Now in its third year in Europe, Advertising Week is a hybrid of inspiring thought leadership featuring the world's best and brightest with engaging special events that galvanize targeted constituencies. Advertising Week Europe draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a laser focus on key business drivers that shape and influence the global industry.

Attending Aw

The world's premier gathering of marketing and communication leaders
Now in its third year in Europe, Advertising Week is a hybrid of inspiring thought leadership featuring the world's best and brightest with engaging special events that galvanize targeted constituencies. Advertising Week Europe draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a laser focus on key business drivers that shape and influence the global industry.
a week long assembly of the industry's best & brightest Thought Leaders.
a dedicated forum for elite brand marketers, creative visionaries and dynamic media leaders and influencers to share wisdom and success - Paving the Way Forward.
an immersive, accessible experience for the industry which is uplifting
and creates excitement to both engage the present and Inspire the Future.
a springboard to create growth, attract and nurture talent and Generate Success.
a positive platform while not "delusional" this is very much about something Positive.


  • Kathleen SaxtonThe Lighthouse Company
    Kathleen Saxton
    Chairman of the Advisory Council, AW Europe
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Lighthouse Company

    I spent the first nine years of my career in media sales roles at Sky Television, Capital Radio, Emap Advertising and Carlton Screen, selling ideas and airtime to the major London agencies and blue chip clients. In 2000, I joined the much celebrated planning agency PHD, as Business Development Director, working with the legendary founding partners, spending four wonderful years helping to develop the business and learning the new rules of operational management. In 2004, I joined Saatchi and Saatchi as their board Marketing Director, completing my full 360 degree journey in the industry, as part of the dynamic but tough change management team developing and broadening Saatchi’s offerings to clients to reflect the needs of today.

    Towards the end of 2005 I joined Fru Hazlitt at Virgin Radio as Director of Strategy and Planning where I led the valuation of the national licences, directed future business and platform strategy and managed the research, legal and planning teams. It was at this point my unswerving impatience finally got the better of me and I realised it was time to run my own business.

    After a long-term flirtation with the idea of professional headhunting, I became a founding partner and shareholder at Grace Blue, bringing my lateral and diverse experience to the team. Grace Blue quickly became a profitable and successful headhunting firm and I felt I had found my home both as a headhunter and a striving entrepreneur.

    In late 2009, it was clear the world was changing at a pace we had never experienced before. Clients were frustrated by historical headhunting practices and ambitious talent was looking for a more personal and intimate service. With the combination of the digital explosion, economic meltdown and changing talent demands a whole new approach to finding leaders was required.

    I set up The Lighthouse Company with a vision to create the modern headhunting firm that clients have been asking for. Our aim is to pioneer consistently in the area of true senior talent representation – offering a highly personal, bespoke “agent representation” model to the true leaders of today and delivering exceptional and insightful headhunting, built on trust, candour, authenticity and lateral thought to our clients.

    We are now blessed to represent some of the most talented individuals globally and ensure they connect to and flourish within visionary, brave and ambitious clients. We work with all the six major advertising networks, hyper growth businesses such as Vevo, Linked In, Facebook and EA and Media, Creative, PR, Research, Management Consultancy, Film, Hospitality, Gaming, Mobile, Data, Apps, and Content businesses. We are equally as potent working with established or start-up businesses – all at C suite level.

    I passionately believe that a career should be an on-going journey of inspirational, surprising and courageous episodes. For my part, our entire focus is to ensure The Lighthouse is and will become for many, the place to come to realise and advance their professional future.

    In 2013 after five years of attending and speaking at the inspiring Advertising Week event in New York, I decided the time was right for something similar in Europe. Together with Matt Scheckner and Stillwell Partners we launched Advertising Week Europe – a week of thought leadership and celebration held at a range of iconic and inspirational venues across London. The event has been an explosive success, uniting the entire advertising industry and attracting 14,000 delegates in year one and 23,000 in year two.

    I am a psychotherapy graduate from Regents University and continue my clinical studies at CCPE. I am also an accredited psychometric evaluator with StrengthScope. I hold a non exec directorship with Bigballs Films, am a regular contributor in the Government Speakers for schools programme encouraging school leavers to realise their true potential and I am also the president of the Centre for separated families. I am also a frequent and a passionate speaker on the matter of leadership within the digital age.

    I now live in Hampstead, with my two children Ned and Nancy (both soon to be leaving school) and play the flute and piano given any opportunity and my greatest hobby is live music.
  • Julian Lloyd EvansDennis Publishing
    Julian Lloyd Evans
    Co-Chairman of the Advisory Council, AW Europe
    Managing Director of Advertising Sales

    “It is amazing what you can achieve if you do not care who gets the credit”
    - Harry S Truman, 1884 - 1972, US President

    Julian is the Managing Director of Advertising Sales at Dennis Publishing as well as working across a number of media related companies across the globe.

    Having joined Dennis Publishing as a Sales Executive in 1996, Julian has developed a passion for people development and training, and Dennis Publishing was winner of Best Publisher for New Talent in 2014.

    Julian’s other interests include media and entrepreneurialism and he is the Chairman of the PPA Marketing Board in the UK which represents the UK magazine industry and is also a regular contributor to the UK start-up scene. Julian is particularly interested in international media, content creation and the creative development of media where he has started, managed and sold a number of companies. Julian is also part of the Advertising Week Europe Advisory Board.

    Julian’s passions are…..sales professionalism, entrepreneurism, charities, tech development, training and limbo dancing.
  • Paul BainsfairIPA
    Paul Bainsfair

    Paul’s advertising career began at Saatchi & Saatchi in 1977 where he started as an account executive. Ten years later was made CEO of the Charlotte Street shop.

    In 1991 he co-founded Bainsfair Sharkey Trott with John Sharkey and Dave Trott.

    In 1998 BST was acquired by Omnicom and merged with TBWA where Paul became Chairman of TBWA UK and President TBWA Europe.

    In 2009 he became Chairman of Iris Worldwide, the UK’s largest independent integrated network. Paul has also been the Non-Exec Chairman ofLean Mean Fighting Machine.

    In 2011 Paul succeeded Hamish Pringle as Director-General of The IPA.

    Paul sits on the boards of RAJAR/ASBOF/BASBOF/ BARB/ Iris and Advertising Week (Europe).

    He describes himself as an adman and a farmer. He is married to Sophie and has three children, Bruno, Ted and Phoebe. They live in Holland Park and Wiltshire.
  • Nick BamptonChannel 5
    Nick Bampton
    Commercial Sales Director

    Nick started his career at Thames Television in 1990 and worked for Young and Rubicam and Channel 5 before joining Viacom Brand Solutions in 2001 - firstly as Sales Director and then two years later he was promoted to Managing Director. During his 8 years there, VBS became both commercially and creatively successful growing advertising revenue significantly and winning many awards including Media Week Sales Team of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and Campaign’s TV Sales Team of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

    In 2010, Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell bought Channel 5 from RTL for £103m and Nick joined with a brief to turnaround the team’s fortunes. He implemented a commercial and editorial strategy bringing agencies and advertisers much closer to content. Over a 3 year period, Channel grew its commercial sales revenues by a market beating 30% and Channel 5 became profitable. In April 2014 Northern and Shell sold Channel 5 to Viacom for £463M.

