Our 2024 Partners

We only seek out Partnerships with companies who bring value to our community and are aligned with our vision and values.

ALL OUR PARTNERS HAVE COMMITTED TO SHARING THEIR INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, KNOW-HOW AND KNOWLEDGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

Loops is a design iteration and research tool designed by creatives to support the modern creative process.

You get extensive consumer feedback in minutes, which is turned into clear recommendations using AI. People simply point and click to leave thoughts on designs, brand content, or marketing concepts – just like a digital whiteboard. The end result isn’t a report or slide deck. It’s creative work that’s been optimised several times with data from real consumers—fresh insight improves each new iteration.

Robert Berkeley of EKCS has long been a supporter of Inside Out and our mission to get in-house creative leaders to the c-suite. EKCS is an independent provider of creative production solutions across print, digital, video and packaging. Everything they do allows their clients to perform at their best. They do this by coupling their cross-channel creative production expertise with their creative passion, to launch compelling creative campaigns.

Canto is a leading digital asset management platform with everything you need to maximise the value of your digital content and streamline your content creation process. They are on a mission to create best in class solutions to enable organisations in leveraging their digital brand assets more effectively — driving real returns on content and investments into creative delivery.

Filter provides guidance and digital services for marketing experts in mid-market and enterprise organizations who aim to take advantage of the flourishing open-source ecosystems for Web and App technologies. As an autonomous UK/Remote agency and esteemed partner of WordPress VIP, Filter provides invaluable strategic direction, exceptional UX and UI Design services, along with rapid development using React technology. Additionally, Filter specialises in developing high-performing hybrid mobile apps using React Native.

Inside Jobs is a podcast about in-house agencies and the people who lead them featuring industry influencers, creative directors, and marketing executives from top global brands. Inside Jobs is hosted by Robert Berkeley. EKCS deliver it in partnership with the In-House Agency Forum (IHAF).

Futureheads is a leading Design, Digital and Tech recruitment solutions business. It has been officially named a B Corporation, furthering its commitment toward running its business as a force for good while delivering people before profits service. The Futureheads team is digital obsessive and proud of it. They’re all about matching great digital talent with great digital jobs. The teams are specialists in placing Creative, Design, Engineering, Product & Project Management professionals into contract and permanent roles across the UK and Europe.

Not only do they focus on specialised digital and tech recruitment, but they are spearheading a change in the recruitment sector, putting DEI in the forefront of everything they do, to ensure a fairer recruitment landscape for all.

Creative Lives in Progress is an inclusive creative careers resource, on a mission to transform the way emerging talent access, understand and connect with the industry. By sharing advice and insight, highlighting entry-level opportunities, as well as hosting events that bring talent and industry together, it encourages greater transparency and representation within the creative working world.

With Not For is a talent and production agency that exclusively represents Disabled creatives. They provide specialist consultancy, disability inclusion training, research groups and creative content production. On a mission to bring more Disabled talent into creative workplaces and as a disability founded and led business, their goal is to support clients and partners looking to include and represent disability by working…WITH Disabled people collaboratively and NOT FOR them in isolation.

Creative Equals is a global inclusive marketing organisation that partners with ambitious brands to think inclusion-first, act responsibly and communicate positively to unlock growth to reach 100% of your audiences. Their mission is to empower businesses to enhance their social impact and expand their market reach by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their marketing strategies.

Outvertising is the volunteer-run not-for-profit LGBTQIA+ advocacy group that exists to make UK advertising that exists to make UK advertising and marketing completely LGBTQIA+ inclusive. We provide resources like the Outvertising Consumer Report and Advocacy Playbook to enable brands, agencies and platforms to understand the LGBTQIA+ community and be better active allies. Our initiatives also include the industry’s leading LGBTQIA+ mentorship programme, a calendar of social events, as well as inclusion training and guidance for brands, agencies and leaders. Existing alongside these resources is the Outvertising community — a network for LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies working in the industry.

Curbing emissions from production is one of five recommendations from the Advertising Association’s Ad Net Zero report. AdGreen, the Advertising Association initiative, unites the advertising industry to eliminate the negative environmental impacts of production, enabling the community to measure and understand waste and carbon impacts, empowering them to act for zero waste / zero carbon. Provided free at the point of use to the advertising production community, the project comprises of a carbon calculator, training, resources, and renewable energy and offsetting programmes. AdGreen is based in the UK but with global ambition to enable the industry, wherever the activity is,
to act for a sustainable future.

MAD//Fest London 2024 will focus on the global brands, challengers + entrepreneurs who are boldly going where others haven’t been before. You’ll hear from the pioneers who have been brave enough to step up, take calculated risks + put their reputations on the line. You’ll discover creative + innovative work that turns heads. You’ll learn how to take your own marketing to dizzying new heights + push the possibilities of what it can achieve.

Following a successful pilot in 2023, MAD//Fest’s Female Leaders’ Club has been scaled up to provide a year-round programme of events, rich digital content and networking to drive positive change, inspire current + future female leaders, and help employers to create supportive workplace environments that enable women to fulfil their potential.

Sony stands proudly at the forefront of digital imaging and mirrorless camera technology; its multi-award-winning Alpha mirrorless system has redefined what is possible in photography and filmmaking for over a decade. Sony UK’s dedicated B2B team is committed to working closely with creatives to maximise the potential of the Alpha ecosystem in the pursuit of their creative vision and aspirations. As such, Sony UK is proud to collaborate with Inside Out and its community of leading in-house creatives, offering tailored product solutions and an unmatched level of support that is designed to match the ambition of businesses.

Partner with Inside Out to get closer to our unique audience of in-house creative leaders across the UK and EMEA.

News & Insights

Inside Out® Community proud partners of Mad/Fest 2024

In-house creative leaders are playing more of a significant role in brand creativity and marketing. We are therefore thrilled to be partnering with the UK’s largest Marketing Festival next Month bringing the in-house perspective to the programme.

Announcing our new podcast The Future of In-House Creative Leadership

We are very excited to announce that we are launching a brand new podcast called The Future of In-House Creative Leadership, brought to you by the Inside Out® Community – the professional home for in-house creative leaders.

Tips for seeking the right in-house creative role

It is a wild wild west out there for recruitment with restructuring and redundancies. We are regularly having lots of conversations with in-house creative leaders looking for help with their job search.

Our advice to people has been to ‘think like a business’. Here are some questions to ask yourself…

28 ways you can demonstrate your ROI in design

Articulating the effectiveness and impact of your design, creative campaign, or project on the business is imperative if you want your Inside Out® Award entry to be noticed.

We have enlisted the guidance of Charlotte Ellis Maldari, founder of Kaffeen New Business Coaching for agencies, who recommends a number of ways to calculate and demonstrate the ROI of design.