Campaign has unveiled the Media Week 30 Under 30 2022 in partnership with Hearst UK.
As in recent years, women dominated the winners’ list, which comprised 19 women and 11 men, out of 181 entries from brands, agencies, media owners and start-ups.
Winners are also revealed in the Media Week 30 Under 30 Newcomer category, which recognises people in the first three years of their careers. The judges picked five newcomers for 2022.
Hearst UK, which owns more than 20 magazine titles, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire and Good Housekeeping, has partnered Campaign on Media Week 30 Under 30 for the past five years.
Jane Wolfson, chief commercial officer, Hearst UK and MediaWeek 30 under 30 chair of judges, said: "We’re really proud to once again be partnering with MediaWeek 30 under 30. Talent development is core to our business at Hearst UK; supporting our culture and ensuring our people have the opportunity to flourish and grow.
"We believe in an industry where people should be enabled to grow their careers, wherever their next steps may take them. The 30 under 30 is one way that we can recognise this emerging talent, allowing the industry to showcase its great work. A huge congratulations to all of the 2022 winners from all at Hearst UK."
A broad mix of judges reflected the diversity of the UK media industry, and included several past winners of Media Week 30 Under 30.
Fellow judge Michelle Sarpong, trading director at the7stars, said: “This year saw such a high calibre of entries with so many people doing amazing things within the industry. But this year’s winners were truly exceptional, really going above and beyond to make a difference in their companies and networks in such challenging times. They are a true credit to their companies and I’m excited to see what’s next for them all.”
Also on the judging panel, Sannah Rogers, managing director at Zenith, said: “Congratulations on making it to the 2022 list! Competition was fierce this year with some exceptional early career achievements, as well as industry contribution that will have a lasting positive impact on the way we work but also how we show up to work each day. It’s exciting to know we have so much talent out there with so much more to give.”
The winners will be invited to be judges of the flagship Media Week Awards later this year.
The judging panel comprised: Sannah Rogers, MD, Zenith; Claire Kula, managing partner, Starcom; Ada Enechi, senior producer, BuzzFeed; James Ross, head of planning, SYZYGY; Amy Brown, commercial director, Hearst; Chetan Murthy, head of strategy, Bountiful Cow; Amena Ahmed, new business manager, Carat; Rory Davis, managing partner, Wavemaker UK; Michelle Sarpong, trading director, the7stars; Victoria Appleby, head of sales (London), Channel 4; Euan Hudghton, chief brand & experience officer, PHD UK; Ryan Buckley, head of digital, Hearst; Serhat Ekinci, managing director, OMG Unite; Karin Seymour, general manager, client strategy & bridge studio, News UK; Melisa Jones, head of marketing, UK & Netherlands, Teads.
The Media Week 30 Under 30 2022 winners are:
The Media Week 30 Under 30 2022 Newcomers are: