Gold Partners

Adobe


Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen.

Dennis Publishing


Dennis Publishing is one of the world’s leading independent publishers. Founded in 1974, the group consists of a number of operating companies in the UK and USA.

Although the group has experienced explosive growth over the past five years, even during the terrifying recession of 2009, success hasn't diminished our frontier spirit.

As a privately held group of companies, the Dennis Group is dedicated to delivering what customers and advertisers want, rather than concentrating on the somewhat narrower goals of stockholders and analysts.

Dennis Publishing is one of the world's fastest-growing independently owned media companies. Group turnover exceeds £85 million a year, excluding our subsidiary companies.

The company publishes over 70 magazines, digital magazines, Magbooks , websites, apps and mobile sites in the UK (including The Week, Auto Express, PC Pro, Viz and Men’s Fitness) and The Week in the US.

Dennis is also a major shareholder in Dovetail Services Ltd and owns the third party marketing company 3PM.

Dennis Publishing is privately owned by Felix Dennis.

ESI Media


The commercial department of the London Evening Standard, The Independent, i and London Live. We are dedicated to helping you connect with audiences across our titles and platforms. We will push boundaries to get the right solution for you.

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.

Mail Brands


dmg media is one of the UK's leading media companies. We have a large portfolio of influential brands and businesses that reach 55% of the adult population at any time.

We are the consumer media company of DMGT, an international business built on entrepreneurship and talented people to provide businesses and consumers with high-quality analysis and insight, information, news and entertainment.

Media iQ


We translate insights into better performing, highly targeted digital advertising campaigns.

Our Performance solution is powered by sophisticated segmentation, scoring and targeting of users, equalling improved effectiveness and efficiency. We also deliver advanced Brand solutions like TV Sync and Social Sync.

News UK


News UK is part of News Corp – a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world.

Our award-winning titles provide world class news, sport, comment and opinion.

The Sun is the most popular paper in the UK.

The Times, Sunday Times and Times Literary Supplement are among the most respected.

We respect our readers, champion their cause, and challenge the vested interests which confront them.

We charge for our journalism because we invest heavily in it.

We believe that a vibrant news industry is vital for a mature democracy.

We will provide our content on whatever platform which suits our customers.

Our mission is to secure a sustainable future for that distinct, high quality independent journalism.

Sky


About Sky
Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company. The group serves 20 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

About Sky Media
Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky, offering an exciting array of opportunities on TV, online and on the go.

Reaching over 90% of the UK population, Sky Media represents all of Sky's channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Movies, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living. Sky Media also sells on behalf of a range of renowned broadcasters and channels including Discovery, National Geographic, History, MTV, FOX, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Sky Media has offices in London, Manchester, Dublin and Cardiff.

Corporate Partners

ADARA


ADARA leverages global travel data to drive business performance.

Our marketing and insights platform, Magellan, transforms loyalty, search and booking data into actual knowledge to help companies architect their products and understand and reach customers.

Our unique data platform delivers actionable knowledge you can’t get anywhere else and fuels programmatic media buying.

AOL


AOL's Mission: To simplify the internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code.

Bauer Media


At Bauer Media we are home to more than 80 influential media brands with millions of personal relationships with engaged readers and listeners. Our multi-platform brands spanning magazines, radio, TV and digital reach over twenty two million UK adults.

Although we are one of the leading and trusted media partners, we are never afraid to try something new and are widely recognised and rewarded as being industry innovators. Some of our infamous brands include Grazia, Closer, Parkers, Empire, Magic, KISS, Key 103, Planet Rock, Radio Clyde, Kerrang!, Q, The Box, 4Music and Absolute Radio.

Here at Bauer we have a very clear vision; to connect audiences with excellent content through our multi-platform brands whenever, wherever and however they want.

Our vision is only achieved through the passion, creativity and dedication of our people. Whether they’re working behind the mic, creating the next hot off the press article or working tirelessly behind the scenes, every one of our employees is passionate about making a difference and is truly integral to our success.

We’re obsessed about our brands and relentless about going the extra mile to delight our audiences and customers alike.

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.

