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Chair of 2014 jury

Renate Vogt Senior Consultant, Wijsman BV
Renate is Chair of the jury for the IMC European Awards.
 
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Belgium

Sandrine Dicop Marketing Manager VOO
Sandrine is a marketing strategy and communications expert who can help advertisers and advertising agencies to achieve or fulfill projects/missions in marketing and communications at a strategic or operational level. She has worked in both the advertising and marketing industry for the past 15 years. During this time, she worked closely with clients from various industries and for various advertising agencies giving her the opportunity to learn about the various communication tools, marketing and communications strategy, fostering client relationship, professionalism and team work. From strategy to operational level, my competences lay on: Advertising, Activation, Digital, Social Media, Strategic Planning, CRM, Media & Marketing strategy & Management, Pitch organization & handling to win!
 
Nathalie Erdmanis Vice-President Marketing Brussels Airlines
After finishing her Master’s Degree in Commercial Engineering at Solvay Business School (ULB) in Brussels, Nathalie started her career at Danone as Brand Marketer. She then went on to work for Winterthur Europe Assurances (AXA group) and later for Spa and Bru mineral water provider, Spadel s.a.. She worked for McDonald's as Marketing & Communications Director for 7 years then she moved to the Telco industry as Marketing Director Residential at Mobistar (Orange Group). Now she is VP Marketing at Brussels Airlines. During her career, Nathalie has received awards such as Nominated Marketer of the Year in 2009 and Media Advertiser of the Year 2009 and won a long term Silver Effie Award for McDonald's in 2012.
 
Julien Galand Marketing Manager Social Beverages PepsiCo BeNeLux
Julien is the marketing lead for Pepsico BeNeLux. He has built his career in sales and then in marketing on brands like Axe, Rexona, Dove, Danio and Solo mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands. He is passionate about brands and loves to see a plan delivering impact and sales in a market. In his spare time he love to kite surf with his family.
 
Stephan Smets Managing Director ENGAGE BBDO
Stephan is Managing Director and Co-founder of ENGAGE BBDO, a member agency of the BBDO Worldwide Network, specialised in brand activation and customer engagement. He started his career at Nestlé where he was responsible for instant drinks (Nescafé, Nesquik) and was later co-founder of N’lil, one of the first sales promotion agencies. He is former president of the Belgian Association of Communications Companies-Expert Center Brand Activation and is now board member of the European IMC council. Stephan Smets is a guest speaker at different marketing and advertising institutions such as the Belgian Marketing Fund, VLEKHO, Ghent University, Plato, 360° Academy and Student Marketing Congress and teaches at the UBA Academy (Federation of Belgian advertisers).
 
Philippe Warzée Joint Editor-in-Chief Wolters Kluwer Belgium
Philippe Warzée is a lecturer at ECS in Brussels and author of the books "Les Phares de la Mer du Nord" and "Au-delà des Dunes". He is on LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
 
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Czech Republic

David Čermák CEO Momentum McCann
David is CEO of Momentum Prague, an advertising agency (part of McCann Worldgroup in the Czech Republic) focused on integrated campaigns supporting clients’ sales. Prior to joining Momentum in 2008, he was founder and co-owner of a leading local agency in Prague. During his 18 years in the advertising industry, he has worked for more than 100 clients from many different business sectors in the Czech Republic. David holds an Executive MBA degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management based in Phoenix, Arizona and a MBA degree from CMI ESMA Barcelona based in Prague and Barcelona.
 
Ondrej Gottwald New Business Director g-in*
Ondrej works as New Business Director at g-in* agency in Prague. He has been working in advertising for over 16 years. During his career, Ondrej worked in the creative department of TBWA Prague and of Wunderman, part of Young&Rubicam. In 2000, he co-founded the strategic and creative agency Garp, which specialises in integrated marketing and digital communication. For the first 5 years, Ondrej worked there as a Strategic Planner and has now taken over the Business Development department.
 
