The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

From a transparency perspective, we may video aspects of the judging session to show on the evening and give entrants an insight into why a winning entry was chosen.

NICK ANDREWS

SEO MANAGER, DEBENHAMS |

Nick is the SEO Manager for the UK's 2nd largest department store,Debenhams, managing the UK & International SEO strategy via an in-house SEO team.

Commencing his professional search marketing career 7 years ago, Nick has undertaken several roles including Head of SEO for Dixon Jones' (Majestic) digital marketing agency in the UK and Head of Search for a London-based digital marketing agency. Nick's agency-side experience is very broad and has seen him work on large international SEO accounts for the likes of Vertbaudet, Equinix and Investec.

Andre Alpar

CEO of PerformicsAKM3 Berlin |

Andre Alpar has been an important figure in the German online marketing industry for over 17 years and is a serial entrepreneur. He is also an engaged business angel with a portfolio of more than 30 companies. As a strategic online marketing consultant for Rocket Internet for over 3 years, he has had a leading role in shaping the international search marketing strategies for some of the most competitive internet startups in Europe. He is founder of the international search and content marketing agency AKM3 that became part of Performics and ZenithOptimedia late 2014. AKM3 has over 130 employees that allow offering services in 15 languages for most European countries and beyond. He has also initiated the online marketing conference OMCap in 2010 that annually welcomes over 750 participants, to further help unify and develop the European online community. 

 

Lance Bachmann

President, 1SEO.com |

Lance Bachmann is an American entrepreneur who has achieved success as a digital marketer. Lance Bachman is the Founder and President of 1SEO.com Digital Agency, a full service, global digital marketing firm that helps businesses increase their online visibility through search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) services, website design and development and social media optimization (SMO) and email marketing.

With Lance’s guidance, 1SEO.com has earned its reputation as an industry-leader. Through the establishment of his work ethics and steadfast dedication to producing positive results, the company has received many accolades and awards, and is currently rated amongst the top 10 digital media agencies in the nation. 1SEO.com Digital Agency services hundreds of clients across the globe, with millions in revenue, and is focused on delivering an unparalleled customer service experience and on establishing long-standing business relationships.

Adriaan Boot

Founder Impactful and Senior PPC and web analytics consultant |

www.impactful.nl

In 2013 Adriaan Boot founded his own digital marketing agency, Impactful. His agency mainly specializes in PPC, web analytics and tag management. Adriaan is very fanatic about PPC automation and has a ton of experience in automatic campaign setup and bid management through third party tools and AdWords scripts. Before Adriaan started his agency he led the PPC team of Compare Group managing multi-million euro’s of PPC budget for leading comparison engines in Europe (Vergelijk.nl, Vergelijk.be, Vertaa.fi and Comparer.fr). Besides his passion for PPC Adriaan also has a passion for analytics. In the past years he managed many Google Analytics and tag management implementations for leading A-brands in The Netherlands.

LAURENT BOURRELLY

SEO CONSULTANT AT LAURENT BOURRELLY S.L.U. |

GJ BRAMER

GOOGLE ADVISEUR, GJ BRAMER WEB EN ORGANISATIE |

GJ Bramer mainly helps big/small, regional/international companies with digital marketing problems, together with a lot of speaking and teaching both in the Netherlands and outside the country. For the 5th year he is one of the judges of the European Search Awards. Currently he's organizing the Dutch Social Media Summit  with 10 international top-speakers.

 

Nicola Carey

Campaigns Manager, Majestic |

Nicky joined the Search industry in 2013 as Campaigns Manager for Majestic, a UK based development-led business that offers link intelligence. Responsible for all international events, Ambassador liaison and various marketing campaigns, (especially those in Europe), she has worked on digital marketing projects, business start-ups, and in both the public and private sector to help clients, and businesses optimise their potential.

RONAN CHARDONNEAU

CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER AT JYMEO |

Sante J. Achille

Search Marketing Consultant |

Stefan Tärnell

Founder OOZ Marketing AB |

Stefan has worked since 1998 within the online industry mostly within startups but during the last five years in many consulting roles for larger companies. He has worked with search marketing since 2005 and been part of building up a consulting firm. Today he is focused on his own business and owns a large lead generation site as well as doing some strategy work for interesting clients

JIM BANKS

GLOBAL HEAD OF BIDDABLE MEDIA |

Jim Banks is Global Head of Biddable Media for Cheapflights, part of the Momondo Group.

Jim oversees the delivery of high quality traffic via biddable media channels including PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Programmatic and remarketing to Cheapflights sites around the world.

Jim started working in digital marketing in 1999 and has spent over £100 million on performance marketing campaigns.

Pierre Farr

Founder/CEO, Deliberate Digital Limited |

Pierre Far is the founder and CEO of Deliberate Digital, a digital strategy agency. Prior to founding Deliberate Digital, Pierre held several roles at Google and the technology sector in the UK, including product management, community management, innovation consulting, and online marketing. He's a regular speaker and author about technology topics.

Pierre has a Ph.D. in microbial genetics from the University of Cambridge, UK.

GIANLUCA FIORELLI

SEO AND WEB MARKETING STRATEGIST |

Gianluca Fiorelli is an SEO and Web Marketing Strategist, who operates in the Italian, Spanish and English speaking countries market.

Gianluca Fiorelli, who is in his 40's, is not the classic SEO who may claim to be part of the industry before the invention of Google.