Hearst Magazines UK


Hearst Magazines UK, Hearst Corporation’s principal business in the UK, is one of the UK’s leading media companies with 20 magazine brands and 20 digital assets.

Spotify


All your music is here.

Spotify gives you millions of songs at your fingertips. The artists you love, the latest hits, and new discoveries just for you. Hit play to stream anything you like.

Clear Channel Outdoor


Clear Channel boosts brands by inspiring and motivating people with powerful out-of-home campaigns founded in a uniquely flexible approach to creativity and planning. Not only can we provide a portfolio that is unbeatable in its diversity and reach, but our quality of thinking means that we can put it to work in smart and distinctive ways, making timely connections between advertisers and their audiences. Above all, we want to help create advertising that delivers results, and collaborate closely with advertisers to achieve this goal, ensuring our relationships are more like partnerships, so that we can be proud to be the outstanding out-of-home media partner.

Clear Channel UK enables brands to meet and engage with people when they're out and about. Our expertise, gained over 40 years, means we understand how to showcase powerful and effective campaigns through our investment in the highest quality sites, new technologies and the latest planning tools. Our partnerships with advertisers, agencies, local authorities, major multiples, shopping malls and major landlords have created a national network of 60,000 sites that reaches people in the public social space, drives footfall and generates word of mouth.

In our work with more than 300 local authorities in the UK, we are constantly striving to support the communities we are present in. Our out-of-home contracts have been designed to give benefits to those communities through substantial investment by Clear Channel. We ensure that all of our street furniture products combine clean, modern design with the bespoke, practical needs of each local authority. Clear Channel also absorbs all maintenance costs in relation to our street furniture negating the need for councils to pass any such costs on to residents.

Clear Channel UK is part of Clear Channel International (CCI) which works with advertisers to create inspiring out-of-home advertising campaigns in 30 countries across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has a growing portfolio, which is currently made up of over half a million displays, which span traditional and digital formats on roadside billboards, street furniture and in retail, point of sale, airport, transit and lifestyle environments. It employs over 5,000 people and, in 2010, its revenue was $1,508m.

CCI is part of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc (CCO), the world’s leading out-of-home advertising company with operations in 44 countries. CCO is, in turn, 89% owned by Clear Channel Communications, Inc the global media and entertainment company. The remaining 11% of CCO is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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.

OctagonFRUKT


In what has become a multibillion-dollar business, Octagon is a leader in sports marketing, talent representation, event management, entertainment marketing, and research—and we’ve been acknowledged time and again as doing it best. Our robust offering of client services includes both traditional and leading edge platforms including experiential marketing, mobile marketing and cause-related marketing. At every turn, we provide our clients the services and solutions they need to drive their businesses and keep their brands thriving in today’s marketplace.

Dentsu Aegis Network


Aegis is a global outsourcing and technology company committed to impacting clients’ business outcomes by focusing on enhancing customer experience across all touch points and channels.

Aegis was founded 30 years ago in the US and now has operations in 56 locations across 13 countries with more than 55,000 employees. Aegis services over 300 clients from verticals such as Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy & Utilities.

Getty Images


Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, with over 170 million assets available through its premium content site www.gettyimages.com and its leading stock content site www.istock.com. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For company news and announcements, visit press.gettyimages.com, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends http://stories.gettyimages.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages, Twitter at https://twitter.com/GettyImages, Linked In, or download Stream, our free consumer app, to view and share the world’s best imagery.

Gravity Road


We create things that people want to spend time with Gravity Road seeks to be clever with content strategically, creatively and commercially. We are a young creative company with significant experience already working with some of the world’s best brands. We understand the strategic and commercial value of content in driving effective communications that will grow your business.

Immediate Media


Our content is for life, not just today.

We create compelling content on platforms that enhances the way people engage with what they love. That’s at the heart of what we do and what drives us as we shape our portfolio of special interest brands.

Immediate Media Co is an award-winning special interest content and platform company. We are one of the biggest consumer media businesses in the UK and the fourth largest magazine publisher.

Quality is our No.1 objective. Every month we reach multi-million highly educated people and over one million active subscribers. People read our content across 50 websites, 34 magazines and over 70 brands.

