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DMA Awards Judges 2019


Here is the list of our esteemed judges for 2019 who judged across two weeks and 35 juries including our Grand Prix panel. Being one of the toughest award shows to win means that judging is certainly not a stroll in the park. The hard work and the time that our judges give is really appreciated.

We’ve continued with our mission to be the most inclusive awards programme – working with our partners Creative Equals, Culture Heros and Outvertising to drive greater diversity across the juries, so those judging the work not only bring their expertise but are representative of the diverse audiences the campaigns are targeting.

Industry sectors


  • Category Chair: Katie Dulake, General Manager Marketing & Comms, Mitsubishi Motors UK
  • Claire Aldous, Head of Data Strategy, Planning and Analytics, Emerald Thinking
  • Lillian Clark, Programme Leader, Northumbria University
  • Emily Cooper, Designer, Zone Digital
  • Neale Horrigan, Creative Managing Partner/ECD, Elvis
  • Rebecca Lawman, Marketing Manager - OnStar Europe, General Motors
  • Shiona McDougall, Global Chief Strategy Officer, RAPP Group
  • Ferdi Wieling, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Travel and Leisure

  • Category Chair: Clare Willetts
  • Jennifer Higgins, Head of Passenger Marketing & Sales, P&O Ferries
  • Rob Kavanagh, Executive Creative Director, OLIVER
  • Christina Lemieux, International Planning Director, Leo Burnett London
  • Alethea Morton, Head of Marketing, Great Rail Journeys
  • Crissy Sealy, Senior Marketing Manager, Hilton Worldwide
  • Janet Snedden, Founder, CustomerKIND
  • Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

Entertainment, Publishing and Gaming

  • Category Chair: Mark Cripps, Chief Marketing Officer, The Economist
  • Steve Cox, CEO and Founder, Planit
  • Jake Fisk, Associate Creative Director, VCCPme
  • Paul Jacobs, Managing Partner, Wax/On
  • Monica Mihalache, Programme Leader MSc Marketing Analytics, University of Southampton, Southampton Business School
  • Andrew Nicholls, Strategist, Pulse Creative London
  • Joanne Oatts, Creative Director, OattsWinter
  • Janet Snedden, Founder, CustomerKIND
  • Emily Wright, Managing Partner, LIDA


  • Jason Andrews, Creative Partner, Iris
  • Cordell Burke, Creative Managing Partner UK, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE
  • Matt Conner, Managing Director, MRM//McCann
  • Simon Gill, Chief Experience Officer EMEA, Isobar
  • Mark Runacus, Co-Founder, Wax/On

Utilities and Telecommunications

  • Category Chair: Jill Dougan, Marketing Director, British Gas
  • Jon Attaway, Copywriter
  • Richard Calvert, Founding Partner, Thread Team
  • Mike Cullis, CEO, Soul
  • Rebecca Griffith, Director of Marketing Experience, Three Mobile
  • Katerina Nishan, Associate Creative Director, AmazeRealise
  • Jessica Poore, Head of Customer Marketing, Virgin Media
  • Jody Saunders, Head of Data & Technology, OMD UK
  • Ella Speakman, Account Director, AMV BBDO
  • Nigel Webb, Creative Director, OLIIVER

Retail and E-commerce

  • Category Chair: Shona Jameson, Chief Marketing Officer, Cotton Traders
  • Emma-Louise Birch, Senior Manager CRM, ASDA
  • Larner Caleb, Creative Director, Jump Agency
  • Karolina Ciecholewska, Designer, Wunderman Thompson
  • Coral Cranmer, Head of Planning, UK and APAC, Jaywing
  • Paul Gray, Head of Marketing, CHUMS
  • Dylan Jenkins, Commercial Director, Epsilon Abacus
  • Gavin Lowther, Head of Digital, Visualsoft UK
  • Julie Maxwell, Head of Data Planning, McCann Manchester