To tell the truth, even in his geekiest dreams Gianluca never imagined that one day he would practice or even talk and write about SEO; not at all. In fact, Gianluca was working in the Entertainment industry in Italy, as Head of Programming for thematic Movie Channels in the D+ Digital Pay TV platform. Life though is unpredictable. In 2003, due to a much-unexpected twist of fate, Gianluca became the chief of the Web Department broadcast company he was working in at the time. Since then Gianluca Fiorelli has evolved from Web Project Manager to SEO and Web Marketing Consultant.

As a freelance and independent consultant, Gianluca has worked with a range of clients: from small to medium local businesses, Top 500 companies and startups. He also works regularly as independent consultant with bigger international SEO agencies.

As an active member of the SEO community, Gianluca Fiorelli is a Moz Global Associate and State of Digital blogger,  and speaks regularly on different marketing and search events (in three languages), offers in-company training sessions and he is occasionally contracted as an expert to give master classes in universities.

Richard Gregory

UK Industry Expert |

Richard is the former-MD of digital agency Latitude, co-founder of SAScon, and Manchester Digital council member.

With 18 years of digital expertise, Richard now advises agencies and start-ups on marketing and growth strategies.

ANDERS HJORTH

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR IN BDBL MEDIA |

Jackie Hole

SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR PPC & SEO AND EUROPEAN SEARCH PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2013 |

YIĞIT KONUR

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SEOZEO |

Yiğit Konur's professional career began in 2005 when he created his first profitable Website. During his second year he involved with the site, he continued researching articles explaining how to increase the search visibiltiy of site on Turkish. Then, he noticed that there were no Turkish articles about SEO. For this reason, he founded the first Turkish SEO blog at 2006. He used the blog to share his knowledge of SEO with visitors. Also, the site acquired a lot of subscribers in a short time which inspired Yiğit to start sharing his SEO expertise professionally. 

In 2010, he finally dropped out of school. He then started his first startup, turkish leading SEO agency, SEOzeo. Eventually, this company became the host of the first and only international SEO event in Turkey which is called SEOzone. Until 2014, they had such great names in SEO like Mike King, Aleyda Solis, Annie Cushing in two different events in Istanbul. These events hosted more than 600 people. SEOzeo is providing only SEO & inbound marketing consultancy with its 13 people team for leading brands in Turkey and some global brands like Pepsi & Momondo to succeed better in Turkish market. SEOzeo  is also creating some new web projects which is related to digital marketing ecosystem at two offices located in Istanbul and Ankara. Currently, Yiğit is working as Chief Executive Officer at SEOzeo.

Cezary Lech

Partner & Head of Marketing at MaxROY.com |

The editor of the biggest polish website on internet marketing Sprawny.Marketing. He specializes in SEO audits, the optimization of big websites, as well as in new link building methods based on content marketing, social media and native advertising. He supervises SEO consulting in MaxROY.com and also content marketing agency GoldPosition.pl. Since 2008 MaxROY.com is an official Google training partner in Poland. Cezary is an organizer of marketing trainings across the whole country as well as  I ♥ Marketing conference and Search Marketing Day.

 

JUDITH LEWIS

FOUNDER AND CEO DECABBIT CONSULTING |

MIGUEL LOPEZ

MOV MARKETING CEO |

FERNANDO MACIÁ DOMENE

CEO & FOUNDER OF HUMAN LEVEL COMMUNICATIONS |

James Murray

UK SEARCH ADVERTISING LEAD, MICROSOFT |

James Murray is the Search Advertising Lead for Microsoft UK. In his role he is responsible for managing relationships between Microsoft and its strategic partners as well as acting as an evangelist for the Bing Search platform and search advertising tools. James is fascinated by data and the insight it gives into consumer behaviour. He is a writer, speaker and thought leader in search and digital marketing being a regular contributor at industry events and widely quoted in the media.

Jon Myers

Senior Leader |

Jon is an experienced senior leader with over 19 years’ experience within the Digital Marketplace working for large corporate organisations to start ups within the sector. Having worked for Agency, Publisher and more recently the Ad Technology space Jon has a strong understanding of all sides of the market and very strong business and people connections across EMEA. Jon is recognised for his experience and thought leadership within the European online advertising industry. Having worked in Paid Search since its inception, many years SEO/Display/Social and as a regular speaker/moderator at conferences worldwide.

Norman Nielsen

Head of Content Marketing, Zalando |

Norman Nielsen has been head of content marketing at Zalando since 2012. After having his studies in Marketing and Innovation Management at the TU Berlin completed, he gained more than six years of experience in the online business before working at Zalando – starting with his own blogs and at several online portals of Holtzbrinck and Axel Springer. With his expertise in digital strategies and the management of innovations and big international teams, he is a regular speaker at conferences, such as SEOCampixx, SEOkomm, Search Conference or SMX

ANDREA PERNICI

CO-FOUNDER OF GT IDEA |

Andraž Štalec

CEO, Red Orbit |

Andraž Štalec is the CEO and Co-founder of Red Orbit, one of the leading digital performance agencies in Adriatic region. He is focused on optimizing digital performance with strong focus on business goals. Data, analytics and performance run through his veins. He is also Google certified trainer and a regular speaker at various international events. At Red Orbit he works with a team of highly specialized professionals to push the limits of digital marketing and challenge the status quo. They measure, analyze and optimize digital users’ behavior. 

MARTY WEINTRAUB

FOUNDER & EVANGELIST, AIMCLEAR |