Our 2021 Judges
Kiehl’s, Urban Decay & L'Oreal
Head of Digital Performance
Ahmed is Head of Digital Performance for Kiehl’s since 1851 and Urban Decay, 2 of L’Oreal biggest d2C digital brands.
Prior to this, he was the UK lead for brand and performance media at Net-a-Porter.com, including their global influencer-affiliate program.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Brand Communications Director
Camilla is currently Brand Communications Director at bespoke ethically-sourced fine jewellery brand, Vashi. In her role, Camilla oversees all comms, influencer marketing, social media, PR, Advocacy, brand marketing, media, VIP and events. Vashi is disrupting the fine jewellery industry by becoming the first to truly put the customer at the heart of the creation process, allowing for unprecedented customisation and bespoke design, and is scaling fast. Vashi was 26th in the last Sunday Times Fast Track 100, which ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
Prior to Vashi, Camilla has worked in the influencer marketing space since 2010, with roles including Director of PR & Advocacy at Charlotte Tilbury, Head of PR & Events at Benefit Cosmetics (LVMH) and Associate Director at Halpern PR (part of The&Partnership, part of WPP).
Director of Partner Development APAC
Camilla Pacelli is the Director of Partner Development APAC for Skimlinks. With over a decade’s experience in the performance marketing industry, working across a variety of international markets, Camilla has a fantastic track record in helping publishers and retailers to scale successful programs. In her current role, she leads Skimlinks’ APAC team which has tripled the size of the publisher network in APAC and helped clients across the region capitalise on major eCommerce events including Singles Day, Click Frenzy, and the Lunar New Year to deliver impressive affiliate marketing results.
Global Senior Affiliate & CLO Manager
Carolina is an award-winning senior digital marketing individual with outstanding experience in the luxury retail space in both agency and advertiser roles. Carolina started her career at Awin Global – driving strategic initiatives, affiliate strategy and more. Currently at Harvey Nichols, Carolina overlooks the global affiliate business, influencers and financial partnerships. Skilled in international growth strategies and in the Cardlinking world, Carolina continues to innovate alongside Harvey Nichols!
Senior Performance Marketing Manager
Caroline is currently leading the development of the Performance Marketing team within Zego, a Unicorn Fintech insurance company disrupting the insurance market. Prior to this she ran her own consultancy working with companies to maximise their affiliate programmes. Caroline “grew up” in digital marketing within BT leaving in 2019 as Head of Performance Marketing. Whilst at BT Caroline’s team won 4 Performance Marketing Awards and so has now sat on both sides of the table.
Head of Affiliate
With over 15 years Affiliate Marketing experience, Chris leads the Affiliate business at Student Beans, the world’s leading student loyalty network.
Prior to joining Student Beans in 2020, Chris held senior management positions across network, agency and merchant sides in both the UK and Asia Pacific.
Childs Farm & Farmologie
Head of Digital & eCommerce
Christiana is currently Head of Digital & eCommerce at Childs Farm & Farmologie, skincare brands for newborns through to adults. 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.
Clare currently leads the Groupon Reach Network on an international scale as General Manager. Using her near-decade of industry experience Clare is responsible for driving strategy and delivering innovation across the Groupon Reach Network’s full portfolio; vouchercloud, Groupon, Mirror, Mumsnet and Independent.ie. She is well-known in the industry for championing creativity and has a track record of utilising multi-channel strategies to drive e-commerce performance and deliver multi-award winning campaigns.
Customer and Growth Director
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.
Senior Partnerships Manager
Joining TopCashback as an intern nearly 7 years ago, Eniola worked up the ranks to Senior Partnerships Manager. She has worked across both UK and US regions and has experience managing various SMEs to key advertisers across different verticals. 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.
Crabtree and Evelyn
Global Affiliates and Partnerships Manager
Glosinda Goes has been in the Affiliate industry for over 8 years and has worked for brands like Charlotte Tilbury and House of Fraser. She currently manages the Affiliate program globally for Crabtree and Evelyn and is responsible for strategic implementation of affiliate and partnership activity. She has worked closely with a lot of publishers over the years and has good relations with various networks. She was also nominated in the Performance In Top 50 Industry players list for 2020 and continues to excel in her field.