    Nick is currently working with the new owners on the integration plan having got EU approval for the deal in September. Nick is married, has two children aged 11 and 8 and a dog, supports Chelsea and plays golf less often than he’d like.
  • Amanda BerryBAFTA
    Amanda Berry
    Chief Executive

    Amanda was appointed Director of Development and Events of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in October 1998 and in December 2000 became its Chief Executive. Amanda was awarded an OBE for services to the film industry in 2009 and has received recognition in The Times’ British Film Power 100, the Women in Film and Television Power List and Women: Inspiration & Enterprise’s Power 50.

    Amanda has been instrumental in the major changes BAFTA has undergone in recent years. She has successfully positioned the organisation as the pre-eminent charitable body that educates, promotes and rewards excellence in the art forms of the moving image, and defined the modern, forward-looking charity as one of the most influential institutions in the arts today.

    Amanda is publicly credited with positioning BAFTA’s annual Film Awards ceremony as one of the most important of its kind in the world. With branches in Los Angeles, New York, Scotland and Wales and recent activity extending into Asia, BAFTA’s charitable message is now communicated to a global audience.

    Under her leadership, BAFTA’s other major awards ceremonies – Television, Games, Children’s and Television Craft – and its year-round learning and events programme have continued to grow in stature. BAFTA delivers over 250 events a year with many being filmed and made freely available via the BAFTA Guru website, cementing the organisation’s reputation as the touchstone for inspiration and information.

    Prior to joining BAFTA, Amanda worked as a theatrical agent and in television production. She was a company director at Duncan Heath Associates (part of the ICM group) between 1982 and 1988. Her television career began in 1989 when she worked at LWT. From 1990, Amanda worked extensively as a producer and development executive for Scottish Television Enterprises, both in Glasgow and in London, where her credits included three BAFTA ceremonies.

  • Robert BridgeYahoo
    Robert Bridge
    VP of International Marketing

    Robert Bridge, is Vice President of International Marketing at Yahoo and has worked for the Company since 2010. Robert is responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and operations, which includes consumer and B2B marketing, across EMEA, LATAM, India, South East Asia and Canada. Before heading up International Marketing at Yahoo, Robert oversaw Marketing for the EMEA region, including Research and Public Relations. Prior to that, Robert was responsible for the EMEA B2B marketing activities, which aimed to engage with agencies, advertisers and partners.

    Prior to joining Yahoo, Robert was Global Marketing Director at Phorm, a personalisation technology company, where he was responsible for their worldwide trade and consumer marketing. He also worked in the US as Vice-President of Marketing and Business development for Transit TV, a digital out-of-home company and US-based division of the Torstar Corporation. Before working in the US for Transit TV, Robert was the Strategic Development Manager for the digital division of the Telegraph group, where he introduced some of the first pay-walls within digital media.

    His first job after graduating was on the John Lewis management programme. Robert received a BSC with Honours in Environmental Biology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.
  • Adam BullockCONTENTed (Digital Media)
    Adam Bullock
    Co-founder & Director

    Adam is Co-founder and creator of CONTENTed digital media in February of this year. After a successful 20 year career in PLC, Adam and his business partner (Moz Dee) created a Content marketing and IP business. The business has initial funding from HNW including city heavyweights such as Jon Molton, Bob Benton and Sports entrepreneur Jon Smith. Founding clients include Satellite Information Services (SIS), Sky Media, AMSCREEN, BWIN and Kia.

    Adam joined UTV as Sponsorship and Promotions Director in July 2004. He was instrumental in the development of the model that has made talkSPORT one of the most commercially successful media brands in the U.K. Progressing to Sales Director and then latterly Managing Director. Adam was responsible for the acquisition of Sport Magazine in June 2009, which has received much editorial and critical acclaim and moved it into significant profit in the first year of ownership. Adam operated in a dual role of MD for UTV Pitch (The commercial arm of Sport and Ts) and Sport Magazine.

    As part of the UTV Plc Executive team, Adam’s role was to drive Revenue and Audience Growth, Mergers and Acquisition, Sports Rights and Talent, People and Culture.

    Prior to joining UTV Adam worked in variety of roles with EMAP plc. Starting on the Launch of Kiss 100 from pirate to a licensed broadcaster. Then onto a number of cross media roles stretching brands such as FHM, Smash Hits, Heat, Kerrang and Empire into TV, Digital, Event and brand licensing. Commercial content is at the centre of everything he has achieved. Adam was on the commercial board of directors for the RAB from 2006 to 2008 and is a founder member of the NABS 100 club.

    Adam is a husband and a father of two girls. He is a keen runner with a passion for Music, Sport, Food and travel. He can be found presiding on the Kings road every other Saturday in anticipation of his beloved Chelsea.
  • David Buonaguidi
    David Buonaguidi
    Gardener. Motorcyclist. Idealist.

    Dave started in advertising in the mid 80’s, working at a variety of agencies before founding the worlds first advertising co-operative, St.Luke’s in the 90’s.

    He then worked client-side as creative director at Channel4 laying the egg that became 4 Creative.

    He founded Karmarama in 2000. And resigned in July 2014 to do something new.

    Dave’s got 4 motorcycles, 1 wife, 1 lizard called Gary, 2 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog, 5 guns and used to play cricket for Italy.
  • Darren ChildsUKTV
    Darren Childs

    With a prestigious career in broadcast media spanning the globe and two decades, Darren has delivered growth across large media portfolios around the world.

    Darren joined UKTV, the multi-award winning media company which reaches 42 million viewers per month, in September 2010 with the primary objective of driving the profitability and development of the multiplatform network. UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive.

    Before starting at UKTV, Darren was Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Global Channels. Under Darren's leadership, BBC Worldwide Channels achieved dramatic expansion and enjoyed its most successful year in 2009/2010, with record sales and profits. During this time, he was a member of BBC Worldwide's Board and Executive Committee Team, and also sat on the UKTV Board.

    Prior to BBC Worldwide, Darren was Senior Vice President, International Networks for Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI), EMEA; spent several years in Asia, first as Director of Programming for MTV Asia and then as Director of Business Development at Channel V (part of the STAR TV platform).

    He has also sat on the non-executive board for HBO Europe.
  • Claudine CollinsMediaCom UK
    Claudine Collins
    Managing Director

    Claudine Collins is the Managing Director of MediaCom, the largest media planning and buying agency in the UK. With over 200 clients, and 800 staff her role is to ensure the smooth running of the agency on a day to day basis and ensure staff welfare. She also ensures that the Managing Partners in the agency and their departments deliver the best client service and help to facilitate better connections particularly between media owners and clients. She has been in the industry for 25 years, forging strong, high level relationships with the media and has worked on a variety of clients. She started at Squires Robertson Gill, before moving to CIA and then in 1995 was headhunted by The Media Business to work in the press department. In 1998 she became the head of Press for MediaCom overseeing £300million of press advertising. In 2008 she was promoted to the Managing Partner Board of MediaCom and made Head of Investment overseeing £1billion of advertising revenue before being made Managing Director in 2011.

    Using a combination of charm and tenacity, Claudine is well known in the industry as a formidable negotiator. Whilst at The Media Business she was voted by Campaign magazine as a high achiever and was often in Campaigns top ten media buyers, culminating in her being named the number 1 media buyer in 2011. In 2013 she appeared in “The Apprentice” interviewing the final 5 candidates and has featured as the industry expert in BBC2’s “You’re Fired!” programme. She has been involved with The Princes Trust mentoring programme and has appeared in Marie Claire Magazine, The Times Newspaper and Start Your Business Magazine amongst others. In her spare time she also works for numerous charities including Lords Taverners and sits on the exec committee of Rays of Sunshine Children’s charity.
  • Mark CreightonMindshare
    Mark Creighton
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mark became Mindshare’s UK CEO in January 2013. Responsible for a team of over 400 people, the agency drives the media strategy and deployment of clients including Unilever, HSBC, Three, Nestlé and Home Retail Group.

