The Advertising Producers Association is the trade body for production companies, post production and VFX and editing companies making commercials. Our objective is to create the best possible business environment for our members to operate in.

  • Aardman Animations
  • Grand Visual
  • Habana Creative
  • Outsider
  • BOLD
  • Nice Shirt Films
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Upstart Films
  • Nucco Brain
  • Strange Beast
  • Madam
  • London Sessions
  • Studio Private
  • Blink
  • Just So
  • My Therapy
  • The Operators
  • Another Film Company
  • Mango Films
  • Blonde
  • Artists & Engineers
  • Nexus
  • Framestore
  • DBLG
  • Contented Brothers
  • Momoco
  • Vermillion Films
  • Passion
  • Independent Films
  • Happy Finish
  • Angell Sound
  • Forever Pictures
  • Caviar Content
  • Not To Scale
  • Weilands
  • Finger Music
  • Art & Graft
  • 422 Vision
  • The Distillery
  • Steam Media
  • Crossfire Productions
  • Media Monks
  • MindsEye
  • Neon Pictures
  • Rumble
  • DooFeR Films
  • Seven Productions
  • Acne
  • Grand Central Recording Studio
  • Bang
  • Partizan
  • Helen Langridge Associates (HLA)
  • CherryCherry VFX
  • Stink
  • Jungle Studios
  • 1stAveMachine London
  • Clearcut Sound
  • Envy
  • Electric Theatre Collective
  • Glassworks
  • 750mph
  • Burning Reel
  • Jelly
  • The Assembly Rooms
  • Bootleg Films
  • Fresh Film Productions
  • Bare Films
  • Mummu
  • Pretzel Films
  • Absolute Post
  • B-Reel Films
  • Nice & Polite
  • Cut + Run
  • De Wolfe Music
  • Silverfish
  • Locomotion
  • Black Label Productions
  • Little Fish Films
  • Factory Studios
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Motion Picture House
  • Hungry Man
  • Hotspur and Argyle
  • P For Production
  • The Wagon
  • Ground Control
  • Park Pictures
  • ABF Pictures
  • Gotgotneed
  • MPC
  • Joyrider
  • Bullion
  • Love
  • Soviet Science
  • Taylor James
  • Massive Music
  • Picasso Pictures
  • My Accomplice
  • Scramble
  • Blac Ionica
  • Don Productions
  • Dingo Bill Productions
  • Little Dot Studios
  • Intro
  • The Sweet Shop
  • Knucklehead
  • Archer's Mark
  • Rushes
  • Th1ng
  • PI Film Network
  • Academy Films
  • The Mill
  • Believe Media
  • Wanda
  • Dark Energy Films
  • Okay Studio
  • nineteentwenty
  • Finish
  • Sonny London
  • Wave Studios
  • A-MNEMONIC Music Productions
  • Sassy Films
  • Toast TV
  • 3angrymen
  • UNIT 9
  • Chrome Productions
  • A+C Studios
  • Tomboy Films
  • Annex Films
  • Casual Films
  • Bigballs Films
  • Metropolis Films
  • Across the Pond
  • Studio AKA
  • Coffee&TV
  • Itch Film
  • Furious Music
  • Sneezing Tree Films
  • Sparklebop
  • You Are Here
  • HunkyDory
  • Big Buoy
  • Nice Biscuits
  • 76 Ltd
  • Furlined
  • RSA Films
  • Fat Lemon
  • Itdrewitself
  • Short Films
  • Burger
  • Matter
  • 2AM Films
  • Smuggler
  • LS Productions
  • Odelay Films
  • Park Village
  • UNIT
  • We Folk
  • Filament
  • Sauna International
  • Seed Animation Studio
  • Infinity Productions
  • Ursus
  • Thomas Thomas Films
  • Four Walls
  • Somesuch
  • Agile Films
  • Rogue
  • Rattling Stick
  • Armoury
  • Feed Me Light
  • Greek Street Studios
  • Blue Zoo
  • Nexus Interactive Arts
  • Making Pictures
  • Royle Productions
  • MJZ
  • Serious Pictures
  • Ink Films
  • Final Cut
  • Salt Film
  • Lucky Strike Productions
  • Biscuit Filmworks
  • Great Guns
  • Squire
  • Familia
  • Skunk
  • Spoke Films
  • Work
  • Lola
  • Good Film Company
  • DesignStudio
  • Able & Baker
  • White Noise
  • Stripey Horse
  • NTSH London
  • Mcasso Music Production
  • Pebble Studios
  • Loki
  • Whitehouse Post
  • Audio Network
  • Moxie Pictures
  • Mad Cow Films
  • Iconoclast
  • Ever After Film
  • HANraHAN
  • The Dog's London
  • Smith and Jones Films
  • Marshall Street Editors
  • Evoke Films
  • Found Studio
  • Stitch Editing
  • Eclectic Sounds
  • AND Production
  • Firecracker
  • Trim Editing
  • Rankin Films
  • Mario Testino+
  • Prettybird
  • Peepshow
  • Good Egg HQ
  • Pulse Films
  • Tenthree Editing
  • The Quarry
  • Chief Productions
  • Imagination
  • Red Knuckles
  • MTP
  • Ivory
  • Cloud City Films
  • Birdbox Studio
  • Cherry Films
  • Quiet Storm
  • Beautiful Productions
  • London Alley
  • Leland Music
  • CANADA London
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • G&B&Co
  • Creative Blood
  • Webber Represents
  • Gorgeous
  • Riff Raff Films
  • Speade

So What Happened At Cannes Then?

