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

Aaron Goldring

Executive Creative Director
Partners Andrews Aldridge and Engine

Chris Hamilton

Head of Digital
10 Downing Street and Cabinet Office Communications

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

Jai Kotecha

Managing Partner & Global WPP Lead

Amy McCulloch

Managing Director

Sabrina Rodriguez

Global Head of Social Media & Content
Dentsu Aegis Network

Pete Grenfell

Managing Director

Trak Ellis-Hill

Executive Creative Director

Akhil Suchak


Lucy Amos

head of social media (UK)

Ben Ayers

Head of Digital Brand Marketing and PR

Samantha Gray

Head of Social Media

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

Cecilia Dominici

Head of Social Media, News and Content
Cancer Research UK

Claire Twohill

director, social and innovation

Natalie Hughes

The Fashion Digital