Partners


2019

Gold Partners

Adobe


Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen.

Dennis Publishing


Dennis Publishing Group (Dennis) comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Inc. in the US. Dennis is one of the most dynamic media organisations, operating in the UK and US markets. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle, reaching over 50 million unique users and selling over 2.5million magazines every month. Dennis has transformed its approach from its traditional print publishing roots to a multi-platform publishing and ecommerce business spanning both the UK and US, with a group turnover of over £190m. Dennis brands include The Week, Money Week, Auto Express, Expertreviews.co.uk, BuyACar.co.uk, Cyclist and Viz. Dennis holds the title of AOP Digital Publishing Company of the Year, 2016 & 2018, and British Media Awards Media Company of the Year 2016 & 2018. For more information, go to Dennis.co.uk. The Week Inc. was launched in 2001 and is based in New York. It boasts over 550,000 paid-for print subscribers and 4.9m monthly unique users to its award winning current affairs website TheWeek.com.

Facebook


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Google


Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.

Microsoft


Bing is the intelligent search engine from Microsoft that empowers people to achieve more. Bing reaches 500 million searchers, making over 10 billion searches worldwide every month. Bing Ads is the advertising platform that provides rich audience targeting capabilities and the tools you need to effortlessly deliver business results. Investments in machine learning and AI are making search more personal, intelligent and human so you can build more meaningful connections with your customers. Bing Network. Intelligent search.

Telegraph Media Group


Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Telegraph are known for their award-winning, investigative editorial. The Daily Telegraph is the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper with a long established history of over 150 years and is unique in having maintained its broadsheet format.

Corporate Partners

Acxiom


Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software as a service company that uniquely fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. For over 40 years, Acxiom has been an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. Utilizing a channel and media neutral approach, we leverage cutting-edge, data-oriented products and services to maximize customer value. Every week, Acxiom powers more than a trillion transactions that enable better living for people and better results for our 7,000+ global clients.

JW Player


JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Business Insider, and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, and was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017.

OpenX


OpenX is a global leader in web and mobile advertising technology. OpenX’s vision is to unleash the full economic potential of digital media companies through superior advertising technology. OpenX provides a comprehensive platform for publishers that includes one of the first and largest programmatic ad exchanges, Demand Fusion supply side platform technology and fully featured ad serving. All these products are multiscreen and OpenX also offers one of the industry’s most robust SDKs for app developers.

OpenX is headquartered in Los Angeles and is backed by leading investors including Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation.

Bauer Media


At Bauer Media we are home to more than 80 influential media brands with millions of personal relationships with engaged readers and listeners. Our multi-platform brands spanning magazines, radio, TV and digital reach over twenty two million UK adults.

Although we are one of the leading and trusted media partners, we are never afraid to try something new and are widely recognised and rewarded as being industry innovators. Some of our infamous brands include Grazia, Closer, Parkers, Empire, Magic, KISS, Key 103, Planet Rock, Radio Clyde, Kerrang!, Q, The Box, 4Music and Absolute Radio.

Here at Bauer we have a very clear vision; to connect audiences with excellent content through our multi-platform brands whenever, wherever and however they want.

Our vision is only achieved through the passion, creativity and dedication of our people. Whether they’re working behind the mic, creating the next hot off the press article or working tirelessly behind the scenes, every one of our employees is passionate about making a difference and is truly integral to our success.

We’re obsessed about our brands and relentless about going the extra mile to delight our audiences and customers alike.

ESI Media


ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23m adults in the UK. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. The London Evening Standard is read by over 1.6m people every day, The Independent is visited by over 95m global unique users each month and London Live has a growing audience reaching a million Londoners every week. Our portfolio offers advertisers quality content and audiences and we are flexible and innovative in finding new ways for advertisers talk to our audiences.

MediaMath


MediaMath helps leading global marketers deliver personalized digital advertising across all connected touchpoints. Over 9,500 marketers in 42 countries use our enterprise software every day to launch, analyze and optimize their digital advertising campaigns across display, native, mobile, video, audio, social, digital out of home and Advanced TV formats. Founded in 2007 as a pioneer in “programmatic” advertising, MediaMath has been recognized as a leader in the space in four independent evaluations over the last two years. MediaMath has offices in 16 cities worldwide and is headquartered in New York City. To learn more about how MediaMath helps innovative marketers delight their customers and drive real business outcomes, follow us at @mediamath or visit www.mediamath.com.