To create category leading brands, we employ 1,100 dedicated and talented staff at our offices in London, Bristol and Manchester.

We sell over 74 million magazines every year and reach 22 million people online every month. And consumers engage with our 25 ecommerce websites, which tot up 30,000 transactions a month.

We combine our reputation for editorial quality with an integrated approach to delivering multi-platform content. Our vision for turning special interests into lifelong passions to create valuable brands puts us in a strong position to build for the future.

ITV


ITV is the largest commercial broadcaster in the UK and has been the home of the biggest programmes, talent and advertising brands for over 60 years.

We are the heart of popular culture, providing unforgettable TV moments from live entertainment shows to original drama, major sporting events to the news.

The ITV Family of channels includes ITV, ITV2, ITVBe, ITV3, ITV4, CITV, and ITV Encore with ITV Hub being the digital destination for all of ITV on demand.

ITV makes brands famous; our extensive reach allows advertisers the opportunity to target every audience in the UK in a tailored and effective way, creating powerful partnerships.

We are dedicated to adding value to traditional advertising as well as beyond the 30 second spot. Our creative solutions include sponsorship, branded content, interactive, mobile and online.

Kargo


Kargo connects brands and publisher audiences. Our engagement technology delivers brand messages richly, creatively, and effectively, and our premium publisher roster provides the transparency and peace of mind to confidently broadcast to fast-growing mobile and tablet audiences.

Live Nation


Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produces 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.

Mashable


Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 34 million monthly unique visitors and 14 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged digital networks in the world.

MEC Global


If you like ordinary, we're not for you

If "beyond comfort" thrills you, if "expanding possible" attracts, then you'll do your best work here.

You'll do it because we'll provoke you, challenge you and unashamedly ask for more. We believe there are no limits for passion, imagination and wonder. And it's only when we explore the unknown that we can truly thrive.

That's why we're so passionate about investing in our people to help them thrive collectively and individually.

We'll reach out and help you explore the uncharted because that's where ideas flourish. It's where people and brands grow.

You owe it to yourself and we owe it to our clients. It's the MEC way.

PwC


As business, accounting, and tax advisors to many of the world’s leading Entertainment and Media (E&M) companies, PwC has an insider’s view of trends and developments driving the industry. PwC is deeply committed to providing clients with industry expertise and resources. In recent years, our pioneering work in E&M has included developing strategies to leverage digital technology, extensive research to understand changing customer needs, and marketplace positioning in industries characterised by consolidation and transformation. Our experience reaches across all geographies and segments of the E&M sector, including broadband, radio, wireless, the internet, music, film, television, publishing, broadcasting, advertising and gaming. With thousands of practitioners around the world, we are always close at hand to provide deep industry expertise and resources.

RadiumOne


RadiumOne builds intelligent software that automates media buying, making big data actionable for marketers and connects them to their next customer. RadiumOne generates first-party data about actual customers -- from their behaviors, actions and interests demonstrated across the web and mobile. Then we access tens of billions of real-time impressions each day across the Web, video, social and mobile to reach consumers in real-time no matter where they are. Our intelligent software and methodologies increase the relevance and personalization of ads through sophisticated algorithms that find valuable characteristics, gauge consumer behaviors, and target ads with laser focus to the right audiences. RadiumOne is based in San Francisco with offices across the US, Europe and Australia.

Teads


Founded in 2011, Teads is an enterprise software company for digital branding. Operating a disruptive video advertising SSP (Supply Side Platform), Teads platform and services benefit the world's leading publishers and brands. Publishers use Teads' platform to create brand new outstream video advertising inventory that can be monetized through their own sales force, third parties, or programmatic buying.

Invented by Teads, outstream formats insert video advertisements within premium editorial content, including articles, slideshows and news feeds. Carving out brand new premium inventory where there once was none, outstream is disrupting the world of video advertising with new opportunities for growth and visibility.

Brands and their agencies can access this new premium inventory through their agencies and agency trading desks. Rolled out locally or globally, campaigns are managed by either through Teads programmatic or managed services offerings.

