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. 

July 2017

The Drum Awards
12th
The Drum DTA APAC Launch Party

Already a benchmark for the industry in the UK and US , The Drum Digital Trading Awards in association with The Trade Desk have now launched in APAC.

The Drum will be rolling out an exciting programme of activity including live events, print and online content with a focus on clarity and transparency in the industry.

To celebrate and kick off the programme, join us at the official launch party!

The evening will include a short panel session with some of this year’s judges sharing their top tips for entrants on writing an award winning report.

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out!

RSVP now to confirm your free place on the guest list.

13th
Awards Workshop Breakfast - 2nd Half

On Thursday 13 July we will be hosting our infamous Awards Workshop Breakfast at the headquarters of Havas Media.

We are in the process of confirming our panel who will consist of judges and previous winners. They will be sharing their knowledge on what they look for in a winning entry and how to write the perfect report.

This is your ideal opportunity to ask those burning questions to those who've been there, done that, and won the trophies. 

There are limited spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. So be quick and confirm your attendance today by registering here.

19th
Scottish Creative Awards

Entry Deadline

21st
DADIs (The Drum Awards for Digital Industries)

Entry Deadline

26th
DTA USA 2017

Time: 8.30am arrival, for 9am start - 10.30am
Venue: Pulsepoint, 360 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

The Drum and the chairman of the judging panel, Wayne Blodwell along with his panelists from all areas of the industry, will discuss the hot programmatic topics and how important they are.

The panelists include:

  • Francois de Laigue, VP of Programmatic Operations, Pulsepoint         
  • Joe Kowan, EVP of Product & Strategy, Media iQ
  • Brian Stoller, Director for Paid Media, IBM
  • Doug Fleming, Head of Advanced TV, Hulu

We'll cover such things as agency relationships in programmatic, the rise of header bidding and the evolving supply landscape, programmatic TV and much more.

And all for just a couple of hours of your time on a Wednesday morning. Spaces are limited, so to register your interest in the event asap.

28th
Search Awards US

Time: 8.30am Networking Breakfast
           
9:00am Welcome by The Drum
           
9:15am Panel Discussion
          10:00am Questions
         
10:15am Summary and conclusions

Venue: Yext office, 1 Madison Ave 5th Floor New York, NY 10010

There’s a lot of talk about voice search and AI – as well as the disappearance of blue links altogether – not to mention what’s to come with visual search.

It’s this future that the panel will discuss as it looks at the key trends the industry is facing. Panelists will discuss the technologies and innovations impacting search right now and how this will evolve, along with potential problems we could face.

Click here to book your place asap.

28th
Content Awards

Entry Deadline

28th
DTA APAC

Entry Deadline

Reports and Research
19th
The Drum Independent Agencies Census

The Drum Independent Agencies Census provides the most comprehensive review of the UK’s most successful agencies, highlighting the key players, trends and growth in this key group of agencies.

The ceremony to present the results will be on 19th July 2017

Other
20th
The Drum Breakfast: Location-Based Marketing

The Drum Breakfast: Location-Based Marketing

Join us on for our latest installment of The Drum Breakfast where we expand on editorial features and give you the chance to ask our experts your burning questions. This month, we invite you to a panel discussion with our speakers who will share insights on how location-based marketing is developing, the new opportunities, and challenges marketers may face within this sector. Places are limited so we encourage you to sign up fast! Register here

27th
The Drum Coffee Morning

The Drum Coffee Morning

We invite you to our monthly coffee social to give you the chance to meet the CEO and our teams to learn a bit more about The Drum. Not only will there be lots of coffee on offer, you will also be the first to hear of our exciting plans so we encourage you to share your projects with us too. Register here

Events
31st
The Drum at Dmexco 2017

Dmexco 2017

Dmexco is a key industry event in The Drum’s calendar and it should be in yours too. As an official media partner of Dmexco, The Drum will have access to unique opportunities to amplify your activity in the months leading up to the conference and at the 2-day expo. For more information on how your business can get involved, click here.