Media iQ


MiQ provides marketing intelligence to many of the world’s most prominent brands and media agencies, including American Express, Avis, Lenovo, Unilever, Microsoft, GroupM, Publicis and IPG. The company bridges the gaps between data sources to give clients a complete picture of their marketing opportunities. MiQ was named to The Sunday Times International Track 200 for 2019, awarded Most Effective Use of Data at The Drum's Digital Trading Awards USA 2017, and named Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year at the 2017 Stevie Awards. MiQ operates globally from 15 offices located in North America, Europe and APAC. You can find out more here: wearemiq.com

Ogury


Founded in 2014, Ogury provides the most advanced Mobile Journey Marketing Cloud, where organizations can access the integrated data and technologies necessary to understand the entire mobile user journey, and market across it. In full compliance with GDPR, and with a sharp focus on operational simplicity, Ogury MJM cloud delivers unmatched user engagement and mobile asset revenue to 900 brands and 3500 publishers across the globe.

PubMatic


PubMatic is a global technology platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of leading publishers and premium brands. Our innovative solutions help content providers drive the highest value for their digital media assets and provide consumers with a more personalized advertising experience across display, mobile and video.

PubMatic's One Platform, proprietary technology and advanced mobile capabilities are utilized by a global roster of leading brands and over 40 of the comScore top 100 publishers. A pioneer in online auctions for the buying and selling of media through Real-Time Bidding and Private Marketplace, the company also works with more than 200 advertising partners.

Ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Internet sector in both 2012 and 2013, PubMatic has offices worldwide with headquarters in Redwood City, California.

Quantcast


Quantcast is on a mission to help brands grow in the AI era. We are creating the System of Intelligence for the marketing ecosystem so clients can make every customer engagement smarter, faster and more relevant.

Since 2006, we’ve been building Q - the world’s largest AI-driven audience behavior platform for the open Internet that today directly quantifies over 100 million web and mobile destinations. Q powers the Quantcast Intelligence Cloud, our suite of audience insights, targeting and measurement solutions designed to understand, influence, convert and measure the consumer journey. Marketers, agencies, consultancies and publishers use the Quantcast Intelligence Cloud to discover new customers, drive incremental growth and deliver business outcomes.

RTL AdConnect


RTL AdConnect is RTL Group’s total video advertising sales house, representing RTL Group’s European media portfolio as well as partners such as ITV, RAI, Medialaan, Goldbach Media. RTL AdConnect provides easy access to a complete, secured total video inventory to ensure that effective media decisions are made for pan-European campaigns. Thanks to its media partners from RTL Group and beyond, RTL AdConnect reaches around 165 million potential consumers in Europe every day and accumulates 50 billion monthly video views across its digital platforms (VOD, MCNs, websites and apps). RTL AdConnect offers exclusive solutions for high-quality content across a broad portfolio of multimedia partners, including more than 100 TV channels, 300 digital platforms and 30 radio stations in 12 countries. With 360-degree solutions, RTL AdConnect supports brands every step of the way, ensuring wide coverage, in-depth market analysis and multi-screen solution.

Sky


About Sky
Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company. The group serves 20 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

About Sky Media
Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky, offering an exciting array of opportunities on TV, online and on the go.

Reaching over 90% of the UK population, Sky Media represents all of Sky's channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Movies, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living. Sky Media also sells on behalf of a range of renowned broadcasters and channels including Discovery, National Geographic, History, MTV, FOX, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Sky Media has offices in London, Manchester, Dublin and Cardiff.

The Lighthouse Company


The Lighthouse Company is a bespoke headhunting firm, led by Kathleen Saxton. We focus exclusively on board level and executive leadership roles across the globe. We’re in the business of finding and representing outstanding individuals, and creating victorious partnerships between them and their leadership colleagues.

If you’re either seeking to hire a leader in your business or looking for a new challenge as a leader yourself, we offer you a truly new and innovative approach to talent search and representation.

