The Drum Network

The Drum Network Member Events


The Drum Network

The Drum Network is a one-stop-shop for your future growth. Gain new skills, fresh perspectives and access a wealth of experience at these member only events.

Ask The Expert

Ask the Expert Masterclasses are dedicated to supporting our agency CEOs and founders in their daily business challenges.







Chris Baréz Brown, author, speaker and founder of Upping your Elvis and Talk it Out and expert at getting your energy right

Thursday, September 16, 1-2pm BST, Online.

Chris will be sharing simple tips and behaviours that will transform the way you show up, helping you to understand what makes you and your team tick so you can all get your energy right every day.

Find out more and register here





Sophie Devonshire, CEO of The Marketing Society, bestselling author and expert in leading at speed

Wednesday, October 13, 1-2pm BST, Online.

Sophie will share her thoughts on how to lead in today’s fast-paced world, from how to accelerate performance in an agile and thoughtful way to how to make quick, smart and impactful decisions.

Find out more and register here




Lisa Colantuono, President, AAR Partners & EVP, List Partners, and new business expert

Tuesday, October 26, 9.30-10.30am EST / 2.30-3.30pm BST, Online.

Drawing on two decades of managing a multitude of reviews and playing a critical part in the relationship between brands and agencies, Lisa will let us into a few of her hard-earned dos (and don’ts) that help you increase your chance of winning new accounts.

Find out more and register here




Better Business

Better Business sessions explore how to achieve consistent and sustainable growth for you, your clients and your people.




Scaling for Impact with Rob Pierre, co-founder and CEO of Jellyfish, a global partner in digital marketing and transformation

Wednesday, September 29, 1-2pm BST, Online.

Rob will talk you through how he has successfully moved away from what he called a ‘jobs factory’ model and scaled his business to over 2300 people in 47 offices worldwide in the process.

Find out more and register here





The Future of Work with Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP, host of business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat and Sunday Times bestselling author

Wednesday, October 20, 1-2pm BST, Online.

This time we’ll be looking at all things workplace with our expert guide, Bruce Daisley. Over the last year Bruce has consulted with over 50 firms on how to maintain a strong, differentiated workplace culture and motivated team in the context of hybrid working.

Find out more and register here




Growing and selling a business with Nicky Unsworth, previous CEO of The BJL Group, award-winning communications agency

Wednesday, November 3, 10-11am BST, Online.

Earlier this year Dentsu announced that it is to fold BJL, which it acquired in 2019, into DentsuMB UK. After 25 years, veteran BJL chief executive Nicky Unsworth stepped down from the business. In this session she shares her story – leading the agency through boom times and recession, ensuring it stayed relevant and in tune with client needs to ensure the business thrived, and culminating in that final sale.

Find out more and register here



Diversifying talent for the long term with Ross Taylor, Co-founder of Hidden and Sarah Baumann, MD of VaynerMedia

Thursday, November 11, 10-11am BST, Online.

Ross and Sarah will be looking at how to redesign your talent strategy to put diversity at the centre. They’ll explore how to overcome the common challenges of committing to long-term change, the evolving barriers to diversity in a busy job market and some of the strategies you can implement to allow your talent to thrive.

Find out more and register here




Raising your profile

Skills workshops and content briefings to support you in your thought leadership.




Skills Workshop: From good to great thought leadership

Tuesday, October 5 at 10-11am BST, Online.

To quote Blair Enns, CEO of Win Without Pitching, ‘Experts write’. Writing gets you found. It cements your position as an expert. Join The Drum journalists and Network members to explore methods to get faster and smarter in your own writing efforts, how to use thought leadership in client conversations and more.

Find out more and register here



The Drum Network Talks

It’s been a year of huge change for everyone, including The Drum, so we thought a regroup was in order.


New York


The Drum Network Talks: New York

Thursday, September 16 at 10-11am EDT, Online.

An opportunity to share our news and how we’ve refreshed The Drum Network, our A list agency membership, but more importantly to hear from you - your challenges, ambitions, and how The Drum can support you in your growth.
Hosted by Holly Hall, head of The Drum Network and Kenneth Hein, US editor, The Drum.

Find out more and register here


Deep Dive roundtable: Global vs Local

Wednesday, October 6 at 2-3pm BST, Online.

How should we think about the local vs global divide in 2021 and beyond? Join our publisher, APAC, Charlotte McEleney and The Drum Network editor, Sam Anderson, alongside senior network members to debate and discuss.

Find out more and register here


Deep Dive roundtable: The future of travel

Wednesday, October 6 at 10-11am BST, Online.

What are the key challenges that will continue to face your travel clients as restrictions ease? Join our publisher, APAC, Charlotte McEleney and The Drum Network editor, Sam Anderson, alongside senior network members to debate and discuss.

Find out more and register here




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