director of planning
Chair of the judges
Twitter UK

As Director of Planning at Twitter UK, David spends his time helping brands, users and organisations to get the most out of the most exciting, weird and wonderful communications tool in the world. 
Before joining Twitter David worked in media planning. He was head of planning at PHD for five years, working predominantly on Sainsbury’s, Mondelez and Warner Bros for whom he helped create the The Lego Movie Ad Break and prior to that spent eight years at Mindshare, working predominantly on Nike & ITV. He started his career at Zenith Media in an era his kids describe as "the 19 somethings". 

He is co-chair of the Advertising Association's Media Business Course and an external governor of the University of Portsmouth and he spends an inordinate amount of time both on Twitter and on South Western Railways. He enjoys one of these much more than the other one. 

Judging panel

Smith Leong

social media trainer
National Trades Union Congress

Wenen Tang

social communications lead, APAC
Google

Alexis Nelson

social media manager
BARK

David Wilding

director of planning
Twitter UK

Joseph Pek

head of social media
IFLIX

Elfried Samba

head of social content
Gymshark

Will Harvey

Global digital innovation manager, GB & IOI
Diageo

Lisa Hale

head of social media
Specsavers

Yuval Ben-Itzhak

chief executive officer
Socialbakers

Makeda Smith

chief executive officer
Savvy Chicks in Real Estate

Kineta Kelsall

global social media training director
Jellyfish

Ellen Stewart

social content lead
Condé Nast

Steven Moy

global chief executive officer
Barbarian

Katy Howell

chief executive officer
immediate future

Tim Armoo

chief executive officer
Fanbytes

Sinead Gray

joint managing director
Kindred

Beth Carroll

head of social
iris Worldwide

Jenny Sprackling

senior digital marketing manager
Ordnance Survey

Kristin Maverick

vice president, social & influencer marketing
360i

Christina Ahmed

paid media performance director
Greenlight Digital

Shawn Tan

head of search & social
M&C Saatchi Performance

Rachel Clay

head of social media & influencer marketing
 

James Whatley

strategy partner
Digitas UK

James Gregson

director, head of social studio
LEGO Group

Ishbel Macleod

marketing manager
We Are Hydrogen

Jinal Shah

vice president of marketing
Feather

Matt Navarra

social media consultant
Matt Navarra Media Ltd

Laura Hopes

global social media lead
Jaguar Land Rover

Jack Koch

global head of marketing sciences
Reddit

David PARKINSON

chief executive officer & co-founder
Brave & Heart

Gianluca Toccafondi

global integrated media manager
IKEA Group

James Kirkham

chief business officer
Defected Records

Victoria Taylor

senior editor, community
Linkedin News

Neil Harrison

head of media
Royal Mail

Chaseedaw Giles

social media editor
Kaiser Health News