About AWE


Now in its second 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.


4 Days 115 Events 14,000 Attendance 103 Seminars + Workshops

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 — Advertising Week is very much about 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
    | thelighthousecompany.com
    Chairman of the Advisory Council, AW Europe
    Chief Executive Officer, The Lighthouse Company

    Kathleen spent the first nine years of her career in media sales roles at Sky Television, Capital Radio, Emap Advertising and Carlton Screen. In 2000, she joined the much celebrated planning agency PHD, as Business Development Director, working with the legendary founding partners, and spent four helping to develop the business and learning the new rules of operational management. In 2004, Kathleen joined Saatchi and Saatchi as their board Marketing Director, completing her full 360 degree journey in the industry.

    Towards the end of 2005 Kathleen joined Fru Hazlitt at Virgin Radio as Director of Strategy and Planning where she led the valuation of the national licences, directed future business and platform strategy and managed the research, legal and planning teams.

    In 2007, after a long-term flirtation with the idea of professional headhunting, Kathleen became a founding partner and shareholder at Grace Blue which quickly became a profitable and successful headhunting firm.

    In late 2009, it was clear the world was changing at a pace never experienced before. Clients were frustrated by historical headhunting practices and ambitious talent was looking for a more personal and intimate service.

    Kathleen set up The Lighthouse Company with a vision to create the modern headhunting firm that clients have been asking for. Today, with offices in London and New York, The Lighthouse Company represents some of the most talented individuals globally and ensure they connect to and flourish within visionary, brave and ambitious clients.

    Kathleen lives in Hampstead and has two children, Ned and Nancy. She is in the process of qualifying as a Psychologist and is also the President of a charity called the Centre for Separated Families, who focus on ensuring children are put first following family separation.
  • Julian Lloyd EvansDennis Publishing
    Julian Lloyd Evans
    Managing Director
  • Dawn AireyYahoo!
    Dawn Airey
    | advertising.yahoo.com

    Dawn has worked in television for 30 years and has held senior positions in the majority of the commercial broadcasters in the UK. Until April 2013 Dawn was President of CLT-UFA UK TV (part of RTL Group). She joined in September 2010 from Five where, as Chair and CEO, she oversaw the sale of the business to Northern and Shell.

    Previously she was Managing Director, Global Content at ITV where she oversaw its UK and International production and content businesses. Prior to that, she was BSkyB’s Managing Director, Channels & Services. She has also held senior posts at Channel 4 and between 2000-02 was Five’s CEO, having been the broadcaster’s Director of Programmes at launch.

    Dawn was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Television Society in June 1998. She is a Vice President of the RTS and a non-executive Director of Thomas Cook PLC. In December 2011 Dawn Airey was appointed Chair of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

    She lives with her partner Jacquie and two children in London and Oxford.
  • Paul BainsfairIPA
    Paul Bainsfair
    | ipa.co.uk

    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.

    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 in media with Thames Television before moving to UK Gold and then Young and Rubicam Advertising. In 1996 he was part of the team that launched Channel 5 and became Sales Director of Channel 5 Interactive in 2000.

    In 2001 he joined Viacom Brand Solutions as Sales Director and became Managing Director in 2004. VBS created cutting edge bespoke solutions which by the end of 2009 represented 15% of their advertising revenue and as a result were recognised by the industry, winning Media Week’s 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 April 2010 Nick set up The Third Way, a media specialist, developing trading and creative advertising solutions but was tempted back to Channel 5 following the acquisition by Northern and Shell. As Commercial Sales Director he has responsibilities across television but is also working closely with The Express, Star and OK! Magazine to create an integrated Northern and Shell proposition. Channel 5 won Campaign Awards TV Sales Team of the Year in 2011. Nick sits on the Advertising Association and Childline Boards and was formally Chairman of NABs.

