Group Managing Director
Bauer Media Advertising

Abby Carvosso is Group Managing Director of Bauer Advertising, part of Bauer Media, which is the UK’s biggest and most influential media brand network.  
 
Abby leads a commercial team of 200+ people.  Her remit is to provide Bauer’s commercial partners with compelling, creative, content-led advertising solutions across multiple brands and platforms, that deliver on their objectives.  
 
Abby has held a number of senior commercial, publishing and management roles at Bauer Media, including Head of Magazine & Digital Sales then MD of Lifestyle and Advertising and latterly Group Managing Director, London Lifestyle responsible for brands such as Empire, Heat, Grazia and Closer.
 
Her many and varied achievements include being launch Publisher of Grazia, the UK’s first weekly glossy.  Grazia changed the UK magazine market forever, attracting an upscale audience and premium fashion and beauty advertisers to the weekly magazine market for the first time.
 
More recently, Abby was instrumental in the launch of The Debrief, Bauer Media’s first digital-only brand, The Debrief delivers a distinct mix of tailored content that mirrors the behaviour of the constantly connected ABC1 20 something female, providing relevant content at the right time and through the right channels. The Debrief offers exceptional native advertising opportunities to its commercial partners and has been recognized with some high profile industry accolades, including: the PPA new talent awards, the British Media Award for Digital Product of the Year and the British Media award for Editorial Campaign of the Year.

Judging panel

CHAIR - Lisa Gilbert

CMO, IBM UK & IRELAND
IBM

Abby Carvosso

Group Managing Director
Bauer Media Advertising

Andrew Canter

Chief Content Officer / Global Living Brands
Chief Executive Officer / BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association)

Anne Shooter

Digital Content Consultant, Centre of Digital Excellence
Diageo

Arif Durrani

EMEA Commercial Editor
Bloomberg Media Studios

Ben Maher

Sales and Partnerships Director
JCDecaux

Ben McKay

Managing Director
Wavemaker UK

Benedict Winter

Creative Director
SapientRazorfish

Brandon Keenen

Senior Digital Commercial Director
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC)

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director
Initiative

Clare O’Brien

Consultant
Digital Media

Dale Lovell

UK MD & Chief Digital Officer
Adyoulike

Daniel Lee

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Emma Samuel

Head of UK Marketing
Dropbox

Gareth Shaw

GM EMEA
PulsePoint

Helen Southgate

Managing Director
Acceleration Partners

Imogen Fox

Executive editor, Guardian Labs
Guardian News & Media

James Hayr

Head of Global Sales
EndemolShine UK

Jamie Toward

Managing Partner, Content
Karamarama

Jane McFadzean

SVP International
CBS EcoMedia

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Justin Taylor

Managing Director, UK
Teads

Katie Ingram

Trade Marketing and Insight Director
ESI Media

Mark Stephens

Head of Content Marketing
The Foundry, Time Inc.

Nic McCarthy

Chief Creative Officer
Seven

Oliver Feldwick

Head of Digital Strategy and Partner
CHI London

Rebecca Allen

Independent Consultant
self employed

Rhian Mason

Native & Content Strategy Director
IPG MediaBrands

Ryan Uhl

Head of Marketing and Creative
Mail Advertising

Scott Braut

Head of Content
Adobe

Sonia Bouadma

Director, Client Services
Greenlight

Tom Curtis

Managing Partner, Head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising UK
MediaCom UK

Tom Jenen

Director
Threepwood Ltd

Toni Ambler

Brand Strategy Director
Contiki Holidays

Tristan Taylor

Head of Branded Content
Condé Nast Britain

Vince Medeiros

Co-Founder and Publisher
Huck and Little White Lies

Zoë Collins

Chief Content Officer
Jamie Oliver Media Group