Teads is a team of 350, a third of which are developers, working across 18 countries.

Yahoo


Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining - whether you're searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes.

Waze


Waze is an award-winning crowdsourced traffic and navigation app with millions of active users around the world. Our goal is to save drivers five minutes a day, every day.

Advertisers can reach users in the context of their drive with Waze's industry-leading location-based ads. Ads on Waze increase location and brand awareness - and drive Wazers more frequently to your business.

Berlin School of Creative Leadership


A Business School Bridging the Gap Between Leadership Research and Industry Challenges

Theories can help you grasp principles you need to lead, but realities in the world of business make implementing that knowledge a very tall order indeed. Because of the breakneck pace of change that’s now common in practically every creative industry, simply staying on top of the most recent developments can be a huge challenge. And to achieve real success, you have to do more than just keep up. You have to pioneer and innovate, and inspire your team to do the same. We help you bridge the gap between research and the edge of the envelope in your creative field, with faculty made up of top experts from academia and frontline executives – each a member in our unique and expanding global network of creative leaders.

Bloomberg Media


Global business leaders turn to Bloomberg for breaking business news and analysis they can’t find anywhere else. Through print, television, online, mobile, radio and conferences we cover the business world, with more than 2,400 multimedia professionals in 72 countries. The editorial staff of each media platform leverages the innovation and scale of Bloomberg News, technology, analytics and distribution to provide unrivaled business and financial news coverage – and drive deeper engagement with the decision – makers who matter most.

Cedato


Delivery. Yield. Lift

Cedato provides predictive modeling software for digital video. We uniquely offer automated cross-screen video delivery and yield optimization as a service, helping publishers and ad platforms to maximize revenue, supply and results. We developed a suite of in-stream and in-place video solutions that streamline video ad delivery across any screen and placement, automatically and algorithmically optimizing yield and fill-rate of unlimited sources and campaigns. Our technology optimizes over 5B video views each month across 1M sites, helping some of the industry’s leading platforms to significantly lift business results. For more information visit www.cedato.com

CNN


(CNN)CNN.COM: CNN.com is among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN.com relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. CNN.com features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.

Channel 4


Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.

Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.

In addition to the main Channel 4 service, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes channel4.com, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. Through its film arm Film4 Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.

Digital Cinema Media (DCM)


Digital Cinema Media (DCM) is the market leader in UK cinema advertising, providing 2,906 screens at 467 sites for advertisers.

DCM sells 80% of the cinema advertising market through exhibitors including ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Picturehouse and many independent cinemas.

Drawbridge


We own the keys to the consumer journey – and we’re passionate to share what we learn.

Drawbridge is the leading anonymized cross-device identity company building technology that fundamentally changes the way brands connect with people. We’re revolutionaries. We’re visionaries. And we’ve built a company that gives brands new ways to intersect the consumer journey at every stage of the purchase path – no matter what device they’re on. When we deliver the right message to the right person on the right device at the exact right moment, we’re making a strong connection between brands and people. After all, what’s a journey without a destination?

ESPN


ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment company, features more than 50 assets – eight U.S. television networks, ESPN International, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, and more. ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20 percent by The Hearst Corporation.

Exterion Media


Exterion Media is a leading Out of Home media owner in the UK. We provide the opportunity for advertisers to reach and enjoy extended levels of engagement with the UK’s urban audiences.

We dominate the UK’s largest urban areas with our nationwide portfolio. Our sites in and around London’s key transport networks and retail environments ensures that we provide advertisers with access to the UK’s largest and wealthiest urban area. Our presence on Bus and National Rail also provides us with an unparalleled scope across regional urban areas.

Extensive investment in research tools such as our pioneering audience panel work.shop.play. and the London Worker Planning Tool means we can provide unrivalled insight into the urban audience and how to reach them using our out of home media formats for maximum value and return.

Our vision is to be the best Out-of-Home media company shaping the future of the market by delivering quality insights, providing operational excellence and building meaningful relationships across all aspects of business.