    He is married with two children and lives in Chiswick.
  • 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, in 2012, made 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, successfully positioning it as the pre-eminent charitable body that educates, promotes and rewards excellence in the art forms of the moving image. She is publicly credited with instigating the changes that define the modern, forward-looking Academy as one of the most influential institutions in the arts today. She successfully placed BAFTA’s annual Film Awards ceremony on the international stage, which has helped the Academy communicate its charitable message to a global audience. Under her leadership, BAFTA’s other Awards ceremonies – the Television, Games, Children’s and Television Craft Awards – and its year-round learning and events programme have continued to grow in stature; the latter now delivers in excess of 200 events a year with many being filmed and made freely available via the BAFTA Guru website, cementing the Academy’s reputation as the touchstone for inspiration and information. With branches in Los Angeles, New York, Scotland and Wales, BAFTA’s international profile continues to grow, and in 2011 Amanda devised and oversaw the inaugural ‘BAFTA Brits to Watch’ event in Los Angeles, attended by BAFTA President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge. The event received widespread attention from the global press and boosted the Academy’s profile, as well as that of the emerging British talent, who were introduced to the leading names in the film, television and games industries in the USA.

    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 Awards ceremonies.
  • 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.
  • Claudine CollinsMediaCom UK
    Claudine Collins
    | http://mediacom.co.uk/
    Managing Director

    Claudine Collins is the Managing Director of MediaCom, the largest media planning and buying agency in the UK. She has been in the industry for 25 years, forging strong, high level relationships with the media and clients.

    Campaign stated that using a combination of charm and tenacity, Claudine is well known in the industry as a formidable negotiator. 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 appeared in various magazines and papers. 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
  • 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.
  • Stewart EasterbrookStarcom MediaVest Group
    Stewart Easterbrook
    | smvgroup.com
    Executive Director of Performance and Digital Development, Europe

    As Executive Director of Performance and Digital Development for Europe, Stewart’s role focuses on growth and innovation across all aspects of digital development.

    Stewart was previously CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group UK for five years from July 2008. His role involved the management of the UK Group Board and the operation of the two UK businesses, Starcom and MediaVest alongside the International Hub which is also run out of London. Prior to this, he held the role of Group Managing Director for two years and before that, acted as Operations Director at MediaVest.

    Stewart has worked in the Groupe for 16 years, joining Leo Burnett in 1997.
  • Stephanie George
    Stephanie George
    Stephanie George was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Time Inc. In this role, she was responsible for the company’s overall positioning and promotion, and for managing and growing Time Inc.’s marketing services capabilities and non-branded revenue opportunities.

    She oversaw Marketing, Research and Insights, and Time Inc. Content Solutions, a custom publishing and marketing services division. Also, in George’s oversight were Media Networks Inc. (MNI) and Targeted Media Inc. (TMI). George also managed Time Inc.’s relationship with American Express Publishing and held a seat on its board. In addition, she led the company’s cross-enterprise relationship with Time Warner Global Media Group.

    George has held an Executive Vice President title at Time Inc. since 2007, serving in several capacities. As President of Time Inc. Advertising Sales and Marketing from 2008 to 2010, she led the company to record gains in share of market, with the Corporate Sales & Marketing winning Min’s 2010 Marketer of the Year award. Prior to that, George led the company’s Style and Entertainment brands, including People, People en Español, People Style Watch, Entertainment Weekly, In Style, Essence, and Real Simple.

    George joined Time Inc. as President on In Style in 2001, establishing the brand as an unparalleled industry leader, and leading the transformation from magazine to global brand.

    Before joining Time Inc., George was at Fairchild Publications from 1988. She served as President, Women’s Wear Daily Media Worldwide, as well as Executive Vice President of Fairchild Publications. Prior to that, as Publisher of W for ten years, she remade the broadsheet into a glossy consumer monthly and presided over the successful launch of Jane.

