Sixty-six agencies take part in Advertising Unlocked

IPA initiative to encourage advertising agencies to open their doors to students from schools in their area.

This year, on the 28th September, sixty-six advertising and media agencies from around the UK threw open their doors to show exciting young talent what a career in advertising could offer them.

This builds on the success of last year’s inaugural event, which saw over 1,200 people attend events around the country and led to 12 full-time hires.

This year every agency has been paired with a local school to help build stronger relationships within the community and will run a bespoke event at their offices.

Says Julian Douglas, Vice Chairman, VCCP and IPA Council Diversity Champion: “It is incredibly important for the future of our industry that people from all backgrounds realise that advertising could offer them an incredibly exciting career. That’s why we launched Advertising Unlocked last year and we are excited that this year is going to be even bigger and better.”

For more information about Advertising Unlocked, visit or email Nick Hoile. Follow the action on the day using #AdUnlocked

Full list of agencies taking part in Advertising Unlocked 2018:

  • 23Red
  • adam&eveDDB
  • agenda21
  • Ardmore Advertising
  • BBH
  • BETC London
  • BJL
  • Carat
  • Creature London
  • December 19
  • Dentsu Aegis Edinburgh
  • Dentsu Aegis Leeds
  • Dentsu Aegis London
  • Dentsu Aegis Manchester
  • Dentsu Aegis Newcastle
  • Drum
  • Drummond Central
  • FCB Inferno
  • Feref
  • Fold7
  • Forever Beta
  • Frame
  • Generation Media
  • Geometry
  • GolleySlater Cardiff
  • Gough Bailey Wright
  • Group M
  • gyro UK
  • HeyHuman
  • Hunterlodge
  • iProspect Edinburgh
  • J. Walter Thompson
  • Karmarama
  • Leo Burnett
  • London Advertising
  • Lucky Generals
  • M&C Saatchi
  • M/Six London
  • MBA
  • McCann Birmingham
  • McCann Bristol
  • McCann London
  • McCann Manchester
  • MediaCom London
  • Mother
  • MullenLowe London
  • Now
  • Ogilvy
  • Publicis
  • Poke
  • RadioWorks Carlisle
  • RadioWorks London
  • RAPP
  • RLA Ireland
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • St Luke's
  • The Specialist Works
  • The&Partnership London
  • the7stars
  • Total Media
  • VCCP
  • WAA Chosen
  • Wavemaker Manchester
  • woolley pau gyro
  • Wunderman
Last updated 21 January 2022