As chief executive of the Marketing Society Hugh Burkitt has impressed many in the advertising and marketing industry. In the 2007 he came in 91st on the Marketing Power-Top 100 list.. According to the list The Marketing Society provides some of the best networking opportunities in the advertising and marketing business.
- Chairman, Burkitt DDB, UK
- Speaker at a conference (held in Dublin 16-18 October 2002) by ICAP entitled Alcohol, Ethics & Society 
- Chief Executive of the Marketing Society
- Council member of the Advertising Association
- Served on the Council of the Advertising Standards Authority for six years from 1995 to 2001.
- Member of the Cause Related Business Leadership Team for Business in the Community