Speakers
A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE
Chief Executive Officer
VIRGIN MONEY
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Jayne-Anne has significant finance and banking experience, built up over a period of almost 30 years. Jayne-Anne’s commitment to building Britain’s best loved bank, along with her proven ability to build businesses and lead strong management teams, brings significant value to all stakeholders of Virgin Money. Jayne-Anne is a chartered accountant.
Mike Gaffney
CRO
SHARETHROUGH
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Mike owns all revenue strategy and operations including media sales and publisher platform sales at Sharethrough. He was the CRO for Auditude, a video advertising platform acquired by Adobe in 2011. Mike was VP of Sales at Right Media, the first digital advertising exchange that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2007, where he served as the VP of their Publisher Network. His technology career began in enterprise software at Oracle and includes a 7-year tenure at Salesforce.com where he served as a VP and was their 20th employee.
Chris Gale
Business Manager
GOOGLE CLOUD
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Chris Gale has worked in AdTech for more than 10 years across nearly every part of the ecosystem, starting in Paid Search and Web Analytics and graduating into AdServing and the Programmatic space with Invite media and DoubleClick. Prior to joining Google Cloud Platform in 2015, he managed Google's relationships with Agencies and Marketers for DoubleClick in the UK and Ireland. In his current role, Chris is responsible for helping Google Cloud’s Advertising and AdTech clients extract more value from their marketing dollars and data.
Matt Gee
Head of Digital Transformation
ISOBAR UK
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Matt has spent 20 years at the forefront of digital innovation, he is known for helping multi-market and local brands transform through innovation.

Matt is responsible for driving Isobar UK’s delivery of ideas without limits, with a focus on ideas that are enabled through technology, powered by people, to deliver business results. He has spent his career driving best practice in digital innovation and has significant expertise creating digital experiences that lead clients into new territories. Matt previously worked at R/GA where he was responsible for the growth strategy and the development and integration of specialised offerings across EMEA. He has worked with a number of global brands including Beats by Dre, Google, Nike, Getty Images, Coca-Cola and Unilever. His work has been recognised by numerous industry award bodies including D&AD;, Clio, Cannes Lions and the iAB.
Tim Gentry
Global Revenue Director
GUARDIAN NEWS & MEDIA
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Tim Gentry is the global revenue director for Guardian News and Media. He is responsible for creating and implementing a global strategy that delivers the best in class innovation across trading, monetisation and display development for GNM’s growing global commercial interests. 

Previously to this role, Tim was revenue director at GNM for 18 months and led a department of over 50 people with teams specialising in advertising revenue performance, direct, agency and programmatic trading, and developing advertising products across all GNM platforms. Under his lead GNM launched the award-winning planning tool 'Audiences not Platforms' - the Guardian's approach to audience delivery across on and offline products, using innovative formats and unique audience targeting technology and research. ‘Audiences not Platforms’ has been phenomenally successful since launch, growing into a multimillion-revenue stream in its first quarter.

A GNM stalwart, Tim has held various positions in the commercial team since 1996, which include client advertisement manager from 2003-06, commercial effectiveness Manager from 2007, and head of optimisation and effectiveness from 2010-2012. Prior to joining the Guardian, Tim worked with Emap where he spent three years following graduation from Imperial College.
Andrew Geoghegan
Global Head of Consumer Planning
DIAGEO
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After 8 years at Diageo, Andrew now heads up consumer planning globally. Previously he spent six years in PepsiCo in various insight and innovation roles. Andrew's career started at AC Neilsen as an Account Director. He is a Graduate of Oxford University.
Olivier Gers
Global President
LIQUIDTHREAD
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As Global President, LiquidThread, Gers is responsible for building the global LiquidThread business and expanding opportunities around the world with brands, local production studios, networks and distribution organizations. He oversees a range of content marketing offerings, including digital marketing strategies, core partnership models and the development of brand programming. Working across disciplines, Gers develops strategies that marry ideas with platforms to drive business for SMG's roster of clients.

