We have compiled a selection of listings and links for the creative, advertising and marketing events scheduled in May 2022. Some of these 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.
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LEAP Sponsored Event
29 April, 5 & 6 May 2022
The long-running, much-loved showcase of the best of music video creativity makes a triumphant return to BFI Southbank with its first new edition since pre-Covid times – presented by Adam Buxton. And in celebration of BUG’s 15th anniversary, there’s also a smattering of classics from the BUG back catalogue – with Adam supplying his own brilliant, comic offerings along the way.
LEAP are post-production partners for BUG.
Find out more and get tickets via the BFI website. If sold out, enquire about returns at the box office.
Other Advertising and Marketing Events
Marketing Society Events
From 3 May 2022
Marketing Society events for May 2022 include the Accelerate Learning Lab: How to collaborate more creatively, virtually; Digital Day – England; and Book Circle: Marketing in the Boardroom by Ruth Saunders.
Find out more and register via the Marketing Society website.
From 4 May 2022
IPA Events in May 2022 include the Talent and Diversity Conference; IPA Speakers Cup; Continuous Professional Development Best Practice; and the Effectiveness Culture Roadshow which is held in various UK locations.
Find out more and register on the IPA website.
From 4 May 2022
ISBA events for May 2022 include How does a creative agency work? 101: writing a creative brief; 101: Deep Dive sessions Effective digital creative design as well as VOD and Connected TV; and the Programmatic Pioneers Summit.
Find out more and register via the ISBA website.
FS Forum Events
From 5 May 2022
The Financial Services Forum events for May 2022 include The Shift in Consumer Expectations; Working Patterns: Does one size fit all? The Role of Behavioural Science in Business Communication; Pension Providers – How can you engage your audience? Building an Advertising Campaign; Brand vs Business: Responding to corporate responsibility; and Next Generation Summit.
Find out more and register via FS Forum website.
Media Production and Technology Show
11-12 May 2022, Olympia, London
MPTS is the UK’s largest broadcast show that brings the creative and technical industries together. MPTS 2022 will connect experts across all aspects of content creation, including the latest technological advancements in audio, remote production, lighting, post, sports broadcasting, training, production and much more.
To find out more and register, visit the MPTS website.
The Drum Deep Dives: Gaming
16 May 2022
According to Accenture, there were 2.7 billion people playing in 2021, 500 million of whom took up gaming in the past three years. Responsible for $200bn in direct spend, the industry also influences another $100bn of indirect revenue. And while mobile gaming has been the biggest driver of revenue, driving companies such as Netflix to launch their own titles, it is gaming’s social dimension that is pushing industry growth to the next level. This event will be going deep on everything from immersive experiences to the integration of NFTs and blockchain into games, esports, influencers and everything else marketers need to know to hone their gaming strategies.
Find out more via the Drum website.
Advertising Week Europe
16-19 May 2022, Picturehouse Central, London
Set across four days and featuring more than 300 speakers in over 100 sessions, the theme for 2022 is Creative Capital. AWE will explore London’s contribution to the global creative landscape and uncover its future as the beating heart of Britain’s creative economy. Other AWE stages will be celebrating all things Tech, Innovation, Great Minds and Creativity. Also included for 2022 is a virtual stage, AW Studio.
Find out more and register on the Advertising Week website.
18-19 May 2022, The Sage, Gateshead
The Thinking Digital Conference is an annual event on technology, ideas and our future.
Find out more and register on the Thinking Digital website.
Campaign Performance Marketing 360
24 May 2022, i360 Brighton
Bringing together senior leaders from brands, agencies, and media owners, Performance Marketing 360 will be packed with invaluable insights around the shifting meaning of performance, how to best balance short-term ROI with long-term brand building, and what you need to stay ahead of the curve in a time of major industry change. Look forward to expert industry speakers and networking opportunities.
Find out more and register on their website.
Employer Brand and Recruitment Conference
24-25 May 2022, Montcalm Marble Arch Hotel, London and online
Recent challenging situations, such as Brexit and the pandemic, have forced organisations to rethink their recruitment processes in order to attract and retain the right talent. In such a challenging context, it is crucial to build a strong employer brand and define your employer value proposition to reach more diverse candidates. CIPD hosts a two-day conference featuring case studies of effective employer branding, as well as recruitment best practice across different industries to create brand awareness.
Find out more and register via the CIPD website.
FESPA Global Print Expo
31 May-3 June 2022, Berlin
Europe’s leading print and signage exhibition will reunite key industry professionals, enabling valuable networking and business building opportunities, supporting face-to-face conversations with suppliers, and providing the opportunity to see the latest innovations and trends in speciality print.
Find out more and register via the FESPA website.