Charlie Cadbury, Chief Executive Officer, Say It Now
Charlie has been working in emerging technologies for the past 20 years, selling his first website in 1999 and setting up his first software business in 2006 which he grew to a team of 45 building 350 web/mobile/social products . He started working with Conversational AI in 2015 looking at how to book an airline ticket using Alexa for Allegiant Airlines. He co-founded the multi award winning conversational platform www.dazzle.ai (now Hello Done) in 2016 which he launched with Marriott Hotels initially as an in room, voice powered, concierge. Charles is now CEO of Say It Now, an award winning Voice Commerce business working with innovative brands to enable transactions using voice assistants and pioneering 'Actionable Audio Ads'. He lives in West London with his wife and 3 young children.
Justine O’Neill, Director, Analytic Partners
Justine has been with Analytic Partners since 2010. With a background in statistics she started her career in the pharmaceutical field before moving to marketing analytics. She and her team work with many of the retail & hospitality clients at Analytic Partners, specialising in maximizing return on investment on multi-country marketing evaluation programs.Justine spent two years working in AP’s Global headquarters in New York where she worked with many of our US travel and banking clients and had the opportunity to further fuel her travel bug.
Sunny Bonnell & Ashleigh Hansberger, Co-founders, Motto
Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger inspire a new kind of leadership thinking which they share in their bold talks and unconventional book Rare Breed: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different. For over fifteen years at their leadership and brand consultancy, Motto, the dynamic duo have been teaching leaders how to dismantle business-as-usual using Rare Breed thinking to deviate from the norm and challenge the status quo. In their book, Sunny and Ashleigh help leaders and those who strive to be leaders, develop a Rare Breed Mindset, a thought framework based on seven unconventional traits they’ve identified as the source of radical differentiation and power in business and life. It is this philosophy that has garnered the attention of clients like Google, Microsoft, the NFL, and Hershey’s.
Sam Austin, Group Audio Director, Goodstuff Communications
Sam started her media career in Radio sales at Emap in 2005. Sam has since worked on some of the largest audio accounts in the UK including the COI, Unilever, Autoglass and the AA. Sam has previously worked at network agencies within Group M and has been at Goodstuff for almost 4 years. Sam has strived to deliver award winning campaigns recently picking up the Grand Prix 2020 for her work with Samaritans and talkSPORT. With new developments in the industry, and a resurgence in demand for Audio, Sam is excited for the future of Audio.
Jonathan Watts, Head of Production, Adelphoi Music
Jonathan Watts is Head of Production at Adelphoi Music, managing an award-winning team of producers and composers to ensure the highest quality creativity and production is provided to their clients. Jonathan has over 20 years experience working in brands, marketing, and the music industry which has given him a literal 360-degree understanding of how brands work. He started his career working briefly as a graphic designer which gave him the foundations of understanding the visual landscape and communication of a brand, before managing digital advertising campaigns for brands such as O2 and British Gas at digital marketing agency OTPmedia, which at the time was the fastest growing digital company in the UK (Media Momentum Awards, UK, 2005). He then worked directly under Rudy Tambala (of number-one house music act M/A/R/RS) at Ministry of Sound, at the height of the brand's global appeal, where he learned how a record label, radio/TV channel and world famous club can represent multiple touchpoints for a consumer to engage with and experience a brand.
Mark Freeman, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Movement
Mark is CEO, founder and Executive Creative Director of Movement, who are specialists in purposeful and sustainable digital products and services for brands. He is obsessed with how we can get more audiences interacting with sound rather than screens, and finding new ways to monetize content for creators in audio.
Lucy Barrett, Client Director, Radiocentre
Lucy joined Radiocentre as Client Director in 2015, to champion the value and impact of commercial radio among advertisers and agencies. Her mission is to help advertisers See Radio Differently by highlighting record audiences and the proven brand and business driving effects of the medium. Prior to Radiocentre, Lucy was European Communications Director of global advertising agency J Walter Thompson and before that Editor of the leading trade title Marketing. A regular commentator on advertising and media, she was also The Guardian’s advertising columnist.
Katie Bowden, Director of Commercial Audio, Global
Katie Bowden was appointed Director of Commercial Audio at Global, the media & entertainment group in May 2020. She joined in the role of Content Solutions Manager and has been part of Global's journey to become one of the UK’s biggest media owners since 2011. Katie has been instrumental in building Global’s new integrated Commercial Division, created to simplify the buying process for advertisers across Global’s extensive online, audio and outdoor portfolio. Katie leads a large team comprised of 200 people that empower brands to push boundaries through creative campaigns which connect with audiences at scale across the UK.
Pete Markey, Chief Marketing Officer, TSB Bank
Pete Markey is Chief Marketing Officer for TSB where he is responsible for brand, marketing, analytics, customer communications and digital sales. Pete has held senior leadership roles at Aviva, the Post Office, RSA and MORE TH>N with his early career at Onetel, the AA and British Gas. As well as running marketing, Pete is also the Executive Sponsor for the TSB LGBT+ Network. Pete has been awarded four prestigious Marketer of the Year awards and is a Fellow of the Marketing Society and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In 2019, Pete was awarded the Diversity Ally award at the European Diversity Awards. Pete is a mentor for The Marketing Academy, OUTstanding and Solent University.