Financial Services

  • Category Chair: Firas Khnaisser, Head of Decisioning, Standard Life
  • Yvonne Balfour, CMO, Ultimate Finance
  • Darren Cairns, CMO, LendingCrowd
  • Olivia Donaldson, Head of Copy, Story
  • Gordon Eldrett, Marketing Director, MediaCom Edinburgh
  • Steve Farquhar, Commercial Director, Merkle
  • Joanna Harrod, Strategist, Cello Signal
  • Danielle Kelly, Director of Strategic Development, STV
  • Paul Smith, Director of Customer Insight, RBS
  • Sheryl Thomson, Creative Director, Union Direct
  • Iain Valentine, Managing Partner, Whitespace

Public Sector

  • Category Chair: Richard Dutton, CMO, Engine
  • Darren Burnett, Chief Strategy Offier, MRM//McCann
  • Hanisha Kotecha, Managing Director, GOOD Agency
  • Lyndsay McMorrow, Director, Creative Director and Copywritier, Arthur London
  • Adrian Mullen, Creative Director, CDS
  • Penny Took, Managing Director, Total Media Connect


  • Category Chair: Sarah Potter, Director Marketing Effectiveness, CRM and Insight, Save the Children
  • Amy Gunn, Head of Marketing, Worldwide Cancer Research
  • Paul Handley, CEO, Campfire
  • Nick Holmes, Creative Director, Different Kettle
  • Amie Ibrahimi-Brown, Strategy Director, Arthur London
  • Emma Malcolm, Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Macular Society
  • Judith McLelland, Senior Campaign Manager, English Heritage
  • Rajnish Razdan, Owner and Creative Director, Riggs and Razdan
  • Andrew Sargent, Data Strategy Consultant, Wood for Trees
  • Matthew Wilkley, Assistant Director Fundraising, Independent Age

Best B2B

  • Category Chair: Sam Williams-Thomas, Head of B2B, Ogilvy
  • Jeff Dickenson, Creative Director, Really B2B
  • Alastair Duncan, Chief Strategy Officer, Splash Worldwide
  • Joel Harrison, Editor-in-chief, B2B Marketing
  • Robin Huggins, Director of Academy and Client Services, MBN Solutions
  • Ben Melton, Advocacy, Brand and Creative, Cisco
  • Helen Miall, Global Marketing Director, Parkopedia
  • Richard Robinson, CCO, DPL
  • Amanda Weekes, Senior Marketing Manager, BT

Best B2C

  • Category Chair: Dave Robinson, Head of Loyalty & Personalisation Development, Boots UK
  • Julian Burrett, Creative Director, Zone Digital
  • Jeff McCarthy, Senior Lecturer Digital Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Anthony McLaughlan, CRM & Direct Marketing Manager, Swinton Group
  • Suzy Ryder, Managing Partner - Digital, Data and Technology, OMD UK
  • Mel Stanley, Head of Brand and Marketing, EDF Energy
  • John Treacy, Executive Creative Director Proximity London
  • Gavin Wheeler, CEO, WDMP
  • Hattie Whiting, Chief Client Officer, PHD
  • Camilla Yates, Planning Director, Elvis


Best Use of Email

  • Category Chair: Sharon Whale, Chief Executive UK, OLIVER
  • Lili Boev, Director of Client Success, Vuture
  • Lorna Bruce, Marketing Manager, Sainsbury's Bank
  • Lisa Campana, Director of Design, Wunderman Thompson
  • Komal Helyer, VP Marketing, Pure360
  • Steve Kemish, Managing Partner, Junction Marketing Agency
  • Daniel Latham-Symes, Associate Creative Director and Head of Copy, VCCPme
  • Chris Moody, Planning Director, Havas helia
  • Rob Pellow, Digital Experience Director, Armadillo
  • David Thomas, Senior Consultant, Merkle
  • Alexa Weselby, Head of Customer Communications, Sky UK

Best Use of Search

  • Category Chair: Luis Navarrete Gomez, Head of Global Search Marketing, LEGO
  • Clare Dyckhoff, Organic Content Manager, Manning Gottlieb OMD
  • Ebenezer Mohan, Digital Analytics Manager, FGH
  • Andrew Parker, Associate Director – SEO, Edit
  • Jayne Rodgers, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing and Digital Business, Teesside University
  • Katherine Sale, Director of Operations, Croud