    Mark started his career at All Response Media in 1999, before joining the digital specialist agency i-level in 2003 where he created i-level’s search and affiliate divisions, as well as leading key clients including Orange and BSkyB. In 2006, i-level appointed Mark as Managing Director. Leading a pioneering team of 120 people, Mark continued to evolve i-level’s proposition, contributing to the creation of its social media division, Jam and development of its data and analytics capabilities.

    Mark joined Mindshare in September 2010 as Chief Operating Officer, where he led the continued evolution of the agency's offering to meet the changing media landscape, creating new ways of working and forging integration across the agency’s major divisions.

  • Steve DaviesAdvertising Producers Association (APA)
    Steve Davies

    Steve is the Chief Executive of the Advertising Producers Association. Working with the APA Chairmen, the Council of Members and with the support of the membership, Steve has transformed the APA and developed new services.

    Building on the the core services of contracts and production support and introducing new services such as training, in the form of the APA Masterclass, which trains 75 new producers each year and has expanded the APA to represent all aspects of commercials production encompassing not just production but commercials editing, vfx, music and sound design.

    Steve is particularly passionate about helping members understand and promote themselves to new markets. That encompasses all digital media, which means ensuring member companies have the chance to be at the forefront of innovation in reaching consumers with new methods of advertising and helping develop new business relationships with potential business partners around the world.

    APA events such as Creative London comes to Silicon Valley (that saw 32 production and vfx company owners/executives from London visit Silicon Valley companies such as Google/You Tube, Netflix, Twitter, Orange Labs, and AT&T Foundry), the APA Show and Collection, which promotes APA members in the UK and around the world, The Future of Advertising...In One Afternoon, an annual event, that gets the industry up to date with the latest thinking, all promote the APA membership widely.

    The APA's publication that goes out to creatives worldwide, the Beak Street Bugle, also supports efforts to promote the membership internationally.

    It is important that the APA is part of the major advertising events, particularly those in our hometown, so supporting London Ad Week is a new priority for the APA.
  • Richard DunmallBauer Media UK
    Richard Dunmall
    Group MD, Advertising

    Richard Dunmall began his career at VNU, moving to online sales house AdLINK in 2001. After three years at AdLINK, Richard spent two years as Chief Executive of MindShare Interaction (formerly M One) and then two years as SVP/MD EMEA at aQuantive.

    In 2007, Richard joined Microsoft Advertising as Vice President of Greater Asia Pacific and Americas, generating advertising revenues across Microsoft Advertising’s entire portfolio of products, destinations and experiences. Ultimately Richard ran global advertising sales for Microsoft Advertising as Vice-President of Global Ad Sales, based in New York; in that role he was responsible for developing relationships, driving revenue growth and strategic partnerships with advertisers and agencies worldwide.

    Following on from his six years at Microsoft, Richard went on to lead the full-service creative agency Naked Communications as its Global CEO. Having relocated to London in November 2013, Richard was appointed as Group MD of Advertising at Bauer Media where he is in charge of the 200-strong sales team for its portfolio of influential and trusted multi-platform brands which include Heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and Closer. He reports to Paul Keenan, CEO, Bauer Media.
  • Stewart Easterbrook
    Stewart Easterbrook
    Strategic Adviser to Businesses in Media Communications, Data Analytics and Technology

    Stewart is an adviser to the boards of several companies operating in the fields of media communications, data analytics and advertising technology. He has most recently taken roles with MEDIA iQ, a leading data analytics and programmatic media specialist, and the video and animation production marketplace, Wooshii.

    Prior to this Stewart was in the Publicis Groupe for 17 years in a number of senior management roles. In 2008, Stewart became CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group UK, managing the UK Group Board and the operations of the two UK agency businesses, Starcom and MediaVest, as well as the International Hub also run from its London office.

    After five years as CEO, Stewart moved into the role of Executive Director of Digital Development for Starcom MediaVest Europe, focusing on growth and innovation across SMG’s key European markets.

  • Alan FaganESPN
    Alan Fagan
    Group Director

    Alan Fagan joined ESPN as Group Director, Advertising and Sponsorship in 2010. In that role, Alan is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic development of ESPN’s advertising and sponsorship business across ESPN’s platforms in the EMEA region, as well as driving international sales from Europe-based clients for all of ESPN products, worldwide.

    Alan has led the launch of numerous new platforms and services over the past few years, including the launch of the UK’s largest video sports app, and fastest growing multi-sport site.

    Alan joined ESPN from BBC Worldwide, where he served as the Sales Director for Western Europe. During that time Alan was part of the team that led the commercialization of bbc.com.

    Prior to BBC Worldwide, Fagan worked at CNN International as Director of UK Sales.
  • Tom GeorgeMEC
    Tom George
    Chairman, UK & N. Europe

    Tom’s agency life began at creative agency Dorlands, before moving to Zenith, where he became Deputy Managing Director.

    In 2005 Tom joined MEC as Managing Director and was promoted to CEO in 2007. During Tom’s tenure as UK CEO, MEC quadrupled its billings, rising from 14th to 3rd in the agency rankings. Winning both the biggest media pitches of 2008 and 2009 respectively, Orange and Lloyds Banking Group. MEC have also recently been rated as the most competitive agency in the UK over the last four years by the independent agency assessor RECMA.

    Under Tom’s stewardship, MEC has also achieved a notable number of firsts – the only agency to win Marketing’s Agency of the Year for 3 consecutive years, the only agency to win 5 Agency of the Year awards in one year (2009) and the first media agency to be awarded the highly prestigious IPA Effectiveness Company of the Year in 2009.

    In 2011 Tom was promoted to Chairman of Northern Europe, adding 9 further markets to his UK responsibility as well as joining the MEC Global Executive Committee.

    At the end of 2011, Tom was also promoted to Head of Global Business Development. Since this promotion, Tom has overseen the successful pitches for three large European clients, SABMiller, Beiersdorf and Johnson & Johnson , all of which has contributed to a very successful 2012 for MEC.
  • Chris GoldsonITV
    Chris Goldson
    Creative Sales Director

    Chris has worked in media for over 20 years, for brands including Media Week, Financial Times Business, BBC Worldwide and - more recently - 9 years at Virgin Radio / Absolute Radio where he was Commercial Director. He joined ITV in 2011, and now leads its innovation team 'Creative Works'.
  • Josh GraffLinkedIn
    Josh Graff
    Senior Director, Marketing Solutions EMEA

    Joshua joined LinkedIn in 2011 and is responsible for leading the growth of LinkedIn´s Marketin Solutions business across the region, helping marketers to identify, target and engage with the world's most influential professionals.

    Before joining LinkedIn, Joshua ran EMEA/APAC Media Sales and Business Development at Electronics Arts (EA), overseeing EA's media sales relationships with sports leagues including the NFL, NBA and NHL and securing key partnerships with European brands such as Renault, Vodafone and Adidas.

    Joshua has also worked at Microsoft as part of the Massive Incorporated acquisition, where he gained invaluable experience leading business development for Europe & Asia, driving partnerships with key European and Japanese game developers.

    Prior to this, Joshua founded the world’s first in-game advertising agency JAM International, which was acquired by Massive Inc. in February 2005.

