About Advertising Week

In 2013, Advertising Week Europe began as the second global edition of Advertising Week. In 2018 from 19-22 March, in the vibrant city of London, #AWEurope will bring together unique media, marketing, brand, technology and broader industry communities from throughout Europe. During the week, they will discuss key business trends, issues, and conversations that help to shape today’s global industry. Advertising Week Europe is part of a global network of Advertising Week events in New York, Tokyo, Mexico City and Sydney.

Seminars and Workshops
With over 175 seminars and workshops led by industry leaders, influencers and entertainers, there is something for everyone at Advertising Week Europe. From learning how to apply the latest innovations in technology to gaining inspiration in storytelling by the best in the business, AWEurope’s program of seminars and workshops is not to be missed.

Click Here to watch seminars and workshops from past AWEurope’s on AWReplay. Past speakers include, Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell, industry legend Sir John Hegarty, actress Selma Hyek, and former US Vice President, Al Gore.
Leadership Breakfasts
Hosted each day of Advertising Week Europe, the Leadership Breakfast Series kicks off the morning’s programme with insight and inspiration from key industry leaders in the intimate setting of the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

The Leadership Breakfast Series is open to Platinum Delegates, Super Delegates and by invitation.

Culture & Commerce Lunch Series
Held in the elegant setting of Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly, the Culture and Commerce Lunch Series focuses on timely topics, for insightful conversations over lunch.

The Culture and Commerce Lunch Series is open to Platinum Delegates and by invitation.

Special Events and Concerts
Advertising Week Europe’s special events are nothing short of legendary. From concerts featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, All Saints, Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX and more, you’ll experience world-class musical entertainment.

If you’re looking for a quieter setting to bring a client, AWEurope’s Opening Gala, Comedy Night and intimate music showcases offer the perfect environment to entertain!

AW Connects
As the premiere event for marketing, advertising, media and technology professionals, Advertising Week Europe is the perfect environment for networking. Whether you’re sitting next to a CEO in a seminar or rubbing elbows with a potential client in one of our café spaces and lounges, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your network throughout each day.

With our nightly Connects cocktails, concerts and special events, you’ll also get a chance to mix, mingle and entertain clients in some of London’s most iconic and exclusive venues.
Alex AltmanMEC
Alex Altman
President, Global Client Operations

Alex has over 25 years media experience having worked at some of the biggest and most successful agencies in the UK.

He joined Global Solutions as London Managing Director in 2013. This 150 strong team are responsible for managing our multi-national clients across the EMEA region and are heavily involved in all regional new business opportunities. Global Solutions is a full service team including specialists in strategy, digital, research, analytics and client servicing.

Alex joined from Initiative where he was UK CEO and has previously worked at Carat, Mediacom, Mindshare and MEC UK.

As part of Alex’s role, he is responsible for the Global Vodafone Media relationship. He works closely with Central and Local clients and colleagues to ensure a consistently excellent service across our entire network.
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 BamptonInfinitum Group
Nick Bampton
Founder & CEO

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.
Lisa BattyTime inc UK
Lisa Batty
Marketing Director, Advertising

Lisa has worked at Time Inc. UK for 9 years, having spent 12 years prior to this in media planning at various agencies. After spending 6 years in the Strategic Business Development team which she helped to set up and grow, Lisa became Commercial Marketing Director in 2015. Her role is set the marketing strategy and plan for the year, and to promote Time Inc. UK’s advertising offering to agencies and clients, making sure we stand out and remain top of mind with key decision makers. Events are a key part of the role and Advertising Week Europe is always an important part of Time Inc. UK’s marketing calendar.
Mark BoydGravity Road
Mark Boyd

Rachel BristowSky
Rachel Bristow
Director Client Partner & Collaboration, Sky Media Sales

Rachel joined Sky Media in 2014 in the newly created position of Director of Partnerships, with a remit to develop content, data and advertiser partnerships. She also oversees Sky Media’s marketing, communications, training and development teams.

Prior to her current role she worked for Unilever Plc for 9 years culminating in the role of VP Global Media Data & Analytics, responsible for developing the global media data strategy and establishing the first global data management platform.

Previously at Unilever Rachel was Marketing Comms & Buying Director, with responsibility for the UK & Ireland media investment across 30 brands in 11 different categories.

