Gareth is a marketer with more than 20 years experience, gained in both advertising agencies and client side, working with some of the UK’s favourite brands.
Gareth is the founder of Brands & Fans. A business determined to rewrite the playbook on how to solve strategic and creative problems for brands that demand fast and effective ways to reach their audience.
Previously Gareth spent 5yrs at Samsung Electronics UK as Head of Brand Advocacy. He launched several phones and tablets and created a number of ‘firsts’ for Samsung in experiential and content partnerships, with brands and artists as diverse as AEG, Tough Mudder, Love Island, Vice, Royal Blood, Charli XCX and UNILAD. He also championed new approaches to creating in store experiences and content for consumers and staff.
A confirmed MAMIL, Ducatista, lifelong surfer and skier. Gareth lives in Ascot with his wife and two children.
“It’s fantastic to be part of the judging panel again in 2019. Content creation and distribution continues to be one of the most exciting, challenging and potentially controversial areas in today’s culture, so it’s brilliant to be part of the debate around what ‘great’ looks like.”