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How to Book

You can use the Warc Store to book your place at a Warc event quickly and conveniently.

Make an enquiry about a forthcoming conference

Please contact Luisa Woodcock on +44 (0)20 7467 8100 or email luisa.woodcock@warc.com

Special prices for warc.com subscribers

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General booking information

What's included in the delegate fee?
Payment includes lunch, refreshments and access to presentations after the event. In the unlikely event that you have not received acknowledgement of your registration before the event, please contact us to confirm your booking has been received.

Accommodation
Special rates are available at a range of hotels within reach of the conference venue. Contact us for more information.

Substitutions and cancellations
If you have to cancel your place, 80% of the fee will be refunded provided written notice is received not less than 21 working days in advance of the conference. If you cancel later, the full fee will be charged. A substitute delegate is welcomed at no extra charge. In the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances force Warc to change the details or cancel the event, the liability of Warc shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the conference. Warc is not liable for any consequential loss.

Terms of business
Payment must be received before the conference date to guarantee your place(s). If payment has not been received before the conference a credit card number will be taken to secure your place(s).

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Who Should Attend

Warc conferences give you up-to-date insight into best practice and trends in marketing. Our lineup of dynamic speakers means that you will gain an expert perspective on the topics that matter most.

Senior marketing professionals from around the world attend each Warc event. Delegates include:

  • Brand owners
  • Advertising agencies
  • Media owners
  • Market research companies
  • Consultancies

Here are just a few of the companies which have been represented at our conferences in the last year:

  • Anomaly
  • BBC World News
  • Billetts
  • BrainJuicer
  • Channel 4
  • CNN International
  • Coca-Cola
  • COI
  • ComScore
  • DDB
  • Diageo
  • Digitas
  • DnB NOR
  • GfK NOP
  • Google
  • Guardian
  • IPSOS ASI
  • ITV
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lowe Worldwide
  • Mars
  • MediaCom
  • Millward Brown
  • Ogilvy Group
  • Orange
  • Pfizer Cons. Healthcare
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Royal Mail
  • SAB Miller
  • Schwarzkopf & Henkel
  • Sony Music
  • Starcom
  • Tesco
  • TNS Gallup Norway
  • Universal McCann
  • Vodafone
  • Walt Disney
  • WPP
  • Wrigley
  • Zenith Optimedia

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Past Conferences

March 2012 | London
MAP: Measuring Advertising Performance

This year, Warc’s flagship conference looked at the measurement trinity with new thinking from clients, agencies and media owners, on communications planning and evaluation.

Speakers included:

  • Roger Parry, Chairman, MSQ Partners
  • Shubu Mitra, Director, Connections Planning Effectiveness & Productivity, The Coca-Cola Company
  • John Billett, Chief Executive, johnbillett.com
  • Gill Whitehead, Director of Audience Technologies and Insight, Channel 4
  • Anthony Tasgall, Founder, POV
  • Rachel Adams, Marketing Director EMEA, Toluna
  • Robin Wight, President, Engine
  • Peter Dann, Founder, The Nursery Research and Planning
  • Pat LaPointe, EVP Americas, MarketShare
  • Tim Broadbent, Global Effectiveness Director, Ogilvy & Mather Beijing
  • Marco Tinelli, CEO, FullSIXGroup
  • Mark Earls, Author of "I'll have what she's having" and "Herd"
  • Jeff Dodds, Executive Director of Brand and Marketing Communications, Virgin Media
  • Mark Greenstreet, Managing Director, Aevolve
  • Steve Thomson, Managing Director UK, Keller Fay Group
  • Malcolm Murdoch, Director of Digital Data and Performance, Mindshare
  • Paul Ward, Senior Consultant, Kantar Worldpanel
  • Rob Vasler, Millward Brown
  • Andrew Challier, International Practice Leader – Effectiveness, Ebiquity
  • Karl Weaver, Director, Data2Decisions
  • Matt Stockbridge, European Analytics Manager, Kraft
  • Stuart Mays, Director of Commercial Strategy, Global Radio
  • David Wilding, Head of Planning, PHD UK
  • Merry Baskin, Baskin Shark
  • Tina Fegent, Tina Fegent Consultancy
  • Justin Gibbons, Work Research
  • Andy Parker, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Leigh Caldwell, Inon Pricing Advisors
  • Deborah McCrudden, Managing Director, ASI UK
  • Paul Feldwick, Consultant and former Planning Director of DDB
  • Oliver Feldwick, Strategist, AKQA

Read the Warc reports from the event.