Milan Hladký Editor-in-Chief Marketing & Media
Milan has been working in advertising since 1994. He was Creative Director in the Slovak advertising agency VACULIK Advertising (now Made By Vaculik) and was involved in creating advertising campaigns for many local and foreign brands such as TATRA BANKA, Eurotel, T-Mobile Slovakia, T-Mobile Czech Republic, AEGON, AVON, Panasonic and IKEA. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Czech magazine Marketing & Media.
 
Alena Lomičová Supervisor Garp Integrated Garp*cz
Since 2000, Alena has been part of the Garp Integrated Garp*cz team as Creative Director, Senior Strategic Planner and Co-Owner. She is responsible for creativity and strategic planning for major clients like Mondelez, Unilever, Molson Coors, Merck and Citibank.
 
Will Rust Executive Creative Director Ogilvy & Mather Czech Republic
Will got into advertising through necessity after being fired by McDonald's in 1992. Swapping burgers for typography and art direction (on his Dad's advice), he spent many years agency-hopping before deciding Ogilvy was the place to be. Since his first ECD position, every single agency he has led has topped their national creative rankings, winning Agency of the Year titles across the board. He also helped deliver the Ukraine office the title of "Most effective agency in Europe" according to the 2012 Effie global index. He has won awards made of metal, wood & paper at Cannes, Clio, D&AD, OneShow, London International and pretty much all the others. Will now works for Ogilvy Czech Republic, one of the largest communications groups in Europe and now the most awarded agency in the country. He loves his wife, kids, cat and music. Not necessarily in that order.
 
Martin Tošenovský CED Leemon Concept, s.r.o.
 
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Germany

Sigrid Bachert Consultant PB Commercial Marketing Management
Sigrid provides specialist consulting services in a product development, commercial management and brand management consultancy to clients such as Campari, Absolut Vodka, Russian Standard Vodka, Schweppes et al. She has worked across a range of product industries and major brands including premium spirits, consumer electronics, national TV-Channels and premium household goods.
 
Peter Draeger Managing Director Grey Shopper
Peter Draeger has been Managing Director at Grey Shopper since 2000. In addition to classical POS marketing, one of his main working areas is marketing for B2B clients. On completion of his studies, he joined Grey Shopper as a trainee and quickly became familiar with all areas of work in a modern agency. He later assumed the duties of Account Director and Management Supervisor, before being appointed to the company management. Numerous national and international awards are testimony to the quality of his work for a wide variety of clients of Grey Shopper. Peter is a certified category manager by ECR/GS1 Germany standards and author of several specialist essays. He has also presented several series of lectures on the subject of POS marketing and is furthermore teacher of POS communication and trade at the technical college Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. On a national and international level he is active in various communications associations - including his role as Vice President of POS Marketing Association e.V. (POSMA) and Germany's representative on EACA's Integrated Marketing Council.
 
Michael Kehm Head of Central Marketing Schuco International KG
 
Heiner Prignitz Managing Partner BrandGalaxy Group GmbH
Heiner Prignitz has a diploma in economics from the University of Cologne. He has gained extensive work experience at Grey Düsseldorf and R.J.Reynolds. Since 1995, he has been one of the two CEOs at pro concept marketing.
 
Claus Vogt Managing Partner WVP advertising agency Stuttgart
Claus's responsibilities within the agency include customer consulting, strategy/concept design and trade marketing. After completing his studies in business administration and advertising he started his career in the industry. His time as Advertising Manager for customer electronics at Interfunk (B2B and B2C) laid the foundation for the core skills and knowledge that he has built on over the years. His long and varied experience in both industry and agency work have helped to make him an expert in successfully developing campaigns and concepts for specific distribution channels and bringing them to the market.
 
Lutz Wegmann Managing Director CPM Germany GmbH
Lutz Wegmann started in 1983 as Junior Consultant at Gruber, Titze & Blank in Bad Homburg, Germany - a top-5 German strategy & sales consultancy. In 1986, he joined PPD Marketing & Sales Services, Bad Homburg as Management Supervisor. In 1995, he became Managing Director. Since 1998, PPD is part of the global CPM Fieldmarketing Network based in the UK, an Omnicom Group company. CPM’s mission is to grow its clients' business by using INSIGHT to create INFLUENCE and drive SALES. Since 2007, he is board member and Vice-President of POSMA, an association of German POS Marketing Agencies and partner association of EACA. This year, Lutz was appointed Chair of CPM in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.
 
