Trade Marketing and Insight Director
ESI Media

"Being challenged by brands to find new and exciting ways to tell their stories has always been a bit of my job that I have relished. Being surprised and excited by the way a brand is choosing to talk to me still excites me, especially when I am Katie the consumer not Katie the marketing person. 

An opportunity to see the best ideas executed in the most brilliant of ways is one that I will thoroughly enjoy. I will be keeping my eye out for campaigns that don’t get lost in their own execution and made a real difference to their clients fortunes."

Katie is Marketing and Insight Director at ESI Media, representing the London Evening Standard and The Independent brands.  As the ESI portfolio of brands continues to grow in audience size and influence alongside growing expertise in custom content and events, her role is to bring the commercial offering to life for media partners. 

With extensive experience in strategic sales and marketing in a career spanning TV, Out of Home and most recently Print and Digital, Katie has always embraced the creativity and innovation that brands can utilise to tell their stories. 

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