Director of Social Media
H+K Strategies

Currently Candace is the Director of Social Media for Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Candace runs the Technology Speculators program for H+K and was honoured to be named as an Innovator 25 by the Holmes Report. 

Candace is a member of the WPP Digital Advisory Board for Europe, a founding member of the Advisory Board for the WPP Stella women’s leadership group, and on the Advisory Board for Creative Equals. She is a blogger, a frequent speaker at industry conferences and Ignite shows and a weekend mudlarkPrior to H+K, Candace was a Creative Director at Ogilvy Interactive in London and SVP/Creative Director at both Digitas and Modem Media in America. Find her @CandaceKuss 


"It is incredible important to remind ourselves that 'digital' is a huge church and doesn't mean just ad banners or social posts. For over a decade, the Dadis have awarded excellent in all aspects of the digital industry. I'm delighted to be a part of this tradition and can't wait to be amazed by work that will make me jealous".

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