Head of EPM & Director of Paid Media
Julian has managed global campaigns on pretty much every platform out there: Adwords, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Snapchat, Baidu, Navar and Seznam. Julian is fluent in Spanish and likes photography, building websites and apps, and testing the limits of Python scraping bots.
Optimise Media Group
CJ Affiliate by Conversant
Often seen as a mentor to the CJ Affiliate team, Blair leads by example to ensure a positive, inspiring, and above all, welcoming culture at CJ. Starting her CJ career in the network’s Atlanta office in the US, Blair now calls CJ’s European headquarters in London home. In her time thus far at CJ, Blair has overseen advertiser programmes large and small, ranging from startup SMEs right through to globally renowned brands with 10-figure-revenues.
Founder & CEO
All Inclusive Marketing Inc. (AIM)
Sarah is an award-winning business and digital marketing thought leader ranked in the Top 40 Under 40, Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada, and Top 40 Digital Marketing Strategists of 2012. She is recognized as an expert in performance marketing by the New York Times and is listed in the Top 50 Industry Players and Most Influential Affiliate Marketers of 2018.
In 2009, Sarah founded and currently leads All Inclusive Marketing (AIM), an award-winning performance marketing agency known for delivering innovative, experience-driven results. In 2018, AIM won the Global Excellence Award in Performance Marketing at the PMA Awards in London, achieving recognition for setting the standard of excellence in affiliate program management worldwide.
Head of Effectiveness
Dominic heads up Wavemaker's effectiveness team, Wavemaker IQ and is responsible for helping clients make more effective planning and optimisation decisions with their marketing investment leveraging advanced analytics such as econometric modelling, brand equity modelling and digital attribution. Dominic has worked with a range of brands across his career including Compare the Market, GoDaddy and Public Health England.
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.
Co-Founder & VP of Strategic Initiatives
Todd is a Co-Founder of Impact and Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. He has been instrumental in forging and managing relationships with many of the company’s flagship advertisers, agencies, and media partners. Todd evangelizes a multi-channel approach to the performance model, and is a frequent speaker at key industry events, including: Affiliate Summit, Affiliate Management Days, a4uexpo, and Performance Marketing Insights.
Rob Davinson is Awin's Content Analyst, working in the network's global strategy team. Alongside producing the annual affiliate industry guide, The Awin Report, Rob writes regular articles and whitepapers based on the consumer trends that Awin tracks, hosts the monthly affiliate podcast Awin Talks, and has spoken at numerous industry events around the world.
Director, Integrated Marketing Services
Emma joined Rakuten Marketing in 2015, initially working as a Director in the attribution side of the business before moving to lead the Integrated Marketing Services team in May 2018.
In her role, Emma heads up the UK multi-channel offering across Paid Search, Paid Social, Programmatic Display and Affiliate with clients including Harvey Nichols, Bally, Agent Provocateur and Pets at Home.
Prior to working at Rakuten Marketing, Emma worked as Account Director for a provider of data management and insight solutions. In addition, she spent six years working client-side in digital marketing for a UK credit card provider.
Head of Performance
Max has spent the last 6 years building out the performance team at NMPi. Under his stewardship the team has grown from one focusing primarily on paid search to offering everything from high impact dynamic creative to comparison shopping services.
At a time where agencies models are under scrutiny and considered by many to be broken; Max is a firm believer that incentivizing partners with a pure performance model is the way forward for our industry. Delivering value to advertisers through a shared common goal.
Senior Vice President Research Analytics
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 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.
M&C Saatchi Performance
Christian has played a pivotal role in the global digital industry. In 2008, he founded Europe’s first social media agency, Interactive London, before selling it to M&C Saatchi in 2011.
He went on to pursue leading roles at Dentsu Aegis, before joining games technology company, Machine Zone in Silicon Valley, as President of Marketing. Here, he ran marketing activity for leading titles such as Game of War and Mobile Strike, building the marketing division into a 350+ team operating globally, driving in excess of $2.5bn revenue per year.
