In Association withInfluencer Marketing Hub

Speaking at IMS 2019

Arooj Aftab

Arooj Aftab

Body Positivity Influencer & Content Creator 
Freelance Consultant

Arooj is a unisex fashion blogger and body positivity spokesperson with an aim to raise awareness on Neurofibromatosis - A condition she lives with. Known for her oversized clothing, Arooj uses her Instagram to utilise her voice and help people others feel empowered through fashion.

Named as one of British Vogue's influential women instituting change on Instagram and shortlisted as Best Newcomer in the 2018 Cosmopolitan Influencer Award. She has recently released a documentary with the BBC ' My Tumour Made Me Trendy' raising awareness on body disfigurement and working in the fashion industry.

Alice Audley

Alice Audley

CEO 
Blogosphere

Alice Audley is the Founder and CEO of Blogosphere - a media company rooted in the world of influencers. The business runs events (including the Blogosphere Awards), an industry podcast (Serious Influence), an influencer network and a nationally distributed magazine - former cover stars including Zoella, Casey Neistat and Dina Tokio.

Jon Binstead

Jon Binstead

Co-founder 
Wildfire

Jon is a Marketer with over 15 years experience in digital and social, with a unique perspective on startup life and passion for small businesses and the challenges they bring.

Christer Björk

Christer Björk

Global Head of Sales 
Mikz Alliance

Christer Björk is Global Head of Sales at Mikz Alliance. He has 33 years’ experience within management positions in multinational organizations whereof 14 years in CEO roles. Previous positions include CEO of Teleca for more than six years.

Over the last 8 years, he has been actively involved within influencer marketing. As one of the founders of the leading agency United Influencers in Scandinavia, he realized early the importance of IT tools to support influencer marketing. Mikz Alliance is today engaging 55 developers to build a complete IT platform for influencer marketing and has more than 45 members worldwide.

Ed Brew

Ed Brew

Head of Strategic Partnerships 
Post For Rent

Post For Rent is one of the most exciting tech platforms to emerge in response to the ever-growing influencer marketing industry. My role has been to secure international partners to help catalyse the global expansion for Post for Rent. In addition to seeking strategic partnerships, I also oversee campaigns, talent strategies, copywriting, digital and social strategy and wider growth opportunities for the project, working with brands from Nike and Uber to Vodafone and Dove.

Edward Brittain

Edward Brittain

Social and Influencer Planner 
MSL

Edward has worked across every aspect of social media. From organic strategies during his time at Electronic Arts for some of the largest games in the world (FIFA, Apex Legends, Sims) to paid social in a planning role at MediaCom (P&G, EY, Indeed). Analytical in nature with social listening, data science and API experience through to creative strategy and campaign ideation.

Alongside this diverse range of social skills Edward has been involved in influencer campaigns as the industry has boomed in the last few years. Finding micro influencers to test mobile phones or represent Skype at Lady Gaga concerts through to voice over celebrities.

Amy Bryant-Jeffries

Amy Bryant-Jeffries

Group Talent Manager 
Gleam Futures

Amy is Group Talent Manager at leading digital-first talent management business, Gleam Futures where she oversees the strategic career development of some of the UK’s biggest creators, entertainers and entrepreneurs who have emerged from digital platforms over the last ten years. Across a roster spanning fashion, beauty, parenting, health and food, Amy has been instrumental in diversifying digital-first talent into the fields of publishing, licensing, media and entertainment. Amy seeks and secures commercial opportunities across Gleam’s entire roster whilst using her wealth of knowledge on social media platforms to advise brands, creators and publishers on their digital strategies. Her background in comms and reputation management means Amy is well equipped to advise talent on all aspects of their public image.

Randall Chinchilla

Randall Chinchilla

VP Influencer Marketing Coty Professional Beauty 
Coty INC.

Randall has a 20+ career expanding across a number of FMCG companies where he has led brand building, influencer and earned media strategies for iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, OPI, Sassoon, Pantene, Head & Shoulders. Throughout his career Randall has held positions at Global HQ, Regional and Local market level, and across multiple geographies.

Randall spent 17 years of his career at Procter & Gamble and in October 2016 was appointed Vice President of Influencer Marketing Coty Professional Beauty where he leads the global earned media strategy for Coty’s Professional Beauty Division.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins

Senior Digital Marketing Manager 
FitFlop

Working at adidas, Havas and now FitFlop, Luke has gained experience with global fashion brands. He has expertise in strategy, data, content, creative and media planning: all that it takes to make a digital first, world class brand.

At FitFlop, Luke works across paid search, paid social, affiliates, influencers, display, SEO and CRM.

