Body Positivity Influencer & Content Creator
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.
Even after $500,000,000 in online sales across 100 verticals, Jason still loves to learn and grow every day. He started as an affiliate back in 2003 after stumbling across a business opportunity (bizopp) ebook and its forum community. He started with Blackhat SEO and media buying based on what this ebook and community taught. Since then, he has founded four different companies in the affiliate marketing space. The most well known of these is the A4D – Performance Network, an industry-leading whitehat affiliate network comprised of 2000+ merchants and 12,000+ media buying affiliates. After 14 years in the business he now invests most of his time into analyzing market trends to create the future growth strategy for A4D.
This involves talent acquisition, raising capital, market diversification, and building tech and automation. With the maturation of the performance marketing space, Jason sees big opportunities to grow highly profitable performance-driven teams and platforms that continually push the forefront of innovation.
One thing Jason truly believes in is building solid and sustainable businesses with long term value. He watches so many people try and make a quick buck in the affiliate world versus building something of true sustained value. His mission is to work with and grow people who share his vision of building sustainable, compliant, and long term performance businesses.
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.
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.
Country Manager DACH
Claudia’s extensive online marketing experience spans over 10 years. She has held several leading positions with Tradedoubler that have spanned many key areas of the business different key. In her current role as Country Manager of Germany, Austria and Switzerland Claudia’s focus is on generating growth based on an agile, tailored and partner-oriented approach where the key driver is our company culture based on 20 years of innovation.
Regional Vice President - EMEA
Bio to follow.
Co-Founder and CEO
Simon has spent 15 years in Affiliate Marketing, working affiliate network side at AWIN, and publisher side building and leading Savoo across 13 markets.
Simon has also spent several years being an active member of the IAB performance marketing council, including leading the industry Online to Offline green paper.
Simon is also an angel investor and has invested in and has advised several high profile start-ups including WeGift, Tailify and MoveBubble.
Simon is now the CEO and co-founder of RevLifter, which is a performance marketing platform which personalises deals for retailers across any marketing channel. The platform uses AI to understand real-time signals from users onsite behaviour to deliver the right deal to the right customer at the right time, to achieve the advertiser’s goals.
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.
Global Head of Sales
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.
Emma is co-founder and CEO of Convertr, an API-first data routing and optimisation platform that acts as a filter between any two data points. Emma was recently honoured at UK Enterprise Awards this summer as the 2019 Developing Entrepreneur of the Year.
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.
Head of Search, eCommerce
Reckitt Benckiser PLC
Erik built his first website in 1999 and has been involved with digital ever since. He has worked both agency side, building and executing search strategies for clients from SMEs to FTSE 100 giants, and client side, experiencing first hand the highs, lows of digital transition for large corporates.
He is currently focused on the future direction of search and digital marketing, with a strong interest in harnessing AI to drive marketing performance and automation.
Social and Influencer Planner
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.
Group Talent Manager
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.
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.
VP Influencer Marketing Coty Professional Beauty
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.
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
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.
Director of Product Marketing
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.
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.
Sammy joined MediaCom in 2015 and in that time has risen through the ranks to establish herself as a competent performance marketer. As affiliates manager she is responsible for all affiliate programs across a range of key top brands across the company; working across a range of verticals including retail, tech, travel, insurance and beauty. A key part of her remit is championing affiliates across the company to expand and grow the importance of the channel in the wider media mix. Her main account is Dell which spans four key markets and has been shortlisted for its work in the upcoming iPMAs.
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 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 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.
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.
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 Brand Partnerships
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.
Head of Business Development
Jamie leads Business Development for Revolut and Revolut for Business, with users numbers growing 20x during his 2.5 years at the company. He was part of the early team at Tandem Bank, from business plan to full bank licensing and launch. Jamie began his career as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company, spending 5 years working across 3 continents. He holds and MBA from INSEAD and a MEng from Oxford University.
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 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.
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.
Global Client Strategy Director
Kevin has worked in affiliate marketing for 17 years and at Awin since 2006. In his role he’s responsible for empowering the company’s employees and clients with the right data and insights to make the most informed decisions about their campaigns. He also takes an active role in creating best practice standards and self-regulation. Kevin was previously Chair of the Affiliate Marketing Council in the UK and continues to play an active role in the IAB’s Legislation and Standards’ Committee.