In 2018 Christian returned to the M&C Saatchi family and was appointed Global CEO for M&C Saatchi Performance, leading the agency through a global transition from M&C Saatchi Mobile.
Founder and CEO
Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners.
Under his leadership, Acceleration Partners has received numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards (2 years in a row), Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture (2 years in a row), Great Place to Work & Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces (3 years in a row) and Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces (2 years in a row).
Bob is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is a regular columnist for Forbes, Inc. and Entrepreneur. He also shares ideas and insights around these topics via Friday Forward, a popular weekly inspirational newsletter that reaches over 100,000 individuals and business leaders across 50+ countries.
He’s the author of the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships and is currently working on his second book, Elevate (October 1, 2019).
Bob serves on the Board of Directors for BUILD Boston, is a global leader in Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) and founder of The Fifth Night charitable event.
He is an avid skier, cyclist, reader and traveler and serial home renovator. You can learn more about Bob at https://www.robertglazer.com.
General Manager, Coupons International
The Groupon Reach Network
Clare Gore has, until recently, been responsible for heading up vouchercloud's affiliate strategy. Following the recent merger, Gore is now responsible for the Groupon Coupons strategy on an international scale as the new General Manager.
Using her near-decade of experience in the affiliate industry, Clare oversees the delivery of the international coupons business covering territories as far afield as Australia and Brazil. Clare has led a majority of our award-winning campaigns in recent years and has helped cement vouchercloud as a true industry leader.
Strategic Influencer Marketing Consultant
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.
Director of Client Success
Leanne joined Optimise Media in 2005 and has successfully developed her career to become Director of Client Success in 2018. Leanne’s 14 years in performance marketing have culminated in her pushing the boundaries of performance marketing for Clients and partners. Instrumental in identifying and developing partnerships that lie outside of the traditional space, Leanne is forging a way in the fintech vertical leveraging data-driven tracking, reporting and analytics technologies within the open banking sector, delivering retention and LTV strategies for Clients and Partners to deliver ROI beyond acquisition, securing greater investment in the channel for the short and long-term.
Managing Director EMEA
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.
A new breed of organisations are emerging where no one is boss. Yet few go there because of the inner work that's involved. Ronan talks about the psychological barriers to collaboration, drawing on his experience as of the youngest executives in the City of London and now as a leader in Extinction Rebellion.
Co-founder and Chief Campaigns Officer
The Goat Agency
Harry set up his first business when he was 16, a football fan site network with 60 websites and over 500 global writers. He was then invited to write for Liverpool’s official website as an influential blogger. He then became Head of Social at Sportlobster by 18 and built relationships with every major influencer in the UK.
Since Harry founded Goat, the company has grown from 3 to over 120 staff in three years, with offices in London, New York and Singapore and has worked with brands including BBC Sport, New Look and Malibu. Agency relationships include Havas, BBH and Mediavest.
Client Services Director
Head of PR
Vix has been leading award winning integrated comms programmes in the performance marketing space for over 10 years, working in-house at household name brands like Confused.com, Quidco, as well as the stable of brands at Decision Tech. Now head of PR at carwow, she is an expert on consumer trends and how to gain traffic, and retain consumers who have never had more choice.
Ex Head Of Performance Marketing
Integrate to Survive: The Future of Brand and Performance Marketing
Join leaders in performance marketing as we discuss how to achieve the unimaginable; integrated performance strategies.
The true impact of performance marketing on brand Driving loyalty, retention and LTV through joined-up approaches Overcoming internal barriers for success
UK MD Publicis Media Content
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.
Head Of Partnerships
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.
PPC Account Director
Martin Reed is PPC Account Director at global digital marketing agency Croud, working across a wide range of clients - from Hiscox to Topps Tiles to The AA. With over nine years' experience in the field, Martin is well versed in all things paid search, and regularly shares his opinions in industry publications such as The Drum and Search Engine Watch.
