YMS Festivals

Youth Marketing Strategy (YMS to you and me) is the world’s biggest festival of youth marketing. Bringing together game-changing brands and the most influential thought leaders from across the marketing industry spectrum, it’s where the youth marketing world meet.

YMS will enable you to get the marketing insights you need to secure your business’ next generation of consumers. It’s time to secure brand loyalty for years to come.

YMS Festivals across the globe

YMS NYC March 22-23rd 2023
YMS LDN June 7-8th 2023
YMS LA November 3rd 2023
YMS BLN 2023

Why attend YMS?

Front row access to unrivalled content

This is the only event where you will have access to a full agenda jam packed with speakers all singing from the same hymn sheet: Gen Z.

Exceptional diversity of speakers and entertainment

Our content team lives and breathes the youth marketing industry, to ensure the line-up and topics are diverse, inclusive and shine a light on underrepresented communities.

Unique social impact by helping you to empower the next generation

Empowering the next generation to thrive? That’s what we’re all about. We want you to get actionable insights for your business to kickstart a better world for our young people.

Unsurpassed networking with senior marketers and disruptive industry influencers

This is your time for networking with senior marketers and disruptive industry influencers. Build up your network chat all things marketing over tasty food and bevs.

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“I loved walking around and being exposed to how many brands, companies and causes are involved and connected to the world of today’s youth.”

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“I really enjoy the live Gen Z panels to get real and honest answers from folks.”

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“I was really impressed by the speakers you brought out, and so glad I could attend.”

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“I really enjoy the live Gen Z panels to get real and honest answers from folks.”

A Selection of YMS Past Speakers

Eve Williams

Eve Williams

CMO, eBay

Katie Adams

Katie Adams

Marketing Director, EMEA Hollister

Jackie Adedeji

Jackie Adedeji

TV Presenter, Podcast Personality & Columnist

Kellisha White

Kellisha White

Global Brand & Cultural Impact Manager, Depop

Ryan Cenicola

Ryan Cenicola

Innovation Producer, Coachella

Tracy Chan

SVP Creator, Soundcloud

Ken Gibbs Jr

Global Head Social Media Marketing, Spotify

Alexandria Ivanoff

Director of Integrated Communications, YLS Beauté, L’Oréal

YMS Sponsors

Our partners share their proposition with the world’s largest brands by exhibiting and speaking at YMS.
Demonstrate thought leadership on our headline stage or one of our many tracks to a highly engaged
audience of over 2,000 marketers.

Our Partners Include:

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Access YMS all year-round

Subscribe to Voxburner+ and join our global youth marketing community and catch-up on all the content you missed at previous YMS festivals.

Are you a Student Beans brand partner?

Register to attend a YMS festival free of charge. It’s on us as a thank you.

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