Previously, Gers served as Chief Executive Officer for the Endemol Worldwide Brands division, the world’s largest independent production company, at Endemol Group in London. In this role, he led the monetization of the ancillary rights of Endemol’s key properties, including television shows Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Wipeout and Star Academy. He managed a 50+ person global team responsible for all commercial extensions across licensing, merchandising, digital, gambling, gaming, live events, sponsorship and brand relations and music publishing.
Among his prior posts, Gers served as General Manager at FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide where he managed global ancillary activities for one of world’s leading producers and distributors of entertainment programming (American Idol, Price Is Right, X Factor). In this role he was responsible for developing product and promotional associations to enhance and extend the consumer experience of each property. He also served as Senior Vice President, Digital at IMG Worldwide and in other content development leadership roles throughout his career.

Gers was named Advertising Age Entertainment Marketer of the Year in 2007 and has served as an active industry spokesperson over the years, including engagements at MipTV, the largest market and showcase for international TV content development; NATPE; World Congress of Sports; UBS Media and Communications Conference; Forbes Breakout Conference, and more.
Hoss Ghonouie
Marketing Director
EVERYMAN CINEMAS
John Giddings
Music Agent
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John Giddings took the classic route into live music and along the way became one of the biggest and best known agents and promoters in the world.

Responsible for many of the most high profile tours of recent years including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Genesis, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop and David Bowie, John also revived the Isle of Wight Festival, the Woodstock of Europe.
Nigel Gilbert
VP Strategic Development EMEA
APPNEXUS
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Nigel has been with AppNexus since 2011, holding the position of VP of Sales, EMEA before being appointed the VP of Strategic Development for the entire region Prior to joining AppNexus, Nigel served as Head of Orange Ad Market (UK & FR) for France Telecom. He was responsible for all commercial operations at Orange Ad Market, the real-time bidding (RTB) exchange. Previously, Nigel was a co-founder of Unanimis, the first and largest digital publisher network in the UK.
Nick Giles
Co-founder
SEVEN HILLS
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Nick works closely with high-growth firms in the UK, US and Asia. He is an ambassador for the Hong Kong government’s venture programme. He is also an advisory board member of Tech London Advocates and is an advisor to the global youth movement One Young World.

Michael Hayman and Nick Giles are the co-founders of Seven Hills, the highly acclaimed campaigns firm founded to generate momentum for Britain’s fast-growing companies and most exciting entrepreneurs. Seven Hills was named the Best Corporate Consultancy in the World by the Holmes Report and is a Santander Breakthrough 50 winner.
Nick Gill
Executive Creative Director
BBH
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Nick has been in advertising since 1984. He worked at BMP DDB for 13 years, making his name on brands like Volkswagen, John Smiths, Schweppes and Batchelors.

After a brief stint at Wieden and Kennedy he joined BBH in 1998.

As a writer and creative director he was responsible for some of the agency’s most awarded work, including Axe ‘Getting dressed’, Vodafone ‘Mayfly’ and ‘Time theft’ and Barnardos’ ‘Believe in children’ campaign.

Nick was made ECD in 2008. The agency went on to win two ‘Campaign Agency of the year’, awards, whilst Nick was voted ECD of the year for a record three consecutive years.

During this time BBH won ‘Agency of the year’ three years out of four at British Arrows, and in 2014 Nick was awarded British Arrows’ prestigious Chairman’s award.

He currently sits on BBH’s Global Management Group.

He is married with three children.



Richard Gillis
Sports business journalist, author and consultant
FOUNDER OF UNOFFICIAL PARTNER
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Richard Gillis gave up a perfectly good job to become a journalist, getting his first break on Channel 4’s much heralded cricket coverage, where he made up viewers’ questions for Richie Benaud to answer live at lunchtime. This began an award-winning career writing about sport and business for the Wall Street Journal, The Observer, The Irish Times and the Financial Times among many other publications. Formerly Editor of SportBusiness International, Richard launched Unofficial Partner as an alternative guide to sports marketing and it’s now a consultancy working with agencies, sponsors and sports rights holders in the area of storytelling, editorial content and strategic communications. His first book is The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport’s Great Leadership Delusion, to be published by Bloomsbury in the UK and US later this year. You’ll find him on Twitter @RichardGillis1, arguing with people he hopes never to meet.
Mark Given
Director of Communications
SAINSBURY'S
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Originally from Northern Ireland, Mark graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. After a long chat with a Brand Manager at a recruitment fair he decided to turn his back on the construction industry and started with P&G; as Asst. Brand Manager. In a 9 year career with P&G; he rose through the ranks working on Pringles & Crest. Working both in the UK and Switzerland.
Mark joined Scottish & Newcastle 6 weeks before the company got bought by Heineken. At Heineken he was responsible for the mainstream brands including Foster and John Smith. He was responsible for developing the Good Call campaign, Fosters comedy sponsorship and the return of Alan Partridge as well as the return of Peter Kay on John Smiths.
At the start of 2012 Mark joined O2 as Head of Sponsorship and headed O2's range of entertainment and sport sponsorship deals.
Mark joined Sainsbury’s in 2013 initially responsible for all the advertising output landing a number of award winning Christmas campaigns.
Martin Glenn
CEO
THE FA
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Prior to The FA, Martin was CEO at United Biscuits, a £1bn company which is home to the McVitie’s and Jacobs brands and with a rapidly growing international division.

