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The Drum publishes a number of reports and research-based features throughout the year, providing insights into the marketing industries. Here you can find a list of our key projects, including the deadlines and publication dates for our Census reports and individual lists.

Links to the submission forms and completed reports will also appear on this page. There is no cost to submit information to be entered into our research.

For more information on a particular project, please contact research@thedrum.com or one of the team below.

Independent Agencies Census 2019

Launched 2019
Published 2019
Entry Deadline closed

The sixth annual instalment of The Drum's Independent Agencies Census, the most comprehensive report of its kind on the business performance of UK marketing agencies. With this bundle, you'll receive the full 2019 edition of the Independent Agencies Census as well as a copy of Top 100 Independent Agencies book.

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Independent Agencies Census 2018

Launched 2018
Published 2018
Entry Deadline closed

The Drum's 2018 Independent Agencies Census contains rankings and in-depth analysis on the business performance of 180 marcomms and media agencies from across the UK. The digital report includes detailed financial rankings, like-for-like comparisons by headcount and region and client satisfaction scores.

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Independent Agencies Census 2017

Launched 2017
Published 2017
Entry Deadline closed

A comprehensive survey of the financial performance of close to 200 independent agencies operating in the UK. Featuring exact figures and rankings on metrics such as turnover, turnover growth, turnover per head and more – this report is designed for benchmarking. Agencies are ranked according to region and company size to provide precise comparisons.

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Design Census

Launched 01/12/15
Published 20/04/16
Entry Deadline closed

The Design Census, The Drum's annual piece of research on the design marketing industry produced in association with the Recommended Agency Register (RAR), reviews the UK's design agency sector, taking a measure of its health and success over the previous year and providing a benchmark for clients.

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Launched 01/12/15
Published TBC
Entry Deadline closed

The Drum Designerati, sponsored by Workfront, is an annual platform celebrating the UK's most influential designers.From auto design, to fashion, to branding, the list highlights the diversity of the country's design sector today.

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Independent Agencies Census

Launched 07/04/2016
Published 27/07/2016
Entry Deadline Closed

The Drum’s Independent Agencies Census, a piece of research conducted in partnership with Recommended Agency Register (RAR) and sponsored by Graph, outlines the performance of independent agencies, celebrating their successes to highlight their role in the marketplace.

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Digital Census

Launched 16/06/16
Published 28/09/2016
Entry Deadline Extended

The Digital Census, The Drum's annual piece of reasearch on the digital marketing industry produced in association with the Recommended Agency Register (RAR), review's the UK's digital agency sectory, taking a measure of its health and success over the previous year and providing a benchmark for clients.

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Best UK Agencies

Launched 15/08/16
Published 30/11/2016
Entry Deadline c 15/09/16

The Drum's Best UK Agencies 2015 is a comprehensive look at the top performing marketing services companies based upon the quality of their output for the clients and their own business performance.

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Diversity Census

Launched 12/09/16
Published 07/12/2016
Entry Deadline 12/10/16

The Drum's Diversity Census was a first-of-its-kind peer survey of over 750 respondents to establish the levels of diversity across the marketing industries, identify trends and guage the temprature when it comes to attitudes towards diversity.

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