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.

  • Strange Beast
  • Wanda
  • Envy
  • Nice Shirt Films
  • Not To Scale
  • The Sweet Shop
  • Just So
  • Armoury
  • Ground Control
  • Squire
  • Chrome Productions
  • NTSH London
  • Taylor James
  • Mummu
  • Burning Reel
  • The Operators
  • Stink
  • Red Knuckles
  • Crossfire Productions
  • Rattling Stick
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  • Forever Pictures
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  • Blink
  • Nucco Brain
  • Absolute Post
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  • Steam Media
  • Vermillion Films
  • Academy Films
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  • Aardman Animations
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  • Across the Pond
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  • Picasso Pictures
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  • Grand Visual
  • RSA Films
  • Coffee&TV
  • Factory Studios
  • Moxie Pictures
  • Madam
  • B-Reel Films
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  • CherryCherry VFX
  • Matter
  • nineteentwenty
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  • My Accomplice
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  • Final Cut
  • A-MNEMONIC Music Productions
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  • Park Pictures
  • Mikros Image
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  • Happy Means Content
  • Helen Langridge Associates (HLA)
  • Grand Central Recording Studio
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  • Animated Storyboards
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  • Beautiful Productions
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  • Itch Film
  • Fresh Film Productions
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  • Nexus Interactive Arts
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  • Dark Energy Films
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  • Studio Private
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  • Sonny London
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  • Leland Music
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  • Intro
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  • White Noise
  • BMG Production Music
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  • Massive Music
  • Cherry Films
  • Believe Media
  • Marshall Street Editors
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  • Black Label Productions
  • Tenthree Editing
  • AND Production
  • Mad Cow Films
  • Dingo Bill Productions
  • Work
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  • Making Pictures
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  • Weilands
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  • Strangelove

Tickets on Sale | The Future of Advertising

Tickets are now on sale for The Future of Advertising... In One Afternoon. 

If you are an APA/IPA member than tickets are £49 + VAT.

Delegate ticket price for non-members is £99 + VAT. 

This year’s line-up reflects the interesting times we live in, with talks on pushing through frustration and searching for truth; whether that’s with consumers, your team or yourself. We will be looking at what client’s expect from their creatives in 2017, and why they’re looking down non-traditional advertising paths to find new answers. 

To get your tickets email




Craftworks | Wed 26th April, 2.30pm, LSE

The next CraftWorks event is on Wednesday, 26th April at the LSE Student Union building in Lincolns Inn Fields between 2.30pm and 4.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.
Tickets are £20.00 (plus VAT) each.
The event will be compered by David Reviews editor Jason Stone:


Creatives Matt Lee and Pete Heyes will be joined by Sara Cummins and Sam Sneade to discuss the making of the brilliant McDonald's McCafe commercial.


You know him as CCO at TBWA but did you know that Peter Souter is also a TV and radio writer? We talk to him about his work away from advertising.


Jim Thornton, Greta Wynn Davies and Laurie Ogden explain how they made a mum in Belfast cry so they could broadcast it twenty-four hours later.


The MindsEye director will talk comedy - he's one half of the superb sketch duo Cardinal Burns - and filmmaking.


In 2009, Jamie Rafn and Stephen Plesniak took Robert Carlyle up a Scottish mountain... find out what happened next.



The venue: LSE Student Union at 1 Sheffield St, London WC2A 2AP. AKA Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.
Date: Wednesday, 26th April.
Time: 2.30 - 4.30.


Brexit Immigration Law Advice for European Staff Employed at APA Member Companies

Our foremost Brexit issue, on APA members' behalf, is to safeguard access to overseas talent – something which has made a critical contribution to the success of London’s commercials production industry.

We are campaigning with other advertising and creative industries organisations for a visa system that ensures that you continue to have access to the best talent from Europe, in particular.

People from Europe, working for APA members – either as employees or on a freelance basis- are understandably anxious about their immigration status.

