Advertising Unlocked FAQs

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Advertising Unlocked 2022.

Where will the event take place?

The event will take place in agencies across the country. We aim to pair each school with a local agency, however, if this is not possible you may need to travel to the agency’s location. More information will be provided once we have finished pairing.

How will I find out which agency we will be visiting?

We will be matching schools to agencies in July 2022 and will then be in touch with further details and confirmation of the agency that your school has been paired with.

In the run up to the event, you will have direct communications with your nominated agency, so you can finalise details directly – to make sure everything suits you.

How many students can I bring along?

We’re asking schools to bring at least 20 students, but the maximum number will depend on the agency you’re paired with. As our member agencies vary in size quite considerably, this will come down to how much space they have!

That being said, if you already know you’d like to bring more students, please let us know and we’ll take that into consideration when matching you with an agency. Likewise, if you know you will not be able to bring as many as 20 students, please let us know that too – we may have a smaller agency that would be happy to host a smaller group.

What’s the plan for the day?

We want you and your students to come away inspired by the idea of advertising as a potential career path, so we will be working with agency leaders to develop a structure for the day that’s full of interesting, engaging and fun activities. But, as each agency is different, they will also have the freedom to tailor the content to demonstrate what they do – and make the day as interesting as possible for your students.

Start and end times

We have not set start and end times; you will be free to agree this directly with your agency, once you’ve been paired. However, we’re suggesting a ‘half-day’s’ worth of activities, from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, meaning you’ll have enough time to travel to your agency in the morning and the day should not finish considerably (if any) later than a regular school day.

Does my school have to pay?

No – Advertising Unlocked is a free event to attend; funded by the IPA and our member agencies.

Does my school have to pay for our transport on the day?

Yes, you are responsible for organising and funding your own transport on the day of the event. We will only match you with an agency that is within your local area (within 10 miles of your school).

Find out more about Advertising Unlocked 2022. If you would like further information, or have any further questions at this stage, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Last updated 24 May 2022