Agency of the Year 2007: Agency of the Year - Judges

TESS ALPS - Chief Executive, Thinkbox

Prior to joining Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV, Alps was chairman of the PHD Group. She represents the industry on the DfES Creative and Cultural Skills Council.

ZOE ARDEN - Director of communications and inclusion, BT Retail

Arden's remit covers PR, employee communications, consumer affairs and inclusion. Before BT, she was managing director of GolinHarris.

DREW BARRAND - Head of media, Sport Industry Group

Barrand, previously a business and sports journalist, is responsible for overseeing the company's communications strategy and editorial content across its events and services.

JULIET BLACKBURN - Head of digital, AAR

Blackburn helps an array of clients find the right agency for their digital needs. Prior to the AAR, she spent nearly six years at BT delivering its marketing communications for the internet.

CHRIS COWPE - Co-founder, The Caffeine Partnership

Cowpe started at BMP DDB in 1972, becoming chief executive in 1999. Since leaving advertising in 2004, he has worked as a consultant and co-founded The Caffeine Partnership.

CHRISTIAN CULL - Director of customer communications, Sky

Cull manages Sky's customer magazines, loyalty programme, consumer PR and customer promotions. He was previously marketing director at Waitrose.

NICK FENNELL - Consultant, Archway Management

Fennell manages projects with actual and potential field marketing spenders. He was a director at CPM for seven years before setting up field marketing consultancy Archway.

MARTIN GRAHAM - Director of operational consulting, Verint Consulting

Graham has extensive experience in contact centre deployment, organisational transformation and new product development.

JULIA HUTCHISON - Chief operating officer, Association of Publishing Agencies

Previously new business director at Starcom, Hutchison also launched Sunday Business as general manager and was publisher at Business Age.

MARTIN JONES - Director of advertising, AAR

Jones, once new business director at JWT, oversees about 50 annual reviews. In total, the AAR handles about 150 client reviews a year across all marketing disciplines.

GORDON LEE - Marketing director, DB Apparel

Lee helped create the Virgin Vie beauty brand and spent four years at Ann Summers, helping the team change consumers' perception of the brand. He is now at the home of Wonderbra.

David Magliano - Former marketing director, London 2012

Magliano worked to build support for the successful London 2012 Olympic bid. He was formerly sales and marketing director at low-cost airlines Go and easyJet.

ANDREW MARSDEN - Former marketing director, Britvic

Marsden spent 10 years at Britvic, helping develop the Robinsons brand, boost growth of Pepsi Max and launched several drinks including J20 and Fruit Shoot.

DAVID PAYNE - Managing director, Maia Consulting

Prior to setting up customer management consultancy Maia, Payne was in charge of customer services at Calortex and worked on relationship marketing strategies at Orange.

ANDY PEARCEY - Brand controller, Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch Europe

Pearcey is responsible for the Budweiser UK brand activity, delivering high-profile campaigns including 'Soccer-tainment' and the 'Brad and Hal' World Cup sponsor idents.

DAVID PEMSEL - Group marketing director, ITV

Pemsel oversees marketing strategy across ITV's portfolio of channels and services. His previous roles include head of marketing communications at Hutchison Telecom.

STUART POCOCK - Managing partner, The Observatory International

Pocock started client-side with Goodyear before going on to help found Wethey Scott Pocock and later integrated agency Pocock & Co. He created The Observatory in 2006.

ALAN THOMPSON - Founding partner, The Haystack Group

Thompson co-founded the consultancy-led intermediary in 2001. His career includes spells as president of Northern Europe for Wunderman and chief executive at IMP (now Arc).


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