He came to prominence during his time at Walkers Snack Foods in 1992, enlisting England’s second greatest goal scorer of all time, Gary Lineker, to play a key promotional role in his marketing campaigns.

Having increased Walkers’ market share from the mid-20s to more than 60%, he became company President in 1998 and ran the business till 2006, when he left to join Birdseye, which had been acquired from Unilever for £1.2bn.

In 2003, he was awarded Marketing Week’s CEO of the Year, and in 2004 was voted the UK’s most influential marketer by Marketing Magazine.

An FA qualified grassroots coach, Martin is also a former Leicester City FC non-executive Director, having sat on the Club’s Board between 2002-2006.

Martin has also worked for Cadbury Schweppes, Mars and Deloitte, and is President of the Marketing Society.
Gal Glickman
Co-Founder & CEO
UPONIT
Pippa Glucklich
co-CEO
STARCOM MEDIAVEST GROUP UK
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Always a media girl at heart, Pippa joined the industry as a graduate trainee and has since loved every minute of the challenge, pace and variety it brings.

Pippa Glucklich is co - CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group and lucky enough to work with clients such as Samsung, Lidl and AirBNB amongst others. She is responsible for the strategic development of the business, as well as ensuring the highest standards of thinking, ideas and delivery across all clients.

As well as her business career, Pippa is active within the industry and as such is a trustee of NABS, Vice President of WACL, a member of the IPA Client Group and sits on the Advertising Association Council.

Pippa is married with 2 sons and lives in Wimbledon. The family are Chelsea FC nuts.
Ella Goldner
Strategy Director
IPG MEDIABRANDS
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Ella joined IPG Mediabrands in 2011 as a Business Performance Director, reporting directly to the CEO, developing and implementing new business practices across the business. Since 2012 Ella has been working as a Global Strategy Director, responsible for developing Integrated Communications globally for clients such as EY, Zurich, and Unilever.

She is the Co-Founder of OpenCoLDN (now called NewCo) - a festival celebrating innovation and open businesses in London as part of the global NewCo organisation, now spreading to other parts of the globe.
Darren Goldsby
Chief Digital & Technical Officer
HEARST MAGAZINES UK
Will Gompertz
Arts Editor
BBC
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Will has been BBC arts editor since 2009.

Before that, he was a director at the Tate Gallery for seven years, where he was responsible for the award-winning Tate Online, the UK's most popular art website, and Tate Etc, the UK's highest circulation art magazine.

He was voted one of the world's top 50 creative thinkers by the New York-based Creativity Magazine.
In 2009 Will wrote and performed Double Art History, a sell-out one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Dominic Good
Global Sales Director
FT
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Dominic Good is the Financial Times’ global advertising strategy and sales director, appointed in November 2013. He is responsible for the FT’s global advertising sales across print, digital and content marketing as well as overseeing the research and insight teams in Europe and the USA.

Good was previously EMEA publisher for the Financial Times, overseeing advertising sales and circulation in the region.

Good rejoined the Financial Times in 2004 after 5 years during which he was a founding partner of Adforum.com a web based creative monitoring and intelligence service for marketing professionals, founded in 1999.

He first joined the Financial Times in 1989 in the UK, later transferring to Europe as manager of the Paris office and commercial manager of the FT's first foray into the Russian market, Financial Izvestia.

