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. 

September 2018

The Drum Awards
1st
The Drum Experience Awards DEADLINE EXTENSION

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.

Contact Laura Gregson directly to organise your deadline extension today.

5th
The Drum Social Purpose Awards deadline

The Drum Social Purpose Awards DEADLINE EXTENSIONS

At the The Drum Social Purpose Awards, we’ll be celebrating all organisations, whether Brand or Agencies, who are champions of change, and driving a more diverse, purposeful and socially responsible representation of marketing today.

Contact Katy Thomson today to organise your deadline extension for the Social Purpose Awards.

Events
6th
The Drum Search Business Breakfast

The Drum Search Business Breakfast

London venue, TBC
8.30am – 10.00am

Join us for our latest installment of The Drum Breakfast where we expand on editorial features and give you the chance to ask our experts questions.

We invite you to a panel discussion with speakers who will share their insights within search marketing, current trends and all the latest developments in this sector. 

Click here to reserve your space.

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.

26th
The Drum Cook Off - AI

The Drum Cook Off - AI

9.00-10.30
23 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3LT

The Drum plans to cook up a storm in the kitchen this Autumn, with our partners The Trade Desk, on 26 September.

What is The Drum Cook Off, I hear you say? Think Nigella Lawson coming down the stairs to prepare a midnight snack, Mary Berry (we miss you) on the Bake Off, and David Chang on Ugly Delicious.

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

Invite only, please email any questions.

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
19th
The Health Issue

The Health Issue published

Our Health issue will focus on the marketing opportunities and conversations being had around health and medical advertising.

Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

28th
Off Stone Briefing - Programmatic

Off Stone Briefing - Programmatic
Hackney House, 27 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3LT

Join us to discuss the new magazine as it comes fresh off the presses. You’ll be the first to hear about The Drum’s exciting plans from our chief exec. 

The success in programmatic comes from a better understanding of what is impacting success for brands today. And moving on from Procter & Gamble’s Marc Pritchard scathing assessment of the “murky” and “fraudulent” ad tech supply chain, the industry has come down hard on its own media practices. So what next?

This panel will explore the future of programmatic. It will also look at how advertisers, publishers, and indeed the entire ecosystem is leveraging programmatic to work better together.

Sign up for the event here.

October 2018

Other
1st
Advertising Week - New York

Advertising Week - New York

We have the reputation to bring in the unexpected. That is exactly the plan, as The Drum returns to AdWeek New York presenting its own unique perspective of the industry.

You can find more information about our coverage of Advertising Week NY 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.

Events
2nd
Advertising Week New York 2018: The Drum x TiVo - Transforming TV in the age of data

Advertising Week New York 2018
The Drum x TiVo: Transforming TV in the age of data

The Drum Arms @ McHale’s Pub, 251 W 51st St, New York, NY, 10019
10-11am

Join The Drum, in partnership with TiVo, as we explore the increasing demand for new sources of TV viewing data and the future of TV in a panel discussion with industry experts. The panel will look at next gen TV data and how it is realizing the promise of advanced audience targeting, closed-loop attribution and better post-campaign insights.

Panelists include:

  • Evan Lewis, Founder/CTO, Viva Metrics
  • Dave Nussbaum, SVP Business Intelligence, Publicis Health
  • Walt Horstman, SVP, Advanced Media and Advertising, TiVo
  • Sonoo Singh, Associate Editor, The Drum (moderator)

Sign up for the event here.

2nd
Advertising Week New York 2018: The Drum x Ogury - Metrics That Matter in Mobile

Advertising Week New York 2018
The Drum x Ogury: Metrics That Matter in Mobile

The Drum Arms @ McHale’s Pub, 251 W 51st St, New York, NY, 10019
3-4pm

Mobile has become a permanent appendage, and has the ability to impact on the customer journey across the entire purchase cycle. With AI and other technological advances, there are more mobile data analytics and measurement solutions available to marketers today than ever before. So how do you connect these dots?

Join The Drum and Ogury and a panel of industry experts to talk about metrics that matter in that journey.

Panelists include:

  • Lisa Giacosa, Global Managing Director Analytics & Insights, Spark Foundry
  • Mike Dolan, Senior Creative Director, Quartz Creative
  • Kevin Fitzgerald, Director Client Strategy, Ogury
  • Sonoo Singh, Associate Editor, The Drum (moderator)

Sign up for the event here.

4th
Webinar: The CMO Challenge – does your marketing really work?

Webinar: The CMO Challenge – does your marketing really work?
2.00 - 3.00

Faced with constant change and uncertainty, new rules, generations of consumers and tech, CMOs are facing the most challenging time in the history of the role. The Mad Men days of marketing are well and truly over. The CMO of today is dealing with massive changes in tech, data, and the complexity of agency land is becoming too much to handle. How can we make it easier for them? This autumn, The Drum has teamed up with Domo to present the CMO Challenge, and ask: does your marketing really work?

Register here.