    Currently, George is part of the board of Burberry Group in London and she served on the boards of MPA (The Association of Magazine Media), and Lincoln Center, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

    George was recognized by the American Cancer Society as the 2008 Dream Ball honoree and in 2009 was named Woman of the Year by the United Service Organizations (USO).
  • 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
    | itvmedia.co.uk
    Creative Sales Director

    Chris has spent over 20 happy years in the business, working for Media Week, Financial Times Business, BBC Worldwide and 9 years at Virgin Radio / Absolute Radio where he was Commercial Director. Chris joined ITV in 2011, and he now leads the Creative Works team, putting creativity at the heart of the business.
  • Josh GraffLinkedIn
    Josh Graff
    | emea.marketing.linkedin.com
    Director, Marketing Solutions EMEA

    Josh joined LinkedIn in 2011 and is responsible for leading the growth of LinkedIn´s Marketing Solutions (advertising) business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In his role, Josh leads sales teams across the region as they help marketers identify, target and engage with the world's largest network of 200 million influential, affluent and educated professionals. ??Before joining LinkedIn, Josh 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. ??Prior to EA, Josh worked at Microsoft as part of the Massive Incorporated acquisition, where he lead business development for Europe & Asia, driving partnerships with key European and Japanese game developers. Before arriving at Microsoft, Josh founded the world’s first in-game advertising agency JAM International, which was acquired by Massive Inc. in February 2005. Josh started his career in television production at TWI, the interactive division of IMG.
  • Gemma GreavesThe Marketing Society
    Gemma Greaves
    | www.marketingsociety.co.uk/?
    Managing Director

    Gemma Greaves has two passions in her business life – networking and championing the power of marketing to business.

    As the managing director of The Marketing Society she's the guardian of over 2600 members, all senior marketers and is responsible for its national programme of events as well as developing valuable partnerships to benefit the membership.

    Gemma has worked with the society for over seven years to challenge its members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders. She is especially proud of her drive to ensure the 54-year-old society is as brilliant at building communities online as offline. Part of her role is to lead the international expansion of the society.

    In February 2013, she also founded Cabal, a private members club for influencers and connectors - through her belief, that if you bring curious people together, big ideas happen and you can do good things together.

    Gemma has worked in the marketing industry in various guises for the last 13 years including roles at The Foreign Office, IBM, in business publishing the Design Business Association.
  • Greg GrimmerHMDG
    Greg Grimmer
    | hmdg.com
    Founding Partner

    Greg Grimmer - A life in advertising

    Greg has worked in advertising since graduating with a BA (hons) in Accountancy and Finance and realising a career in the City was not for him.

    He began his career at Delaney Fletcher/Bozell as a media planner before spending seven years at CIA where he rose to become Strategic Planning Director and was promoted to board director at the tender age of twenty eight. He then spent four years at Optimedia as a Managing Partner before becoming Commercial Director at newly founded ZenithOptimedia Group in 2003.

    He took over as Managing Director of Zed Media in 2005. Under his stewardship, ZED grew from 50 staff and billings of £52million to 120 staff and billings of £130million. It was the fastest growing media agency in 2007 and took a pre-eminent position among agencies in the digital arena, winning awards for work in DiTV, Mobile, and social networking. Greg’s lasting legacy was Zed’s appearance in the Sunday Times “2008 - Best companies to work for” survey.

    Having been approached a number of times about joining the ranks of the entrepreneurial fraternity Greg finally took the plunge in March 2008 and became a founding partner at Hurrell Moseley Dawson and Grimmer (HMDG) a newly formed advertising agency with partners across the advertising, creative and planning spectrum.

    The agency since launch has attracted brands looking for creative and business transformations including Autotrader.com, Ancestry.com, Aston Martin, Nestle, RSA, Superdrug and the launch of WIRED magazine. The Agency’s most notable work is helping to save the rainforest in conjunction with HRH Prince Charles, the Dalai Lama and Daniel Craig (see. www.rainforestsos.org)

    The agency offers strategic, creative and media advice to clients across both traditional and digital media channels and across international boundaries.

    Outside of his agency commitments Greg is a member of the IPA, a business leader of the Marketing Society and an oft-quoted press spokesman on new media issues, a polished conference speaker, as well as a frequent judge of the major advertising and marketing awards. His influential column on Mediatel.co.uk has been now running for four years and has received wide acclaim from both within and outside the industry. He is also a blogger on advertising issues for The Huffington Post.
  • Tracy HalliwellLondon and Partners
    Tracy Halliwell
    | londonandpartners.com
    Director Business Tourism

    Director of Business Tourism and Major Events for London and Partners, Tracy was previously in a similar role for Visit London, the Capital’s global marketing organisation. Responsible for the Convention Bureau, - managing the event solutions team, and a proactive global sales team, attracting discretionary business , cultural & sporting events to the capital; and working with the city stakeholders to develop London’s Business and Major Events Tourism offering.