In her earlier career Rachel heading up the on- and off-line Direct Marketing programmes at Sainsbury’s.

Rachel takes an active role in industry initiatives having been a Non-Exec Director of Newsworks, and Director and Treasurer of ISBA. She is a member of WACL.

Rachel lives in South West London with her husband and daughter.
Adam BullockCONTENTed (Digital Media)
Adam Bullock
Co-founder & Director

Adam is Co-founder and director 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 BuonaguidiCrispin Porter + Bogusky
David Buonaguidi
Chief Creative Officer

Dave started in advertising in the mid 80’s.

Working at a variety of agencies before co-founding the world’s first advertising co-operative, St. Luke’s in the 90’s.

He was creative director at Channel4 and set up 4Creative.

He co-founded Karmarama in 2000 and recently co-founded Unlt-Inc in July 2017.

Dave’s got 3 motorcycles. 1 wife. 2 kids. 3 cats. 1 dog, 5 guns and used to play cricket for Italy.
Dominic CarterNews UK
Dominic Carter
Chief Commercial Officer

Dominic joined News International in 1991 and held various roles across The Sun and Times Newspapers Limited before leaving in 2000 to join Mirror Group Newspapers as Group Advertising Director.

In 2006 he returned to News International as Trading Director across The Times & Sunday Times and expanded his role in 2008 to include The Sun. Dominic was appointed Commercial Director of News UK in September 2011 following a restructure of the Commercial team. He stepped up to become Managing Director in July 2015 and was named Chief Commercial Officer in January 2016. Keen motorcyclist Dominic is married with three children.
Abby CarvossoBauer Media UK
Abby Carvosso
Group Managing Director, Bauer Media Advertising

Abby Carvosso is Group Managing Director of Advertising at Bauer Media the UK’s biggest and most influential multiplatform media brand network. Abby leads a commercial team of 200+ people, working across radio, print, digital, TV and live. Abby has held a number of senior commercial, publishing and management roles at Bauer Media, including Head of Magazine & Digital Sales, MD of Lifestyle and Advertising and latterly Group Managing Director, London Lifestyle, responsible for brands such as Empire, Heat, Grazia and Closer.

Amongst her many achievements was the launch of Grazia, the UK’s first weekly glossy which changed the UK magazine market forever. More recently, Abby was instrumental in the launch of The Debrief a website aimed at 20 something women, Bauer Media’s first digital-only brand which offers exceptional native advertising opportunities to its commercial partners.

Abby lives in Hampshire with her three children and husband, Paul.
Duncan ChaterHearst
Duncan Chater

Zoe ClappUKTV
Zoe Clapp
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Zoë is responsible for the Communications, Creative, Digital, Marketing, and Media departments at Britain’s largest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV.

A member of the executive board, Zoe is in charge of maintaining and building the viewership and reputation of UKTV’s network of award-winning brands. She also oversees UKTV’s in-house high-tech production facility.

In 2016, Zoe was promoted from Communications Director to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. During her 11 year tenure at UKTV, Zoë's strategic leadership of the Communications division has helped position the network as the fastest growing commercial broadcaster in the UK, moving the business from challenger to contender in the media industry.

Zoë graduated from London College of Fashion in 2000. She’s worked both agency-side and in-house, with a variety of clients including Exposure, Extreme Sports Channel, Warner Music, Emap and Nike.

Claudine CollinsMediaCom UK
Claudine Collins
Managing Director, UK

Claudine Collins is the Managing Director of MediaCom UK, 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. Since 2013, Claudine has 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.
James CornishVevo
James Cornish
James Cornish is Vevo’s UK & International Sales Director, based in London.   James is responsible for driving and implementing the commercial strategy and building awareness, relationships, and demand in the advertiser community, across both agencies and brands.  Prior to Vevo, James was Sales Director at Virgin Media where he worked to develop their multi-platform proposition across VOD, their connected TV service Tivo and the launch of Virgin Media WiFi on the London Underground.  Prior to that he spent 4 years at MySpace as Group Head and held posts at Emap in both the radio and digital teams in an ad sales capacity.

Mark CreightonDentsu Aegis Network
Mark Creighton
Chief Operation Officer UK & Ireland

Mark is Chief Operating Officer of Dentsu Aegis in the UK & Ireland. He is responsible for fostering greater collaboration across all of the Network’s businesses in service of the company’s global vision to ‘Innovate the Way Brands are Built’.

