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. 

June 2018

Events
6th
Do It Day 2018 briefing

Do It Day 2018 briefing
Get involved in the global marketing hack

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

We’d like to invite you to our launch breakfast where we’ll be premiering our Do It Day mini-documentary ‘How Marketing destigmatised Mental Health’, hearing from charities and delegates from last year, as well as showing you how we need your help this year.

Register for the event here.

12th
The Drum and The Exchange Lab breakfast roundtable

The Drum and The Exchange Lab breakfast roundtable

8.30am-10.30am 
The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road

Independent agencies gather for breakfast to discuss the challenges facing agencyland this year. What's next for independents?

To find out more information contact naomi.taylor@thedrum.com

12th
The Drum's Cook Off

The Drum's Cook Off

Your friends at The Drum, in association with The Trade Desk, will teach you a few breakfast delights while we chat everything programmatic and cook up some ideas that will aim to fix all that ails digital advertising.

18th
The Drum Cannes Kick Off Party

The Drum at Cannes
The Drum Cannes Kick Off Party

5.30pm - 11.00pm
The Drum Arms @ The Quay Irish Pub, 17 Quai St Pierre

Join us as we kick off Cannes Lions in our own style, at The Drum's home away from home.

19th
The 6 Second Impact with Taboola

The Drum at Cannes
The 6 Second Impact with Taboola

10:30am - 11:30am
BOAT FCB, Jetée Albert Edouard

Join The Drum and Taboola at a panel discussion that will aim to explore and celebrate the ‘language’ and the impact of the 6-second video.

Register your interest here.

19th
Augmenting Creativity through AI with Deloitte Digital

The Drum at Cannes
Augmenting Creativity through AI with Deloitte Digital

12.30pm - 1.30pm
Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, Salon Dinard

Join us for a lovely lunch on the rooftop of The Majestic hotel. Deloitte Digital and The Drum bring together a panel of experts together to discuss the impact of AI on creativity and how it is pushing the creative frontiers.

Register your interest here.

19th
The Drum Arms Indie Agency Happy Hour

The Drum at Cannes
The Drum Arms Indie Agency Happy Hour

5.00pm - 6.00pm
The Drum Arms @ The Quay Irish Pub, 17 Quai St Pierre

Join us at The Drum Arms in Cannes for an early evening networking event, where the drinks will be flowing as much as the conversations. Catch-up with old friends and make new ones across the independent agency world with The Drum team.

Register your interest here.

19th
SheSays Podcast Launch

The Drum at Cannes
SheSays Podcast Launch

The Drum Arms @ The Quay Irish Pub, 17 Quai St Pierre
6.30pm - 7.00pm

Join The Drum as it partners with SheSays at Cannes to celebrate the second year of The Vowws conference at The Drum Arms.

The post-event gathering will invite speakers and delegates to toast another year of the annual event which showcases a selection of the best short films created by women internationally.

Register your interest here.

 

20th
Business Purpose: The paradox and the potential with WE Worldwide

The Drum at Cannes
Business Purpose: The paradox and the potential with WE Worldwide

10.30am
BOAT FCB, Jetée Albert Edouard

Join Melissa Waggener Zorkin, CEO & president of WE Worldwide and host of panellists as we explore how to bring ‘brand purpose to life’ and whether purpose can be balanced with both short term and long-term business goals.

Register your interest here.

20th
The Drum at Cannes: The Big Interview

The Drum at Cannes
The Big Interview

The Drum Arms @ The Quay Irish Pub, 17 Quai St Pierre
11.30am - 12.30pm

The Big Interview with Aline Santos, executive vice-president global marketing and global head of diversity and inclusion - ‎Unilever will take place at The Drum Arms.

This will be part of a monthly series created to reflect the changing remit of CMOs and other senior marketers responsible for leading brands around the world and will take a deep dive into lessons in leadership from the world’s most influential marketers.

Register your interest here.