We’re a team of connectors, driven by curiosity, stimulated by talent and pursued for our judgement. Our current reputation is especially strong within the media owner, digital, broadcasting, gaming, social media, outdoor, publishing, mobile, data, PR, media agency, and creative agency worlds and we continue to build outwards.

Vevo


VEVO is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. VEVO is available in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom through VEVO.com, the mobile web, Mobile and Tablet Apps (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry Playbook), Connected Television (Xbox, Roku, Boxee) and user embeddable video players. VEVO TV, an always-on broadcast-style music and video channel, is also available in the US and Canada within VEVO.com and apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox and Roku. In various territories, VEVO powers music videos on artist pages across Facebook, as well as syndicates to dozens of online sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm, Metro Lyrics and MP3.com), Disney Interactive, Fuse.tv, Univision, Viacom Media Networks, Wenner Media and Yahoo! Music. Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible in over 200 markets, expanding the platform’s reach around the globe.

AEG


AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), L.A. LIVE a sports, residential & entertainment district (Los Angeles, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Sprint Center, (Kansas City), Rose Garden Arena (Portland, OR), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), O2 World Hamburg, Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe arena (Stockholm, Sweden), O2 World arena (Berlin, Germany) and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England) all part of AEG's portfolio.

Acast


Acast is a data-driven marketplace for the next generation of voice technology and podcasting. Since 2014, Acast has been the engine powering audio for makers all over the world. At its core, Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. Acast works with podcasts globally including My Dad Wrote a Porno, The Adam Buxton Podcast, Griefcast, The High Low and The Football Ramble as well as those of publishers such as the Times, the Economist, Guardian, VICE and Vogue. As a global business, Acast has offices around the world from Stockholm to Sydney and a team of 100 talented audio lovers working diligently to create a sustainable audio and voice ecosystem to ensure that the audio industry continues to grow and flourish. Acast was founded by Karl Rosander and Mans Ulvestam together with co-founder Johan Billgren.

Activision Blizzard Media


Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush®, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

CNN


CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is the division of Turner International responsible for the business operations of CNN’s properties outside of the United States. All commercial activities for brands such as CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Arabic, CNN Style, CNN Business and Great Big Story are aligned within the division. This encompasses the advertising sales, sponsorship partnerships, commercial content development, content sales, brand licensing, distribution and out-of-home operations, business development and marketing for the world’s leading international news provider. CNNIC is a recognised industry leader in international advertising sales and its use of award-winning commercial content, produced through its Create unit and driven by its advanced data usage and digital capabilities, has resulted in strong and enduring partnerships with many of the world’s most recognised brands. Its Content Sales and Licensing unit has relationships with more than 1,000 affiliates ranging from licensing the CNN brand through to content supply contracts as well as offering consultancy services. CNNIC has offices across the world, with key hubs in London, Hong Kong and Miami. For more information visit http://commercial.cnn.com

Financial Times


The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Hearst Magazines UK


Hearst Magazines UK, Hearst Corporation’s principal business in the UK, is one of the UK’s leading media companies with 20 magazine brands and 20 digital assets.

Jungle Creations


Jungle Creations is a global media, marketing & commerce business, that has built an online community of over 105 million followers across its media brands, which include; VT, Twisted, Craft Factory, Four Nine, World Unknown, Kidspiration and Level Fitness. Through its inventive and creative branded content, for two years running Jungle Creations has generated the most Facebook video views and engagements for clients of any other UK publisher. Its creative agency offers social first marketing campaigns, content creation, planning, strategy and production, which has won awards for clients including Baileys and the WWF. The business was founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni Jamie Bolding in 2014 and has since grown to 150 employees across offices in London, New York, LA and Toronto.

Xaxis


Xaxis is The Outcome Media Company. We combine unique brand-safe media access, unrivalled programmatic expertise, and 360-degree data with proprietary artificial intelligence to help global brands achieve the outcomes they value from their digital media investments. Xaxis offers managed programmatic services in 47 markets, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. For more information, visit www.xaxis.com.

Channel 4


Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.

Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.

In addition to the main Channel 4 service, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes channel4.com, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. Through its film arm Film4 Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.

Digital Cinema Media (DCM)


Digital Cinema Media (DCM) is the market leader in UK cinema advertising, providing 2,906 screens at 467 sites for advertisers.