    Joshua first started his career in television production at TWI, the interactive division of IMG. He lives in London and, outside work, is an avid scuba diver, skier and traveller.
  • Gemma GreavesThe Marketing Society
    Gemma Greaves
    Managing Director

    Gemma Greaves is an advocate of the power of networking and the connected world - everything leads from there. She believes that when you bring interesting and interested people together, big ideas happen and we do good together.

    As the managing director of The Marketing Society, Gemma is spearheading its international expansion, working hard to transform the society into the global network of senior marketers. This year, the Marketing Society Asia was launched in Hong Kong, swiftly followed by hubs in Singapore and Dubai. Next, it's Shanghai, Cairo and America with plans to be in major cities by 2017.

    Gemma also runs the day-to-day of The Marketing Society from leading the team to being responsible for the P&L. Everything she does is about delivering value to the members from building rewarding partner programmes to creating new events and networking opportunities.

    Gemma is the founder of Cabal, a private club for extraordinary people who can't sit still, creating memorable experiences that you wouldn't get anywhere else. She is a big believer in being brave.

  • Greg GrimmerFetch
    Greg Grimmer

    Greg is a well known figurehead in the digital media landscape, a member of the IPA and an oft-quoted spokesman on digital advertising, as well as a frequent judge of major advertising and marketing awards. His influential column on Mediatel.co.uk has been now running for five years and has received wide acclaim from both within and outside the industry. He has also co-authored two books on marketing “Advertising Works 12” and The Digital State.”

    Greg began his career in media planning at Delaney Fletcher/Bozell and then CIA where he rose to become Strategic Planning Director, and joining the board at the age of twenty eight. He joined Optimedia before becoming Commercial Director at newly founded ZenithOptimedia Group in 2003.

    Greg became MD of Zed Media in 2005. He grew Zed from 50 staff and billings of £52million to 120 staff and billings of £130million in a three year period and the agency took a pre-eminent position in the digital arena, winning awards for work in DiTV, Mobile, and social networking.

    In 2008 Greg became a founding partner at Hurrell Moseley Dawson and Grimmer (HMDG) a ‘new model’ advertising agency with partners across the advertising, creative and planning spectrum. The agency from launch attracted brands including Aston Martin, Nestle, and the launch of WIRED.

    After selling his stake in HMDG, Greg was enticed by the founders to join the Fetch success story with a brief to expand the company into new global markets and new areas of marketing services.

    After posting record turnover and profit levels in 2014 Fetch was acquired by the Dentsu Aegis Network. It currently works with clients including Ebay, Expedia and Hotels.com across mobile strategy, media, creative and analytics.
  • Tracy HalliwellLondon and Partners
    Tracy Halliwell
    Director Business Tourism

    Director of Business Tourism and Major Events, Tracy Halliwell MBE joined London & Partners from Visit London, the capital’s global marketing organisation. At London & Partners, Tracy heads up London’s Convention Bureau, managing the event solutions team and a proactive global sales team focused on attracting discretionary business, cultural & sporting events to the capital. At the same time Tracy works with city stakeholders to develop and build London’s business and major events tourism offering.

    In 2013 Tracy was awarded the Eventia Outstanding Achievement honour and named in the Event 100 list of the most influential people in the industry.

    Prior to joining London & Partners Tracy had over 20 years’ experience in senior sales and marketing positions in the tourism industry including Vice-President of Sales EMEA for Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Global Sales Director for Thistle Hotels (then the largest hotel operator in London), Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing North America for Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts, as well as numerous property-based Director of Sales & Marketing roles within London and the UK.

    Tracy was awarded an MBE for services to business tourism in 2014.
  • Andrew HartMicrosoft Europe
    Andrew Hart
    VP, Advertising & Online Division

    Andy Hart heads up the Microsoft Advertising & Online team in Europe where he leads the growth of digital advertising for Microsoft and its European partners and has responsibility for all advertising revenues across 15 different markets. His remit covers sales and marketing for the brand portfolio that includes Bing, MSN, Xbox, Skype, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Ads in Apps, Mobile and Microsoft’s third party ad network alongside the Microsoft Advertising Exchange. At the core of Andy’s role is supporting Leads in those markets in their customer and agency relationships and representing the region at a Corporate level to help guide Microsoft Advertising’s global strategy.

    Andy is an active leader within industry, sitting on the Advertising Association (AA) Council and on the board of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). His is also a guest lecturer at the London Business School and derives fulfillment from his ability to drive strategy for the next generation of digital advertisers.

    With broad media experience across both agency and media owner roles, Andy has worked across IT, consumer and business publishing. An experienced board director, Andy has been CEO/MD of Associated Newspapers (Digital), Diageo, Ask Jeeves.com, the Sunday Business newspaper and he was Senior VP, EMEA at IDG. Andy also sat on the boards of Associated Newspapers and Northcliffe Newspapers, where he was responsible for building digital businesses including the Mail Online, Jobsite network, PrimeLocation.com, FindaProperty.com and the AND sales network.

    With additional interests as an investor in digital businesses, a consultant and a non-executive director to creative and start-up companies, Andy Hart is the consummate Digital Media executive. In his own words: “I love the pace and impact of media and advertising. Having had the privilege of building many great brands and working with so many talented people stands me in good stead to work at the scale only a company like Microsoft can offer”.

    Andy has a 16 year old son, Max, and a 7 year old Beagle called Bagel. He’s a passionate Arsenal supporter and has a small, but ever growing, collection of guitars which he plays badly.
  • Steve HatchFacebook
    Steve Hatch
    UK Managing Director

    Steve is Facebook’s first Regional Director for the UK & Ireland. Facebook is used by over 21 million people in the UK everyday and also owns Facebook Messenger, Instagram and is in the process of acquiring WhatsApp and Oculus Rift.

    Prior to joining Facebook Steve was lucky enough to work in some of the UK's most creative agencies, BMP DDB, Y&R and PHD, before finding his long-term home at the WPP media agency MEC.

    ?In the last four years, MEC doubled in size and won many awards for its client work as well as Media Week, Campaign and Marketing Agency of the Year. MEC is the first ever media agency to become IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year and in 2013 was voted Media360’s Agency of the Decade.

    ?A passionate advocate of creativity and ideas, Steve's co-authored 'Rigorous Magic' in 2007 (published by Willey and Co).

    Steve lives with his wife Sophie and their two children Fred and Phoebe and when time allows follows his passions of movies, running, yoga and cooking. He would like to be a chef but isn’t good enough.
  • Mark HoweGoogle
    Mark Howe
    Managing Director North & Central Europe

    After 20 years selling television Mark took a leap into the unknown & 8 years ago joined Google to be the Media Sales leadership face in the UK.

    He sits on the Council of the AA, the boards of ASBOF, the IAB, & the AA’s Front Foot, is a Trustee of NABS & a member of the IMLG of the Princes Trust.

    Not content with the challenges of Google, in his spare time Mark likes a sprint triathlon & a challenging open water swim.

    Mark’s biggest challenge remains ensuring Google builds lasting & trusted relationships with its customers.

  • Tim LefroyAdvertising Association
    Tim Lefroy

    Tim leads the Advertising Association – the single voice for the diverse interests of the UK marketing communications sector. The AA unites advertisers, agencies and media owners to promote the role, rights and responsibilities of advertising. Its goal is that advertising should enjoy responsibility from practitioners, restraint from regulators and recognition as a positive contributor to society, the economy and individuals.

    Starting as a commercial apprentice Tim had senior marketing roles with Cadbury and Gillette before moving into advertising. He was a director at McCann Erickson and CEO successively of Yellowhammer and Young & Rubicam, before setting up Radical, the change management consultancy. He joined the Advertising Association in May 2009.

