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.


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.

Fernando Maciá Domene

CEO & Founder of Human Level Communications |

Fernando Maciá is the CEO & Founder of Human Level Communications, a leader company in the field of search engine optimization and online marketing in Spain.


He is the author of Técnicas avanzadas de Posicionamiento en Buscadores (2011) and Marketing Online 2.0 (2013) and has also co-authored Posicionamiento en Buscadores, the first Spanish language book on SEO (2006) updated in 2009 and 2012; Marketing Online (2010), Marketing con Redes Sociales (Social Media Marketing, 2011).


He is a professor in universities and business schools and participates as a speaker at events such as Search/Web Congress, OME, eShow, and SMX.

Jackie Hole

Senior Account Director PPC & SEO and European Search Personality of the Year 2013 |

Miguel Lopez

MOV Marketing CEO |

Miguel Lopez is MOV Marketing CEO, author of the spanish SEO book: ‘Posicionamiento en buscadores', Spain Professional SEO Congress organizer and Master SEO + SEM Director in Madrid and Barcelona.

He studied Computer Eng. at the UPV , developing his career in online marketing since 1997 (yes, 1 year before Google). He has also completed the Master on Web Analytics and various courses in business management and marketing. He teaches at the UPV, Univ . Miguel Hernández (Elche ), Valencia of Commerce, KSchool , IDESE , IEM Business and other colleges and private entities.

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.

Anders Hjorth

Development Director in BDBL MEDIA |

Anders Hjorth is a digital native, entrepreneur and a frequent speaker and writer on Digital Marketing. He is the Founder of 2 Digital Marketing agencies in Paris: AZNOS [Content Marketing] and BDBL MEDIA [Biddable Media]. Before this, Anders was one of the co-founders of Pan-European Search agency Relevant Traffic and later COO at GroupM Search across EMEA. He has worked for a decade and a half across SEO, Paid Search, Affiliate, web development and hosting, domain names, consulting and more recently Social Media, Content Marketing and Inbound Marketing.

Andrea Pernici

Co-Founder of GT Idea |

Search Marketing Manager of the consulting department in GT Idea and in charge of the project planning for the community gt. Keeps relations to industry events and writes on the main italian SEO blog.

He like to write on advanced topic and wrote on SemRush, Dejan SEO and Moz. He is particularly devoted to destroy the SEO misinformation and to make the web faster.

Studied Computer Science focusing on HCI and CAS, he is particularly passionate about design and making fun stuff for the sake of experimentation.

Giorgio Taverniti

Founder of GT Idea S.r.l. |

Founder of GT Idea and of one of the most active Italian Forum on Web Marketing, SEO and Social Network. Involved in consulting, training and management of a community composed by more than 100.000 web-marketing specialists.

In the last years, he has contributed to the training of more than 20.000 people by stimulating the interest and growth of participants through a day-by-day work on knowledge sharing.

Since 2007 collaborates with the University of L'Aquila for the Master in Web Technology and since 2012 with the Master in Fundraising of the University of Bologna. Giorgio is also the author of the book SEO Power published by Hoepli

GJ Bramer

Google Adviseur, GJ Bramer Web en Organisatie |

GJ is is running his own business in Holland, for 10 years now, in which he delivers online marketing for all kinds of companies. Think, SEO, SEA, Social Media. From his education as Master of Information Management he's very into the strategy of digital marketing processes for his clients. 

Next to that, he trains enterpreneurs & companies and speaks at all kind of meetings about the ever changing world of digital marketing.

When he was chair of Sempo Europe someone asked him to become a judge and so he's now involved in the European Search Awards from the beginning.

Jindřich Fáborský

Organiser, Marketing Festival |

Jindrich Faborsky is a Czech marketer and supporter of digital marketing education. He leads digital marketing class at Masaryk University Brno but mainly he is organizer of Marketing Festival. Marketing Festival is one of the biggest digital marketing conferences in Europe, marking itself as world-class digital marketing event. Besides marketing he has recently started with his friend classic motorcycle workshop in Brno. 

Judith Lewis

Founder and CEO deCabbit Consulting |

Laurent Bourrelly

SEO Consultant at Laurent Bourrelly S.L.U. |

French SEO consultant since 2004, I am also very active in the community.

Experimenting, learning, and sharing drive me.

I’m passionate about ranking high in the SERPS, blurring the line between work and play.

Marty Weintraub

Founder & Evangelist, aimclear |

Marty is Founder & Evangelist of aimClear®, a future-forward online marketing agency dominant in psychographic audience targeting, customer acquisition, & classic creative values. After piloting aimClear to Inc. 500/5000 status in 2012, 2013 & 2014, he is focused on leading aimClear's services, agency vision, writing, speaking, networking, & leading industry studies. Marty was honored 3 years straight as a "Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert" & was the 2013 "US Search Personality Of The Year."

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.

Ronan Chardonneau

Chief Digital Officer at JYMEO |

In charge of managing SEA/SEO and digital analytics missions on more than 20 markets in Europe on the price comparison market. Associate Professor in Digital Marketing at the University of Angers in France. He followed more than 500 students within the Google Online Marketing Challenge.  Author of several books about digital Analytics available in French and Spanish: Google Analytics, Piwik, Google Tag Manager(March 2015). Independent digital marketing trainer for big companies and private schools. Ronan is also organizing MeasureBowling sessions and co-organized the first MeasureCamp in Paris. He managed several SEO events with the French SEO Camp association. Certified “Expert en référencement” by the SEO Camp association in 2011.

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.

Guillermo Vilarroig

Chairman, SEMPO |

Overalia Co-founder and SEMPO Europe and Spain promoter, is a leading search engine marketing (certified in Double Click Digital platform), Search Engine Optimization and Google Analytics Authorized consultant from the last 9 years. 

Guillermo is member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Web Analytics Association, and serves institutional, industry and corporate clients through tailor-made consultancy with their team and an array of the most advanced tools and technologies.