Antonia Baildam is TikTok’s Beauty Brand Partnerships Lead where she oversees the strategic direction and commercial growth of the Beauty vertical, working with global brands such as L’Oreal and Charlotte Tilbury to achieve success on the platform.
Prior to joining TikTok in June 2020, Antonia has held roles at Conde Nast and spent 5 years at The Stylist Group, leading the Beauty Partnerships team.
Adrian Barrick has been group editorial director of Incisive Media since 2019. His role is to help the company’s editors in the finance, tech and sustainability sectors to build deep, enduring relationships with influential professionals by telling compelling, valuable stories.
Adrian joined Incisive Media after an 18-month stint as an editorial consultant. Previously he was global brand director of Haymarket’s Campaign. There he led the transformation of the UK portfolio, bringing together all the company’s marketing, advertising and media channels under the Campaign brand, launched Campaign in the US and Japan, and overhauled the brand in China and India.
In a 35-year b2b career, Adrian has been a reporter, editor, and publisher. He was CEO of the Built Environment division of UBM (now Informa) for four years, as well as the company’s first chief content officer. He has won a host of awards, including BSME editorial director of the year in 2021-22, PPA digital leader and PPA global digital brand in 2017, as well as four PPA & BSME editor of the year awards, four PPA magazine and website of the year awards, and PPA publisher of the year.
Will Brookes is CEO of Raconteur, the Raconteur Group’s B2B media company.
After joining the business in 2011, he went on to run Raconteur’s special reports division for three years before being promoted to managing director in late 2016. Having overseen several years of impressive growth, Will was appointed CEO in early 2021, when he guided the company to an EBITDA figure of more than £2m – the most profitable year in its 13-year history by some distance.
During his tenure, Raconteur has also reduced its historical reliance on print revenue, both by growing its registered audience on raconteur.net and by launching several digital publishing products and services.
Will has an open and honest leadership style that’s focused on developing a progressive and enjoyable work culture. He is passionate about improving diversity and equality to provide a positive, inclusive experience for all employees. This was recognised by the Association of Online Publishers, when Raconteur won the industry body’s annual Award for Employer Excellence.
Ross is an award-winning travel, food and wine writer and has penned stories for an array of titles such as National Geographic Traveller, JRNY Magazine, High Life, iPaper, Times Travel and Vittles. He is member of the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) and the Guild of Food Writers (GFW). He specialises in content marketing and branded content, as well as digital journalism and social media, having been responsible for the management and strategy of the editorial websites and social media channels for some of the world’s most prestigious travel brands. Ross is an academic member of the BSME and is a lecturer on the PPA-accredited MA in Magazine Journalism at the prestigious School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University.
I have spent over 30 years as a journalist, writing and editing for titles including OK!, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, New, Star, Elle, Marie Claire, Red, Essentials, Now, Best, Woman and Woman's Own, among others. I am passionate about our industry, and mentoring and encouraging new talent, so am honoured to be on the panel judging the next cohort of rising stars.
Managing Director of SevenC3 in London. Part of the C3 group, Europe’s largest content marketing agency network.
Jess Hibbert is the Art Director on Saga Magazine, where she has been nominated for numerous awards for her covers and design work. She is always looking for ways to push creative boundaries while ensuring the readers are at the heart of everything she art directs.
With more than 20 years of publishing experience under her belt, Jess confesses to being magazine obsessed. Her teeth were cut at Origin Publishing, BBC Magazines and later Immediate Media on titles as varied as BBC Focus and BBC Homes and Gardens. Now, at Saga Magazine, she enjoys collaborating with leading photographers, illustrators and creative teams to produce stunning photography and thoughtfully designed pages and apps.
Pippa joined TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) in 2006, was Editor between 2014 and 2017, and in her current role as Group Editor now steers a team of 13 editorial staff, across TTG Media’s print magazines, digital channels and events. TTG Media’s mission is to promote a smarter, better, fairer travel industry, with TTG magazine still at its heart. Pippa talks on radio and TV about travel and was named PPA Team Leader of the Year in 2020. TTG magazine was also named Travel Trade Publication of the Year 2021 by the Travel Media Awards, and Travel Trade Publication of the Year 2022 by the TravMedia Awards.
Adam has led The Grocer since 2006. In that time he and his team have picked up a string of awards, as the publication, now celebrating its 160th anniversary, has been transformed into a multi-channel operation, comprising a weekly magazine, a vibrant website, multiple daily and weekly newsletters and a strong social media presence, as well as awards, conferences and webinars.
A well-known figure in the food and drink industry, Adam makes frequent appearances on TV and radio and regularly hosts conferences, webinars and awards. And his knowledge is as broad as the sector itself: from health & obesity, to online and rapid delivery; from sustainability to entrepreneurship; from farm shops and challenger brands, to the giant supermarkets and multinational suppliers.
