Head of Paid Search
Havas Media Group

John is a seasoned marketing professional, with 10 years’ experience in the digital space. In his current role as Head of Paid Search at Havas Media Group, one of the leading global media networks, John is responsible for developing and driving the strategic approach and growth for their performance agency, Ecselis.


Overseeing a broad client portfolio, John’s team works with SMEs through to large, blue chip companies, delivering performance focused campaigns across search, shopping and affiliate channels. Prior to working at Havas, John headed up the paid media team at independent agency, FOUND, working across search, social, and display for clients such as Fender, Funky Pigeon and Canterbury.

Judging panel

Ravleen Beeston

Head of Sales

Niki Grant

Search Director

Luis Navarrete Gómez

Head of Global Search Marketing
LEGO Group

Rebecca Weeks

Head of Organic Performance
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Allyson Griffiths

Head of Strategy & Planning

Neil Dickson

SEO Manager
Hearst UK

Claudia Ziegenbein

Head of Paid Search
MediaCom UK

Curtis Sinclair

Head of Biddable

Tim Vickery

Head of SEO (Europe)
Samsung Electronics

Richard Keenan-Heard

Head of SEO

Cristina Sagarduy

VP Performance Marketing

Dewi Nawasari 

European Head of SEO

Rob Pierre

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Wilding

Head of SEO & Content
Telegraph Media Group

Emily Van Lierop

Global Head of Search and Social
Volkswagen at PHD Global

John Stuchfield

Head of Paid Search
Havas Media Group

Nick Bamber

Digital Marketing Director