Judges 2013

 

Pete Robins

Pete Robins

Agenda21

(Chair)

BIOGRAPHY

Managing Partner

Back in the mid 90s, Pete jumped from the daily grind of a traditional media planning buying job to become one of the UK’s first digital media planner buyers. In 1999 he took the slightly mad plunge of launching his own online media agency: media21, as well as subsequently co-founding the digital creative agency Glue. Following the private sale of media21 to Grey Global Group, he then co-ran MediaCom’s digital division for four years, sitting on the Board of Directors. In an attempt to build a more nimble way to deal with the opportunities in digital media, data and technology, he then left in 2005 to take another mad plunge and set up the media agency agenda21 with two business partners. In 2011 they have also formed a sister data and tech focussed business, DataShaka. Laughably, he was ranked 3rd in Campaign’s top 10 “Online Pioneers”, is Chair of the IPA’s Digital Media Group, advises and has invested in a range of other digital, tech and creative businesses and speaks at industry events regularly.

Jane Savage

Jane Savage

Johnson & Johnson

(Client Judge)

BIOGRAPHY

Jane is Head of Digital and eCommerce for Johnson & Johnson, Northern Europe. In this role she has built a digital team that works across the Consumer organisation helping to build capabilities, raise the Digital IQ, determine appropriate digital strategies and channels, and developing the optimal eCommerce offering with key retail partners. She is also a founding member of the J&J EMEA Digital Council, helping to raise knowledge and best practice across the region.

Previously at J&J, Jane was responsible for the global NICORETTE® digital strategy, including online communication material development and rollout across multiple markets.

Jane has a wealth of experience having worked for more than 12 years in the field with A.S.Watson, Camelot and Bertelsmann Media.

Nick Graham

Nick Graham

Walker Media

BIOGRAPHY

Chief Digital Officer

Nick is a digital marketing executive and Chief Digital Officer at Walker Media (M&C Saatchi Group) with over twelve years’ experience both agency (WPP, Publicis) and publisher side (MSN UK, News International). He has worked with clients such as O2, Aviva, Barclaycard, Compare The Market, and Boots. His experience covers digital strategy, display, search, advertising operations, analytics, and client services. Nick holds a degree in Computer Science, and has a Masters degree from Central Saint Martins in Personalisation in Digital Advertising (2012). He has recently completed an MBA at Cass Business School in London.

Suzy Ryder

Suzy Ryder

Maxus Global

BIOGRAPHY

Group Digital Account Director

Suzy’s degree in Communication from Bournemouth University’s Media School provided the ideal stepping stone into the world of the media agency.
Her first experience was working for a direct marketing agency outside of London called Tri-Direct (now part of Crayon) refining her direct response skills across a variety of clients including Norwich Union and Bose, before concentrating solely on digital media.
Suzy joined Zed Media as Digital Account Manager on BT (the UK’s third largest online advertiser) in 2007 with promotion to Digital Account Director in 2008. Responsibilities included the management of planning and buying for all digital display and mobile activity across brand and direct response channels, as well as the coordination of all digital media channels and integration with ATL media activity. The role encompassed reach a broad consumer audience, SME’s and C-Suite professionals across the BT product range.
Suzy joined Maxus in April 2010 and was pivotal to the transition of the BT digital media planning and buying business, playing a key role in the planning and implementation of BT’s very successful venture into social media with their “Heart to Heart” and “Wedding” campaigns.
Her latest role at Maxus as Group Digital Account Director involves ensuring digital best practice, innovation and rigor across key clients within the agency, including Barclays, Barclaycard, Mercedes and BT across consumer and business audiences.
Suzy is also a qualified reflexologist and enjoys partaking in the odd half marathon or two in her spare time.

Samir Shah

Samir Shah

House of Kaizen

BIOGRAPHY

Associate Media Director

Samir started his career within the marketing team of Avis Rent a Car, joining House of Kaizen (formally Web Liquid) in October 2006. During his time at House of Kaizen he has been a key member of the agency holding various roles from media (Display, PPC, Affiliates), strategy and commercial. Currently Samir is the Media Director at House of Kaizen where he manages a performance driven team responsible for generating return on investment for its clients. He is also heading up digital trading for House of Kaizen and constantly strives to improve the digital knowledge within his team.

 
Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor

MEC Global

BIOGRAPHY

Managing Director

Justin Taylor has been working exclusively in digital since 1999. He started his career at the height of the dot com boom at a start-up specialising in promoting financing solutions for the SME and enterprise sector – a revolutionary business (which was five years too early). With a taste for all things online he moved to one of the digital leaders, M Digital; learning the digital media trade on IBM, Kellogg’s and Ford, creating pioneering digital media firsts. He joined MEC Interaction from OMD International where he was Head of Digital responsible for clients such as McDonald's, Vodafone and Sony (including the multi-award winning Sony Bravia 'Balls'). Justin is now Managing Director of MEC Digital (UK). Working across a diverse cross section of clients from Lloyds Banking Group to Nintendo he has driven digital excellence to keep MEC ahead of its competitors.

Jane Wolfson

Jane Wolfson

Initiative

BIOGRAPHY

Joint Head of Investment

Jane has worked in the media industry for over 20years and held senior positions within Comms Planning, Activation and Investment across a number of clients including Unilever, LVMH, France Telecom, General Motors and Tesco.

Dan Radford

Dan Radford

Walt Disney Studios

(Client Judge)

BIOGRAPHY

With over 7 years experience in Digital Media and Marketing, Dan’s career has spanned both agency and client side. In his role at The Walt Disney Company he leads the Digital Marketing strategy for the Studio business in the UK & EMEA for the Pixar, Marvel & Disney brands across Theatrical and Home Entertainment.