    He is a trustee of Riverside Studios and an adviser to companies and chief executives on strategy and change.
  • Moray MacLennanM&C Saatchi
    Moray MacLennan
    Chief Executive Worldwide

    Moray joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1983 having graduated from Christ’s College Cambridge with a degree in law.

    He was made a Board Director at 26 (the youngest in the company)

    He was appointed Managing Director in 1992, when the Agency was No 1 in the UK.

    Whilst at Saatchi & Saatchi he worked on many of the Agency’s largest accounts including British Airway, Mars, Silk Cut and the Conservative Party. He worked closely with the Conservative Govt and the Thatcher elections, in 1987 and 1992.

    He left Saatchi & Saatchi together with Charles and Maurice in 1995 to set up M&C Saatchi, as CEO.

    M&C Saatchi was international from birth with offices in Sydney, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    It was the fastest growing start-up in history.

    Moray was appointed CEO, M&C Saatchi Worldwide in 2009.

    He was also IPA President, 2007-09.
  • David MansfieldThe Drive Partnership
    David Mansfield

    David is a founder and partner in The Drive Partnership, a consultancy specialising in helping organisations improve commercial performance.

    He is an investor and advisor to a number of early stage companies.

    David is non-executive chairman of RAJAR Ltd, 1801 Group Ltd, LoveliveTV Ltd and HelloU Ltd.

    He previously held non executive directorships at Ingenious Media Plc, Music Festivals Plc, Carphone Warehouse Plc and Game Group Plc.

    He was, from 1997 to 2005, the chief executive of Capital Radio Plc. Following Capital's merger with GWR he was CEO of GCap Media and prior to joining Capital held senior positions at Thames Television Plc and Scottish Television Plc.

    He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Radio Academy and a member of The London Business School Enterprise 100 Club.
  • Chris Maples
    Chris Maples
    Advertising's Mr. Big

    Chris Maples joined Spotify in 2011 as UK Managing Director where he was responsible for building out the sales and marketing teams and was a key driver for Spotify's growth in Europe.

    Before that Chris was Commercial Director for Microsoft Advertising and responsible for all display, network, search ad serving and analytics business in the UK. He has also worked at Shopzilla, Maiden Outdoor, Bauer Media, Flextech and Channel 4, and started his career building ITV's first sales house, TSMS.

    These days Chris is a consultant to multiple businesses in the sector, a curious observer of what is happening in the world digitally, and a glowing beacon to those that are finding it difficult to navigate. He's particularly good at this since he's 6'8".
  • Erin (Mack) McKelveySalientMG
    Erin (Mack) McKelvey
    Managing Partner, CEO

    Erin (Mack) McKelvey, Managing Partner/CEO of SalientMG, serves as senior marketing counsel for technology companies and brands at various stages of growth. Over her 18-year career in mobile and digital, Mack has led transformative B2B and B2C company growth initiatives to accelerate revenue and create market differentiation for publicly traded and privately held companies.

    Prior to founding SalientMG, Mack was the Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Millennial Media; where she led the company’s global corporate and product marketing, industry relations and communications; from the company’s start-up stage through its successful 2012 IPO. Before Millennial Media, Mack held senior roles at SIRIUS XM Radio, VeriSign, British Telecom (BT Ignite), and 2nd Century Communications. She also held senior tech communication roles at Edelman and Alexander Communications (now part of Ogilvy PR).

    Mack is a frequent advertising and tech industry speaker, conference advisor, and awards judge. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Advertising Week Europe and Advertising Week New York; the Board of Directors for the Marketers Choice Awards (Industry Index). She is a member of the Advertising Women of NY (AWNY) and she previously served on the North American Board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Mobile Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

    Mack teamed with Business Insider to create the 2014 list of Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising; in both 2013 and 2012, Mack was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, by Business Insider. In 2012, Mack received the Silver Medal Award for outstanding contribution to the advertising industry, by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). In 2010, she was listed on the inaugural Mobile Women to Watch, by Mobile Marketer; and she was a contributing author of Mobile Marketing for Dummies.

    Mack lives in the DC area with her husband, a government contracts consulting executive and a former U.S. Reconnaissance Marine, with 2nd Recon Bn. They have two daughters, support numerous charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, Susan G Komen, St. Jude, ALS Foundation, Marine Reconnaissance Foundation, Silent Warriors Scholarship Fund, Warrior Dog Foundation, Heroes for Hire, and AMVETS; and are early stage investors.
  • Nikki MendoncaOMD
    Nikki Mendonca
    President, EMEA

    Nikki Mendonca is the EMEA President of OMD Group, the largest and most awarded marketing communications company in the world. She presides over 4,500 employees, across 60+ offices in 56 markets and oversees over $18.8 billion in marketing investment from leading world class companies like McDonald's, PepsiCo, Estee Lauder and The Walt Disney Company.

    Under her leadership, OMD has won several Agency of the Year accolades including coming top of the Gunn Report for Media eight years in a row, which measures marketing innovation and most recently being named Media Agency Network of the Year 2013 by Adweek, Global Agency of the Year 2014 by M&M and IPA Effectiveness Network of the Year 2014.

    Prior to joining OMD EMEA in 2002, Nikki ran the Strategic Marketing Division at Capital Radio Plc, responsible for the commercial research and marketing of all 19 radio stations owned by the group, helping to drive an annual turnover of $190m. Previous to that she worked at Leo Burnett UK running the $150m+ media divisions of Procter and Gamble, Kellogg's and Grand Met and at CIA Media Network trading TV airtime for Kraft and Wrigley’s.

    She is a fierce champion of a mobile first approach to marketing communications and sits on the Advisory Boards of Adweek Europe and Global Webit Congress.
  • Marc MendozaPosterscope
    Marc Mendoza
    Vice Chairman

    Appointed to Vice Chairman of Posterscope in 2013, Marc brings more than 30 years’ experience in the media business to his role at Posterscope, the leading global out-of-home communications agency.

    As the former chairman and chief executive of Havas Media, Marc brings extensive experience in communications strategy, media planning and buying to his position at Posterscope. He is actively involved in all aspects of Posterscope’s structure, product and talent development and, as the second ever honorary male member of WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications London), is committed to getting more women into senior leadership positions.

    As well as his role as vice chairman of Posterscope, Marc is non-executive chairman of VCCP Media, non-executive director at Admedia and director at Outdoor Plus and Let’s Go Crazy Holdings. He is also a patron of industry charity, The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS), plus a trustee of the Pepper Foundation, a home nursing charity for life-limited children and young people living in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
  • Judy Mitchem
    Judy Mitchem
    Judy began her career as an account handler, working at agencies like Yellowhammer and Leagas Delaney. In 1994 she joined Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe when it was just a start-up above a sandwich shop. In 1996 she was promoted to Business Development Director and, in five years, RKCR grew into a top 10 UK agency.

    In 2000 Judy joined M&C Saatchi as Head of New Business. This was a period of phenomenal growth with the agency winning 59 pieces of new business in five years. She was promoted to Group Marketing Director in 2000 and was a member of the worldwide board.

    In May 2005 Judy joined the executive management team of Lowe London to spearhead Lowe's marketing efforts. In this time she was also the management lead on John Lewis and all government assignments.

    Judy then spent a year at Arnold Worldwide as a Founding Partner, launching this US agency into the London market.

    Judy is a member of WACL, The Marketing Society and serves on the Advertising Association’s Front Foot committee.

