Judges 2018

Chair Of Judges

Naren Patel

Naren Patel

Pippa Glucklich

Pippa Glucklich

Media Leader of the Year

Debbie Vavangas

Debbie VavangasiX Industrial Sector Lead, IBM iX

"I've always encouraged the recognition and championing of success throughout people's careers, it helps bring to the surface some of the ...

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Ed Smith

Ed SmithGeneral Manager Integrated Marketing at Amazon

Gideon Spanier

Gideon SpanierGlobal head of media, Campaign and Media Week

Jonathan Durden

Jonathan DurdenConsultant

Kathleen Saxton

Kathleen SaxtonFounder of The Lighthouse Company and Psyched Global; Co-Producer of Advertising Week Europe

Lorna Tilbian

Lorna TilbianM&C Saatchi & Rightmove

Nick	Hugh

Nick HughChief Executive Officer at Telegraph Media Group

Agency of the Year Panel

Alex Naylor

Alex NaylorMarketing Director, Barclaycard

Ben Wood

Ben WoodDirector Agencies EMEA, Facebook

Chris Goldson

Chris GoldsonDirector of Creative Works and Commercial Marketing, ITV

"In Hollywood they describe the Oscars as 'the Media Week awards of the film industry'. (Maybe). The Media Week awards have ALWAYS been the on...

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Dara Nasr

Dara NasrManaging Director, Twitter UK

"The Media Week Agency of the Year Award is held in the very highest regard in our industry. Every year we see amazing, vibrant media agencies del...

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Davina Barker

Davina BarkerSales Director, Digital Cinema Media

"The Media Week Awards recognise and celebrate the very best creativity, commercial acumen and talent in our industry. I’m always impressed with...

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Ella Dolphin

Ella DolphinCEO, Shortlist

Hamish Nicklin

Hamish NicklinChief Revenue Officer, The Guardian

Rachel Bristow

Rachel BristowDirector of Partnerships, Sky Media

“I’m delighted to be part of the judging panel for the Agency of the Year award. Recognising the value and contribution media agencies make to ef...

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Zoe Harris

Zoe HarrisGroup Marketing Director, Reach

Sales Team of the Year Panel

Andrew Stephens

Andrew StephensFounding Partner, Goodstuff Communications

Ann	Wixley

Ann WixleyExecutive Creative Director, Wavemaker

Anne Nosko

Anne NoskoDirector Culture, Media & Futures - Diageo

Caroline Foster Kenny

Caroline Foster KennyCEO, EMEA at IPG Media Brands

Jem	Lloyd-Williams

Jem Lloyd-WilliamsManaging Director, Vizeum UK

Jim Brigden

Jim BrigdenExec Chair, Brainlabs

Matt Adams

Matt AdamsCEO Havas Group Media

'sales team of the year is one of the most coveted prizes. its an honour to be part of the process to see who takes this cherished crown'

Richard Morris

Richard MorrisCEO, Initiative UK / President, Initiative EMEA

Tim Pearson

Tim PearsonCEO, Manning Gottlieb OMD

Tom	George

Tom GeorgeCEO, GroupM UK

Verica Djurdjevic

Verica DjurdjevicCEO, PHD UK

“I’m delighted to be part of the judging panel for Sales Team of the Year. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the passion, ...

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Research Panel

Alex Steer

Alex SteerChief Product Officer, Wavemaker UK

Clare Peters

Clare PetersExecutive Director and Head of Planning, Manning Gottlieb OMD

Douglas Mccabe

Douglas MccabeCEO, Enders Analysis

“Media and marketing have never gone through so much change so quickly—and therefore evidence, measurement and research have never been more c...

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Geoff de Burca

Geoff de BurcaManaging Partner, MediaCom

Ian Dowds

Ian DowdsChief Executive, UKOM

“Over my 30 odd years working in media the Media Week Awards have always been the gold standard awards for the industry, and the most coveted by...

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Ian Edwards

Ian EdwardsPlanning Director, Facebook

“Awards are an important way to keep raising the bar across the industry and recognising great work - it’s always interesting to see how advertise...