Above all, Adam is a lifelong 'foodie' and 'winophile'. His love of food and drink – and of seeing and sampling exciting new products, merchandised and prepared in clever and compelling ways – continues to this day. But he is also passionate about the social aspect of food, and has successfully lobbied the government for funding to subsidise food waste redistribution through The Grocer’s award-winning Waste Not Want Not campaign. He has also championed the merits of a balanced diet and common sense in the ongoing debate about obesity.
Adam was voted Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards in 2015 and 2009 and his support for great journalism has seen The Grocer pick up a further seven awards under his tenure: BSME writer of the year (three times); BSME web editor of the year; BSME specialist team of the year; and PPA features writer of the year (twice).
In a 35+-year career as a journalist and editor Adam has also interviewed a wide variety of politicians, celebrities and senior business leaders, including Buzz Aldrin, Richie Benaud, Stelios, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir James Dyson, Lord Sainsbury, Sir Philip Green, David Cameron and the press secretary to US President Bill Clinton.
Other publications he has edited include Real Business, PRWeek (launching the US edition in seven weeks), Press Gazette and PrintWeek. He has also written for the FT, The Times, Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard and several business publications including Management Today, Campaign and Marketing.
Adam is married with a son and lives in London.
Joe Mack has been the editor of Time Out for three years, which means he is often unofficially referred to as "the pandemic editor". Before Time Out, Joe was the editor of ShortList magazine, and also the cult-favourite Mr Hyde newsletter. He's also consulted for and worked on staff at all the major publishing companies. His bulldog Kronus is his only friend.
Philippa is a senior-level marketing and events professional with over 20 years experience working in media, leading teams across Brand, Digital, Content Marketing and Event Management. In her current role at Future as Head of Event Development she works strategically across the business to identify launch event opportunities.
In her spare time she is Chair of Governors for a local primary school, and coaches young adults in higher education and career choices.
Esther is the editor of Women’s Running, and the host of the Women’s Running podcast. She is passionate about breaking down the barriers that prevent women from running, and creating safe and supportive spaces for them. She has spearheaded community growth across digital, social media, print and audio, while driving memberships through attractive benefits, which in turn have resulted in strengthened brand relationships. Esther has over 25 years experience in publishing and media in both editorial and operational roles, managing B2C, B2B, membership and third-sector brands.
Tan is an award-winning, highly skilled hands-on creative, with 20 years’ experience in content marketing, working with high profile brand UK and international brands including Waitrose & Partners, Tesco, Volvo, Virgin, TSB, Barclays, Royal Mail and British Airways and many, many more.
He has twice won the CMA’s International Marketing Award for Designer of the Year and collected over 10 awards for his work across projects for Waitrose & Partner’s, Volvo Cars and Royal Mail.
Graduating with a Design Studies degree (majoring in editorial design, typography and semiotics) Tan started his career on women's titles including Best and Prima for German publishers Gruner und Jahr, UK.
Tan now specialises in developing content for use across all channels – whether video, print, digital, animation, on social media and even outdoor media experiences.
Anne-Claire has over 15 years’ experience working in media and publishing houses in London, Bournemouth, and Paris. Previous titles include Games TM, Digital Photographer, the Bookazine collection, Home, Advanced Creation and Web Design magazine.
Now Head of Design at Newtrade Media, as well as managing the systems and processes to create assets for the marketing, events and digital teams, Anne-Claire created the rebrand for the organisation in 2018 and the visual identities for new launches; Vape Retailer, The Retail Success Handbook, and Better Wholesaling Insight.
In her spare time, Anne-Claire works with The University of the Arts in London to mentor creative students during their final year of university.
Louise Robinson is Editorial Director of Saga Magazine, the UK's highest circulation subscription magazine. A journalist for more than 30 years, Louise started her career as a cub reporter on the Exeter Express and Echo. She was editor of S Magazine, the Sunday Express colour supplement for more than a decade. Louise adores travel and cruising - particularly on Saga's beautiful boutique ships.
Amer Safir is the Chief Editor & Manager, and Secretary of the Management Committee of The Review of Religions, a 120-year-old magazine dedicated to demonstrating the relevance of religion, spirituality and the existence of God in the modern world, in particular from an Islamic logical and scientific standpoint. After completing his MA in Literatures of Modernity, Modernism and Post Colonialism from Royal Holloway, University of London, Amer joined The Review of Religions as Assistant Editor in 2009. In 2012 he was appointed as Chief Editor and Secretary of the Management Committee. In his role Amer oversees the day to day operations of the English edition on all platforms and has helped, with The Review of Religions' excellent team, to navigate the magazine from a print-only edition to a multi-platform organisation over the last decade. The magazine has a dynamic social media approach, rapidly growing website and YouTube channel as well as a strong events and exhibitions strategy. Amer is also responsible for the management of the international editions of the magazine where in the last six years The Review of Religions has launched editions in German from Frankfurt, Spanish from Guatemala and French from France. Across all language editions and respective platforms, including especially online, video and social media, The Review of Religions’ reach has extended beyond 10 million viewers. The last decade has seen a focus on taking an iconic legacy brand that has always featured brilliant content and inserting a modern, digital footprint and multi-platform foundation and structure. A regular contributor to the publishing industry, Amer has recently spoken at the London Publishing Show 2022 at the Excel on digital transformation journeys as well as at the FIPP 2022 World Media Congress in Portugal on the techniques used by a special magazine to expand its digital footprint.