 

20th
Digital Reality: Ready or not, here we come with Deloitte Digital

The Drum at Cannes
Digital Reality: Ready or not, here we come with Deloitte Digital

2.00pm - 3.00pm
Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, Salon Dinard - 10 Boulevard de la Croisette

​Augmented, mixed and virtual reality are finding a home in business. But how will these technologies shape the future?

Register your interest here.

20th
The Future of Video is Now with Innovid

The Drum at Cannes
The Future of Video is Now with Innovid

4.00pm - 5.00pm
BOAT FCB, Jetée Albert Edouard

Join our panel to look at how video is moving into the best of times. The future is happening now.

Register your interest here.

20th
Creative Connections: The business of feelings and emotions with Gyro & FT

The Drum at Cannes
Creative Connections: The business of feelings and emotions with Gyro & FT

4.00pm - 5.00pm
Radisson Blu, 2 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert

The Drum panel with the FT and gyro and Ernst & Young will examine the role of emotions in B2B and how creativity helps connect and innovate. Join us as we explore the importance of feelings for marketers seeking to drive business decisions.

21st
Breaking into the Future with Wunderman

The Drum at Cannes
Breaking into the Future with Wunderman

​10.30am - 11.30am
BOAT FCB, Jetée Albert Edouard

​Wunderman and a host of industry insiders will examine the issues around digital transformation and how businesses can get ‘future ready’. Join us as we explore all there is to ensure better technology, creativity, communication and skills.

Register your interest here.

21st
The Drum at Cannes: Truth or Dare Happy Hour @ The Drum Arms

The Drum at Cannes
Truth or Dare Happy Hour @ The Drum Arms

The Drum Arms @ The Quay Irish Pub, 17 Quai St Pierre
3.00pm - 5.00pm

Cannes 2018 is sure to be a scorcher - so why don’t you pop into our Truth or Dare Happy Hour at The Drum Arms from 3pm- 5pm, Thursday 21 June, to cool down?

Come join for a happy hour of some daring acts, some surprising truths and a good old gossip with your friends at The Drum and Dare.

Register your interest here.

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

27th
50 Under 30 UK published

50 Under 30 UK published

The Drum's 2018 edition of 50 Under 30, our annual list of the UK's best young female digital talent, will be published today.

The Drum Awards
7th
The Drum Design Awards

The Drum Design Awards: Ceremony

London Emirates Stadium
7.45pm until 1.00am

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
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
​Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

RAR
19th
The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards

The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
18:45 - Late

The Drum Recommends is The Drum’s service for helping 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 The Drum Recommended 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 Awards
6th
The Drum DADI Awards

The Drum DADI Awards entry deadline

The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries (DADIs) celebrate and reward your digital excellence no matter where you are in the world. Chaired by Phil Jones of Podge Events and judged by digital experts from such companies as British Airways, Universal Music UK, Virgin Trains East Coast, Sport England and Karmarama, our panel will ensure only the best get nominated and take home the awards.

Click here to download your entry pack.

The Drum Magazine
17th
Off Stone Briefing - The Future Of Work Issue

Off Stone Briefing - The Future Of Work Issue

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

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.

Register your interest here.

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
​Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

August 2018

The Drum Magazine
16th
Off Stone Briefing - The Secret Life Of Kids

Off Stone Briefing - 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.
Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

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.

Events
13th
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect 2018

Digitas, 146 Brick Lane, London
8:30am

Pitch Perfect is an event where The Drum focuses on helping agencies win new business. On 13 September, 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 Magazine
13th
Off Stone Briefing - The Video Issue

Off Stone Briefing - The Video 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 Video Issue

The Video Issue

Vol #39 Issue #10

Deadlines
Branded content: 20 August
Publication date: 19 September

Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

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

Drum Network CEO Dinner - Managing More Profitable Projects

October 2018

Other
1st
Advertising Week - New York

Advertising Week - New York

Advertising Week New York is one of the biggest events in the advertising calendar. Our editorial team will be there, reporting on the most interesting debates, discussions and conversations coming out of the conference.

You can find more information about Advertising Week here.

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.

