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Together we can shape the future of the digital industry.

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Why join?

As a BIMA member you are connected to a vibrant, innovative network of like-minded people who are driving the future of digital.

Gain immediate business benefit with member-only access to valuable events, awards programmes, talent initiatives and much more.

Want to raise the bar? Membership also enables you to get involved in the leadership of one of BIMA's many powerful communities - to set the agenda for your region or area of interest.

Benefits of joining

  1. For Agencies

    Let BIMA be your competitive advantage.
    BIMA membership gives you access to our unique forums and networking opportunities, designed for building collaborations and new business links. Use our events, awards and website to raise your profile in the digital community. Let our cutting-edge thought leadership environment help power your innovation, and develop your people with our learning and development programmes. Discover More. 

  2. For Brands

    Profile your digital-first, future-facing company.
    A BIMA membership makes you part of a growing community of digital practitioners and experts. Use the community to develop your people. Develop your customer experience approaches, test and learn, and explore the latest applications of technology. Apply BIMA’s work in education and inclusion and diversity to ensure your workforce is fit for the future. Discover More.

     

  3. For Charities

    Learn how to embed technology within your organisation.
    BIMA membership gives you direct access to our unique Charities Council and a diverse and expanding tech community. Work with them to develop your in-house digital capabilities and solve your business and fund-raising challenges.  Use our expert-led BIMA reports, resources and thought leadership to fuel internal change and drive new ways of working. Discover More.

     

     

  4. For Education

    Gain a direct inroad to industry.
    BIMA membership links you with the digital industry UK-wide, giving students and staff the opportunity to build relationships with digital and tech professionals, and giving your institution the industry connections that help boost course relevancy and employability. Our popular and frequent events; awards, website and comms provide invaluable PR and keep you at the centre of the evolving digital landscape. Discover More.

     

     

     

     

  5. For Freelancers

    Profile your talent and start building your network.
    BIMA offers a large diverse community. When you join BIMA your membership provides unique access to a diverse but like-minded community to grow your business connections and profile your expertise. Discover More.

  6. For Startups

    Build a solid foundation for your new business.
    A BIMA membership connects you with digital practitioners at the top of their game, so you can start conversations and gain invaluable advice. Make use of legal templates, training discounts and people-development events throughout the year. And utilise our regular events, awards, website and comms to raise awareness of your capabilities. Discover More.

     

     

Need more convincing?

BIMA membership pays for itself. Check out just some of the ever-growing list of member benefits:

  • Connect with talent – Grow your business and access new services and talent by connecting with start-ups, freelancers, interns and academia
  • Upskill & inspire your team  - Enjoy big discounts on training via digital specialists,. Develop your skills with BIMA’s own celebrated mentoring programme.
  • Win recognition for your work - Up to 2 free BIMA Awards entries worth up to £690. Showcase your creative projects (including beta) all year round with our new BIMA Beat programme
  • Safeguard your business - Use our industry standard legal templates and best practice guides
  • Raise your profile - Be nominated in the BIMA 100. Take part in our launch events and conference. Apply to be a judge for the BIMA 100 or BIMA Awards. Or get in touch to explore opportunities to speak at BIMA events.
  • Build your reputation - Amplify your expert content via the BIMA website and our social feed. Share news (and network with BIMA’s community) on Slack
  • Shape your industry – Contribute to industry white papers and reports. Apply for a seat on BIMA’s Councils and influence the agenda in your region or area of interest
  • Show your creds - ‘BIMA Member’ badges for email, website, creds deck & LinkedIn
  • Join the club - Special arrangement with The Club at The Ivy, the elite private members' club, that saves you £500 and streamlines your application
  • Learn from our peer networks - Access to our invitation-only events and forums for Creatives, Finance Directors, Client Services, Tech Directors and more…
  • Get social – We bike, we ski. we help our members build communities that bring social as well as business benefits
  • Thought leadership discounts – Enjoy discounts at a multitude of festivals and receive The Drum Magazine for free for 1 year
  • Unique partnership opportunities – Benefit from the relationships we’ve built with organisations including Microsoft, Sony Music, Spotify and more

Membership fees

Membership is cost effective and tiered by turnover to be accessible for everyone.

Organisations with turnover above £30m

Join BIMA for just £4999 plus VAT per annum

Organisations with turnover £10m to £29.9m

Join BIMA for just £3000 plus VAT per annum.

Organisations with turnover £5m to £9.99m

Join BIMA for just £1800 plus VAT per annum.

Organisations with turnover £1m to £4.99m

Join BIMA for just £1200 plus VAT per annum.

Organisations with turnover below £1million

Join BIMA for just £600 plus VAT per annum.

Startups

Join BIMA for just £250 plus VAT per annum. Open to companies in existence for fewer than 2 years and turning over no more than £1million per year.

Charities

Join BIMA from £500 plus VAT (membership cost will increase on turnover)

Education

Join BIMA for £500 plus VAT per annum

Freelancers

Individual freelancers membership of BIMA is currently available to freelancers only for just £99 plus VAT per annum.

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