co-founder
Ultrasupernew

Dutch born Marc graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in Media Law. He then went around the world working in Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco. He was offered a position in Tokyo, where as part of his contract he needed to attend an 18-month course in Japanese language, culture, politics and economics. An absolute must, Marc says, in order to succeed in Japan.

In 2007 Marc took the brave decision to set up UltraSuperNew in Tokyo with the maverick approach of servicing clients with digital strategy, creative and production all under one roof - an ultra super new way of doing things in Tokyo at the time.  The Singapore agency was subsequently opened in 2012 and most recently in Taiwan in 2019. The agency has grown from strength to strength with an international team of over 60 people working on campaigns for Red Bull, Unilever, Heineken, MINI, Pernod Ricard, Skyn condoms, ASICS, Adobe, EA-sports, PUMA, PayPal and Tabasco.

Marc is addicted to snowboarding in the Japanese Alps and is where he spends most of his weekends.

Why I am judging the awards... "Lockdown has made it clear again: content is king. The art of storytelling is why we love what we do and great branded content should convince marketeers to stop their stupid tunnel-focus on data and tech."

Judging panel

Neil Nagraj

director of content, core experience
TripAdvisor

Grace MacDonald

marketing manager, content & social
LinkedIn

Meg Moss

strategic business development, content
Adobe

Flo Lau

creative director
Shutterstock

Rebecca Rumble

creative director, content studio
Squarespace

Laura Caraccioli-Davis

senior vice president, head of strategic creative partnerships
Fox Broadcasting Company

Andrew Saunders

global head of entertainment & culture, XCM
Amazon

Omar Gepiga

head of content marketing
HOOQ

George Hammer

chief content officer
IBM

Jessica Myers

brand and marketing director
Metro Bank

Marc Wesseling

co-founder
Ultrasupernew

Forrest Bryant

creative director
Evernote

Vikesh Amey Bhatt

creative director
Wildfire

Sille Opstrup

head of digital, connections and content
Pernod Ricard

Maya Bogle

co-founder
Talenthouse

Arjoon Bose Chair of the judges

head of culture and brand experience, Europe-Australasia
General Mills

Mark Boyd

co-founder
Gravity Road

Kate Slater

director of digital engagement, global corporate digital channels
Unilever

Paps Shaikh

commercial director
Nextdoor

Raymond Murphy

head of content
MADE.COM

Nate Nichols

founder & creative director
Palette Group

Ete Davies

chief executive officer (creative)
ENGINE

Neil Boorman

head of creative lab Europe
TikTok

Lucy Ferguson

head of content
Google

Anna Downes

co-founder & chief executive officer
Video Sherpa

Becky McKinlay

head of marketing communications, client solutions
The Economist Group

Grace Kok

head of content marketing, Lark
ByteDance

Robert Ratcliff

head of content
Barclays Corporate Banking

Alex Latham

chief marketing officer
Chip