The Digital Content Summit 2019

2018 Speakers

Adrian Swinscoe

Consultant & Forbes contributor
Adrian Swinscoe is a customer experience consultant and advisor, and has been growing and helping develop customer-focused large and small businesses for 20 years. He has previously worked with Shell, FT and The Economist Group and has advised and consulted to numerous large and smaller businesses around the world helping them engage with their customers,...
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Alysha Smith

Global Head of Marketing, PR and Advertising, Magnuson Worldwide
Alysha Smith is the Global Head of Marketing for Magnuson Worldwide.  Magnuson Worldwide has been ranked #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing privately owned U.S. Companies, and has recently formed a global alliance of 8000 hotels/800,000 rooms with Jin Jiang Hotels and Louvre Hotel Group via www.magnusonhotels.com. Alysha Smith is a Graduate...
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Andrew Cocker

Senior Director, Global Brand, Expedia
Andrew possesses 20 years of  marketing experience, first moving into the digital space with Freeserve. Prior to that, Andrew started his career in marketing at McDonald’s, then moved agency side to Leo Burnett. Andrew held a variety of senior brand and marketing roles at Yahoo!, culminating in Marketing Director for Europe, followed by one and a half...
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Belinda Rowe

Group Head of Content, Publicis Media
Belinda Rowe leads Publicis Media’s Content practice – a global entity that provides Publicis Media’s agency brands with leading capabilities in content consulting; sports marketing, sponsorship and rights negotiation; social content/production; media and influencer partnerships; and publishing and distribution. Previously, as Global Managing Partner and UK Chairman for ZenithOptimedia Group, Belinda led the creation of...
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Ben Bale

Creative Innovation Director, DRUM
Equally at home in an excel sheet of emotional analytics data and a creative ideation session, Ben spends his days looking for new and exciting ways to help brands create and influence culture. Focusing on the psychological impact of Drum’s content and the environments in which it is consumed. In short, he sits somewhere between...
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Carlos Cantu

Business Marketing Director EMEA, Twitter
Carlos joins Twitter as Head of Brand Strategy for Spanish Speaking LATAM 4 years ago and in January 2018 moves to Europe to direct the EMEA Business Marketing team. This after working as a creative in the advertising industry for more than fifteen years in agencies like Lowe, Grey, Young & Rubicam and Cheil. Among...
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Catherine Maskell

Managing Director, CMA

Daryl Fielding

Former Brand Director, Vodafone
Daryl Fielding is best known for leading transformational global brand strategies and marketing campaigns for names such as Dove, Ford, and Cadbury. Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty is arguably one of the most famous global campaigns ever. It helped to write the rulebook on purpose branding, was featured twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and...
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Ed Bussey

CEO, Quill
Ed Bussey is Founder and CEO of Quill, the disruptive, fast-growing digital content production business. Prior to launching Quill in 2011, Ed was Chief Operating Officer at ZYB, an award-winning mobile social networking pioneer acquired by Vodafone Plc in May 2008. Ed was also part of the founding team and Global Marketing Director for online...
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Jaclyn Lee Joe

Jackie Lee-Joe is Chief Marketing Officer for BBC Worldwide and is responsible for the overarching marketing and brand strategy for all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses. This includes leading the evolution of the BBC Master Brand internationally and building BBC Worldwide’s global genre brands, which showcase premium content in factual through BBC Earth; drama through BBC...
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James Lovell

Senior Business Strategist, Pulsar
After a failing attempt in the food industry and cutting his teeth working at ITV, James now specialises in social media research. Talk data and tech and he’ll have an opinion.
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Jason Miller

Global Content Marketing Leader, LinkedIn

Jennifer Quigley-Jones

Founder and Managing Director, Digital Voices
Jennifer is the Founder and Managing Director of Digital Voices, an Influencer and Content Marketing agency. Before starting Digital Voices, she worked at YouTube with UK creators. Digital Voices works with clients like Rolls-Royce, the Royal Air Force and Island Records to design social media campaigns. She believes in making content that your customers want...
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Jeremy Swinfen-Green

Head of Content Marketing Strategy, Lyonsdown
Jeremy Swinfen Green is Director of Content Marketing Strategy at Lyonsdown. He has worked in the digital industry since 1993 and was Aegis Dentsu’s first international digital media director in 1995. His publications include “eMedia: How to Use Electronic Media for Effective Marketing Communications (Admap Publications, 1999) and “Social Media Risk Management (Nelson Croom, 2015)....
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Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content, News UK
Jo Carrigan is Head of Branded Content at News UK, sitting within digital strategy leadership and covering their full portfolio of heritage brands – The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. Formerly Commercial Editor at The Huffington Post, her role provides a link between commercial and editorial in order to develop and grow digital...
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Joanna Wells