    Previously, over 20 years experience in Senior Sales & Marketing positions including VP Sales EMEA for Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Global Sales Director Thistle Hotels. , Senior VP Sales & Marketing North America - Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts , and numerous property based Director of Sales & Marketing roles within London and the UK.

    Having just played host to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tracy led the team responsible for the Mayor’s hospitality programmes, welcoming over 200 business guests over the games period; her team assisted over 60 NOC, NPC, Sponsor and Sporting bodies to plan and execute their Olympic hospitality strategies, and London and partners ran the London media centre hosting over 8500 non accredited broadcast and press journalists during gamestime.
  • Andrew HartMicrosoft Advertising
    Andrew Hart
    | advertising.microsoft.com
    GM, Advertising and Online UK

    Andy Hart is the General Manager of Microsoft’s Advertising and Online division in the UK and is responsible for developing the brands and innovating the digital advertising opportunities across Microsoft’s online properties, including: Bing, Skype, Windows Live, Xbox ,Windows Phone, Windows , the Microsoft Media Network and MSN UK.

    Working in partnership with leading global brands and agencies - and building on insights from over an estimated billion global customers interacting with its technology, services and media properties - Microsoft Advertising harnesses the creative potential of its unique portfolio of digital platforms to craft multi-platform solutions that engage and excite audiences.

    Andy’s wealth of advertising experience spans both agency and media roles in the technology and publishing industries. Previous roles have included Managing Director of Sunday Business Newspaper, CEO of Ask Jeeves UK, CEO of Diageo new business ventures, as well as 7 years in London advertising agencies.

    For six years, he also served as Senior Digital Executive at DMGT plc, sitting on the boards of Associated Newspapers and Northcliffe Newspapers as Managing Director of Associated Northcliffe Digital (AND). In this latter role, Andy was responsible for building digital assets including the Mail Online, Jobsite network, Prime Location, Find A Property, and the AND sales network.

    Andy sits on the Advertising association Council, the IAB steering committee and the NSPCC Schools Service Appeal.
  • Steve HatchFacebook
    Steve Hatch
    | facebook.com
  • Mark HoweGoogle
    Mark Howe
    Country Sales Director, UK
    Managing Director Agency Operations North & Central Europe

    Joining Google in January 2006, Mark brought with him a wealth of advertising and marketing experience; having worked in the UK television industry for 20 years - over half that time in digital, multi-channel TV.

    Mark’s role as the Media Sales leadership face of Google has seen him join the Council of the Advertising Association, the boards of ASBOF (Advertising Standards Board of Finance), the IAB, & the AA’s Front Foot, alongside sitting as a Trustee for NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) & the Internet & Media Leadership Group of the Princes Trust.

    In the 7 years at Google the on-line medium has grown from 7% of the UK advertising market to over 30% this year. Whilst he doesn’t take credit for all of this growth he is proud of the stronger relationships Google now has within the UK advertising and media community & the wholesale change that Search & Online Video marketing has brought to UK businesses and the UK Economy.

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

    In his spare time Mark has turned from international oarsman in his youth to a few sprint triathlons and now open water swimming. After surviving and thriving in the Classic Escape from Alcatraz swim in San Francisco in September 2011, Mark’s goal this year is a 10K swim. So you can throw as much cold water as you like at him, he’ll love it!

    He was educated at University College London & now lives in Surrey, with his wife, three children & Daisy the Labradoodle.
  • Stephen HainesFacebook
    Stephen Haines
    | facebook.com
    UK Commercial Director

    As UK Commercial Director for Facebook, Stephen Haines oversees the running of the UK office. His primary role is delivering strategic value to brands and agencies whilst supporting them to create engaging and effective campaigns on Facebook.

    He is also responsible for driving organisational efficiency within his teams and helping them to develop the very best creatives and strategies for their clients.

