The Drum Diary

There's never a dull moment at The Drum.

Discover everything we're up to and how to get involved here on The Drum Diary. 

May 2017

The Drum Magazine
4th
The Drum Briefing: Brand & Music Marketing

As businesses seek to expand, many have gravitated towards the music industry to increase audience engagement and create experiences that connect with consumers. In support of this, The Drum will present a panel of industry heavyweights to discuss key developments in music marketing, brand partnerships and share their insights on how best to conduct business within this sector. Register here

24th
Performance Marketing Breakfast

With the market responding to the rise of creativity and rapid technological developments, how do businesses monitor these issues and determine where to implement change within performance models? The Drum invite you to our latest Breakfast Briefings as we present a panel of experts spearheading innovation within the performance sector and to be the first to hear what they predict for the industry. To join the discussion, register here.

25th
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. We'll be sharing our exciting plans so we encourage you to share your ideas and what big projects you’re working on. Not only will there be lots of coffee on offer, you'll also be the first to get your hands on a copy of our latest magazine too. Register here

The Drum Awards
4th
Roses Creative Awards

Ceremony

4th May

The Midland Hotel, Manchester

11th
MOMAs (Marketing On Mobile Awards)

Ceremony

11th May

Emirates Stadium, London

25th
Scottish Design Awards

Ceremony

25th May

Venue TBC

25th
Search Awards

Ceremony

25th May

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

25th
The Drum Awards Workshop Breakfast

Date: Thursday May 25
Time: 8.30 for 9am start – 10am 
Venue: Captify's Offices, 2nd floor, 151 West 25th Street, New York

This exclusive event will give you access to previous judges, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions like;

- What campaign should I pick?

- Where do I start when looking at the report structure?

- What are the judges really looking for? 

This invitation is for anyone considering entering an awards program this year. No matter what stage you're at in the report writing process, you need to be there.

Register your interest today and stay one step ahead of the competition - places are limited to just 60 seats, so get in there quick. 

30th
The Drum Marketing Awards

Ceremony

30th May

Park Plaza Westminster, London

31st
Digital Trading Awards

Ceremony

31st May

Park Plaza Westminster, London

The Drum Conferences
11th
Future of Marketing

What does the future hold? Well unless you have a crystal ball, it's basically impossible to guess but at The Future of Marketing, The Drum will look into the minds of the brightest sparks in the marketing industry.  Get your ticket here

Reports and Research
17th
Independent Agency Census 2017

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.

To be included in the Census, you must be registered on the RAR website and have client ratings. More information can be found here

The deadline for entry is 17/05/17

June 2017

The Drum Awards
1st
Online Media Awards

Ceremony

1st June

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

7th
Chip Shop Awards

Ceremony

7th June

Electric Brixton, London

8th
The Drum Design Awards

Ceremony

8th June

Emirates Stadium, London

The Drum Magazine
7th
Mobile Marketing Breakfast

The Drum invite a panel of specialists to provide key insights and reveal the unique opportunities they foresee in the mobile ad space. We encourage you to get your questions ready for our speakers and to sign up fast as places are limited. For more information, get in touch.

29th
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. We'll be sharing our exciting plans so we encourage you to share your ideas and what big projects you’re working on. Not only will there be lots of coffee on offer, you'll also be the first to get your hands on a copy of our latest magazine too. Register here

Other
8th
Drum Webinar: The Omnichannel Opportunity

Drum Webinar: The Omnichannel Opportunity

The value of omnichannel is not only connecting online and offline purchases but also linking the entire shopper journey so the shopper receives a seamless experience regardless of device or location. 

In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to be revealing how brands can refine their omnichannel shopper strategies to take advantage of this new opportunity. 

Register for free

RAR
14th
RAR Digital Awards Ceremony

RAR Digital Awards 2017

Date: 14 June 2017
Venue: Sheraton Grand, London Park Lane
Time: 6.45pm for 7.15pm until 1am

Find out more here

July 2017

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

September 2017

The Drum Awards
7th
Recruitment Business Awards

Ceremony

7th September

The Midland Hotel, Manchester

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
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
1st
Scottish Creative Awards

Ceremony

Date TBC

Edinburgh

11th
The Drum Scottish Event Awards 2017

Ceremony

11th October 2017

Glasgow

19th
DADIs (The Drum Awards for Digital Industries)

Ceremony

19th October

Park Plaza Westminster, London

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:
19th
Brief Encounters

Now in its 5th year, The Drum's New Business Conference is a look at effective strategies to create the perfect pitch and make the most out of those all important Brief Encounters. First impressions always count so we discuss and present to you top tips on how to win over prospective clients and craft long-lasting relationships. Get tickets online here.

November 2017

The Drum Awards
1st
Cream Awards

Ceremony

Date TBC

Birmingham

7th
Content Awards

Ceremony

7th November

Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

8th
The Drum Creative Awards 2017

Ceremony

8th November

Emirates Stadium, London

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