Mark began his career as a Media Buyer at All Response Media, taking the opportunity to specialise in digital media and founding the agency’s digital division, Digit All. Building on his passion for the both the internet and media technology, he joined digital media specialist, i-level in 2006. Becoming Managing Director and overseeing rapid growth, he led the agency to broader industry recognition through inclusion in the Sunday Times ‘Top 50 small businesses to work for’ as well as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

In 2010, Mark joined Mindshare as the UK agency’s first COO responsible for orchestrating structural and cultural changes across the agency. Through the development of initiatives such as Huddle - an industry-wide festival exploring the trends and behaviours that are changing the media landscape - Mark was instrumental in connecting Mindshare to the broader media community, developing a collaborative approach to the benefit of its clients. He continued the transformation of Mindshare as CEO, spending two and a half years realising the agency’s vision to ‘Invent the Future of Media with its Clients’.

Mark is married to George and has two young sons, Rory (6) and Murray (3). An enthusiastic home cook, Mark hones his only creative skill under the hostile glare of a family of culinary critics.

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Steve DaviesAdvertising Producers Association (APA)
Steve Davies

Steve is a lawyer, and advises on any issues of concern for our members; particularly complex contractual, copyright or insurance issues. Alongside this he oversees all APA events and serves as an ambassador for the industry.

 As a member of the APA Council, which meets monthly to review objectives and strategy, Steve is focused on the APA’s main objective of creating the best possible business environment for its members.

 Steve is also a member of the board of the Advertising Association, Executive Vice President of the CFPE and one of the founders of the World Producers Summit in Cannes.
Paul DaviesMicrosoft UK
Paul Davies
Paul is the Consumer Marketing Director at Microsoft UK, where he leads the marketing activity for famous consumer technology brands including Windows, Surface, HoloLens, Office, Bing, MSN, & Edge. With 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising, he has a track record of creating innovative work using digital media and technology. He has an expertise in leading teams to deliver multi-discipline marketing plans across the modern communications mix, achieving brand and direct response objectives in both traditional and digital media. He is excited by nurturing and developing talent to improve marketing capability in organisations, and to create future marketing leaders.

Paul is passionate about marrying the left-brain science of digital technologies with the right-brain art of creativity to create unique marketing collaborations that surprise and delight consumers. Recent examples include the multi-awarded Brandon Generator online crowd-sourced interactive drama curated by Edgar Wright, a unique film collaboration with Gorillaz to celebrate Internet Explorer, and the creation of the world’s largest Surface tablet device in Trafalgar Square.

Paul is also Chairman of ISBA (UK Advertisers trade body), has been recognised in Power 100 (Campaign, 2017), Vision 100 (Marketing Week, 2016), Hot 100 Digital Marketers (British Interactive Media Association, 2015), and was Marketer of the Year (2011). He is a sponsor and mentor at the Marketing Academy, supporting the development of emerging new talent in the industry. Paul is a Board Trustee for Punchdrunk, the leaders in immersive theatre (The Drowned Man, London; and Sleep No More, New York & Shanghai) where audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory worlds that blend performance with technology. An education and outreach programme takes the transformative potential of this work further through participatory projects with young people and the wider community.

Most importantly of all, Paul leads a busy family life in Brighton with his wife Marie, and two young daughters Sophie & Lily.

Ella DolphinShortlist Media
Alan FaganESPN, Disney
Alan Fagan
Alan is responsible for leading the execution of Disney Media Sales & Partnerships in the UK. This includes the management of the sales teams for all TWDC’s media brands as well as the creation and execution of Disney’s multi brand media offering.

In addition, Alan is responsible for the management and strategic development of ESPN’s advertising and sponsorship business across ESPN’s platforms in the UK and EMEA region, as well as driving international sales from Europe-based clients for all of ESPN products, worldwide.

As well as leading the launch of Disney Media Sales & Partnerships, Alan has led the commercial launch of numerous new platforms and services over the past few years, across several countries and territories.

Alan Fagan initially joined ESPN as a Group Director of Advertising and Sponsorship in 2010.

He was previously employed from BBC Worldwide, where his role was the Sales Director for Europe. Prior to this he was Sales Director for CNN in Northern Europe.

