Partners


2020

Gold 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.
Ampersand


Ampersand is a data-driven TV advertising sales and technology company. We reach 85 million households, providing viewership insights and planning on 40 million households, in every DMA, across more than 150 networks and in all dayparts. Meet Ampersand.
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.
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.
Roundel


Roundel was founded as Target’s custom built advertising platform, providing a premium environment that wasn’t otherwise available to meet our standards. Today, we still stand on Target’s valuable first-party data, but the inventory and outcomes we deliver go far beyond Target.com. Roundel uses real people data in a premium, brand positive environment to deliver measureable business outcomes to all advertisers. We’re a modern media company that proves an age-old truth: People love a brand that knows what they like. Being a part of Target has taught us a lot about media. Namely, that instead of disrupting people’s lives, media can deliver joy—when it’s done right. For us, right means re-imagining the way the industry works today. It starts with seeing every customer as a guest and ourselves as a good host. One that promises to use everything it knows about people to anticipate what they’ll need—and delight them with it. This requires striking a new balance between analytics and empathy, code and common sense, IQ and EQ. It rewards choosing platforms that reflect a brand’s long-term vision over chasing vanity metrics for quarterly reports. In short, it’s the act of moving media forward by making it meaningful to all of us: By offering people the right messages in the right places at the right times—in ways that prioritize their privacy, intelligence, and values. By putting brands—and their products—in the best position to grow business, gain trust, and build lasting relationships. By giving agencies a clear picture of where their clients’ ads run, who they reach, and why. Because at Roundel™, we believe media works best when it works in everyone’s best interests.
Shutterstock


A global technology company, Shutterstock provides high-quality licensed images, music, and footage, as well as editorial content, to advertising agencies, media organizations, and businesses around the world. Shutterstock’s collection now exceeds 100 million images, with 100,000 new assets added daily.
Twitter


Our mission: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.

Corporate Partners

OMNES Media


OMNES MEDIA, your state-of-the-art digital media and communications platform, offering a wide spectrum of multi-channel media services and connecting you with a large network of media industry professionals worldwide. As an integrated media and communications solution, OMNES MEDIA is a unique and powerful one-stop platform that offers all the resources you need to share your story and promote your brand. We invite all industry veterans who have a tenacious drive to learn and stay at the forefront of emerging communications approaches and technologies, and those who want to help brands connect with customers and stakeholders, to use our fully integrated suite of media services. Our offering suits all types of companies and businesses who are on the look for a comprehensive and interactive media platform to help them simplify their communications workflow, build brand awareness, and promote the success of their organization. The platform offers an easy-to-use interface, up-to-date media database, convenient access to press rooms, valuable analytics and statistics, easy sharing of information, guaranteed visibility, and in-depth insights to facilitate data-driven decision-making. Find influencers, build awareness, share brand news, and track coverage across a multitude of media channels with a single media solution that covers all aspects of your communication needs, helping you target, reach, and engage your specific audience.
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.
Advertising Research Foundation (ARF)


Our Mission Statement: The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) is an association where practitioners from every avenue of advertising – agency, academia, marketer, media, and research – gather to exchange ideas and research strategies.

Together, we challenge conventional maxims, take on the latest issues, and discover new insights that benefit us all. This collaboration yields knowledge that is meaningful, actionable, and indispensable – knowledge that empowers our members to have a true impact on their marketing programs and their organizations.

The ARF was founded in 1936 by the ANA and the 4A’s as an open-minded, unbiased environment, free of partisan interests. The principal mission of the ARF is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing, and media research in pursuit of smarter and more effective marketing communications for business growth.
Braze


Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. Context underpins every Braze interaction, helping brands foster human connection with consumers. Braze clients include Burger King, Deliveroo, Disney, Glossier, HBO, Hinge, PureGym, Skyscanner, The Guardian, Trainline, Urban Outfitters, and more. Find out more at braze.com
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
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.
GIVSLY


Givsly turns business meetings into opportunities to support your favorite nonprofits.
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.
Kidoodle


As a family-focused company, Kidoodle.TV® is committed to encouraging Safe Streaming™ and age-appropriate viewing habits. Kidoodle.TV® is certified by the kidSAFE® Seal Program and has received the Parent Tested, Parent Approved Award, and Mom's Choice Award. Their team hand-picks every show, ensuring all content is age-appropriate and represents the very best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring stories.
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.
LinkedIn


Our mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.
Morning Consult


In less than six years, Morning Consult has grown from a small start-up in a Washington, D.C. rowhouse to one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco. Co-founded in 2014 by Michael Ramlet (Chief Executive Officer), Kyle Dropp (Chief Research Officer) and Alex Dulin (Chief Technology Officer), Morning Consult is established on the idea of effectively transforming real-time, intelligent data into a competitive advantage. Morning Consult’s proprietary data intelligence technology has revolutionized market research and financial data with its unprecedented scale and speed. With access to more than 100 million people globally, the company’s survey research platform collects more than 15,000 daily interviews nationally representative of populations in 15 countries; its Intelligence software processes more than 7 trillion unique data points daily, enabling users to seamlessly search, analyze and share survey data in real time.
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.
Reddit


