Throughout this week, we are revealing who has made it into The Drum Digerati – our annual celebration of 100 outstanding individuals excelling in the UK digital industry. Our countdown continues today as we reveal the 25 people selected from the fields of adtech and martech.
The Drum’s Digerati showcases success and ingenuity from some of the most pioneering digital marketers working in the UK today. Based on nominations from our readers and curated by our editorial team, the list celebrates talent from four categories: agencies, brands, adtech & martech and media & platforms.
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Here’s this year’s 25 inductees from adtech and martech:
Amy Williams, founder and chief executive officer, Good-Loop
Amy Williams is one of the co-founders of ethical advertising platform Good-Loop. The agency secures goodwill and engagement from audiences by donating half the money behind ads to a charity of their choice. Williams has taken Good-Loop to some of the biggest agencies and advertisers in the world. She’s developed key relationships with global advertisers such as Unilever, Nestle, Universal and Coca-Cola and together they are well on their way towards the Good-Loop goal of using ad money to raise over £5m in free charitable donations by 2020. Williams is also an active member of the Women in Tech and Tech For Good communities and was recently named by Forbes as one of the 30 Under 30 most influential people in media and marketing.
Nicolas Bidon, global CEO, Xaxis
Dave Reed, international managing director, MediaMath
As the managing director of MediaMath’s newly created International Business Unit, Reed is in charge of growing the business across EMEA, LATAM and APAC, developing teams focused on delivering value through MediaMath’s technology. He joined MediaMath in 2009, helping the business develop technical solutions and working with MediaMath’s largest clients to advance their strategic marketing objectives in the US, before moving to London in 2014 to oversee the UK and EMEA business. Prior to joining MediaMath, Reed gained 10 years of experience in digital marketing, e-commerce and software development, creating technology and marketing solutions for Fortune 500 marketers.
Dominic Joseph, chief executive officer, Captify
Dominic Joseph is the chief executive of Captify, the search intelligence business he co-founded in 2011 which works with the likes of Amazon, American Express and BMW. In the past 12 months, Joseph has been responsible for Captify’s ambitious growth plans, with continued US and EU expansion, growing out its global leadership team and driving new innovations in voice search. He is a frequent public speaker, a keen mentor to other young entrepreneurs and plays a crucial role in Captify’s CSR strategy, launching Captify’s Media Rocks – a major charity event which is set to return next year.
Guillaume Périé, head of programmatic, Thomson Reuters
Guillaume Périé is head of programmatic EMEA at Reuters. In only three years of experience in media, he has played a key role in improving the programmatic proposition of two publishers by leading the automation of various bespoke ad formats, building unique first party data sets and making sure that programmatic guarantees have become the transactional norm in a market challenged by a scarcity of high-value audiences.
Ian Charlesworth, country manager, Awin
Ian Charlesworth joined Awin from technology analyst Ovum in January 2017. Charlesworth launched new projects within a year of his arrival to help maintain momentum and manage the business’ growth, including agile working methods and new technologies. His approach is characterised by open and honest communication from monthly all-hands gatherings to informal interaction with staff at all levels. Fundamental to his leadership style is a belief that people will enjoy being challenged when in a secure environment where their contribution is recognised.