The Festival of Marketing partners with the Market Research Society

The Festival will deliver a bespoke event for the society’s members at this year’s two-day event.

festival of marketingThe Festival of Marketing has partnered with the Market Research Society (MRS) and will deliver an event for the society’s members at this year’s Festival.

The event will take place on the first morning of the two-day festival, which takes place on 10 and 11 October at Tobacco Dock in London. MRS members will have exclusive access to the bespoke event and will also be able to purchase reduced-price tickets for the rest of the Festival.

The MRS partnership follows the announcement yesterday that Mark Ritson will return to the Headline Stage this year. Ritson, who appeared in a debate with Byron Sharp in 2017 will appear at 4:15pm on 11 October.

He is the latest big name to be confirmed for the Headline Stage. Film maker Louis Theroux, ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall and Sir Martin Sorrell are all set to appear.

Ritson will also appear on the Marketing Week Strategy Stage. New for 2018, the Strategy Stage will bring to life some of the biggest strategic challenges for marketers, with the help of some of the biggest names around.

Elsewhere on the Strategy Stage, two legends of the industry, Sir John Hegarty and RBS CMO David Wheldon, will be answering questions on the past, present and future of marketing while new Marketing Week columnist Helen Edwards will dig into loyalty and Zenith’s head of innovation Tom Goodwin will determine which changes in the world do and don’t matter.

The Festival houses 12 stages tackling every aspect of a marketer’s job. Highlights include the Marketing Intelligence, Customer Experience and Brand and Creative Stage.

For more information on speakers, the agenda and to book tickets go to