Welcome to the New Academic Year, with DMA Talent

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new (academic) year.

Are you all set for a fresh line-up of events and programmes?

It’s time to get your marketing caps on and get ready to learn, network, and get creative – full steam ahead.

Sharpen your pencils and get these dates down pronto.


Creative Data Academies

This three-day residential programme will show you the ins and outs of data-driven marketing through talks, workshops, and an agency visit. There will also be a networking event to help young marketers make those important industry connections.

If you think a career in data is the one for you, then this programme ticks all the boxes.

Find out more about the event and apply here – the deadline is 31 January 2020.

Key Dates

7-9 Apr 2020, London Academy
22-24 Apr 2020, Leeds Academy
15-17 June 2020, Edinburgh Academy


Creative Data Labs

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to crack a business problem using data? Give it a shot at one of our Creative Data Labs, a one-day take on our popular Creative Data Academy. It’s perfect for those curious individuals who think a career in data-driven marketing could be for them.

Find out more about the event and apply here.

Key Dates

28 Oct 2019, London

22 Nov 2019, Pontypridd, Wales

5 Feb 2020, Manchester

Plus more throughout 2020


DMA Talent: Summer School

Our summer school is a five-day programme that covers creative, data, and technology.

We’ll introduce you to the industry through talks, workshops, and an agency visit and help you create connections with potential employers through an evening networking event.

Find out more and apply here – the deadline is 31 March 2020.

Key Dates

6 – 10 July 2020 at the DMA in London


Big Book Crit

It’s time to get some creative criticism. Got a portfolio or at least 3 pieces of work? Then join us for our Big Book Crit: an evening held regionally twice a year where you’ll get invaluable feedback on your work from a range of creatives, including Creative Directors at the top of their game. Our Big Book Crit is ideal for anyone who wants to get into the creative marketing industry.

Book your free spot here.

Key Dates

13 Nov 2019, Leeds Arts University

14 Nov 2019, Norwich University of the Arts

14 Nov 2019, DMA, London

20 Nov 2019, Zone Digital, Bristol

21 Nov 2019, Edinburgh College

There will be another round of crits in spring 2020


The DMA Breakthrough Award

Calling all aspiring creatives.

Now’s your chance to work on a live creative brief from Direct Line. The challenge? To develop a multi-channel campaign. People wanting to get into the creative marketing world, this one's for you.

Find out more here.

Key Dates

This is open for entries. Find out more here

The Deadline is 11 November 2019.

Judging takes place w/c 18 November 2019.

Pitches and winner announced at DMA Awards on 3 December 2019.


Fresh Blood

An evening of networking, inspirational talks from industry leaders, and the chance to get stuck into a large-scale interactive workshop. This event is perfect for anyone interested in careers in marketing.

Find out more here.

Key Dates

20 Feb 2020, Bristol

April 2020, Cardiff (date TBC)


DMA Talent Marketing Challenge

Find out what it’s like to work on a real-life marketing brief with this unique challenge. StudentUniverse and Tourism NT have provided this years’ brief and are asking you to create a marketing strategy for Australia’s Northern territory. Not only will the winning team receive some awesome StudentUniverse travel vouchers, but they’ll also see their campaign go live in June 2020.

We’re open for entries. Get the brief here.

Key Dates

The deadline for entries is 12 April 2020.

Finalist pitches and winner to be announced in central London on 7 May 2020.

Winners will attend a DMA Talent networking reception in July 2020.


Looks like 2020 is going to be a busy year and we hope to see you soon.


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