February 2012 | London
Online Research Now & Next 2012

Online Research showed how pioneering researchers, both agency and client side embrace innovative strategies to overcome the information heavy digital age.

Speakers included:

  • Ben Hammersley, journalist, broadcaster, photographer and technologist
  • Andy Dexter, Head, Truth
  • Babita Earle, Digital Strategy Director, GfK NOP
  • Corrine Moy, Managing Director, GfK NOP Marketing Sciences
  • Jon Puleston, VP of Innovation, GMI Interactive
  • Peter Harrison, Creative Director, BrainJuicer Labs
  • Tom De Ruyck, Head of Research Communities, InSites Consulting
  • Caroline Van Hoff, On Premise Concept Development Manager, Heiniken International
  • Emily Dent, Director, NM Incite
  • Craig Johnston, Group Digital & Social Media Specialist, Standard Life
  • Ray Poynter, Executive Vice President, Vision Critical
  • Stephen Rothman, Global Planning Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Frankfurt
  • Edward Appleton, European Consumer Insights Manager, Avery Dennison Zweckform
  • Martin Silcock, Senior Manager – Consumer Intelligence & Engagement Insights, Nokia
  • John Boreham, Group Insights Manager, Mothercare
  • Martin Filz, Managing Director, Research Now
  • Helen Gawor, Head of Planning and Insight, Steel
  • Laura Chaibi, Director of Research and Insights EMEA, Yahoo!
  • Siamack Salari, Founder and Director, EthOS
  • Tak Ha, Experience Director, MESH Planning

Read the Warc reports and presentations from the event.

December 2011 | London
Datacentric

Warc's Datacentric conference looked at putting data at the heart of brand communications. It explained how to manage data, make sense of it, extract insight, and use it to inform brand strategy. Speakers included:

  • Bill Wright, CEO, Brand Intellect Ltd
  • Dan Hagen, Head of Planning, Carat
  • Shorful Islam, Head of Data, DDB UK
  • Ottokar Rosenberger, UK Country Manager, eHarmony.co.uk
  • Francesco D'Orazio, Research Director & Head of Social Media, Face Group
  • Louisa Middleton, Product Marketing Manager, Google UK Limited
  • Malcolm Murdoch, Director of Digital Data & Performance, MindShare
  • Barry Ryan, Standards & Policy Manager, MRS
  • Lee Feinberg, Senior Manager, Nokia USA
  • Jake Steadman, Senior Brand & Social Media Insights Manager, O2 UK
  • Gavin Meggs, Strategic Insight Director, Sky IQ
  • Ray Poynter, Senior Vice President, Vision Critical

Read the Warc reports and presentations from the event.

October 2011 | London
Social Media: Beyond the Hype

Warc’s first Social Media conference focused on the journey from fiction to fact in measuring the value of social media. The conference offered marketers and agencies the content and advice they needed to make their online efforts the most effective they can possibly be, and ensure they are using the right metrics to measure them. Speakers included:

  • Martin Thomas, Author, 'Crowd Surfing' and 'Loose'
  • Mike Rowe, CEO, 1000 Heads
  • Fernando Rizo, Head of Digital UK & EMEA, Cohn & Wolfe
  • Tamarah Khatib, Head of eCommerce, Europcar
  • Matt Rhodes, Client Services Director, Fresh Networks
  • Peter Haslett, President of Digital Strategy, Ipsos ASI
  • Selena Chan, LBi
  • Siobhan Curtis, LBi
  • Clive Roach, Social Media Strategist, Healthcare & Lighting, Philips
  • Mat Morisson, Head of Social Media, Starcom Mediavest
  • Richard Pentin, Group Planning Director, Tullo Marshall Warren Ltd
  • Andrew Walker, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Tweetminster
  • Fergus Boyd, Head of eBusiness, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
  • Dave Sumner-Smith, Founder and CEO, WordZone

Read the Warc report and presentations from the event.

