I am honoured to sit amongst distinguished industry leaders in this year’s judging panel for The Drum Content Awards. We’ve always felt that The Drum has a deep understanding of the key role that content plays within our industry as brands increasingly look to engage with their audiences in a more valued and strategic way. We’re excited to be a part of these awards that recognise those brands that are creating meaningful stories for consumers in the right environment at the right time.

Gareth Shaw is GM, EMEA for PulsePoint, where he heads up PulsePoint’s EU business. He is specifically responsible for managing the supply and demand sides of the business across PulsePoint’s Programmatic Exchange, Content Distribution and Programmatic Health platforms to help brands better reach and engage with their audiences. Before joining PulsePoint, Shaw helped reinvigorate Yahoo!’s direct response business, where he managed key client accounts to maximise revenue and position the company as a key supply partner. Prior to that, he was the commercial lead for Experian Digital Advertising Services, responsible for publisher relationships and helping the business unit grow its inventory sales.

Judging panel

Abby Carvosso

Group Managing Director
Bauer Media Advertising

Andrew Canter

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

Ben Maher

Sales and Partnerships Director

Ben McKay

Managing Director
MEC Wavemaker UK

Benedict Winter

Creative Director

Brandon Keenen

Senior Digital Commercial Director
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC)

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

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

Lisa Gilbert


Mark Stephens

Head of Content Marketing
The Foundry, Time Inc.

Oliver Feldwick

Head of Digital Strategy and Partner
CHI London

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

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