Digital & Social Business Strategist and Author
The Power of Visual Storytelling and The Laws of Brand Storytelling

"In a time where change is the only constant in our industry, content has an inspiring ability to continually reinvent itself. It is an honour to be a judge in The Drum's Content Awards and celebrate the content innovators who dazzle and disrupt the industry."

Jessica Gioglio is a recognized digital and social business strategist and the co-author of, The Power of Visual Storytellingand The Laws of Brand Storytelling.”

Jessica has spent over a decade leading transformative marketing, public relations and social media programs for best-in-class companies including Dunkin’ Donuts, TripAdvisor, State Street, Comcast, Sprinklr, and more.

From advising leading companies on social media and digital business transformation, to leading an award-winning public relations and social media program for Dunkin’ Donuts, or delivering disruptive communications programs for TripAdvisor, Jessica thrives on delivering customer-centric innovation and growth acceleration.

A recognized thought leader and sought after speaker, Jessica was named one of the top marketing leaders to follow by LinkedIn, HubSpot, TopRank Online Marketing, the UK’s We Are The City, and more. Jessica’s thought leadership and industry commentary has been featured in USA Today, CNBC, PR Week, ComputerWorld, Chief Marketer, and more.

Based in London, Jessica holds a bachelor of science in marketing from Bentley University, with a minor in public relations. In her spare time, Jessica explores the world and writes about her adventures in her lifestyle blog, The SavvyBostonian. You can also find her on Twitter @savvybostonian and on her website,

Judging panel

David Abraham

Wonderhood Studios

Fernando Machado

Burger King

Dan Scott-Croxford

Managing Partner
Stink Studios

Tamara Howe

Chief Content Officer, EMEA
VICE Media

Rachna Dhall

Creative Director
Iris Amsterdam

Jane McNeill


Mark Stephens

Executive Producer, Storytelling
Lloyds Banking Group

Jack Dyson

Global Head of Content Strategy
SAP Customer Experience

Rebecca Allen

Global Head of Branded Content
The Drum

Jason Miller

Global Content Marketing Leader

Charlie Edelman

Director, Story Studio
ESI Media

Arif Durrani

Executive Editor
Bloomberg Media Studios

Nikki grass

Group Marketing Director
Endemol Shine

Simon Richings

Executive Creative Director

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Zoe Jones

marketing & insight director

Hannah Smith

Editorial and Campaigns Lead

Jessica Gioglio

Digital & Social Business Strategist and Author
The Power of Visual Storytelling and The Laws of Brand Storytelling

Philippa Atkinson

Senior Brand Manager

Bjoern Asmussen

Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Oxford Brookes University

Gregor Young

General Manager of Digital Brand, Content and Social
BT Group

Patrícia Weiss

Branded Content Marketing Association – BCMA South America

Kevin Gibbons

CEO / co-founder

Andrew Canter

global ceo

Rupert Maconick

Executive Producer
Saville Productions

Lee Beattie

Co-Founder and Director

Claire Heys

Director, Content & Partnerships

Lars Silberbauer

Global Director of Social Media & Search
LEGO Group

Verity Messett

Head of Content

Imogen Fox

Executive editor, Guardian Labs
Guardian News & Media

Luke Southern

Managing Director

Alex Hunter

Content Strategy Manager

John Watton

Senior Director, Enterprise Marketing

Gareth Rowe

Head of brand Advocacy. Mobile and Home.
Samsung Electronics UK

Katie Ingram

Trade Marketing and Insight Director
ESI Media

Justin Kirby

The Definitive Guide to Strategic Content Marketing

Samantha Glynne

Vice President, Branded Entertainment

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director

Tasnim Bhuiyan

Head of Social Content