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Once larger physical events are allowed, you may be able to attend some of the largest marketing and digital marketing events in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other parts of India. This not only inspires you, but also gives you the opportunity to network with the best marketers in the country. It’s an opportunity to hear the best in advertising and marketing – a forum that stimulates conversation and ideas around design, marketing, digital and more. You may also find it useful to read our digital marketing book and check out the Digital Bytes Knowledge Series on Social Beat’s YouTube channel or take our digital marketing course at DigiGrad.
Here’s a quick look at our roundup of the top marketing events taking place across the country in 2021.
IAMAI is back with its IDS (India Digital Summit) signature event from January 19-20, 2021. This year the central theme is “Atmanirbhar Bharat”. The astounding increase in the total number of internet users in rural India has recently given us a unique opportunity to establish India as a global powerhouse of digital growth. With over 150 speakers, it will be a highly anticipated event and award.
Often referred to as the Oscars of Indian Ad Awards, Abbys from the Ad Club of Mumbai recognizes creative excellence in advertising. With a grand graduation and awards in Goa, it’s an event that all agencies and marketers are looking forward to. It also organizes Effies which distinguishes all forms of effective marketing communications across India. The 2020 edition has been canceled due to Covid19 but we all hope to be back in Goa soon to celebrate creative excellence.
Exchange4media has been organizing the Indian Digital Media Awards since 2010. It has consistently encouraged 360 digital media employees to improve with the changes in the industry year on year. In return, it recognizes their talents, values them and celebrates them with these awards. It has showcased the work of many contemporary digital professionals and rewarded them for their beautifully executed digital blogs and viral campaigns. This event in itself is a great networking opportunity for any business professional to network and grow. The 4th edition took place on June 4th and 5th, 2020. The dates for 2021 will be announced.
This is a great event in Mumbai organized by IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India). The event in its 16th edition is an endeavor to gain a comprehensive understanding of modern methods and mechanisms of marketing.
Keynote speakers included managing directors and CEOs from leading companies such as Group M and Pepsico, top marketing managers from Times Internet, Starbucks, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, eBay and Renault. There were panelists who took the conversations to another level. The meetings were followed by network breaks at regular intervals.
The topics of discussion revolved around marketing in New Age Digital India and around the globe including:
- The New Age Brand Marketing Techniques That Go Beyond Number Analysis
- Programmatic Marketing
- Marketing on Cell Phones
- Video marketing as part of social media marketing
- Performance Marketing
Campaign India hosted the tenth edition of its awards on June 4, 2020 to recognize excellence in digital advertising and marketing. Dates for 2021 will be announced. Renamed with the Campaign India Digital Crest Award (CIDCA) in 2013, the property has developed over the past nine years from its beginnings (as Campaign India Digital Media Awards) into a contemporary, relevant property that has been developed including the dynamic changes in the digital ecosystem. There is also an award evening.
After 6 issues, Foxglove is once again a trademark of afaqs this year. More sub-categories are to be added each year to allow for the refreshing work in newer formats. Foxglove has grown into one of the most revered promotional shows in India thanks to over 500 unique companies that have participated over the years. A unique aspect of the award is that it is only open to agencies or organizations that are younger than 12 years old. After all, creativity knows no age.
Social Beat, one of India’s fastest growing digital agencies in India; conducts Digital Leadership Summit in Mumbai, Bengaluru & Chennai and online. This is a CXO event where executives and CMOs come together to discuss how to drive business results through digital marketing and share innovations in video, vernacular content, voice, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The company leaders and attendees would come from a variety of industries including FMCG, BFSI, real estate, entertainment, education and internet companies. The 5th edition took place virtually in October 2020 in the form of the Digital Premier League.
The Exchange4Media group offers another event, the Pitch CMO Summit. It is considered their flagship event where some of the best marketing minds come together to discuss the latest, most complex and challenging marketing trends in the global market scenario. The event is themed every year. The theme for 2019 was “Reinventing the Consumer Experience”. At the Pitch CMO Summit on February 28, 2020, industry leaders explained how to focus on buying, highlighting the challenges and highlighting the opportunities.
