Global Partners

Insites Consulting Global partner
From the start of InSites Consulting in 1997 until today, there has been only one constant: we are continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research. With a team of 170 academic visionaries, passionate marketers and research innovators we empower people to create the future of brands. Innovation is our lifeblood and kept us ahead of the innovation curve. We are proud to work for more than a third of the world’s Best Global Brands and have been cheered by the industry with more than 25 international awards. As one of the top 3 most innovative marketing research agencies in the world (GRIT), we help our clients connect with consumers all over the world.

Silver partners

BAM Silver partner
We are the most experienced and advanced student marketing agency in the industry. We use market leading insight, research and knowledge to connect brands to students and students to brands in mutually engaging and rewarding long term relationships that deliver increased ROI and transactional transparency. Our goal is simple - to help brands unleash the true commercial potential of the student market.

Sprinklr Silver partner
Sprinklr is the most complete enterprise social technology in the world, purpose-built for large companies to drive business outcomes and manage customer experiences across all touch points. Called "the most powerful technology in the market” by Forrester, Sprinklr's fully integrated social media management software powers more than four billion social connections across 77 countries. Headquartered in New York City with more than 1200 employees globally, Sprinklr is revolutionising customer engagement for more than 1,000 top enterprise brands, including Mc Donald's, Santander, Shell, Philips Lighting, IHG, Microsoft, Samsung.

Bronze partners

Mailjet Bronze Partner
Accelerate Your Business With Marketing And Transactional Email.

Mailjet is an all-in-one solution to send, track and deliver both marketing and transactional emails. Its cloud-based infrastructure is unique and highly scalable with a proprietary technology that optimises email deliverability. Mailjet can be accessed either via an easy-to-use online drag-and-drop interface or via APIs that allow developers to integrate its features within their online app or service, or its sophisticated SMTP relay. Mailjet has offices worldwide (including Paris, London, Berlin and New York) and 40k clients and partners across the 150 countries.

NMPi Bronze partner
NMPi are an award-winning digital marketing agency with over 12 years of experience in delivering global campaigns with granular localised targeting. Their heritage is rooted in paid search performance marketing allowing NMPi to apply their knowledge and experience to the campaigns they run across all their marketing solutions. Their holistic approach to digital advertising combines innovative technology and a talented team of data driven analysts, helping ambitious brands grow by unlocking opportunities and aligning channels to realise their true value.

Social Chain Bronze Partner
Social Chain doesn't believe in traditional marketing, it believes in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. The social media agency prides itself on telling a brand's story through creating dynamic, thought provoking and engaging content which is hastened through it's 300+ million strong internal network of social media influencers, pages and communities. With an average age of just 21 across the whole company, Social Chain know exactly how millennials think, listen, engage and share across social media. We give brands a voice to be heard above the noise.

The Student Room Bronze partner
The Student Room is THE place students connect for advice and information on education, career and lifestyle choices. And THE place companies go to connect with them. Over 75% of UK students aged of 14-24 visits us each year and we’re home to more than 1.8 million members, making us by far the largest student community in the world.

Student Beans Bronze partner
Student Beans are a global student verification and marketing network. Our award winning technology is used by over 300 leading brands to run their own student loyalty programmes and our publisher network helps brands engage with millions of student customers.

Sysomos Bronze partner
Sysomos is a unified, insights-driven social media marketing platform that gives marketers the easiest way to listen, curate, publish, engage, and analyse at scale across earned, owned, and paid social media.

Digital Partners

Tech City Digital partner
Launched by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010, Tech City UK supports digital entrepreneurship across the nation, with regional bases in London and Northern England. Our aim is to help accelerate the growth of promising digital businesses in the UK. We do this by focusing on three areas: Lifecycle Programmes - running programmes that help digital start ups through every stage of their maturity – from seed to IPO or trade sale; Digital Skills Gap – we are closing the digital skills gap by creating products and services that make a measurable difference; Thought Leadership & Advocacy – using data, intelligence and connections with the community, we are able to create reports and events that mark us a thought leader in creating digital ecosystems The culture is one of a start up with a lean mentality. We aim to be agile, transformative and authentic in our day-to-day operations.

Buzzoole Digital Marketing Partner
Buzzoole is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables brands to connect directly with influencers and reach out to their audiences. The Buzzoole platform gives brand and product marketers and agencies a comprehensive suite of tools to find and engage market influencers, and build, deliver and report their campaigns. Brands use Buzzoole to integrate these authentic and trusted influencers into their marketing communications and promotions in a fully automated and transparent approach. Influencers use Buzzoole to establish their levels and topics of influence and connect with brands that they want to work with for the benefit of their audiences.

