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 and brands 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.

10 Jun

All In Summit


/ March 30th 2020
Cannes Lions

As UK Representative for Cannes Lions, we’re looking to find the very best young creative talent to compete on behalf of the UK at Cannes Lions against other young advertising professionals from around the world. We ran six competitions between 13-16 March – Design, Digital, Film, Marketers, Media and Print and received almost 180 entries.

The Competition brief was based on our Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and the entire competition takes place remotely.

We are delighted to have recruited a fantastic cohort of industry professionals to judge the work. Please find their details below. The winning teams will be announced w/c 30 March.

Six winning teams will be flown to Cannes to compete in the global Young Lions competitions and six highly commended runners-up teams will receive tickets to our annual summit, LEAD, currently scheduled for January 2021.

Design Jury


Digital Jury


Film Jury


Media Jury


Print Jury


Marketers Jury



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