The Drum Awards
10th
The DADI Awards

The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries: Ceremony

Park Plaza Westminster, London
6.45pm - 1.00am

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.

Download your entry pack before the deadline on the 6 July.

12th
The Drum Digital Trading Awards APAC: Ceremony

The Drum Digital Trading Awards APAC: Ceremony

Singapore - Venue TBC

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
Off Stone Briefing - The China Issue

Off Stone Briefing - 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

Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

Events
30th
Programmatic Punch

Programmatic Punch

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Register your interest here.

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
The Drum 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
The Drum Search Awards USA

The Drum Search USA Awards: Ceremony

Edison Ballroom, New York
Time TBC

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

15th
The Drum Advertising Awards

The Drum Advertising Awards: Ceremony

Venue TBC
Time TBC

The Drum Advertising 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 more and 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 Drum Social Buzz Awards

The Drum Social Buzz Awards: Ceremony

London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square, London
6.45pm for 7.15pm - 1.00am

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 Drum Out Of Home Awards

The Drum OOH 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
Off Stone Briefing - The Magazine From The Future

Off Stone Briefing - 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

Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

Events
22nd
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 Experience Awards

The Drum Experience Awards: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

The Drum Experience 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 Experience Awards are your platform to shine.

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

Events
30th
Media Slap

Media Slap

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Register your interest here.

January 2019

Other
8th
CES

CES 2019

The Drum will be reporting from one of the world's largest consumer tech conferences. Our editorial team will be reporting on the biggest trends and debates at the conference, providing essential intel for marketers.

Reports and Research
15th
The Big Won published

The Big Won published

The Drum’s Big Won report reveals the most successful creatives and companies working in advertising according to their awards wins from the last 12 months.

Get the 2018 report here.

February 2019

RAR
14th
The Drum Recommended Agency Awards deadline

The Drum Recommended Agency Awards deadline

The Drum Recommended Agency Awards are unique in the industry - since winning can only be achieved through the high regard of clients, demonstrated with ratings on recommendedagencies.com.

Details TBC.

Other
25th
Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress 2019

Our editorial team will be present at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, reporting on the biggest trends and news from the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry.

Contact:

sam.bradley@thedrum.com

March 2019

Events
12th
Agency Acceleration Day

Agency Acceleration Day

Venue 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.

Register your interest here.

13th
Programmatic Punch 2019

Programmatic Punch 2019

New York, venue 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.

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.

April 2019

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.

The Drum Awards
16th
The Drum Search Awards

The Drum Search Awards

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

Register your interest here.

RAR
17th
The Drum Recommended Digital Awards deadline

The Drum Recommended Digital Awards deadline

The RAR Digital Awards are unique in the industry - since winning can only be achieved through the high regard of clients, demonstrated with ratings on recommendedagencies.com.

17th
The Drum Recommended Agency Awards

The Drum Recommended Agency Awards

The RAR Awards are unique in the industry - since winning can only be achieved through the high regard of clients, demonstrated with ratings on recommendedagencies.com.

Details TBC.

May 2019

The Drum Awards
9th
The Drum Mobile Awards

The Drum Mobile Awards

The Mobile Awards return to celebrate another fantastic year in mobile marketing. 

Find out more information here.

14th
The Drum Digital Trading Awards Europe

The Drum Digital Trading Awards Europe

Details TBC.

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.

15th
The Drum Digital Marketing Awards

The Drum Digital Marketing Awards

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

Find out more information here.

17th
The Drum Roses Awards

The Drum Roses Awards

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. 

Find out more here.

June 2019

RAR
11th
The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards deadline

The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards deadline

The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards are unique in the industry - since winning can only be achieved through the high regard of clients, demonstrated with ratings on recommendedagencies.com.

Details TBC.

The Drum Awards
13th
The Chip Shop Awards

The Chip Shop Awards

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!

Find more information about the Chip Shops here.

27th
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.

Find out more information 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.

September 2019

Other
19th
DMEXCO 2019

DMEXCO 2019

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.

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