About Us

The Marketing Society is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its 2500 members (senior marketers). Over the past 50 years it has emerged as one of the most influential drivers of marketing in the UK business community. The Society challenges its members to think differently and to be bolder marketing leaders by supporting the development of leading-edge thinking, and promoting the evidence of effective marketing.

We help marketers think differently

The Society does this through the Marketing Society Awards for Excellence; its publications Market Leader, Think and rich online marketing Knowledge Zone; a national programme of world-class marketing events; innovative professional development, such as the annual Marketing Leaders Programme; and extensive on-and-offline networking opportunities.

We inspire bolder marketing leadership

Our 2010 marketing events programme will be addressing the question of how marketers need to change to face the challenges of the future and will include four themes: digital, customer champions, growth drivers and the Marketing Society Mayday Alliance.

Our highly respected calendar of marketing events has developed a reputation for encouraging its members to think differently and features speakers including Todd Stitzer, chief executive officer, Cadbury and James Bidwell, managing director, Anthropologie Europe.

Our two member publications – Market Leader, a quarterly journal and Think, our bite-sized monthly email provide inspirational thinking, while our weekly email 60 Seconds provides an opportunity for members to share best practice and ideas with other members.

The member area of our website includes a rich archive of our publications, white papers from events and awards and a video library of our expert speakers as well as an online forum for members to connect, network and exchange ideas online.

Who are our members

Our members, all senior marketers, include chairmen, chief executives, directors, heads of marketing and marketing directors. Half of our members are Business Leaders, which mean they have over seven years experience at director level, and of those 5% are Fellows.

Fellowship of the society is offered to marketers who have demonstrated outstanding marketing leadership and is chosen by a panel chaired by the President of the Society, currently Roisin Donnelly, corporate marketing director, P&G.

We also offer corporate membership, which connects marketing teams to our senior network. The corporate member scheme is designed to offer a real sense of progression, allowing the opportunity to recognise and reward talent internally and currently includes companies like BT, Heineken UK, Lastminute.com, Shell, Tesco, Universal McCann and Waitrose.

An influential marketing network

The Marketing Society is the place for discerning marketers to learn, develop, share best practice and network. If it sounds like the place for you, please do get in touch.