Stuart FlintOath
Stuart Flint
Stuart Flint is the Vice President of EMEA for global media technology company Oath.

Stuart is responsible for driving the strategic direction and promotion of Oath’s advertising solutions within its dynamic house of brands and tech platforms (including Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft Advertising, Gemini, Brightroll, Flurry and ONE by AOL platforms) to brands and agencies and driving the continued commercial success of Oath across the region working with the country leads. Prior to the coming together of AOL and Yahoo into Oath, Stuart was Managing Director of AOL UK.

Having previously worked at Yahoo UK, Virgin Media, Hearst Digital and as Sales Director at Microsoft Advertising UK, Stuart moved into AOL UK as part of the global partnership between AOL and Microsoft to become Commercial Director, where he has since overseen the coming together of Yahoo and AOL under Verizon’s new media business: Oath.

A coastal Essex lad at heart, Stuart lives with his wife and two children in Leigh on Sea. His obsession with boxing and improving his discipline and technique in this sport has become a big part of his life and the way that he behaves in and out of work. One of Stuart’s ambitions is to find a way to commercialise his obsession with vintage Volkswagen Campervans and Beetles.

Stuart brings over 20 years’ experience in both leadership and sales to the team and is based in Oath’s London office.

Chris ForresterTelegraph
Chris Forrester
UK Country Manager

Chris Forrester is Chief Revenue Officer for The Telegraph and leads the company’s advertising revenue teams including Display ad sales and  Client Strategy & Development. He is also responsible for all commerce revenues, excluding that generated by Telegraph Travel and Telegraph Financial Services.

Chris joined The Telegraph in October 2017 with over 20 years’ experience from some of the industries biggest brands, most recently as Spotify UK manager, and a four year stint at Primesight, where he first held the position of Commercial Director. He later became Managing Director, and created a culture of success positioning the business as a thought leader and becoming renowned in the UK media market.
Gemma GreavesThe Marketing Society
Gemma Greaves
Chief Executive, The Marketing Society

Gemma Greaves is the Chief Executive of The Marketing Society. Throughout her career she has believed in, and championed three things close to her heart: being brave, the power of connections and the belief that together we can make a difference.

For over a decade Gemma has been growing and nurturing The Marketing Society’s network, and for the past two years she has spearheaded its international expansion transforming the Society into the leading global network of senior marketers. There are now thriving Marketing Society hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai with launches in New York and New Delhi coming soon.

An entrepreneur at heart, Gemma runs her own private club, Cabal, for the restless and humble, creating memorable and unique experiences.

Gemma was also proud to be the first ever female president of the Solus Club in London for 2016, which brings people together to hear from extraordinary, inspirational speakers.

Gemma lives in Twickenham with her husband Andy and Joshie, their one year old son.
Greg GrimmerFetch
Greg Grimmer
Greg was a founding member of the AW Europe advisory board and is a well-known figurehead in the digital media landscape, as well as a frequent judge of major advertising and marketing awards. His influential column on Mediatel.co.uk 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 has held senior management positions at agencies including CIA, PHD and ZenithOptimedia

In 2008 Greg became a founding partner at Hurrell Moseley Dawson and Grimmer (HMDG) a ‘new model’ advertising agency. 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 joined Fetch in 2014. He has helped make Fetch one of the great agency success stories, expanding the company into new global markets and new areas of marketing services. Fetch was acquired the Dentsu Aegis Network and has a stellar client list in the Mobile first world. It currently works with clients including Facebook, eBay, Expedia, Hotels.com and Apple Music.
Tracy HalliwellLondon and Partners
Tracy Halliwell
Director of Business Tourism & Major Events

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.
Jonathan HarmanRoyal Mail MarketReach
Jonathan Harman
Managing Director

Jonathan is Managing Director, Royal Mail MarketReach and a member of the Group Executive Team at Royal Mail Group.

He has worked in Direct Marketing for more than 20 years. Previous roles include Managing Director of Omnicom’s Claydon Heeley, Chief Executive of WPP’s RMG Connect and President, EMEA of Carlson Marketing where he was also a member of the global executive committee. Following Carlson Marketing’s acquisition by Aimia in 2009, Jonathan served as Chief Development Officer, EMEA of the combined company with a remit that included business and corporate development, marketing, knowledge management and proprietary loyalty.

