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.
Interactive Creative Director at Start JudgeGill
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 co-founder and Creative Director at The Bright Place, an agency dedicated to the design, build and delivery of applications and content to today’s popular mobile devices.
Clients include Cannes Lions, Google, Prof Brian Cox, Apple, Universal, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, O2, Boeing, Cartoon Network, Creative Review, BT, D&AD and Contagious.
Alasdair has been involved in interactive media since 1987. He advises a number of international industry bodies on the future of digital interactive content. Alasdair is a Fellow at the Royal Society for the Arts, 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.
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.
Creative Director at Iris Worldwide
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
Here There Everywhere
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.
Managing Director at Underwired
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!
Chief Strategy Officer at Somo.
Social Media Strategist & Speaker at Stimulation
Creative Director at Cheil Worldwide.Emma started in the industry over 15 years ago, after studying Design at Falmouth School of Art. Her first five years were spent working in Direct and the next five years she spent working on Integrated campaigns for agencies such as Bates 141 and CDP. In 2004 she joined the newly formed Saatchi and Saatchi X, the World’s first network dedicated to shopper marketing. As ECD of London Emma successfully steered the creative team to be the most awarded in the Saatchi & Saatchi X network, achieving agency of the year at the MAAs and recognition at award shows including ISP, D&AD and Cannes.
This year Emma joined Cheil Worldwide as Creative Director of Shopper with an aim to create innovative and unavoidably integrated ideas that move brands, move products and most importantly move people.
Throughout her career Emma has been actively involved in helping school children and college leavers with their career paths into the creative industry. She has run several workshops in Schools across London and has lectured in various colleges.
Outside of the Industry she has been working for her community as a committed green, setting up one of Londons first community recycling groups 15 years ago and was a consultant for Ken Livingston’s waste strategy for London. Emma was born and bred in West London where she now lives with her husband Guy, an ex suit turned Video Games marketer. They have two boys – Emmas most creative acts to date.