If you have questions about The Marketing Society around the world, hopefully you'll find the answers here. If not, please contact us.
What is the criteria for becoming a member?
Membership applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, but we ask that applicants are:
- Marketers who wants to make a difference and an impact
- People who are passionate about the marketing industry
England: Those in senior management and leadership roles; must have at least 5+ years of management experience
Scotland: Open to all marketers
APAC/MENA/US: Those in senior management and leadership roles; must have at least 8+ years of management experience
What are the different levels of membership?
In England, there are three levels of membership: Member Standard, Member Plus and Member All Access. These levels are based on the type of access you would like/what types of tickets you would like included in your membership.
In New York, UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore there are two levels of membership: Member Standard and Member Plus. These levels are based on the type of access you would like/what types of tickets you would like included in your membership.
In Scotland, there are 3 levels of membership: First Roles, Future Leaders and Leaders. These levels are based on your experience in your career.
Do you offer corporate membership?
Yes, our Business Team packages are a great opportunity for senior teams to connect to our network. We will tailor the package to suit you. We currently have over 200 Business Team member companies. These packages are ideal for teams of 5 - 200. If you’d like to find our more about our Business Team scheme, please contact our Community Growth Manager Umaima Walia.
Who is part of the community?
Our 2800 strong membership includes a wide range of industries and disciplines, including brands such as: Amazon, Aviva, BT, Coca-Cola, Etihad, Google, GSK, HSBC, Just Eat, McDonald's, RBS, Tesco and Unilever.
I'm not based in one of your hubs. Do you offer a Digital membership?
Yes! On our application form, please select your region as 'Other'.
How long does the membership run for?
Please note that your membership will run for 12 months from the date of payment. Example: If you join and pay on 1 July, you membership will run until 30 June the following year.
How can I renew?
You can renew by contacting our friendly Membership team. Alternatively, call us and we can do it over the phone on +4420 8973 1350.
How do I update my personal details?
Please contact our Membership team. Alternatively, call us on +4420 8973 1350.
How do I recommend someone?
Great news that you would like to refer someone, thank you! Please submit your referral here and we will be in touch regarding your incentive, following their application approval.
I'm not sure about renewing. What do I do?
We would love the opportunity to talk with you to understand your experience. Please reach out to the membership team to discuss.
Our accelerated learning programme is dedicated to empowering marketers' development to grow their career, their brands and their people. Delivered and created by marketers for marketers, our unique position at the heart of the marketing industry means we know what makes the difference.
Interactive, engaging content to coach deeper thinking on how to pivot, adapt and fast track growth-driving strategies, all while helping to accelerate your career. And in true Marketing Society style, we promise you’ll expand your global network of like-minded connections.
Marketing Leaders Programme
This exclusive professional development course, the Marketing Leaders Programme, is brought to you by The Marketing Society and Accenture Song. The programme is a unique and immersive development experience for high potential individuals who are preparing for marketing leadership roles.
Our Onestowatch is an exclusive initiative for our Business Team members, where we bring together the best rising talent in the industry to help them build relationships with like-minded marketers and develop their promising leadership skills.
The Marketing Society Awards
The Marketing Society Awards were established in 1985 and are designed to be accessible to organisations of any size and sector. There are special awards 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. Log in using your email and password to gain access.
To register your interest or find out more head to our 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.
How many can I attend as a member?
Unlimited! We run our events for you and hope to see you at many of our (physical and virtual) 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.
How do I book events?
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 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. See our T&Cs.
What is your 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. See our T&Cs.
How do I speak at a 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 for full details.
Content and digital
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 log in to the website. You can reset it any time here.
How can I contribute content to the website?
We're always on the hunt for new and interesting writers. Find out more by heading to our content guidelines.
Are you on social media?
How do I join the Society Coffeehouse?
Our digital community is exclusive to members. Find out more here. Please request to join here. If you are a member, the host of the community will admit you to the group within 24 hours. If you are not a member, you can find out about joining us here.