IBT Media


IBT Media is the umbrella that unifies both ICONIC BRANDS and INNOVATIVE UPSTARTS with the common vision to connect the dots around the world to fuel your passion and enable informed decisions.

JCDecaux


Since the beginning, the JCDecaux group has been committed to working proactively with cities, transport companies, airports and advertisers as well as media and advertising agencies to improve the urban environment.

The Group has become one of the world's leading outdoor media companies through developing innovative products of the highest quality whilst respecting rigorous standards of ethics. It is JCDecaux's continued dedication to these values that will maintain its industry leading position.

London & Partners


London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London. We attract and deliver value to business, students and visitors.

London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

We work in partnership with organisations in London and across the world to deliver our vision and mission.

London & Partners was created in order to bring together the remits of the capital's promotional agencies: Think London, Study London and Visit London. The aim is to create one single promotional organisation for London that can speak with one voice, vision and mission to all audiences in the UK and internationally.

Our remit is to drive leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London. We can unlock the city for new businesses that want to set up or expand in London and we promote the capital's world class universities to international students.

Metro


Metro is a publishing phenomenon. The paper was launched in March 1999 as a free, colour newspaper for morning commuters.

At first it was only available in London, but now commuters in 50 UK cities can pick up a free copy of Metro as they travel to work in the morning. Every weekday morning some 1.3 million copies are distributed across the UK making Metro the world’s largest free newspaper and the third biggest newspaper in the UK.

Metro is a perfect mix of national and international news wrapped around local information – entertainment previews, listings, weather and travel.

Metro’s news stories are tightly written, so that the reader can take in all the key facts quickly. And Metro has no political axe to grind.

Metro is distributed in Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle and Sheffield.

At Metro.co.uk you can interact with Metro and the 8.2m million unique visitors, of which 4.2m are from the UK, who visit the website each month (Omniture, May 2011).

As well as giving you a 24-hour rolling news and sport service, Metro.co.uk also has all the latest showbiz gossip, the funniest and oddest stories from around the world in Weird, the latest Film, TV and Music news and reviews, as well as Tech and Gaming content.

We bring you some of your favourite sections from the paper – such as 60 Second Interviews – and you’ll also find lots of Metro competitions with great prizes on offer, the chance to interact with us and much, much more.

Oracle Data Cloud


With more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. Learn more about Oracle and who we are.

PugPig


Kaldor is a software house with offices in London and New York, specialising in digital publishing solutions for content owners. We work with customers from magazine and newspaper publishing to education and business communications.

Rocket Fuel


Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL) was founded in March 2008 with a vision of transforming the digital advertising industry through big data and artificial intelligence. At a time when RTB and ad exchanges were still nascent, Rocket Fuel quickly grew into the industry leader by bringing the precision and conclusiveness of science to the world of marketing to drive higher ROI.

Today, Rocket Fuel is a full Programmatic Marketing Platform designed to go beyond 1:1 marketing by learning to predict what marketing actions to take with a particular person in a particular moment of time. Our methodology, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, is called Moment Scoring™, and it results in a much more efficient use of marketing dollars.

With Moment Scoring, we continue to define the next wave of data-driven marketing by optimizing programmatic marketing decisions across channels, devices, and objectives for agencies and marketers. The result is and will always be more efficient use of marketing dollars for a greater ROI. Programmatic technologies have evolved to reduce the complexity of reaching diverse audiences, but also make it possible to go beyond the traditional focus on audiences and segments to understand specific, relevant moments in consumers’ lives. Just a few years ago, marketing to moments was an exciting vision. With Rocket Fuel, it’s now a reality.

Rubicon Project


Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Relentless in its efforts for innovation, Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions within milliseconds each month.

The company’s pioneering technology created a new model for the advertising industry – similar to what NASDAQ did for stock trading. Rubicon Project’s automated advertising platform is used by more than 500 of the world’s premium publishers to transact with over 100,000 ad brands globally.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Rubicon Project has nine offices including New York, San Francisco, Paris, Sydney and London.



