Head of Marketing
Pernod Ricard UK

Adam started his marketing career working at PlayStation across EMEA on Disney, Sega and Sony Japan product game portfolio. Moving to PlayStation UK saw him launch PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and AAA titles including 24: The Game, Gran Turismo 5 & Killzone. Leaving the video gaming world for the world of Spirits in 2011 he join to work for Pernod Ricard UK on the iconic Absolut brand which has since doubled in growth. He is now Head of Marketing looking after all Light Spirits including Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rum, Havana Club Rum, Plymouth & Beefeater Gin & the tequila portfolio.


‘I’m looking for campaigns that go beyond using the latest digital or tech because they are the “shiny new toy” in favour of solutions that solve a business or communication challenge eloquently with demonstrable brand impact’

Judging panel

Phil Jones

Founder & Organiser,
Podge Events

Lisa de Bonis

Executive Digital Director
Havas Media

Adam Boita

Head of Marketing
Pernod Ricard UK

Jon Dobinson


Flo Heiss

Studio of Art & Commerce

Alan King

Executive Director, Head of Digital
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Claire Koryczan

Managing Partner

Candace Kuss

Director of Social Media
H+K Strategies

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Adam Powers

Chief Experience Officer

Cheyney Robinson

Chief Experience Officer, EMEA and APAC

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy Officer

David Smith

Brand consultant

Tiffany St James


Lee Woodard

Global Chief Experience Officer
Crabtree & Evelyn