DCM sells 80% of the cinema advertising market through exhibitors including ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Picturehouse and many independent cinemas.

PwC


As business, accounting, and tax advisors to many of the world’s leading Entertainment and Media (E&M) companies, PwC has an insider’s view of trends and developments driving the industry. PwC is deeply committed to providing clients with industry expertise and resources. In recent years, our pioneering work in E&M has included developing strategies to leverage digital technology, extensive research to understand changing customer needs, and marketplace positioning in industries characterised by consolidation and transformation. Our experience reaches across all geographies and segments of the E&M sector, including broadband, radio, wireless, the internet, music, film, television, publishing, broadcasting, advertising and gaming. With thousands of practitioners around the world, we are always close at hand to provide deep industry expertise and resources.

Rubicon Project


Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Relentless in its efforts for innovation, Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions within milliseconds each month.

The company’s pioneering technology created a new model for the advertising industry – similar to what NASDAQ did for stock trading. Rubicon Project’s automated advertising platform is used by more than 500 of the world’s premium publishers to transact with over 100,000 ad brands globally.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Rubicon Project has nine offices including New York, San Francisco, Paris, Sydney and London.



ShareThrough


The Internet is filled with endless streams of click-bait, blinking banners, and interruptive ads. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Sharethrough is a new type of marketplace for brands and publishers, designed for the modern Internet. The Sharethrough Advertising Exchange (STX) is used by the world's leading brands and their agencies to drive engagement for their original brand content on premium websites. Top media companies use the Sharethrough for Publishers (SFP) software platform to create, manage, and monetize elegant, in-feed advertising on their sites across all connected devices.

Our technology takes the interruption out of advertising and shines a light on content that is engaging. The result? A better Internet.

Takumi


Takumi is a leading managed service platform for influencer campaigns, founded by Solberg Audunsson, Mats Stigzelius and Gummi Eggertsson in 2015. The influencer (iOS/Android) app allows approved Instagram users with as few as 1,000 followers to browse a selection of “gigs” listed by brands. The influencer chooses which campaigns they want to support, posting their own creative spin on the proposed brief, including a hashtag signposting it as paid-for-content. Takumi makes it effortless for brands to work at scale on Instagram campaigns.

Tapjoy


Tapjoy is a mobile advertising and mobile monetisation platform. Advertisers rely on our diverse suite of rewarded video and rich media ads to impact performance. Developers leverage our technology and expertise to acquire high-value users and generate more revenue. Our mission is to revolutionize mobile engagement and monetization. By using cutting edge technology, and nearly a decade of experience, we help our advertising and app developer partners power up their performance. Our SDK is currently embedded in over 30,000 mobile apps and reaches over 800 million active users per month. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have offices in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Boston, New York, London, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing.

Media Partners

AList Daily


AList is an award-winning media platform providing over 1.3 million members of the media and marketing community with insights, trends, data and analysis via our site, events and newsletter, facilitating an active community for our readership across platforms to connect and share insights. We are proud to count the world’s leading marketers and media executives in our core readership. Our editorial mission is to inform, inspire and feature the most vital members of the global media and marketing community to foster innovation in the community. Marketers are tasked with an enormous amount of responsibility managing budgets and teams, deploying activations across varying types of media and measuring the effectiveness of their work accurately. We seek to report on the changes that are affecting the industry and how marketers are creatively tackling them.

Campaign


Campaign is dedicated to celebrating creative excellence from across the broad span of the communications industry, whilst putting creativity firmly in a business context.

The way we are doing this in the US is by creating a platform that gives the creative community a voice. The very best thing about our industry is the brilliant talent it attracts, the people. campaignlive.com is for, about and created by those people. It's a place to showcase inspiring work, debate issues, share opinions, learn from the best in the business. And campaignlive.com will also be a place that reminds us all why we do what we do: the sheer thrill of seeing amazing ideas come to life, infect culture and grow businesses.

Our US platform adds a vital piece to Campaign’s global picture. For over half a century we’ve been the (challenging and championing) voice of the UK advertising industry ( Campaign UK ). We’re now thriving in Asia ( Campaign Asia ) and India ( Campaign India ) and through partnerships have taken Campaign into the Middle East and Turkey . Together these local Campaigns are building the most powerful and inspiring global voice for the marketing communications industry.