Tom Cornish

Tom Cornish

Director of Product Marketing 
INCA (GroupM)

Tom leads Product Marketing for INCA, GroupM's influence, content and amplification division. Focusing on the development of INCA's offer and its growth worldwide, Tom is responsible for launching GroupM's INCA solution in new markets and leads on global campaigns. Previously the Influencer Marketing Director at Wavemaker, Tom has experience of delivering influencer marketing campaigns for some of GroupM's biggest clients.

Mike  Craddock

Mike Craddock

Co-Founder 
Kairos Group

Starting from a University dorm and garden shed in June of 2015, Mike, a former YouTube content creator with over 300k subscribers, alongside his co-founder Chris, formerly a director at Machinima, leveraged his knowledge and experience of the industry to begin building solutions for brands looking to market through social media and reach new audiences online, and thus Kairos Group was born.

3 years later, Kairos Group now consists of three entities, influencer agency Kairos Media, esports agency Kairos Esports and Kyma Media - a publisher and media owner. The group has delivered thousands of global campaigns to date, for a portfolio of brand partners across all sectors.

Gary Csiszar

Gary Csiszar

CEO & Founder 
Post For Rent

Gary Csiszar started his career in Shanghai and Hong Kong with a passion for the finance and investment banking sector as well as for technology. While he was fully immersed in the valuation and M&A world, at the age of 25, he founded Post For Rent- a diverse technology driven influencer marketing platform along with a YouTube Certified Agency that now has a network of influencers and partners in over 30 countries worldwide. Gary brings the pragmatic approach of the financial world, to put in use in an industry where executives often lose track of the primary mission: generating more revenue. His current focus is Post For Rent's international expansion strategy, along with product development and general management.

Mark Dandy

Mark Dandy

Founder 
Captivate Influence

Mark has been at the heart of the influencer space for several years, designing Influencer campaigns at global social agency Social Chain before founding Captivate Influence.

Over the past several years Mark has developed global Influencer strategies for brands such as Apple Music, Superdry, Nokia, Coca-Cola, BooHoo, Pretty Little Thing, I Saw It First and many others.

He’s established himself as a thought leader within the UK agency space and is regularly asked to contribute to articles and discussion panels on the state of Influencer Marketing and how the industry shapes itself moving forward.

Adanna David

Adanna David

Creator 
Whalar

Adanna is a Medical Doctor, born in Africa and now living in the UK with her husband David and two little boys. Expect to see everything from family life on her YouTube channel, to fashion and travel on her carefully curated Instagram page.

Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies

Substantial  
Social media marketing strategist, consultant and trainer

Stephen has been working in digital communications since 2005 during which he has devised and implemented digital strategies for some of the world’s largest brands. Over the years he has worked in various senior positions in both agency and in-house roles including European digital director level at a global communications agency and senior consultant at the world's largest professional services firm.

Previously, he set up the first UK social media agency in 2008 and in 2011 his company built an influencer tool, which was subsequently acquired in 2012. Over the years he has advised and trained hundreds of media and senior business executives on social media strategy and influence. He's been lucky to speak at events in 15 countries across three continents. Today, Ste is an independent consultant, strategist, writer and podcast host.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Head of Brand Partnerships 
Gleam Futures

Chris Davis is the Head of Brand Partnerships at Gleam Futures, the gold standard manager of digital-first talent & the trusted provider of talent-first marketing and business solutions. At Gleam, Chris leads on providing end to end influencer solutions for its brand and agency partners, whilst heading up a team which develops market leading short and long-term brand partnerships.

Dave Dickman

Dave Dickman

CEO 
Tagger Media

Dave Dickman is an experienced media executive, having served in senior leadership positions at a wide range of media and tech companies.
He is currently CEO of Tagger Media, a comprehensive Influencer Marketing platform offering best in class tools to agencies, brands and media companies. Prior to Tagger Media, he was President of Reelio, a managed service offering in the Influencer Marketing space that was acquired by AT&T/Fullscreen Media. He previously ran global sales for Apple’s advertising division - iAd, overseeing teams in the US, EMEA, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Since joining Apple, Dickman was responsible for ad sales, agency relations and revenue generation for iAd - Apple Music and Apple’s in-app advertising solutions.

Prior to joining Apple, Dickman was senior vice president, Digital Media Sales and Marketing for Disney Interactive. In this position, Dickman oversaw all sales, business development and ad operations. He supervised the creation of custom and innovative advertising solutions for Disney Online, Disney Mobile, and Playdom social games, in partnership with top marketers.

