CEO
immediate future

Katy pioneered social media marketing, launching her social media agency, immediate future, 15 years ago, just as Facebook made its way onto university campus. 

Often called in as the UK expert on social by TV, Radio and the press, she appears regularly on BBC news, Victoria Derbyshire, and Reuters, as well in The Telegraph, FT and Guardian. She’s considered the 4th most influential social media marketing expert, named one of the 25 women who have made an outstanding contribution to digital by the Drum, and was honoured to be amongst the Top 100 Asian tech entrepreneurs in the UK. 

She speaks at conferences, runs masterclasses, and guest lectures at two universities. She’s co-authored 3 books on social and is a regular contributor to the press. 

Her expertise lies in helping brands deliver significant impact by breaking the social boring: using social data to springboard creative that delivers growth to business. Her agency works with brands including; lastminute.com, Princess Cruises, Selfridges, Mission Foods, Google, Diageo, JD Williams, Fujitsu, Sony Music, and many more. They win industry awards every year for their smarts and innovation in social media. 

Judging panel

Laura Hopes

Global Social Media Lead
Jaguar Land Rover

David Parkinson

CEO & Co-Founder
Brave & Heart

James Kirkham

Chief Business Officer
Defected Records

Neil Harrison

Head of Media
Royal Mail

Will Harvey

digital innovation manager, GB & IOI
Diageo

Lisa Hale

Head of Social Media
Specsavers

Kineta Kelsall

Global Social Media Training Director
Jellyfish

Ellen Stewart

Social Content Lead
Condé Nast

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Sinead Gray

Joint Managing Director
Kindred

Jenny Sprackling

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Ordnance Survey

Christina Ahmed

Paid Media Performance Director
Greenlight Digital

Rachel Clay

Head of Social Media & Influencer Marketing
Matter Of Form

David Wilding Chair of the judges

Director of Planning
Twitter UK

Ishbel Macleod

Marketing Manager
We Are Hydrogen

Matt Navarra

Social Media Consultant
Matt Navarra Media Ltd