    She lives in Clapham with her husband and three children. In her spare time she sits on several Policing committees in Lambeth.
  • Abba NewberyNews UK
    Abba Newbery
    Director of Advertising Strategy

    Abba Newbery is Director of Advertising Strategy at News UK and joined News UK Commercial in 2009. Abba is responsible for developing longer-term advertising models across platform, publication and audience that allows News UK to remain relevant to the changing needs of advertisers, ensuring a commercially viable but platform agnostic future. Abba and her strategy team play a key role in determining the new commercial behaviours and capabilities across all News UK titles, platforms and new businesses. She was previously Creative Solutions Director where she oversaw double-digit revenue growth. Prior to joining News UK Abba worked at Universal McCann as Planning Director where she became managing partner in 2007.
  • Jon O'DonnellESI Media
    Jon O'Donnell
    Group Commercial Director

    Jon has a healthy history in print starting out with a successful newspaper round in the mid 1980's. Keen for this love affair to continue Jon's natural next step (post university) was to embark upon a career selling Classified ad space for The Guardian in Manchester. Following a brief spell at The Express Jon then spent 10 years with the Mail on Sunday taking on a variety of roles across the portfolio rising to the position of Head of Newspaper Trading. In 2008 Jon left to join the London Evening Standard and became part of the exciting team that was to change the face of Londons' newspaper landscape, following the acquisition of the title by the Lebedevs. Jon became Advertisement Director in September 2009, and was responsible for creating and delivering the commercial strategy for both taking the newspaper free and then subsequently growing the circulation to 700,000. This made the London Evening Standard the largest quality daily in the UK. Shortly afterwards the Lebedevs acquired the Independent brands and Jon became Group Commercial Director across all titles for print and digital. Most recently the company has rebranded as ESI Media to offer clients a more holistic opportunity across all platforms within the portfolio, which will soon include TV with the launch of ESTV in 2014. When his nose is not buried in Newsbrands Jon can be found swimming, biking and running his way around any number of triathlons home and away. Jon is the lucky husband to wife Jacque, who also works in the media Industry (Advertisement Director of The Radio Times), and doting father to daughter Daisy.
  • Rufus OlinsNewsworks
    Rufus Olins
    Chief Executive

    He was previously Chief Executive of WARC and Managing Director of Haymarket Brand Media. A former journalist, he started on Campaign, re-launched and edited Management Today and covered business and media for seven years on the Sunday Times.
  • David PemselThe Guardian
    David Pemsel
    Deputy Chief Executive

    David has worked in many senior roles within advertising and marketing for the past 20 years. He was Head of Marketing Communications at Hutchinson Telecom, before going on to become one of Ogilvy and Mather’s youngest Account Directors.

    In his next role at the fledgling St Lukes, he helped to build it into a top 10 UK agency and win agency of the year in 1997. He was then headhunted by Elizabeth Murdoch to launch Shine Entertainment in 2000.

    He joined ITV in 2005 as Marketing Director, and became Group Marketing Director in 2007. He was promoted onto the ITV PLC Executive Committee in 2009.

    David joined Guardian News and Media in 2010, and became Chief Commercial Officer, taking on responsibility for all revenues, marketing and insight. In December 2013 he was made Deputy Chief Executive, to lead on all GNM commercial operations across the globe.

    He is a member of the IPA Client Council, a fellow of the Marketing Society, Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, and a Voting Member of BAFTA.
  • Noel PenzerAOL UK
    Noel Penzer
    Managing Director

    In his role as Managing Director, Noel is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of AOL’s UK business. This includes working with leading agencies and advertisers to create brand experiences that take advantage of AOL’s leading editorial brands including The Huffington Post UK, Parentdish, MyDaily, Engadget and TechCrunch. He is also responsible for growing the AOL Platforms business, which includes branded content syndication business, Be On and display advertising network platform, Advertising.com In addition, Noel's remit includes the growth and development of the existing AOL Services Group including AOL Mail and the AOL homepage. This includes audience development and management of key strategic partnerships, such as Talk Talk Group who operate AOL's former ISP businesses in the UK and search partner Google. Prior to working at AOL, Noel was Business Development Director at Warner Music EMEA, where he was part of the senior management team for UK and EMEA, responsible for driving new revenues in both traditional and non-traditional areas of the business. He previously held senior management positions across commercial and operation functions within the digital media and content industries including Musiwave (now a Microsoft Company), flytxt and Mondus.
  • Guy PhillipsonIAB UK
    Guy Phillipson
    Guy’s tenure at the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) has spanned the explosive growth of digital media. Guy joined the IAB in 2005 when investment in digital advertising represented only 7.8% of the UK’s ad marketplace. In 2012, digital ad spend represented 31% of ad investment in the UK, totalling £5.4 billion.

    Under Guy’s leadership, the IAB has grown with the industry it serves, now comprising over 900 diverse corporate members representing the UK’s digital ecosystem-- from start-up companies to the most established players in the industry.

    Guy represents the IAB and the digital ad sector on the boards of the Advertising Association, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), IAB Europe and the UK Online Measurement Company (UKOM). Guy is also on the Advisory Board for Imperial College’s Marketing Strategy MSc, a Fellow of the RSA and a Business Leader of the Marketing Society.

    Prior to focussing on digital media at the IAB, Guy gained broad media experience as Head of Advertising at Vodafone UK and in other marketing roles at The Marketing Store, Barclays Bank and The Granada Group.

    A man of eclectic interests-- from jazz to theatre, from horses to birds-- Guy divides his time between Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight, with his wife, Rebecca. They have two children, Susannah and Jasmine.
  • Simon RedicanNational Readership Survey
    Simon Redican
    Chief Executive

    Simon Redican is the CEO of the National Readership Survey (NRS), the media publishing and advertising industry’s authoritative voice on audience measurement. With a career that has taken him from advertising agencies and media agencies to working for media owners and industry bodies, Simon has a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning all facets of the industry. Committed to driving innovation that ensures the NRS continues to accurately reflect media consumption habits, Simon is leading the initiative to further deepen the level of insight the NRS offers stakeholders by introducing multi-channel platform (print, web, mobile and tablet) measurement.

    Prior to joining the NRS, Simon was the managing director of the Radio Advertising Bureau for seven years. He began his career in advertising full service agencies, DMB&B and Lovell and Rupert Curtis, before going on to build a strong track record in media agencies working as a planner and buyer at The Media Shop, Carat and Starcom Mediavest, where he was head of the planning department. In 2001, he crossed over to the media owner side, heading up sales at Classic FM and Planet Rock for GCAP, before running the Media Partnerships team at Times Media.

    Simon studied History at the University of London and has an MA in Politics and International Relations from the Institute of United States Studies. His favourite activities outside work are politics, football and music – where he has allegiances both red and blue. He is an avid reader, consuming everything from The Guardian and Private Eye to Conde Nast Traveller and Q Magazine. He and his wife Jessie have three children and live in Lee, London.
  • Kate RobertsonHavas Worldwide
    Kate Robertson
    Global President

    Kate Robertson is Global President and the UK Group Chairman of Havas Worldwide and is currently the highest place woman in the advertising industry worldwide.

    Kate was promoted to the new role of Global President in September 2013, having held the role of UK Group Chairman since February 2006. The companies in her remit currently include Havas Worldwide London, Havas Worldwide London PR, Havas People, The Maitland Consultancy, Conran Design Group and Havas EHS and the recently purchased Havas Work Club (Digital Agency of the Year 2012 and 2013 in Marketing Week and Campaign magazines respectively).