September 2011 | London
Advertising Research

Warc’s Advertising Research conference offered brand communication professionals a timely opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to evaluate campaign effectiveness across every brand touch point. It revealed the latest research, thinking and examples of best practice to help find new and better ways to implement and measure campaigns across digital and traditional platforms. Speakers included:

  • Mark Palmer, Founder, Maverick Planet
  • Mark Riseley, Group Product Marketing Manager, EMEA Marketing Insights, Google UK Limited
  • Patrick Hourihan, Head of UK Trade Research, Yahoo!
  • Lysa Hardy, Vice President, T-Mobile Propositions, Everything Everywhere
  • Julian Dobinson, Research Director, BskyB
  • Fiona Blades, Chief Experience Officer, MESH Planning
  • David Lewis-Hodgson, Chairman and Director of Research, Mindlab International
  • Jo Rigby, Research Director, EMEA, Omnicom Media Group
  • Merry Baskin, Planning Consultant, Baskin Shark
  • Jon Harper, Global Head of Brand and Communications, Synovate
  • Denise Turner, Head of Intelligence, MPG Media Contacts
  • Paul Edwards, European CEO, Hall & Partners
  • Phil Barden, Managing Director, decode marketing limited
  • Tony Fitzgerald, Market Research Manager, Group Marketing, Bupa
  • Simon Wainwright, Head of Future Propositions, T-Mobile
  • Richard Ellwood, Director, Brand and Marketing Research EMEA, The Walt Disney Company

Read Warc reports from the event here and here.

March 2011 | London
Measuring Advertising Performance

Warc’s Measuring Advertising Performance conference addresses key advertising and performance questions and is the meeting point for all forward thinking advertising professionals, giving you both practical knowledge and tools and an opportunity to network with your peers.

Warc's 26th annual Measuring Advertising Performance conference featured an impressive line-up of industry names, including:

  • Nick Higham, Correspondent, BBC News
  • Sol Ghafoor, Analytics Manager, AKQA
  • Lucy Howard, Board Director, AMV BBDO
  • Rolfe Swinton, Co-Founder, Apollo Mobile
  • Gary Twelvetree, Global Brand Director, Barclaycard
  • Richard Helyar, Head of Research, BBH
  • David Pandit, Head of Data, BBH
  • Paulo Alves, General Manager for National Communications and CRM, BMW UK
  • Gordon Farquharson, Senior ROI Insight Manager, Camelot
  • David Penn, CEO, Conquest
  • Alan Mitchell, Author
  • Les Binet, European Director, DDB UK
  • Nick Turner, Marketing Effectiveness Practice Lead, Deloitte UK
  • Alex Thom , Manager, Deloitte UK
  • James Murphy, Editorial Director, The Future Foundation
  • Ann Perkins, Head of Insight, Heinz
  • Jeffrey Graham, Worldwide Director of Performance, Initiative
  • Nick Southgate, IPA Behavioural Economics Consultant
  • Peter Haslett, Chairman, Ipsos ASI UK
  • Jennie Beck, Global Director, Kantar Media
  • Alastair Fairgrieve, VP - Chief Insight Officer, McDonald’s Europe
  • Benoit Garbe, Vice President, Millward Brown Optimor
  • Simon Goodall, Director of Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi X
  • Adam Graham, Managing Partner, Saint
  • Dan Hill, President, Sensory Logic Inc
  • Graeme Hutton, Director of Consumer Insight, Universal McCann

Read Warc reports from the event here and here.

March 2011 | London
Online Research: Now & Next

As social media plays an increasingly significant role in developing consumer insight, this year’s agenda included an insight into the opportunities for using channels such as Twitter, emerging mobile devices such as the iPad and key apps including Facebook Places.

