How to join the IPA

Whoever you are, there’s an IPA for you.

UK agencies, and the people who work in them, deliver some of the best advertising, media and marketing services in the world. But in an era of unprecedented change, they have never been more in need of an organisation that represents them, safeguarding, inspiring and promoting their success. That’s why they have us, the IPA. We are the people behind the people who make our industry what it is today and shape what it will become tomorrow. The organisation that dedicates itself to helping its members do what they do better, more successfully and more profitably.

There are three ways for you to join the IPA

    As a full member agency

    The IPA’s corporate membership includes many of the UK’s most successful agencies from across the spectrum of marketing disciplines. They can access a wide range of services, benefits and opportunities to help advise, inform and inspire them. There are various criteria for corporate membership, which are set out in Rules 1 – 3 of the IPA Rule Book. Included in these criteria is a requirement for an agency to demonstrate that it has achieved a gross income of at least £500,000 per annum.

    If you'd like to find out what your annual subscription would be, please email Lisa Jones or phone her on 0207 201 8277.

    As a start-up or ambitious small agency

    Agencies that have not yet achieved the required £500,000 gross income level for corporate membership can apply to join our Accelerator programme. It offers start-ups access to a range of useful benefits and resources as well as to a community of like-minded agencies seeking to grow their businesses.

    As an individual

    You can become an Associate of the IPA and access valuable learning and development and networking opportunities. The courses and qualifications on offer can also help you to qualify as an Accredited MIPA.

    Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about any of the options described above.

    Lisa Jones

    Head of New Business


    020 7201 8277

    Last updated 08 August 2022