    Prior to joining Facebook in December 2007, Stephen held the role of Head of Agency Strategy at Yahoo! UK & Ireland. Stephen is also an active partner for the industry trade body, The IPA, and a supporter of the advertising community support organisation, NABS.
  • Tim LefroyAdvertising Association
    Tim Lefroy

    Tim heads the UK Advertising Association – making the case for advertising. The Association speaks for around thirty trade associtions and the leading practitioners building recognition for the industry 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 in 1978. He was a director at McCann Erickson and CEO successively of Yellowhammer and Young & Rubicam. He set up Radical a change management consultancy in 1994 and joined the Advertising Association in 2009.
  • Moray MacLennanM&C; Saatchi
    Moray MacLennan
    | mcsaatchi.com
    CEO Worldwide

  • David MansfieldThe Drive Partnership
    David Mansfield
    | thedrivepartnership.com

    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 MaplesSpotify
    Chris Maples
    VP, Europe

    Chris Joined Spotify in April 2011. As VP, Europe he is responsible for helping to shape the business across many areas and in working closely with all partners and advertisers to ensure the business continues to grow.

    Prior to Spotify, Chris has spent 20+ years in the media and advertising industry in various roles working across television, Radio, Outdoor. He was most recently commercial director of Microsoft’s Consumer and Online business, where he led a team of over 200.

    Chris was awarded the “greatest individual contribution to new media” at the NewMedia age awards in 2012 and led the Spotify team to winning “Media brand of the year at the Media week awards in the same year. The most recent award being Digital media brand of the year at the Rev Awards this year.

    Chris is reputedly the tallest man in media!
  • Erin (Mack) McKelveySalientMG
    Erin (Mack) McKelvey
    | salientmg.com
    Founder/Chief Executive Officer

    Mack McKelvey is the Founder and CEO of SalientMG, a corporate and political technology marketing strategy firm. In this role, Mack leverages her extensive track record of transformational corporate market positioning and business development for SalientMG’s client portfolio, including Rovio, MPAA, Sparkfly, UberMedia, etc.

    Prior to founding SalientMG, Mack was the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Millennial Media. She joined Millennial in January 2009 to lead the company’s global corporate and product marketing, industry relations and communications; from start-up stage through the company’s IPO in 2012.

    Before Millennial Media, Mack held senior marketing and management roles at SIRIUS XM Radio, VeriSign, American Management Systems, British Telecom; and prior to her corporate experience, she held senior account positions at Edelman Public Relations and Alexander Communications (now part of Ogilvy PR).

    Mack is a formal advisor to Sparkfly, a disruptive digital attribution company; and she is an informal mobile advisor and fan of Dosomething.org. Mack is a frequent speaker, conference advisor, and an awards and Hackathon judge. She is a member of Advertising Women of NY (AWNY) and she previously served on the North American Board for the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Mobile Board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

    In September 2013 and in July 2012, Mack was named to the Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising. In 2012, Mack was awarded the Silver Medal Award for outstanding contribution to the advertising industry, by the American Advertising Federation (AAF Baltimore). In 2010, she was listed on the inaugural Mobile Women to Watch, by Mobile Marketer; and she was a contributing author of the “How-to” book, Mobile Marketing for Dummies.
  • Nikki MendoncaOMD
    Nikki Mendonca
    | omd.com
    President, EMEA

    Nikki Mendonca is the EMEA President of OMD, the largest and most awarded media communications company in the world. She presides over 4200 employees, across 60+ offices in 54 markets and oversees over $15 billion in marketing investment from leading world class companies like McDonald's, PepsiCo, Vodafone and Renault Nissan.

    Under her leadership OMD has won several Agency of the Year accolades including coming top of the Gunn Report for Media 6 years in a row and most recently being crowned Adweek's Global Agency of the Year for the third time since 2008.

    Previous to joining OMD Europe 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 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 digitally integrated offering and is personally leading her network's social and mobile marketing ambitions.

  • Rufus OlinsNewsworks
    Rufus Olins
    | newsworks.org.uk

    Rufus is Chief Executive of Newsworks, the marketing body for the national press.

    Previously he was Chief Executive of World Advertising Research Centre and Managing Director of Haymarket Brand Media.

