The Judges

Our 2022 Judges

 

Adam Davison

Adam Davison

Deliveroo

Digital Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

With 7 years experience in the affiliate channel, Adam currently heads up the global affiliate strategy at Deliveroo. With a wealth of knowledge on how to grow the channel, Adam helps brands like Deliveroo make the most of the opportunity they have by working with a wide array of publishers and technology solutions. Prior to joining Deliveroo Adam ran the affiliate programme for Samsung in the UK where he delivered substantial growth over his two year tenure. Thanks to working network side at the start of his career Adam has a strong understanding of the inner workings of the channel and even had the chance to run a lecture at the University of Portsmouth explaining it.

Ante Letica

Ante Letica

digidip

Chief Operating Officer

LinkedIn

Ante joined digidip in 2014 after completing his master studies with the goal of making digidip international. Having successfully launched digidip in Germany and France, he continued the company’s expansion to the US and other European markets successfully, for which digidip won multiple awards for being one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Having worked with a great number of networks, agencies, advertisers, publishers and an endless number of campaigns, Ante has a significant amount of affiliate marketing knowledge from all angles on a global scale.

Becca Maier

Becca Maier

BuzzFeed Inc.

Director, International Commerce

LinkedIn

Becca joined BuzzFeed US 6.5 years ago and moved to London to join the International team a year after. She used her knowledge of the wider business to help build out multiple new revenue streams across the globe for over 5 years. She works for the EVP of Commerce, Nilla Ali, in aiding International growth and the growth of our US HuffPost commerce business.

Carolina Paradas

Carolina Paradas

Swapi

Head of Strategic Partnerships

LinkedIn

Winner of Entrepreneur of The Year 2020 at the CO2 Awards & Top 50 Industry Players 2020 & 2021 at PerformanceIN 50.

Demonstrated history of working in the e-commerce landscape in agency, advertiser and now publisher roles. Skilled in international growth strategies, global partnerships, campaign management, payments and global influencer content.

With over 8 years of experience, Carolina is currently breaching the gaps between fintech, card-linked technology and affiliate marketing at current role, Head of Growth at Swapi.

Christiana Kyriakides

Christiana Kyriakides

NUDEA

Head of Growth

LinkedIn

Christiana is Head of Growth at Nudea a sustainable underwear brand who champion fit and comfort without compromising style.  Christiana has been in digital marketing since early 2000s and has had a hand in developing the performance marketing programmes and delivering substantial growth for both large brands and early stage start-ups.

Claire Stanley-Manock

Claire Stanley-Manock

connective3 Ltd

Paid Media Director

Duke Tanson

Duke Tanson

Missguided

Marketing Director

LinkedIn

Duke is currently the marketing director of Missguided with over 16 years’ experience in performance marketing. He’s experienced in building and leading large multinational teams and delivering significant growth for global brands including two of the north west leading brands, Boohoo and THG.

Edith Batchelor

Edith Batchelor

Boohoo

Senior Affiliate & Digital Partnerships Manager

LinkedIn

Having been in the Affiliate industry for over 10 years, Edith started out at a network before moving client-side – from travel, to electricals, to the world of fashion – now heading up the Affiliate & new wider Digital Partnerships channel at boohoo PLC.

Emilie Mouquot

Emilie Mouquot

Notonthehighstreet

Customer and Growth Director

LinkedIn

Emilie Mouquot is the Customer and Growth Director at notonthehighstreet. She’s responsible for delivering the strategy for growth channels whilst growing loyalty and retention of customers. Her focus is very much on delivering a great experience that is relevant to customers, and which drives both sales and long term loyalty.

Emilie has experience in managing global large scale marketing strategies in both B2B and B2C environments. She has over 13 years experience in managing multi-million pound budgets and has a proven track record in achieving fast growth and high profitability for the likes of Regus, Momondo and TripAdvisor. 

Emily Ferguson

Emily Ferguson

Marie Claire UK

Director Of Ecommerce

LinkedIn

Emily is the eCommerce Director for Marie Claire UK and USA. She runs the digital e-commerce division, merging content with commerce, managing and overseeing the technical development of new innovative digital brands. Growing e-commerce revenue by over 675% annually since she joined in 2017, Emily created the Marie Claire Edit, a fashion aggregator building the brand to work with over 55 luxury and high street retailers worldwide. Previously Emily ran e-commerce at the Telegraph and has run her own fashion digital start-up.

