Partners


2020

Gold Partners

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.

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.

Corporate Partners

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.

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.

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.

ESI Media


ESI Media is the commercial division of the Evening Standard and The Independent. ESI Media has a monthly cross-platform UK reach of 24.5m adults. Evening Standard content is read by 2.4m people every day and the Independent is visited by over 90m global unique browsers each month. Visit esimedia.co.uk for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Taboola


Taboola helps people discover what’s interesting and new. The company’s platform and suite of products, powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web, is used by over 20,000 companies to reach over 1.4 billion people each month. Advertisers use Taboola to reach their target audience when they’re most receptive to new messages, products and services. Digital properties, including publishers, mobile carriers and device manufacturers, use Taboola to drive audience monetization and engagement. Some of the most innovative digital properties in the world have strong relationships with Taboola, including CNBC, NBC News, USA TODAY, BILD, Sankei, Huffington Post, Microsoft, Business Insider, The Independent, El Mundo, and Le Figaro. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in 17 cities worldwide.

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.

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.

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Morning Consult




Ogury


Founded in 2014, Ogury is the creator of the first advertising engine driven by user choice. Ogury Advertising Engine systematically offers users clear options and respects the choice they make throughout their mobile journey. It ensures compliance with the changing landscape of data protection and privacy laws. With the relentless support of our 400 employees, across 10 countries, 1500+ brand customers and 3500+ publisher partners use our technology to enjoy unmatched levels of sustained user engagement and ad revenue from their mobile assets

Pinterest


Pinterest is a visual discovery engine people use to find inspiration, including recipes, home and style ideas, travel destinations and more. People have saved more than 200 billion Pins across a range of interests, which others with similar tastes can discover through search and recommendations. Located in San Francisco, Pinterest launched in 2010 and has more than 335 million monthly users around the world. Available on iOS and Android, and at pinterest.com.

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.



Media Partners

Mail Metro Media




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.

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.

IAB UK


The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK) is the industry body for digital advertising, committed to building a sustainable future for digital advertising. We do this by bringing the industry together through our members including media owners, agencies and brands. Our belief is that digital is the smartest way for brands to reach and wow their customers. We are here to help simplify and explain the sometimes complex world of digital advertising, as a trusted source of research, guidance and education, as well as celebrating the very best in creative talent. We do this through a range of activities, events, training, research, setting standards, helping the industry to remain self-regulated and more. Digital advertising is continuously growing and evolving. We are not-for-profit and exist to promote industry collaboration between our members to develop standards, best practices, critical research and provide the educational resources businesses need to grow their brands both successfully and sustainably. Everything the IAB does falls under three principles: Tackle and address the big issues Highlight what works and celebrate digital Look to the future and help businesses prepare. If you’re interested in becoming a member visit www.iabuk.com/membership

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.

Media Trust


We are the UK’s leading communications charity.

Our vision
We believe in the power of media to change lives.

Our mission
We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.

Our history
We have 20 years of success creating communications solutions for charities and communities for social good and work in alliance with the UK’s top media and communications companies.

We have unrivalled access and insight into audiences through our national news distribution service, media partnerships and our own Community Channel on TV and online.

Our staff have an amazing passion to give a voice to the people we support and to enhance their work in charities and communities.

Museum of Brands




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.

NOAA PARTNERS Growth & Evolution Architects


Question the status quo Break the rules that don’t work Decode the customer Skyrocket innovation Execute with rigour We build innovative high growth businesses and deliver the experts to execute The NOAA PARTNERS growth & evolution architecture helps: Laggards to become leaders Successful businesses to futureproof success Businesses at risk to turnaround and survive Start-ups to take their business to the next level We design strategic and operational foundations to maximise the value of companies in the digital age. But strategy without execution is worth nothing. This is why we help businesses to rigorously execute growth strategy with highly skilled C-suite managers, sales, marketing, product, tech, pricing, data, finance and digital transformation Experts on Demand. If you don‘t adapt… your competitors will.

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.

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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