Michelle is an experienced marketer in driving omni channel solutions, with a demonstrated history of working in some of the biggest media agencies in the UK. Her experience spans multi-channel and multi-vertical from FMCG, Auto, Retail, Tech, Ents and everything in between. Michelle is currently Head of Display and Audio Activation at the7Stars, the largest independent agency driving commercial growth and innovation within the market.
Catrin Shi is Insurance Insider’s Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of the publication’s award-winning diversity and inclusion campaign, Insider Progress.
A graduate in modern languages, Catrin has been working as a journalist for eleven years, the last eight of which have been focused on the (re)insurance industry.
She trained to become a journalist as a postgraduate at the Cardiff University School of Journalism.
Catrin cut her teeth at various regional newspapers before starting out as a financial journalist at SNL Financial (now S&P Global Market Intelligence) in 2012, where she developed and launched the firm’s European insurance news product.
Since joining Insurance Insider seven years ago she has picked up a number of trade journalism awards for her work, including Breaking News Journalist of the Year at the 2019 Willis Towers Watson Media Awards, the Thought Leadership of the Year award at the Biba 2020 media awards and Features Journalist of the Year at the 2021 Willis Towers Watson Media Awards. Insider Progress won Campaign of the Year at the Biba 2020 media awards.
Dan Smith is the Publishing Director for Farmers Weekly and Director of MA Agriculture, a division of Mark Allen Group. Across the last 15 years, prior to joining Mark Allen, Dan held various commercial roles at RELX Group with brands including New Scientist, Estates Gazette and Community Care. In February 2020 he was part of the leadership team responsible for the sale of Farmers Weekly to Mark Allen and stepped up to the Publishing Director role in October 2020. He is now responsible for developing and executing on a strategy to maintain a sustainable and profitable future for the business.
Tara is the Mobile Marketing Manager at Bauer Media. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing mobile marketing campaigns and driving user acquisition for Bauer Media's exciting portfolio of magazine apps. Before joining Bauer, Tara enjoyed an eclectic and accomplished career as a digital marketing consultant where her expertise was sought for products ranging from medical devices to gaming wearables and app discovery. She has a passion for all things tech and innovative user experiences. Fun Facts: Tara is firmly on #TeamApple, and her idea of relaxing is to immerse herself in an Excel spreadsheet.
Faye works with clients and agencies alike to develop creative and innovative communications strategies that connect the needs of Hearst’s incredibly positive audiences with solutions that support them in their lives, powered by Hearst and commercial partners. Overseeing Hearst UK’s in-house research team, she and her team are the driving force behind thought-leadership pieces, pitch responses and marketing that positions Hearst UK within the industry. Faye is passionate about the power of brands to support social good and is proud to have co-created Hearst Purpose, an award-winning Hearst Solution that works with advertisers to develop meaningful connections with audiences through shared values and purpose-led initiatives. Prior to joining Hearst in 2018, Faye worked in Planning within London media agencies.
An astute and professional commercial director with a focus on international business development, digital and traditional marketing, and event management, Sarah has worked in a variety of business development, operational and marketing roles, specialising in digital & print media, events and market intelligence.
Sarah’s experience includes marketing strategy and delivery, project and event management, developing and nurturing client relationships, internal and external communications and PR, strategic planning and implementation, recruiting, managing and mentoring team members, budget management, fostering supplier relationships and contract negotiation.
She has delivered conferences, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, presentations, research, surveys and training in Europe and Worldwide. Sarah has presented at a very high level to senior executives within international government agencies and multinational corporations.
Sarah started her career in website development and account management with the specialist healthcare digital media agency Acumen Solutions, before moving to an Associate Director role at em:seven, a communication agency specialising in e-media and events within the healthcare sector. She joined Intuition Communication (now owned by LaingBuisson) in 2011 after running her own consulting firm for 10 years.
Helen is the Subscriptions Director for Immediate Media where she manages a highly skilled team of marketers and analysts. The team work across a wide range of marketing channels, executing exciting direct response campaigns with an emphasis on a test and learn approach. Prior to Immediate Media, Helen has worked for several major publishers including Future, News UK & Bauer Media. These previous roles along with her current position involve, defining the overall subscriptions strategy, P&L ownership, ecommerce, analysis, and insight.