Best Use of Social Media

  • Category Chair: Mobbie Nazir, Chief Strategy Officer, We Are Social
  • James Ainsworth, Head of Content, Prophecy Unlimited
  • Julie Atherton, Managing Director, Small Wonder
  • Helen Bazuaye, Global Editor-in-Chief, August Media/Publicis
  • Tanya Brookfield, CEO, Elvis
  • Aron Caplan, Strategy Partner, LIDA
  • Nicole Chen, Art Director FCB inferno
  • Mic Conetta, Head of CRM, Arsenal FC
  • Sally Rushton, Head of Digital Engagement, Jaywing
  • Thom Shardlow, Head of Social, Linney

Best Use of Unaddressed Print

  • Category Chair: Heather Westgate, Managing Director, We Are Marketing UK
  • Stephen Atkinson, Associate Creative Director, Table19
  • Ben Briggs, Media Director, Edit
  • Nicky Bullard, Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer, MRM McCann
  • Mark Davies, Managing Director, Whistl
  • Row Draper, Group Print Media Director, The Specialist Works
  • Steve Palmer, Sales Director, Geoff Neal
  • Charlotte Pike, Head of CRM, The Sun News UK
  • Mandi Taylor, Agency Owner and Head of Strategy, The Sharp Agency

Best Use of Mail

  • Category Chair: Ian Bates, Founder and Creative Partner, Fire Haus
  • Mark Cross, Engagement Director, JICMAIL
  • Matthew Fitzsimons, Head of Planning, Havas Helia
  • Sophie Grender, Business Development Manager, Royal Mail MarketReach
  • Suzanne Korff, Director, Marketing Communications, Princess Cruises
  • Betty Liu, Decisioning Manager, Standard Life Aberdeen
  • Clair Phillips, CRM Manager, Suzuki GB PLC
  • Teresa Sullivan, Creative Managing Director, The Creative Consultancy
  • Rupert Tucker, Senior Copywriter, Cello Signal

Best Out of Home

  • Category Chair: Clare Willetts
  • Frances Docx, Senior Planner, M&C Saatchi
  • Carl Halford, Advertising Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire
  • Tom Harman, Creative Director, TMW Unlimited
  • Claire Kimber, Group Innovation Director, Posterscope
  • Julia Martens, Creative Director, Freelance
  • Aaron Raybe, Director of Live Events, Momentum Worldwide
  • Lucy Sandford, Senior Direct Marketing Manager (eCommerce), Unicef UK

Best Use of Moving Image or Audio

  • Category Chair: Jason Andrews, Creative Partner, Iris
  • Melissa Chapman, Chief Content Officer, Junglecreations
  • Simon Gill, Chief Experience Officer EMEA, Isobar
  • Tamryn Kerr, Associate Creative Director, VMLY&R London
  • Matt King, Creative Director, AMV BBDO
  • Caroline Parkes, Head of Strategy, RAPP
  • Renee Vaughan Sutherland, Chief Creative Officer, Hub


Best Integrated Campaign

  • Category Chair: Matt Conner, Managing Director, MRM//McCann
  • Beverly Barker, Consultant, Lecturer and Tutor, Bournemouth University
  • Anna Hamill, Senior Editor, WARC
  • Clive Head, Customer Need State owner , Santander
  • Mark King, Chief Data Officer, Stackworks
  • Niki McMorrough, Digital Content and Social Media Manager, Bentley
  • Becky McOwen-Banks, Creative Director, FCB Inferno
  • Claire, Meadows, Head of Strategy, VCCPme
  • Sara Soares, Associate Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson
  • Mark Wallace, Head of Performance, MediaCom

Best Launch Campaign

  • Category Chair: Tim Bonnet, President, Unlimited Group
  • Claire Billings, VP, Marketing EMEA, Merkle
  • Matthew Blunsten, Head of Digital User Experience and Content, Samsung
  • Aaron Goldring, Executive Creative Director, Engine
  • Ellen Jackson, Creative Copywriter, Jaywing
  • Peter Jones, Head of Data and Analytics, Collinson
  • Danielle Pettitt, Strategy Director, Wunderman Thompson
  • Ross Taylor, Founder, Hidden