Jonathan is a Council Member for the Advertising Association, an IPA Effectiveness Awards judge and holds non-executive directorships for Advertising Standard Board of Finance and Committee of Advertising Practice.

Jonathan holds a postgraduate diploma in marketing and became an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing in 2016.

Steve HatchFacebook
Steve Hatch
Vice President, Northern Europe

Since his appointment in March 2014, Steve has driven a fundamental evolution on the platform, namely the explosion of video consumption, and the commercialization of Instagram.

Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, Steve worked in Y&R, Omnicom and WPP where he spent 15 years, with his final role as CEO of MEC.

Steve Is a non-executive Director of Trinity Mirror PLC and is the Chair of the Confederation of British Industry Tech group.

His co-authored 'Rigorous Magic’ was published in 2007. Steve lives with his wife Sophie and their two children 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.
Tim HuntCurio
Tim Hunt
Marketing Co-Founder

Tim is Marketing co-founder of audio startup Curio. As Marketing Director of The Guardian, he led the expansion of its global audience into the US and Australia and successfully launched the mobile app (over 6m downloads and counting) – whilst driving increased newspaper revenue of £64m last year.

Prior to this, Tim held senior digital marketing and tech startup marketing roles for the past 15 years– most recently on the board of YouView – the IPTV service backed by BBC/ITV and Channel 4, now in over 2.5m homes - where was CMO as well as running Comms, Product and User Experience.

His previous experience spans a broad range of sectors and business models: both free & pay: he was a board member of Freeview and he also was launch Marketing Director of Project Kangaroo, the internet joint venture between BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4.

As founder of a successful consultancy practice, Tim worked with terrestrial and satellite broadcasters from ITV to Disney.

Prior to this, Tim was Marketing Director of Sky Italia, where he was responsible for the successful launch of the service from the merger of two satellite operators to become one of Europe’s leading pay-TV operators with over 2m customers within twelve months.

Tim began his career in advertising - he was Managing partner of St. Lukes, the cult ad agency with which he built into a top 10 agency winning “Agency of the year” in 1997.

He is a member of the Marketing society and the Royal Television society as well as a regular river runner and mid-life crisis motorcyclist.
Julian Lloyd EvansDennis Publishing
Julian Lloyd Evans
Julian is the Managing Director of Advertising Sales at Dennis Publishing and has been Deputy Chair for Advertising Week Europe's Advisory Board since 2012.

Having joined Dennis Publishing as a Sales Executive in 1996, Julian has helped build Dennis into one of the best performing media companies in the UK winning over 100 awards in the last 5 years including Digital Publisher of the Year, Sales Team of the Year and Best Publisher for New Talent.

Julian is passionate about the media industry and has worked with the PPA, Magnetic and NRS, as well as Advertising Week Europe to promote the media industry, especially to new generations.

Julian’s other interests include entrepreneurialism and social enterprise working with a number of groups in the UK including The Big Issue and Speakers for Schools.

Stephan LoerkeWFA
Stephan Loerke

Stephan has been the CEO of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) since November 2003.

During his tenure, WFA has tripled its corporate membership and has extended its network to 60 countries, significantly reinforcing the WFA’s presence in the world’s fastest emerging advertising markets.

Prior to joining WFA, Stephan worked for L'Oréal in Paris and Brussels. He studied business economics at the Saint Gall Business School in Switzerland, after which he worked at the United Nations in New York.

Stephan has German and French nationalities. He is married to Sabine and has two sons, Sebastian and Alexandre.
Nico LutkinsLinkedIn
Nico Lutkins
With more than 15 years’ B2B marketing experience, Nico is the Director of Marketing, EMEA for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions and Sales Solutions businesses​. In this capacity​, she’s responsible for helping drive the growth of LinkedIn’s advertising and social selling business across the EMEA region, helping marketers and salespeople identify, target and engage with the world’s most influential professionals.

Prior to joining LinkedIn, Nico was Global Director of Enterprise Marketing and Customer Advocacy at Trustpilot, the leading online review-driven community that builds relationships between consumers and businesses. Nico has also held senior roles at Dell, Global 360 (now OpenText Corporation), and Intralinks. A dual US / Austrian citizen who has lived in the UK for the past 10 years, Nico brings a global perspective to everything she does, and a passion for helping businesses understand, engage and delight their customers.

