Every November for as long as we can remember, we've been gathering as a community to become better marketing leaders. And this year is no different.
In these strange and complex times, coming together as marketers has never been more important. It's easy to feel stuck right now, to presume that there's no growth on the horizon. But we know that brilliant marketing is the best way to drive our brands forward in this new world.
And we know that surrounding ourselves with fellow marketers who understand just what we're all going through, is how we'll find our way through.
We all have a stake in the future of the marketing industry. We all need to learn how to thrive in a new reality, find growth opportunities, pivot when needed, hold onto market share and prove marketing effectiveness to our board.
What will it be like?
We won't be gathering together in person this year. But we're doing everything we can to ensure you experience the magic of a Marketing Society conference from the comfort of your own home.
This is not a conference... this is a Get Together when we work as a community across all seven of our hubs and hatch a plan.
This is not a series of faceless PowerPoints... this is a new way to collaborate, inspire one another and make things happen.
This is not an ordinary day working from home... this is the day when you stop feeling stuck and know what to do next.
Why should you come?
Because coming together with fellow marketers will boost your confidence in what marketing can do. Because a day away from WFH will spark big ideas and give you the space you need for transformation.
Because you'll walk away with tools to become a better marketing leader — actionable insights, marketing effectiveness evidence and a clearer head for what matters.
What will you learn?
We'll be revealing our full list of speakers soon and as always they will be inspiring, surprising and memorable:
Senior marketing leaders who talk candidly about the intricacies of failures and success offering us wisdom and actionable insights.
Brave leaders from parallel industries who've fought and won in times of adversity and can teach us about operating in the new normal.
High performing stars in the worlds of sport and the arts who remind us of the value of creative thinking in tough times.
Inspirational coaches who can share advice, tools and tips on high performance leadership — boosting our skills in team building, relationships, innovation, agility and more.
Who will you hear from?
To be announced
Prof. James Pennebaker, Psychologist – University of Texas
Kat Harbourne and Jenny Eells, BBC Radio Presenters – The Naked Podcast
Tim Kobe, Founder – Eight Inc
Ged Couser and James Hepburn, Principal BDP – designers of the Nightingale Hospitals
Amy Edmundson, Novartis Prof. of Leadership and Management – Harvard Business School
Ellie Norman, Director of Marketing and Comms – Formula 1
Ken Muench, CMO – YUM! Brands
Adam Morgan, Founder – eatbigfish
Benjamin Zander, Conductor – Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Trixie Lohmirmand, SVP – Dubai World Trade Centre
Jan Gooding, Chair – Given, and President – Market Research Society
Chris Barez-Brown, Founder – Upping Your Elvis
John Willshire, Founder – Smithery
Syl Saller, Global CMO – Diageo
Juhie Gorwara, Head of Group Marketing and E-Commerce – Philips India
Erica Kerner, Senior Vice President – ONE Championship
Sid Banerjee, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer – Games24x7
What I learned
Margaret Molloy, Global CMO – Siegel+Gale
Sandra Murphy, Founder and MD – Equidgel
We still have a final batch of brave speakers to come, so watch this space.
Save the date: add this conference to your diary. Our 2019 conference sold out fast, so don't delay booking tickets as numbers are limited.
Tickets: listed in GBP (and plus VAT if you're UK-based): £199 for members and £280 for non-members. For our corporate members, tickets come in bundles of five (£795), ten (£1495), fifteen (£2095) and twenty-five (£3245).
How to book: as a member you can secure your tickets online via the book buttons on this page. For non-members once you hit the book button please fill in and submit the short form on that page, and one of our team will contact you to complete your booking and take payment. Or you can contact Tanya in our team or call +447599 558894.
Want to get in the mood ahead of the day?
Listen to last year's conference sessions on Soundcloud.
Time to get together... because we're not alone
Time to be braver together... because this is where our best ideas come from
Time to be better together... because we've got this.