Launched last year, the Future 50 puts the spotlight on the next generation of client-side trailblazers shaking up brands and teaching the old guard some new tricks.
This year's installment was paused in March as the impact of the coronavirus took hold on the industry. After the events of recent months, which have challenged marketers like never before but also brought out the best in their talents, we now feel the time is right to once again give outstanding emerging marketers the acclaim they deserve.
In this era of existential threat for brands and businesses, highlighting problem solvers and marketing minds has never been more important. So, we're asking readers to nominate themselves – or their colleagues – for consideration. Here's how.
You can nominate yourself or another client-side trailblazer here. The closing date for nominations is August 13.
Marketers of the future
To be eligible for the Future 50 for 2020, nominees must currently work for a brand’s marketing department or have a track record of specializing in brand marketing. This is to ensure those on furlough or who have been made redundant are not unfairly penalised.
They also must be under the age of 30 OR have worked in brand marketing for less than 18 months.
All relevant job titles falling under the marcomms umbrella will be considered, but this project is only open to client-side talent.
Last year's Future 50 included high-flying marketers from big brands such as Amazon, Diageo, Five Guys, PepsiCo and The New York Times, but also under-the-radar talents producing outstanding work for up-and-coming organizations.
We profiled the Future 50 online and even dedicated an entire issue of The Drum magazine to them. Now we're asking you to put yourself forward or nominate someone you admire to be given the same opportunities this year.
The final 50 will be curated by The Drum’s editorial team and featured in our October print edition.