Vice President Comedy Central & MTV International, Viacom
Joanna Wells is Vice President, Digital Content, Comedy Central and MTV, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). Based in London, Wells is responsible for developing the digital content strategy for both the MTV and Comedy Central brands in the UK, Russia & CIS, Northern and Central Eastern Europe, well as internationally, outside of the US. Wells...
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Jocelyn Paulley

Director, Gowling
Jocelyn is a director at Gowling WLG with special interests in data protection, emerging technology and anything ‘cloud’. She is a member of the firm’s Tech sector team, actively engaged in the technology sector as a whole, and a key member of the Information Law team, advising clients from all sectors on the impact of...
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John Lubbock

Communications Coordinator, Wikimedia UK

Karen Forbes

Senior Director of Strategy, Thinkjam
Karen is part of the management team at Think Jam, working with the communications and content teams and their clients. Her primary focus is on long-term and retained business including HBO UK & International, 20th Century Fox and Entertainment One. Over the past six years at the company, Karen has been instrumental in securing partners including Movies Anywhere,...
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Lee Wilcox

CEO, On The Tools
An enthusiast of all things tech and social media related – Lee Wilcox is the 33-year-old co-founder and CEO of On The Tools. In the space of three years On The Tools has become the largest online construction community in the world with over 1.7 million followers across their social media platforms. A social media...
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Luke Montgomery

Lead Speaker, Growth Tribe
Luke has spent the past 10 years working in digital marketing with 3 of these spent running his own growth-focused startup agency. Currently working as lead speaker and trainer at Growth Tribe, Luke trains startups, students and corporates how to grow using the growth hacking processes.
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Marc Goodchild

Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product, Turner EMEA
Marc Goodchild joined Turner EMEA in January 2017 as Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product. In this role, he is responsible for the overall content strategy and digital content vision for EMEA, working in close collaboration with all regional content and digital teams. He also leads the EMEA Central Digital Team and provides support...
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Nell Boase

Chief Product Officer, Mumsnet
Nell Boase is Chief Product Officer at Mumsnet and leads the Product, Community and Editorial teams in a new role that brings product and content together. Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 12 million unique visitors per month clocking up over 128 million page views. It has a network of over...
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Nick Mason

CEO & Founder, Turtl
Nick’s background is in software engineering and product development for customers including LexisNexis and The University of Oxford. He co-founded Turtl with the aim to empower anyone to create beautiful interactive content, get simple analytics-based insights and dramatically improve the performance of their content over time.
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Sam Hill

Head of Engineering, BBC
Sam Hill is an Agile Thought Leader, Engineer, Architect, subject matter expert, and advocate for great technology. Recently appointed as the Head of Engineering at the BBC responsible for leading the development strategy, planning, implementation, integration, testing and on-going engineering of the BBC Platform that covers everything from BBC News, BBC Sport, iPlayer, websites, broadcast...
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Teague Emery

Head of Social, Thinkjam
Teague is part of the management team at Think Jam, as well as heading up a team of ten, overseeing the direction of Think Jam’s retained accounts including HBO, Stanley Kubrick, Lionsgate and Paddington. Over the past eight years, Teague has been instrumental in integrating social media into the marketing campaigns which Think Jam deliver. In his role, Teague works...
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2017 Featured Speakers

Jamie Sterry

UK Head of Brand, innocent drinks
I believe that marketing is all about creating connections and building relationships. Like most things in life, the more interesting the work, the more people will connect with it, so I always strive to do something that will get noticed. Currently at innocent I look after the brand team in the UK, responsible for connecting...
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Patrick Collister

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Head of Design, Google
Patrick Collister is a Creative Lead in The ZOO, Google’s creative think-tank. In previous lives, he was the Executive Creative Thingamabob and Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK, which was fun, then the European Executive Creative Watchamacallit for a network of direct marketing agencies, which was not. In 2007 he co-founded Directory magazine and...
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Raquel Bubar

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Director of T Brand Studio International, The New York Times
Raquel Bubar leads the international arm of T Brand Studio, the content marketing team at The New York Times. She manages native advertising campaigns for a broad range of industries including consumer, finance, corporate and luxury, for clients including Philips, UBS, Shell, Ford, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier. Raquel first joined T Brand Studio in New York...
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2017 Speakers