Best Brand Building Campaign

  • Category Chair: Caroline Parkes, Head of Strategy, RAPP
  • Anthony Abdool, Senior Copywriter, Sky
  • Lucy Aitken, Managing Editor, WARC
  • Charlotte Bunyan, Head of Strategy, Cult London
  • Nigel Clifton, Head of Creative, N2O
  • Damian Hamp-Adams, CEO, Rocketseed
  • Susie McGowan, Designer, Jack Renwick Studio
  • Laura McLachlan, Director of Marketing and Fundraising Worldwide, Cancer Research
  • Chris Pearce, CEO, MRM//McCann

Best Customer Acquisition Campaign

  • Category Chair: Stefan Bardega, President, iProspect EMEA
  • Alex Allston, Senior Copywriter, The SHARP Agency
  • Skip Fidura, Managing Director, Warehouse Marketing
  • Tamara Gillan, Founder and CEO, Cherry London
  • Lisa Lunam-Cowan, Head of Energy Marketing, SSE
  • Lee Manton, Creative Director, MullenLowe Open
  • Dhiren Patel, Marketing Manager, The Economist
  • Ben Rachel, Planning Director, Soul
  • Steve Stretton, Creative Consultant, Stretton & Stretton

Best Customer Journey

  • Category Chair: Gabrielle Ludzker, CEO, Proximity London
  • Mark Ash, CEO, Pure360
  • Phil Barker, Head of Portfolio: Direct Audeince Engagement, BBC
  • Jemma Edie, Senior CRM Manager, T.M. Lewin
  • Annie Gallimore, Managing Director, ENGINE Creative, Experience & Design, Engine
  • Jennifer Hill, Senior Copywriter, Cello Signal
  • Allie Johns, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dean Lanzman, CRM Strategy Director, MullenLowe Open
  • Sione Raaijmakers, Creative Director, The Mighty Shed
  • Kate Wheaton, Customer Engagement Strategy Director, Ogilvy

Best Customer Retention Programme

  • Category Chair: Andrew Mann, Head of Insight & Loyalty, Marks & Spencer
  • Rosie Boon, Associate Creative Director, GOOD Agency
  • Fiona Craig, Planning and Strategy Director, Armadillo
  • Lucy Griffiths, Marketing Controller, Sky
  • Clint Lovell, ECD, BBP
  • Andrew Mann, Head of Insight and Loyalty
  • Claire Tusler, Head of Data and Analytics, Proximity London
  • Louise Whitcombe, Head of Customer Engagement, Ogilvy
  • Lesley Yeomans, Deputy Managing Director, Citipost Mail

Best Digital Performance

  • Category Chair: Tony Miller, VP Digital Marketing & CRM, EMEA, The Walt Disney Company
  • Joanna Bodley, Senior Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Darren Burnett, Chief Strategy Officer MRM//McCann
  • Simon Harrow, CCO, iGO4
  • Lauren Jones-Ogundeko, Head of Response, PHD
  • Shaun Moran, Creative Director, Soul
  • Katerina Nishan, Associate Creative Director, AmazeRealise
  • Glyn Owen, Head of Marketing, Travelzoo
  • Anneli Ritari-Stewart, Managing Director, iProspect
  • Marieke van Lon, Head of Operations, Samsung Electronics Europe


Best Use of Data and Insight

  • Category Chair: Mark Runacus, Founder, Wax/On
  • Ian Gibbs, Director of Data Leadership and Learning, JICMail
  • Caroline Kimber, GDPR Consultant, DQM GRC
  • Joanna McMahon, Head of CRM, Specsavers
  • Charles Rivington, Senior Copywriter, Arthur London
  • Sushma Sudhir, Associate Creative Director, Publicis Sapient
  • Fergus Tomlinson, Head of Data Strategy, Zone Digital
  • Matthew Waksman, CSO and Founder, Love or Fear
  • Gary Wilson, Head of CRM, Sky Betting & Gaming