Marco Ziegler Managing Director smartin advertising GmbH
Marco holds a BA Degree in Communications from the Academy of Communications in Hamburg. He has worked as an Account Manager and was Managing Director for various German creative agencies like Springer & Jacoby, KNSK/BBDO and Scholz & Friends. Previously, he was Management Supervisor at VCCP in Berlin. He has worked with clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Heineken, Sky, Ferrero, O2 and Telefonica Since 2012, he’s the Managing Director of smartin advertising based in Cologne and Berlin. It’s a below-the-line specialised multichannel agency with a holistic focus on sales and point-of-sale communications. He mainly works with O2, TARGOBANK, LG, Brother and SONOS.
 
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Greece

Christos Damalas Managing Director MSPS
Christos is the Managing Partner of MSPS, a leading Integrated Marketing and Sales services company with offices in Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria. With over 20 years in the industry, Christos has significant experience in managing demanding and complex projects for companies such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, Diageo, Philip Morris, Sony Ericsson and many more. He holds an MBA degree and speaks fluent English and French. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Association of Communications Agencies, president of the European Integrated Marketing Communications Council and currently an IMC Council member.
 
George Frangakis Managing Director ForestView
With data knowledge from hundreds of cross channel campaigns, George is a strategic thinker and true advocate of performance marketing. It is only natural that his marketing approach includes outbound and inbound marketing analysis that spans over a decade of advertising and sales experience. From sales and direct marketing in the UK, he moved to Greece and worked on ISP, private banking and mobile marketing projects with Upstream. In 2011, he joined the Think Digital Group to set up and grow ForestView into a leading performance marketing agency with offices in over 35 countries.
 
Anastasia Georgopoulos Creative pigsinspace.gr
Born in New York in 1970, went to school in Germany, finished school in Greece. Anastasia is Graphic Designer that ended up as a Copywriter and later, Partner of the creative team pigsinspace. With 20 years of experience, she has worked for many agencies such as Scholz & Friends Athens, ΜcCann Erikson/Athens, TBWA\Athens, LOWE/Athens and Wunderman/Athens. She was part of the team for the launch campaign Audi A2 and illy coffee in Greece and for the award winning campaign of Audi TT which was a finalist in Cannes back in 2002. Anastasia strongly believes in provocative advertisement that makes a statement, has a reason and moves things forward.
 
Daphni Lokoviti Business Unit Director OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens
Daphni graduated from Deree College, The American College of Greece with a BS in Business Administration in 1997. A movie buff and gig enthusiast, she chose to work in the film and music entertainment industry. She worked for leading companies in film production and distribution and live concert promotion. For six years, she was Marketing Director for 20th Century FOX in Greece. She joined OgilvyOne in 2007 as an Account Director to explore equally diverse, creative and challenging fields in digital advertising. She was promoted as Business Unit Director in 2011, leading the newly created unit of OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens. She is a proud mum, loves to travel, reads books, goes to the movies and rocks it at a good gig!
 
Antonis Papapostolou Senior Account Director Care Direct S.A.
A passionate marketing professional with 10 years digital and direct marketing experience for multi-channel commercial brands, Antonis is currently a Senior Account Director working for Care Direct SA, where he has successfully served many of the world’s leading brands and companies by formulating and implementing digital and direct marketing strategies across the agency’s markets of interest. Antonis specialises on the strategic planning and practical implementation of new digital technology to drive improvements in customer experience and revenue through the effective use of social media, PPC, SEO, email marketing, digital media, mobile marketing and web analytics in online campaigns. Antonis studied in the United Kingdom and holds an MA Degree in Marketing, a BA degree in Business Administration and a College degree in Business Studies & Computer Science.
 
