Drum Awards Festival 2022 schedule – here’s how to watch it | Trending

The five-day festival starts on Monday, December 5. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The Drum Awards Festival will bring together the best in class from the advertising and marketing industries, rewarding all the hard work of the past 12 months.

The week-long event will start live from our London studio, be filmed in front of a live audience and broadcast worldwide. Each event will start with a pre-show in The Drum Labs bar, where our journalists will start the celebrations, chatting with the judges and nominees.

From there we’ll head into the main programme, joining our presenters in studio as they reveal the best of the best in B2B, Social, Social Purposes, Experiences, Out of Home, PR, Agency Business and digital

You can now buy tickets to attend live shows (or if a show you want to see is sold out, you can still register to watch them live online).

Here is a summary of the agenda:

Monday, December 5

13:00 (GMT): Drum Agency Business Awards [SOLD OUT]

The Drum Agency Business Awards recognize the success of the whole agency, from strong leadership to vital teams and functions that are often overlooked at other shows. These awards are for agencies that stand out for a strong work culture, effective management and outstanding performance.

The live show will be co-hosted by Lynn Lester, head of live events at The Drum, and senior reporter Chris Sutcliffe. In our bar area, The Drum Network boss Niki McMorrough will be interviewing judges and nominees.

You can catch up on tickets here.


The Drum Awards for B2B celebrate the companies and individuals who bring creativity to B2B marketing worldwide. We know that B2B is no longer a bad relationship with B2C marketing.

The Drum editor Cameron Clarke, along with Lynn Lester, will reveal the winners at the live show. And keeping our bar crowd company will be head of The Drum Network, Niki McMorrough.

You can catch up on tickets here.

FCB New York client Spotify ad

Best Digital Campaign nominated FCB New York by Spotify Advertising

Tuesday, December 6

10:00 (GMT)/18:00 (SGT): Drum Awards for APAC Digital Advertising

The Drum Awards for Digital Advertising highlight the best digital media and technology in APAC. When creativity and technology come together effectively, digital advertising delivers. These awards celebrate the best of the best in APAC.

Lynn Lester will be presenting again, along with Editor-in-Chief Gordon Young. You can find out how to watch the show live here. And in the meantime, check out all of our nominees.

13:00 (GMT): The Experience Drum Awards [SOLD OUT]

Events and experiences look very different today, but the same principles that have made live events such a powerful medium still apply as the industry transitions into a new future. The Drum Awards for Experience celebrate the best activations, but also the teams, technologies and spaces that made them successful.

The show will kick off in the bar with Dani Gibson, The Drum’s senior writer, before heading into the main celebrations with co-presenters Cameron Clarke and Diane Young, co-founder of The Drum.

Catch up on tickets here.

19:00 (GMT): Drum awards for Away from home [LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING]

The Drum Awards for Out of Home (sponsored by Alight Media) celebrate the campaigns, people and companies that drive innovation, creativity and excellence around the world. Out-of-home advertising dates back to the Egyptians, but remains relevant and effective today.

Jenni Baker, Deputy Editor of The Drum, will kick things off in the bar before we turn to co-hosts Lynn and Gordon to get the party started and reveal the award-winning work.

Catch up on tickets here.

Wednesday December 7

13:00 (GMT): Drum Awards for Social Media [LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING]

The Drum Awards for Social Media recognize the most talented people, the best agencies and social media campaigns from around the world. Whether you’re marketing to a broad or niche audience, everyone now has a social media plan.

Reporter Amy Houston will launch the show at the bar. Chris Sutcliffe and journalist Hannah Bowler co-host the main event.

Catch up on tickets here.

19:00 (GMT): The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries [LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING]

The Drum Awards for Digital Industries recognize the best work, companies and people behind the most effective digital campaigns around the world. The digital transformation agenda has presented a huge opportunity for marketing, with more tools, data and channels than ever before.

Dani Gibson will return as the bar reporter, with Lynn and Gordon revealing all the amazing winners who are revolutionizing the digital world.

In the meantime, check out all the nominees here.

VMLY&R TRADE Customer Pizza Hut

Nominated for Most Effective Use of VMLY&R Commerce Brand Content for Pizza Hut

Thursday, December 8


The Drum Awards for PR recognize companies, agencies, brands and individuals at the forefront of the global PR business. Guiding corporate, government and organizational communications effectively remains the skill of a select group of public relations professionals.

Amy Houston will report live from the bar and the event is co-hosted by Jenni Baker and Cameron Clarke.

Catch up on tickets here.

19:00 (GMT): The Drum Awards with social purposes [LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING]

The Drum Awards for Social Propose celebrate people and brands making a positive contribution through socially responsible marketing globally.

To prepare you for the main event, bar reporter Jenni Baker, while the main event will be brought to you live with co-hosts Lynn and Gordon.

Catch up on tickets here.

Friday December 9

13:00 (GMT): The Drum Awards for Content [LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING]

The Drum Awards for Content celebrate the world’s best branded content. Branded content and native advertising have become common place, but what does it take to actually pull it off?

Ending the week on a high, bar reporter Nikki will return along with Lynn and Gordon.

Catch up on tickets here.

6pm (GMT): The Drum Wrap Show

Come and hear who will be crowned Agency of the Year 2022 and winner of the Grand Prix Grand Prix (Best Global Campaign 2022). Meet our judges and award winners, learn about their incredible campaigns and network in the industry. Find out how you can attend here.


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