Head of Branded Content
News UK

"The digital branded content world is shifting at such a pace, with new innovations and creative thinking presenting themselves every single day. It's an incredibly exciting space and it goes without saying that these awards are a curation of the boldest and best work in this field. I'm looking forward to seeing entries that are embracing change - whether that be new tech, new platforms or just a completely different way of looking at something."

Jo Carrigan is Head of Branded Content at News UK, 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 branded content strategy. A First Women (media category) finalist, Jo draws on extensive content experience gained from a background in journalism, agency planning and commercial environments.

Judging panel

Abby Carvosso

Group Managing Director
Bauer Media Advertising

Andrew Canter

Chief Executive Officer / BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association)

Ben McKay

Managing Director
MEC Wavemaker UK

Brandon Keenen

Senior Digital Commercial Director

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director

Dale Lovell

UK MD & Chief Digital Officer

Daniel Lee

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Emma Samuel

Head of UK Marketing

Gareth Shaw


Helen Southgate

Managing Director

James Hayr

Head of Global Sales
EndemolShine UK

Jamie Toward

Managing Partner, Content

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Justin Taylor

Managing Director, UK

Lisa Gilbert

IBM UK & Ireland

Oliver Feldwick

‎Head of Digital Strategy
Chi & Partners

Rebecca Allen

Managing Director - UK & Europe

Ryan Uhl

Head of Marketing and Creative

Tom Curtis

Managing Partner, Head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising UK
MediaCom UK

Tom Jenen

Threepwood Ltd

Vince Medeiros

Co-Founder and Publisher
Huck and Little White Lies