Nominations for the Digital Hall of Fame will be scrutinised by our expert panel of judges – who together possess a phenomenal combined insight into what makes Britain’s digital industry great. The nominations will be revealed at ad:tech London in September.
Bruce Daisley, Twitter
Bruce Daisley joined Twitter in 2012 as UK sales director. He previously ran sales for Google's UK display business, growing it from 30th to 2nd largest in the market. This included work with YouTube and the Google Display Network. Prior to Google, Bruce was a Digital Sales Director at Bauer Advertising, formerly Emap, where he ran their digital business. He also served as Chairman of Association of Online Publishers Commercial Group from 2006 – 2008.
Clare McDonald, Sky Creative
Having started life in fashion and styling, Clare McDonald quickly fell in love with the web in those early dot.com days. Working with pioneering ecommerce websites, entertainment portals, she finally ended up in the Interactive TV arena at Open. Clare creatively directed all applications and product development for the company who later became Sky Interactive. In recent years, Clare now creatively directs on air and off air campaigns for Sky entertainment including channel branding and digital products in Sky Creative.
Clare’s pet passion is interactive content, and dreams of making a movie that will be truly experienced using all devices.
Guy Phillipson, IAB
Guy Phillipson was appointed CEO of the IAB in 2005. During his tenure, UK online ad revenues have increased from £825m to £4.1bn – representing a world record 24% of total media expenditure. Phillipson is also Chairman of IAB Europe, and in 2006 he was named Digital Business Person of the Year by Revolution. Phillipson is a former head of advertising at Vodafone.
James Cashmore, Google
James Cashmore is Head of Media Entertainment at Google. He is responsible for developing communications and partner development strategies for Google’s advertising offerings to Film, Broadcast, Music, Gaming and Gambling companies. James leads the Entertainment Industry Team which is responsible for building successful client agency and advertising partnerships with Google and was previously the Head of Technology, Industry Market Groups for Google. Prior to joining Google in 2004 James worked for Technology Content publishing companies, VNU and Ziff Davis.
Justin Cooke, Fortune Cookie
Justin is the Founder of global, digital agency Fortune Cookie and the current Chair of the British Interactive Media Association. A Manchester University drama graduate who majored in Computers and Theatre, Justin’s early career included creative roles with BBC Films, Universal Music and United News and Media. Justin now spends his time running an agency across four continents working with a global client base that includes AEGON, American Express, BP, Canon, CIMA, De Beers, Fitness First, NetJets, RICS, Rio Tinto, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and UEFA. In 2010 New Media Age ranked him the third most influential person in UK digital, two places above Martin Sorrell.
Matt Pilgrim, Microsoft
Matt is a Digital Marketing Specialist working at Microsoft with a focus on retail, manufacturing and professional services.
In his time at Microsoft Matt has worked in the emerging business division where he built relationships with Venture funds and startups across EMEA. More recently his time has been spent helping Microsoft to build out a Partner channel with full service design agencies and that has led him to his current position in the Digital Marketing Platform Group (DMPG).
Matt is currently responsible for evangelizing the Microsoft digital marketing platform to build a multi-channel strategy and will work directly with customers to prove and resource a solution. Matt is also a regular speaker at various industry and technology focused events to help build understanding of the ever changing digital trends impacting businesses in the UK.
Melina Jacovou, Propel London
Melina Jacovou has worked in digital for 20 years – 5 years client-side and 15 in recruitment.
She founded Propel London in 2001 to deliver a new kind of digital recruitment service.
Since then she's recruited across the industry and built Propel London into a full-service digital recruitment company.
Melina is held in high regard as a recruitment partner to businesses and professionals alike.
She advises on building digital teams, retaining talent, growth strategy, and market trends.
In 2008 Melina was named in the Hospital Club’s Top 100 digital influencers.
In 2011 she won the MARA Award for “Best Recruitment Boss”.
Nick Jones, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office
Nick Jones is the head of digital in the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office. His team is responsible for the Prime Minister’s digital communication and engagement across 10 channels –
such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. They also deliver digital comms for the Deputy Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office.
He is a member of the Social Media Council of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and chaired the judges at this year’s Marketing’s Revolution Online Awards.
In 2012, Nick completed four years as director of interactive services at the COI. There his team delivered hundreds of digital projects for public sector clients. Nick contributes to government guidance and standards on social media and digital engagement. A former Jupiter analyst he co-founded
New Media Age in 1994.