Morgan Reavey, Head of Data, TSB Bank
Morgan Reavey is Head of Performance Marketing at TSB, responsible for Data driven Marketing in all of TSB’s channels. Passionate about the customer being at the heart of the design of all customer journeys. Focused on improving the customer experience, using data and analytics across owned and bought channels, increasing the reach and relevance for customers and prospects. Morgan is Marketing post-Grad educated and has held senior data roles at TSB and Lloyds Banking group covering Analytics, Strategy, research, latterly omnichannel CRM delivery. Morgan outside of work can be found listening to Vinyl records and Global’s Radio X.
Jo McCrostie, Creative Director, Global
A graduate of art and drama school, for over two decades Jo has specialised in audio as a creative platform; writing and producing audio commercials. Jo, started out at Capital Radio in London as a production assistant, had her first ad on-air within a week, and now is Creative Director at Global, the Media & Entertainment Group. She heads up an award-winning creative team of audio specialists and commercial copywriters. Jo is heavily influenced by the potent effects of sound, voice and music on human behaviour and has the rare talent of drawing insight from both the ‘art and science’ of sound. Her view on audio creativity is often sought out by the industry and in 2018 Jo was President on the Cannes’ Lion Jury for Audio.
Jack Preston, UK Director, Acast Creative
Jack Preston is UK Director of Acast Creative. In his role Jack leads a team of creatives who are responsible for producing market-leading audio campaigns for brands, in the form of both original podcasts and collaborations with Acast’s stellar roaster of podcasts. Over the last couple years Jack and the team have created campaigns for brands including Microsoft, John Lewis & Partners, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Now TV, Apple TV, Channel 4, Mercedes, Porsche, Ford, Bombay Sapphire, Jameson, The Open University, NatWest, Barclays, O2 and Samsung.
Sascha Darroch-Davies, Agency Partners Director, DLMDD
Sascha was always destined for a career in the spotlight - picking up the violin in a virtuosic manner from the age of just five. Once he had mastered the delicate nature of that instrument, he turned to the drums; thrashing it out in damp rehearsal rooms, sweaty music venues and playing for very noisy bands all over the UK. A degree in music followed, as did several more years of recording, European tours, a record deal with Wall Of Sound and the world's pinkest drum kit. The decision to get a real job wasn't taken lightly, in fact it wasn't taken at all. He started running for production companies, then repping Directors like Sam Brown and Sara Dunlop; aiding James Blunt to jump off a cliff and nearly drowning the Foo Fighters in red paint. But filming bands was only going to hold Sascha's attention for so long, the urge to make music and the business of how it's used in media was where his destiny lay. For the last 14 years Sascha has worked as music supervisor, music producer and 2 years ago co-founded DLMDD.
Dani Murphy, Strategy Director, Havas
Daniella is a strategy director at Havas (JUMP). After cutting her teeth as a creative, she hopped to the media side to specialise in non-traditional advertising solutions. As part of her work helping brands lead in culture, she’s set up a film school to help the Mayor of London combat youth violence, helped get disability on the school curriculum for the Paralympics, created a zine to educate people on sexual consent for the BBC, led social campaigns and written chatbots for Public Health England and has delivered a range of award-winning content partnerships for the likes of Channel 4, TfL, giffgaff and Hasbro. Most recently she’s worked with Acast to create branded podcasts for Jameson and the Open University.
Tom Coare, Head of Audio, OMD UK
Tom is Head of Audio at OMD UK, leading a team, of buyers developing audio campaigns for clients such as McDonalds, Barclays, Mercedes and easyJet. Having started his career in sales at Global, Tom has worked for a number of agency networks and sales houses over 15 years in the industry and has spoken at a variety of events about the opportunities and challenges facing brands as audio evolves into the future.
Anna Williamson, Broadcaster, Author and Co- host of Luanna Podcast
Experienced TV and radio broadcaster, No1 best selling author, counsellor, life coach and Master NLP practitioner. Anna uses this diverse skillset as the dating expert and presenter on Celebs Go Dating (E4) and Save Well, Spend Better (C4). She is also the mental health expert on FYI: For Your Info (Sky news and Sky Kids) and reporter on hard hitting films for Inside Out (BBC One). Anna also co-hosts the extremely successful LuAnna: The Podcast alongside Luisa Zissman, a light hearted podcast where both debate and talk openly about topical issues and voted Top 20 Listeners Choice two years running.
Faye McDowall, Head of DAX Strategy, Global
As Head of DAX Strategy at Global, the media & entertainment Group - 3Faye is responsible for identifying the role for DAX within communications plans and driving re-appraisal of Global’s digital, mobile and social products across the company’s audio and outdoor portfolio. Faye was instrumental to the introduction of a host of new product innovations at DAX including listener tracking, geo-targeting and is an expert in driving connected listening growth and Global’s podcast positioning. Faye joined Global after 12 years working at media agencies on brands as diverse as PlayStation, Virgin Atlantic, Waitrose, Chanel, TfL and Apple. After two years working at Global, Faye joined the Digital team to help launch DAX, the UK’s first programmatic ad platform.