The Advertising Association promotes the rights, roles and responsibilities of advertising. We represent UK advertisers, agencies and brands on behalf of the entire industry, acting as the connection between industry professionals and the politicians and policy-makers.

The Advertising Association focuses on major industry and policy areas that have huge ramifications on UK advertising. This section contains our work around Brexit, HFSS and gambling advertising, data and-privacy, trust, the digital charter and our Industrial Strategy campaigns.

Front Foot is the UK advertising industry’s members’ network. Membership offers a range of exclusive benefits, from early access to Credos research to invitations to networking events. Front Foot members seek to collaboratively find solutions to the biggest issues facing advertising.

Become A Member

Members of our exclusive Front Foot network receive early access to Credos research, invitations to regular breakfast briefings and networking events, and receive the exclusive Front Foot Quarterly magazine. To apply for membership, click here.

The Advertising Association runs a number of events, from our annual agenda-setting LEAD conference to bespoke breakfast briefings. As of 2018 we are the official UK representative for the world’s biggest festival of creativity at the Cannes Lions.

Speakers View More
Advertising Association
Channel 4
Clear Channel
Department for International Trade
MC& Saatchi
About The Event




Opening message

Stephen Woodford, Chief Executive, The Advertising Association


Welcome to Adland – the good, the bad and everything in between!

Our panel will give the lowdown on everything you ever wanted to know about working in advertising – how they got there, what inspires them and what it takes to be the best.

Speakers include:

– Justin Tindall, Group Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi
– Mike McGee, Chief Creative Officer, Framestore
– Justin Cochrane, CEO, Clear Channel
– Lucy Gulliver, Client Development Lead, Channel 4


Introduction to Cannes Lions and the Roger Hatchuel Academy

Cannes Lions is the world’s greatest festival of creativity – hear all about it and how you can get involved.

– Steve Latham, Head of Talent & Training, Cannes Lions
– Rachita Saraogi, Social Impact Designer & Co-founder, Sisterhood
– Jenai Edwards, Designer, Sky News


Get ready to meet the mentors!


Speed Mentoring Workshops

A unique opportunity to meet with representatives of some of the leading companies in the industry to get insider knowledge on how to succeed in advertising. Prepared to be inspired and have your questions ready!

Mentors include:

– Abi Slater, Communications Director, ISBA
– Alexandra Johnson, Recruitment Business Partner, The Guardian
– Andy Hunns, Head of Creative Team, Barclays UK
– Dan Southern, Strategy Director, Contagious
– Davina Barker, Sales Director, Digital Cinema Media
– Ellie Ring, Head of Marketing & New Business, The 7Stars
– Jessica Martin, Specialist Recruitment, Direct Line Group
– Joanne Henderson, HR Director, Clear Channel
– Justin Tindall, Group Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi
– Lucy Gulliver, Client Development Lead, Channel 4
– Matt Cooper, CEO & founder, LBB
– Neil Duncan, Director, PwC
– Paul Davison, Head of Channels, Royal Mail
– Paul Hibbs, Director of Advertising & Media, Nationwide
– Rosie Snowball, Account Manager, adam&eveDDB
– Severine Charbon, Group Chief Talent Officer, Publicis
– Steve Latham, Head of Talent & Training, Cannes Lions


Networking drinks

Other Events View More