Judges

Chair Of Judges

Rakesh Patel

Rakesh Patel

Head of Sales, Spotify

Rak joined Spotify at the back end of 2017 as the new UK Head of Sales. Having been in the digital arena for over fourteen years, he has worked closely with both the media and creative agency worlds. Before joining Spotify, he was responsible for the display advertising revenue ambitions at Auto Trader and prior to that spent seven years in management positions at Microsoft. As the father of four children, when he's not at work, he finds himself at the mercy of his kids deman...

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Meet The Judges

Chris Duncan

Chris DuncanMD, Platform Partnerships, News UK

Chris Duncan is the MD of Platform Partnerships for News UK, with a 20 year career in newspaper and magazine publishing includ...

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Clare Jonik

Clare JonikContent Marketing Director, Future Fusion

With a background in music making its no surprise i've a passion for all things creative. Landing in the world of Content over...

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David Amodio

David AmodioDeputy Head of Digital and Innovation, Channel 4

David is responsible for Channel 4's digital business and innovation strategy. He is responsible for delivering revenue across...

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Duncan Chater

Duncan ChaterEuropean Head of Sales, Bloomberg Media

Duncan Chater is the European Head of Sales for Bloomberg Media. He joined the company in February 2020, and is responsible fo...

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Emily Brewer

Emily BrewerHead of Publishing, Teads

Emily is the Head of Publishing at Teads and responsible for a large team that manages the relationships and wellbeing of the UK&#...

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Emma Cranston

Emma CranstonHead of Display Activation, Manning Gottlieb OMD

Emma Cranston has been in the media industry for over 15 years. She started off at Carat and moved to Manning Gottlieb OMD in 2006...

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Grant Feller

Grant FellerManaging Editor, GF Media

Grant Feller is a consultant to FTSE-250 companies, CEOs and senior executives on their brand marketing, content creation ...

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Imogen Clements

Imogen ClementsFounder, MANOR Magazine

Looking back, MANOR, the regional print title I launched in 2015, was the obvious culmination of a pretty organic care...

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Jon O'Donnell

Jon O'Donnell

Jon has held multiple senior positions in the publishing industry most recently as Managing Director of ESI Media Commercial. He w...

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Matt	Hill

Matt HillGroup Digital Strategy Director at Hearst UK and Editor-in-Chief at Digital Spy

Group Digital Strategy Director at Hearst UK, overseeing editorial data and SEO best practice, e-commerce and contributing...

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Melissa Chapman

Melissa ChapmanChief Content and Brand Officer, Jungle Creations

Melissa Chapman is Chief Content and Brand Officer at Jungle Creations, overseeing the company's content and brand strateg...

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Mimi Turner

Mimi TurnerFounder, Mimi Turner Associates

Mimi Turner is Founder of brand strategy consultancy Mimi Turner Associates. She spends her time trying to work out what a custome...

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Myles Dobson

Myles DobsonBranded Content Strategist, News UK

Myles Dobson is Branded Content Strategist at News UK, covering their full portfolio of heritage brands – The Times,...

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Sam	Tomlinson

Sam TomlinsonPartner, PwC

Sam leads PwC's multi-award-winning Marketing Assurance team. Our services cover customer data analytics, marketing effect...

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Simon Reed

Simon ReedCommercial Director

Simon has been a media practitioner for 20 years having split his career between agencies and media owners. He has experience acro...

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Stephanie Marks

Stephanie MarksManaging Director, Havas

With 20 years in the industry spent focussing on clients and their challenges. Steph has learnt her trade at some fantastic agenci...

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Tilly McAuliffe

Tilly McAuliffeFounder and Director

Think is a UK media group specialising in producing multichannel content for membership organisations, charities, brands a...

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