The Five Advertising Events around the World You Need to Attend This Year


The world of advertising is constantly changing, evolving and looking for the next big thing and how to market it. We’ve sourced the five must-see advertising events across the globe in the rest of 2017. 

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The Festival of British Advertising, 8th-12th March, London, UK

The IPA's four-day Festival of British Advertising launched 8th March 2017, celebrating the best of British creativity from the past 100 years.

From the Oxo family and Lord Kitchener’s ‘Your Country Needs You’ to the PG chimps, visitors can expect a whole wealth of cultural advertising history. And it’s not just history that’s covered, there will be an in depth look into the future of advertising, how to keep striving and pushing boundaries and keeping innovative marketing at the forefront.

Held in The Old Trueman Brewery on Brick Lane, East London, the event is also accompanied by several talks and events across various London venues.


A-List & Creativity Awards Gala, 19th April, New York, USA

Hosted by Ad-Age Events and sponsored by Deloitte Digital, the A-List & Creativity Awards Gala is a celebration of the best agencies in advertising.

This awards event strives to recognise the people, the work as well as the companies who create innovative campaigns, products and experiences that challenge consumers. A jury of best-in-class judges will decide who will receive the inaugural Creativity Awards. 

Held at Cipriani 25 Broadway, this promises to be a truly inspiring evening.


Digiday Programmatic Summit Europe, 24th-26th April, Dublin, Ireland

Part of the 2017 European Brand Summit instalment of the Digiday Event Series: Digiday is one of the world's leading agencies in media and advertising.

This conference, filled with a plethora of qualified, thoughtful leaders, educates in everything to do with digital advertising. 

At the Digiday Programmatic Summit Europe in Dublin, publishers and marketers will dive deep into the challenges that persist in automated ad buying, ranging from transparency between partners, cost and efficiency, to bringing capabilities in-house.


The Glossy Awards, June, (date and venue TBD), New York, USA

The Glossy Awards honour the brands, media companies and technology firms that are transforming the fashion, luxury and beauty industries at a time of profound change.

Categories include Fashion & Luxury, Startup Circuit, Partnerships, Beauty, The Platform Effect and Best in Show.


World Social Marketing Conference, 16th-17th May, Washington DC, USA

Following on from the success of the WSMC Sydney 2015, this year sees the conference take place in Washington DC.

The mission of the World Social Marketing Conference is to help build a global movement dedicated to encouraging and nurturing best practice in social marketing.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include Jeff Jordan, President and Executive Creative Director, Rescue, Nisreen Qatamish, Director General, King Hussain Cancer Foundation, Jordan and Rafael Obregon, Chief of the Communication for Development Section, UNICEF.

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