founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

SEEN Connects is an innovative, global influencer and social marketing agency, which was founded by Sedge Beswick (previously of Red Bull, Three UK and ASOS) in 2016.

Connects is focused on empowering businesses to harness their social media presence to create meaningful consumer connections, in partnership with an unrivalled community of highly engaged influencers. Through strategic and investigative methods, including a unique archetype approach, Connects supports a multitude of diverse brands through strategy, always-on and campaign basis’. 2017 also saw Connects launch their debut book, titled ‘Make Instagram Your Business.’ 

Just some of the brands currently among Connects’ ever-growing client list are: Jack Daniel’s, Nike, Jo Malone London, and Shop Direct Group.

Judging panel

Thiago Correa

head of programmatic media
Zenith

David PARKINSON

co-founder and MD
Brave & Heart

Marc Sharp

head of paid social
Jellyfish

Joe Goulcher

head of content
PGOne

Jon Biggs

executive creative director
MediaMonks

Chris Kelly

head of digital marketing
Foxtons

Bogdana Butnar

experience strategy lead
Karamarama

Kinda Jackson

managing director, digital
Brands2life

Deborah King

head of paid social
Essence

Matthew Payne

Creative Technology Director
Tribal Worldwide London

Rebecca Holmes

director of social media
Splendid Communications

Saskia Jones

Data Strategy Director
BBH London

Ellen Stewart

content director
PinkNews

Angus MacKinnon

group creative director
Publicis Poke

Sophie Mindell

director of digital and social media
Fifty Digital

Joshua Connell

head of content
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Ltd

Justine Bower

director of communications - consumer & social
UKTV

Carl Juresic

Senior Strategist
Leo Burnett

Kat Harding

social director
Havas London & Cake

Tom Reding

Director of Media
BrewDog

Marc Sharp

head of paid social
Jellyfish

Jorge Machado

director of innovation
VMLY&R

Daniel Hernandez

head of resolution media
Manning Gottlieb OMD

steve hatch

vice president for northern europe
Facebook

Tom Punch

global president, chief creative officer
Spring Studios

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Camilla Craven

director of PR & advocacy
Charlotte Tilbury

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Sally Rushton

director of engagement
Jaywing

Claire Twohill

director, social and innovation
FleishmanHillard

Will Harvey

digital innovation manager, GB & IOI
Diageo

Lucy Amos

head of social media (UK)
Disney

Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Iva Dixit

audience editor
The New York Times Magazine