David MansfieldThe Drive Partnership
David Mansfield
David is an Honorary Visiting Professor at CASS business school and founder/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, Circus Street Ltd and Field and Flower Ltd. and a non-executive director at Results International.

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.

David is a Fellow of the Radio Academy and previously a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Chris MaplesMetfilm
Chris Maples

Chris has been the Chief Executive of MetFilm since 2016. Metfilm is the umbrella under which sits MetFilm school, MetFilm Productions, MetFIlm Creative and the newly launched ScreenSpace school. Chris’s remit is to significantly increase student numbers to his market leading film schools, continue to grow Metfilm productions feature film output, and drive commercial partnerships for the branded content production company Metfilm Futures.
Erin (Mack) McKelveySalientMG
Erin (Mack) McKelvey

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.
Helen McRaeMindshare
Helen McRae

Helen has been newly appointed to the role of UK CEO. She will combine her UK CEO role with her role as Chair of Mindshare Western Europe, representing Europe on the GroupM Europe board. She came to Mindshare in 2004 to lead the global Unilever account, before assuming joint responsibility for Mindshare EMEA. She has worked on every continent bar Antarctica and has an equally diverse career background covering banking, education, logistics, and of course, media. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in the US but still holds her Aussie passport dear to her heart.
Jon Mew
Chief Executive Officer

Jon is the recently appointed Chief Executive of the IAB UK, the trade body representing the digital advertising industry. The IAB’s role is to unite the industry with 1,200 members, including media owners, agencies and brands. Jon’s vision stems from the belief that digital is the smartest way for brands to reach and wow their customers. His mission is to re-assert the positives of digital.

He has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as the first Head of Mobile before stepping up to become Director of Mobile and Operations and then the IAB's first Chief Operating Officer.   Prior roles include Head of Marketing for Orange portals team, controlling the trade and consumer marketing strategies and media research.

Jon has featured as number 10 in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50 and has spoken on numerous high profile platforms. He is fascinated with technology and known in the industry for his witty banter.

Jon O'DonnellESI Media
Jon O'Donnell
Managing Director, ESI Commercial

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.
Meabh QuoirinForesight Factory
Meabh Quoirin
Meabh Quoirin is CEO and Co-Owner of Foresight Factory (formerly Future Foundation) the consumer analytics company, specialising in predictive trends. She is also a LinkedIn Influencer and was named in their Top Voices campaign in 2016 & 2017.

Meabh is a pioneer in the field of consumer analytics and new data techniques and an expert in modelling new routes to the future. She has over two decades’ experience in helping businesses globally put trends at the heart of their decision making.

Meabh has also developed a strong reputation in management, strategic vision, and structural and organisational change, is bi-lingual, and is an experienced public speaker.

What she is passionate speaking about: 1. The transformative power of trends 2. The Filter Bubble and how it stops brands from really connecting with consumers at key touchpoints on the journey 3. Emotional intelligence and how this emerging data stream can inform product, marketing and communications

Kathleen SaxtonThe Lighthouse Company
Kathleen Saxton
Kathleen Saxton is the founder of bespoke headhunting firm The Lighthouse Company, co-founder of Psyched and co-producer of Advertising Week Europe.

With a background at organisations such as Sky Television, Capital Radio, EMAP Advertising, Carlton Screen, PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Radio, Kathleen launched the Lighthouse in 2009 to create the modern executive search firm clients had been asking for. Listing Facebook, Twitter, The Guardian, Spotify, Snap Inc., ITV, Dentsu, Omnicom, WPP and many others as clients – the Lighthouse knows what it takes to find and develop New World, transformational leaders for today’s modern world.

In late 2016, Kathleen, who also privately practices psychotherapy in central London, launched her second business Psyched (www.psychedglobal.com), in partnership with renowned psychotherapist, Ben McKie. Psyched offers individuals and corporate boards pioneering executive development through residential, corporate and personal programmes, all designed to enhance ‘whole self’ wellbeing and mental performance.

Kathleen is also a board member of NSPCC Childline (and the chair of the annual Childline Ball) as well as being an active member of WACL, the BACP, UKCP and a regular industry speaker and mentor.