Associate Director - Influencer Relations
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.
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’.
Control v Exposed
After 18 months running a travel tech scale-up in EMEA, Paul is now the President for disruptive consultancy-meets-agency-meets tech, marketing services company Control v Exposed and will be applying his scale-up experience to building a new client-centric, 100% transparent, solutions-focused business across Europe.
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.
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
Influencer Marketing Director
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.
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.
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.
Group Head of Digital Marketing
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
Optimise Media Group
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.
Director of Marketing
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.
Chief Strategy Officer
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.
Global Director of Campaigns
The Goat Agency
Speaker to follow shortly.
Digital Media Manager
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.
Graham joined Topcashback in 2011 and during that time has seen the company grow from 750k members to over 15m in multiple countries.
During his time at TopCashback he has been primarily focused on leading the commercial side of the UK business.
VP of Publisher Partnerships, International
Rakhee has over 12 years’ experience in affiliate, display, and digital marketing. As VP, Publisher Partnerships, International Rakhee is responsible for supporting audience supply and distribution across all channels with the objective to diversify, maximize and uncomplicate audience monetisation.
Previous to this role, Rakhee was Regional Director of Rakuten Marketing Europe, Display and supported brands looking to build bespoke display strategies, tailored to their consumers’ browsing and purchasing behaviours. Prior to joining Rakuten Marketing, Rakhee worked for TradeDoubler as International Publisher Manager on an impressive portfolio of top 50 clients.
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.
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.
Head of Influencer Engagement
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.
Social Media Lead
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.
UK Lead - eBay Partner Network
Richard leads the UK market for the eBay Partner Network, ensuring efficiency and productivity across a plethora of partners and partner verticals. Richard has worked within the affiliate industry for over 12 years, including roles as head of affiliate and lead gen for Mindshare UK and head of publisher development at CJ UK.
Lead Comms Planner
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.
Founder & Managing Director
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.
Group Commercial Director
James has been in the affiliate industry for over 15 years and moved to TopCashback 8 years to setup their London office and Partnership tam. Since joining the business, TopCashback has seen huge growth, going from from 750k UK members to over 15m global members, cementing its place as the largest affiliate in the UK and one of the largest in the world.
He is looking forward to sharing some of these experiences and providing advice to both merchants and affiliates alike.
The Social Element
CEO of Social Element, – TEDx speaker, Sunday Times Top Tech 100, happy to talk #socialmedia, marketing, crisis comms, moderation and communities.
VP, EU Business Development
Jon is the European Vice President, for Business Development for leading retail performance marketing company Connexity Inc. He has almost 25 years’ experience in leading and scaling sales and performance marketing strategies across international businesses. Before joining Connexity, Jon was the Criteo’s Commercial Director for the UK for and part of the European management team at TradeDoubler.
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.
Global Head of Marketing
Wesley MacLaggan has been working with Marin Software since 2008. He is currently Senior Vice President of Marketing at Marin Software. Previously he led the Product team where he was responsible for driving Marin’s roadmap and working closely with engineering to deliver innovative advertising solutions to the market. He has over a decade’s experience developing and delivering analytical enterprise SaaS applications, including four years with Applied Predictive Technologies working on their platform to help retailers maximize the return on their promotional spending. Mr. MacLaggan began his career providing strategic guidance to companies in a range of industries with Mercer Management Consulting. He holds an Economics degree from Dartmouth College.
Affiliate Team Leader
With over 10 years experience in e-commerce and affiliate marketing, Seán Mahon joined Scotland’s leading digital agency Equator in 2014. Overseeing a team that is responsible for managing programmes for the likes of AXA, Malmaison, Hotel du Vin and Village Hotels, Seán is responsible for the continued growth and innovation of all affiliate activity at Equator. Seán’s background is primarily in online fashion retail having successfully managed and launched affiliate campaigns for the likes of Schuh, the UK’s leading high street footwear retailer, and Urban Industry, a premium online streetwear store. This experience has helped enormously in feeding his sneaker addiction over the years.
Biography to follow.
Head of Business Development
James is head of Business Development at Revlifter and has 13+ years of digital marketing experience in core performance disciplines and partnership management, across technology, media owners, publisher and clients.