Before joining Disney, Dickman served as Senior Vice President for Warner Bros. Digital Media, where he managed the North American digital sales team as well as the development of branded entertainment opportunities. Dickman was also the head of sales for Yahoo! Inc.’s western region, responsible for all display and search advertising revenue for half the U.S. market, representing $1 billion in ad revenue.

An industry veteran, Dickman’s experience spans several continents. He has held senior global sales executive positions at Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting in New York, Hong Kong and London. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and resides in Los Angeles.

Caroline Duong

Caroline Duong

Founder/CEO 
ZINE

Caroline has a background in Economics and Finance and worked in the city up until 2016, when she founded ZINE. To beginwith, ZINE provided free digital Media Kits for influencers, showing content and relevant first party data side by side. With a strong focus on transparency, data and streamlined processes, ZINE launched its brand offering in 2018; over 1,000 campaigns were run via the platform since.

Rob Eades

Rob Eades

Creator 
Whalar

With the aim to make healthy living easy, Rob curates a selection of delicious dishes for less than £2.00 per portion. He makes cooking and exercise look simple and fun and encourages his audience to push their boundaries with him. As an actor too, his videos showcase his engaging personality and he is able to relate to a wide variety of audiences.

Stephen  Farrell

Stephen Farrell

Associate Director - Influencer Relations 
Ketchum

Stephen is influencer marketing lead at Ketchum London. His experience to date includes working for a roster of globally recognised brands on influencer marketing strategy across the sport, fashion, food, drink and travel sectors with teams in the United Kingdom, the United States and China.

Ian Forrester

Ian Forrester

Senior Vice President Research Analytics 
Whalar

Ian’s inquisitive nature, mixed with his analytical skills means you can always rely on him to spot the interesting stories that are hidden in data. His career started brand side, with positions at L’Oreal, Nestlé, Tate & Lyle and Sony Pictures. In 2012 he joined Unruly as their first insight hire, going on to create a global insight team and do some ground-breaking research, including decoding the drivers of virality in video.

In 2018, Ian joined Whalar, where as SVP Research and Analytics, he aims to introduce real rigour around influencer campaign reporting and measurement, and to produce world-class influencer ingith. His first step on this journey was to kick off a world-first neuroscience study on influencer marketing – ‘The Science of Influencer’.

Alex Frolov

Alex Frolov

CEO 
HypeAuditor

Alex Frolov is CEO of HypeAuditor and one of the Top 50 Influential Industry Players in 2018 according to Talking Influence.

Alex is leading the way in improving transparency within the industry and created the most advanced AI-based fraud-detection system to set the standard for making influencer marketing fair, transparent, and effective.

Grace  Fung

Grace Fung

Senior Influencer Marketing Manager 
COTY UK & I

Grace oversees the luxury fragrance portfolio at Coty UK & I, managing the influencer marketing strategies and campaigns for brands including Calvin Klein, Hugo BOSS, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Burberry.

Santiago Garcia Solimei

Santiago Garcia Solimei

Global Director of Social Media 
Meliá Hotels International

Santiago Garcia Solimei is the Global Director of Social Media for Meliá Hotels International where he has developed his career over the last 10 years with previous roles as Brand Manager for the Meliá and Innside Brands and Head of Marketing for the EMEA region.

Santiago has extensive marketing and communications experience in the travel & hospitality and software industries working for multi-national organizations in Spain, UK and Australia.

Currently he is an MBA, International Business and Master of Marketing Professor at ESERP, UIB and ESCOEX Business Schools and his qualifications include an Executive Management Program at IE and Marketing postgraduates at Cornell University.

Over the last 2 years, Santiago has led Melia’s digital transformation in the area of Social Media implementing projects for Influencer Marketing, User Generated Content, Social First Marketing strategy and developing an internal employee ambassador Social Media program

Daniel Gillan

Daniel Gillan

Influencer Marketing Director 
Publicis Media

I have over 10 years media experience, 8 of which in Publicis media agencies. I have previous specialisms in a variety of disciplines (including print, OOH, audio and digital display) and therefore bring a well-rounded perspective to my current role of Influencer Director. This ensures a collaborative, analytical and results driven approach when answering client briefs.In my role of Influencer Director, I am responsible for the output of influencer marketingacross the group.This is an end-to-end responsibility and involveseverything from the strategy, development of creative concept, influencer selection and negotiation through to activation, delivery and reporting –all primarily aligned to answering client/campaign objectives and delivering against KPI’s.

Shazia Ginai

Shazia Ginai

CEO 
Neuro-Insight

A creative and curious insight and marketing professional with a passion for people and leading insight into action. Shazia Ginai has a track record of successfully building and leading insight capability and embedding this into organisations to drive action across multiple markets and functions.

