2012 was a milestone year for Phil Jones who was in pretty good company when Inducted to the Digital Hall of Fame 2012
Gavin is Head of Digital Enablement for SABMiller Europe which means that he is responsible for driving the commercial application of digital thinking across 10 European markets for one of the world’s largest brewers. The remit is a broad one and includes above market partnerships & tools, digital coaching & training, governance & compliance and direct digital consultancy.
Creative Consultant of Innovation at Start JudgeGill
Liz is responsible for shaping the agency's interactive vision, working closely with the brand and environment teams to create engaging and effective branded experiences for their existing and potential clients. Liz believes that curiosity breeds great creativity and creates a professional environment for the team in which they can feel energised and stimulated, set free to observe human behaviour and interactivity to help solve problems for her clients. She is always looking for different ways of working and techniques to make talent and clients think differently. Liz has worked internationally (including Australia, China, Europe and the USA) for ISOBAR, Profero, R/GA; across projects for adidas , Nike, Nokia, C.O.I.-FRANK, Unilever and MINI. Her breadth of work includes creating immersive campaign experiences, retail installations, and managing project implementation and production and brand analysis. She has won numerous awards over the years, including OneShow, Webby Awards, Design Marketing, Design week, World Retail Congress..
Bruce leads Facebook's marketing team for gaming in Europe, Middle East & Africa, working with multi-platform clients across the region in both real money and social gaming. He joined Facebook in October 2011, and previously led European operations for Lionside, a San Francisco-based social gaming company acquired by DeNA. Prior to Lionside Bruce spent 10 years in the sports industry, including roles at Leeds United, Deloitte, West Ham United and Viagogo. He currently lives in Dublin and is based at Facebook's EMEA headquarters.
Alasdair is Interactive Director at Images & Co. - a full-service communications consultancy. Images & Co. offers enterprise design, content, technology, marketing and support services to businesses and public organisations in the UK and around the world.
As Interactive Director Alasdair’s role is to champion the combination of cutting-edge technology with creative excellence, ensuring a high level of innovation in both traditional and emerging platforms.
Recent clients include London 2012, Coca Cola, Prof Brian Cox, Cannes Lions, Google, Contagious, Apple, Universal, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, UBS, Nokia, Vodafone, Boeing, Cartoon Network, Centaur Publishing, BT, D&AD and Barclays Bank. Alasdair has been involved in interactive media since 1987 and he’s still excited about it. He advises a number of international industry bodies on the future of digital interactive content. He is also a Fellow at the Royal Society for the Arts and The Royal Institution, has presented three television series for SkyTV about the creative use of technology and regularly comments on mobile content and marketing for publications, radio and television.
He has a BAFTA as well as a wife and two dogs and two kids. When not doing digital stuff Alasdair likes to jump out of perfectly good aeroplanes.
Group Creative Director, Cubo.
A digital and integrated creative director with 25 years of creative & digital experience, most of which have been at senior creative director/board director level. He has a diverse knowledge across brand design, advertising and direct marketing, and a specialist knowledge of digital as one of the pioneers back in 1994. Sector experience includes: fashion, luxury, retail, automotive, entertainment, telecoms & technology, sport, financial and working with the COI. I co-founded Real Time Interactive in the early nineties with Phil Jones which grew to be one of UK's top 10 digital agencies in 2000. With creative clients that included Diesel, Canon, The FA, PlayStation, Motorola and The Premier League. (And a significant amount of awards too).
And in his spare time you’ll find him dressed in black Lycra and pedaling up mountains thinking he’s some sort of Bradley Wiggins.
Social Media Experience Manager at Nokia
Riccardo started his career selling new cars for Lexus in South Africa, having moved to the UK in 2009 he began working for one of the largest word of mouth agencies, 1000heads. There he was responsible for helping create, shape and execute numerous campaigns on Nokia’s behalf, including the award winning Tron Legacy Nokia takeover. Riccardo then moved to Nokia’s global Social Media team in 2012 and is now responsible for communicating social ideas across the business and how these ideas fit together in order to support their latest smartphone releases.
Creative Director at Iris Worldwide
Tori Winn is a passionate and award-winning creative with 20+ years experience in both traditional and new media. For the past 12 years Tori has specialized in understanding the ways in which all things digital impact marketing comms and consumer engagement. She has been a creative director at forward thinking agencies like AKQA, Strawberry Frog NYC and iris worldwide in London and has directed a wide range of projects for blue chip brands that include Coca-Cola, British Airways, Orange, Gucci, Microsoft, and Speedo.
Interactive Art Director at Wieden & Kennedy, Amsterdam.
Tiago Varandas is an Interactive Art Director at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, a truly global agency purpose-built to produce work that runs all over the world for clients including Heineken, Coca-Cola, Booking.com, Levi’s, GE, Nike, Electronic Arts, Intel, Carrera and ESPN.
