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The Drum’s Future 50 deadline extended – nominate yourself or a colleague today


By Sam Bradley | Senior Reporter

April 26, 2021 | 3 min read

The Drum’s Future 50, our list of the best emerging brand-side talent, has extended its nomination period for two weeks to allow everyone eligible to take part.

The deadline for nominations to the Future 50, which highlights rising stars in brand marketing, is now May 7.

For the past two years, the Future 50 has spotlighted emerging marketing talent across the industry. The list, powered by The Trade Desk, celebrates the work of brand marketers both young and new to the industry as they work to push their brands forward in an era of existential threat for businesses.


The Future 50 is open for another two weeks

The events of the past year have pushed many brands and organizations to the limit while also providing a baptism of fire for those behind the wheel. So we’re asking readers to nominate themselves – or their colleagues – for consideration.

Whether you’re an up-and-coming brand marketer or someone who’s recently joined the sector, or a team leader who’d like to help elevate their junior colleagues, we want you to enter the scheme.

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  • To be eligible for the Future 50 for 2021, 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 penalized).

  • You can nominate yourself, or an eligible colleague.

  • They must also 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.

You can nominate yourself or a colleague here.

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