Best Creative Use of Data

  • Category Chair: Julia Porter, Consultant, Woodwarde Marketing
  • Oliver Betts, Board Director, Head of Data Strategy, MediaCom
  • Rob Christie, Head of Member Contact Strategy, Nationwide Building Society
  • Tina Christison, Group CRM & Analytics Director, Specsavers
  • Wayne Deakin, ECD EMEA, HUGE
  • Genevieve Flintham, Head of Insight and Data Strategy, Indicia
  • Adam Fulford, CSO, Proximity London
  • Simon Hinks, Director, PMA
  • Sara Watts, Managing Director, DMRi
  • Lorenzo Wood

Best Use of Marketing Automation

  • Category Chair: Libby Robinson, EMEA Managing Director, M&C Saatchi Performance
  • James Calvert, Chief Data Officer, LIDA
  • Giovanni Gribaudo, Group Digital Marketing Director, Nomad Foods
  • Ross Hawkes, Data Strategy Director, OLIVER
  • Luke Ibbetson, Managing Director, XCM
  • Richard Sharp, Creative Director, The Sharp Agency
  • Katja Tait, Senior Marketing Manager, Customer Marketing, NewDay
  • Ian Thomas, Marketing Transformation Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services

Best Use of AI

  • Category Chair: Scott Stockwell, Editor In Chief, IBM Europe
  • Rubem Barbosa-Hughes, UX Strategist, We Are Marketing UK
  • Akil Benjamin, Head of Research, Comuzi
  • Belle Briggs, Senior Creative, Freelance
  • Pete Evia-Rhodes, Director of Customer Value, The Times & The Sunday Times
  • Kerry Harrison, Co-Founder/ Director, Tiny Giant
  • Paul Moss, Head of Data and Analytics, VCCP
  • Andrew Nattan, Partner, Hampson Nattan Williams
  • Andrew Rowe, Head of Marketing Sciences, CODE

Best Privacy by Design

  • Matt Conner, Managing Director, MRM//McCann
  • Firas Khnaisser, Head of Decisioning, Standard Life
  • Julia Porter, Consultant, Woodwarde Marketing
  • Mark Runacus, Co-Founder, Wax/On


Best Writing

  • Category Chair: Debi Bester, CEO, Department of Change
  • Charlie Bulmer, Copywriter, Zone Digital
  • Frances Docx, Senior Planner, M&C Saatchi
  • Roshni Goyate, Co-founder and Head of Communications, The Other Box
  • Gilly Hanna, Creative Copywriter and Strategist, Gilly Hanna
  • Lottie Marriner, Senior Creative, Bandstand
  • Tom McCave, Director, Global Audience Prospecting & CEMEA Circulation, The Economist
  • Reuben Turner, ECD, GOOD Agency

Best Design or Art Direction

  • Category Chair: Cordell Burke, Creative Managing Partner UK, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE
  • Hiten Bhatt, Creative Director - Design, RAPP
  • Natalie Hutton, Head of CRM, easyJet
  • Chrissy Levett, Founder/Creative Director, Creative Conscience
  • Grant McLean, Art Director, Cello Signal
  • Tristan Morris, Brand & Planning Director, Big Brand Ideas
  • Hannah Newcombe, Creative Director, Edit
  • Jack Renwick, Creative & Strategic Director, Jack Renwick Studio
  • Nicholas Young, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Arts University

Best Creative Solution

  • Category Chair: Charlie Wilson
  • Andrew Boulton, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln - Creative Advertising BA Hons
  • Al Mackie, Chief Creative Officer, RAPP
  • Sam Neal, CEO, Geoff Neal
  • Bijal Parmar, Senior Customer Marketing Manager, Virgin Media
  • Irmak Nur Sunal Lutkin, Design Director, The Wall Street Journal
  • David Thomas, Senior Consultant, Merkle
  • Alexander Wells-Greco, Creative Visual Director, Harrods
  • Camilla Yates, Planning Director, Elvis

Best Digital Experience

  • Category Chair: Simon Gill, Chief Experience Officer EMEA, Isobar
  • Shehnaz Hansraj, Head of Research, Viking Cruises
  • Christopher Kenna, CEO, Brand Advance
  • Mark Raymond, COO, Anything is Possible
  • Stewart Sear, Digital Creative Director, WPNC
  • Carolyn Stebbings, Managing Director, CODE

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