head of content
iris Worldwide

Matthew heads up a team of multi-disciplinary content and social experts at Iris who plan, create, produce, and distribute content of extraordinary value to consumers and brands. Key clients include, adidas, Barclaycard, cinch, Formula E, Samsung, Starbucks and Suzuki. Matthew spent the first 10 years of his career working for content owners across music, TV, radio, print and digital, including the BBC, Channel 4, Kiss FM, Bauer, The Guardian, Ministry of Sound and MTV – where his team won a prestigious BAFTA award. Previous to Iris, he was Content Director and Partner at Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) for 8 years, where he worked on the Audi TV channel and created content programmes for brands such as Barclays, Waitrose, LG, Robinsons and Johnnie Walker.

Judging panel

Toby Horry

brand and content director

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

Laura Street

social media, content and consumer PR

Gareth Rowe

Brands & Fans

Lisa Green

managing partner

Karl Newman

managing director content practice
Publicis Media

Ali Gray

branded content director
Hearst UK