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December 2019

Events

02 Dec
2019

Programmatic Punch UK

2 December, 8.30am

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 succumbing to its threats.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Awards

03 Dec
2019

The Drum Recommended Digital Agency Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

Every year we download client ratings for all digital services from recommendedagencies.com to identify which agencies are currently the highest-rated by clients, and recognise those agencies via the Awards. To participate in the awards, agencies must register an account on recommendedagencies.com gather client ratings, and take one of our membership options.

Find out more here.

04 Dec
2019

The Drum Experience Awards

The Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

The awards celebrate the event industry as a whole. If you organise or promote, create brand activations, are a venue/hotel or an industry supplier, these awards are the perfect opportunity for those in the industry to promote what they do. 

Find out more here.

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Marketing Awards US (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Search Awards (early bird deadline)

12 December

 

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Online Media Awards (early bird deadline)

12 December 

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Recommends Awards (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Roses Awards (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Design Awards (early bird deadline)

12 December

12 Dec
2019

The Drum Chip Shop Awards (early bird deadline)

12 December

The Drum Network

05 Dec
2019

The Drum Network Birmingham

5 December, 8.45-11.30am

The Drum Network is coming to Birmingham, continuing our country-wide meetups and roundtables.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine

18 Dec
2019

The Order of The Drum issue published

The Drum’s New Year’s Honors, chosen by our editorial team, are our way of rewarding and praising the work, the people, the agencies, the brands, the media companies and the campaigning organizations that prove our motto that ‘marketing can change the world’.

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January 2020

The Drum Network

12 Jan
2020

The Drum Network US: Agency start-up group

12 January, 9.00-10.30am

Join us for breakfast at the launch of the US Drum Network agency start-up group.

This event is for anybody that works for an agency that is in its first three years of business.

Register your interest here.

15 Jan
2020

The Drum Network: Commercial Group Breakfast

15 January, 9-10.30am

Our first commercial breakfast of 2020 will tackle the big (and ongoing) issue of dealing with procurement.

The event is an informal round table discussion for agencies to collaborate over tactics and ideas to enable better negotiation with client procurement departments. Includes a Guest Chair.

Register your interest here.

16 Jan
2020

The Drum Network US: Agency commercial breakfast - procurement

16 January, 9.00-10.30am

Procurement negotiation tactics. Our first commercial breakfast of 2020 will tackle the big issue of dealing with procurement. The event is informal and a round table discussion for agencies to collaborate over tactics and ideas to enable better negotiation with client procurement departments.

Register your interest here.

21 Jan
2020

The Drum Network US: New business breakfast

21 January, 9.00-10.30am

It’s all very well to believe in the power of saying no. But it’s difficult when you need to constantly feed a pipeline and provide opportunities to the business. This breakfast session will have a guest speaker to discuss tips and tactics on how to emphasis on the quality of your pipeline right through to increasing your pitch win ratio.

Register your interest here. 

22 Jan
2020

The Drum Network: New Business Breakfast Manchester

22 January, 9.30-11am

Business development consultancy The Future Factory are hosting an intimate roundtable for 10 people on the topic of new business. 

By creating a new business-centric culture in your agency and making all staff hyper-aware of where opportunities might lie, gaining traction from the start of a relationship becomes easier.

Register your interest here.

22 Jan
2020

The Drum Network: Start-up Group Breakfast Meeting

22 January, 9-11am

In ad land, a largely service based industry, talent and whether you have it or not, is arguably the holy grail.  As they say, you are only as good as your people.  But for agency leaders, particular those running young start-ups, talent will bring excitement and anxiety in equal measure.

At our next Start-up Group Breakfast, we’ll tackle this important topic.

Register your interest here.

28 Jan
2020

The Drum Network: New Business Breakfast London

28 January, 9.30-11am

Business development consultancy The Future Factory are hosting an intimate roundtable for 8 people on the topic of new business. 

By creating a new business-centric culture in your agency and making all staff hyper-aware of where opportunities might lie, gaining traction from the start of a relationship becomes easier.

Register your interest here.

31 Jan
2020

The Drum Network US: The Happiness Hour

31 January, 9-10am

On the last Friday of every month The Drum Network will host the Agency Happiness Hour, a free to attend event for anybody that’s interested in their own, or the wellbeing of their agency’s staff. The January meeting will announce the launch of a global study in Agency Wellbeing and then move onto a specific topic of mindfulness. A guest speaker will offer an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques…and demonstrate its value in a busy working life. 

Register your interest here. 

31 Jan
2020

The Drum Network: Happiness Hour Breakfast (Talent)

31 January, 9-10.30am

On the last Friday of every month, The Drum Network will host the Agency Happiness Hour, a free to attend event for anybody that’s interested in their own, or their agency’s staff wellbeing.

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine

15 Jan
2020

The Drum Influencer issue published

The Drum's Influence issue explores the influencer industry – a business that sits at the crossroads of culture, tech and commerce, and which is already changing the way we make and consume digital content.

This issue will investigate the phenomenon of virtual influencers, how the influencer business has evolved over its first few years, and the ethical issues that surround this new way of communicating with consumers.

Subscribe to The Drum magazine here.

Events

21 Jan
2020

Predictions 2020 London

8.40-11.30am

Join The Drum’s annual Predictions Breakfast, where we explore disruptions throughout our business, culture and technology. And take a quick spin to a look at some of the wonders the new decade might have in store.

From trust to measurement to the new consumer of the future to how the digital workplace is transforming our lives, we will provide a line-up of experts to discuss trends in the connected world.