Eniola Ogunbanwo

Eniola Ogunbanwo

TopCashback

Senior Manager, International Growth

LinkedIn

Since joining TopCashback as an intern in 2014, Eniola has worked across both the UK and US regions, managing various top tier advertisers as well as SMEs across different verticals. She is currently on secondment at Refunder, the Swedish sister brand to TopCashback, consulting on their partnership’s strategy. Listed as One to Watch in the Top 50 Industry Players 2019, she continues to be dedicated to delivering year on year growth for partners through innovative strategies and top account management.

Iain Davidson

Iain Davidson

Three UK

Affiliates Manager

LinkedIn

Iain is currently the Affiliates Manager across both mobile and broadband at one of the UK’s largest networks, Three. With nine years’ experience in the affiliate and digital marketing space, he manages Three’s largest affiliate relationships alongside driving exclusive offers for their customers to support sales.

Before joining Three and the Telco world, Iain worked in the energy team at Uswitch and also as a freelance consultant that specialised in PCW strategies & regulation.

In 2021 Iain was a judge for both the Performance Marketing & International Performance Marketing awards and was nominated as one of the PerformanceIN Top 50.”

James Harrower

James Harrower

Burberry

Performance Media Director

LinkedIn

James is the Performance Media Director at Burberry. With 15 years experience both agency and client side, James has worked across a number of industries including fashion, retail, finance and travel and has a strong background in driving growth.

Jared Field

Jared Field

Browns Fashion

Senior Performance Manager

LinkedIn

Jared started his digital marketing career agency-side specialising in SEM and has progressed to managing marketing functions focusing on acquisition. He is the Senior Performance Manager at luxury fashion Boutique, Browns. In this role he leads the global acquisition team and is responsible for driving the continued growth and innovation of these channels; Affiliates & Partnerships, Display, Paid Search, Paid Social and Organic Search.

Jim Nichols

Jim Nichols

RevLifter

CMO

LinkedIn

Jim is head of marketing for RevLifter, the leader in hyper-personalized deals and incentives globally. A long-time partnerships industry veteran, he worked on his first affiliate program in 1999. He has worked for agencies, advertisers, and parters/solutions providers across the industry. Prior to RevLifter, he was CMO for Partnerize, and was previously VP of Marketing for then CJ parent Conversant and mobile app measurement company Apsalar. 

Jo Newall

Jo Newall

ProCook

Affiliates & Partnership Manager

LinkedIn

Jo is the Affiliates and Partnership Manager at ProCook, where she has launched an affiliate channel for the brand and introduced a partnership programme to streamline processes and maximise opportunities. With over 8 years’ experience in the industry, Jo has a wide range of knowledge working across multiple verticals. Her digital expertise has enabled her to successful drive affiliate programmes into highly successful channels for multiple brands.

Johnson Kitete

Johnson Kitete

Curve

Global Performance Marketing Lead

LinkedIn

Johnson has been working in Performance Marketing for over 7 years and has held roles on the agency and the client side. Working in agencies, Johnson has experience of leading performance based projects from a B2C and B2B perspective for businesses spanning from large enterprises to ambitious startups across a range of verticals. Making the switch to the client side, Johnson is currently leading Performance Marketing globally at Curve, the all-in-one financial super app, where he is focused on building and scaling the function for the fintech start-up.

Joshna Rughani

Joshna Rughani

Artfinder

Ecommerce Director

LinkedIn

Joshna is an award-winning ecommerce leader, with experience delivering transformation of online channels for fast growth businesses. Currently Ecommerce Director for Artfinder, the online art marketplace, Joshna started her career at Red Letter Days in 2007. Here she significantly increased the company’s online presence.

She has since worked as Head of Digital at VCCP Media, leading a team of 25 digital specialists across a range of disciplines from SEO to paid social, before returning to an in-house role with Artfinder, a B Corp business with a mission to support independent artists, but also a fast-growth scale up, with revenue growth of 110% in 2020.

Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan

Diageo

Global Performance Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

With 8+ years industry experience working for some of the world’s biggest brands including Disney, AWIN (EE Account Manager), and Nike, Kate has a demonstrated history of driving efficiencies across a range of performance channels from both a commercial and content perspective. In her current role of Global Performance Marketing Manager at Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business with a portfolio of 200+ brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, and Guinness, Kate is sits in the Global Centre of Digital Excellence team and is responsible for driving forward the global holistic search agenda.

Kirsten Nielsen

Kirsten Nielsen

Virgin Media O2

Senior Performance Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Kirsten has worked in performance marketing for 10 years, delivering high-volume trading strategies for companies undertaking large-scale digital transformation. Now at the newly joined Virgin Media O2, she is a Senior Manager in the business’s Traffic Acquisition team. She also produces go to market plans for new business ventures within Liberty Global.

