Board Director and Advisor

Jon is an experienced digital advertising and marketing executive. His involvement in search marketing dates back to 2002 with WPP media agency Mindshare. He built Mindshare's first search marketing practice, working with clients like Ford, IBM and HSBC.


Jon left WPP to join Efficient Frontier’s London launch team. The bid optimisation platform grew to be one of the most successful in Europe when it sold to Adobe for $400m in 2012. Since leaving Adobe in 2014, Jon has advised several companies on search and wider digital strategy, including Croud, an independent digital media agency.


Jon has a broad interest and experience across digital advertising and marketing. He's well placed to assess best practice in search, but also to the role it plays in a wider marketing strategy.

Judging panel

Paul Mead

Founder & Chairman
VCCP Media

Gemma Richards

Head of Digital Marketing EMEA
Getty Images

Jon Myers

Chief Growth Officer

Jonathan Beeston

Board Director and Advisor

Oscar Romero

Head of Biddable (International)
Starcom Mediavest Performics

Duke Tanson

Head of Digital Marketing

Ravleen Beeston

UK Head of Sales

Ben Irons

Head of Digital

Daniel Gilbert


Ciaran Murphy

Director of Recruitment and Training
Wolfgang Digital

Paul McCallum

Media Performance Director
The Economist

Hannah Kimuyu

Director of Paid Media, Director of Audience Insights & Data Management
Greenlight Digital

Stuart Bryce

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Canon Europe

Edward (Teddie) Cowell

SEO Director UK and International
MediaCom UK

Oliver Illing

Agency Head

Christopher Pearce

Search and Affiliate Lead
Vodafone UK