Register your interest here.

23 Jan
2020

Predictions 2020 New York

8.30-11.30am

Join The Drum’s annual Predictions Breakfast, where we explore disruptions throughout our business, culture, and technology. And take a quick spin to a look at some of the wonders the new decade might have in store.

From trust to measurement to the new consumer of the future to how the digital workplace is transforming our lives, we will provide a line-up of experts to discuss trends in the connected world.

Register your interest here.

30 Jan
2020

The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (entry deadline)

30 January

The Drum Awards

24 Jan
2020

The Drum Marketing Awards US (entry deadline)

24 January 

30 Jan
2020

The Drum Search Awards (entry deadline)

30 January

February 2020

The Drum Network

04 Feb
2020

The Drum Network US: Creative & tech breakfast

4 February, 9.00-10.30am

The February Creative & Tech group will explore the art of copywriting and how it has evolved in agencies. Hosted by a senior ECD this event is for creatives that want to make be inspired again in the power of the written word and how online content has disrupted what is still seen as a traditional skill. 

Register your interest here.

05 Feb
2020

The Drum Network: Creative & Tech Group Breakfast

5 February, 9-10.30am

Creativity is the bedrock of our industry. The Drum Network’s Creative & Tech group sets out to explore the possibilities of technology when it comes to the creation of creative works, from the inception of an idea to its delivery.

At our upcoming event we’ll be taking a look at the most pressing issues around technology and creativity with some of our most innovative members, with the aim of troubleshooting our tech woes and inspiring one another creatively. This event is tailored to senior figures within the marketing and agency worlds, who have been making best use of technology in service of creativity within their own organisations

Register your interest here.

11 Feb
2020

The Drum Network US: The client services group breakfast

11 February, 9.00-10.30am

With so much more project-based work coming into agencies, it’s more challenging than ever to build long lasting and strategic relationships with clients. Join us for breakfast where we’ll have an open discussion around how agencies can ensure that the old school skills of the suits live on and avoid drifting into project management. 

Register your interest here.

13 Feb
2020

The Drum Network: Creative & Tech Group Breakfast

13 February, 9-10.30am

With so much more project-based work coming into agencies, it’s more challenging than ever to build long lasting and strategic relationships with clients.

Join us for breakfast where we’ll have an open discussion around how agencies can ensure that the old school skills of the suits live on and avoid drifting into project management.

Register your interest here.

28 Feb
2020

The Drum Network US: Happiness Hour

28 February, 9-10am

On the last Friday of every month The Drum Network will host the Agency Happiness Hour, a free to attend event for anybody that’s interested in their own, or the wellbeing of their agency’s staff.

The February happiness hour will focus on one of the key stresses of agency life. Time management. Spend an hour with your peers and speakers for an interactive discussion around how agency talent can manage their workload and client expectations with new time management tactics. Don’t miss out - this hour will save you many more afterwards… 

Register your interest here.

The Drum Awards

14 Feb
2020

The Drum Online Media Awards (entry deadline)

14 February

14 Feb
2020

The Drum Recommends Awards (entry deadline)

14 February

14 Feb
2020

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (entry deadline)

14 February

 

20 Feb
2020

The Drum Roses Awards (entry deadline)

20 February

 

28 Feb
2020

The Drum Design Awards (entry deadline)

28 February

The Drum Magazine

19 Feb
2020

The Drum March issue published - guest edit

Details TBC

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March 2020

The Drum Awards

12 Mar
2020

12 March

Events

13 Mar
2020

The Drum Arms in Texas 

13-22 March 

The Drum Arms is our antidote to the usual conference scene. Our pop-up pub provides you with a chance to hear the information you really want to know, and probably won't hear anywhere else!

We'll be cutting through the noise of SXSW and hosting events at our very own pop-up pub. Come join us for a pint and some good old fashioned debates on the topics that really matter in the industry. 

Register your interest here.

The Drum Magazine

18 Mar
2020

The Drum Space issue published

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April 2020

The Drum Awards

09 Apr
2020

The Drum Marketing Awards US (ceremony)

9 April 

21 Apr
2020

The Drum Marketing Awards Europe (ceremony)

21 April

24 Apr
2020

The Drum Search Awards (ceremony)

24 April

28 Apr
2020

The Drum Online Media Awards (ceremony)

28 April 

30 Apr
2020

The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Europe (ceremony)

30 April

The Drum Magazine

14 Apr
2020

The Drum Religion issue published

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May 2020

The Drum Magazine

13 May
2020

The Drum Tokyo issue published

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The Drum Awards

14 May
2020

The Drum Roses Awards (ceremony)

14 May

20 May
2020

The Drum Design Awards (ceremony)

20 May

June 2020

The Drum Awards

04 Jun
2020

4 June

 

12 Jun
2020

The Drum PR Awards US (early bird deadline)

12 June

The Drum Magazine

16 Jun
2020

The Drum July issue published - guest edit

Details TBC

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July 2020

The Drum Magazine

14 Jul
2020

The Drum Future of Money issue published

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August 2020

The Drum Magazine

11 Aug
2020

The Drum Future of Video issue published

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September 2020

The Drum Magazine

16 Sep
2020

The Drum Future of Retail issue published

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October 2020

The Drum Magazine

13 Oct
2020

The Drum Music issue published

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November 2020

The Drum Magazine

18 Nov
2020

The Drum India issue published

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December 2020

The Drum Magazine

16 Dec
2020

The Drum January issue published

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