    She has Honorary Masters degrees from the University of Creative Arts and from the European Communications School. In 2012 she was named Advertising Woman of the Year by Women In Marketing and earlier this year similarly honoured by Advertising Week Europe.

    In 2009 Kate came up with the idea of bringing young leaders from every country in the world together. Called One Young World, and dubbed by CNN ‘the junior Davos’, the first annual summit was held in London with luminaries such as Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus, and Bob Geldof in attendance.

    Kate also does pro bono work as a judge for the British Sports Industry Awards (alongside Lord Paul Deighton, John Inverdale and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson) and has just completed judging the Barclays Global Citizenship Awards with the CEO’s of the Gates Foundation, of the Princes Trust and of the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2009 Kate also led Kofi Annan’s communications campaign to raise awareness before the COP15 (Climate Change) talks. The Tck Tck Tck campaign outperformed all the others with 18m online supporters by the time of the talks. She was also a non-executive director of YouGovStone from 2008 through to its sale in 2012.

    In January 2003 she joined Havas, formerly known as Euro RSCG, as Executive Vice President Europe, responsible for business development and network practice. From November 2004 to March 2006 she was EVP Global Brands reporting on the service and practice of the global accounts of RSCG Worldwide including Reckitt Benckiser for which business she was Global Brand Director and which in 2006 aligned all its business with Euro RSCG in Havas’ biggest ever global win.

    In 1998 she founded Scholz & Friends London on behalf of the German Group. Accounts included Cable & Wireless, DHL, Dow Jones Corporate, Wall Street Journal Europe, Siemens Household Appliances, Seven Seas, Pfizer, Lagerfeld and Swedish Match.

    Kate graduated from the University of Cape Town with BA LLB degrees in 1979 and is married to film producer Bruce Robertson and has a 22 year old daughter Ella.
  • Sophie RobinsonMETRO
    Sophie Robinson
    Creative Director

    Sophie joined the Metro commercial team in 2001 as a Trader and has been with the company ever since. Her capacity for creative ideas meant that Sophie soon made the switch to the planning side and after a number of very successful years as Planning Director she currently functions as the newspaper’s first Creative Director.

    She recently set up Metro Story, an internal unit that brings together planning, production, insight and design functions in an attempt to deliver winning creative solutions for clients. Metro Story also oversees trade and consumer marketing for Metro itself.

    Sophie’s career in media began in Scotland where her roles included receptionist, buyer and head of sponsorship for the Advertising and Design Awards in Edinburgh and Manchester.

    A proud northerner, Sophie loves nothing more than getting back to her roots and enjoying time by the sea.
  • Seth RoginMashable
    Seth Rogin
    Chief Revenue Officer

    Seth Rogin is Chief Revenue Officer, driving the rapid growth of a diverse revenue portfolio. Seth is responsible for advertising sales, branded content and monetization of new products. Seth joined Mashable in June 2013. Mashable’s audience of 25 million monthly unique visitors is highly active in social media, tweeting a Mashable story more than once every second.

    Previously, Seth worked for The New York Times for the past 13 years in various positions, as Vice President of Advertising from 2006 until 2013. Most recently, he led the sales operations for the fast-growing mobile and tablet offerings. Seth was also responsible for the sales and business operations of The New York Times Magazine and T, The New York Times Style Magazine, including the creation and highly successful launch of the first website for T. For several years, he also oversaw the relaunch, sales, and operations of The New York Times Travel Show, an annual event drawing an in–person global audience of more than 20,000 people, along with social media interactions and major media coverage from around the world. His career is a record of digital firsts and resilient multi-platform brand growth.

    Seth has served for three years on the Executive Committee of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women New York annual event and will be honored as their first male "Luminary" in 2014. Seth was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Ad Council. He also served for four years on the Education Foundation for the Fashion Industries, benefiting the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • Seb RoyceRockabox
    Seb Royce
    Chief Creative Officer

    Seb began his advertising career at Ogilvy as a copywriter working across accounts including Ford, Lucozade, the Samaritans and the Observer. In 1999 he joined a small digital advertising agency called glue where, as their Creative Director, he helped build it into one of the most respected Digital agencies in the business, winning a raft of awards along the way including 15 Cannes Lions, six One-Show Pencils, nine Eurobest and numerous Campaign Digital Awards. Seb is a regular speaker at industry events and has sat on many awards juries, amongst them Cannes Lions, One Show, London International Awards, Clios and D&AD. He recently contributed to Creative Social’s latest book ‘Hacker, Teacher, Maker, Thief.” Seb consults for various start-up businesses and joined Rockabox in 2013 as their Chief Creative Officer.
  • Kathleen SchneiderCriteo
    Kathleen Schneider
    SVP Marketing & Communications

    Kathy Schneider is currently Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Criteo, the performance marketing technology company. Schneider leads the global team responsible for developing and implementing Criteo’s marketing and PR strategy across all channels, including online, events and social.

    Prior to joining Criteo, Schneider was at Dell Inc. for almost 14 years in a number of leadership roles in the US and abroad. She joined Dell Inc. in 1999 in the Software & Peripherals organization in the US. Over 3 years she managed various product lines, including Xerox, Lexmark and Microsoft and was responsible for B2C and B2B marketing programs for these partners at Dell. In 2004, Kathy was appointed to lead the overall software and peripherals product marketing organization for Dell EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and relocated to the UK. In February 2006, Kathy took on the role of UK Marketing Director and was responsible for Dell’s B2B marketing in this region. Following this role, Kathy led the EMEA Commercial Online team and managed the customer-specific online stores for all business customers across EMEA. In February 2009, Kathy was appointed to run Channel Marketing & Programs for Europe enabling Dell’s 30K+ reseller and distribution partners in the region to offer Dell’s full range of IT products and solutions. In July, 2012 all regional and global channel marketing functions were combined into one global channel marketing organization and Kathy was appointed to lead this new group which was responsible for marketing to and through Dell’s 120K+ resellers, distributors, system integrators and OEM customers worldwide.

    Prior to joining Dell, Schneider spent 4 years working in Mexico City, Mexico, at Nacional Financiera, the Mexican government’s development bank, and at Kraft Foods Mexico in brand management.

    Schneider has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and also holds a Bachelors degree in International Politics from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Schneider has spoken at various marketing and leadership conferences throughout Europe and has supported various charitable organisations such as the Aspire Foundation, where she has been a mentor, as well as Make-A-Wish UK, where she was on the board of trustees for 3 years.
  • Bryan ScottThe Lighthouse Company
    Bryan Scott
    Interim Marketing Consultant

  • Karen StaceyDCM
    Karen Stacey
    Interim CEO

    Karen Stacey joined Digital Cinema Media (DCM) in January 2015 as Interim CEO, with a view to continue the transformation of cinema’s role in the modern media mix, advocating recent technological developments and the big screen’s everlasting ability to captivate audiences through its unique immersive and dynamic environment.

    The market leader in UK cinema advertising, DCM provides 2906 screens at 467 sites for advertisers and sells 80% of the cinema advertising market through exhibitors including ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Picturehouse and many independent cinemas.

    Prior to DCM, Karen worked in the media industry for over 25 years, holding senior positions at Bauer Media UK and Channel 4, working across all platforms including TV, radio, magazines and digital.

