The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.
OLGA ANDRIENKO | HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETING | SEMrushTogether with her team she has built one of the strongest international communities in the online marketing industry. Olga has expanded SEMrush brand visibility worldwide, bringing >90% YoY average revenue growth from top 10 new markets and growing SEMrush presence in the main markets such as USA, Europe and Australia. Olga is a sought-after speaker at leading marketing conferences such as SMX, Pubcon and BrightonSEO.
Michael Ashworth | Co-Founder & Managing Director | NublueMichael founded Nublue in 2005 with his brother Tom to create and host exceptional ecommerce websites. Today he leads a team of 45, focussing on running a business which people enjoy doing business with. Michael is an expert in Magento, Shopware, Shopify and ecommerce strategy, brand promotion and management. His strengths lie in facilitating growth and delivering big impact ecommerce platforms for ambitious brands. Out of work, Michael’s keen on snowboarding, sailing and scuba diving to avoid getting square eyes.
Neil Callaghan | Director of Business Development | Beehive Research LimitedNeil is Business Development Director at Beehive Research and has worked in the research industry for 30 years. During that time, he has worked across CX, VoC, CEM, Employee Engagement, continuous EPoS data solutions, SaaS and Mystery Shopping. He has worked with many client companies helping to hone their requirements and develop solutions with them to meet their needs by designing practical programmes, collecting rich feedback and delivering actionable insight into their businesses. Neil now works with Beehive who provide truly bespoke and customised research solutions that enable their clients to engage with customers, prospects, stakeholders or employees. Beehive help global businesses understand the customer experience and drivers of customer satisfaction and listen to the 'voice of the customer' to understand and serve their customers better. Neil is a strong advocate of new technologies in research and helping clients achieve customer centricity.
Russ Carroll | Senior Commercial Director | KlarnaRuss has been with Klarna for 3 and a half years as is a key member of the management team behind Klarna's meteoric UK growth. Focussed primarily on partnerships with some of the world's leading e-commerce brands. Prior to that Russ held senior commercial positions at Rakuten, eBay and Experian and started his professional career in the Ad Agency world.
Dave Chaffey | Co-founder and content Director | Smart InsightsDr Dave Chaffey is co-founder and content director of marketing and e-commerce learning platform Smart Insights. Dave is author of 5 bestselling books on Ecommerce including Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice and Digital Business and E-commerce Management. He has been recognised as one of 50 marketing ‘gurus’ worldwide who have shaped the future of Marketing by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
His podcast is What's New's in Marketing.