In his decade-long career, Tiago proudly worked for agencies including HPP EuroRSCG, Fullsix, Doubleyou, Red Urban and 180|Riot Amsterdam.
Along the way his work has been honored in several festivals such as Cannes Cyber Lions, FWA, FWA Mobile, Awwwards, One Show Interactive and New York Festival. Tiago also frequently attends festivals such as OFFF, FITC and SXSW to feed his curious nature.
In his day-to-day life, Tiago rides a bike, judges Awwwards, observes human behavior while drinking a coffee and speaks 3 languages, while hearing a few more.
He can also be found dreaming about new things in www.littlenicethings.com
Senior Director Commercial, Digital and Marketing at ESPN
As Senior Director, Digital Media, Commercial and Marketing, Charly Classen is responsible for the leadership and management of ESPN’s digital media business, the marketing team, research and business development in the EMEA region, as well as the commercial management of ESPN’s UK TV business.
A native of Hamburg, Germany who has lived in the UK for 20 years, Classen has served as Sr. Director, UK Commercial and EMEA Business Development since 2009. In those roles, Classen has worked with ESPN International’s senior management team to identify and implement new growth opportunities in the TV and digital space. Among the areas and activities that he played key roles in were: helping launch the UK ESPN channel in 6 weeks time and managing the transition of ESPN’s business approach in the UK as it shifted to a premium subscription TV model; negotiating carriage agreements and managing the day-to-day relationships with ESPN distribution partners in the UK, as well as collaboration around subscriber acquisition and retention activities; playing a key role in business development and acquisition of digital products including ESPNcricinfo.com, Scrum.com, ESPN Goals and ESPN Player (broadband streaming). He previously held several roles at FremantleMedia and the now defunct consultancy marchFIRST
Abnormal Situations Manager at Here There Everywhere
Whether as ECD of Razorfish or Creative Director of IBM, Rob's always been concerned with just one thing: making new stuff out of the internet as it evolves. Over the years, he’s won all sorts of awards, earned patents, built a broadband network from scratch, held a Guinness Record and co-created the game show Survivor. He also runs a Digital Media course at Cambridge University and makes large scale digital art when he's feeling arty.
Tarek Nseir is founder and CEO of TH_NK, a highly successful strategic digital agency with an impressive client list including Warner Bros, Disney, Audi, Blackberry and Virgin. TH_NK is also the agency that led the execution of Pottermore.
Tarek founded TH_NK in 2004 whilst still studying at University in Newcastle, employing just 3 members of staff. The company grew from strength to strength, and at the start of 2008, TH_NK opened an office in central London as a result of their continuous success in the digital sector.
Today, TH_NK is a Top 20 UK agency which employs over 100 people and the company has been named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and ranked as a Top 100 agency by NMA. In addition, TH_NK were announced as the winners of the 2011 annual agency league table and reputation survey conducted by YouGov.
Tarek is also a board member at the British Interactive Media Association.
Digital Content & Social Media Coordinator at Versace (Milan)
Managing Director at Underwired
Felix is Managing Director of Europe's leading digital CRM agency, Underwired. In previous lives he founded one of the first digital agencies Hyperinteractive, in 1994 and his second agency Head New media became the digital arm of Lowe Worldwide. His clients include Marks & Spencer, Asics, Regus, Travelodge, Bupa and the FT.
Head of Digital at Precedent
Founder of Precedent’s digital marketing arm, Lindsay has been a strategist and digital specialist for nearly a decade.
Her work includes major digital and integrated projects with the NHS, the UK Intellectual Property Office, BlackRock, Parkinson's UK, Monash University, Crimestoppers, Cardiff University, and Sport Wales.
Also a regular speaker and panellist, Lindsay recently returned from presenting at the American Marketing Association Symposium for Higher Education in New Orleans where the THRIVE campaign she created for Cardiff University was showcased as a model of best marketing practice.
Prior to working at Precedent, Lindsay trained and worked as a journalist in Canada. She then transitioned into marketing, quickly focusing her work around the integration of digital into traditional practices. Her last project in Canada was leading the planning, creation and build of a multiplatform online presence and fully integrated campaign for a major travel destination region.
Craving a new challenge following the successful completion of the 3-year contract, she picked a UK destination on the map, packed her things and almost immediately upon arrival, started her path with Precedent.
Looking to the future, Lindsay is incredibly excited about Precedent’s continued growth here and overseas. She’s also just kicked off three major projects that will each be finishing Phase 1 by the time the DADI Awards take place, so do ask her how they’re going!
Direction of Communication, Digital Marketing, eBusiness at Dolce Gabbana (Milan)
Chief Strategy Officer at Somo.
Social Media Strategist & Speaker at Stimulation
Tiffany St James is the former Head of Public Participation for the UK Government and an Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association.
She embeds social and digital capability into national and international organisations and governments. Speaking worldwide on social media, digital strategy, women in tech and tech innovation.
Creative Director At Cheil Worldwide