Adam Harris

Director of Custom Solutions, Twitch
Adam Harris is the Director of Custom Solutions in Europe at Twitch. Adam is a commercial content specialist, bringing extensive multi-platform experience and leading award-winning creative departments. Adam has worked in branded content across a number of industries including Sport, Entertainment, News, and Gaming. Prior to Twitch, Adam served as International Creative Director for Time...
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Alex Morris

Creative Director, Barcroft Plus
Alex Morris is creative director of hybrid independent TV and digital content producer / distributor Barcroft Media. Barcroft businesses create content for a global audience highlighting ‘the amazing side of life’. With newsrooms in London, New Delhi and New York supplying video, images and editorial content to global media brands such as MSN, New York Post, MailOnline...
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Aly Richards

CEO, The Intelligent Marketing Institute
Aly Richards was formerly Head of CRM at O2 and spearheaded the world’s first Customer Decision Engine implementation. This took all of a customer’s data and, based on their previous behaviour and interactions, recommended to the customer services operator the next best action that would most likely retain, cross sell or upsell the customer. This...
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Andrew Canter

Global CEO, Branded Content Marketing Association
Andrew is amongst the leading practitioners in branded content and has over twenty five years experience working in marketing communications. He is Global CEO of the BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association) which is the pre-eminent global industry body for branded content practitioners, run by practitioners, promoting best practice, sharing knowledge and growing the branded content...
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Bedir Aydemir

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Product Marketing & Insight Director, Mail Advertising
Bedir began his media career in 2002, planning and buying print campaigns at Initiative and later MEC, where he retrained in digital planning and buying.  Soon promoted to Group Account Director, Bedir worked on a number of forward facing (at the time) task forces, investigating the rise and use case for social, mobile and native...
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Bonny Dellow

Editorial Manager, Simply Business
Bonny’s Editorial Manager at Simply Business, one of the UK’s biggest providers of insurance to small businesses and landlords. Serving over 425,000 customers, Bonny’s role is to engage existing customers to drive brand affinity, and attract prospects with timely and relevant content. Using Simply Business’s award-winning data capabilities, Bonny, and an in-house team of content...
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Catriona Forrest

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UK Head of Brand, Virgin Games
Taking to the world of marketing following a stint in athletics, Catriona began her career agency side in strategic brand building for the likes of Unilever, Reebok, Diageo and Virgin Atlantic, amongst others. For the past 5 years she has been working client side in the Gaming sector, helping brands shift their approach from a...
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Daiana Damacus

Social Media Specialist, Webcertain
Daiana Damacus is a Social Media Specialist at Webcertain. Her social media expertise covers research, strategy, copywriting, execution and analytics. She has been managing international campaigns for a wide range of industries, from software to retail, to digital marketing. As part of her job, she has carried out social media projects in a variety of...
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Daniel Lee

Content Marketing Manager, Lucozade Ribena Suntory
I’m Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Lucozade Ribena Suntory working across all of our brands. Responsible for digital media and content marketing strategy. Previously worked at Three, AKQA, BBC and The Body Shop International. I believe in creating authentic but effective brand propositions that connect with audience passion points.
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Daniel Rowles

CEO, Target Internet
Daniel has been working in Digital Marketing for the past 19 years, with extensive experience working both client side and within the agency environment. He is a Course Director for the CIM, an award winning author and a lecturer at Imperial College and Cranfield School of Management. Daniel has helped organisations of all types to...
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David Conway

Director, Customer Experience Excellence Centre, KPMG Nunwood
David co-manages the company’s customer experience management practice and oversees KPMG Nunwood’s Customer Experience Excellence Centre, an on-going approach to systematically identifying global best practice. David is a former PLC board director of N&P Building Society, Liverpool Victoria Group and The Co-operative Bank, where he was responsible for 3,500 staff charged with delivering world-class experiences...
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David Meany

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Brand Partnerships Manager, Contiki Holidays
Contiki are the world leaders in youth travel and David has the awesome job of managing Contiki’s brand partnership strategy which sees them working with some of the world’s biggest content creators, brands and publishers. The team at Contiki make a noise in everything that they do and David’s role is to forge the partnerships...
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Ewan Turney

Head of Content, England Rugby, Rugby Football Union
Ewan has been at England Rugby since 2014 running the digital content including the website, video and all social media channels. Prior to that, Ewan worked at Unilever producing digital content around the Sustainable Living Plan and previously spent seven years in a variety of roles as a journalist at The Morning Advertiser.
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Gareth Cartman

Director of Digital, CLD
Gareth is Director of Digital at CLD, a Maidenhead and Paddington-based digital agency specialising in healthcare, technology and B2B. Having worked in search since the early days of Google, Gareth has led digital projects for organisations such as Johnson & Johnson, Hytera and Ceridian, as well as a number of leading technology resellers. At the...
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Hazel Francis

