Advertising and Marketing Events in August & September 2023

Plan ahead for the creative, advertising and marketing industry events taking place in August and September 2023. Some events may be virtual, others in-person, and some may be a hybrid of participation formats. Please contact event organisers to register your interest or make enquiries.


LEAP Sponsored Events:

Clerkenwell Community Photography Competition 2023

Clerkenwell Community Photography Competition Awards Night

Entry deadline 10 August 2023

Awards 14 September 2023, The Bindery, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London

A photography competition open to the Clerkenwell community. Following the lockdown period, it’s been heartening to see the streets of the area come back to life. People who live, work, study or visit Clerkenwell are invited to capture the area’s street life on camera. No professional equipment needed.

For competition entry details, online gallery and other information, visit the Clerkenwell Community Photography website.


EB Meet-up Speaker Lucy Kemp, Let's Talk about EX. What GenZ's want from their Employee Experience. Thursday 14th September. Book your place toay. Sponsored by LEAP Listens, the employer branding podcast.

The EB Meet-up (Round 3)

14 September 2023, LEAP 19 Hayward’s Place London EC1R 0EH

The inspirational Lucy Kemp joins as a speaker at our next in person EB Meet-up on Thursday 14th September in Farringdon. Talking all about what Gen Z’s want from an employee experience. Lucy has carried out extensive research and the findings are an eye opener!

Meet peers in the Employer Branding industry, discuss topics and challenges faced by employer branding specialists.

  • Share learnings and challenges
  • Relaxed and friendly environment
  • No sales zone

Register via Eventbrite and contact LEAP Create for more info.

Connect with members of the LEAP team:

Sweet Harmony: Ensuring Brand Consistency Across Touchpoints

5 September 2023

A set of inconsistent interactions with a brand can have a damaging impact on customer relations and erode trust.

With various touchpoints ranging from social media to customer complaints and reviews, a brand promise delivered in one channel can be undermined in another. How can marketeers ensure that they keep a consistent tone of voice across their brand? How do you take a holistic approach that harmonises channels to ensure a uniform delivery of brand values?

LEAP’s Head of Group Marketing and Business Development, Joanne Merecido joins the FS Forum hosted panel discussion sharing insights for creating a consistent voice across brand touchpoints.

Find out more on the FS Forum website.

Connect with LEAP’s Joanne Merecido if you plan to attend.



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In-house Recruitment Live

21 September 2023, Business Design Centre, London

#LDNLive23 is ultimate live exhibition for the talent acquisition industry, bringing together 1000 in-house recruiters for a day of inspiration, learning, innovation and networking. Set over multiple stages with a fantastic industry and celebrity speaker line-up along with topic-based workshops and much more.

Find out more and register on the IHR website.

Connect with LEAP Create’s Roger Cayless and Taylor Setterfield if you plan to attend.



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Technology for Marketing

27-28 September 2023, ExCeL London

Be a part of the latest conversations happening in MarTech, gain exclusive insights from leading brands and retailers and connect with pioneers in the industry to find inspiration from those who shape your favourite campaigns. Topics include automation, campaign management, analytics, SEO, social media, affiliate, lead generation and advertising.

Find out more and register on the Technology for Marketing website.

Connect with LEAP’s Marcus Millgate if you plan to attend.



Other Events:

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Institute of Directors Events

From 3 August 2023, London

The Institute of Directors hosts ‘Representation on Boards’ in August 2023 and several events in September 2023 including the ‘Summer economic update’, ‘Diversity in STEM’, ‘Introduction to IoD’s Certificate in Company Direction programme and ‘Maximise your membership’.

Find out more on the Institute of Directors website.



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31 August-1 September 2023, Sofitel London Heathrow

DigiMarCon is the premier digital marketing, media and advertising conference and exhibition in London. Join in-person or online for networking opportunities as well as keynotes, case studies and strategy sessions exploring digital marketing best practices, latest trends and practical solutions. Check out the next generation of technology and innovation surrounding internet, mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technology.

Find out more on the DigiMarCon website.



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The Marketing Society Events

From 5 September 2023

In September 2023, The Marketing Society hosts ‘The Annual Lecture with Amanda Blanc, Group CEO Aviva’.

Find out more and register on the Marketing Society Website.



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FS Forum Events

From 5 September 2023

In September 2023 the Financial Services Forum is hosting events on the topics of brand consistency, marketing on a budget, digital marketing transformation and sustainable marketing as well as the European Executive Summit.

Find out more and register on the FS Forum website.



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Creativepool Annual Awards Launch Party

7 September 2023, Banking Hall, London

This year the Creativepool Annual turns 10. Attend the launch party to celebrate the best and brightest campaigns, brands, agencies, industry leaders and emerging talent from across the globe.

Find out more on the Creativepool website.



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IPA Events

From 13 September 2023

In September 2023, the IPA hosts the ‘Media Planning and Strategy Summit’ and ‘(Chicken) Nuggets of Wisdom for Success’.

Find out more and register on the IPA website.



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ISBA Events

From 13 September 2023

The ISBA hosts three 101 events in September on the topics of public relations, influencer marketing and social media and magazines and news brands. Other events include: ‘running a brilliant media agency review process’ and ‘understanding agency programmatic buying capabilities’.

Find out more and register on the ISBA website.



LEAD Scotland 2023

LEAD Scotland

14 September 2023, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Bringing together 200+ senior leaders across the advertising and political landscapes, the event will tackle key themes including public trust in advertising, economic growth and sustainability, the power of Scottish culture on the world stage and more.

Find out more and register via the Advertising Association website.



APA Advertising Producers Association

APA Show

8 September 2023, The Guildhall, London

The Advertising Producers Association’s annual showcase of the best commercials and branded online content of the year from the UK.

Find out more on the APA website.



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15-18 September 2023, RAI Amsterdam

Delivering innovation and empowering people, IBC 2023 is where the future of the global media and entertainment industry is defined and actioned. Energising the market, enabling content everywhere and inspiring new conversations, IBC brings the creative, technology and business communities together to collaborate, learn and unlock new opportunities.

Find out more and register on the IBC website.



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The Drum Events

From 25 September 2023

In September 2023, The Drum hosts two events, a week-long ‘Deep Dive: The Media Convergence: How digital mixed up the mediums’ and ‘The Drum Live’.

‘The Drum Live’ features captivating talks and interactive sessions that will challenge the status quo and uncover the secrets to driving remarkable results in marketing’s new age. Get ahead of the next trends and discover how to build purpose, empathy and sustainability into your strategies and reignite your passion for connecting deeply with your audience.

Find out more and register on The Drum website.



Kinsale Shark Award

Kinsale Sharks

28-30 September 2023, Kinsale, Ireland

Now in its 61st year, The Shark Awards is one of the longest running creative festivals in the world. Recognising the best in advertising, design, short film and music video from around the globe, their mission is to promote and celebrate creativity, innovation and excellence in the communication arts.

Register as a delegate on the Kinsale website.


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