Shazia is the UK CEO of Neuro-Insight, a neuromarketing and neuroanalytics company that uses unique brain-imaging technology to measure how the brain responds to communications. Previous to Neuro-Insight, Shazia held senior positions in consumer research at P&G and GHD, and is a respected thought leader in the world of insight.

Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie

Strategic Influencer Marketing Consultant 
Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie works with brands, agencies and platforms to generate meaningful results from smarter influencer marketing decisions. He is an event speaker, guest university lecturer, published author, active blogger and media commentator.

His influencer marketing thoughts and commentary have featured in publications including PR Week, The Drum, Influence magazine, PR Moment, The Telegraph and City A.M.

Named as one of the influencer 50: the top 50 industry players from 2018 Scott is also a member of the PR and Communications Council 2019, a member of the influencer marketing steering committee at the Branded Content Marketing Association and a member of the Talking Influence editorial board. His website https://sabguthrie.info/ has been designated as a top 10 PR blog for the last two years by Vuelio.

Scott is a former management consultant and Ketchum digital director - influencer relations.

Emma Harman

Emma Harman

Managing Director EMEA 
Whalar

Emma has over 15 years experience as a sales and marketing leader. Prior to Whalar, Emma set up and led Universal Music Group’s Commercial Partnerships division pairing exceptional A-List music talent with global brands. She went on to join Talenthouse where she launched and managed the platform which is home to over 1M creators, with investors including ProSiebenSat1 and Reliance Communications. Emma’s career blends the worlds of advertising, creativity, technology and culture.

Emma joined Whalar at the beginning of 2018 as Managing Director of Whalar EMEA, where she leads the commercial and client services teams across London, Amsterdam and Berlin. She had led a variety of campaigns for Whalar clients such as Diageo, Dior, Unilever and more.

Nate Harris

Nate Harris

Director of Marketing 
CreatorIQ

Nate believes that the rise of influencer marketing is just getting started. He pedaled memes at CollegeHumor before breaking open the social media marketing world with the explosive success of progressive beauty brand Milk Makeup. Nate is now the Director of Marketing at CreatorIQ, a software cloud that lets the world's biggest companies grow their influencer marketing programs to a global scale.

Francisco Hernández

Francisco Hernández

Chief Strategy Officer 
Influencity

Francisco is the Chief Strategy officer for Influencity, the global Influencity Marketing Automation platform used by many of the worlds leading agencies and brands. He is responsible for the global expansion strategy and investor relations, with a keen interest in helping the IM industry grow and mature through his work with the BCMA. More than 20 years experience as founder of International startups and Managing director both in the Marketing and Financial sectors. Specialist in growing businesses from inception to multi million euros yearly revenues and starting from 1 person structures to the growth of teams to over 60 people. With mixed British/Spanish nationality, Francisco has worked both in London and Madrid and speaks both languages fluently.

Frankie Hobbs

Frankie Hobbs

Global Director of Campaigns 
The Goat Agency

Speaker to follow shortly.

Deborah Holloway

Deborah Holloway

Digital Media Manager 
Clarins

Deborah Holloway: Digital Media Manager for Clarins & Clarins Fragrance Group Deborah is the Digital Media Manager for Clarins & Clarins Fragrance Group in the UK. She is responsible for the strategic and innovative development of Clarins digital advertising, social media channels and digital content production. She has close to 15 years’ experience working in digital and social across industries such as beauty, fashion and entertainment.

Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnson

Acting Head of Global PR, VisitBritain & VisitEngland 
VisitBritain / VisitEngland

Caitlin Johnson is the Acting Global Head of PR for VisitBritain/VisitEngland, with more than 8 years’ experience working in PR across many sectors including fashion, lifestyle, and travel.

Caitlin has worked for VisitBritain, promoting the UK as a destination to visit now, to a global audience for the past 2.5 years. Currently she leads on creating, implementing and measuring global PR and influencer strategies, ensuring that activity is integrated throughout the organisation. Recently implementing CreatorIQ into VisitBritain and VisitEngland across all 21 global markets as well as domestic, Caitlin examines the metrics used to report PR activity and ensures that influencer vetting and campaign set up and management is embedded across all teams and all areas – B2B and B2C. Caitlin is constantly looking at ways to evolve measurement, monitor effectiveness of influencer activity, and increase alignment across the marketing mix – paid, earned, and owned.

