Managing Director

As the managing director of Jellyfish across EMEA, Edward is responsible for the continued growth and development of the Jellyfish agencies within the region. In this role, he works with his team to deliver digital strategies for global brands including Toyota, Samsung and Nestlé.

With over 15 years of industry experience, Edward has worked intensively to understand the needs of brands in order to build and shape an agency model that maximises ROI and online brand performance.

Edward joined Jellyfish as global SEO and social director in 2012, following the acquisition of his digital agency Weedoo by the Jellyfish Group. This journey has positioned Edward well to deliver the Jellyfish vision of delivering a boutique style service at a global scale.


"The Drum Search Awards honour the very best of what the industry has to offer, and I’m delighted to be on the judging panel this year. As the MD of an ambitious agency, I’m hoping to see examples of work that deliver meaningful business outcomes for both clients and the wider industry whilst showcasing creativity and innovation."

Judging panel

Rebecca Weeks

Head of Organic Performance
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Nick Bamber

Digital Marketing Director

Niki Grant

Search Director

Edward Ball

Managing Director

Ravleen Beeston

UK Head of Sales

John Stuchfield

Head of Paid Search
Havas Media Group

Emily Van Lierop

Global Head of Search and Social
Volkswagen at PHD Global

Rob Pierre

Chief Executive Officer

chelsea blacker


Jon Buss

Managing Director
Yext UK

Vincent Coyle

Director of Paid Performance Media

Nick Emby

Head of SEO
Charlotte Tilbury

Oliver Illing

Agency Head

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology

Kristina Kalpokaite

Digital Awareness Manager
Philip Morris International

Jocelyn Le Conte

Head of Search
Merkle | Periscopix

Andy Mihalop

Head of Northern Europe
Facebook Atlas

Lisa Myers


Luis Navarrete Gómez

Head of Global Search Marketing
LEGO Group

Anders Nilsson

Head of external communications

Dipesh Pattni

Head of Response
PHD Media

Kryzysztof Pochopien

Global Digital Marketing Manager

Gemma Richards

Head of Digital Marketing EMEA
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