Executive Creative Director
Partners Andrews Aldridge and Engine

Aaron has been creating world-class digital experiences since 2001.

He joined Partners Andrews Aldridge as Executive Creative Director from OgilvyOne London, where he was Creative Director and Joint Head of Experience Design. During his time there, Aaron worked across global and local accounts including British Airways, EY, Unilever, Dove, Nestlé, Ikea, IBM and Philips.

Having arrived in the UK over 3 years ago, Aaron was previously Digital Creative Director at DDB Group New Zealand. In 2012, they were awarded both the Australian and New Zealand Digital Agency of the Year by Campaign Asia-Pacific.

Aaron has led multi-discipline digital teams to successfully launch numerous online and mobile experiences for some of New Zealand’s largest brands: Air New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, Yellow, The Warehouse, Fonterra, Cadbury, FlyBuys, Hutchwilco and TVNZ (which won the top award for best sport website at the Qantas Media Awards).

His work has been featured in virtually every major award show including 16 Cannes Lions; a Yellow Pencil, 3 Nominations and 2 In Books at D&AD; a Pencil and 2 Merits at One Show; 2 Webbys, 2 Nominations and 6 Honorees at the Webbys, as well as numerous other awards at AWARD, Spikes Asia and Creative Circle.

When he isn’t working in advertising, Aaron spends his time searching the Internet for ALF merchandise and convincing his wife that she doesn’t need a puppy.

Judging panel

Sabrina Rodriguez

Global Head of Social Media & Content
Dentsu Aegis Network

Amy McCulloch

Managing Director
eight&four

Pete Grenfell

Managing Director
VCCP Kin

Trak Ellis-Hill

Executive Creative Director
MoFilm

Akhil Suchak

Consultant
N/A

Lucy Amos

Head of Social Media (UK)
Disney

Aaron Goldring

Executive Creative Director
Partners Andrews Aldridge and Engine

Chris Hamilton

Head of Digital
10 Downing Street and Cabinet Office Communications

Greg Allum

Global Head of Social
Jellyfish

Alison Traboulsi

Social Media Editor
Direct Line Group

Paul Hood

Digital Marketing Director
The Sun

Athar Abidi

Head of Social
The British Heart Foundation

Sedge Beswick

Founder & Managing Director
SEEN Connects

Jerry Daykin

Head of Global Media Partnerships
Diageo

Jai Kotecha

Managing Partner & Global WPP Lead
Ogilvy

Ben Ayers

Head of Digital Brand Marketing and PR
TalkTalk

Samantha Gray

Head of Social Media
Barclays

Laura Lesser

Social Media Lead
O2 UK Telefonica UK Limited

Angela Bertram

Head of Social Media and Content
Dixons Carphone

Jason Townsend

Deputy Social Media Manager
NASA

Cecilia Dominici

Head of Social Media, News and Content
Cancer Research UK

Greg Allum

Global Head of Social Media
Jellyfish

Claire Twohill

Director, Social and Innovation
FleishmanHillard

Natalie Hughes

Founder
The Fashion Digital