The Magazine From The Future

​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road
Details TBC.

Swing by our London offices to welcome The Drum's latest magazine issue.

14th
The Magazine From The Future Issue

The Magazine From The Future Issue

Vol #39 Issue #12

Deadlines
Branded content: 15 October
Publication date: 14 November

Events
28th
The Drum Future of Marketing

The Drum Future of Marketing

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Tickets available soon!

December 2018

The Drum Awards
4th
The Drum UK Event Awards

The Drum UK Event Awards: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

The Drum UK Event Awards recognise and reward those often behind the scenes within the industry. Whether you are an event organiser, promoter, supplier, in-house team or venue, the UK Event Awardsare your platform to shine.

Register your interest to be the first to hear when we are open for entries.

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