Kudzai Mubaiwa

Kudzai Mubaiwa

Spark Foundry UK

Head of Performance Media

LinkedIn

Currently Head of Paid Search at Spark Foundry UK overseeing the PPC specialism across the agency; leading on the strategy Currently Head of Performance Media at Spark Foundry UK overseeing the activation teams across Paid search, Paid Social and affiliates and leading on the strategy,  delivery as well as the development of the offering. With 13+ years’ working in digital, I have worked both agency and client side across a number of verticals including Travel, Retail, Luxury, Education and Finance.

Laura Irwin

Laura Irwin

HSBC UK

Senior Affiliate Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Laura currently leads the Affiliate Marketing activity for the HSBC UK Group. With her seven year’s experience in the industry, not only is she responsible for driving results, but also on bringing innovation & excitement to the channel. Laura has previously held roles within marketing agencies and has experience in a variety of industries. However, she decided to focus on Financial Services and a true, personal area of interest.

Leo Harrison

Leo Harrison

Self Employed

Digital Marketing Growth Consultant

LinkedIn

Leo has worked in digital for over twenty years, successfully launching a number of businesses in that time. In 2004 he ventured into performance marketing, building his company, Artemis8 (re-branded to Found in 2010) from a one-man band into a multi award winning enterprise, taking its place among the first wave of ‘super affiliates’. In 2011, Leo followed his passion for football, co-founding Squawka, the sport’s original data-led publisher, which attracts hundreds of millions of fans from all over the globe to its channels. He is now consulting for a variety of established digital businesses as well as start-ups.

Magdalena Legosz

Magdalena Legosz

Shopper Media Group

Digital Marketing Lead

LinkedIn

I have been in the industry over 9 years working across B2B and B2C being both at agency and brand side. My experience spans across number of verticals including food, retail, entertainment and finance. I’ve been leading Performance Marketing (managing PPC, Paid Social, Display and Affiliates) at RS Components – a leading global distributor of electronic components and KFC UKI. I have experience with both branding and DR campaigns, app advertising, audience strategy, bidding and creative automation. I’ve been also successfully leading agile test & learn programme for Paid Media at KFC winning two golden awards at the Digital Impact Awards in 2021. Recently, I’ve just joined Shopper Media Group – Threefold where I work for Boots Media Groups to support them in building a full-service advertising (an in-house agency) for Boots supplier brands.

Maria O’Flynn

Maria O'Flynn

Greene King

Head of Performance Marketing

LinkedIn

Maria has over 20 years in the performance media space, from vendor, agency and client perspectives. Having helped to pioneer performance marketing during 8 years at TradeDoubler, she worked with clients across all sectors to develop cross-channel commercial strategies and attribution models. In 2010, she moved client-side to run digital media teams for some of the UKs biggest retail names, such as House of Fraser and M&S.

For the past 5 years, she has been working to join up performance and brand-building across all channels into a single ecosystem to guide efficient media investment. She has a passion for how innovation and creativity underpinned with insight, can help businesses achieve success both online and in the physical space. She joined the hospitality group Greene King in June 2021 in support of the brilliant mission to ‘Pour Happiness into Customers’ Lives’. Focused brand proposition communication, and omni-channel measurement are the challenges now keeping her awake at night!

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Adhoc Media

MD

LinkedIn

Mark has been involved in Performance Marketing for several years – both as CEO of first TMN Group (owners of AffiliateFuture and performance based websites), then of Linkdex, a SaaS platform. He can now be found sitting across several boards of agencies and tech companies, including Publisher Discovery and Envolve Tech, both heavily involved in the affiliate world.

Matthew Higgins

Matthew Higgins

Dentsu

Managing Partner, Affiliates & Retail Media

LinkedIn

Matt’s career in performance marketing spans a decade, and within that time has held positions both at network and agency. He has managed some of the largest, award winning, and most progressive thinking brands globally, and has been part of the Dentsu network of brands for the last six years. Starting in Affiliate Marketing, and then broadening his knowledge to all of performance digital, he is now the Managing Partner across the Affiliate Marketing, and Retail Media propositions for Dentsu UK.

Mel Blue

Mel Blue

Optimus Performance Marketing

Director of Affiliate Marketing

Michael Durey

Michael Durey

Samsung Electronics

Head of DTC Marketing

LinkedIn

Michael joined Samsung in 2018 and since then has helped to deliver triple digit Ecommerce growth each year through Samsung’s owned eStore, EPP and Student websites. Aligning Online Marketing strategies across Search (Paid and Organic), Affiliates, CRM (Email, Push and App), Paid Social, Programmatic Display and Online Video has allowed Samsung to maximise in-market and high propensity traffic through to Samsung.com, and ultimately has led to DTC now contributing more than 10% of overall Business revenue.