Higher Education Partners

SMRS Higher Education partner
SMRS help Universities understand, attract, engage, recruit and retain students both in the UK and globally. Everything they do is insight-led and based on a combination of expert knowledge of the education sector and student recruitment marketing. SMRS are a performance driven organisation that understand challenges Universities face. Their team of experts have worked both within agencies and at Higher Education institutions.

Event sponsors

Adestra Event sponsor
Marketing ROI through email-driven technology for over 10 years. Their flexible account structure, obsession with customer success, and award-winning service have gained the trust of global and growing brands alike. Founded on the principle that marketing success takes more than technology, customer service is at the heart of their business. Adestra isn’t just Software as a Service, it’s Software AND a Service.

All Response Media Event sponsor
All Response Media is Europe’s leading customer acquisition media planning and buying agency. With billings of over £180 million across and a broad media profile across the entire spectrum, we specialise in bringing fast-growth brands to TV using our proprietary technology that is proven with clients such as giffgaff,,, Groupon and FanDuel.

Bespoke Banter Event sponsor
Bespoke is a boutique creative agency offering strategy, creative, social and production. We think ideas are king. We write for impact and make it our mission to create content which overcomes indifference. Motivated by problem solving and strategic capability, coupled with meticulous art direction and film making, we take a deep look at what makes your brand different and work out the best way to ensure your campaigns deliver.

C+R Research Event Sponsor
At C+R Research, a full-service marketing insights agency, we’ve been helping brands grow for over 50 years by delivering great research, deep perspective and committed client service. We’re known for designing innovative custom methodologies for answering complex marketing questions, high-quality analytical insights and delivering senior-level attention throughout every phase of our clients’ projects. We embrace a “whatever-it-takes” philosophy on every client engagement and flexibly adapt to our clients’ needs, however challenging they may become. We offer an array of effective, customizable techniques for traditional and online qualitative, quantitative, mobile and community-based research both in the U.S. and globally. We also offer focused areas of knowledge and consultative expertise in youth and family, Latino and multicultural consumers and shopper insights. Our goal is to equip our clients with the insights they need to confidently develop successful brand strategies and grow their businesses.

Casandra Event sponsor
As the leading ongoing study of emerging trends, generational insights, and youth behavior for two decades, Cassandra is the foremost authority on Millennials and Gen Z. We empower leading brands to see the future through trend forecasting, research, strategy, and brand consulting to drive innovation and stronger engagement with youth.

Cubo Event Sponsor
Cubo is an independent creative agency, developing strategy and creative ideas to work across all channels, from advertising, through digital and brand identity, to shopper activation. Founded in 1995 and based in Soho, London, we work with a wide range of clients from De Montfort and Kingston Universities, to Pernod Ricard and Bang & Olufsen, helping make brands stickier in the mind.

e3 Event sponsor
e3 is one of the UK’s most awarded independent digital agencies. We are Sitecore Gold Partners and IBM Watson specialists, Microsoft Certified developers, ISO 27001 certified and one of the first UK agencies to be Cyber Essentials Plus data security certified. We blend this technical expertise with innovative growth strategies to help brands keep pace with their consumers and ahead of the competition. Founded in 1997, we are famous for our work for brands including The Royal Navy, National Trust, Kia, BP and Orange.

Fanbytes Event sponsor
Fanbytes is the UK's largest social video platform helping brands and celebrities like Disney, Hasbro and Ronaldinho reach millennials through social video influencers. Using their proprietary technology and semantic data, Fanbytes marries both tech and content to help brands programmatically buy media campaign with influencers across YouTube, Twitter and Instagram seeing them now power over 600 million branded video views.

Fourteen 19 Event sponsor
We create strategies and marketing campaigns that increase the take-up of products and services with young people. We do this for a number of national organisations including The FA, Sports Leaders UK, NHS England, and the Canal & River Trust.

InfluencerDB Event sponsor
InfluencerDB is a data-driven software that helps brands to streamline their influencer marketing efforts. We help brands to find influencers through our database of EVERY influencer worldwide on Instagram. We help brands analyze potential influencer quality by providing deep insights about audience demographics and authenticity, prior brand partnerships etc. We help brands monitor the effectiveness of collaborations and track engaged influencers. We help brands manage their influencer marketing relations and efforts in one platform.

