Why Festival?

Why Festival?

An experience like no other

The Festival of Marketing is a unique digital experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future.

At the start of October, thousands of marketers from around globe gained insight, inspiration and practical advice across 80+ sessions at Festival. Keep reading to discover more about the 2020 experience, then register your interest to receive updates about 2021.


The digital event

More global than ever before...

Renowned for the seriously impressive speakers and its unrivalled audience of senior brand marketers, 2020's Festival had worldwide involvement, from speakers and delegates alike. Delegates gained a global perspective on trends, customers, leadership and more.

Much more than a series of webinars...

The Festival of Marketing 2020 was a world class virtual event experience that was as seamless, compelling and engaging as ever. With amazing headliners, 5 days of dedicated content, and plenty of ideas and solutions to your challenges, Festival’s week-long series of sessions provided unmatched insight, inspiration and learning. 

2020 Agenda

2020 Agenda

Festival's 2020 agenda was simply overflowing with expertise! Take a look at 2020's learning.


Festival Blog

Festival Blog

Discover session highlights, marketing insights and top tips from our blog contributors.


The Festival in numbers


expert speakers


thought-provoking sessions


specialist streams


countless insight & inspiration


Our specialist speakers were brimming with knowledge to share, here are just a few of the big names we welcomed to Festival.


The 2020 Streams

Each day of Festival focused on exploring one of the five key questions occupying marketers’ minds. 

Day 1:​ 

Understanding trends​

Day 2: 

Delivering for customers

Day 3:​ 

Achieving creative effectiveness

Day 4:​ 

Leading change and setting strategy

Day 5:​ 

Driving recovery and returning to growth

What do you get out of a visit to Festival?




Immerse yourself in marketing and gain an array of ideas and inspiration to tackle your next big projects.




Learn from powerful global brands and walk away with the knowledge of how to supercharge your marketing.




Arm yourself with skills to navigate the changing economic and social landscape, and to lead your brand into recovery.




Festival focuses on issues of universal importance, with topics unpicked by internationally renowned experts.




Walk away from the learning ready to make informed decisions.




Each year the marketing community gathers at Festival to determine the best way to face the future.

Festival is a learning experience like no other, but don't just take our word for it...

Discover what some of our 2020 speakers had to say.

Read some of the session highlights on the Festival Blog



What did Festival's 2020 experience look like?

  • "Probably the most all inclusive marketing event in the UK, or frankly anywhere else I've been in the world. A great range of speakers tackling and debating some of the most critical topics in marketing, alongside workshops and new partners to meet."
    EMEA Media Director
    GSK Consumer Healthcare
  • "You'll remember why you fell in love with marketing and leave inspired!"
    Campaign Manager
  • "A must for marketers at what ever level within their business, it gives you the levels of exposure to the big businesses and latest ideas and concepts that can be taken and applied to companies of all shapes and sizes."
    Marketing Manager
    Michelin Tyre Plc
  • "Inspiring speakers with relevant & up to date content - I genuinely left feeling motivated to take my findings and new ideas back to my team to discuss and implement."
    Head of Marketing
  • "Great array of sessions that turned what I 'thought' I knew on its head. Fantastic speakers and insights!"
    Partnerships Manager
    The Telegraph
  • “I'd highly recommend the Festival to people who want to stay on top of their marketing game.”
    Marketing Manager

Festival of Marketing

An experience like no other