Sally joined Associated Newspapers in 1987 as a Telesales Executive in the Evening Standard’s Classified Department, rising through the ranks to become Ad Director in 1996.
In 2000, she became Group Classified Director covering the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Ireland on Sunday, Evening Standard, Metro and Loot.In 2004, Sally became Managing Director of Loot, Associated's free ads newspaper, and its award-winning website, loot.com.
In 2007, Sally launched her own Management/Coach-Mentoring Consultancy, working with a variety of companies, both media and otherwise.
Following a Non-Exec Director role, in 2013, Sally became CEO of Accord, a marketing agency specialising in the Recruitment, Travel and Charity sectors.
With more than 11 years of experience working in the
employer brand space, Craig currently head’s up the Client Services team at
Hodes. Before joining Hodes, Craig worked client side for both Deloitte and
KPMG as part of their respective recruitment marketing teams.
A.J.’s been in the industry long enough to know how unbearable it is for creative people to talk about themselves, so he’s happy to keep this short. He started out as a copywriter nearly 15 years ago and somehow conned Blackbridge into giving him a glorified job title in January 2017. Before beginning someone told him to approach every project as if he knew nothing. It’s one piece of advice he’s never had a problem following.
In 2018 I was fortunate enough to win the RAD Award for Best Careers Site with National Grid, this made me think, could I be a judge next year? So here I am, with quite a few years of experience under my belt in employer branding and talent acquisition trying out for the first time on the other side.
Over the last 20 plus years, I’ve worked across almost every communications discipline: research, branding, PR, design, digital, B2B, B2C and of course employer communications. At the time it didn’t make sense to people. But in today’s connected world - where the worlds of consumer, corporate and employer branding are colliding - it is a gift.
As Head of Strategy, I’m responsible for driving connected, progressive thinking across our communications offer. I’m particularly interested in the intersect of data & insight, creative and content. And helping to shape a new way of thinking for clients. With this in mind, I’m looking forward to seeing inventive work that redefines the boundaries of employer communications.
Amy has just celebrated her first birthday at Global, Media & Entertainment Ltd. With a background in talent acquisition at the Daily Mail among others, Amy was hired as Global’s first ever Talent specialist and is busy expanding her team to support the diverse requirements of Global… As the home of the UK’s most popular commercial radio stations, including Capital, Heart and Classic FM, the UK’s second largest festival business and having recently acquired two outdoor advertising companies her remit is extensive and varied. Amy recently broke new ground by launching Global’s first ever Apprenticeship scheme and delivered the Graduate scheme.
Rhian has worked in the world of talent/recruitment and employee brand for over 19 years and has experience of working for leading ftse brands to include Sony, SKY and IBM. She is currently leading the Talent Acquisition proposition for The White Company and has experience of the RADS as a nominee in 2018 in employee brand and video category’s. Rhian is excited to part of the RADS2019 judging panel and hopes to see innovation at is best when it comes to everything candidate.
Employer Branding & Recruitment leader Charu has over 11 years employer communications & marketing experience including roles at Unilever, BP, Primark and Ferrero. She has designed and implemented EVP and employer brand frameworks, delivered global career sites and has created digital marketing strategies and campaigns in talent attraction in all her roles. She is constantly curious about the power of words, and technology and is a vocal advocate and keen public speaker about inclusion, culture and branding. A consultant with her own company, she can be found on Twitter - CM_Charu, LinkedIn CharuMalhotra1, and Instagram talking about all of the above plus her love of the show ‘Suits’.
I’ve worked in Marketing for over 20 years and the last 12 in recruitment and employer brand. I’ve been fortunate enough to manage the employer brand and attraction for Rolls-Royce, Shell, the British Army and I’m now working with Barclays through AMS. I’m proud to say I’ve won 6 RAD Awards, including Campaign of the Year in 2017, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the other side of the process.
Having been in the recruitment advertising industry for over 10 years, Alex has driven campaigns for both professional and early years recruitment. During that stint she’s experienced a myriad of industries, building relationships with employers such as Thales, M&S, Accenture and Jaguar Land Rover.
Currently, she’s focussed on keeping up with the ever-evolving world of early careers, shaping strategies for campaigns that break the mould at global advertising agency, AIA Worldwide.
Over twenty years experience producing all sorts of lovely digital things for the likes of Virgin, Heinz, ITV, EE and The Guardian. I currently lead a super talented team at ThirtyThree, championing a creative and user centred approach to everything we do.
I joined Totaljobs Group in November 2017.
Prior to joining Totaljobs Group I was Chief Marketing Officer for World First one of the world's fastest growing international payments businesses with over 700 staff in offices in the UK, US, Asia and Australia. Before that I worked in retail, my most recent role being Marketing Director at Wiggle.co.uk, the UK's leading specialist cycle and triathlon sports retailer.
I am now responsible for defining and delivering the marketing strategy for the 11 consumer facing job board brands within our portfolio and for the delivery of our advertising, events and communications program.
After graduating with a Master’s in Children’s Literature (and reading a lot of Harry Potter), Emma joined the Penna creative department as a copywriter. She’s been happily crafting words for nearly three years, picking up a few awards for her hard work along the way.
When Emma’s not in the theatre watching Hamilton (it’s an obsession) or laughing at terrible puns, she’s busy solving problems for a huge range of clients. Imaginative and stubborn, she doesn’t give up until it’s spot on.
I'm a creative working across video, animation and design. I've been at Carve for a year, where last year's Chair of Judges is the CEO. My main areas of expertise are video, design and social media content.
A copywriter with 19 years’ industry experience and a Work of the Year RAD under his belt, Jon felt under immense pressure to write a compelling and witty profile. So he panicked and got his eight-year-old son to do it for him:
“My funky daddy is very kind and funny. He does very good impressions of characters and likes writing adverts. His most common word when he’s grumpy is Oi!”
Well, that didn’t work, did it? Anyway, on the panel, Jon will be keeping an eye out for work that makes him jealous. And he expects to see plenty of it.
After studying Graphic Design in Brighton I moved to London to work with Alan Kitching at his Typography Workshop. Following this I joined the WPP group to work on global consumer campaigns and develop my craft as an art director. A move into employer communications has allowed me to enjoy time at Work Communications and Stafford Long before my current role as Head of Creative at TMP. On the way I’ve been able to work for a diverse range of fascinating clients, with some amazingly talented people, producing some really innovative work we can all feel very proud of.
I had a conversation with a priest once. We started to talk about our jobs, at the time I was a web UI designer - I explained the key element to my world was figuring out a path of least resistance between the start of someone’s journey and getting users to a satisfying end point. With a smile he said, ‘amazing, that’s exactly what I do..!’
He’s now in his 80’s retired, traveling the globe; honing his water colour skills. I’m now not in my 80’s, co-founded Pink Squid 8 years ago. Living in Wimbledon with three fish, a cat and a dog, two boys and a garden designer wife.