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Originally from Canada, Chloe started her communications career in film publicity in Toronto before taking a leap across the pond. She has spent the last decade in London specialising in delivering strategic fame-driving brand campaigns, influencer engagement programmes, and large-scale events. Her experience has enabled her to work for some of the world’s biggest consumer brands within FMCG, travel, hospitality and drinks.
Currently Associate Director at Pangolin PR, Chloe is helping clients create powerful reaction and measurable action through compelling storytelling both within the UK and on a global scale.
Natalie is an Associate Director at Swipe Right, a global gaming and esports communications agency. She has led award-winning campaigns for brands such as Coffee Stain, Red Bull, and PUBG MOBILE. In addition to her client work she has been recognised in MCV/DEVELOP’s 30 Under 30 for her contribution to the UK video games industry.
Hope & Glory
Katy is a Board Director at Hope&Glory, having joined the team in 2015. Katy thrives on finding a simple but creative way to deliver complicated messages and loves to challenge brands to behave in away that delivers purpose, while connecting with consumers in a way that feels relevant.
Career highlights including getting over 200 naked people together in a pandemic as artist Spencer Tunick created a piece of art of mark the launch of Sky Arts on Freeview, and launching EE’s ground-breaking 4G service and new brand across the UK.
As founder and CEO of Jargon PR, Simon Corbett is at the heart of the business, leading the development and growth of the agency. Having started his PR career at Weber Group (WeberShandwick) in 1999 he has over twenty years of international technology, corporate, and consumer PR experience.
Simon is also the founder of Global Dating Insights, a trade media title for the online dating industry, and eVTOL Insights, the leading source of news, information, and analysis into the global electric vertical take-off and landing market.
As a qualified CIM Digital Marketing Professional, Geo works across top 10 consumer PR agency 72Point and market research agency OnePoll, managing PR/marketing campaigns on social, digital and online media. Geo is close to the everchanging news agenda and PR landscape, having worked alongside household name brands such as Essity, Guide Dogs, Heathrow Express and eharmony.
With a background as an Academy Footballer in a professional team, Geo has a unique perspective, writing features on inclusion and diversity and and paving the way for the next generation of young talent breaking into the PR industry. He’s passionate about campaigns that break the mould, are memorable and deliver tangible results.
Connect with Geo here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geo-craig-b5051b162/
Michelle is CMO at Guild, a platform for professional communities and networking.
She has 25 years of marketing and comms experience in a mix of agency/consultancy/client side roles, including at Econsultancy, Lexis PR and Access Intelligence.
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Number 10 and the Cabinet Office
Peter leads the digital communications and campaigns team at 10 Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. His team work at the heart of government, setting best practice across communications, marketing, content creation, product development and data science.
A Cannes Lions award-winning director-level communicator, with expertise in building communications strategies across corporate, B2B, B2C, digital, social media, Internal and media relations. Previously held senior communications roles at leading international media organisations – most notably BBC, Channel 4, BuzzFeed and LADbible Group.
Natasha is Managing Director and co-owner of independent Digital PR agency, Bottle.
Her career started in direct marketing at Rapp before a client-side 8 year stint at Cancer Research UK where she was Brand and Marketing Director. She understands how comms can build FAME for brands, as well as the performance side – which at Bottle they call FINDABILITY – PR for SEO.
Kinda is a digital marketing and communications specialist with over 25 years of experience. A mix of pure play digital, marketing and PR experience allows for a 360° approach to digital, social and content strategies and communications.
Kinda has led digital communication teams who help brands build and manage their digital presence through insight driven storytelling, influencer relations and contagious content creation & management. Her areas of specialism include influencer strategy, content strategy, ideation, creation and amplification, influencer engagement and reputation management.
Kinda runs the award-winning Digital, Social and Influencer team at Brands2life, delivering integrated comms, digital brand, social strategies, content and influencer campaigns for key brands such as LinkedIn, Vodafone and Tetra Pak.
Mike is Head of Design & Digital at Meeting Place – charged with defining, creating, and evolving their creative offer.
In a world where digital transformation has been accelerated by Covid – effective, usable digital engagement solutions are more important than ever.
Looking at what will actually be effective for clients and not just what looks good or is the latest trend is the goal – and Mike has plenty of experience in delivering it.
