Judging Panel

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Cheryl Douglas- Cision

Director, Global Media Research & Jobs at Cision

Cheryl Douglas is head of media research and jobs (EMEA) at Cision. In February 2010 Cheryl joined Gorkana, which is now owned by Cision. She was brought in to drive best practice and revamp the database research team. Cheryl previously worked for News UK (17 years) covering a number of high level positions within The Times, Sunday Times, The Sun. Her last role within the News UK was brand compliance. Cheryl joined The London Press Club in February 2015 as her commitment to the media industry.

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William bonaddio

WillB Social: Acting Social Media Editor-in-Chief at McDonald’s UK

William has worked exclusively in digital media throughout his 11-year career, holding positions on both sides of the agency/client fence.

For the last 3 years Will has worked as Social Media Editor-in-Chief at McDonald’s UK, having helped shape their award-nominated Social strategy, developed their tone of voice, integrated the Customer Services team and managed 3 agency relationships in the process.                                           

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Robert craven

Robert is the UK's best-known and sought-after keynote speaker and expert on growing digital agencies. 

He also talks on customers: finding, delighting and keeping more and better customers and clients.
He is not full of theoretical rhetoric; he offers practical solutions - tangible business growth results. 
Robert's work on marketing and growth strategy has been widely published and acted upon by thousands of businesses and agencies, from BlackBerry to Barclays, from Nando's to AirBus.
 


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Harry Hugo

Co-Founder at The Goat Agency

Harry is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of The Goat Agency specialising in social media and influencer campaigns across the world with over 75 staff.
Harry set up Fresh Press, a football publishing house which grew to over 60 websites and a bigger digital writing team than the Daily Mail, by the time he was 18. 
Harry established Goat in August 2015. In the three years since he has worked on seven figure international influencer deals, operating across global offices and with over 75 team members. With clients including Lidl, Formula E, Malibu and more, The Goat are driving real results in the influencer space.

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Qasim Majid

CEO @ Wow Group of Companies

In 2002, Qasim moved from Manchester to Birmingham to launch his first business, a technology services company specialising in offshore development, in partnership with an American firm, which he later sold. Since then he has set up, and been involved in several businesses in the field of technology, as an investor, board director and CEO.

Currently he’s the CEO of Wow Zone, a digital marketing agency, which was established in 2002 and recently featured on Channel 4’s TV hit show The Job Interview. Qasim is also the founder and CEO of hugely successful FinTech business based out of Leeds.

Qasim served 4 years on the boards of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2010. In April 2016 Qasim was recalled, to serve once again on the Executive board of The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), part of GBCC. In 2017 was appointed as the Vice President of the ABCC.

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Daniel Collins

Social Circle

Daniel is an award winning media, social and content strategist for brands and organisations including Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Nickelodeon, Egmont Magazines, Immediate Media, Vodafone, University of Greenwich and many more. With other 5 years experience in the industry, Daniel has become an expert in creating, producing, marketing and distributing youth and parenting content across social platforms. This includes everything from paid, organic, influencer, video and brand partnerships working at both larger and independent agencies with a range of campaign budgets. 

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Julian march

MD Future PLC Games, Music & entertainment

Julian is Managing Director of Media: Games, Videos & Entertainment, specialising in innovation and transformation, growing audiences and profit. He joined Future from New York, where he had been Senior Vice President of Digital at NBC News. His career so far has also included a stretch at ITV, as Director of Online, turning the broadcaster's digital video business around from heavily loss-making into equal and opposite profit, and leading the relaunch of the network's digital properties in Sport and News. Before ITV he spent 11 years at Sky News, where he won 3 Royal Television Society Awards for Innovation, on TV and web.

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Fi Shailes

Digital Freelancer @ Digital Drum

With over a decade of experience in marketing, spanning sectors which include the arts, local authority, not-for-profit and financial services, Fi heads up the Digital Team at Huntswood, but also freelances under her ‘Digital Drum’ moniker. She’s interested in all things content and social, and hosts a blog on the Digital Drum site which houses her own content marketing articles - as well as some ‘cherry picked’ guest posts.

Fi has been freelancing for over two years, and her client base includes those in the IT, fintech and not-for-profit sectors. She’s an active member of the online freelancing community, and is currently working for a challenger bank who cater solely for freelancers and self-employed people.

 

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Lucy Chaloner

CEO & Co-Founder of WEXU.  

Over eleven years of experience in the industry has provided Lucy with an extensive knowledge of marketing, media, entertainment and talent as well as developing Lucy’s successful track record of working with top tier creators, A-list actors, comedians and presenters.  She has brokered deals across projects as varied as major feature film franchises like Fantastic Beasts, with globally renowned brands from Nespresso to Ford, agencies like Havas and Edelman to leading publishing houses and beyond.  

After heading up talent at Avalon, Lucy produced a successful live experiential theatre show called the El Train before co-founding and leading NVC UK/GLOW as its Director for the last three and a half years.  

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Theo little

Head of Sales and Marketing @ Mikz Alliance

Theo is a Digital advertising and marketing director with 15 years’ experience in multi-industry marketing, digital marketing, web development and CRM teams for both B2C and B2B units. 
Theo is a passionate and dedicated observer of on-going digital, economic, political and sociological trends.


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Beckii Flint

Beckii creates videos about topics she is passionate about. She lives in London, but originates from the Isle of Man. She has been making videos since 2007. At the age of 13, she went viral in Japan, which lead to a career as an idol in her early teens, and a documentary on the BBC.

In 2017, Beckii spoke in the House of Lords to give evidence for an inquiry into influencer marketing. 
She has been featured in Forbes, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, The Observer, Daily Mail, BBC News, and Marie Claire.
She has walked in Tokyo Girls Collection fashion show, and have attended Cannes Film Festival to promote Japanese film.
In 2016, she moved to London and joined Social Circle on a part-time basis to help lead Content within the business, and to help a Creator's authentic perspective be heard throughout the Influencer Marketing industry.