Centaur Media


Centaur Media is a UK-based business information, events and media group, providing integrated marketing and information solutions to high value professional and commercial international markets. It strives to be the first place professionals and consumers turn for information, insight and interaction. Centaur Media’s portfolio of leading market brands includes: Econsultancy, Celebrity Intelligence (winner of the PPA Awards Digital Innovation of the Year 2014), Creative Review, Fashion Monitor, Perfect Information, Marketing Week, Design Week, The Lawyer and The Engineer.

Digiday


Digiday — The Authority on Digital Media, Marketing and Advertising. Digiday is a media company and community for digital media, marketing and advertising professionals. We focus on quality, not quantity, and honesty instead of spin. We cover the industry with an expertise, depth and tone you won’t find anywhere else. The Digiday team strives to produce the highest quality publications, conferences, and resources for our industry.

The Digiday website (www.digiday.com) is our content hub. We support that with our email newsletters: Digiday Daily, Digiday Brands and Digiday Publishing. Our multi-day, destination events include the Digiday Agency Summit, the Digiday Brand Summit, the Digiday Content Marketing Summit, the Digiday Programmatic Summit, the Digiday Publishing Summit, the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe, the Digiday Retail Summit, Digiday’s Agency Innovation Camp, and Digiday’s Mobile Innovation Camp.

Our awards programs are the Digiday Awards, the Digiday Content Marketing Awards, Digiday Publishing Awards, the Digiday Retail Awards, the Digiday Video Awards, the Sammy Awards (social) and the Mobi Awards (mobile).

Finimize


Finimize empowers its users to become financially savvy, in just 3 minutes a day. Finimize is building a suite of products that sets information free and puts valuable tools in the hands of people, enabling them to make more informed financial decisions. Their daily newsletter now has a community of 350,000 subscribers and their iOS app was recently featured as Apple’s ‘App of the Day’.

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The Drum


The Drum is Europe’s largest marketing and media website by unique views. Our geographically neutral positioning and focus on modern marketing means we have a rapidly expanding global audience with up to 25% of our online traffic coming from the US.
As well as our online business, The Drum also publishes a magazine and produces a range of conferences and award schemes. While handing out awards, The Drum has also received a few including Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA Awards.
A core part of our philosophy is collaboration. So if you have stories, opinions or concepts you would like to share with our expanding global readership you should get in touch and be part of our mission to introduce those who have great ideas, to those who are seeking them.


Association Partners

The Advertising Association


The Advertising Association promotes the role, rights and responsibilities of advertising and its impact on individuals, the economy and society. We are the only organisation that brings together agencies, brands and media to combine strengths and seek consensus on the issues and opportunities that affect them. Through engagement and evidence-based debate we aim to build trust and maximise the value of advertising for all concerned.

Association of Online Publishing (AOP)


The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) is an industry body representing digital publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of media owners from diverse backgrounds including newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. For more information, please visit www.ukaop.org.

Advertising Producers Association (APA)


The Advertising Producers Association was formed by and represents the interests of production companies, post production and VFX and editing companies making commercials.

The APA’s objective is to create the best possible business environment for our members to operate in. We provide standard contracts, production advice, recommended crew rates, advice on non standard contracts and copyright, disputes resolution, training, promotion and marketing members services and helping members to access new markets in the UK and internationally.

Content Marketing Association (CMA)


The Content Marketing Association (CMA), is a not for profit organisation representing the content marketing industry. Our members are agencies who produce effective content for client brands across all disciplines including print, video, mobile and online. The overarching aim of CMA is to promote the use of editorialised content as an effective marketing tool to client-side marketers and showcase the range of channels that can be used to editorially engage. Content marketing is the second fastest growing media channel and CMA exists to champion and encourage this growth on behalf of its members.

Direct Marketing Association (DMA)


DMA is the world’s leading independent organization for data-driven marketers. Our vision is for a world in which every marketer has the ability to provide their customers with exactly what they need, at precisely the right moment when they need it.