Growth Manager, Alternative Media
Hannah has recently joined the growth team at Numan, the online healthcare company built for men where she looks after affiliates and partnership marketing. Prior to this, Hannah has 10 years of digital marketing experience, predominantly in affiliates, having managed programmes at Missguided, Ticketmaster and Treatwell.
Iain is currently the Affiliates Manager across both mobile and broadband at one of the UK’s largest networks, Three.
With approximately eight years’ experience in the affiliate and digital marketing space, he manages some of 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.
Managing Partner, Performance
Jack has led the digital performance team at OMD UK since 2019, responsible for both organic and paid performance channels and is a member of the agency leadership team. Jack is accelerating the synthesis of OMD UK’s strategic capabilities with its performance media output in order to achieve measurable competitive advantage for clients.
With 9 years of experience in performance at both in-house and agency-side roles, across multiple verticals, Jack has a track record of driving growth with a range of advertisers and understands how important it is to celebrate market leading work in the industry.
Head of Digital Marketing
Joshna is an award-winning ecommerce leader, with experience delivering transformation of online channels for fast growth businesses. Currently Head of Digital Marketing 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.
Spark Foundry UK
Head of Paid Search
Currently Head of Paid Search at Spark Foundry UK overseeing the PPC specialism across the agency; leading on the strategy and delivery as well as the development of the Paid Search offering. With 12+ years’ working in digital, I also have experience working in SEO, PPC and Affiliate marketing in my past roles, having spent 7 years working both agency and client side in Australia across a number of verticals including Travel, Retail, Luxury, Education and Finance, before moving to London 6 years ago at which point I joined Spark Foundry.
Digital Marketing Growth Consultant
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.
Nando's UK & IRE
Performance Marketing Manager
Lewis has over 8 years experience in performance marketing across multiple UK brands. Most recently he has been transforming the digital marketing capability at Nando’s, leading the key digital media channels such as SEO, PPC, display and social. He continues to deliver year on year growth, whilst designing the future for digital marketing at Nando’s.
Managing Partner, Client Planning
Libby joined iProspect in 2011, specialising in search and has since developed cross-channel strategy and planning capabilities across the iProspect business in the UK. Now responsible for leading strategic planning across a number of clients in retail and FMCG verticals, Libby has a track record for delivering business growth and overall digital transformation for her clients.
Marketing Director - Global Affiliates
Maria has been working in performance marketing for over 17 years with her experience spanning both B2B and B2C. She started in offline marketing, and then quickly progressed into managing all areas of digital from SEM to social. Overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, she successfully launched new channels and incrementally grew mature campaigns.
Recognized for her data driven approach and willingness to push the boundaries with innovative testing. Maria’s current role as a Marketing Director at Viator, sees her lead a team responsible for delivering the global growth strategy across over 15 markets.
Global Affiliate Marketing Manager
As Affiliate Marketing Manager at Luxottica, Martina Vignolini is planning, executing and optimizing Affiliate Marketing Performance globally, contributing to the growth of the Digital Performance Marketing channel with a strong focus in growing volumes and awareness of the brands involved.
Martina has worked in affiliate environment since 2014 and in her previous experience, she was managing the Affiliate Marketing Channel for the whole portfolio of an e-commerce partner in the Fashion&Luxury area with a global focus.
Michelle is Ecommerce Director at Lily’s Kitchen, the leading Premium Natural Pet Food brand in the UK. Responsible for the DTC proposition at Lily’s Kitchen, Michelle is an experienced integrated marketing professional who has spent the last 20 years working in digital. She has a track record of driving ecommerce performance through multi-channel strategies.
Managing Partner- Performance, Starcom
As Managing Partner of Performance and a results-driven specialist, Paul leads a world class UK Performics practice (a team of 150+ specialists) for Starcom in the UK, encompassing all digital performance marketing channels (PPC, Social, SEO and Acquisition). He has been with Publicis Groupe in various digital roles across the agency board for over 16 years, across most verticals and client sizes (local start-up through to global).
As part of his journey in driving a world-class practice and proposition, Paul and his teams have won an impressive 18 specialist awards including the prestigious Grand Prix at the Performance Marketing Awards. He is relentlessly focused on accelerating growth through enhanced capability as proven through UK agency client wins; Ancestry.com, Trafalgar Travel Group and Dominos. Paul is also a frequent contributor to key publications such as e-consultancy, The IAB, and industry press.