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Jenny Smith

Jenny SmithPartner, Craft Media London

Rising Star Panel

Abigail Morrish

Abigail MorrishChief Partnerships Officer, Indahash

"It's an absolute honour to judge the Media Week Rising Star 2018 category and witness how our future industry leaders are shaping, improving&...

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Akama Davies

Akama DaviesHead of Brand Performance, OATH

"It is an absolute honour to judge this year's Rising Star category, I'm really excited to see the emerging talent from across media. Bein...

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Anna Britton

Anna BrittonHead of Talent, OMG UK

“I truly look forward to judging the Media Week Rising Star Award. To see and hear from the very best from this generation in our industry is exciti...

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Ivor Falvey

Ivor FalveyGlobal Talent Planning Director, Dentsu Aegis Network

"It’s always such an honour to judge the Media Week Awards and in particular the Rising Star category. Recognising and rewarding our young talent is...

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Victoria Milligan

Victoria MilliganUK & Ireland Marketing and Communications Director, Dentsu Aegis

Zoe Jones

Zoe JonesMarketing & Insight Director, DCM

“I’m thrilled to be judging the Rising Star category for the Media Week Awards again this year. I take pride in seeing the young, diverse tale...

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Main Council Panel

Andy Atkinson

Andy AtkinsonChief Revenue Officer, Trinity Mirror

"It's important for our industry to take the time recognise the great work that is being produced each and every day. The Media Week Awards gives ...

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Barry McIlheney

Barry McIlheneyCEO, PPA

“I am delighted to be judging the Media Week Awards to champion and celebrate up-and-coming talent in UK commercial media. Rewarding these individua...

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Celine Saturnino

Celine SaturninoChief Commercial Officer, Total Media

"The Media Week Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the work and the talent in our industry at a time when highlighting the best in media ...

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Chris Pelekanou

Chris PelekanouChief Customer Officer, Clear Channel

"It's great to be a part of something that champions brilliant work and shows what is possible. Recognising great work not only creates benchmarks...

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Dallas Wiles

Dallas WilesChief Commercial Officer, JCDecaux UK

Daren Rubins

Daren RubinsChief Executive Officer, The Lighthouse Company

David Amodio

David AmodioDigital and Creative Leader, Channel 4

David Indo

David IndoCEO, ID Comms

"Media is a critical and powerful lever in driving business growth and when managed well can provide true competitive advantage for brands. The MediaW...

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David Weeks

David WeeksExecutive Director, The Week

I’m thrilled to be part of the renowned Media Week awards judging panel. As someone who’s passionate about championing great creativity, I’m...

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David Wilding

David WildingDirector of Planning, Twitter UK

"The MediaWeek Awards celebrate the very best of our industry and show the importance of true media creativity in helping brands stand out. I know how...

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Dino Myers-Lamptey

Dino Myers-LampteyManaging Director, MullenLowe Mediahub

“The MediaWeek awards is the highlight of the awards calendar for all media agencies. It’s dedicated to the core craft of agencies and focuses on...

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Ed Couchman

Ed CouchmanGeneral Manager, UK at Snap Inc.

Ed Cox

Ed CoxMedia Partner, Above & Beyond

Enyi	Nwosu

Enyi NwosuPartner & Head of Strategy, Mindshare Worldwide and Global Strategy Partner, PLUS

Euan Hudghton

Euan HudghtonChief Brand and Experience Officer, PHD Media

“The Media Week Awards are the one night of the year where the entire industry gets a true perspective on what modern media excellence looks like. ...

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Helen Weisinger

Helen WeisingerChief Client Officer, Outdoor Plus

"I’m thrilled to be part of the renowned Media Week awards judging panel. As someone who’s passionate about championing great creativity, I...

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Ian Whittaker

Ian WhittakerHead of European Media Research, Liberum Capital

Jane Wolfson

Jane WolfsonChief Agency Officer, Hearst UK

John Thomson

John ThomsonHead of Media, 360i Europe

“The Media Week Awards continue to be the ultimate accolade within our industry, they are highly respected by agencies, media owners and cli...

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Jonathan Allan

Jonathan AllanChief Commercial Officer, Channel 4

Justin Taylor

Justin TaylorManaging Director, UK, Teads

Karen Stacey

Karen StaceyCEO, DCM

"I’ve had the honour of judging the Media Week Awards for numerous years and in 2017 was honoured to be joint chair alongside Jess Burley. These Awa...

