Creative Director

"Give me something to smile about."

Ben Winter is a Creative Director. After completing a Fine Art degree in South Africa, he worked for TBWA, FCB and Tequila as an integrated Art Director before immigrating to the UK to join Tequila London. He was invited by the managing partners to be part of a brand start-up agency, 23red, where he then worked as a senior creative for 6 years. In 2007, Ben was hired as the Creative Director and Managing Partner of boutique digital agency Target Online, before becoming the Digital Creative Director for Digital and Direct (DAD) in 2009. 

Ben built the digital creative department at DAD from the ground up and was instrumental in winning some of the biggest digital accounts in the industry, whilst overseeing 20 digital creatives to deliver digital solutions for Sky, Lucozade, GSK, Vodafone, LG, Natwest, BA, Barcalys, Harley-Davidson, Siemens, HTC, Callaway and Thomas Cook. 

In 2011 DAD was acquired by SapientRazorfish (previously SapientNitro) and Ben was charged with driving the growth and creative management of the company’s social studio and leading campaigns across print, TV and digital for brands like Sky TV, British Airways and Harley-Davidson. Ben’s focus is still in all things digital and social, working across brand and sales marketing to deliver a broad range of integrated creative ideas, digitally focused platforms and social experiences which create real impact. 

Ben is a guest lecturer at The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and The University of Arts London. He is also a mentor at the School of Communication Arts 2.0. 
His work on Harley-Davidson’s Greatest Rides recently won ‘Best in Show’, along with a number of other accolades, at the OMMA Awards, as well as prizes at The Drum Content Awards and Digital Impact Awards 2016.

Judging panel

CHAIR - Lisa Gilbert


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

Arif Durrani

EMEA Commercial Editor
Bloomberg Media Studios

Ben Maher

Sales and Partnerships Director

Ben McKay

Managing Director
Wavemaker UK

Benedict Winter

Creative Director

Brandon Keenen

Senior Digital Commercial Director
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC)

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director

Clare O’Brien

Digital Media

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
Acceleration Partners

Imogen Fox

Executive editor, Guardian Labs
Guardian News & Media

James Hayr

Head of Global Sales
EndemolShine UK

Jamie Toward

Managing Partner, Content

Jane McFadzean

SVP International
CBS EcoMedia

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Justin Taylor

Managing Director, UK

Katie Ingram

Trade Marketing and Insight Director
ESI Media

Mark Stephens

Head of Content Marketing
The Foundry, Time Inc.

Nic McCarthy

Chief Creative Officer

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

Sonia Bouadma

Director, Client Services

Tom Curtis

Managing Partner, Head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising UK
MediaCom UK

Tom Jenen

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