International Judging Panel

Judged By Global Marketing Leaders

Evaluated by industry titans who understand the nuances of marketing excellence on a global scale, your work will be in the hands of those who truly know what it takes to make a lasting impact. Our judges are experienced, skilled and eager to cast their expert eyes over the best marketing initiatives and creativity, all of whom are purposely chosen from outside of the Northern Ireland market to avoid any sense of bias and broadening the scope of our creative community

Walter Campbell

Award Winning ECD, London

Walter Campbell is one of the most awarded creative thinkers and inspirational ECD's in advertising. Perhaps best known for his TV work creating iconic brand campaigns with brands as diverse as Apple, Adidas, Sony, ASOS &  Instagram. He holds an incredible 23 Silver pencils and 3 of the ultra-rare Black pencils from the D&AD Awards and was creative and art director of 'Surfer,' for Guinness  which was voted "Best Commercial of All Time" by the British Public

Sara Riis-Carstensen

Head of Brand Strategy, Lufthansa Group, Copenhagen

Sara Riis-Carstensen is a global commercial senior leader with a proven track record in successfully building iconic brand, marketing and creative strategies for world renown brands like LEGO, De Beers and Zurich Insurance .Sara has unique marketing experience from EMEA, the US and APAC and is is  renown as an innovative thought leader with a Scandinavian management style; known for building highly engaged power teams

Steve Brown

International Marketing Consultant, Stockholm

Steve Brown is an independent brand and communications expert having recently been Global Marketing Manager for Absolut Vodka where he developed the product refresh comms strategy.. He is a tenacious believer of innovation, story telling and customer centricity and has worked with brands including Nike, Google and Microsoft. Based in Sweden, Steve was also a previous judge at the 2021 Drum Awards

Katya Oliveira

EMEA Marketing Consultant & Brand Builder, Lisbon

Katya Oliveira is a  Marketing and Communications Consultant with a focus on B2B. Her diversified expertise includes FMCG, Oil and Gas, Services, Manufacturing, Transportation, and Education. She has 15+ years experience working in Europe and the Middle East including working with start-up and scale-up environments.

Roger Edwards

The Marketing Simplifier, Consultant, Edinburgh

Roger Edwards was a marketing director in corporate finance for 25 years and now runs his own consultancy helping companies better understand marketing to grow their business. He is a speaker, trainer, podcast host and author of "Cats, Mats & Marketing Plans" and has a track record in creating campaigns that improve profitability and increase market share.

Rosie Hand

Head of Advertising & Communications, Dublin

Dr. Rosie Hand is the Head of Advertising and Communications in the School of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at TU Dublin. She leads the strategic and operational management of all advertising and creative commercial communications programmes. Her industry experience includes international marketing of textiles and luxury consumer goods and marketing consultancy in the fields of commercial radio, education, financial services, and sustainable waste management.

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