James is responsible for new business growth across the EMEA and APAC regions. Continuously championing international marketing growth, firmly grounded data-fuelled decision making, innovation and investment in technology that brings a strong return on investment. Advocating the use of AI-powered personalisation within performance marketing, James strives to keep ahead of industry trends to understand the needs of key stakeholders, clients and partners alike.
Biography to follow.
Content & Strategy Director
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.
Social Media and Content Manager
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%.
Ex Head Of Performance Marketing
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Peter has three years experience working on the forefront of performance marketing at NMPi, working hands-on with top brands on their Amazon, Paid Search, and Google shopping activity to develop holistic, synergized strategies.
With the rise of the Amazon advertising platform, he has spearheaded NMPi’s Amazon proposition & strategy to develop a comprehensive service. Through his expertise in Paid Search & Shopping, he has intertwined long founded search strategies into the Amazon approach to create an effective delivery of cross-channel performance campaigns.
Global Accounts Manager
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.
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.
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.
Talent and Influencer Strategy Manager
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 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.
Senior Account Manager
As a Senior Account Manager for Acceleration Partners EMEA, Laura is responsible for leading client relationships and delivering best in class account strategy and execution across her client portfolio. Laura has over 5 years’ experience in affiliate marketing and prior to Acceleration Partners, she has worked both network and agency side, managing some of the UK’s biggest retail and travel brands.
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.
Head Of Partnerships
Lisa is Head of Partnerships at Secret Escapes, the world's leading members-only online travel deals company which offers inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 62 million users worldwide.
Having joined Secret Escapes in the start-up days, almost 8 years ago, Lisa has played an integral role in building up the partnerships department from scratch and now develops and monetises whitelabel and affiliate partner relations across Secret Escapes' UK and US markets.
With over 20 years experience, Lisa previously managed ancillary partnerships at easyJet (partners included LateRooms and Hotelopia), whitelabel partnerships at Octopus Travel (partners included Lufthansa, Avios and Nectar) and account managed at a number of media companies, including CNN.
Digital Content Editor
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.
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.
Senior Industry Head
Bio to follow.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Director of Influencer Relations
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!
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.
Lifestyle, fashion & beauty influencer
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.
Artist and Visual Activist
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.
Bryony joined Optimise Media UK in 2017 and in that time has firmly established herself as a competent, diligent and foresightful performance marketer, leading on key accounts including HSBC UK & M&S Bank. Bryony’s remit extends to several clients in the banking, insurance and investment verticals - where she continues to deliver sustainable growth - working with established affiliates, media partners and nascent publishers alike. In 2019 Bryony’s efforts were recognised by the industry for her work on M&S Bank having been ‘Highly commended’ in the ‘Best in Finance’ category at the Performance Marketing Awards.
Director of Communications
Julia Smith is Founder of www.digitaltradingconsultancy.co.uk, a Digital Consultancy specialising in digital communications, PR, event management, digital strategy, corporate voiceovers, sales training and marketing; expert knowledge in brand safety, fraud prevention, ethical trading, programmatic trading, and ad trading. Her long term clients include Impact, Appetite Creative, Channel Factory, Cavai & The 614 Group. At Impact, Julia works as Director of Communications for their integrated end-to-end solution for managing an enterprise’s partnerships across the entire partner lifecycle. She started her career in digital advertising at Dennis Publishing 24 years ago and has been at the heart of the changing digital media landscape ever since. Julia has held major commercial roles both agency and media side including Associated Newspapers, The Mirror Group Newspapers, Dennis Publishing, Harvest Digital, IAB, Nexus Business Media and UPC Media.
Julia was Head of IASH, the largest council within the IAB representing digital networks and sales houses. It was in this role that Julia was nominated for the Greatest Individual Contribution Award at the New Media Age Awards 2010. In 2016, Julia was voted by the industry as being in the top 5 Digital Trading Leaders 2016 at The Drum Digital Trading Awards.
Known as 'The Voice' Julia is a regular media commentator and often invited to speak at major conferences on issues surrounding brand safety and ad trading.
CEO & Co-Founder
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.
