A note from Syl Saller
As President of The Marketing Society I am proud to invite you to enter our second Brave Awards.
Marketing is an ever-evolving industry and we must adapt and develop to keep ahead - How brave do we need to be to guide our teams and business into the future? Our world is constantly changing and we must find new solutions to the global challenges that all our organisations face.
Our Brave Awards will recognise those that are leading the way in this new marketing world either as individuals, through the campaigns they produce or the new and creative solutions they put in place to achieve results.
We are still looking for effectiveness and marketing excellence; all marketing activity should be effective - that is our day job - but what we really want to see are your exceptional marketing stories that truly demonstrate brave leadership in action.
The judges will be a highly experienced group of marketing practitioners and I am honoured to be leading the panel through the process once again.
Entries close on February 14th and I am really looking forward to reading your brave story
Global CMO, Diageo
President of The Marketing Society & Chair of Judges
Our Chair of Judges was Marketing Society President and CMO of Diageo, Syl Saller. Syl has chaired our Awards since 2018. View our archive of judges. Our current confirmed 2020 judges ar below and more will be added in the coming weeks.
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with a collection of beverage alcohol. Syl has been Marketing Society President since 2017 and is chief marketing officer of Diageo. She is also our Brave Awards 2019 Chair of Judges.
Joint Managing Director
Team Bahrain McLaren
John has thirty years’ experience working with some of the world’s most respected brands. An Australian based in the UK since 2003, John was the CEO (UK) and a Global Board Director of Interbrand, before joining iconic British brand McLaren in 2007.
GB&I Marketing Director
Aedamar began her career in stockbroking before taking a sales role in Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) in 1996, where she held a number of sales, category management, channel management and CCH brand management roles.
Group Brand Director
Michelle has spent equal time in creative agencies and client marketing jobs, including leadership roles at McCann-Erickson, BBDO and BBH working across brands such as Barclays, British Airways and Coca-Cola.
In 2015, Ruth was appointed Group Executive - Marketing for Dimension Data. In this role Ruth oversees the globally dispersed marketing function, is custodian of the Dimension Data brand, and has responsibility for the creation of propositions.
Sainsbury's and Argos
Originally from Northern Ireland, Mark graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. After a long chat with a Brand Manager at a recruitment fair he decided to turn his back on the construction industry and started with P&G as Asst.
Prior to Thinkbox Lindsey had roles at advertising agencies including McCann Erickson and J Walter Thompson, working on some of the industry’s biggest clients and most famous TV-advertised brands.
Director of Marketing
Prior to F1 Ellie had been at Virgin Media for five years, initially as head of advertising and online, adding sponsorship to her portfolio in 2014. Before this, she spent seven years in marketing and communications roles at Honda.
MD, Global Marketing Practice, Accenture
President & Co-Founder Brand Learning
Over 35 years in marketing and sales leadership roles with Unilever (based in London, Cairo and Paris), PepsiCo as VP Marketing Europe and Walkers as VP Marketing UK.
The Marketing Society
Throughout her career, Gemma has believed in and championed three things close to her heart: being brave, the power of connections and the belief that together we can make a difference.
Director, Customer and Revenue
Transport for London
In 2012 he oversaw the Marketing of transport in London to help deliver what was generally recognised as the most successful ever Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Birds Eye UK
Steve is the GM of Birds Eye UK, the brand leader in UK Frozen Foods, encompassing the Birds Eye, Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s brands. He has spent over 20 years in the FMCG industry, starting his career at Unilever.