Rich Keith

Rich Keith

Co-founder and CEO 
Fourth Floor Creative

Rich is the co-founder and CEO of Fourth Floor Creative, a fast-growing specialist influencer marketing agency headquartered in the heart of Bristol, UK with offices in France and North America.
He has more than 20 years experience in media and spent five years working directly with YouTube and Twitch creators before launching Fourth Floor in November 2017. Fourth Floor is focused on generating value for creators, brands and audiences through amazing video content, high-quality merchandise and must-attend events. The company has grown from two staff at launch to 31 in less than two years.

Melanie Kentish

Melanie Kentish

Head of Influencer Engagement 
Sky

Melanie heads up Sky's global influencer activity including entertainment, cinema, product and brand. Having developed Sky's influencer strategy, she has led some of Sky's most successful integrated influencer campaigns including Riviera, Catherine The Great and Euphoria.

She has a passion for creating truly collaborative campaigns that resonate with audiences in a transparent and authentic manner. With over a decade of working in the field, she has worked with some of the biggest household brands including OnePiece, Kelloggs, Microsoft, Samsung, GAP, NailsInc and Next.

Rachel Kneen

Rachel Kneen

Social Media Lead 
Just Eat

Rachel has been working in social media for 10 years, helping some of the UK's biggest brands realise the potential of the channel. Previously agency side she worked in strategy with tech players such as Dell and Oracle. She then spent a number of years client-side at O2 establishing their direct response model and proving the value of the channel.

Now at Just Eat, a FTSE 100 company, she leads all social strategy, media, creative and comms for the UK. She's passionate about bringing together the best in creative and media strategy to cut through and become more relevant in customers' lives.

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

Lead Comms Planner 
Lucozade

Daniel has over ten years’ experience planning effective campaigns across ATL and digital. He is passionate about turning complex matters into simple ‘big ideas’, solidly rooted in people, data, commercial and cultural insight. His industry experience spans far and broad, including FMCG at The Body Shop, telco at Three and entertainment at the BBC. He's now proud to be delivering brand, comms and creative strategy for some of the biggest soft-drinks brands in Britain.

Oliver Lewis

Oliver Lewis

Founder & Managing Director  
THE FIFTH

Previously the Head of Digital & the Director of Digital Strategy for The Bridge, News UK's commercial division, Oliver has recently founded and launched THE FIFTH, a new Influencer marketing agency within the News UK group.

Didrik M. A. Svendsen

Didrik M. A. Svendsen

Co-founder 
Tailify

Didrik Svendsen is a Co-Founder of the data driven influencer marketing company, Tailify. Awarded Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019, Didrik has worked on more than 2,500 influencer marketing campaigns with brands & media agencies across the Globe, helping the industry to understand how to get influencer marketing done, the right way.

Jess Markwood

Jess Markwood

Content & Strategy Director 
The Fifth

Jess Markwood is the content and strategy director for The Fifth, an influencer marketing agency recently launched out of News UK. She has over 12 years' experience in the space, having worked in a variety of capacities from creator to brand to agency. Her career started in content as she became editorial director of a group of some of the first known fashion and beauty blogs including Catwalk Queen and OSOYOU.com. She then went on to work brand-side at Dorothy Perkins and then to Glam Media, the first global network of influencers. Following that, she launched Evolve's influencer marketing agency, The Studio London, before joining The Fifth at the beginning of this year.

Chris Mullins

Chris Mullins

Social Media and Content Manager 
Kairos Group

Chris 'shoe.' Mullins is a gaming and esports industry veteran both as a player and content producer. After creating content and working closely with some of the biggest brands in gaming, Chris is now a part of Kairos Esports arm of the Kairos Group which is a global network of agencies pioneering how communities engage with brands.

Chris’ extensive knowledge of influencer relations allows him to effectively identify the best influencers for campaigns and effectively use creative activations to get the best results.

Currently Chris runs the team behind the popular and rapidly growing KFCGaming social accounts, which maintains an over 10% engagement rate, dwarfing the industry standard 1-3%.

Gayathri Nagarajan

Gayathri Nagarajan

Global Accounts Manager 
Traackr

Gayathri is a Global Accounts Manager at Traackr, where she supports the company’s clients and prospects in their optimisation of influencer marketing programmes. Her experience includes helping organisations scale influencer activities and implement Traackr as the backbone of their influencer programmes.

Dudley Nevill-Spencer

Dudley Nevill-Spencer

Head of strategy & Innovation, Live & Breathe: Director, Virtual Influencer Agency. 
Virtual Influencer Agency

A highly experienced brand strategy consultant, Dudley’s speciality is seamlessly integrating social, influencer and MarTech into coherent communications, experiential and innovation campaigns. With a background in entertainment marketing and digital, Dudley has worked for global tech, television, and film brands.

