FAQs

If you have questions about The Marketing Society around the world, hopefully you'll find the answers here. If not, please contact us.



MEMBERSHIP


What are the benefits of becoming a member?

The presentations below detail the benefits of being part of our global network in:
England | New York | Middle East | Scotland | Hong Kong | Singapore | India | International

For more information please contact us or head to our Why Join page.


What are the different levels of membership?

For England and Scotland - Graduate, Associate, Executive, Business Leader, and Fellow.
In India, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, membership is based upon experience and seniority.


Who are your members?

Our 3000 strong membership includes a wide range of industries and disciplines including brands such as Aviva, BT, British Airways, Coca-Cola, EDF, Expedia, Google, GSK, Heineken, Honda, HSBC, John Lewis, Mars, McDonald's, Sainsbury's, Starbucks, Tesco and Unilever.


Do you offer corporate membership?

Yes, Our corporate member scheme is designed to offer a real sense of progression offering the opportunity to reward and recognise talent, and allow senior teams to connect to our network. We can tailor a package to suit you, for a minimum of 10 members, which includes enhanced member benefits. We currently have The Marketing Society has over 115 corporate members, including Waitrose, BT, Heineken and Unilever. If you would like to enquire about the benefits of corporate membership, please contact our Head of Membership Alex Ricketts.


How can I renew my membership?

You can renew online via your Membership area of the website. Alternatively, call us and we can do it over the phone on +4420 8973 1350.


How do I update my personal details?

Log in and head to your Membership area. Alternatively, call us +4420 8973 1350.


How do I recommend someone?

Please fill out our member get member form. If their application is approved you will be entitled to a selection of rewards - a Marketing Society voucher, a selection of fine wines, a luxury hamper or a £50 John Lewis voucher.

 

EVENTS


How many can I attend as a member?

Unlimited, we run our events for you and hope to see you at many of our events. Some are included as part of your membership, for others there is a cost. See what's coming up on our Events page.


Can I attend if I'm not a member?

For UK events you can attend one event as a non-member to experience our network. A member can send a non-member to replace them at the non-member rate. Non-members that replace a member will also be subject to the 'one event rule', whereby they will not be able to attend another event unless they themselves become a member. Outside of the UK non-members are able to attend events around the world in our hubs.


Do you hold events outside London?

Yes, each of our hubs has its own calendar of events. Head to our Events page for details.


How do I book an event?

Book via our website. If an event is invite-only there will be instructions on the event page as to how you can be added to the enquiry list. If an event is sold out please contact the team and we can place you on a waiting list in case places become available.


What happens if I've booked an event and would like to send someone in my place?

You can send another member in your place, at no extra cost. You can send a non-member in your place at a non-member charge (this rate varies depending on the event, please contact us to confirm the rate). Non-members that replace a member will be subject to the 'one event rule', whereby they will not be able to attend another event unless they themselves become a member.


What is your standard event cancellation policy?

Tickets can be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the event date. All cancellations will be subject to a 30% administration charge. Any cancellations made two weeks prior to the event will be charged at the full ticket price.


What is your Brave Conference & Dinner cancellation policy?

Tickets can be cancelled up to two months prior to the event date. All cancellations will be subject to a 30% administration charge. All cancellations made two month’s prior to the event will be charged at the full ticket price.


How do I speak at a Marketing Society event?

If you are interested in speaking at one of our events or have an idea for an event, please contact our Head of Events Linda Seymour with full details.


AWARDS


BRAVE AWARDS (London)

Our Brave Awards were established in 1985 and are designed to be accessible to organisations of any size and sector. There are special prizes for smaller companies, not for profit organisations and business to business marketing. The Awards categories reflect strategic marketing objectives that are common to all organisations. Your submissions will be judged against the marketing achievements of all types of business – rather than just those of direct competitors in your industry sector.

Members can access past award-winning papers in the Content area of our website. Log in using your email and password to gain access.

To register your interest or find out more head to our Brave Awards site.
 

STAR AWARDS (Scotland)

The Marketing Society Star Awards was established in 2004 and celebrate innovation, leadership and drive and recognise the work that achieves results and makes a real difference, both within the marketing industry and beyond.

You can register your details and access past winning papers on our Star Awards site.


WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA


Where can I find my website login details?

Your username is the email address you registered with us. Your password is encrypted and set by you the first time you login to the website. Reset it any time.


Can I contribute online content, and if so, how?

Yes. We're always on the hunt for new and interesting writers. Please contact our Editor, Michael Piggott.


What's your Book Club and how do I get involved?

We would like to receive members' reviews of marketing titles, or ones that would be of interest to business leaders in general. If you're in the UK please email Zoe Tate and she will be able to send you a book of your choice to review. You can keep the book in exchange for a review that we publish on our website.

If you're outside the UK and own a copy of a book you think would be relevant, then please do send us your review.


Are you on social media?

Yes, for the UK, New York, Middle East, Asia and India, find us here: Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Soundcloud | Instagram

For Scotland, find us here: Twitter | LinkedIn


How do I join the Society LinkedIn group?

Our group is exclusive to members. Please head here to join and if you're a member we will accept your request as soon as we can (normally 1-2 days), so you can start connecting with the group. We also recommend you follow our LinkedIn company page for useful updates on all things Marketing Society.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Marketing Leaders Programme

This exclusive professional development course, the Marketing Leaders Programme, is brought to you by The Marketing Society and Brand Learning. The programme is a unique and immersive development experience for high potential individuals who are preparing for marketing leadership roles.


Ones to Watch

Our Ones To Watch is an exclusive initiative for our corporate members, where we bring together the best new talent in the industry to help them build relationships with like-minded marketers and develop their promising leadership skills.