director of creative partnerships

John Parker has 18 years experience working at a number of high profile agencies in PR, Sponsorship, Marketing and Creative.

John is Director of Creative Partnerships at CLICKON Media, a creative marketing and production partner who focus on creating authentic human focused stories for clients such as Red Bull, the US Navy, Special Olympics and Eurotunnel.

Having started in Glasgow working in sport sponsorship predominantly in football with Tennent’s Lager and Bell’s Whisky, John then moved to London and to Hill & Knowlton where he worked with adidas on their athlete activation and product launches and also with Carling on their rebranding of the Football League Cup.

John previously held the roles of Head of Sport and then Global Head of Creative at M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment where he specialised on creative brand activations in the UK, Europe and Global. Key clients included Reebok, Orange, Coca-Cola, Samsung and Heineken.

John also previously held the role of Head of PR for Sky Movies...he still misses the free screenings.

"I’m looking for content that helps me connect emotionally with the brand, that emotion could be joy, excitement, sadness, inspiration…as long as it connects with me and helps me understand better the viewpoint of the brand then I’m happy."

Judging panel

Anand Narayanan

head of digital brand marketing & communications
Panasonic UK & Ireland

Isabel Massey

global media director

Andrew Canter

global ceo

Neil Barrie


Sarah Leccacorvi

head of content

Andrew Canter

global ceo

matthew weiner

creative director

Amy Garrett

managing director
Beano Studios

Cecilia Dominici

digital strategy and content director
WE Communications

Toby Horry

brand and content director

Alicia Southgate

Head of Content

Elle Crossman

Trade Marketing Director
Evening Standard Ltd

Maharaj Varatharajah

strategy director
Wunderman Thompson Ltd

Jack Brough


Matt Bolton

co-founder and creative director
MOX London

Cathal Gillen

global marketing effectiveness manager
William Grant & Sons

Arif Durrani

Executive Editor
Bloomberg Media Studios

Pete Johnson

Group Communications and Marketing Director
Nomad Foods

Nelly Gocheva

global editorial director, t brand international
The New York Times

Francesca Ten

Head of Words
Here Design

Laura Street

social media, content and consumer PR

Christina Dasilva

global transformation and development director
Cedar Communications

Sille Opstrup

head of digital, connections and content
Pernod Ricard

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Jem Elliot

head of content
Babylon Health

Dylan Wyn Pugh

head of commercial
Red Bull

Christopher Wall

Head of content and creative

Claire Baker

Creative Director

Katy Woodrow Hill

strategy director

Ryan Reddick

creative director

Gary Twelvetree

Director of Marketing
Chelsea FC

Carmel Hayes

head of content and digital
Visit Britain

Rob Hydes

director of multimedia creative

Siobhan Mallen

content director
Amazon Fashion EU

Zoe Jones

Marketing & Insight Director

Stephen Mai

chief content officer
Boiler Room

Gemma Knox

managing director, northern europe
Virtue Worldwide at Vice

Coral Cranmer

Head of Planning

John Parker

director of creative partnerships

Matthew Kershaw

head of content
iris Worldwide

Gareth Rowe

Brands & Fans

Lisa Green

managing partner

Karl Newman

managing director content practice
Publicis Media

Ali Gray

branded content director
Hearst UK