  • Mike Cooke, Global Director: Online Development, GfK NOP
  • John Kearon, Chief Juicer, BrainJuicer
  • Martin Oxley, Managing Director, BuzzBack Europe
  • Richard Harrison, Director of Research and Customer Insight, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
  • Carel Vereijken, Key Account Manager – Consumer Science Baby Nutrition, Danone
  • Francesco D’Orazio, Research Director and Head of Social Media, Facegroup
  • Jon Puleston, Vice President, GMI Interactive
  • Tom De Ruyck, Senior Consultant ForwaR&D Lab, InSites Consulting
  • Guy Rolfe, Mobile Knowledge Leader, Kantar
  • Jackie Hughes, Director of European Planning and Research, Kellogg Europe Trading Ltd
  • Reg Baker, President and COO, Marketing Strategies International
  • Shirley Tang, Customer Insight Manager, O2
  • Mark Uttley, Director of Insight, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Raja Halabi, Head of Digital, TNS UK
  • Prof. Dr. Niels Schillewaert, Professor of Marketing, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management
  • Monique Morden, President & COO, Global Partner Program, Vision Critical
  • Matt Gough, Research Manager, Virtual Surveys

Read a Warc report from the event here.

September 2010 | London
Future of Advertising Research

In today's climate of economic uncertainty, brand communications spend remain under great scrutiny. This one-day conference examined in depth the best research tools and methodologies to help delegates evaluate effectiveness across every brand touchpoint. Speakers included:

  • Christene McCauley, Global Brand Planning Director, Diageo /li>
  • Kathy Dykeman, Measurement & Insights Specialist, Facebook
  • Mandy Seal, Insight Lead for Personal Care Europe, Kimberly-Clark
  • Panos Stemitsiotis, Senior Manager, Global Brand Insights, Vodafone
  • Peter Haslett, Chairman, Ipsos ASI UK and Northern Europe
  • Dan O’Donoghue, Worldwide Strategic Planning Director, Publicis
  • Graham Page, Head of Innovations, Millward Brown
  • Peter Haslett, Chairman IPSOS ASI UK and Northern Europe
  • Ernie Kim, Senior Vice President & Analytics Officer, Synovate
  • Nick Southgate, Behavioural Economics Consultant, IPA
  • Stephen Phillips, managing Director, Spring Research
  • Dr Carl Marci, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Innerscope Inc.

Read a Warc report from the event here.

March 2010 | London
Measuring Advertising Performance

Marketing measurement and accountability are two of the biggest challenges facing advertisers today. Marketers struggle to provide evidence of financial payback and as the number of marketing channels has multiplied, delivering accountability has become even harder.

Warc's 25th annual Measuring Advertising Performance conference featured an impressive line-up of industry names including:

  • Mark Lund, Chief Executive, COI
  • Silke Muenster, Director K&I Europe, Coca-Cola
  • Jerome Ramsay, Finance Director, Universal Music
  • Oliver White, Customer & Innovations Director, Aviva
  • Jeremy Bullmore CBE, Non-Executive Director, WPP
  • Andrew Challier, Managing Director, Billetts UK
  • Gabriel Hughes, Analytics Research Manager, Google
  • Sir Chris Powell, Chair, NESTA
  • Robert Shaw, Visiting Professor - Marketing Metrics, Cass Business School and CEO, VBMF Ltd
  • Duncan Southgate, Global Innovation Director, Millward Brown
  • Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy Group UK
  • Chris Baker
  • Paul Feldwick
  • Peter Field, Member of Value of Advertising Committee, IPA
  • Paul Graham, Founding Partner, Anomaly UK
  • Iain Tait, Partner, Poke
  • Orlando Wood, Innovation Director, Brainjuicer

Read Warc reports from the event here and here.

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Get Involved

We welcome enquiries from potential event sponsors, exhibitors and speakers.

Sponsorship & Exhibiting

Warc's conferences are a perfect opportunity to gain access to an audience of senior marketing professionals, delivering significant branding and positioning benefits, as well as the opportunity to interact with the people that matter to your business.

We can tailor specific sponsorship and exhibition packages to meet your needs.

For more information about sponsorship and other commercial opportunities please contact sai.watson@warc.com.

Speaking

An invitation to speak at a Warc conference offers the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and raise your profile among an audience of senior marketing professionals. Recent events have included speakers from Coca-Cola, Google, Aviva, Facebook, Diageo, Millward Brown and WPP, to name only a few.

To register your interest in speaking at one of our events, in the first instance please email luisa.woodcock@warc.com, summarising your areas of expertise or the specific topics you would like to speak on.

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