At the Cannes Lions Festival last week, the APA members, as always, came out on top! We put together a short list of some of the successes.

We also organised 4 events alongside the Festival as part of the Fringe, including the Location Guide Soiree, World Producers Summit, straight 8 & the Young Directors Awards. You can read about them all HERE.





Ad Land Reacts to UK’s Brexit Vote has reactions to the UK’s Brexit Vote from APA Chief Executive Steve Davies, Stink Founder Daniel Bergmann, Stephane Xiberras, CCO and President, BETC Paris, James Hilton Founder Atelier Strange and the Advertising Association 

Please click HERE to read the article. 



Free Auto-Enrolment & Pensions Advice Talk | Tues 28th June, 9am

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.

To make this as easy as possible we have organised an auto-enrolment & pensions advice talk in partnership with Jelf Group on Tues 28th June, 9am - 10.30am at Picture House Central. Some of you may already have been through the auto-enrolement process or are looking into your options for your companies. This talk will outline the options that are available to you including the governement programme, NEST.

If you wish to attend, please email with 'Pensions Talk' in the subject.


APA Show - Make History, Enter Now!

The APA are delighted to present the overall winners over the entire history of the APA Show! See below for the top categories and click HERE for every other category!

Get yourself into consideration - make history, enter now! To enter your work, go to, entries are £95+VAT and the deadline is on the 8th July. 






The APA Music Masterclass

Yesterday the APA, IPA and PCAM joined together to host a one day Masterclass focusing on the use of music in commercials. Attended by a class of agency and production students, the event held talks by the top names in the industry and covered a range of topics; from the basics of building strong relationships with your collaborators, to the intricacies of mnemonics and the perils involved in music legality. 

 The full day’s schedule looked at:

  •  When and how you should brief your music company
  • Budgeting and how to get your money’s worth with your music
  • How composers translate storyboards and treatments and tell stories through their work
  • Music legality and the importance of Musicologists
  • An agency perspective on how to put great music into your ads, including Adam&Eve talking about their journey with the John Lewis ads
  • How audio branding works and is created
  • The future of music in advertising

 A big thank you to all of our speakers, for the time and effort put into bringing your wealth of expertise and knowledge to our students.

Hils MacDonald Executive | Producer at Mcasso

Matt Wyatt | Producer at Mcasso 

Scuta Salamanca | Founder and Creative Director at Soviet Science 

John Murrell | Partner and Executive Producer at Finger Music

Nick Bennett | Head of Advertising at Audio Network

Simon Elms | Owner at Eclectic

Daniel Pemberton | Composer

Chris Smith | MD at Barbershop Music Co

Ayla Owen | Head of Music at BBH London

Matt Craigie | Head of Integrated Production at adam&eve DDB

Roscoe Williamson | Executive Producer at Massive Music

Paul Reynolds | MD at Massive Music & PCAM Acting Chair

Chris Phelps | Music Supervisor at Finger Music


 A full guide & report will follow.




APA Show Announced - ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Once again, September will bring the biggest and best event of the advertising calendar - THE APA SHOW!

The APA Show 2016 will be held at the stunning Guildhall on Thursday 1st September and will be the premiere of the APA Collection, the unique showcase of the best of the year’s commercials from UK production companies and agencies. It is seen around the world via Shots magazine and various events.


To enter your best work from the last year, please visit and upload your entries before the deadline on the 8th July! Can you make it into this year’s collection and win a coveted APA diamond?

Also, in next week’s Campaign, we’ll have a special breakdown of how the runners and riders have gone in the 15 previous years of the APA Collection….





Music Masterclass 2016

The APA, IPA & PCAM are hosting a one day Music in Commercials Masterclass on 14th June at the Curzon Cinema, including speakers from Massive Music, Eclectic, adam&eveDDB & BBH. This one day course will teach you all you need to know about music - getting the music you want, that will realise the full potential of your commercial and meet your budget!

Our production Masterclass, now in its 16th year, is established as a key part of commercial producers training and takes place annually. This music masterclass is a one off opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to get the best music and avoiding the complex legal pitfalls of music use.

If you are interested in attending, please email with your role (in 50 words or so) and why you would benefit from doing this Music in Commercials Masterclass. This day is free for APA, IPA & PCAM members.