He began specialising in social strategy in 2007 and in 2010, as part of an integrated brand strategy, he carried out Diageo Reserve’s first influencer campaign across their portfolio of key brands and delivered strategy for a number of other high-profile brands such as Grey Goose, Estee Lauder, Nike, SWATCH and Paramount.

He created The Influencer Match Tool™, which analyses social media data and matches the values of brands to influencers and has recently worked on behalf of global agencies creating integrated campaigns for clients such as Amazon and Hive.

Karl  Newman

Karl Newman

UK MD Publicis Media Content 
Publicis Media

Karl has over 20 years’ experience in the world of media and content. He currently heads up the UK content practice for Publicis Media supporting clients in their needs across media partnerships, influencer marketing, content insight and consultancy through to the production of the stories brands need to tell.

Prior to this, Karl spent 4 years heading up content partnerships at Publicis Media working with clients like Samsung, FCA, Visa, Royal London, Brown Foreman and Heineken UK. In doing so Karl championed the search for new and interesting media owners for brands to partner with; essentially leading the team from being a traditional sponsorship unit into the social media publisher space championing the use of MCN's , influencer networks and platforms.

Nicole Ocran

Nicole Ocran

Talent and Influencer Strategy Manager 
The Fifth

Nicole is a talent and influencer strategy specialist with extensive experience in commercially-focused campaigns. Previously at The Walt Disney Company and having worked with clients including Pandora, ASOS, ESPN and Primark Beauty, she's now joined The Fifth working across all talent streams including strategy, development, planning, analytics, delivery and partnerships. She is passionate about diversity and fair representation within all forms of marketing and advertising.

Alex Packham

Alex Packham

Co-Founder 
Kindred

Alex is marketing technology entrepreneur with 10 years experience in the social media and content marketing industry. He’s one of the Co-Founder’s of Kindred and CEO of ContentCal, a content marketing and social media management platform for brands.

Sanna Persson

Sanna Persson

Marketing Manager 
Cure Media

Sanna is the Marketing Manager at Cure Media, a fast-growing influencer marketing agency that helps brands reach measurable results through strategic and data-driven influencer marketing. With their AI-based platform they help clients on a global scale, including brands like American Express, Puma and Samsung.

Sanna has an extensive background in digital marketing and social media and she’s passionate about helping brands achieve measurable and scalable results with influencer marketing. She never turns down a challenge or a chance to learn new things - whether it’s marketing related or not.

Simon Ragoonanan

Simon Ragoonanan

Digital Content Editor 
Hopster

Simon Ragoonanan is Digital Content Manager for Hopster, the pre-school learning app that combines kids TV shows with music, games and books. Available in over 100 countries, Hopster has topped the app store charts and been recognised by Apple as a ‘Best Of’ app of the year for two years running.

Before joining Hopster, Simon was a TV producer in UK and NZ, with a few years in between as the stay-at-home dad to his daughter. During this time he was on the other side of the aisle as an influencer - with his ‘Man vs. Pink’ blog & associated social media accounts, about raising a girl outside of the pink aisle and navigating the world of gender stereotypes.

Justina Raizyte

Justina Raizyte

Head of Development and Policy  
European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)

Justina is an ad standards expert and the Head of Development and Policy at EASA. She coordinates a network of the European stakeholders (including ad standard bodies, brands, media, publishers/platforms and agencies) in the area of advertising self-regulation and manages new initiatives, capacity building and dissemination of the best practices across the international network of industry practitioners.

Justina specialises in the digital advertising and emerging marketing techniques with a focus on influencer marketing, native, as well as online behavioural advertising trends. She is passionate about creating new partnerships and collaborative projects which would foster innovation, creativity and trustworthiness of the advertising ecosystem.

Her previous experience includes consulting public and private organisations on evidence-based decision making, programme management and governments’ interventions.

Ollie  Richardson

Ollie Richardson

Head of Social Content and Influence 
PHD Global Business

Ollie leads PHD Global Media’s Social Content and Influencer Marketing offering across the network. Working with clients such as Porsche, SC Johnson and TikTok, in the development of global influencer strategies, governance structures and execution of innovative, integrated campaigns.

His background is in creative and communications strategy, across both agency and publisher businesses. Since joining the Omnicom Group six years ago, he has led social content and influencer teams across both OMD EMEA and UK, working with for some of the world’s most talked about brands in influencer marketing, including; Disney, Bacardi Group, Estee Lauder, Barclays, Hasbro, Beats by Dre and PepsiCo.

