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Meet the Category Chairs of the 2020 DMA Awards


This year, we’ll celebrate the bold and the brilliant unlike ever before. Crisis has tested us, bringing forth unprecedented challenges, but also unparalleled creativity. Creativity that deserves recognition, from the right critics.

The DMA Awards are separated into 35 categories, split across five tracks: Industry Sectors, Channels, Campaigns, Data, and Craft. Each category is led by a chair, all accomplished, adept, arduous. See who they are. They’ve earned their place. Now, it’s your turn.

Industry Sectors

  • Automotive: Katie Dulake, GM, Marketing and Communications, Mitsubishi
  • Travel and Leisure: Jae Hopkins, Director, Sales & Marketing, Eurotunnel
  • Entertainment and Music: Will Hodge, Executive Strategy Director, Karmarama
  • Publishing: Julia Porter
  • Sports: Tom Burrell, Head of Customer Marketing, TalkTalk
  • Utilities and Telecommunications: Jill Dougan, Marketing Director, British Gas
  • Retail and E-Commerce: Deborah Dolce, SVP, Group Brand and Marketing Director, TJX Europe
  • Financial Services: Peter Markey, CMO, TSB Bank
  • Public Sector: Darren Aldrich, Strategy and Communications Lead, Health Careers, Health Education
  • Charity: Sarah Potter, Marketing Effectiveness Director, CRM and Insight, Save The Children
  • Best B2B: Annabel Venner, Global Brand Director, Hiscox
  • Best B2C: Dave Robinson, Head of Loyalty and Personalisation Development, Boots


  • Best Use of Email: Gabrielle Ludzker, CEO, RAPP
  • Best Use of Social Media: Simon Gill, Chief Creative Officer, Isobar
  • Best Use of Mail: Mark Cripps
  • Best Use of Unadressed Print: Sharon Whale, CEO, OLIVER
  • Best Use of Out of Home: Matt Conner, Chair of the Awards Committee
  • Best Use of Film, Video or Moving Image: Cordell Burke, Creative Managing Partner, UK, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE
  • Best Use of Voice or Audio: Mark Runacus, Co-Founder & Planning Partner, Wax/on


  • Best Integrated Campaign: Tony Miller, Marketing Director, WW
  • Best Launch Campaign: Tim Bonnet, President, Unlimted Group
  • Best Brand Building Campaign: Laura Stead, EU General Manager Marketing, Amazon
  • Best Customer Acquisition Campaign: Stephen Maher, CEO, MBA
  • Best Customer Journey: Vladimir Radivojev, Head of Data Enablement, Virgin Media
  • Best Customer Retention or Loyalty Programme: Rob McDonald, Director, Global Loyalty, Avios
  • Best Performance Marketing: Luis Navarrete Gomez, Global Head of Ecommerce Marketing, Lego
  • Best Thoughtful Marketing Campaign: Charlotte Langley, Brand and Communications Director, Bloom & Wild


  • Best Use of Data and Insight: Lis Blair, CMO, Bulb
  • Best Data Storytelling: Firas Khnassier, Head of Decisioning, Standard Life
  • Best Use of Marketing Automation: Jason Andrews, Creative Partner, IRIS
  • Best Use of AI: Scott Stockwell, Editor in Chief, IBM


  • Best Writing: Nicky Bullard, Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer, MRM
  • Best Design or Art Direction: Laura Jordan-Bambach, Chief Creative Officer, Grey
  • Best Creative Solution: Jo Arscott, Global Creative Consultant, Ms Arscott
  • Best UX: Ete Davies, CEO, Engine

Keep checking back: we'll continue to update this page with new chair announcements.

For information on entering the DMA Awards, email Explore previous campaigns that worked; work that changed lives; work that changed the way we think. Entries close on Friday 18 September, 2020. Our early bird deadline has been extended to Friday, 14 August, so entrants have more time to submit their entries at the lower fee.

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