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Kathryn Jacob

Kathryn JacobCEO, Pearl & Dean

Laura Moorcaft

Laura MoorcaftManaging Partner, Goodstuff

"The Media Week awards are the benchmark for brilliance in our industry. It’s an honour to be part of something that recognises and celebrates medi...

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Liam Mullins

Liam MullinsManaging Partner, the7stars

Lindsay Clay

Lindsay ClayCEO, Thinkbox

“Everyone wants to win at Media Week. It’s the big one! I’m delighted to be asked to judge.”

Liz Barnsdale

Liz BarnsdaleDirector, Data Driven Creativity, Accenture Interactive

Lucy Barrett

Lucy BarrettClient Director, Radiocentre

“I am really looking forward to being inspired when I judge the Media Week Awards. Not only are these the best awards for our industry, celebrat...

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Marc Mendoza

Marc Mendoza360 Degree Media

"The Media Week Awards remain as important today as ever. The judgement of your peers is, arguably, more relevant than the latest new business...

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Matt Andrews

Matt AndrewsChief Strategy Officer, Mindshare UK

"Media Week rewards creativity in thinking and execution that has a commercial impact, underlying the value that media delivers for brands and bus...

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Matt Cory

Matt CoryManaging Director of iGlue, The Telegraph

Matt Teeman

Matt TeemanManaging Director, Primesight

“It’s always an honour to be asked to judge the MW Awards and see first -hand the breadth of work that makes this industry so exciting to work in...

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Mike Florence

Mike FlorenceChief Strategy Officer, PHD UK

"Judging the Media Week Awards is a great cure for complacency. I defy anyone not to say ‘damn I wish I did that’ at least once and then make a me...

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Mimi Turner

Mimi TurnerCMO, Wireless Group (Consulting)

"I always look forward to judging the Media Week awards because the best entries are inspiring and demonstrate actionable creativity at its best."

Natalie Bell

Natalie BellManaging Director, Manning Gottlieb OMD

“The Media Week Awards recognise the exceptional work being produced across the industry, encouraging competition and ultimately delivering more...

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Nick Hewat

Nick HewatCommercial Director, Guardian News & Media

"The Media Week awards are the Oscars of our industry. Judging them gives me the chance to see the best quality work, to get inspired, to get ...

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Nigel Clarkson

Nigel ClarksonChief Revenue Officer, Exterion Media

"We hear so much about what is ‘wrong’ with our industry every day. The Media Week Awards are the perfect antidote as a showcase of everything ...

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Rakesh Patel

Rakesh PatelHead of Sales UK, Spotify

Rebecca Burchnall

Rebecca BurchnallJoint Head of Planning, PHD Meda

The Media Week awards are THE awards of the industry , everyone strives to win one! They celebrate the best work from across our industry and shin...

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Rob Pierre

Rob PierreCEO, Jellyfish

Simeon Adams

Simeon AdamsCreative Partner, Goodstuff

"The Media Week Awards continue to be the gold standard by which media agencies operating in the UK are judged. I’m happy, nay, excited to b...

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Simon Bevan

Simon BevanChief Investment Officer, Havas Media Group

"I am truly excited to be part of the judging panel and to see the best work our industry has produced over the last year. At the heart of great work...

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Simon Redican

Simon RedicanChief Executive Officer, Pamco

"The Media Week Awards is my favourite industry awards event of the year. The breadth and quality of entries, and the fact that we have all gro...

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Sophie Newton

Sophie NewtonCOO, Brainlabs

"I'll be judging the 2018 Media Week Awards as they provide us with the opportunity to collectively celebrate fantastic examples of business innov...

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Steve Cox

Steve CoxMarketing Director, JCDeaux

"I always find judging the Media Week Awards to be genuinely inspirational. Yes, it takes a big investment of my time to sift through and assess t...

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Steve Gladdis

Steve GladdisChief Strategy Officer, Media Com

Stuart Mays

Stuart MaysDirector of Commercial Strategy, Global

"I’m judging because I love seeing world leading Insight, Innovation, Ideas and Proof that our industry delivers real business growth to our...

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Sue Todd

Sue ToddCEO, Magnetic

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