The Independent Agency Community Join Forces to Help Boost UK Marketing

For the very first time, Pimento, the Alliance of Independent Agencies and Agencynomics are coming together to create an event designed to support and promote the UK’s Independent Marketing Agency Community.

This Conference features a host of World Class speakers drawn from the world of marketing to discuss how independents can continue to thrive with a focus on the three core pillars of People, Purpose and Performance.

Rankin, British photographer, publisher, film director and head of the eponymous agency RANKIN, is one of a number of headline speakers, who will discuss creativity with Andrew Bloch, co-Founder of Frank and most recently boutique consultancy, Andrew Bloch & Associates, along with Victoria Fox, CEO of the AAR.

Suki Thompson, serial entrepreneur and founder of Oystercatchers and Let’s Reset, will help the 200 strong audience of agency leaders understand how best to improve workplace wellbeing.

James Murphy, co-founder and CEO of New Commercial Arts, will be imparting his experience of setting up a new independent agency during the pandemic.

Whilst Rohit Talwar, the global futurist, strategic advisor and award-winning keynote speaker on emerging change, will give some insights on the future world of marketing and its societal impact.

Stephen Knight Chairman & CEO of Pimento said “This Conference brings together the most influential thinkers in the business today at a time of significant change for the industry. Delegates, colleagues, members and guests will get the opportunity to learn from our speakers and their peers with a series of networking opportunities throughout the day. It’s going to be a great event.”

The UK Indy scene is thriving with a spate of Global appointments in recent months by some of the UK and the World’s largest brands. Post Covid, larger brands are awarding the Indies with their business, realising the benefits of the smaller or specialist, more agile and independent agencies, regardless of geography or the need for global networks.

About the creators

Pimento, founded in 2005, is the UK’s leading independent agency network with over 150 members. Their work promotes the experience, skills and strengths of the independents, by bringing them together to create tailor-made marketing solutions for clients.

The Alliance of Independent Agencies brings the best and most forward-thinking independent agencies together to access the tools, resources, community, training and guidance to keep their offering as brilliant as their ideas, and to maximise the return on their own energy, persistence, commitment and hard work.

Agencynomics is an organisation dedicated to supporting the now, next and future of agencies through a free community and through events. They believe that when many agency minds are working as one, they overcome challenges and find better solutions, faster.

The conference is sponsored by Forecast, an AI-native platform that represents the most advanced technology ever applied to managing finances, resources and projects.

Notes to Editors


The UK Independent Agencies Conference will take place at the Montcalm Marble Arch Hotel, London, on Thursday 22nd September 2022. It will be an all-day live event with first-class speakers, an exhibition of professional services to the marketing agency industry, and plenty of networking opportunities with refreshments provided. Tickets start at £195 for members at the Early Bird rate.

More information of each of our speakers can be found here

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About Pimento

Pimento is the UK’s leading independent marketing & communications agency network. A fully integrated communications agency, supported by the UK’s largest community of independent agencies and consultants. As a result, we are able to tailor teams and responses to clients' specific needs. We firmly believe that flexibility can help drive your profitability.

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