The Advertising Producers Association is the trade body for production companies, post production and VFX and editing companies making commercials. Our objective is to create the best possible business environment for our members to operate in.
Tickets are now on sale for The Future of Advertising... In One Afternoon.
If you are an APA/IPA member than tickets are £49 + VAT.
Delegate ticket price for non-members is £99 + VAT.
This year’s line-up reflects the interesting times we live in, with talks on pushing through frustration and searching for truth; whether that’s with consumers, your team or yourself. We will be looking at what client’s expect from their creatives in 2017, and why they’re looking down non-traditional advertising paths to find new answers.
To get your tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next CraftWorks event is on Wednesday, 26th April at the LSE Student Union building in Lincolns Inn Fields between 2.30pm and 4.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
Tickets are £20.00 (plus VAT) each.
The event will be compered by David Reviews editor Jason Stone:
THE CRAFT PANEL - McDONALD'S McCAFE
Creatives Matt Lee and Pete Heyes will be joined by Sara Cummins and Sam Sneade to discuss the making of the brilliant McDonald's McCafe commercial.
THE CROSSOVER CLUB - PETER SOUTER
You know him as CCO at TBWA but did you know that Peter Souter is also a TV and radio writer? We talk to him about his work away from advertising.
VCCP HAVE 24 HOURS TO SAVE MOTHER'S DAY
Jim Thornton, Greta Wynn Davies and Laurie Ogden explain how they made a mum in Belfast cry so they could broadcast it twenty-four hours later.
INTRODUCING... SEB CARDINAL
The MindsEye director will talk comedy - he's one half of the superb sketch duo Cardinal Burns - and filmmaking.
THE REUNION - JOHNNY WALKER
In 2009, Jamie Rafn and Stephen Plesniak took Robert Carlyle up a Scottish mountain... find out what happened next.
The venue: LSE Student Union at 1 Sheffield St, London WC2A 2AP. AKA Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.
Date: Wednesday, 26th April. Time: 2.30 - 4.30.
Our foremost Brexit issue, on APA members' behalf, is to safeguard access to overseas talent – something which has made a critical contribution to the success of London’s commercials production industry.
We are campaigning with other advertising and creative industries organisations for a visa system that ensures that you continue to have access to the best talent from Europe, in particular.
People from Europe, working for APA members – either as employees or on a freelance basis- are understandably anxious about their immigration status.
So anyone who works for you who has a European passport is invited to a meeting at 9.30am on Thursday 4th May, at MPC, 127 Wardour Street, W1F 0NL, for a presentation by the APA’s employment expert, Janice Leggett, from Birketts LLP, Solicitors.
Janice will explain that, although the future immigration status of European passport holders is unknown, pending Brexit negotiations, that there are practical steps that European passport holders can take now to safeguard their status in the UK and will answer the questions of attendees.
Janice has helped the APA and its members with immigration issues, including certificates of sponsorship and visas, for people coming into the UK for over 15 years and her advice is always extremely sound and practical, so hearing her advice will help your European staff.
Please send the names of people from your company who will attend to email@example.com.
We're delighted to announce the line-up of industry experts and tech specialists who will be judging entries for the IDEAS Awards 2017.
Tomorrow (Thursday 13th April) is the final day to submit your work, and... IT'S FREE!
So if you're an APA member and you have relevant work that you believe deserves its moment in the sun - get involved!
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Congratulations to our 2017 Masterclass students who completed the week long course back in Febuary! 97 students passed the exam - with 14 Outstanding students (90+ marks) & the majority receiving Distinctions (80+ marks)! We're very proud of you all & wish you every success in the future.
The Young Directors Award call for entries is now open and runs through May 14th.
Now in its 20th year, the YDA – presented by CFP-E, Shots & now the AICP – honours directors who are just entering the advertising arena. This year’s showcase will premiere on June 22th at the Cannes Festival of Creativity. Those entering must submit one of their first four commercials / films in the category entered (i.e. animation, broadcast, etc.)
Last night saw over 75 people from prodcution, crew and suppliers come together at The Mill for the first, of what we hope will be many, AdGreen Production Get Together. Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen, organised a short presenation, outlining five easy things that we, as an industry, can focus on for the next year to put us in good stead to become greener & more eco-friendly. They are outlined below for you:
Well done to Jo & the whole AdGreen Team for last night. For all resources and for more information about the suppliers, please visit the AdGreen website: http://www.adgreen-apa.net/