ShareThrough


The Internet is filled with endless streams of click-bait, blinking banners, and interruptive ads. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Sharethrough is a new type of marketplace for brands and publishers, designed for the modern Internet. The Sharethrough Advertising Exchange (STX) is used by the world's leading brands and their agencies to drive engagement for their original brand content on premium websites. Top media companies use the Sharethrough for Publishers (SFP) software platform to create, manage, and monetize elegant, in-feed advertising on their sites across all connected devices.

Our technology takes the interruption out of advertising and shines a light on content that is engaging. The result? A better Internet.

SpotX


SpotX is the trusted video advertising platform offering premium publishers holistic inventory management in order to maximize revenue for desktop, mobile and connected TV inventory while driving down operational costs. Publishers leverage SpotX’s ad serving, programmatic technology, and private marketplace capabilities to operate effectively in an increasingly complex digital ecosystem while gaining unprecedented transparency, insight and control over the buying behavior of today’s leading brands. Over 5 billion video ad decisions are processed through the SpotX platform daily, with ads delivered to 600+ million people in over 190 countries per month. SpotX is headquartered north of Denver, and is consistently the top comScore video property for video ads served.

Tapjoy


Tapjoy is a mobile performance-based advertising platform that drives deep engagement and monetization opportunities for app publishers, while delivering valuable, engaged consumers to some of the world's biggest brand advertisers. Tapjoy has a reach of more than 451MM (December, 2013) mobile users each month and the Tapjoy Mobile Value Exchange® model allows users to receive premium content in exchange for their engagement with advertisements. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors, including J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, Boston, London, Düsseldorf, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.

Telegraph Media Group


Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Telegraph are known for their award-winning, investigative editorial. The Daily Telegraph is the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper with a long established history of over 150 years and is unique in having maintained its broadsheet format.

Time Inc.


Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands - including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, What's On TV and Wallpaper* - Time Inc. UK (formerly IPC Media) creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.

Twitter


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

UKTV


UKTV is the multi-award winning media company that reaches over 42 million viewers every month.

UKTV's eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food - include the most popular non-PSB channel in the UK and account for 9% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £278m, and EBITDA of £67.4m. It invested a record £125m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.

UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.

Now celebrating its 21st year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.

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.

Viacom


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories.

With media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA.

Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

Media Partners

ADWEEK


Adweek is the leading source of news for marketing, media and advertising professionals. It delivers insightful, forward-thinking content across various platforms, including a weekly print magazine, an iPad app, daily newsletters, social media, original videos, events and awards. Adweek is a must-read for CMOs, creatives, media buyers, content creators, agency heads and anyone looking to stay informed about the digital media landscape.

BrightMove Media


At BrightMove Media, we are at the forefront of the adtech market; we design, manufacture, and license technology which enables digital vehicular advertising and messaging. Using dual-sided screens on the rooftops of London cabs, we were the first regulator approved service of its kind on the road.Our connected network takes digital media to the next level, bringing the latest in ‘near and now’ advertising onto the streets of London. High impact, vibrant, eye level screens help amplify your brand in a way nothing else can. With in-built intelligence triggers, we can help target relevant messages to the right audiences, at the right time, reducing wastage and improving ROI.

By October 2014 we’ll have over 400 digital screens on the tops of London’s iconic taxis offering advertisers unique reach in targeting the London demographic. Our intelligence triggers allow advertisers to target messages at pre-defined geographic areas, at specific times of day or at premium audiences such as ‘Business People’ and ‘West End Shoppers’. It’s real-time, it’s here, and it’s now!

Campaign


Campaign is dedicated to celebrating creative excellence from across the broad span of the communications industry, whilst putting creativity firmly in a business context.

The way we are doing this in the US is by creating a platform that gives the creative community a voice. The very best thing about our industry is the brilliant talent it attracts, the people. campaignlive.com is for, about and created by those people. It's a place to showcase inspiring work, debate issues, share opinions, learn from the best in the business. And campaignlive.com will also be a place that reminds us all why we do what we do: the sheer thrill of seeing amazing ideas come to life, infect culture and grow businesses.