Martin's work has also been recognised through numerous search and marketing award wins, as well as his inclusion as one of Google's 'Searchies' in late 2018 - the top 20 UK search strategists, chosen to recognise Google Search's 20th anniversary.
Maria is currently a voice technology consultant at Voz Lab, helping brands to take advantage of Amazon and Google’s voice platforms. She’s been working in digital marketing for over 15 years in varios leadership roles across the media and entertainment industry. Her mission is to help brands to take advantage of the new voice economy and reach captive audiences in new and innovative ways.
Sri is CEO and Cofounder of Increasingly, the AI cross selling technology. Previously, Sri founded and sold two digital marketing technology businesses. He has won National Business Awards’ highly commended Entrepreneur of the Year, Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and Deloitte Tech Fast 50. Most recently, he won a Google awarded scholarship to study AI and futuristic technology at NASA.
Head of Influencer Marketing
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.
The Sole Supplier
George Sullivan is the founder and CEO of The Sole Supplie, Europe’s largest dedicated trainer and content site - engaging with 2 million users each month across site, social and app. George is a driven and passionate entrepreneur, with a real sense of purpose and dedication to pay it forward to younger generations and future business leaders - himself starting a successful business at 24.
Managing Director and CEO
Latest Free Stuff
Founder of LatestFreeStuff.co.uk and LatestDeals.co.uk. Started his company from his bedroom and now delivers over £20 million in sales for merchants every year.
He was chosen as one of the top 50 affiliate marketing industry and has pitched his company on the BBC show 'Dragons Den'.
The companies rapid rise to success has meant Deepak has won the award for 'Young Entrepreneur Of The Year and voted as one of the 'Top 100 Startups' in London.
UK General Manager
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.
Senior Manager, Performance Partnerships
Wade Tonkin has been managing affiliate programs since 1999. He’s currently the Senior Manager, Performance Partnerships at Fanatics, running a team that oversees affiliate programs for 30 + ecommerce sites including Fanatics.com, NFLShop.com, MLBShop.com, NBAStore.com, Shop.NHL.com, Lids.com and SportsMemorabilia.com as well as for pro and college sports teams including the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and more. Wade has been recognised as aWin/ShareASale Advertiser Team of the Year for 2018, a 2 time AvantLink Affiliate Manager of the Year and is a two time Exceptional Merchant Pinnacle Award Winner with Fanatics.
Head of EPM & Director of Paid Media
Julian & Pieter were the original founding team members of MVF’s emerging paid media team, which in just two years has grown from one to seven marketers, increasing revenue generated by 410% and expanding to manage campaigns across four emerging paid media channels.
General Manager, Coupons UK & IE
Groupon Reach Network
A recent addition to the vouchercloud and Groupon partnership, Dan Watt has been integral in the creation of the international Coupons pillar - the operating structure under which the Groupon Reach network sits.
Joining from internationally recognised consultancy Bray Leino, Watt previously headed up the digital strategy under their CX division. With a deep understanding of digital marketing, Watt is perfectly placed to drive our strategic initiatives.
Chief Analytics Officer
Weldon W. Whitener, PhD has spent nearly a decade helping companies drive actionable insight from data. Starting his career at BCG, Weldon next held the position of Head of Pricing for Amazon, UK before joining Pricesearcher as its Chief Analytics Officer. Weldon's mantra is to always put the customer first & knows from experience that having the right pricing strategy is a key factor in achieving your business goals.
Business Operations Director
CJ Affiliate by Conversant
Since joining CJ Affiliate in 2013, Siobhan has risen within the network to head up the European business operations department. Having held various roles within CJ, both above- and below-the-line, Siobhan speaks from experience on the input it takes to see success from affiliate. Born in South Africa and now living in London, Siobhan relishes regular opportunities to visit CJ’s global offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas in order to further hone her international understanding of affiliate, while overseeing her international team.