About the Marketing Society
The Marketing Society is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, with over 2600 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.
What we do – helping marketers think differently
The Society does this through the Marketing Society Awards for Excellence; its publications Market Leader, Our Week and rich online Knowledge Zone; a national programme of world-class events; innovative professional development, such as the annual Marketing Leaders Programme; and extensive on-and-offline networking opportunities.
What we offer – inspiring bolder marketing leadership
Our 2012 programme addresses the question of how marketers need to change to face the challenges of the future and will include five themes: digital, the green agenda, customer champions, Business to Business and growth drivers.
Our highly respected calendar of marketing events has developed a reputation for encouraging its members to think differently and features speakers including Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Sir Terry Leahy, former chief executive of Tesco plc.
Our member publications; Market Leader, a quarterly journal and our weekly digital email, Our Week, curator of all the marketing news, insights and debates you need to know about, from the Society and industry at large.
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 access to our blog and LinkedIn group where you can network and exchange ideas online.
Who we are
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 Amanda Mackenzie, chief marketing & communications officer, AVIVA.
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, RBS, Shell, Tesco, Universal McCann and Waitrose.
An influential 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.