Inkling Event sponsor
Inkling is a culture marketing agency. We connect brands to culture in meaningful ways, building brand equity and delivering business success by developing long-term strategies and executing through PR, social media, content marketing and experiential campaigns.

Jungle Creations Event sponsor
Starting as a single Facebook page in July 2014, Jungle Creations has evolved into a multi-brand, multi-platform media company that generates over 3 billion video views and 25 million uniques to our sites every month. Those numbers make us the 6th most viewed media property in the world. You'll probably know us for our comedy clips on Viral Thread, our how to cooking vids on Twisted or our community based cuisine brand, Food Envy.

Kargo Event Sponsor
Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the U.S. with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo is regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: the Inc. 500 list (2015 and 2016), the Entrepreneur 360 list (2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015, 2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY 2016 award and Business Insider’s “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” list (2015, 2016).

Kogan Page Event sponsor
Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist business books and content with over 900 titles in print. Founded in 1967, our award-winning work offers solutions for professional practice and academic achievement, and our author experts come from the most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations and professional associations. They deliver high-level, accessible, professional content to our readers in our key subject areas, which include all areas of Marketing from B2B Marketing, Digital Marketing, Branding and Advertising, to Marketing Research, Marketing Science and much more.

Ksubaka Event Sponsor
Ksubaka is the next generation of retail media space, deploying interactive touch screen displays we call “playSpots,” in high traffic retail stores across Asia. We offer brands a new way to attract, engage and convert shoppers to buyers at the most relevant time, when they are shopping and just a few feet from the products. We leverage the language of games using “Gamified Brand Experiences” to engage and delight shoppers in minute long experiences we call Mojo’s (“Moments of Joy”), communicating the reasons to believe in the brand and offering them an immediate incentive to purchase the product or follow the brand online.

We remotely manage these playSpots using our proprietary software platform, allowing Ksubaka to provide advertisers with real-time monitoring of activity and the ability to optimize their campaign on the fly. Ksubaka is the first offline retail media with this capability and is currently projected to deliver 50m Mojo’s per month by the end of 2017. Existing customers include some of the leading global brands including; P&G, Unilever, Coke, Nestle, Mondelez, Heineken, Colgate, Kellogg’s, and more.

Living the dream Event Sponsor
Living the Dream is an award-winning performing arts company set up by Zoe Jackson MBE at 16 in 2006 to champion young talent and inspire people to live their dreams through the arts. Living the Dream includes a School of Performing Arts, a Dance Company, a Talent Agency and a charity The Dream Foundation. Our performers have worked with global brands including Vodafone, Virgin, British Airways, John Lewis and Pret a Manger and performed for Her Majesty the Queen and with celebrities including Fleur East and Rita Ora.

Marin Software Event Sponsor
Marin Software Incorporated’s mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world’s largest publishers. Marin provides industry leading enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies to measure, manage, and optimize billions of dollars in annualized ad spend across the web and mobile devices. Offering an integrated SaaS ad management platform for search, social, and display advertising, Marin helps digital marketers improve financial performance, save time, and make better decisions. Advertisers use Marin to create, target, and convert precise audiences based on recent buying signals from users’ search, social, and display interactions. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in eight countries, Marin’s technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe.

MMR Research Worldwide Event sponsor
MMR seeks to make brands more engaging by leveraging the power of the human senses to inform decisions on brand, pack and product. In a world of sensory overload, where more and more consumption decisions are being made using System 1 (sub-conscious) thought processes, it is vitally important for brand owners to know more than if their product is liked or not. Does the brand experience sing across all touch points? Could the product experience be enhanced by adjusting the sensory cues of the pack? Do you have a distinct and compelling sensory signature? Welcome to our world.

National Citizen Service Event sponsor
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 15-17 year olds across England. It is a unique two or three week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society. On the programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community.

NUS Insight Event sponsor
NUS Insight are an independent market research agency working within the wider NUS Group, specialising in the student market. We engage with students on a daily basis on behalf of commercial businesses and organisations across a variety of sectors as well as students' unions and the NUS Group. Our team of experienced researchers get you closer to students and their behaviours, values and influencers. Our expert analysis fuels insightful recommendations you can rely on to make the right decisions.

NUS Media Event sponsor
With 20 years of student marketing experience, no one understands students better than NUS. NUS Media are best placed to offer a range of “touch points” via our portfolio of media channels and creative solutions to help brands market more effectively to the student audience.