    A former journalist, he was Marketing Editor at The Sunday Times and Editor of Management Today.

    Rufus is a trustee at the Almeida Theatre.
  • Jon O'DonnellESI Media
    Jon O'Donnell
    | esimedia.co.uk
    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.
  • Noel PenzerAOL UK
    Noel Penzer
    | advertising.aol.co.uk
    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 Networks 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.
  • David PemselGuardian News & Media
    David Pemsel
    | guardian.co.uk
    Chief Commercial Officer

    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.
    He joined the fledgling St Lukes, helping build it into a top 10 agency within the UK and winning agency of the year in 1997.
    In 2000, he was headhunted by Elizabeth Murdoch to launch Shine Entertainment.
    In 2005 he joined ITV as Marketing Director, before becoming Group Marketing Director in 2007; he was promoted onto the ITV PLC Executive Committee in 09.
    Leaving ITV in September 2010, David is now Chief Commercial Officer of Guardian News and Media.
    He is a fellow of the Marketing Society, Council member of the Marketing Group of Great and Britain and a Voting Member of BAFTA.
  • Guy PhillipsonIAB UK
    Guy Phillipson
    | iabuk.net
    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 RedicanRAB
    Simon Redican
    | rab.co.uk
    Managing Director – Radio Advertising Bureau

    Simon is currently MD of the RAB, the marketing body for commercial radio, joining in May 2007. The RAB ambition is to drive up commercial radio revenues by sharing Britain’s Love of Radio with advertisers and agencies. Simon has introduced of a number of pivotal initiatives to help stimulate growth in the radio ad market, including the multi-award-winning radioGAUGE and the Online Multiplier report, winner of the Gold Award for Research at the Media Week Awards 2010 and Silver in the Marketing Week Engage Awards. Radio has consistently outperformed the ad market, with three consecutive years of revenue growth and an increasing share of the total display market.

    Simon 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 his respective allegiances are red and blue and his favourite station is XFM. He and his wife Jessie have three children and live in Lee, London.
  • Simon ReesDigital Cinema Media
    Simon Rees
    | dcm.co.uk

    Simon Rees joined Digital Cinema Media (DCM) in May 2011 with a mission to drive forward the role of cinema in the media mix through technological innovation and the big screen’s ability to captivate audiences in its immersive environment.
    As the UK leader in cinema advertising, DCM, owned by Cineworld and Odeon, accounts for an 80% market share, representing clients such as Vue, Cityscreen and a further 150 independents. Over the past two years, Simon has spear-headed DCM’s Digital Transformation, introducing faster and more flexible ways of selling, scheduling and distributing cinema advertising to the media industry.
    Prior to DCM, Simon held Chief Executive/Managing Director posts at media giants Mindshare and Carat, as well as the digital outdoor specialist Avanti. Cadbury’s high profile ten-year sponsorship of ITV’s Coronation Street was secured under Simon’s tenure at Carat. At Mindshare, Simon managed the merger of the Network/Ogilvy and JWT Media.
    Simon is a keen sportsman and a former national hockey player. Outside of media he is the Chairman of the international mental health charity, BasicNeeds.
  • Seb RoyceRockabox
    Seb Royce
    Chief Creative Officer

    Seb joined Rockabox in 2013 as Chief Creative Officer. Rockabox is transforming the way brands, agencies, publishers and broadcasters approach video content, through their innovative technology and distribution platform. 

    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 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.;  

    A hands-on CCO, Seb likes to stay close to the work and believes that first and foremost, it should be fun.
  • Bryan ScottBryan Scott Inc.
    Bryan Scott
    Marketing Communications Director

    Bryan started out agency side as a media planner at Leo Burnett/Starcom, before moving to Capital Radio Group to head up the Commercial Marketing team working across a diverse portfolio including Xfm and Capital FM. He them moved to A&N; Media as Head of Creative Communications, heading up group communications whilst establishing A&N; Creative, the group's award-winning creative function. Bryan joined Metro in his current role in December 2011.
  • Michael StecklerCriteo
    Michael Steckler
    | criteo.com
    EVP, Global Business Operations

    Michael has spent the last 19 years in the media industry including 13 years’ in online media. Michael joined Criteo in May 2010 as Managing Director for Northern Europe & Benelux. Now EVP, Global Business Operations, Michael has been given the global responsibility to drive Criteo’s product offering consistently across all 31 markets and help enhance the growth of the company.