Our US platform adds a vital piece to Campaign’s global picture. For over half a century we’ve been the (challenging and championing) voice of the UK advertising industry ( Campaign UK ). We’re now thriving in Asia ( Campaign Asia ) and India ( Campaign India ) and through partnerships have taken Campaign into the Middle East and Turkey . Together these local Campaigns are building the most powerful and inspiring global voice for the marketing communications industry.

Centaur Media


Centaur Media is a UK-based business information, events and media group, providing integrated marketing and information solutions to high value professional and commercial international markets. It strives to be the first place professionals and consumers turn for information, insight and interaction. Centaur Media’s portfolio of leading market brands includes: Econsultancy, Celebrity Intelligence (winner of the PPA Awards Digital Innovation of the Year 2014), Creative Review, Fashion Monitor, Perfect Information, Marketing Week, Design Week, The Lawyer and The Engineer.

Creativepool


Creativepool is the creative industry network where companies and individuals showcase and share their work, broadcast their news, promote their services and connect.

FT


High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://aboutus.ft.com/corporate-information/#ixzz3jbEbxpEN The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised globally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT provides a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to a growing audience of internationally minded professionals.

The FT group comprises the FT newspaper and FT.com, Financial Publishing, FT Chinese, FT Labs, Medley Global Advisors (MGA), ExecSense and the New York Institute of Finance.

Outdoor Plus


Outdoor Plus was founded in 2006 with a vision to develop the best landmark digital outdoor network in London. Now an industry leader in the premium out of home sector, we specialise in iconic large format digital advertising, premium London backlights and banner locations, delivering the best in Digital Out Of Home media (DOOH).

At Outdoor Plus we take a holistic approach to outdoor and pride ourselves on the premium service we offer our clients, including a high level of accountability and personal care. Our team of passionate experts have years of experience in the out of home media market across all aspects of development, planning, operations and sales.

Primesight


At Primesight we understand the power of outdoor advertising. Our business is focused on creating platforms that reach a wide range of audiences.

Our customer service tools create insight and measurement helping to inform, educate and obtain the best value from your investment.

We care about our industry and take a leading role as board members of both the trade association Outdoor Media Centre and research body Route.

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.


Time and Fortune


Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies reaching more than 130 million consumers each month across multiple platforms.
Its influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Fortune, as well as more than 50 diverse titles at Time Inc. UK such as Decanter and Horse & Hound. Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and the Essence Festival. As of September 30, 2014, Time Inc. operated approximately 40 websites that collectively have over 100 million average monthly unique visitors around the world. The company also operates integrated publishing businesses that provide content marketing, targeted advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services.

Wired


An award-winning pioneer of the web, Wired.com is the hip face of technology news and information online. The site is required reading for exclusive, original news chronicling technology and its impact on business, entertainment, politics, culture, and science.

Association Partners

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.

The International ANDY Awards


The goal of the competition is to honor creativity in advertising throughout the world, recognize the contributions of individuals and companies who create the work and encourage raising the standards of craftsmanship in the industry.

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.

British Film Institute (BFI)


The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.

We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.

Film Forever is our five year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to support UK film. The plan covers all our activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.

Content Marketing Association (CMA)


The Content Marketing Association (CMA), is a not for profit organisation representing the content marketing industry. Our members are agencies who produce effective content for client brands across all disciplines including print, video, mobile and online. The overarching aim of CMA is to promote the use of editorialised content as an effective marketing tool to client-side marketers and showcase the range of channels that can be used to editorially engage. Content marketing is the second fastest growing media channel and CMA exists to champion and encourage this growth on behalf of its members.

Creative England


Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries.

We invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

As a not-for-profit organisation we mobilise public and private resources to garner as much support and investment for the creative industries as possible. We work with a wide range of partners and investors from commercial brands and companies such as Google, Facebook and KPMG to local authorities, cultural bodies and universities, national government, and the European Commission.

D&AD: Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design Awards


D&AD – home of the talented and skilled, the imaginative and the curious, the restless and the bloody-minded. Commercially savvy, sometimes romantic, often cynical and occasionally rather weird. A source of information and ideas: of professional development, support and inspiration, interesting people to talk and nice things to look at. All creative life is here.

Digital Content Next (DCN)


Founded in June 2001, Digital Content Next (DCN) is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public.

