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.

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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.

AA COMMENT: General Election 2019

/ October 30th 2019 / Matthew Evans

Following the announcement that a General Election is to be held on 12 December 2019, our Chief Executive Stephen Woodford has made the following comment.

“We welcome the election in the hope that it will provide resolution to the Brexit situation and end the uncertainty for industry and the country. Despite this uncertainty, advertising growth has been resilient and whatever the election outcome, the UK’s advertising industry is ready, as a key part of the UK’s fast-growing creative industries, to contribute to a future of strong and sustainable growth for our country.”

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