What's going on at DMA Talent?


DMA Talent champions young people as the future of our industry.

Our goal is to attract a new generation of fresh thinkers by raising awareness and showcasing the sector's inspiring and dynamic range of career opportunities.

We nurture aspiring marketers by providing the roadmap, skills and connections to kick-start their professional journey, and by instilling our customer-first principles, we drive our industry forward in a responsible and sustainable way.


What's been going on recently?

The brief for 2019's DMA Breakthrough Award, which runs in partnership with the DMA Awards and GRT, is here. It's been provided by sponsors Direct Line and challenges aspiring creatives to develop a multi-channel campaign that will build awareness and excitement, and raise consideration of Direct Line pet insurance.

To find out how to get your hands on the brief, click here.

Applications close midday on Monday 11 November and entries can be submitted here.


The 8 - 12 July marked the return of the annual DMA Talent: Summer school which welcomed another cohort of 30 aspiring marketers from universities across the UK studying a whole host of different subjects from Mechanical engineering to Pyschology.

Over the week the students heard from a range of speakers, took part in workshops as well as creating a campaign for sponsors RAPP and their client Virgin Media.

Find out what happened during the week here.


GEMM Agency from the University of Greenwich have been crowned winners of 2019's DMA Talent Marketing Challenge. Find out more about the challenge, the finalists and the winning team here.


2019's Creative Data Academy programme came to close in Edinburgh on the 17th July. This year's academies came to London (1-3 April sponsored by REaD Group and Code Worldwide), Manchester (24-26 April sponsored by Asda and Synectics Solutions) and finaly Edinburgh (15-17 July sponsored by SSE).

The DMTrust are supporting the entire Creative Data programme through the Derek Holder Legacy Fund.

Tesni Filzek, one of our London students, has written about her experience and you can read it here.


We hosted youth transformation agency Commercial Break for 7 weeks at DMA House and ran weekly employability sessions for them. Find out more here.


Students from Edinburgh College took Gold and joint Silver in 2018's DMA Breakthrough Award sponsored by Direct Line.



What's coming up?

The next DMA Talent Neurodiversity Initiative workshop will be held in London on the 29th October from 9:00 - 13:30 at DMA House, educating you on the adjustments needed to create a neurodiverse-friendly environment within your business. Find out more and book your free place here.


Applications are open for our regional 1 day Creative Data Labs which we run throughout the year in locations across the UK where you'll work on a data brief from a well-known brand. Find out more here. Our next Lab is in Leicester on 18th June with a brief provided by Next.



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