Advertising Events May 2017

Keep up to date with the biggest and best industry events by checking our calendar. Each month we’ll be keeping you informed about what’s coming up in our Love Bites newsletter, and look out for our ticket giveaways to some of the top nights.

BIMA 100 and Hall of Fame 2017

09 May 2017

The Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7DT

BIMA asked their audience to nominate the people who are kicking it in UK digital. From the nominations, they’ve compiled the BIMA 100 to celebrate the individual pioneers at the forefront of British digital.

On the same night BIMA have the privilege of inducting the lifetime achievers of the digital industry into the BIMA Hall of Fame – their living archive of the giants of UK digital – those whose lifetime efforts have helped shape and build the creative industry.

The full list will be revealed on Tuesday 9 May, at their exclusive ceremony at the Ham Yard Hotel. Please note that this event is for invited guests only.

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The Creative Review Annual 2017

17 May 2017

Wells Point, 79 Wells Street, London W1T 3QN

The Creative Review Annual is a major awards scheme and is trusted by the industry to highlight stand-out work from around the world. Showcasing the best in visual communications from the past year, the Annual celebrates this work and supports those who produce it. It offers entrants a visual platform to be seen by peers and potential clients across the wider creative community.

Each year, a panel of industry experts choose the work they feel represents the best of the year across all aspects of advertising, design and digital.

Winning work will be published in the special Annual issue of Creative Review in May 2017 (on sale in April), as well as across many online platforms including

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Effie Awards UK

17 May 2017

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9LN

The 2017 Effie UK awards ceremony takes place on the 17th May 2017, where 26 finalists from this year find out who’s won the coveted Effie trophy. This  is a stand-out industry event, where the best efforts in effective marketing communications are showcased and honoured.

Being hosted at the BAFTA (195 Piccadilly) venue, the 2017 Effie Awards UK’s Jury Chair is Nina Bibby – CMO of O2 (Telefonica UK). The 2017 Effie UK First and Final Round juries comprised of an equal split of female and male executives, making their contribution to developing gender diversity in the ad industry.

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The Digital Content Summit 2017

23 May 2017

Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT

The Digital Content Summit is a must-attend event for all senior professionals interested in publishing, content development, social media, digital, marketing, innovation, creative and brand management.
This summit will equip you with content ammunition in order to create, deliver and monetise your content and brand.
8 key takeaways you will leave with:

  • How to change content design to cater to evolving consumer behaviour
  • How to use emotion in advertising content
  • How to make the most of social media
  • How to use data to understand your customer
  • How to keep content relevant across multiple channels
  • How to stay ahead of the IoT’s impact on digital content distribution
  • How to keep brand loyalty alive

In 2017, this summit will be co-located with Customer Focus Live, giving you the opportunity to compare notes with consumer experience experts on how to communicate effectively with your audience, best practices in multi-channel communications, and using data to fully understand what the consumer wants.

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Developing A Great Agency Culture

25 May 2017

1 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EB

Event hosted by The Agency Collective for principal owners and shareholders of agencies working in Digital, Creative, Brand, Content, Marketing, PR, Data/Analytics, Search, Design, Video, Social Media and UX.

Who’s this Agency that calls itself Collective?

You might have heard about them before, but if you haven’t, they are the biggest and most giving bunch of ambitious agency owners, striving to be the UK’s best agencies.

So who are the experts?

You can learn a hell of a lot from your peers and their experiences. But it’s also good to hear from the people who are doing a specific thing every single day for some of the UK’s leading businesses. Their experts on the night will share all you need to know about building a culture at your agency that makes your staff whistle on the way to work.

Meet two experts who really know how to build a great culture:

  • Carla Cringle – Co-Founder at FizzPopBang
  • Imogen Pudduck – Co-Founder at FizzPopBang

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CS Presents … How to be Brave

31 May 2017

DigitasLBi, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

When was the last time you were truly brave? Putting out a piece of work that challenges the status quo and makes you slightly scared about the reaction. And how many campaigns beyond ‘Fearless Girl’ have you seen in the last 12 months that really stood out?

Bravery usually means change and the simple fact is that humans do not like change. We hate the idea of losing control and not knowing what might come next. We like routine. We have habits that make us feel comfortable. Creative bravery is about embracing change. Not giving a f**k about what other people think but knowing it is right for you. It’s why Bob Dylan had no qualms about plugging in his electric guitar at Newport.

If you fancy getting some work out that pushes boundaries, then find out how at the CS Presents … How to be Brave, 31st May at DigitasLBi.

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