So anyone who works for you who has a European passport is invited to a meeting at 9.30am on Thursday 4th May, at MPC, 127 Wardour Street, W1F 0NL, for a presentation by the APA’s employment expert, Janice Leggett, from Birketts LLP, Solicitors.

Janice will explain that, although the future immigration status of European passport holders is unknown, pending Brexit negotiations, that there are practical steps that European passport holders can take now to safeguard their status in the UK and will answer the questions of attendees.

Janice has helped the APA and its members with immigration issues, including certificates of sponsorship and visas, for people coming into the UK for over 15 years and her advice is always extremely sound and practical, so hearing her advice will help your European staff.

Please send the names of people from your company who will attend to


The IDEAS Awards | The Judges Are Announced!

We're delighted to announce the line-up of industry experts and tech specialists who will be judging entries for the IDEAS Awards 2017.

 Tomorrow (Thursday 13th April) is the final day to submit your work, and... IT'S FREE!

So if you're an APA member and you have relevant work that you believe deserves its moment in the sun - get involved! 

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APA Masterclass 2017 Results Announced!

Congratulations to our 2017 Masterclass students who completed the week long course back in Febuary! 97 students passed the exam - with 14 Outstanding students (90+ marks) & the majority receiving Distinctions (80+ marks)! We're very proud of you all & wish you every success in the future.






Extended Deadline: IDEAS AWARDS

Entry is FREE this year, so no excuse not to enter the best you have to offer in Interactive, Digital and Experiential work.

Click here for more information on how to enter. 



The Young Directors Award 2017 call for entries is now open

The Young Directors Award call for entries is now open and runs through May 14th.

Now in its 20th year, the YDA – presented by CFP-E, Shots & now the AICP – honours directors who are just entering the advertising arena. This year’s showcase will premiere on June 22th at the Cannes Festival of Creativity. Those entering must submit one of their first four commercials / films in the category entered (i.e. animation, broadcast, etc.)

Click here to apply.


AdGreen Green Production Get Together | 5 Easy Things!

Last night saw over 75 people from prodcution, crew and suppliers come together at The Mill for the first, of what we hope will be many, AdGreen Production Get Together. Jo Coombes, founder of AdGreen, organised a short presenation, outlining five easy things that we, as an industry, can focus on for the next year to put us in good stead to become greener & more eco-friendly. They are outlined below for you:

Well done to Jo & the whole AdGreen Team for last night. For all resources and for more information about the suppliers, please visit the AdGreen website:



We are very pleased to announce the 2017 call for entries for our IDEAS Awards, returning for their second year.
This time we have introduced six categories, to distinguish between different types of IDEAS (Interactive Digital Experiential Advertising Showcase) work: 

• Best Augmented Reality Experience 
• Best Virtual Reality Experience (utilising real-time engine)
• Best 360° Video
• Best Music/Sound Design in an Interactive Experience
• Best Mobile App
• Best Experiential Instillation 

Entry is FREE and only open to APA members, so don't miss the chance to be a part of this showcase of the best in interactive work, and have your work judged by some of the industry’s most knowledgable and experienced people - not just in advertising but within the field of interactive technology as a whole.

The first step is an invitation for you to send films of up to two minutes in length which explain the project you wish to enter - its making of, press reaction etc. We are very excited to to see what you’ll be sending.

For more information on how to enter click on the buttons at the end of the page, and if you still have any questions please email



APA EDITORS MEETING | 30th March 10:00

A reminder that we are holding an Edit Group Meeting this Thurs 30th March, 10am at the APA Office to discuss the possibility of holding a Half Day 'Understanding Editing' Course for some of the producers/junior producers of APA Member companies. Your input and co-operation in this is key before we can take any steps into implementing it. 

We hope you will be able to join us this Thurs (30th March) to discuss the potential next steps - and of course, any other issues that you think important.

Please email if you are able to attend.