DIT (Department for International Trade)




Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA)


Founded in 2006, the Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA) represents leading digital placed based networks by promoting their integral role in the "video everywhere" ecosystem. On behalf of its members, DPAA fosters collaboration between agencies and digital place based networks; provides standards, best practices and industry-wide research; and promotes the effectiveness of digital place based advertising. Digital Place Based Media is defined as networked digital video screens containing programming and advertising, reaching consumers on their daily journeys in places where they dwell. The DPAA is a Video Everywhere Association™.

European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)


EACA, the European Association of Communications Agencies is an organisation, which brings together the advertising, media and sales promotions agencies across Europe, enabling international experience and issues to be shared and dealt with on a pan-European basis. It provides an important link between agencies, advertisers and the advertising media in Europe and around the world and participates closely in the setting of standards in many aspects of the business across Europe.

Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK)


The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the UK trade association for digital advertising, representing most of the UK’s leading brands, media owners and agencies. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the digital landscape, the IAB works to ensure that marketers can maximise the potential of digital media and mobile devices, helping members engage their customers and build great brands. By disseminating knowledge and fostering dialogue through research, policy guidance, training and events, the IAB aims to be every marketer’s authoritative and objective source for best practices in internet advertising. Access the IAB’s current research, policy briefings, training opportunities and events schedule at iabuk.net.

Institute of Practitioners of Advertising (IPA)


The IPA is the professional body for advertising, media and marketing communications agencies in the United Kingdom.

Our role is two-fold: to provide essential core support services to our 300 agency members who are key players in the UK’s £16.7bn advertising, media and marketing communications industry; and to act as the industry spokesman.

ISBA


ISBA represents the leading UK advertisers. We champion the needs of marketers through advocacy and offer our members thought leadership, consultancy, a programme of capability and networking. We influence necessary change, speaking with one voice to all stakeholders including agencies, regulators, platform owners and government. Our members represent over 3000 brands across a range of sectors Our formal Governance structure is through a Council and President appointed at the AGM, held in July. An Executive Committee of members works with the full time directors to develop and implement policy. Members are at the heart of all we do.

The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers Ltd is our formal name under which our accounts are lodged with Companies House. The Council members are our company directors. We are more usually known as ISBA . Our articles of association can be seen here.

Our Memorandum of Association from 4 July 2006 and our Articles of Assoicaiton as amended on 1 July 2008 are available here.

The Marketing Academy


The Marketing Academy identifies and develops exceptional British talent in the field of Marketing & Advertising and is a forum for marketing experts, business leaders and coaches to inspire, develop and mentor an entire generation of leaders. All programmes delivered by the Marketing Academy are highly selective and completely free of charge.

Marketing Society


The Marketing Society is an exclusive global network of 3,000 senior marketers (and counting). Our purpose is to encourage our members to become bolder, braver marketing leaders by helping them to think differently, tackle industry taboos and have the conversations that really matter. Founded in 1959, we have since become one of the most influential drivers of marketing in the business community.

NABS​


NABS exists to help improve life for those working in the world of advertising and media via the provision of advice, support, networking and career guidance. NABS believes that by supporting people in our industry through good times and bad, they can make working life a bit easier in such a dynamic and volatile industry. NABS offers a wide range of everyday services including career coaching, the NABS Advice Line, financial grants and workshops covering a range of topics from pressure, confidence and gravitas, to parenting, wellbeing and work/life balance.

WACL


Women in Advertising and Communications, London (WACL) has been in existence since 1923. It currently consists of 160 of the most senior women from the fields of advertising and communications, marketing, media and associated trade bodies.

Current members include: Roisin Donnelly, Corporate Marketing Director P&G, Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA Facebook and Cilla Snowball, Chair of AMV/BBDO Europe among others.

To be considered for membership, candidates should have at least three years’ experience on the board of their company and be part of the senior management team.

Membership is by invitation only, and results from a nomination by existing members, which is then reviewed by a Membership Committee and the WACL Executive Committee. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal applications but any member of the Executive or Membership Committees would be happy to meet you to chat about joining the club.

Membership requirements are to attend a minimum of three events a year, but we seek members who would like to do more than that – to join a committee, attend other events – to really get involved in the club to get the most out of it.

Most events are for members and their guests only but we also run events each year for younger, up and coming members of the marketing communications industries. These are publicised here on our website and usually also in relevant trade magazines.

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