August 2017

Other
3rd
The Drum Sports Briefing

The Drum Sports Briefing

Join us for an evening discussing trends in sports marketing and an exclusive screening of The Drum documentary, eSports: Football Rebooted, exploring the rise of the £1bn eSports industry. This event will also give you the chance to hear from digital leaders on what opportunities your business can gain within the sports sector. Places are limited so sign up today to reserve your place! Register here 

The Drum Awards
4th
B2B Brave Awards

Entry Deadline

11th
COOH

Entry Deadline

September 2017

The Drum Awards
1st
Social Buzz Awards

Entry Deadline

7th
Recruitment Business Awards

Ceremony

7th September

The Midland Hotel, Manchester

20th
The Drum Search Awards USA

Ceremony

20th September

Edison Ballroom, New York

21st
The Drum Digital Trading Awards USA

Ceremony

21st September

Edison Ballroom, New York

Other
27th
Clio Awards

The Clios is the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate high achievement in advertising, the Clios annually and throughout the year recognize the work, the agencies and the talent that push boundaries and establish new precedent.

Click here to learn more about how to enter.

29th
PHP North West Conference 2017

Dates: 29th Sept - 1st Oct

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

The conference is celebrating it's 10th consecutive year. Starting on the 29th September until 1st October 2017, this year's conference will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on Sackville Street. On Friday 29th, we will run a tutorial day where delegates work on their laptops in a classroom on subjects that are tutor led and tailored to their learning level and needs. On the Saturday 30th Sept and Sunday 1st Oct, delegates come together for 3 tracks of speakers, great food and a social in the evening on the Saturday with a bar.

Tickets will be on sale soon on the website: http://conference.phpnw.org.uk/phpnw17/

The Drum Conferences
28th
Pitch Perfect

(formerly known as Brief Encounters)

How much do you want to grow your revenue by in 2018?

Pitch Perfect, The Drum's Agency New Business Event focuses on helping agencies win new business. With Pitch Perfect you can build on your current knowledge and skills and connect with others with great ideas on how to clinch that all-important client. 

Follow @DrumLiveEvents for up to date information 

Get tickets online here.

28th
Plan It Day

The Drum's award-winning Do It Day series kicks off with Plan It Day. Here, we look at how marketers can help improve the world by helping charities and brands with their social good causes. Ideas, creatives and do-ers are all welcome! To hear more about how you can get involved or if you would like to share an idea, get in touch with us events@thedrum.com.

October 2017

The Drum Awards
4th
B2B Brave Awards

Ceremony

4th October 2017

Edison Ballroom, New York

11th
The Drum Scottish Event Awards 2017

Ceremony

11th October 2017

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

19th
DADIs (The Drum Awards for Digital Industries)

Ceremony

19th October

Park Plaza Westminster, London

26th
Scottish Creative Awards

Ceremony

26th October

The Caves, Edinburgh

27th
DTA APAC

Ceremony

Date: 27th October 2017

Singapore

The Drum Conferences
10th
Do it Day Hack

To highlight World Mental Health Day on 10th October, The Drum together with its partners, will invite the global industry to help tackle areas of mental health by drawing up a campaign strategy on 10th October to be launched on 16th November. Marketers from brands, agencies, tech companies, publishing companies and anyone who loves ideas will join the hack to help us devise a campaign strategy around mental health.

Contact:

November 2017

The Drum Awards
7th
Content Awards

Ceremony

7th November

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

8th
The Drum Creative Awards 2017

Ceremony

8th November

Emirates Stadium, London

22nd
Cream Awards

Ceremony

22nd November

Jam House, Birmingham

23rd
Creative Out of Home Awards

Ceremony

23rd November

Emirates Stadium, London

29th
Social Buzz Awards

Ceremony

29th November

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The Drum Conferences
9th
Do It Day

Our belief that marketing can change the world is brought to life through our award-winning Do It Day event. We bring together marketers and creatives to support brands and charities by launching social good campaigns within 24hrs. Want to learn more? Visit our website to find out how you can become a part of our Do It Day legacy.

13th
Do It Day Fringe

During the Do it Day Week, we encourage companies around the world to carry out a social good activity and join our cause. On 16th November, the flagship day of Do it Day week, the Drum will launch its mental health campaign. 

Contact:
24th
Media Slap

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! Get your ticket here

30th
Programmatic Punch

The Drum explore what's new in the industry and hear from the experts who are pioneering the way in Programmatic. We pitch industries top programmatic leaders alongside each other and discuss the hot topics all from our very own boxing ring. Get your tickets here.

December 2017

The Drum Awards
5th
UK Event Awards

Ceremony

5th December

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London