Head of Affiliates
Rachel has worked in the industry for over nine years, during that time gaining experience being client, network and now agency side. She currently heads up the affiliate team at the multi-channel retail specialist agency, Genie Goals. She leads on growing the channel within the agency and delivering programmes that exceed their clients’ goals, with a strong focus on global expansion, proactive publisher recruitment and leveraging the diversity the channel has to offer. Rachel continuously works to champion affiliates and make it a key part of all clients digital mix.
eBay Partner Network
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.
Director - Advertising Consultancy (Search)
Ruaridh has nearly 6 years’ experience working in paid search, where he is currently a director at Merkle EMEA. His role is uniquely positioned across both the Paid Search & Advertising Consultancy teams, where he oversees the delivery of Merkle UK’s GMP ‘Tech Partner’ clients through technology platform consultation and training for in-house teams, with a particular focus on Search Ads 360 maturity. He has worked with clients spanning most verticals and has a particular interest in bidding and automation where he enjoys utilising technology and finding non-conventional solutions to client challenges.
All Inclusive Marketing Inc.
Founder & CEO
Sarah is an award-winning business and digital marketing thought leader, ranked in the Top 40 Under 40, Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada, and Top 40 Digital Marketing Strategists of 2012 and 2020. She is a recognized expert in affiliate and performance marketing by the New York Times and is listed in the Top 50 Industry Players and Most Influential Affiliate Marketers of 2018 and 2020.
In 2009, Sarah founded (and leads) All Inclusive Marketing (AIM), an award winning affiliate marketing agency known for delivering innovative, experience-driven results led by their team of experts who DIGG every day (Delight, Innovate, Grow and Giveback).
The Influencer Marketing Lab
Scott Guthrie is a professional advisor on influencer marketing, a conference speaker, guest university lecturer, top 10 blogger, host of the Influencer Marketing Lab podcast, media commentator and co-chair of the CIPR influencer marketing panel. Scott has written chapters for five business books on the subject of progressive public relations and influencer marketing plus over 175 blog posts devoted to influencer marketing.
Head of Biddable
Seb is PHDs’ Head of Biddable. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and has worked across WPP, Publicis, and Omnicom. He has experience with both branding and DR campaigns, audience strategies, cross channel functional team and has been in both global and local roles. At PHD, he leads the biddable department comprised of Search/Social/Ecommerce teams. He leads their partner relationships to ensure teams are trained up, value is driven and that they are on top of all the latest industry updates. Seb also sits on the Search and Social councils at Omnicom where he influences product roadmaps and gets access to Alpha tests for clients.
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Prior to her current role at Expedia Group, Sophie held roles at network, advertiser & publisher side including Affiliate & PCE Manager at John Lewis and Partners and Account Director at AWIN. Now a Senior Manager on the Partnership Enablement and Strategy Team, Sophie is focused on driving strategic initiatives that guide the direction of the Expedia Group Retail Partnerships Team. Sophie enjoys travelling – which, outside of a global pandemic – is now something of a happy occupational hazard. She’s excited to resume these travels in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
Head of Display & Social
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.
CEO & Cofounder
Sri is CEO and Co-Founder of Increasingly. Previously, Sri founded and sold two digital marketing technology businesses. He has won National Business Awards’ highly commended Entrepreneur of the Year, Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and Deloitte Tech Fast 50. Most recently, he won a Google awarded scholarship to study AI and futuristic technology at NASA.
Tony has been working in the affiliate industry for almost eight years during which time he has held roles on the advertiser, SaaS & publisher sides. Tony’s expertise lies in financial services, having managed multi million pound partnership programmes at both Santander & TSB, and he is also a former winner of a PMA himself, having scooped the ‘Best Finance Campaign’ gong in 2018 alongside his then client DLG. He’s currently responsible for developing Finder’s presence across their banking and investment verticals in the UK, where he has helped to deliver record growth across multiple product sets.
Senior Client Partner
An award-winning marketer and international keynote speaker, Will is the Senior Client Partner in London for Social Media publishing group Electric House (owners of the On The Tools and On a Budget communities).
Having previously worked agency-side on brands such as Disney, T-Mobile and Domino’s Pizza, as well as in-house at McDonald’s UK to lead their Social Media team, Will now supports brands of all sizes in creating, producing, distributing and amplifying video content through Electric House’s Social communities, which deliver over 30m views each and every week.