Digies, an initiative by afaqs !, aims to celebrate creative marketing communication initiatives by agencies, brands, production houses, design studios, creative studios and content creators, from the extraordinary use of social media to the integration of multiple platforms, from the use of hashtags to to a 120 second video and more. There are 38 categories that you can enter. Aspirants can submit their work in individual or campaign categories. There are also two special prizes: Brand of the Year and Agency of the Year.
StreamCon Asia was designed by the online video analytics and marketing company Vidooly and is a single point of contact for content creators, video platforms and advertisers from the online video industry in India. It is one of the largest events of its kind in India with speakers and panelists from UC Web, Indigo Airlines, Eros Digital, Fab India, Oyo Rooms, Trent, Dailyhunt and others. There will also be plenty of content creators and YouTuber influencers out there, making it a powerful event for anyone using video content. The dates for 2021 will be announced.
A niche award night that was started by exchange4media in 2016 is now an annual summit. The last one took place in 2020. In the world of marketing, content has definitely changed the way marketers present their brands to consumers. As more brands choose creative content to engage with their consumers, the need to stand out from the crowd increases. The Indian Content Marketing Awards are designed to nurture and recognize the talent, expertise, and hard work that lies behind groundbreaking ideas and concepts to create extraordinary brand stories. There will also be an Asia Summit at the Content Marketing Summit. So also pay attention to it.
The Adobe Symposium is one of the largest digital marketing events in Mumbai. This event invites digital marketing thought leaders to redefine their experience with Adobe partners. The marketing promos say, “Take it to another level, take it to new heights like never before, and expand your digital experience with courses straight from Adobe Digital Learning Services.” Aside from these, there are several other reasons to attend this conference including network destinations. This is the most sought-after experience for most digital professionals in today’s highly competitive era and has rightly been defined as the “Where Digital Marketing Meets Exceptional Experiences” event. Every marketer looks forward to making the most precious connections with their digital marketing pioneers and peers, and if luck permits, digital marketing veterans and Adobe leaders.
ad: tech is the original industry authority for marketing and media technology, where marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, forge strong partnerships and define new strategies to compete in an ever-changing marketplace. The 10th edition of ad: tech in Mumbai took place on October 27th and 28th, 2020 – the dates for 2021 will be announced. The summit allows attendees to explore the future of marketing and discuss the ever-evolving and complex landscape. It’s about how technology, data, and content help brands win through superior customer experiences regardless of the point of contact.
Social Beat, a digital marketing company, is running an innovative forum called “Design Beat”. It is a remarkable platform for creative minds to pool their brilliant ideas and thoughts and to find solutions that have an impact on life. Eventually, the solution nudges users and causes behavior change. The design hackathon brings like-minded problem solvers together to solve the problem with their minds and imaginations. The event is scheduled for November 1st. Participants will receive exciting rewards for their imaginative contribution. Get ready to take this wonderful opportunity to show your talent!
CMS Asia is a premier non-profit event organized by the thriving marketing community in JAPAC and ANZ. This year the summit will take place in four different cities – Sydney, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai. CMS Asia will feature speakers and attendees who come together to explore and discuss the various facets of content marketing, emerging trends, best practices, and innovative leadership skills.
The South Asian leg of the summit will provisionally take place on April 15, 2020 in Mumbai.
The 4th edition of VdoNxt Asia is India’s largest conference for those who deliver on the promise of digital video. It’s the complete experience: listen and network at the conference; Get in touch with the latest technologies at the fair and celebrate the best work in digital video at the VdoNxt Awards. The last edition took place on January 29, 2020.
If you are based in Bengaluru it might be interesting to check out our blog about Top Marketing Events in Bangalore.
Feel free to comment below or contact us if you think any other event in India deserves to be part of this list.