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

Previous Debates

The pandemic has been good for marketing

Date: 12th April 2021 Motion: The pandemic has been good for marketing In the chair:  Andrew Marsden, Debating Group Chair ...
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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 ...
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Advertising is the best way to keep the internet free and open

Date: 27th January 2020
Sponsor: Internet Advertising Bureau Motion: Advertising is the best way to keep the internet free and open
(Carried) ...
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Magazine media is this country’s greatest cultural export

Date: 28th October 2019
Sponsor: Professional Publishers Association Motion: Magazine media is this country’s greatest cultural export
(carried) In the chair: Rt ...
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Marketers must adopt an ethical data framework to engender trust with their customers

Date: Monday 15 July 2019
Sponsor: Data & Marketing Association Motion: “Marketers must adopt an ethical data framework to engender trust ...
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Client behaviour is a contributor to putting at risk the mental health of agency personnel

Date: 20th May 2019
Sponsor: Marketing Agencies Action Group (MAAG)
Motion: Client behaviour is a contributor to putting at risk the ...
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Will the UK remain the pre-eminent advertising hub on the world stage?

Date: 1st April 2019
Sponsor: Advertising Association and the UK Chapter of the International Advertising Association Motion: Will the UK remain the ...
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Is the marketing sector heading towards a skills crisis?

Date: 28th January 2019
Sponsor: Chartered Institute of Marketing
Motion: Is the marketing sector heading towards a skills crisis?

(Defeated) In the chair: ...
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Business best serves society by focusing on its bottom line

Date: Monday 26th November 2018
Sponsor: Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Motion: Business best serves society by focusing on its bottom line ...
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Social media can’t be trusted with self-regulation

Date: Monday 16th July 2018
Sponsor: The Market Research Society
Motion: Social media can’t be trusted with self-regulation (Carried) In the chair: Christine ...
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AI-driven marketing threatens consumer choice

Date:  Monday 21st May 2018 Sponsor: Institute of Promotional Marketing
Motion: AI-driven marketing threatens consumer choice (Defeated)
In the chair: The Lord Black of Brentwood, ...
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Brexit is the biggest challenge UK advertising has ever faced

Date:  Monday 29th January 2018
Sponsor: International Advertising Association (UK Chapter)
Motion: Brexit is the biggest challenge UK advertising has ever faced In the ...
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