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The Drum Arms takes New York: Advertising Week’s alternative party pub

September 6, 2019 | 4 min read

Navigating Advertising Week New York is a whole workout. Between panel sessions, networking events and all the corporate chaos, it’s easy to get burnt out. Thanks to The Drum, you can now enjoy the humdrum of Advertising Week with a nice cold pint down the pub.

Join us for pints, panels and parties at The Drum Arms NY 2019

Join us for pints, panels and parties at The Drum Arms NY 2019

What’s going on at The Drum Arms?

We do Advertising Week a little differently at The Drum, giving you an alternative to the usual Advertising Week sketch. At The Drum Arms (also known as McHale’s Bar & Grill on 51st and 8th avenue), we will host a series of low-key panels and high energy parties with the people that matter, all over a pint or two.

What you need to know

We’re bringing together industry experts and Advertising Week pilgrims to get to the heart of our crazy industry, and the bottom of a glass. Across the week you can drop in to hear from our media’s best and brightest, kicking off with Leadership Lessons Live with DDB’s global chief executive Wendy Clark. We’ll be chatting to Clark about her leadership experiences and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

What else do we have on through the week? Hear from the minds behind some of the world’s most impactful ads at the ‘I Was There’ panel and happy hour. Happiness is taking center stage this year for The Drum Arms, with our Happiness Hour dedicated to important discussion about employee mental wellbeing and the best ways to support and nurture employees in an age of mental health crisis. This hugely valuable session is not to be missed.

Fancy a spot of peacocking? Submit yourself for The Drum Chip Shop Awards. The Drum Chip Shop Awards have one rule: for the work to be brilliant. It doesn't have to be decent, honest or to have actually run, its a chance for new talent to show off their skills, and for more experienced people to work on something fun. Entries are open until September 12th, so submit your entries today, or sign up to celebrate the winners with us on the night.

More events will be announced in the coming week, but expect more storytelling sessions, panels and intimate bar side chats with speakers from the most reputable brands and companies in the world, hosted by The Drum team. Did we mention Karaoke at The Drum Arms party? And if you hear a band of drummers marching up and down Broadway, they’re with us.

See you in New York!

Check out our full schedule of events taking place at The Drum Arms during Advertising Week 2019.

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