Phrasee Event Sponsor
Phrasee uses A.I. to write better subject lines, body copy and CTAs than humans. Question: Out of trillions of ways to write a subject line, what are the odds your gut instinct gets it right? Answer: Pretty much nil. And you’re probably losing sales as a result. Phrasee takes gut instinct out of the equation. Instead, it uses A.I. to generate and optimise your subject lines, body copy and calls-to-actions… and make you more money. You get more opens, more clicks, and more revenue. Phrasee does the heavy lifting for you. Artificial intelligence. Human language. Awesome.

Redbus Media Event sponsor
Redbus Media Group operates several highly targeted destination-based Out of Home networks, including Eighteen-24 and Youth. Eighteen-24 is the UK's largest digital on-campus advertising network, enabling brands to reach an 18-24 student audience in the heart of their community. Our Youth network of poster advertising in UK colleges connects brands with a traditionally hard to reach 16-18 year audience.

+Rehabstudio Event sponsor
+rehabstudio is a creative technology company with offices in London, New York, Belfast and San Francisco. We grow business & build brands by creating digital marketing and product that people want to engage with. Making It Better.

Search Laboratory Event sponsor
Search Laboratory is an international digital marketing agency founded ten years ago by Ian Harris as a reaction to a gap in the market for culturally sensitive and linguistically faithful PPC campaigns. Search Laboratory is now able to provide clients with integrated campaigns spanning paid search, technical SEO, content marketing, online PR, social media management, programmatic advertising, analytics and data science, as well as bespoke consultancy in all these areas. What makes Search Laboratory unique is its ability to create global campaigns through the utilisation of in-house native linguists who successfully deliver international marketing campaigns in over 25 languages.

Seed Marketing Event sponsor
Creating campaigns that students, brands & we really care about. From year long strategy and activation to tactical campaigns at key moments in the year, we focus on creating authentic campaigns and experiences that this audience will connect with. Seed have unrivalled access to UK and global student audiences including a powerful network of influential students in every UK University. Our services include: Student Insight & Strategy Development, Student Brand Managers, Live & Digital Experiences & Specialist Media Planning Our current clients include Nike, Spotify, Budweiser, Amazon, ASOS, Just Eat + more.

SendGrid Event sponsor
Founded in 2009, after graduating from the TechStars program, SendGrid developed an industry-disrupting, cloud-based email service to solve the challenges of reliably delivering emails on behalf of growing companies. Like many great solutions, SendGrid was born from the frustration of three engineers whose application emails didn’t get delivered, so they built an app for email deliverability. Today, SendGrid is responsible for sending billions of emails for some of the best and brightest companies in the world.

Student Money Saver Event sponsor
Student Money Saver is the UK's leading money saving platform for students, providing the best deals, discounts, promotions and shareable content. We create a huge buzz around brands, by giving students campaigns that they want to engage with.

Swhype Event sponsor
Swhype is the creative motion agency - creating award-winning innovative video content for businesses, brands, agencies and charities across a broad spectrum of genres. Born from a combined passion for the moving image and a ‘four-wheel film festival' called Cannes in a Van, Swhype embraced a new social video era, changing the face of our media landscape. Always looking to question and find a new answer, Swhype has been creating film & animated content for High Street brands like John Lewis, Clinique and Boots, providing regular production for platforms like The Pool, realising work in progress for Phaidon and PokerStars while consulting with startups on social video strategy. We all see the world in motion. The best way to understand it is to watch.

Taboola Event sponsor
Taboola is the world's leading content discovery platform, serving 300B recommendations to over 750M unique visitors each month on the web's most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, The Atlantic and Fox Sports.

The Cirqle Event sponsor
Cirqle is the world's first OAuth verified influencer marketplace connecting retailers and brands to online influencers, bloggers and vloggers in the simplest and most efficient way possible. Providing retailers with the opportunity to gain acces to and launch campaigns through Cirqle's global network of over 7000 influencers.

The Guardian Event Sponsor
The Guardian is the world's leading liberal voice and the UK's most trusted news and media brand*. This trust translates into an extraordinarily powerful relationship with our readers. From the profound to the everyday, through our award-wining editorial to our innovative content campaigns, we inspire our readers to take action, influencing the world around them. And with over 10 million under 35s reading our content across all platforms each month, we are reaching an influential youth audience and engaging them to take action.

The Outstanding Events Company Event sponsor
With over thirty years of experience supplying to the events industry we are ideally placed to support you with your interactive entertainment needs. We own all our own equipment and will supply everything from Photo Booths and Digital Graffiti Walls to Virtual Reality experiences and Mash Machines. We are rapidly becoming the supplier of choice for a number of London and UK wide venues due to the quality of our equipment and staff. As we are constantly investing in new technology, we are the only people with the knowledge, experience and equipment to meet your needs. .