Comprised of some of the most trusted and well-respected media brands, DCN is committed to producing groundbreaking research into online advertising and media consumption with the goal of advancing the online publishing industry. Through credible research and ongoing communications, DCN seeks to establish and promote the Internet as an effective advertising medium for marketers and a sustainable media business for publishers, thereby ensuring the continued availability of quality content for consumers worldwide.

Members of DCN subscribe to the highest standards in Internet publishing with respect to editorial quality and integrity, credibility and accountability. By supporting publishing principles that reflect traditional values separating editorial and commercial messages, DCN members enhance the public trust in the Web as an increasingly important source of news, information and entertainment.

In March 2003, several leading European publishers came together to form OPA Europe, an extension of the association to the European community. Like its U.S. counterpart, OPA Europe focuses its efforts on enhancing the business climate for quality publishers by producing credible research into online advertising and media consumption, benchmarking, sharing key learnings and best practices with one another, and serving as the voice of quality online content providers to key constituencies throughout Europe. For more information about OPA Europe, visit www.opa-europe.org.

Mission: DCN champions the content people love We help fuel the growth and vitality of high quality news, information and entertainment brands in the digital age. We elevate the importance of original content by delivering thought leadership, providing a platform for member interaction and advocating for our members among advertisers, policymakers, and the press.

Dutch Digital Design


A group of digital designers and agencies sharing their work, their experience and a Dutch mindset with the world.

Different digital disciplines intertwined creating a strong knot. Ready to take on the toughest international briefs and sharing their strength to create the best work.

European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)


EACA, the European Association of Communications Agencies is an organisation, which brings together the advertising, media and sales promotions agencies across Europe, enabling international experience and issues to be shared and dealt with on a pan-European basis. It provides an important link between agencies, advertisers and the advertising media in Europe and around the world and participates closely in the setting of standards in many aspects of the business across Europe.

Future Foundation


Future Foundation works as a consumer insight partner to global agencies and brands in virtually every consumer facing sector.

We pride ourselves on not only having the best product and people but also a unique ability to understand a client’s needs before they do and whilst every client is different; ultimately our job is to deliver actionable consumer insight.

In order to meet the range of unique client perspectives, challenges and demands, we’ve built a suite of tools and routes to insight.

History of Advertising Trust (HAT)


Preserving the Past - Documenting the Present - Inspiring the future

Over the last thirty five years, The History of Advertising Trust has amassed the largest archive of British advertising in the world. It is a unique collection that dates from the early 1800s to the present day. And it continues to grow. It provides examples of the work, the stories behind the names and brands on our High Streets, the ideas and research that led to their development, within the context of the advertising industry in particular and society as a whole.

We aim to not only preserve and document all this work in an easily accessible form but to offer it as inspiration for today’s students and practitioners alike.

IAA Global


The International Advertising Association is the world’s only globally-focused integrated advertising trade association with membership representing advertisers, agencies and the media. The IAA is comprised of Corporate Members, Organizational Members, Educational Affiliates, as well as 56 Chapters with individual members and young professionals from 76 countries including the top 10 economies in the world.

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


We are a not for profit membership body representing UK advertisers. Our members serve on the Council, Executive and Action and Working Groups. We have a team of full time expert staff helping to develop policy and ensuring the right to advertise responsibly.

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 – the Voice of British Advertisers. 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.

Marketing Society


The Marketing Society is an exclusive network of 2,600 senior marketers (and counting). We encourage our members to become bolder marketing leaders, helping them to think differently about the challenges they face. In the 54 years since we began, we have become one of the most influential drivers of marketing in the world.

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.

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.

Newsworks


Newsworks is the marketing body for national newspapers in all their forms.


We provide:
Advice on newsbrands in a multi-platform environment and in multi-media schedules
A hub for newsbrand research
Consumer insight
A showcase for innovation and creativity
Events and free training sessions

Outreach Digital


Outreach Digital (OD) is a pro bono volunteer-run community that brings together digital professionals from all industries to spread knowledge and skills in an inclusive environment, and give back to society.

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.

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