Director, Sales and Solutions Architects
Alex Springer leads the Sales and Solutions Architects teams for Impact and is a passionate advocate of the partnership economy. He works with brands to implement advanced tracking and crediting and increase return on ad spend realised through partnerships. He has worked in the affiliate and marketing tech industry as a Solutions Architect, Product Specialist and Sales Director, growing Impact's business in the US and Europe.
Alex found his way into the performance industry from a background in cloud and on-premise infrastructure consulting, holding certifications in AWS solutions architecture and systems administration.
Head of Client Partnerships
Head of Client Partnerships across Streaming, Music, Tech, Ecomm, Lifestyle and Luxury.
President and CEO
Matthias has held the position of CEO at Tradedoubler since 2014 and has since then remodelled the business fundamentally. He is an experienced strategic leader with strong background in sales and technology. Due to his expertise in blockchain and data technology and his visionary view on digital marketing trends he is a sought-after keynote speaker and regularly shares the stage with other industry leaders. Matthias has held several leading positions within Tradedoubler since 2007, including Sales Director and Head of Technology in Germany, Regional Director for market unit DACH and Vice President Sales. Matthias started his career as a Team Leader for Online Marketing at CANCOM IT Systeme AG, Munich.
Philanthropy & Fundraising Advisor
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.
Senior Influencer Strategist
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.
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.
As an Affiliate Marketing Associate for Acceleration Partners EMEA, Zarrin is leading client and affiliate relationships for two global clients whilst also assisting on one key global account across Europe. Zarrin has been working in affiliate marketing for over two years and prior to Acceleration Partners, she has worked for an affiliate agency managing publisher relationships, a network managing the affiliate programs for global retail clients and also network side for a leading Influencer Marketing company.
Head of Influence
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.
Influencer Partnerships Manager
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.
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.
Mark Walters’ extensive commercial and managerial experience, spanning over 25 years, has seen him working across all areas of media, taking responsibility for management team building, project development and value creation. After 11 years as Managing Director of Awin in the UK and US, Mark was appointed Group CEO in 2014 tasked with unifying and expanding the organisation as well as building on the key drivers of Culture, Service and Technology.
General Manager, Coupons UK & IE
The 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.
Strategic Account Manager
Nicole has over 5 years’ experience in digital marketing and works as an Affiliate Account Manager for Rakuten Marketing in the EMEA region. Nicole excels in niche and luxury sectors, supporting a range of advertisers that are focused on international growth through various strategies. Most recently Nicole has been working as a stakeholder in Rakuten Marketing’s Influencer offering and is well versed in how brands can use data insights to inform relevant content creators as part of a wider marketing strategy. Prior to her time at Rakuten Marketing, Nicole worked in Online Marketing and Commercial Partnerships for a digital advertising platform.
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.
Jamie is the Sales Director (EMEA) for Student Beans - the world's largest student loyalty network - and over the past 5 years has helped to transform the trajectory of the business by forming key partnerships with retail brands such as River Island, PrettyLittleThing, Missguided, Boohoo, McDonald's, Greggs, Samsung, AllSaints and many more.
One of the many highlights, is Student Beans being recognised in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2019, a huge result for the company.
With the increasing business development team, the continued focus is to further expand the Student Beans service, both domestically and internationally in key markets, with brands in the fashion, retail, entertainment, tech & mobile, food & drink, health & beauty and travel sectors.
Jamie lives in Kent with his partner and two children. His interests beyond his professional life include a passion for motorsport (F1 & MotoGP) and is an avid motorcyclist. Jamie lives firmly by the motto "Si Vive Una Volta Sola".
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.
Tom is Managing Partner at Performics - The original Performance Marketing Agency. He has 10 years’ experience in agencies and 15 years of total experience in digital. In his current role as Managing Partner, he leads the Strategy team at Performics and has overall responsibility for the agency's strategic approach and proposition in the UK.
Since starting his digital journey during his school years, building websites and experimenting with different forms of search marketing, Tom has become a true cross-channel expert, with hands-on experience in all aspects of digital. Tom has previously worked as a consultant and full-time affiliate marketer. He then moved agency-side working Guava, NetBooster before starting a position as Head of SEO at Zenith.
The colliding worlds of Performance and Brand Marketing are a topic Tom is particularly passionate about. He enjoys helping brands transform their approach to each and the way they do business to react to this.
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.
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.
Managing Director EMEA
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.