The Advertising Association promotes the role and rights of responsible advertising and its value to people, society, businesses and the economy. We represent UK advertisers, agencies, media owners and tech companies on behalf of the entire industry, acting as the connection between industry professionals and the politicians and policy-makers.


The Advertising Association focuses on major industry and policy areas that have huge ramifications on UK advertising. This section contains our work around Brexit, HFSS and gambling advertising, data and e-privacy, trust, the digital charter and our Industrial Strategy campaigns.

Credos is the advertising industry’s independent think tank. It produces research, evidence and reports into the impact and effectiveness of and public and political response to advertising on behalf of UK advertisers in order to enable the industry to make informed decisions.

Front Foot is our industry’s member network of over 50 businesses across UK advertising. It aims to promote the role of responsible advertising and its value to people, society and the economy through a coalition of senior leaders from advertisers, agencies and media owners.

We run a number of events throughout the year, from our annual LEAD summit to the Media Business Course and regular breakfast briefings for our members. We are also the official UK representative for the world’s biggest festival of creativity – Cannes Lions.

CreativityIsGREAT @ Cannes Lions 2019

/ April 8th 2019
Exports and International Trade

UK Advertising will be everywhere at the world’s largest festival of creativity this summer as the Advertising Association takes up the role of UK representative for Cannes Lions. We have a whole programme of activities planned, thanks to the support of our partners – Channel 4, Clear Channel, Framestore, London&Partners, M&CSaatchi and Newsworks, working together with the Department for International Trade.

Creative talent from across UK advertising will be at Cannes Lions 2019 to take part in the world’s biggest festival of creativity and meet with peers from around the world.

You will be able to find representatives from UK advertising on stage in the Palais, outside the Palais at our CreativityIsGREAT event space, at our base in the Clear Channel space or on the Little Black Book beach. UK Teams will be competing in all the Young Lions competitions, plus, there’ll be pop-up activities all across Cannes during the week, including guided tours of the Palais and the work that’s being entered into the festival.


To find out more, keep an eye on our CreativityIsGREAT hub on our website, which will be coming soon and will be regularly updated with details on speakers, creatives and business leaders at Cannes as well as opportunities to meet and network with our Cannes UK community. And, if you would like to meet up with someone from UK advertising, please contact one of our Cannes Lions UK rep team via


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