WARC Media Awards – 2020 Partnerships & Sponsorships Judges
Chair of Judges
Nick Ashley – Head of Media & Campaign Planning, Tesco
Nick has worked at Tesco for the last two years, and is responsible for managing the retailer’s media investment across all paid and owned channels. During this time, he has led an internal and external agency team that won the Grand Prix in the Cannes Media Lions in 2018 and the Thinkbox Grand Prix for TV planning in 2019 for Tesco’s Food Love Stories campaign. Previously, Nick was Chief Client Officer at Mindshare, working with several clients such as Nike, Facebook, ITV, Argos and Dyson.
Danish Chan – Co-Founder & Strategy Director, untangld
Danish has worked on iconic brands including Virgin Atlantic, Coca-Cola, and Volvo. In his previous life, he headed up strategy departments at agencies such as McCann Melbourne, Grey Australia and CHE Proximity, helping to make modern, connected strategy integral to world-class effective work. Now he’s at untangld, a pragmatic brand and communication consultancy working out of Australia and the US.
Trevor Johnson – Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions for Europe, TikTok
Trevor leads a function that consists of Creative Lab, B2B Marketing and Comms, Brand Strategy and Creator Monetisation. He joined TikTok from Facebook / Instagram, where he held a number of senior global strategic and partnership roles; his last role was Director of Instagram, EMEA. Trevor plays an active role in championing diversity and inclusion within the advertising industry.
Darius Karbassioun – Managing Director, Electric Glue
After starting his career at Mindshare, Darius joined BBH London with an ambition to bring channel thinking into the creative process. After ten years working at BBH London and Shanghai, Darius joined Electric Glue aiming to help build a different kind of agency: one that unites media and creative by collaborating with like-minded agencies and forging long-term partnerships with media owners.
Christopher Kenna – Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Brand Advance
Brand Advance is a startup connecting brands with diverse audiences globally, through insights, media and creative that more authentically engages these communities. Chris is also the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at OUTvertising, the Advertising Industry Lobbying Group and as a mixed race, out gay father, is a strong advocate for diversity and representation within the media and advertising industry.
Jyoti Kumar Bansal – Chief Executive Officer, PHD India
Jyoti is a growth-hacker and irreverent challenger. Living by the motto of “what would you do if you were not afraid’’, she led PHD to become the most strategic creative media agency in India, notching up a tally of seven Lions (including three Golds and one Glass) in six years, a Gold at Campaign Agency of the Year, a WARC top agency ranking and more.
Audrey Low – Managing Director, L'Équipe L'Oréal China, Mindshare Shanghai
Audrey leads a team of 120 strategic planners and digital, data and e-commerce specialists. She joined Mindshare Malaysia in 1999, working on Nestlé brands such as Milo and Maggi. 2015 saw Audrey join Mindshare Shanghai to work as General Manager on L'Oréal’s Consumer Product Division. In 2018, Audrey’s portfolio increased as she took over leading the full L'Oréal account.
Jack Murphy – Senior Planner, Boys + Girls
Jack works across accounts such as Three and Energia. He recently spent seven years at DDB in his native New Zealand, where he worked on brands including Westpac, BMW, MINI, McDonald's, Steinlager and Sky TV. His work has been awarded several Effies including Most Effective Client of the Year for Netsafe in New Zealand.
Gareth Price – Global Brand Strategist, Facebook
Gareth is a brand strategist at Facebook, supporting their largest global accounts with strategy and thought leadership. He was previously a planning director at JWT London/Wunderman Thompson, where he won the IPA President’s Prize and WPP Atticus Award in Advertising. He also wrote a chapter of the popular marketing book, ‘Eat Your Greens’, on the principles of brand-building.
Tim Pritchard – Executive Director, Joint Head, Create
Tim co-leads CREATE, which encompasses Manning Gottlieb OMD's social, experiential, partnership and content services. Tim started his agency career at MG OMD as a graduate in 2006, moving into social media in 2009. He left in 2011 for a three-year stint at T-Mobile/Orange and launched the EE brand. He rejoined MG OMD in 2013 and has overseen several award-winning campaigns.
Maren Seitz – Senior Director, Head of Media, Kantar Germany
Maren has 15 years of experience in research-based consulting, having worked for strategy boutiques as well as leading global research companies. Her expertise lies in media effectiveness and touchpoint strategy. At Kantar, Maren led a global team of touchpoint experts before heading up Media Effectiveness at Kantar Germany. She regularly publishes thought-leadership pieces and speaks at events, often on sponsorship effectiveness.
Terri Squibb – Client Partner, Jump (Havas)
At JUMP, Havas Media Group’s content and partnerships hub, Terri leads a team delivering content experiences through data-driven, human-inspired storytelling, and distribution via partnerships, social content and influencer activations. Terri works across clients including O2, Domino’s, Dreams, TripAdvisor and Kia. She has developed and overseen several award-winning partnerships for brands such as PlayStation, John Lewis, Marriott and Lloyds Bank.
Yan Wang – Group Communications Strategy Director, Droga5
Yan has worked on influential pieces of business such as Chase, Under Armour, Facebook, and Equinox. Prior to joining Droga5, Yan worked in media planning and buying at ZenithOptimedia and MullenLowe MediaHub. She earned her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and currently resides in New York City.