WardWilliams Creative
We’re so pleased to welcome Erin and her trailblazing accounting and business support, WardWilliams Creative (WWC) back again this year as a Lead Sponsor. Erin and WWC have been with us since the start and that’s just massive.
WWC provides business advisory and support, accountancy and tax advice to people, companies and brands working underneath the creative umbrella. The team live and breathe the creative industries, and because of this they understand the specialised needs of creatives. In this fast-paced industry they appreciate how hard their clients work – often to hectic schedules – and that no two creative businesses are the same. Because of this they don’t force their processes on clients, but work organically with each individual. They find this allows their vastly experienced team to work more effectively and deliver a tailored service. Get in touch for a chat. They have bags of business growth and support advice just waiting for you!
Also created by our founder Johnny, Launch is a leading independent creative brand comms agency, and works with some of the biggest brands in the world, from its head office in Soho. Since the very first Creative Shootout, Launch has handled our comms and event management.
Created in 2001, ambition of idea and brilliance of delivery have been at the core of the agency and across its five business areas; creative, media relations, social and content, experiential and issues management. And to celebrate its 18th birthday, the agency’s Reception has been turned in to a pub. Come and pay us a visit, and have a drink on us.
Bespoke is a boutique creative agency offering strategy, creative and production. At Bespoke ideas are king. Writing for impact and making it their mission to create content which overcomes indifference, Bespoke is motivated by problem solving and strategic capability. Couple this with meticulous art direction and film making and Bespoke can take a deep look at what makes a brand different and work out the best way to ensure campaigns deliver return on investment. Scott, the agency’s Founder is also the brilliant host of The Creative Shootout on Live Final night.


Dataquest provides IT support, telecommunications solutions, managed pint solutions including printers, software and workflow consultancy for all types and sizes of business. It has two offices, one in Central London and one just outside the M25. It has been trading for 15 years, employs 75 staff and has annual revenues of £15m . It’s successful because it cares about its customers and always goes the extra mile to offer the best service in the UK by responding quickly and fixing things first time. Customers don’t queue up to get support, and it takes away the pain by speaking to the big corporates who are difficult to deal with for you (we all know who they are). The team gets a kick from solving problems, making systems more reliable and easy to use and reducing overhead and financial costs.
OnePoll specialises in intelligent research – interacting daily with their trusted and engaged panel to deliver richer, more valuable insight. They don’t just post your questions. They design them. As a full service market research agency, OnePoll create bespoke solutions to all your PR, marketing and market research needs, providing comprehensive, accessible data, with a huge choice of national or global splits.
Vuelio offers an unrivalled portfolio of products and services for 3,000 clients throughout the UK and Europe, specialising in software for public relations, public affairs and stakeholder communications. With the acquisition of ResponseSource, Vuelio also includes market-leading journalist services alongside its fully integrated communications suite.
So, whether you want to influence the media, traditional or new, MPs or local government, or your organisation’s members and supporters, Vuelio provides you with everything you need, on one platform.
Ruby Magpie
Ruby Magpie is a bespoke recruitment firm. We recruit from graduate level to board level.
We specialise in placing communications, marketing and digital roles within PR, marketing and tech industries in the UK. Both across leading agencies as well as client side. Like magpies, we are always on the look-out for individuals who sparkle and stand out from the crowd – and we fly fast to bring them to the attention of our clients.
As well as our existing database, we have a large talent network, collected during our previous careers as high flying industry professionals. No matter how difficult the brief, you can count on us to seek and find the hidden gems that our clients need in order to excel.
Thinking of You


Thinking of You is a lovely new way to think of others and donate to charity at the same time.

Whether it’s happy days, sad days, important days, or just because…let someone know you’re thinking of them by sending them a message with an optional donation to their charity, or yours.

You can also manage your charity giving by donating directly to charities.

Thinking of You is the most thoughtful giving app and the future of mobile giving. Download on the App Store or Google play.



markettiers is the leading broadcast specialist in the UK and the Middle East. With broadcast experts across the country in six offices, it has 25 years of experience providing strategic and creative consultancy for quality broadcast services.
From the biggest brands to ambitious start ups, we are trusted to get our client’s message in front of the right people. We utilise our expertise and trusted relationships across national and local TV and radio to help clients navigate the fast-changing media landscape. We continue to strategically innovate client’s campaigns and our offering in audio and visual services to make the most impact.
As broadcast specialists we know what works. Our services span campaign strategy; media relations; live streaming; podcasts; audience and market research; video and web TV production; mobile strategy and crisis communications.
With over 1,200 agencies across 109 countries, thenetworkone is the world’s leading independent agency network.
Founded in 2003, thenetworkone provides a radical new way to create and manage international marketing communications campaigns. thenetworkone provides a ‘network-on-demand’ enabling marketing clients to engage independent agencies and, independent agencies to find partners across the globe.
Our best-in-class agencies range from advertising, PR, media, digital, B2B, B2C, and we can find solutions for almost anything in between.
thenetworkone also provides the opportunity for independent agencies to secure new business, learn and share through publications, member workshops, an inter-agency staff exchange program and the Indie Summit – a unique conference exclusively for independent agency leaders.
In an increasingly complex environment, thenetworkone helps independent agencies stay ahead of the curve and then successfully compete with the major international holding company networks and consultancies.
Speeding Films
At Speeding Films we’re a creative team passionate about telling great stories. We combine expert video production with a deep understanding of marketing and digital to deliver videos that tell your story in a way that emotionally connects with your audience.

With thanks to our Association supporters.

Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).
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The IPA is widely recognised as the world’s most influential professional body for practitioners in advertising and marketing communications. It has a well-earned reputation for thought leadership, best practice and continuous professional development and also provides core support and advisory services for its corporate and individual members. Based in the United Kingdom for nearly 100 years, IPA programmes can be found in more than 60 countries worldwide.
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Content Marketing Association
The Content Marketing Association (CMA) is a not for profit organization and industry body for the content marketing industry. 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.   Formed in 1993, the CMA’s members produce content for over 1,000 leading brands and organisations in the UK and internationally.
Internet Advertising Bureau UK
The IAB is the trade body for the digital advertising industry and our mission is to build a sustainable future for digital advertising. We do this by bringing the industry together through our 1,200 members, including media owners, agencies and brands.