Manos Paterakis Managing Partner re|direct
For almost 15 years, Manos have been creating digital experiences spanned across key industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, L'Oreal, Nestlé & GM. During this period, he was head of interactive design at MRM / McCann Erickson Athens creating award winning digital experiences, driving brand awareness and growth. In 2004, he co-founded re|direct, a full-service digital agency committed to delivering result driven cross media campaigns. Manos currently holds the position of Managing Partner and loves working at the crossroad of strategic insights and disruptive innovation.
 
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Ireland

Tony Boylan Marketing Communications Manager Vhi Healthcare
Tony is a highly successful marketer with over 17 years’ experience in strategic communications across many markets including pharmaceutical, health insurance, consumer medical services, dental insurance and travel insurance. He currently leads the marketing communications for Ireland’s number one health insurance company – Vhi Healthcare.
 
Leah Donoghue Account Director Cawley Nea \ TBWA
Leah is a highly focused and energetic strategic marketing professional with a proven track record in communications, project management and coordination. She has worked across key disciplines including, programme design & implementation, staff management & administration, training, communications, capacity building and reporting. In the past, she has worked for the private sector gaining experience on both client and agency side in Ireland and the UK, and a humanitarian at heart. Leah is a natural leader, bringing over 14 years of strategic management and directorship experience to the table. She has valuable communication skills, adept at managing teams in fast working often insecure environments, ensuring project objectives are met on time and on budget. Above all, passionate about people and being part of a team.
 
Richard Johnson Managing Director Pulse Group Ireland
Richard is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and in a career spanning over 20 years is one of Ireland’s most experienced promotional and relationship marketing consultants. A former chairperson of the APMC in Ireland, Richard has led the team developing the APMC Star Awards into one of the most respected industry awards in Ireland. He has developed and managed local and international campaigns which have won awards in Ireland and in Europe.
 
Edel McCabe Client Services Director Publicis D Ireland
Edel is one of Ireland's most experienced relationship marketers with over 16 years' experience specialising in CRM, Direct Marketing, Promotional and Experiential & Shopper Marketing. She has successfully led and managed both local and international brands throughout her career. Edel has served as Chair of the APMC board, Ireland's Association of Promotional Marketing Consultants, recognising her as a leader within the industry. She brings her wealth of knowledge to the forefront with clients by providing a strategic approach to below the line planning ensuring results driven campaigns. Previous to Publicis D, Edel was managing director of TEQUILA\Ireland.
 
Mischa McInerney Digital Project Manager Electric Ireland
 
Teresa Murray Director of Communications and Marketing Dublin City University
Teresa Murray is a UCC graduate with a wealth of experience in marketing, PR, sales promotion and online brand activation. She has worked with global food and drink brands both above and below the line. Her early career was spent working in the UK on FMCG brands in Grand Metropolitan and HJHeinz. On her return to Ireland, she worked with leading FMCG brands; as head of Sales Promotion with Diageo Ireland, she was a winner of both European and international Grand Prix Awards for sales promotion activity on the Guinness brand. She then moved to eircom where she was Head of Brands. Teresa spent 5 years as Head of Marketing & Communications with TV3, Ireland’s commercial broadcaster, where she controlled all aspects of the brand and redeveloped their online and social media interactive platforms. She is currently Director of Communications & Marketing at Dublin City University.
 
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Italy

Marzia Curone Partner Relata and Innexa
Marzia graduated from the University of Pavia with a degree in Political Science where she focused her research on how to measure return on advertising investments. She has always been involved with relationship marketing, including direct marketing, CRM and digital marketing. She is currently Partner of the marketing and relationship agency Relata and of the digital marketing agency Innexa. She is also council member of Assocom (Italian Association of Communications Agencies), executive committee member of Print Power Italia and she is a judge in several jury panels for international and local marketing awards. In addition, she is honorary supporter of Freccia D’Oro (DM & Digital DMA Awards in Italy). Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner of Blue Direct, Ileo and ARC, into the Leo Burnett Group, owner of Blue Direct and Managing Director of direct marketing agency Interaction. Before starting her career in the advertising industry, she worked in marketing in companies such as Ge-Da Spa and Olinet Spa (Olivetti Group).
 