Neale Madden

Neale Madden

Dunelm

Affiliate Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Neale is the Affiliate Marketing Manager at Dunelm, the UK’s leading homewares retailer. He leads the overall affiliate channel strategy whilst retaining close relationships with Dunelm’s top partners. With over 7 years’ affiliate marketing experience at both in-house and network-side roles, Neale has a track record of driving scalable growth within a range of verticals including Home & Garden, Telco, Travel, Luxury and Gifting.

Nedra Lim

Nedra Lim

Skyscanner

Affiliate & Performance Partnerships Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

From product to performance marketing, I have sat in various performance marketing teams in Skyscanner as a huge advocate for travel. I currently manage strategic partnerships globally as a part of the Affiliate & Performance Partnerships team in Skyscanner, to empower our partners to influence the world of travel.

Pedro Ramos

Pedro Ramos

Omnicom Media Group

Global Performance Executive Director

LinkedIn

Passionate about changing mentalities, Pedro loves to face challenges and solve them with creative and unexpected solutions. After working with Microsoft, Unilever, Sainsbury´s, HM Government and Specsavers, Pedro is now the Director of Performance for SAP at OMD EMEA. Pedro has already contributed to multiple awards wins for his clients with Innovative and Creative work – Campaign Media Awards, Media Week Awards, Campaign Tech Awards, Festival of Media Global and a Grand Prix at WARC Media Awards.

Rhea Sanghera

Rhea Sanghera

BT Group - EE Mobile

Affiliate Trading Manager

LinkedIn

Currently heading up the affiliate program for BT Group’s EE Mobile, Rhea is responsible for leveraging analytics and monitoring the affiliate program, in order to develop and implement new strategic campaigns to achieve wider business objectives. Although now specialising in Telecoms, Rhea started her professional journey within affiliates at TopCashback where she gained experience working closely with various networks, agencies and advertisers across a range of verticals. Here she focused on delivering growth initiatives to create further revenue steams.

Richard Clark

Richard Clark

Feelunique.com

Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Lane

Richard Lane

eBay Partner Network

Performance Vertical Strategy - EU Lead

LinkedIn

Richard leads the UK market for the eBay Partner Network. Ensuring efficiency and productivity across a plethora of partners and partner verticals in line with business initiatives and campaigns. Before eBay, he worked within the affiliate industry for about 12 years, as head of affiliate and lead gen for Mindshare UK, head of partner development at CJ UK, and head of European partnerships at Agoda.

Sohail Khan

Sohail Khan

Nando's UK & IRE

Paid Media Manager

LinkedIn

Sohail is currently Paid Media Manager at Nando’s  leading performance across various digital media channels in addition to shaping the future of digital marketing for the business.

He has over 9 years’ experience in performance marketing having worked across multiple international brands such L’Oréal & Virgin Atlantic as well as various media agencies and affiliate networks.

Sophie Strong

Sophie Strong

Wavemaker UK

Head of Display & Social

LinkedIn

Sophie has worked in digital media for over nine years, joining Wavemaker UK in 2014 (formally MEC).

Within her current role as Head of Display and Social she is responsible for a range of areas including the development of third-party cookieless solutions as well as digital transformation journeys for clients, with a focus on platforms, data and technology. 

Her client experience spans a number of verticals including Telco, retail, entertainment, travel and finance; covering both brand and performance media. Including clients such as Vodafone, Huawei, Eurostar and Nationwide Building Society.

Sophie has driven step-change which has been recognised at an industry level with award wins for integrated performance, social, programmatic, and technology. She was also awarded Media Week’s 30 under 30 in 2018.

Alongside this Sophie pioneered Wavemaker UK’s market-leading Social Intelligence study, which outlines consumer trends and what best practice looks like across Facebook, Instagram ,Twitter and Snapchat.

Sophie is also a Bloom member, championing other women across the industry.

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts

MADE.COM

Head of Performance Marketing

LinkedIn

Digital marketing professional with experience in ecommerce and retail, working for global brands and agencies with most recent experience as Head of Performance Marketing at MADE.com

Yosmary Pestana-Dunne

Yosmary Pestana-Dunne

Carwow

Affiliate Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Yosmary Pestana-Dunne works as an Affiliate Marketing Manager at Carwow, a marketplace for ‘changing cars’ with offices in the UK, Spain, and Germany. Yosmary has over seven years of experience working in affiliate marketing for digital and fintech companies, including Awin, MoneySuperMarket and Carwow.

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