The Debating Group discusses the contentious political issues which surround marketing.
The Debating Group discusses the contentious political issues which surround marketing.

Previous Debates

Despite the EU, US and China’s dominance, the UK can still influence the global AI governance agenda.

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2024 Sponsored by: Data & Marketing Association (DMA)

Motion: Despite the EU, US and China’s dominance, the ...

The real problem with polling is the way it is reported

Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024 Sponsored by: the Market Research Society MotionThe real problem with polling is the way it ...

Printed paper is the preferred medium of record whilst also a sustainable marketing communications format

Date: Tuesday 30 January 2024 Sponsored by: Independent Print Industries Association Motion: Printed paper is the preferred medium of record ...

A strong UK advertising industry is key to returning the economy to good health

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2023

Sponsored by: The International Advertising Association & The Advertising Association Motion: A strong UK advertising ...

Late Payments By Large Companies To Small Businesses Should Be Subject To Legislation

Date: 11th July 2023 Sponsored by Alliance of Independent Agencies Motion: Late payments by large companies to small businesses should ...

Artificial Intelligence is less threatening to public relations and marketing practitioners than the lack of professional development across both industries

Date: 24th May 2023 Sponsored by Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute of Public Relations Motion: Artificial Intelligence is ...

Promotional Merchandise is the medium which forges the most effective and long-termemotional relationship with its audience

Date: 28th March 2023 Sponsored by British Promotional Merchandise Association Motion: Promotional Merchandise is the medium which forges the
most effective and ...

The Metaverse provides a unique opportunity for the advertising community to reach a whole new audience

Wednesday 30th November 2022 Sponsored by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. Motion: “The Metaverse provides a unique opportunity for ...

Industry co-regulation will protect consumers more than an Information Commissioner fine ever could

Date: 25th October 2022 Sponsored by the Data & Marketing Association Motion: “Industry co-regulation will protect consumers more than an ...

The Government’s ‘Global Britain’ ambitions currently far outstrip the abilities of the UK’s talent pool

Date: 24th May 2022

Jointly sponsored by the Advertising Association and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Motion: The Government’s ‘Global ...

The pandemic has been good for marketing

Date: 12th April 2021 Motion: The pandemic has been good for marketing (defeated) In the chair: Andrew Marsden, Debating Group ...

Digital communication is more important than ever in building brands

Date: 9th November 2020 Motion: Digital communication is more important than ever in building brands (Defeated) In the chair: Dean ...