Marco Gualdi Partner & CEO InventaCPM
Graduated in Business Management and specialised in Marketing, Marco has significant experience in many multinational companies such as Unilever, Kraft and Braun. He is currently partner and CEO of InventaCPM, an Italian leading relationship and field Marketing agency founded by him in 1987. InventaCPM is today part of Omnicom, the first communication group worldwide. Marco is also lecturer and trainer at some Master Courses, board member of ASSOCOM, a Past President of IMCC and currently a board member of the European IMC council.
 
Mariangela Guastini InventaCPM
Mariangela is Account Director in InventaCPM since 2004. Before that she was Product Manager for mortgages & loans at Banco Popolare di Verona e Novara. She holds a Degree in Communications Sciences from Universita degli Studi Siena.
 
Maurizio Sala Partner & Creative Director Bitmama
Maurizio started his carreer in 1978 as a copywriter and freelance journalist. A few years later, he joined Armando Testa, the biggest Italian Advertising Communication Group. Maurizio then became Executive Creative Director and Vice President of the Armando Testa Group. In 2000 Maurizio co-founded TestawebEdv, the Digital Creative Agency by Armando Testa, and spent 8 years developping it before joining Bitmama - one of Italy’s biggest digital creative agencies - as partner and Creative Director. Maurizio has been rewarded multiple times in his over 30-year long carreer. He was Awarded for his Creativity work by the Art Directors Club of New York, London International Advertising Festival, Art Directors Cub of Europe, Cannes Advertising Film Festival and many other worldwide competitions. On top of this, Maurizio is gives workshops, seminars and courses based on classic and digital creative advertising for Accademia di Comunicazione Milano, IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) and UPA (Italian Brands Association), just to name a few.
 
Pietro Sansone Chairman, Strategy Director LiveXtension
Pietro has spent 10 years in the DDB group, working for Rapp Collins, then launching the Italian branch of the Tribal DDB network. During the last year in the group, he supervised the strategic integration of the communications projects for both Rapp Collins, Tribal DDB and DDB. In January 2007, he joined Digital Magics, leading Italian incubator of digital businesses. He is head of strategy and chairman of LiveXtension, the Digital Magics marketing & communications agency, who is very focused on digital creativity, social and direct response media for major Italian clients.
 
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Netherlands

Jur Baart Co-founder Fitzroy
Jur describes his everyday work as “serving up bight-sized new insights for creative people. In other words: puts the ball on the tee.” In the last three years, he was head of the Esprix jury in the FMCG category, a member of the Spin Awards jury, Le Book and the IMC European Awards. Jur is the owner of Fitzroy where they assign brands to entrepreneurs and are always ready to juggle their busy schedules to meet the planning of marketers.
 
Olivier Koning Managing Director Being There
Olivier Koning is Managing Director at Being There in Amsterdam. He studied Economic Psychology at Tilburg University and started his career in advertising as a planner. Before he started working at Being There in 2012, he was Account Partner at Selmore Creative Agency for 6 years. From 2000 till 2006 he was CSD and partner at TBWA\NEBOKO. Olivier won over 8 Dutch Esprix and 10 IMC European Awards.
 
Henk Nieuwenhuis Creative Director Ogilvy Amsterdam
Henk joined OgilvyOne in 1999 and has been working online and offline on a large variety of local and international clients. He has taken part in many award winning direct marketing campaigns and loyalty programs. At Ogilvy Amsterdam he is creatively responsible for the one-to-one discipline.
 
Ronald Velten Marketing & Communications Director IBM Benelux
Since 2013, Ronald is Marketing & Communications Director at IBM responsible for all marketing activities targeting mid-market and managed service providers across Europe. Before this he was the CMO for IBM in the Benelux region, managing the full spectrum of marketing and communication, from business planning to marketing execution and from internal communications to corporate social responsibility. He is often engaged as a speaker for internal and external events on topics like marketing transformation, sales and marketing alignment, marketing performance and social media on which he has a clear and sometimes controversial vision. In addition to this, he is chairman of the Esprix (the leading marketing communications awards in the Netherlands) and board member of the B2B Expertise platform of the Dutch marketing association (NIMA).
 