Good was educated at London University, the University of Aix en Provence and gained an
MBA in 1999 from City University Business School.
Nicole Goodwin
Marketing Director
JÄGERMEISTER
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Nicole Goodwin has over 20 years’ experience in marketing. Starting out in research and insights at Millward Brown before moving to Bass, Nicole has also worked with food, health and personal care brands such as Muller Dairy and Nivea face care, before moving back to the exciting and fast-paced alcohol industry with Cellar Trends.

In 2014 Nicole evolved with the brand and took up the role of Marketing Director at Mast-Jaegermeister UK – the first subsidiary outside of Germany. Nicole has since transformed Jägermeister’s marketing strategy in the UK, creating the brand’s first ever TV adverts, overhauling the brands presence in the digital realm and bringing Jägermeister’s first ever brand extension - Jägermeister Spice - to market. Jägermeister is now the No. 1 best-selling speciality spirit

In her ‘spare’ time, Nicole loves travelling, fine dining, trying her hand at baking and sipping a Root56 (a long serve of Jägermeister and gi
Amanda Gosling
IBM Interactive Experience
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE PARTNER
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Amanda is a leader in IBM’s Customer Driven Transformations global team, where she works with clients to digitise their businesses from the customer inwards. She has experience across all aspects of transformation: capabilities, skills and organisational change. Amanda works with multinational companies across industries who have rich foundations of data. She brings deep experience from the agency world, working at the intersection of design and data in service of customers.
Olivia Grant
Actress
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Gemma Greaves
Global Managing Director
THE MARKETING SOCIETY
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Gemma Greaves has two passions in her business life – networking and championing the power of marketing to business.
As global managing director of The Marketing Society she's the guardian of over 2700 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 eight years to challenge its members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders. She is especially proud of her drive to ensure the 56-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.
Gemma has worked in the marketing industry in various guises for the last 14 years including roles at The Foreign Office, IBM, in business publishing and developing the membership at the Design Business Association.
Gerard Grech
CEO
TECH CITY
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Will Greenwood MBE
Rugby World Cup Winner
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Having started working life on the City trading floor, Will went on to become the second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to a glorious victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He is widely regarded as one of England’s great rugby players, as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and witty characters. Off pitch his focus has remained undimmed. With a reputation as a bright, articulate and witty personality he was snapped up by Sky Sports as one of their main rugby anchors. He also fronts Sky’s hugely popular ‘School of Hard Knocks’ which gives at risk youngsters the chance to train, grow and shine through sport. Alongside this he pens a weekly opinion column for the Telegraph. Will’s most recent venture is Super Skills Experiences, a rapidly growing business providing legendary shared holidays and festivals with some of the biggest names in sport.
Asaf Greiner
CoFounder & CEO
PROTECTED MEDIA
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Previously VP products at Cyren (Nasdaq: CYRN), Asaf brings management and product expertise. A successful entrepreneur, Asaf is the co-founder of Aduva (acquired by Sun/Oracle) and beeFENCE, one of the pioneering companies in fighting botnets. He holds an MBA from IDC.
Jordan Gremli
Head of Artist Insights
SPOTIFY
Alex Grieve
Executive Creative Director
AMV BBDO
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Alex and his creative partner Adrian Rossi started their careers at Saatchi & Saatchi under Paul Arden before leaving to join BBH where they remained for 14 years creating and CDing work for clients such as Audi, Axe, Barnardos & British Airways. After a year at digital agency Isobar, then known as Glue, they joined AMVBBDO in 2011. Together they created work such as Guinness ‘Cloud’ & ‘Clock’, Eurostar ‘Stories are waiting’ as well as the recent Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, ‘Mog’.
In 2013 they were appointed as only the 4th generation of ECD’s in AMV’s history. Since then AMV has won Agency of the Year at D&AD;, British Arrows, Big Awards & Creative Circle.
Gareth Griffiths
Head of Sponsorship
O2
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Gareth has responsibility for The O2 arena, 19 O2 Academy venues nationwide and O2’s long-standing England Rugby sponsorship, as well as sport in O2’s customer loyalty programme Priority, Up at The O2 and the market-leading Priority Tickets partnership with Live Nation and AEG.