Anthony  Richardson

Anthony Richardson

Founder/CEO 
Q-83

Anthony Richardson, NAVY Veteran and Founder of AUSFIT Torsion Bars, a successful Australian fitness equipment company founded Q-83, a platform built to provide influencers with tools professionalise the way they conduct business by creating and sharing a live media kit directly with brands. The Q-83 media kit contains all the information Anthony was missing when he needed to make a decision on an influencers potential value to his AUSFIT Brand. The Q-83 Media Kit links directly to Instagram's API providing current and complete information that updates hourly. Now 12 months old Q-83 has 12 staff and offices in London and Sydney.

Rupa Shah

Rupa Shah

Founder & Director 
Hashtag Ad Consulting Ltd

Rupa Shah is Founder and Director of Hashtag Ad Consulting, a regulatory agency that provides guidance and training on the advertising rules to influencer marketers. Hashtag Ad Consulting takes a unique approach to demystifying advertising regulations across the globe and Rupa works closely with influencers, their managers, ad agencies, tech platforms and brand owners to embed compliance throughout the marketing process and, ultimately, to help brands and influencer marketers protect their reputation.

Prior to founding Hashtag Ad, Rupa trained in law and worked at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for 13 years, where she developed a keen understanding of the regulatory regime for advertising through her investigative, advisory and compliance roles.

Omar Shahid

Omar Shahid

Director of Influencer Relations 
MIN

Omar is a co-founder of MIN, the world's first Muslim Influencer Agency.

He's an online copywriting specialist, producer of viral content for social media and talent manager.

He has overseen successful campaigns with the UN, Tesco, Anchor Butter, Rubicon, Co-Op and helped charities raise over £5 million.

Omar prefers spending his holidays in the deserts of Mauritania over the flashy lights of Dubai, and in his spare time, he enjoys discussing philosophy and eating plenty of carbs - rice being his favourite!

Amie Caitlin Shearer

Amie Caitlin Shearer

Head of Influencer Marketing 
Mumsnet

Amie manages Mumsnet’s network of over 10,000 influencers. Her team develops and manages thumb-stopping, award-winning campaigns for clients such as Dreams and McDonald’s utilising the members blogs, vlogs and social channels as well as the Mumsnet and Gransnet (women 50+) platforms. With a broad background in brand management and social media, Amie has been immersed in optimising influencer marketing since 2014. She’s passionate about transparency, trust and meaningful reporting as well as diversity and representation agenda across all forms of marketing.

Bushra Sidd

Bushra Sidd

Lifestyle, fashion & beauty influencer 
Takumi

Bushra Sidd is an investment banker turned social media influencer and runs a lifestyle account documenting the trendiest new places, products & fashion items on the market. Originally from Bangladesh, she’s been settled in London for the past 8 years & has an undergraduate & masters degree in IT & business from University College London (UCL). She’s a big believer of always pursuing one’s passions because life’s too short to do something you don’t enjoy.

Alice Skinner

Alice Skinner

Artist and Visual Activist 
Creative Entreprenuer

Alice Skinner is one of the UK's most influential visual artists. Her work challenges social issues, raises awareness of injustice and highlights brands with a cause for good.

William Soulier

William Soulier

CEO & Co-Founder 
Talent Village

William Soulier, is CEO and Co-founder of Talent Village, an influencer marketing platform. Talent Village offers premium influence solutions for brands to build meaningful campaigns with highly engaged influential talent on Instagram.

William started his career in wine and spirits sales, before specialising in digital marketing within the luxury space, helping brands shift to mobile-first online strategies. During that time, he was exposed to the power of influence, and saw a clear need for brands to collaborate with professional talent on social media to ensure authenticity and generate greater engagement.

Rachel Stephenson Sheff

Rachel Stephenson Sheff

Philanthropy & Fundraising Advisor 
I.G. Advisors

Rachel Stephenson Sheff is a Philanthropy & Fundraising Advisor, working between social impact strategy consultancy, I.G. Advisors, and creative technology company, Lightful.

In her role, she works on both sides of the philanthropy-fundraising equation – advising donors on how to structure and strengthen their impact and advising charities on how to design dynamic fundraising strategies that support their ambitions. She is also the producer and host of I.G.’s podcast, What Donors Want.

Prior to this, Rachel was a New York-based major gifts fundraiser (Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Housing Works) and theatre producer (The Public Theater). She approaches her work from an international perspective and hopes to spend her life creating platforms for important voices to be seen and celebrated.

Simone Stevens

Simone Stevens

Senior Influencer Strategist 
Pegasus

Simone Stevens, has over 12 years’ experience in PR and digital comms, and now heads up the Influencer service at integrated health agency Pegasus. This includes strategy planning, implementation and measurement of influencer campaigns across beauty, health, pharmaceuticals and animal health.