    Prior to Criteo, Michael was the Managing Director for AOL UK and Netherlands, where he was responsible for AOL's transition to a fully ad funded web services company including the creation of Platform-A. Before AOL, Michael spent 7 years at Microsoft where he was instrumental in building the MSN UK business, holding several key roles including Commercial Director and latterly Planning and Development Director, EMEA.

    Michael lives in London with his wife and 3 children.
  • 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.
  • Kate RobertsonHAVAS Worldwide
    Kate Robertson
    | havas.com/havas-dyn/en/
    UK Group Chairman

    Kate Robertson was made UK Group Chairman of Havas Worldwide in February 2006 after 25 years in the advertising business. 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.

    Kate with David Jones came up with the idea of an annual summit with the aim of bringing together young leaders from every country in the world together to participate in a series of debates covering major areas of global concern. Called One Young World the first summit was held in London in February 2010 and the third has recently been held in Pittsburgh, USA.

    In January 2003 she joined 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 to David Jones, on the service and practice of the global accounts of for 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. Having started with 5 people eventually staff numbered 53 in 2002 and accounts included Cable & Wireless, DHL, Dow Jones Corporate, Wall Street Journal Europe, Siemens Household Appliances, British Eggs, Seven Seas, Pfizer, Fisherman’s Friend, Lagerfeld and Swedish Match.

    Kate graduated from the University of Cape Town with BA LLB degrees in 1979. She left Law for advertising for purely instinctive reasons like: people; fun and funk. And that emotional, youthful folly proved to be wise life-choice in the long run. Her great passion and fascination were and are people and all that makes them tick. She is married to Film Producer Bruce Robertson and has a daughter, Ella.
  • Rupert StainesRadiumOne
    Rupert Staines
    | radiumone.com
    Managing Director, EMEA

    Rupert started the European operations for the world’s leading Programmatic Advertising Platform in 2011.

    His digital advertising and technology experience goes back to 1998 when he created the European operations for Valueclick Inc. (NQ: VCLK), seeing it through a successful IPO in 2000. In 2004 he joined Adviva, the UK’s premium behavioural advertising technology that was acquired by Specific Media in 2008 where he became SVP for European expansion.

    Passionate about digital and its transformational impact on consumers and commerce, his mission is to persuasively articulate the use of data across digital media to help marketers apply the right technologies to grow and retain their customer bases.
  • Phil StokesPWC
    Phil Stokes
    | pwc.co.uk
    Partner, EMEA TICE & Entertainment and Media Leader
  • Matt TeemanMetro
    Matt Teeman
    | metro.co.uk
    Commercial Director

    After starting his career at IPC, Matt joined BBC Worldwide in 1993 working on flagship title Radio Times. After a brief spell with Wired Ventures in 1995, he returned to BBC Worldwide for a second time and joined beeb.com, the BBC's first commercial online offering overseeing both display and e-Commerce revenues for the portal.

    This was followed by move back into the magazine division in 2002 to set up and run a new central sales venture, 'The Key Customer Group', responsible for driving incremental revenues from the top 25 clients and top 5 agencies.

    Appointed Group Advertising Director in 2004, he then oversaw all central revenue streams for BBC Magazines. In 2006 he was promoted to Director, Ad Sales and joined the magazines board as a Divisional Director.

    In 2009 Matt was appointed Chairman of PPA Marketing, the marketing trade body for the magazine industry, and was presented with the PPA Chairman's award in 2011.

    In November 2011, Matt was promoted to Managing Director, Advertising at newly launched business Immediate Media Co (formerly BBC Magazines, Magicalia and Origin Publishing) before joining Metro as Commercial Director in October 2012 and then moving more recently to become Commercial Director DMG Media working across Mail Newspapers, Mail Online and Metro.
  • Rupert TurnbullWired UK
    Rupert Turnbull

    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. Rupert frequently talks at industry conferences on the future of magazines.