A Law graduate from Cardiff University, Gareth previously worked for Barclays on their Premier League sponsorship, as well as agency roles for Coca Cola, EDF Energy, William Hill and Powergen, before joining O2 in November 2012.

O2 has music and sport at the core of their brand and business, a strategy that continues to innovate and lead from the front for the digital telco.

O2 were recently awarded Marketing Society’s 2015 ‘Brand of the Year’.
Greg Grimmer
COO
FETCH
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Greg is a well known figurehead in the digital media landscape, a member of the IPA and an oft-quoted press 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 Autotrader.com, Aston Martin, Nestle, and the launch of WIRED magazine.  
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.
Fetch was acquired in November 2014 by the Dentsu Aegis Network. It currently works with clients including Uber, Facebook, eBay, Expedia, Hotels.com and Apple Music.
Mark Grist
Poet
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Mark is an artist and educator based in Peterborough. He writes poems and live shows that tour all around the world. Recent commissions have included work for The Royal Institute, BBC Radio 1, Radio 1 Xtra, Channel 4, Film 4, Red Bull, The National Maritime Museum and Google. When he isn’t writing commissions, touring or playing board games he is working on new poetry vids for his YouTube channel.
Dominic Grounsell
Global Digital Marketing Director
TRAVELEX
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Dominic is responsible for both the digital marketing and online / mobile P&L; globally for Travelex.
Prior to RSA Dominic was Marketing Director for Capital One, one of the UK's leading credit card companies. In this role, he successfully led the transition of the business to a fully online-centric marketing model.
Dominic began his marketing career in 2001 as a graduate trainee with Unilever and went on to work on the Surf, Lux and Dove brands. In 2005, he moved to BT in 2005 to become Head of Marketing - Consumer Broadband.
Thomas Guignard
Regional Manager for Waze Ads, EMEA and APAC
WAZE
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Thomas Guignard is the Country Manager for Waze Ads in Europe, MENA and APAC .

Thomas worked 8 years at Google France, where he helped with the digital transformation of major French industrial groups, managing multiples verticals and teams in Paris and Dublin.
Previously Thomas spent 7 years in Strategy Consulting, at A.T.kearney, for a various range of clients and assignements. Thomas specialized in Strategy, Marketing and Media.
Thomas has started his career in marketing working for L'Oreal in Paris and L'Occitane in NYC. Thomas holds a degree in Business Administration at ESCP Europe.
Charlotte Gunn
Editor
NME.COM
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Charlotte has a wealth of experience working on key online brands in the women’s lifestyle sector – writing and editing for RedOnline, IVillage and of course goodtoknow.

Dedicated to a career in the fast-paced world of online, Charlotte was on the original launch team for goodtoknow.co.uk and has been an integral part of helping it develop into a site that boasts over two million monthly unique users.

In 2008 Charlotte was promoted from assistant level and spent two years as Recipes and Diets Editor on goodtoknow, helping form the initial food content strategy which has been key to the site’s success.

Making the move to RedOnline in 2010, Charlotte took up the role of Online Features & Lifestyle Editor during the site’s launch phase and throughout its early months. Managing the Food, Living and News sections, she put in place a solid editorial and SEO strategy on which the site could build.

Lured back to goodtoknow with a promotion to Deputy Editor, Charlotte rejoined the team in Spring 2011 and just seven months later was promoted to Acting Editor. Since taking on her new role, she has overseen a major shift in editorial strategy, launched three new apps, worked closely with the technical team to develop new functionality as well as securing new bloggers in the world of food and family.

Charlotte became editor of NME.com in November 2015. Her role is to deliver NME's digital growth strategy across mobile, desktop, social and native apps. Working closely with editor-in-chief Mike Williams, Charlotte will also play a key role in the development of digital brand extensions and new product launches
Charlotte says: "I'm thrilled to be joining NME at such a momentous time in its legendary history. This is the brand that got me into music so to now be tasked with helping Mike and the team drive its digital growth is an absolute honour. 2015 has been a transformative year for NME and it doesn't stop here. We've got aspirations to be the biggest and best multi-channel millennial brand in the world, and I'm excited about being part of the team that gets us there.”
Amir Guy
Partner, CEO
ACW/GREY ISRAEL