31st
Fetch Unwired: The CMO Swap

Fetch Unwired: The CMO Swap

08.30-10.30
Location TBC

Join Fetch Unwired and find out what happened when we swapped a senior marketer at a larger corporate with a start up founder.

Request your invite here.

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.

Click here to enter the awards 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.

Click here to enter the awards.

The Drum Magazine
11th
Off Stone Briefing - Social

Off Stone Briefing - Social
​The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road

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

17th
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.
Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

November 2018

Other
1st
IAB Nonference

IAB Nonference
9.00-17.00
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

The IAB's Nonference seeks to offer a counterpoint to the usual conference fare, where delegates can learn through doing - not just by watching someone else speak.

Register here.

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 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

The Drum's mission is to shine a light on those individuals who create memorable and influential content marketing. With consumers being less interested in being sold to, content is becoming an essential part of a successful marketing plan.

These awards will recognise agencies, brands, publishers and platforms who are showing excellence and innovation. This is your opportunity to show the industry, your colleagues and your clients that your work is world class. 

Click here to enter the awards.

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.

20th
The Drum Social Purpose Awards

The Drum Social Purpose Awards

Details TBC.

At the The Drum Social Purpose Awards, we’ll be celebrating all organisations, whether brand or agencies, who are champions of change, and driving a more diverse, purposeful and socially responsible representation of marketing today.

Register your interest here.

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.

Click here to enter the awards.

29th
The Drum Out Of Home Awards

The Drum OOH Awards: Ceremony

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Out of home advertising is undoubtedly the most visual of all mediums, offering instant stand out and kudos for brands. The Drum OOH Awards mission is to make the marketers who create the work stand-out just as much as their campaigns. 

By entering these awards you will help to demonstrate how -despite the increase of online opportunities- it has continued to deliver impressive results.

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

The Drum Magazine
8th
Off Stone Briefing - Video

Off Stone Briefing - Video
The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road

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

14th
The 'Advertising is not a dirty word' Issue

The 'Advertising is not a dirty word' Issue published

 We’ll be celebrating great work, speaking to the industry’s greatest practitioners, and, most of all, restoring a sense of pride in the word ‘advertising’.

Send pitches to toyin.rodwell@thedrum.com.
Join The Drum+ at thedrum.com/plus

 

Events
15th
Webinar: The CMO Challenge – does your marketing really work?

Webinar: The CMO Challenge – does your marketing really work?
11.00 - 12.00

Faced with constant change and uncertainty, new rules, generations of consumers and tech, CMOs are facing the most challenging time in the history of the role. The Mad Men days of marketing are well and truly over. The CMO of today is dealing with massive changes in tech, data, and the complexity of agency land is becoming too much to handle. How can we make it easier for them? This autumn, The Drum has teamed up with Domo to present the CMO Challenge, and ask: does your marketing really work?

Register here.

22nd
The Drum Future of Marketing

The Drum Future of Marketing
The Crystal One, Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1GB
8.30am

The future of cities is also the future of marketing - as well as culture, commerce and everything else. This one day summit will look at the tech that is transforming our world now and the trends that will revolutionise it over the next few years.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Network
27th
The Drum Network Awards

The Drum Network Awards

The Drum Network Awards return for 2018 aiming to recognise not only brilliantly managed agency businesses, but also the fantastic marketing work that agencies like you create for their clients throughout the year.

These awards are a great way to raise your agency’s profile, reward the loyal staff that make your agency what it is and to put your clients in the spotlight for a night. So, grab your hat, throw it in the ring and enter The Drum Network Awards 2018.

Register your interest here.

December 2018

Events
3rd
Webinar: The CMO Challenge – does your marketing really work?

Webinar: The CMO Challenge – does your marketing really work?
11.00 - 12.00

Faced with constant change and uncertainty, new rules, generations of consumers and tech, CMOs are facing the most challenging time in the history of the role. The Mad Men days of marketing are well and truly over. The CMO of today is dealing with massive changes in tech, data, and the complexity of agency land is becoming too much to handle. How can we make it easier for them? This autumn, The Drum has teamed up with Domo to present the CMO Challenge, and ask: does your marketing really work?

Register here.

3rd
Programmatic Punch

Programmatic Punch
The Brewery 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD

The Drum’s Programmatic Punch event will aim to serve as a wake-up call about the revolution this industry is now going through. And it will knock out any remaining preconceptions that the status quo is still an option.

Register your interest here.

6th
Media Slap

Media Slap

London - Venue TBC
Time TBC

Register your interest here.

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.

The Drum Magazine
13th
Off Stone Briefing - 2019 Predictions

Off Stone Briefing - 2019 Predictions
The Drum Offices, 1st Floor, 23 Curtain Road

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

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.

Find out more information here.

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 Europe

The Drum Search Awards Europe

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

Learn more about the awards 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.

Find out more information here.

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.

Find out more information here.

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.

Learn more information here.

15th
The Drum Marketing Awards

The Drum Marketing Awards

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

Register your interest 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. 

Register your interest 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.

Find out more information here.

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!

Register your interest 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.

Register your interest 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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