Lisa Targett

Lisa Targett

UK General Manager 
TRIBE

Lisa Targett is UK General Manager of TRIBE, the self-serve marketplace that connects brands with everyday people to celebrate them through beautiful content.

After working for some of the world’s leading publishers (Telegraph, Daily Mail, Microsoft, Channel 9), Lisa saw the opportunity to take part in solving the industry’s biggest challenge: delivering increasing amounts of content, quickly in a cost-effective way.

In her first two years at the helm, TRIBE has partnered with some of the world’s biggest brands like Waitrose, Rimmel, Amazon, TikTok & Unilever - attracting a new round of investment and the attention of the world’s most decorated marketer Keith Weed (ex-CMCO Unilever) when he came on board as an investor himself.

Lisa has knack for sparking innovative conversation, delivering keynotes at Decoded, Unbound, Ad:Tech, PRWeek, Advertising Week Europe and having her opinions frequently featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Campaign & TheDrum.

She was named in The Drum’s #50Under30 and as Diversity Journal's "Women Worth Watching "in 2018.

It’s no secret that Lisa is an unstoppable force and a fierce thought-leader in the Marketing & Advertising sector.

Rahul Titus

Rahul Titus

Head of Influence 
Ogilvy

Rahul has been a prominent player in the world of influencer marketing right from its infancy. He is the head of influence at Ogilvy, where he is in charge of setting the strategic direction of the Ogilvy influence proposition that covers the full spectrum of influencer work, from celebrities all the way to micro-influencers. He heads up a team of creative experts who are responsible for delivering best in class influence for clients including Walgreens Boots Alliance, Bacardi, Vans, PlayStation, Unilever, TK Maxx, British Airways and Vodafone. Prior to joining Ogilvy, he established and ran MediaCom’s global influencer offering. He also enjoyed a brief stint at James Grant where he was the director of social talent looking after some of the world’s leading social-first talent.

Carina Toledo

Carina Toledo

Influencer Partnerships Manager 
Awin

With a background of 10 years in digital publishing and social media, Carina Toledo joined Awin following 2.5 years at a a strategy and business consultancy for influencers, managing a portfolio that included two Forbes Top Influencers of 2017. She is responsible for Awin’s managed influencer marketing service, working horizontally across many different brands, as well as acting as the dedicated point of contact for influencers within the Publisher Management department.

Kim Westwood

Kim Westwood

Managing Director 
Shopping Links

Kim is the Founder and Managing Director of Shopping Links, a powerful Influencer and Content Marketplace that makes it easy for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands to reach new audiences, track conversion and increase revenue through influencer relationships. A true innovator in social commerce, Kim launched her first entrepreneurial tech project in 2012, a social shopping site designed to bring people and products together to make online shopping more rewarding. Prior to starting Shopping Links, Kim spent more than 10 years with BHP Billiton working primarily in Information Technology, HR and Shared Business Services across multiple regions and commodity groups. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology from Monash University in Australia and has been recognised as a leader in Influencer Marketing by the American Marketing Association. Shopping Links was the winner of the Business Services category at the 2016 Governor of Victoria Export Awards and Kim has been named a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Drawing on her years of experience working with influencers, Kim regularly writes and presents on the topic of Influencer ROI, measurement and conversion.

Adam Williams

Adam Williams

CEO 
Takumi

Adam (Sven) has over 18 years of media experience and seven of those were with Spotify where he was Managing Director of Spotify UK, Benelux and Ireland where he spent seven years helping to drive growth. Adam then decided to leave to launch his own business called Words Won’t Do, a personalised video platform. That business is still going strong, but he decided to leap into the rapidly growing Influencer marketing space and that is where he joined Takumi as Chief Revenue Officer at the start of 2018. Just over a year at Takumi, Adam was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) where he has been integral to Takumi’s expansion into the US, with the launch of its new office and team in New York.

As CEO, Adam will spearhead this growth, focusing on the expansion of Takumi into other markets. He will continue to drive exceptional customer service and retain long term partnership deals by working with the team to build additional services and functions to the platform.

Kam Zulawski

Kam Zulawski

Managing Director EMEA  
CreatorIQ

As CreatorIQ’s managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Kam Zulawski is responsible for growth and go-to-market efforts for the leading marketing influencer platform. Kam’s past global experience spans the consulting, influencer marketing, social media and PR space where he focused on building and scaling teams whilst supporting large enterprises and agencies in digital transformation. Prior to joining CreatorIQ, Kam worked for Onalytica, Hootsuite, Cision, and Gartner in executive managerial and business development roles.

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