Karen StaceyDigital Cinema Media
Karen Stacey
Karen Stacey is Digital Cinema Media’s CEO, and is currently overseeing a transformation of cinema’s role in the modern media mix with a strategy to align with the AV market. The past year alone has seen brands and their agencies pull off a string of media firsts in the space, further enhancing the big screen’s everlasting ability to captivate audiences through its unique immersive and dynamic environment. Karen has worked in the media industry for over 25 years, holding senior positions at Bauer Media UK and Channel 4.

  In 2016, Karen was honoured as one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch Europe and was named as one of Campaign’s commercial sales chiefs of the year for her work in cinema. Karen is also a member of WACL, the Marketing Society and The Solus Club, which only opened its doors to women in 2013.

Rupert StainesRhythmOne Inc.
Rupert Staines
Managing Director

With 25 years of international business experience, the last 20 years have been immersed in building expertise and knowledge in digital advertising and marketing technologies while starting, expanding, and leading several US Adtech businesses in Europe as well as co-founding a data profiling business.

He has a passion for the start-up culture and defines his mission as being “to help businesses connect to the digitally enabled customer, as information and consumer technologies collide”.

Rupert holds a BA in German Language and Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Phil StokesPwC
Phil Stokes
Phil is a London-based audit and assurance partner at PwC, the global professional services firm.

Phil has a deep Creative Industries specialism and led PwC’s Entertainment & Media and wider Creative Industries practices in the UK for twelve years (2006-2017). He has also led PwC’s European Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors (2012-2015) and the firm’s global Digital Transformation group (2012-2014), launching the ground-breaking www.worldinbeta.com programme.

He sits on the editorial panel of PwC’s annual Global Entertainment & Media Outlook and is the co-author of Imagi-Nation, a 2015 review of the UK’s Creative Industries.

Outside PwC, Phil is a school governor, a trustee of Groundwork London, a non-fiction author and archivist, and a member of the audit committee of the British Film Institute.

Duncan TickellImmediate Media Co.
Duncan Tickell
MD, Advertising & International

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 Tookey joined the Jamie Oliver Media Group in 2013 to drive the commercial strategy across its media estate. The company’s eco-system has been home grown over the past 15 years and evolved from a traditional media business into an pioneering, agile, multi-media content powerhouse reaching over 45 million people globally every month. This includes the award winning Food Tube and Drinks Tube channels and the content production company Fresh One Productions. Lisa has also developed Good Food Works alongside the food and nutrition team - a corporate cooking programme created to help healthy eating habits via lessons from Jamie’s Ministry of Food team, currently in place with multiple partners including Google UK & US and Stanford University.

Lisa has worked in the media industry for over 20 years leading award winning commercial teams and holding senior positions at Bauer Media, Hearst, Time Inc and Gruner & Jahr.

She is an advisor to the CMA and sits on the Advisory Council of Adweek Europe. She lives in London with her husband and three daughters.
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, where he oversees all commercial revenues for the 90+ Time Inc brands out of EMEA & LATAM.
Claire ValotiSnapchat
Claire Valoti
UK General Manager

Claire Valoti is the General Manager of Snap Inc in the UK, leading the mobile storytelling platform’s first European sales office.

Prior to this, Claire was the Director of Agency Partnerships at Facebook UK; Media Director at Weve and Managing Director of Weve’s predecessor, O2 Media. Claire began her career agency side, spending more than 11 years at Mindshare.

Active in the advertising and mobile industries, Claire was Chair of the UK Mobile Marketing Association until earlier this year.

Greg WithamNewsnow
Greg Witham

Greg Witham is Chief Operating Officer at NewsNow, the UK's largest news aggregation platform. He joined the company in September 2017 from Newsweek Media Group, where he was COO for EMEA & APAC. Greg started his media career in advertising sales at Time Inc. before moving to Hearst Magazines UK, where he held a number of positions including Group Trading & Partnerships Director, and Group Publishing Director of Cosmopolitan and Digital Spy.
Stephen WoodfordAdvertising Association
Stephen Woodford

Nicola YoungMedia iQ
Nicola Young
VP Marketing EMEA

Previously Director of Media UK at Estée Lauder Companies (UK&I) and prior to that, Group Director of Marketing at Global Radio, Nicola is the newest member of Media iQ’s UK Executive Team as the company’s VP Marketing, EMEA. Nicola was accredited in 2015’s ‘Vision 100’ and twice awarded the top marketing prize in the media category at the Marketing Week Effectiveness Awards for both Jazz FM and Magic 105.4.

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