Reddit is home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection. Whether you're into breaking news, sports, TV fan theories, or a never-ending stream of the internet's cutest animals, there's a community on Reddit for you.
Snap


Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
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.
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.
Veritonic


Marketers have a wealth of data at their fingertips. In fact, virtually every decision has some data guiding it: where and how to place ads, who to target, what color to make the submit button, and so on. Audio selection — from voice to music to functional sound — has been a loud exception to this rule, despite the fact that innovation and investment around audio is booming. There’s simply too much opportunity at stake to be basing audio decisions on hunches. Veritonic was created to solve this problem. We were pioneers in online testing and optimization, helping marketers make data-driven decisions about websites and user experience when they were struggling for guidance. Now we're applying the same evidence-based approach to ensure that, every time someone uses sound commercially, in any way, they’re always leveraging the most effective audio, getting to that truth easily and driving success.

Media Partners

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.
Mail Metro Media


The UK's most engaged newsbrand. Home of Mail, Metro and i newspapers, together we reach 1 in 5 UK adults every single day! Established in April 2018, the Mail Metro Media team is equipped to improve service to advertisers and support seamless cross-platform delivery across all of its brands, including Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, MailOnline, Metro newspaper, Metro.co.uk and the newly-acquired i newspaper.
Meshh


Meshh provides world class ,location based intelligence and interaction solutions. They help event organizers, venues and brands measure engagement and interaction in their physical spaces. Meshh helps marketers learn more about how customers behave in real world environments.
Raconteur


Raconteur specializes in producing content for business leaders across print, web and video.
Slido


Slido is an easy to use Q&A and polling platform. It helps people to get the most out of meetings and events by bridging the gap between speakers and their audiences. From internal communications professionals to trainers, team leaders, conference organizers and individual presenters, Slido is used by anyone looking to enable open conversation at a live meeting, whether in-person or virtual.
The Guardian


Covering American and international news for an online, global audience. Guardian US is renowned for the Paradise Papers investigation and other award-winning work including, the NSA revelations, Panama Papers and The Counted investigations.
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.
Winmo


Winmo is a predictive sales intelligence platform with a serious mission: to help more sales professionals CRUSH IT. Built just for closers, Winmo brings way more than just contacts to the table. We’re the shortcut to more deals in your pipeline, more territories to break into, more wins and most importantly – more fist bumps. From reliable decision-maker information to accurate sales predictions, Winmo raises the bar for your prospecting.
Xeim


Xeim helps their clients achieve Excellence in marketing. Xeim does this by providing the marketing intelligence, advice and connections that professionals in a sector need to stand apart from their peers. The range of products and services is unrivaled, offering customers business intelligence and expertise, consultancy and training, and lead generation and events.

Association Partners

4A's


Founded in 1917, the 4A's is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States.

It is a management-oriented association that offers its members the broadest possible services, expertise and information regarding the advertising agency business.

Its membership produces approximately 80 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide. Although virtually all of the large, multinational agencies are members of the 4A's, more than 60 percent of our membership bills less than $10 million per year.

The average 4A's agency has been a member for more than 20 years, and a dozen agencies can trace their memberships back to the group of 111 agencies that founded the 4A's in 1917.

As a national trade association, the 4A's is bound and strengthened by its own set of constitution and by-laws, mission Statement, and standards of practice. These rules have been formally reviewed and approved by the 4A's Board of Directors and Membership as a whole.
The Advertising Club of NY


The Advertising Club is the premier organization for all advertising and marketing professionals in New York.
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.
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.
Brand Finance


Founded in 1996, Brand Finance is the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Headquartered in the City of London, we are present in over 20 countries.
DPAA


The Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA) leads the Digital Out of Home (DOOH) industry as marketing to consumers outside the home is experiencing aggressive growth versus advertising inside the home, which is continuing its fragmented decline.
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.
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


Museum of Brands explore how brands shape – and are shaped by – people, culture and society. They show 150 years of brands, packaging and advertising though the permanent exhibition the ‘Time Tunnel’ created by consumer historian Robert Opie.
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.
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)


Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI; ppai.org) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 15,500 corporate members of the $23.3 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 40,500 businesses and a workforce of more than 500,000 professionals. Get In Touch! People around the world love and connect with promotional products. As a matter of fact, they use them every moment of the day. Promotional products advertising is the one go-to branding tool that delivers exposure, engagement, and touches consumers like no other. So, whether you’re a big business, or a force of one. There’s nothing more powerful and effective than having your brand in the hands of clients and consumers. A promotional products professional can help put you in touch with your target audience with unique and useful products. Creating powerful advertising that lasts and connects. Get In Touch! today, visit GetInTouchAdvertising.com or ppai.org.
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.
World Federation of Advertisers (WFA)


WFA is the only global organization representing the common interests of marketers. It is the voice of marketers worldwide, representing 90% of global marketing communications spend – roughly $900 billion per annum. WFA champions more effective and sustainable marketing communications.

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