Textlocal Event Sponsor
Since 2005 more than 165,000 clients have sent more than one billion SMS messages using’s award-winning SMS marketing platform and API gateway. SMS offers businesses the chance to build relationships, win back customers, close abandoned baskets and more through instant mobile communication.

Tinder Event sponsor
Launched in 2012, Tinder is the world’s leading social app for meeting new people. With its global reach, people in all 196 countries around the world are swiping right to connect with others, making it a top 10 lifestyle app in more than 110 countries. In 2015, the company introduced Tinder Plus, giving users access to premium features, Rewind and Passport. Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder with more than 20 billion matches made to date.

Think Jam Event sponsor
Think Jam is an award-winning, entertainment marketing agency, supplying products and services to UK, US and international clients. With a workforce of over 90 people, Think Jam has worked on over 1500 campaigns delivering a comprehensive range of marketing strategy, consultancy, and content creation through integrated services across the breadth of creative and communications disciplines, to its clients.

Unruly Event sponsor
Unruly gets videos seen, shared and loved across the open web for brands that want to move people, not just reach people. By bringing emotional intelligence to digital advertising, we help 91% of Ad Age 100 brands inform and inspire 1.44bn people around the world, using polite outstream formats on sites that people love. UnrulyX, the viewable video SSP, creates better ad experiences for consumers, improved brand outcomes for advertisers and increased revenues for top-flight publishers.

The Tab Event sponsor
The Tab is the voice of students. We are the world’s largest platform for original student journalism with an audience of 5 million monthly unique users across the top 100 universities in the US and UK. Our army of 2,650 student editors and reporters gives us a grassroots presence meaning we’re more in touch with students than our competitors and gives us an authentic voice and unrivalled reach.

Vidsy Event sponsor
Vidsy is the leading platform for brands to create mobile first video for social at scale. Our software puts brands in touch with freelance millennial creators who will deliver ~50 pieces of content per briefing. Brands managers can then select the videos they like, push them directly to Facebook and get real time data on their performance.

Viral Nation inc. Event sponsor
We are Viral Nation, a global influencer marketing and talent agency. Our influencer talent agency represents top social media influencers globally. We leverage our exclusive 700 million reach and growing to pair social media creators with top brands. Viral Nation is also a full-service agency offering influencer marketing programs, digital media, social strategy, community management, and content production. Viral Nation was founded by Joe Gagliese and Mathew Micheli both awarded with 30 under 30 for their work. Viral Nation has ongoing relationships with some of the world's biggest brands such as Crayola, Favre Leuba, Scotiabank, McDonalds and many more.

Voxpops Event sponsor
Established for over 25 years, Vox Pops International have been the pioneers in the use of video in market research. They fuse market research, video production and digital expertise to create videos and animations that tell consumers’ stories and convey research messages and insights. Their interviewing services include street vox pops, depth interviews, video diaries and ethnography. This year they have interviewed over 250 Millennials and have created a Youtube playlist specifically about them looking at social media, media in general, technology, mobile devices, food & drink.

Whalar Event Sponsor
Whalar, the only Instagram & Facebook partner for Influencers, connects brands with the best creators with influence. A Whale call can travel 10,000 miles and with Whalar you can commission creative, authentic and engaging content that can travel just as far.

YouthSight Event sponsor
As a specialist, award-winning research agency and proud owners of the UK's largest youth research panel, we've helped scores of brands, advertising agencies and over 90 of the UK's top universities win over young audiences.

Event partners


The CMA Event partner
The Content Marketing Association (CMA) is the industry body for content marketing. The overarching aim of the CMA is to promote the use of content as an effective marketing tool to client-side marketers and showcase the range of channels that can be used to engage customers, from digital – such as smart phone apps, tablet – enabled microsites, video and branded TV, to the more traditional customer magazines.

WARC Event partner offers advertising best practice, evidence and insights from the world's leading brands. Warc helps clients in over 100 countries grow their businesses by using proven approaches to maximise advertising effectiveness. Warc's clients include the world's largest advertising and media agencies, brands, research companies and universities. With 11,000+ effectiveness case studies, 2,000+ event reports, plus best practice guides, consumer insights and trend analysis in one place, Warc is designed to support your business proposals and improve marketing effectiveness. Warc - when you know, you grow.