Communications & Marketing Manager, University of Arts London
Since graduating in French and Journalism at the University of Roehampton, Hazel has enjoyed a diverse career in marketing both in France and the UK. Having worked across all sectors from e-commerce, to the higher education, she has worked with a variety of audiences and has developed a passion is in customer experience and brand...
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Ian Macrae

Director of Consumer Policy, Ofcom
Ian has worked in the telecoms and media industries for 20 years, including the last nine years at the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, where he has worked in market intelligence, strategy and consumer policy roles.  In his current role, Ian has responsibility for delivering regulatory policy to increase consumer engagement including by the provision of...
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James Keating

Head of EMEA Marketing, Dropbox
An internationally experienced Marketing VP and CMO with a successful career in driving tangible commercial impact for some of the world’s leading technology companies including; Microsoft, Oracle, Deutsche Telekom, Cognizant and Dropbox. Strong commercial, strategic and communications skills with the ability to translate business objectives into marketing goals, strategies and operating plans – commercially astute...
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Jan Richards

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Head of Insights and Planning, Dublin Airport Authority
Jan is currently Head of Insights and Strategic Planning at Dublin Airport, responsible for Dublin Airport’s CX research programme. Previously, Jan was on the management team with MCCP Planning and Insights, where she worked in brand development and positioning, qualitative research and insight generation. Jan was MD of You&Me research and was Planning Director of...
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Josephine Weisflog

Product Manager, The British Museum
Part of the Museum’s Digital Team, Josephine is currently leading on the website project. The new British Museum website is an essential part of the organisation’s overall Digital Strategy, which aims at increasing the Museum’s reach, building a data-centric relationship with the audience, and developing new revenue streams. Prior to joining the British Museum, Josephine...
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Lisa Jamison

Senior Digital Content Manager, QueryClick
Lisa heads up the Digital Content team at Edinburgh-based search marketing agency, QueryClick, working with clients such as Tesco, Toys R Us and EE to implement integrated marketing strategies across content, inbound, social and PR. She is particularly passionate about digital content consultancy and training, and has upskilled in-house content teams at some of the...
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Marcio Delgado

Content Producer, Digital Consultant
Marcio Delgado – Content Producer and Digital Consultant – RdB Since 2012 London-based Marcio Delgado has coordinated and produced online and off-line content in countries as diverse as Russia, the Philippines, Canada, Portugal, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, United Kingdom and USA combining his experience as a Journalist with Customer Loyalty Development to create engaging...
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Margot Looman

Social Media Manager, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Margot Looman studied from 2008 until 2011 Communication at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. After her Bachelors she worked for 9straatjesonine.com for 2,5 years, a startup that unites the stores in the 9 little streets in Amsterdam via 1 online webshop. Her she worked on a affialate marketing strategy and optimized the webshop. After these...
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Matt Simmonds

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Creative Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group
Matt is a multimedia creative director with 13 years’ experience. He conceives and crafts stories for any screen or device, creating content which connects brands with people.   He’s currently the creative lead for video at The Telegraph where he oversees all commercial and branded video content as well as premium editorial content​. Previously he...
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Raphael de-Souza

Director Enterprise Sales, Searchmetrics
As the Enterprise Director, Raphael oversees our Enterprise Accounts engagements at Searchmetrics, a consummate bi-lingual (French-English) Digital Marketing Professional that has spent the most part of his career working within the Digital Marketing Technology Industry he is a keen advocate of Adoption and Acceptance across the board.
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Sanjay Sudra

Head of Digital Transformation, Merlin Entertainments

Steve Wind-Mozley

Director of Digital, Virgin Media Business
Steve is Director of Digital at Virgin Media Business where he helps UK businesses realise their full digital potential. Describing himself as a digital advocate, Steve loves using technology to solve business challenges and improve customer experiences. Pioneering projects include the launch of Marks & Spencer’s first eCommerce site and BBC Worldwide’s first transactional video-on-demand...
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Tim Malbon

Founder, Made by Many
Tim founded influential digital product design company Made by Many in 2007. He’s a leading voice in the emerging practice area of product design and innovation, customer experience and business strategy. He’s the UK Ambassador to The Webbys, and was named one of 50 Creative Leaders driving change in the industry and the world by...
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Victoria White

Commercial Content Director, Hearst Magazines UK
Victoria White is Commercial Content Director at Hearst Magazines UK and has been an editor for almost 20 years. She began her career as a writer at Inside Soap magazine before moving to Australia, aged 24, to launch a new TV magazine there. She then moved to LA where she became a Hollywood reporter for...
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