He first went online in 1992 after getting snowed in. He graduated from the University of St Andrews and holds a MA (Hons) in Geography.
Phil Jones, Real Time Consultancy
Phil Jones completed a 5-year apprenticeship as a compositor in Manchester before moving to London in the seventies and setting up typography specialists APT, which he grew to 100 staff before selling the business to a top Ad Agency.
He joined Real Time Studio as MD in 1991 (the pre-digital era) and grew a team of ten to around 100 becoming one of the leading digital agencies in the UK before merging with DM agency Evans Hunt Scott where he became Vice Chairman & Operations Director of ehs:realtime (now EHS 4D Group) with
300+ staff in multiple locations.
Amongst his digital highlights was a ten-year relationship with www.Diesel.com, and www.Canon.co.uk and the online launches for the new MINI, The Premier League,
Sport England and the launch of England Fans for the Football Association.
E-Consultancy's Internet Decade event in 2004 recognised Phil as one of the top 100 digital influencers over the previous ten years. In 2006 Phil was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement award at the Net Imperative awards in London. And he was still at it in 2010 as Design Week had him alongside Prince Philip in their HOT 50 people contributing to the design industry.
Phil formed Real Time Consultancy through which he acts as an advisor and mentor for businesses in the creative space and finds time to organise annual lunches for the design, digital and sports communities, digitalpodge.co.uk, podgelunch.com and sportspodge.co.uk. In 2010 Swedish Podge took place and in 2011 www.dutchpodge.nl is taking place in Amsterdam. And as a Mancunian he was proud to launch www.stodgepodge.com earlier this year at Harvey Nichols in Manchester.
An anagram of Phil Jones is Helps Join and that describes what he spends his time doing these days, helping companies and individuals join up the dots between themselves, their staff and clients and having fun along the way.
Tanya Cordrey, Guardian News & Media
Tanya Cordrey has 13 years' experience within digital businesses. She has worked for many successful dot coms, setting up the award-winning parenting site Babycentre.co.uk (the UK version of babycenter.com) before it was sold to Johnson & Johnson. After that she worked as eBay UK's Product Director for five years, during a period of exponential growth as the company became a household name. Prior to joining GNM, she was the UK General Manager of Webby-award winner zopa.com.
In 2008 she joined Guardian News and Media as General Manager, environment, building a portfolio of digital products and services around environment and sustainability, including the launch of environmentguardian.co.uk – now the UK's number one site in the green sector based on unique visitors.
Tanya has recently been appointed the Director of Digital Development and now oversees the newly formed digital development team, which is responsible for developing and launching a wide range of products including iPhone, Android and iPad apps, Kindle editions, as well as new features and digital projects within guardian.co.uk.
Tanya is also a Trustee for the online charity globalgiving.co.uk.
Christophe Asselin, dmg :: events
Christophe Asselin heads the European digital marketing event portfolio for dmg :: events, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust, comprising the ad:tech London Show, the iMedia Summits and the iMedia online properties.
Christophe has worked in the events industry for twelve years. He joined the London based office as Marketing Manager in February 2006 where he oversees the European market. Since starting his role at ad:tech, Christophe has established ad:tech London as Europe’s leading digital marketing show, successfully launched the iMedia UK Summits and newsletter and led huge growth of the digital marketing sector.
Christophe gained an MSc in Genetics from Jussieu University in Paris before moving into his first online marketing role in 1998. He also has an MBA in Information Technology and Knowledge Management from La Sorbonne in Paris and an in-depth practical knowledge and expertise of digital marketing which has led him to pioneer innovative use of digital in the event industry and also to gain a deep understanding of the digital industry.
David Gamble, Saint@RKCR
David Gamble was the Co-founder and Creative Director of Saint @ RKCR. He helped take Saint to 70 staff, and both NMA and Revolution magazine’s agency of the year in just 4 years.
He has been creating big brand ideas and digital firsts in some of the UK’s best advertising agencies for the last 17 years.
David’s had the fortune of working with many talented people, and some of the world’s best-loved brands. He’s filmed on the set of Gladiator, taken part in battle manoeuvres in the Atlantic, spent time in LA with Pamela Anderson, and helped relaunch Kate Moss’ career. He says there have been dull days, but not many.
His work has been awarded every year since 1996, receiving over 100 international awards in the last two years alone.