The judging panel for the Corporate Content Awards is made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house and agency roles. If you would like to judge this programme, please send a bio for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you can see who represents the 2020 Corporate Content Awards panel.
Senior Communications Professional
Emma Banks is a communications professional and has held senior roles for financial services businesses including Direct Line, LV= and RBS. She started her career in the early 90s and worked agency side for around 10 years before moving in-house. Her experience includes media relations, internal communications, public affairs, CSR and customer engagement. She is a specialist in building financial services brands and running campaigning activity to build customer and industry advocacy.
Director of Communications and Engagement
David’s current remit spans employee, employer and member communications, events, PR, marketing and public affairs. He also manages employer stakeholder management and internal and external training. He has won multiple awards for his creative approach to employee and customer engagement. Prior to joining MyCSP, David worked in a similar role within the housing management and regeneration sector in London. Before that, he delivered award-winning corporate communications for online retailer Shop Direct Group, working on well-known brands such as Littlewoods and Very.co.uk. In that role he managed the communications of the merger of Littlewoods Home Shopping and Great Universal and the sale of both the Littlewoods stores and the Index retail store businesses.
Colleague Communications Channels and Content Lead
Den has been instrumental in driving employee involvement and advocacy at various big brands, specialising in digital transformation and brand immersion. He believes the gold standard communication channel is face-to-face, and that digital channels should support and encourage real life conversations, not diminish them.
Having led award-winning teams through change programmes, Den joined British Airways in 2018. His broad remit includes helping leaders embrace the direct link between employee engagement, customer satisfaction and operational performance, as well as rebuilding the airline’s digital workplace from the ground up. During its 101st year, 2020 will see the introduction of the first of many seamless colleague-facing virtual assistants take centre stage in BA’s colleague experience.
Senior Digital Communications and Content Manager
Karan is a senior digital marketing and communications leader with experience of managing corporate and consumer digital, content and social media channels. He is responsible for Ageas’s online reputation, spanning everything from brand awareness campaigns and SEO to online reviews.
Story coach and executive producer
Story Coach London
Ann’s TV shows attracted millions of viewers for the BBC and Channel 4, and included the ground breaking Changing Rooms and the notorious You Are What You Eat. In 2011 Ann set up Storycoach to pursue a new mission; unlocking the natural storytelling skills of leaders, innovators and experts, so they can grab the attention of their audiences and inspire a response.
Ann’s clients are extremely varied but a few examples would be, LOROL (public infrastructure), Draper London (luxury linen), Molson Coors (beer), Speechstorm (digital start up), Exeter University, and Quarto Publishing
Senior Digital Communications Manager
Church of England
Amaris Cole is the senior digital communication manager at the Church of England, working in the award-winning digital team. She is responsible for implementing digital evangelism, discipleship and communication strategies for the Church of England and its institutions, through national campaigns and the church-finder website AChurchNearYou.com. Amaris also leads the national digital training for churches on social media and websites, helping them use their digital presence strategically.
Storyteller/Founder at AMASOUND Production
Marie has more than 10 years experience in the City in Investment Banking and Asset Management (Natixis, J.P. Morgan, AXA). In 2014 she became Chief Storyteller at Architas (Multi-Manager of AXA Group) where she specialised on turning complex messages into simple stories for the AXA clients in Europe (UK, Germany, France,…). She launched a newsletter translated into 6 languages and introduced audio podcasts. She was as well broadcaster at French Radio London where she hosted a weekly show on music for 3 years.
Marie, has now launched her own company in London and Paris specialised in Storytelling, Podcasting and Coaching.
Head of Museum, Gallery and Archives
For the last 20 years Louise has been delivering world-class visitor experiences for museums, galleries and heritage attractions. Currently Head of Museum, Gallery and Archives for London Borough of Waltham Forest, running the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and developing a new contemporary arts space. Prior to this she was Head of Visitor Experience (London & SE) at the National Trust. Louise has held senior positions at the Natural History Museum delivering the Museum’s public programme across exhibitions, digital and programing whilst undertaking extensive international consultancy work, which has seen her contribute to a range of cultural heritage developments across the globe.
Steve is the founder of Moving Image, the hub for insights into brand video and corporate film. He has 30+ years' experience in film and video as an agency head, producer and in-house comms director.
He was CEO of two of the UK's top 10 corporate production companies - World Television and Cheerful Twentyfirst - as well as industry association EVCOM. He founded Reuters Corporate Television, produced documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC, and was comms director at Yes Television. He started out as a film editor on features, commercials and music videos.