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Spain

Alvaro Alés Managing Director 360º Marketing & Communications
Alvaro Ales has worked as marketer at some of the best known companies in the spirits industry until he founded a Marketing & Communications agency. For 5 years, he was in the Marketing department of Diageo, first in London working for brands such as Croft, Gonzalez Byass and later in Spain for J&B Scotch Whisky. Alvaro also worked for 4 years for Pernod Ricard where he was responsible for marketing brands such as Larios Gin, Jameson and Wild Turkey amongst others. He worked briefly in the telecoms industry as Marketing Vice-President for Telefonica B2B, and then became Marketing Director of Bodegas Luis Caballero, a well-known wine and spirits company in Spain. Currently Alvaro is the Managing Director of 360º Marketing & Communications, an integrated Marketing and Communications agency part of the group Havas, one of the top 5 in its industry in the world.
 
Hugo Corredor Chief Creative Officer Sancho BBDO Colombia
Hugo is a Colombian ad man, musician and illustrator. He began his career as a copywriter in JWT Colombia’s holding company, Tempo and later at SSA Bates where he earned several Latin-American awards. Then he worked writing articles for the Colombian newspaper “El Espectador” and in 1998 he joined the Sancho BBDO team where he was Creative Director and later promoted to Chief Creative Officer. His work has been recognised in local, regional and global festivals like FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie, El Sol Festival in Spain, London Festival, Epica, New York Festival and Cannes Lions.
 
Luis Elizade Executive V.P. Chief Creative Officer Saatchi & Saatchi México
 
Javier Climent Machado Director of Marketing & Admission Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Javier is the Director of Marketing and Admission at Universidad Loyola Andalucía. He has nine years of experience in marketing positions for the luxury and electrical appliances industries. Javier holds an Executive Marketing degree from ESIC Business and Marketing School and an Executive Digital Marketing degree from ISDI, based in Madrid.
 
Erwin Maldonado Marketing Vice President Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail
Erwin holds a Master degree in Marketing from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. With over 18 years of experience in the beverage industry he has worked for Coca Cola, Allied Domecq and Pernod Ricard. He has worked in different countries across South America (Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia) and Europe (Spain and Portugal). He is a guest speaker at different marketing and advertising institutions such as IQCP in the US and IRR in Spain. Erwin mainly focuses on consumer and experiential marketing. His most recent position as Marketing VP of Americas Travel Retail has also allowed him to focus on shopper marketing and luxury goods.
 
Humberto Polar Chief Creative Officer FCB Mayo
Humberto has many years of experience in art and advertising. He is a renowned visual artist and electronic musician with many solo and collective shows all over America and Europe. As an advertising professional, he has a long and successful career in the creative field. His contributions to the creative reputation of the Latin-American region include being a founding member of Lowe-SSP3 in Colombia, head of creative at Lowe Latam in Mexico and now the creative leader at Mayo Draftfcb in Lima. Among his other entrepreneurial efforts, he is involved with La Contra (a creative think tank), Pantamuzik (an electronic music label running since 1999) and Ombligo (a digital platform focused on alternative music).
 
Jesús Rasines Roldán Executive Creative Director Ogilvy One Madrid
For fifteen years, Jesús has worked in digital and integrated advertising and is currently in charge of the creativity at Ogilvy One Madrid. He has worked for clients such as Coca-Cola, MTV, Mini, ING Direct, BMW, Johnny Walker, American Express, Renault, Guggenheim, LOEWE and Smirnoff. He has been awarded for his work in advertising festivals such as Cannes, One Show, London International Awards, El Sol, FIAP, ECHO, Best of Europe and John Caples.
 
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United Kingdom

Fiona Beauchamp Head of Brand Activation Bray Leino
Following a BA Buisness Studies degree, Fiona began her career in Below-The-Line marketing. Over the last 25 years, she has worked with a number of leading brands delivering award-winning multi-channel promotions. Whilst at 141, Fiona headed up the Britvic Soft Drinks account leading a partnership between Robinsons & Disney resulting in bi-annual on-pack offers & retailer activation in addition to the recognised Wimbledon summer promotions. Fiona joined Bray Leino 8 years ago and now heads the brand activation department supporting many clients.
 
Lisa Bonney Managing Director The Marketing Store
Lisa is Managing Director of the Marketing Store, a global communications agency specialising in changing consumer behaviour. Her career spans more than 20 years working with iconic brands including Vodafone, McDonald’s, Shell, Unilever, Carlsberg and Diageo.
 
Peter Kerr Managing Director MRM
Peter is Managing Director of Multi Resource Marketing Ltd (MRM). His career in Promotional Marketing goes back to the early 80's and he has a rare combination of experience having spent this time working within client, agency and fulfillment organisations. He founded MRM in 1993 and has only recently led this organisation into the HighCo Group where he hopes to fulfill his long held ambition of creating with HighCo a truly European capability across a wide range of promotional marketing techniques and logistics. Peter has sat on the EACA judging panel before as well as being an IPM Awards panel chairman each year, he is also an IPM Diploma examiner for the IPM Education panel. In addition our annual awards were recovered from Haymarket and successfully re-branded year on year and, to bridge the gap in our marketing press coverage, took control of Sales Promotion magazine and with the services sector very much in mind Peter introduced the ISP Certificate, the “Making it Happen awards” (now COGS) and was instrumental in the ARM accreditation scheme.
 
Jamie Matthews CEO Initials
Jamie left university with a degree and CIM Diploma in Marketing before jumping straight into agency life in Triangle where he spent 6 years. His experience covered a full range of clients and disciplines, including Lloyds TSB, Safeway, Whitbread, and Barclays Bank. He then joined Billington Cartmell where he spent 18 months heading up their Kraft and Unilever accounts. In 2006, Jamie set up Initials along with Richard Barrett and Kevin Twittey as Managing Director. Although holding this position in the agency, he works hard to ensure the majority of his time spent adds value to client business. He is also an active member in the industry having judged and chaired many awards panels across the MAA, IPM, and Globes Awards, and has now recently taken up the post of Deputy Chairman of the MAA. Jamie also recently set up a new company in the UK called Sellcheck which offers clients the ability to produce more effective shopper led communication through the combination of eye tracking simulation software and advice offered by expert panelists.
 
Gary Rapps Managing Director Toucan
Gary has nearly 30 years of experience in delivering trade, shopper and consumer marketing solutions on both sides of the fence. He began his career client side, working in the ambient and chilled grocery sectors, before co-founding Toucan - one of the UK’s leading independent marketing communications agencies. As MD of Toucan, recent winner of the IPM’s 2014 Best On-pack Promotional Campaign Award, Gary continues to lead his dedicated team to support brands on their journey from creation to consumption.
 
Marcus Sandwith Managing Director Haygarth
Marcus joined Haygarth in 1999 where he worked his way up to MD. Today as well as his MD responsibilities, he oversees and is proactively involved in new business, promotional, experiential and digital divisions and takes an active role in clients such as Procter & Gamble and Vodafone. He is also heavily involved with Haygarth Client Services across the group and company financial planning. Marcus’s previous background was as a specialist in promotional marketing cultivating a broad range of experience across different industries with clients such as Nokia, Tesco, BBC and SC Johnson.
 
Joanne Varey Managing Director Granby Marketing Services
Joanne has 18 years’ experience in the Marketing Services sector, many of which have been spent at Granby where she has held a role in nearly every area of the business. She is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of some of the UK’s largest promotional marketing campaigns. Joanne has achieved industry honours including an ISP Making It Happen Award and 3 IPM COGS Awards. She acquired Granby through a management buy-out in 2013. She also sits on the Tele-Marketing & Contact Centre Council for the DMA.