Having co-founded and ran his own digital agency for over 15 years and having held non-exec roles in several creative businesses, as well practical client experience across many sectors and at every scale – Mike brings his expertise to evolve Meeting Place’s service offer.
Chris is a copywriter and content consultant with Grayling in London. He also runs PRCA training webinars around Twitter, LinkedIn and Influencer Marketing. Chris brings two decades of experience in PR, and has spend much of that time in social media, online content, and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). In his spare time, Chris runs a football culture blog and podcast, and has authored two football history books.
Chris is @CMRLee on Twitter.
As Head of Strategic Comms, Ked Mather is responsible for proactive national earned and social media campaigns, whilst also handling corporate issues to protect and enhance the reputation of Openreach.
Prior to joining Openreach, Ked was a Director at TMT agency, MWWPR and also had additional in-house stints at Mastercard and Samsung. The latter of which saw him lead Samsung’s London 2012 PR/comms programme.
Ked’s career has spanned over 15 years, but throughout this time he has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion. Currently, he is an active committee member of The Ethnic Diversity Network, aimed at listening and supporting ethnic minorities at Openreach.
Yla is a social and influencer specialist at Shiny, part of Red Consultancy. She works across B2B and B2C clients such as McDonald’s, Sky and Thales. In her role she leads on projects ranging from influencer campaigns, blog and web builds, organic social strategy, and paid media.
Previously Yla managed the Canon Europe, Toshiba, and NOW accounts at Fever, and prior to that she worked across the PR and digital teams at LEWIS.
Giles is CEO of Missive, a multi award-winning technology PR & integrated communications consultancy. Giles has over two decades of senior strategic and operational experience helping define the future of technology companies such as Oracle, Adobe, Sage and Veritas.
Giles is passionate about PR measurement and believes that integrated communications should always lead to tangible business impact.
Debby is the Managing Director of tech PR agency, Wildfire.
She has worked in the industry for over 25 years, won multiple awards for her agency/campaigns and is an experienced judge for all the major PR award schemes, including PR Week, PRCA, SABRE and PR Moment.
Milk & Honey PR
Rachel is the global head of digital at Milk & Honey, a purpose-led B Corp Agency based in London, New York and Munich. Charged with driving awareness, discoverability and preference online for ambitious companies. Bringing her extensive digital marketing experience at Thomson Reuters, Money20/20 and Cannes Lions to a career in PR. Rachel was one of PRWeek’s 30 under 30, 2019.
Matt is currently Head of Digital, Social, and Media + Platforms at FleishmanHillard, leading the agency’s integrated programming and new business in the UK. He’s a social veteran, cutting his teeth (and previously MD) at 1000heads before consulting for various brands and agencies, joining Fleishman in 2021. Matt is expert across multi-channel research and insight, strategy and creative, content and promotion, and measurement and optimisation, and has led global work for the likes of TikTok, Microsoft, Netflix, Philips, Mattel, J&J and countless others.
Creative Lead, Frank
I’m a very can do Creative. If you ask me, everything and anything is possible, my ethos is there’s always a way to make things happen, it doesn’t matter if it’s for a global powerhouse or an exciting new start-up. That belief has allowed me to create some standout, award winning work at some top agencies and pick up a fair few shiny trophies along the way.
I’m always look for ideas that make you enviously say “I wish I did that”.
Social Media never sleeps, and being a Dad of three children under 10 years old I class social media as child number 4.
I love nothing more than a country walk, cooking a meal for my family and friends and playing whatever sport the Manchester weather permits.
I have a history of working with, growing the social presence of and developing the strategies of some of the biggest brands in the UK – O2 and Sage.
Evolution of platforms whilst ensuring values and having people-led strategies is what drives me and underpins the work I do.
Claire is a Managing Director in the Digital & Insight Practice at FTI Consulting. A digital communications expert, she is skilled in building award-winning integrated digital and social strategies for clients in the UK, at EMEA level and globally. During her career she has worked across numerous sectors including leading digital campaigns for Google, Samsung, Western Union and Johnson & Johnson amongst others.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting Claire was the Head of Digital Reputation at FleishmanHillard UK where she focused on building digital reputation across client accounts with a specific focus on working with c-suite leaders to improve and build their reputations online.
Claire has been a judge on numerous industry awards and is passionate about insight driven campaigns that deliver a real impact within their category.
You can connect with Claire on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairetwohill/