9 LinkedIn Groups Every UK Marketer Should Join

Published on: 26 Jan 2016

Joining relevant LinkedIn groups is beneficial to every professional in terms of career development and opportunity. It gives you the chance to establish yourself as a professional within that space, build upon your personal brand and share your expertise with like-minded people. 

Choosing the right LinkedIn groups to join can be time-consuming, especially if you don't have a clue where to start so we thought we'd help you out by pointing you in the direction of the top marketing LinkedIn groups, currently operating for UK professionals. 

Details correct as of as of 26th January 2016.




The UK Marketing Network

Group bio: The UK Marketing Network is the country's largest and most interactive LinkedIn group for UK only marketing professionals. Members use the group to network (online and offline), share ideas, monitor trends, post and comment on industry-related discussions and look for jobs. Marketing subgroups include: Digital Online, SEO, Social Media, SMO, Brand, Product, B2B, Channel, Category, CRM, Design, Charity, NfP, Communications, content plus a whole lot more!

This group is reserved exclusively for UK based marketing professionals and advertising clients of http://www.OnlyMarketingJobs.com.

Best for: Relevant, current, topical and regular discussion pieces and news with a diverse range of contributions.  Organiser of regional digital marketing conferences and other networking activities.  The group has 20 sub-groups.

Members: 60,033 

Group owner: Mark Lennox


The Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) Group

Group bio: An informal discussion group for members and friends of the IDM, with a professional interest in direct, data and digital marketing practice. The Institute's goals and activities are described in full detail at www.theidm.com 

Best for: Regular contributions from a diverse range of members, which are on-topic and pertinent to digital marketers

Members: 29,608 

Group owner: Lisa Turner


Major Players

Major Players

Group bio: Welcome to the Major Players LinkedIn group! Where you’ll find discussions and connections in Creative, Design, Digital, Experiential, Marketing, PR, Insight, and Technology. 

It’s the place to find exclusive industry insight and information on upcoming events and seminars. Connect, discuss and share ideas with your creative industry peers - or just drop in to catch up on the latest news.

Best for: Jobs in Marketing, Creative, PR, Digital, Design and Advertising

Members: 19,863 

Group owner: Allison Upton



DMA: Direct Marketing Association (UK) Limited

Group bio: The Direct Marketing Association (UK) Ltd (DMA UK) is Europe’s largest and most influential professional body to serve the multi-billion pound direct marketing industry. Through its unique suite of services and programme of activities, the DMA UK promotes the business interests of its 900 corporate members and drives the growth of the direct marketing industry as a whole.

Best for: Networking and knowledge-sharing events; cutting-edge industry studies and research; updates and analysis on the latest political and legal developments; business support tools; and specialised legal advice.

Members: 11,766

Group owner: Rachel Aldighieri



Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK

Group bio: Ex and current CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing alumni communitiy group. Let´s build up our own knowledge network and help each other worldwide. Join in!

Best for: Diverse commentary on marketing-related issues, especially pertinent to the senior marketer

Members: 10,285

Group owner: Yves N G van Hemelryck




Marketing Professionals Network – powered by Stopgap

Group bio: This group is a place for UK marketing professionals to network, share ideas, engage in discussion, learn from industry experts and access top-notch career advice. Want to have your say on the latest issues in the marketing industry? This is the community for you.

Best for: Relevant, current, topical and regular discussion pieces and news, an advertiser of marketing jobs

Members: 9,239 

Group owner: Claire Owen



uk m&c

UK Marketing & Communications

Group bio: Dedicated to the networking of UK marketing and communications professionals, companies and employees.

Best for: Connecting with UK-based marketing professionals.

Members: 8,293

Group owner: Russell Jones


Tech for Marketing

Technology for Marketing & Advertising

Group bio: Technology for Marketing is the premier event for marketers to source, understand and maximise the use of technology-powered marketing. Join us at Olympia London from 28-29 September 2016.

Members: 6,599

Group owner: Daniel Bell



Digital Personnel

Digital Personnel

Group bio: A group for all business professionals associated with the Digital Media industry. To be used as a platform for an innovative ideas exchange, to network internationally with peers working across the digital space and to be kept up-to-date with news and new career opportunities in the UK and on the international stage. The group is powered by Digital Personnel - Specialist Recruiters Across Digital.

Best for: Relevant, current, topical and regular discussion pieces and news, an advertiser of marketing jobs

Members: 4,973 

Group owner: Ashley Seddon