He believes we live in a golden age for video.
Content editor (freelance)
Ian is a freelance content professional, currently working for media including City A.M. He is a former UK director for the pan-European media network Euractiv (2011-2018), editor of Public Affairs News (2007-2011) and news editor of PR Week (2000-2007). He was shortlisted for ‘Editor of the Year’ at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards in 2010. He began his career in Bulgaria at English-language weekly the Sofia Echo. Ian has an MA in Urban and Regional Change in Europe and a BA in Economics, both from Durham University.
Lawrence is Communications Director at Cazoo, a business transforming the way people buy used cars. Prior to this Lawrence was Director of Communications at FTSE 250 ZPG Plc (Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money.co.uk) for 10 years and was responsible for Group corporate affairs and PR, content and social. He played a key role in a business that went from start-up to listing on the LSE in 2014 for £1bn. In 2018 ZPG Plc was sold for £2.2bn. He also spent several years at professional services firm GVA and 5 years at consumer PR agency mission21.
Head of corporate communications
Financial Conduct Authority
Stephen Humphreys is Head of Corporate Communications for the Financial Conduct Authority. He is responsible for the regulator’s media relations, public affairs and internal communications. Stephen has held a number of communications roles including with United Utilities, Royal London and the Food Standards Agency.
Head of content
O2 (Telefónica UK)
Sarah joined O2 4 years ago to lead the creation and development of their integrated campaign plan. Now, Sarah heads up the content team to ideate the strategy and creative across all facets of the O2 brand, resulting in O2 creating some of its most talked about content. This includes music and sport, Priority, launch of devices and propositions as well as b2b communication. Previously, Sarah worked in creative agencies, mainly Leo Burnett working on well-known retailers and international FMCG brands. Sarah was also Editor of their monthly journal, interviewed live on TV and regularly provided soundbites for various media titles.
Head of Content
Barclays Corporate Banking
Rob Ratcliff is the Head of Content at Barclays Corporate Banking. He joined Barclays over five years ago in which time he was worked on campaigns across the bank in personal, business and corporate banking. In his current role he is responsible for editorial-led campaigns across a range of media. Rob has worked in content marketing since before it was called ‘content marketing’. Barclays is a diversified transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank, anchored in our two home markets of the UK and US, with global reach.
Andy has been developing intelligent creative solutions to help brands increase their presence and credibility for over 20 years. Having worked extensively in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi with clients that include State Street, EY, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mubadala, Nomura and Dubai Holding. He has headed up Living’s award winning creative team for the past 6 years and leads Living’s pro bono initiative which supports a number of East London community organisations.
Sarah is an Executive Producer in HSBC’s award-winning film team, producing video content for HSBC globally.
Sarah’s team tell stories that reflect the bank’s values and culture while supporting its business priorities. The films are published across HSBC’s internal and social channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. They aim to engage colleagues, build a common sense of purpose, promote the bank’s strategy and showcase the diversity of the bank to potential employees, customers and the general public.
Before joining HSBC, Sarah worked in broadcast television, producing popular programmes such Masterchef and The One Show, before moving into employee communications.
Head of corporate communications
Chris is Head of Corporate Communications for London Sport, overseeing the agency’s media, PR, strategic communications and external relations activities. Having worked in the sport sector since 2013, Chris previously managed the Media and PR brief for the national gender equality charity, Women in Sport, where he led the development of the inaugural Women’s Sport Week campaign as well as the charity’s wider media lobbying efforts.
A passionate advocate for the role of effective communications in achieving social change, Chris’ early career was spent establishing the marketing and communications function for a boutique professional services firm.
Head of Studio Operations
PMI Content Studio
Adam Vincenzini has more than 18 years’ experience in marketing and communications and is recognised a thought leader on storytelling in the digital age.
His professional highlights include founding one of Australia’s leading independent content and digital agencies, driving award-winning work for Coca-Cola and Costa Coffee, and establishing his award-winning blog AdamVincenzni.com.
He is currently the Managing Editor of the PMI Content Studio which has been established to help Philip Morris International achieve its vision for a smoke-free future.
Group Digital Marketing Manager
Since 2011, Alex has been responsible for the digital marketing used across SEGRO plc, the FTSE 100 listed Real Estate Investment Trust. During his time at SEGRO, he has launched multiple award winning digital projects across Europe, encompassing a wide range of digital channels. Previously, Alex had spent over a decade in agency as digital director at 360 Interactive.
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