    Karen is also a member of the Marketing Society and The Solus Club, which only opened its doors to women in 2013. Karen is a huge film lover and a fan of most sports, despite preferring to watch rather than taking part! Karen lives with her husband and 10 year old daughter in London.
  • Rupert StainesRadiumOne
    Rupert Staines
    Managing Director, EMEA

    Formerly a Senior Vice President with Specific Media Inc., Rupert joined Europe's premium behavioural ad network in late 2005 to lead the expansion into Europe. His Online Advertising experience goes back to 1998, when he opened Valueclick Inc. (NQ: VCLK) in London, Paris, Munich, and Madrid and ran the European operations through the company's successful IPO in 2000. His business knowledge and experience extends to International Operations, Digital, Intellectual Property and Brand Management with Specific Media, Hasbro Inc., Valueclick Inc., Associated Newspapers and BMW AG.

    Passionate about ideas and structure for business strategies that meet the challenges of the digital age, his mission is to persuasively articulate and demystify the complexity of digital and to help marketers understand the future issues relating to the strategic use of Data in creating the new 'Engagement' dynamic between consumer and commerce to drive an increase in customers for businesses.

    Rupert holds a BA Hons in German & Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Phil StokesPwC
    Phil Stokes
    EMEA TMT Leader

    Phil leads PwC’s Telecoms, Media and Technology practice across Europe and the firm’s dedicated Entertainment and Media subsector.

    An assurance partner by trade, he regularly leads strategic workshops with boards across the FTSE350 and at privately owned and private equity backed groups. He is on the editorial panel of PwC’s annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook publication which forecasts advertising and consumer spending trends across E&M sectors for each following five year period.

    He works across a wide range of media industry specialisms including magazine and newspaper publishing, television and film production, television and radio broadcasting, cinemas, music, sports, event management, conferences, advertising and market research.

    Phil also led PwC’s global Digital Transformation group for two years, launched the ground-breaking www.worldinbeta.com programme and continues to work in assessing and advising on the impact of technology change on business models across all industries and for governments.
  • Matt TeemanBloomberg
    Matt Teeman
    Commercial Director

    Matt Teeman is the commercial director for Bloomberg's multi-platform media organization in the EMEA region. Bloomberg Media includes web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events. Teeman was most recently commercial director at DMG Media and previously at Metro, Immediate Media and BBC Worldwide. Teeman oversees Bloomberg Media’s advertising sales efforts, pursuing innovative revenue models and expanding into new markets as part of Bloomberg’s new consumer media strategy.
  • Duncan TickellImmediate Media Co.
    Duncan Tickell
    Commercial Director

    Duncan is Commercial Director at Immediate Media Co the UK's leading special interest content and platform company. Duncan has extensive leadership experience in digital, print and mobile media and has held, board level, commercial and publishing roles at Dennis Publishing, VNU and Incisive Media before taking on his current role. Duncan has strategic responsibility for digital print and mobile advertising, content marketing, international licensing and business development of the Immediate Media group.
  • Lisa TookeyJamie Oliver Ltd.
    Lisa Tookey
    Commercial Director

    Lisa leads the commercial team for Jamie Oliver Media. If your brand shares the same head-space as Jamie Oliver, Lisa's mission is to help you create compelling commercial partnerships. Her twenty years’ experience leading award-winning teams on world-famous magazine & digital brands, her infectious enthusiasm and her insightful approach means you'll find working with her and her team as rewarding as it is effective. A not-so-secret passion for turning the produce from her South London allotment into delicious meals for her three children helped Lisa make the leap from fashion magazines like Grazia and Red into food with the Jamie Oliver brands.
  • Rupert TurnbullTime Inc.
    Rupert Turnbull
    Group International Publisher

    Rupert has more than 15 years experience working on magazine brands including HELLO!, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Traveller, House & Garden and GQ. He has been the Publisher at Wired since 2010 and has overseen its growth from print magazine to multiplatform brand, with a digital portfolio, several annual conferences, a weekly podcast and a consulting business.

    In Rupert's current role at TIME Inc, he oversees the TIME and Fortune brands internationally - outside the US.

    Rupert frequently talks at industry conferences on the future of magazines.
  • Andria VidlerCentaur Media
    Andria Vidler

    Andria Vidler is CEO of Centaur Media, one of the UK’s leading multiplatform content groups.

    Centaur Media is a leading content and media business that creates expert insight, engaging events and smart digital technology that inspires and enables people to excel in specific markets. It sets the standard for market insight, interaction and impact through its leading portfolio of brands including Marketing Week, The Lawyer, Money Marketing, Econsultancy, The Engineer and Fashion and Beauty Monitor.

    Andria is recognised across the industry for transforming media companies and enabling them to deliver against their potential. Prior to her joining Centaur, Andria was CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland, where she was responsible for the company’s growth in market share. Through digital innovation, expanding the artist roster and the adoption of new revenue streams she successfully grew market share from 10.9% to 15% and transformed the business into a high margin global rights management enterprise.

    With a heritage in broadcast media, she has previously held a number of other executive roles in the UK’s largest media groups including Bauer, Capital Radio and BBC. As Chief Marketing Officer at Bauer she was responsible for marketing across all of the group’s platforms; from radio to magazines. She joined Bauer as Managing Director of Magic 105.4, having re-launched the station to establish it as one of London’s biggest radio destinations, a role which followed her success as Managing Director of Capital Radio from 2001to 2003. She has also held a number of strategic marketing and communication positions across the BBC, where her career began in 1994.

    Andria is a Trustee of The Roundhouse and a former member of the Advertising Industry’s Children’s panel, set up by the Advertising Association to tackle the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. She frequently sits on Industry Award panels.

    An inspirational leader of diminutive stature, Andria believes in the holy grail of high-heels and a balanced home-work life. She’s equally at home speaking to the city and shareholders, as she is letting her hair down in Ibiza, or advising the government on its child advertising regulations.

    Married with two teenage daughters any rare moments when she’s not working or managing her daughters’ demands, she enjoys doing her bit to support the UK economy through a rather healthy shopping habit.
  • James WildmanTrinity Mirror
    James Wildman
    Chief Revenue Officer

    James joined Trinity Mirror as Chief Revenue Officer in June 2014 and is responsible for all national advertising revenue across the group. James leads Trinity Mirror Solutions, the leading UK marketing solutions business which is undergoing seismic and positive change through the enhancement of its team structures, digital acceleration strategy, strong emphasis on creative, content-led advertiser partnerships, and valuable thought leadership around 'Modal Britain'.

    Before progressing to Trinity Mirror, from 2011 James was Yahoo's Managing Director, UK & Ireland, responsible for leading Yahoo's biggest market outside the US. Prior to joining Yahoo, for six years James was Managing Director of Virgin Media's television sales house, ids, and his career comprises over twenty years’ experience working in senior roles across the media industry.

    James is married to Mandy, and has three children, Josh (19), Harriet (17) and Milly (11).
  • Greg WithamHearst Magazines UK
    Greg Witham
    Group Publishing Director, Hearst Entertainment

    Greg Witham is Group Publishing Director, Hearst Entertainment. Greg has been with Hearst Magazines UK (formerly National Magazine Company) for 13 years and previously worked as Head of Sales for NatMag Weeklies, before being appointed to run the corporate sales team as Group Trading & Partnerships Director at in 2011. In 2014, he was appointed to Group Publishing Director, Hearst Entertainment and is responsible for the Entertainment Group which comprises the Weeklies portfolio (Best, Reveal, Real People, All About Soap and Inside Soap), in addition to the UK’s leading entertainment and tech website, Digital Spy, Sugarscape.com and Company.co.uk. Greg began his career in regional press at Newsquest, before moving to Mediaweek. Prior to joining Hearst he spend 3 years at Time Inc.
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