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.

The Global Agency Awards are one of the few awards schemes that are judged solely by in-house judges; your entry will not be viewed by any other agency.

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

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Michael Bonfils | Global Managing Director | SEM International

Michael Bonfils is the CEO and Founder of Int’t Media Management with the trade name of SEM International specializing in International SEO/SEM, multilingual content marketing and display solutions. With over 30 network offices around the world, Michael has been critical to the global digital marketing successes of many of the world’s largest corporations. Michael often speaks and writes on the latest trends in global search marketing and has contributed his time to many major national publications and events. In addition to being the founder of his global advertising agency, he is currently a board member of a number of organizations in technology and advertising.

Paris de Reuck | Content & Community strategist |

Paris has worked in social media and SEO for thirteen years, with eight years spent heading social media, influencers and editorial teams at MediaCom and OMD. Paris now works directly with companies and startups helping them find creative ways to grow through social media advertising, content and influencer marketing.

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Sara de Velasco | Head of UK Marketing | Harper

Sara is a senior marketer with experience both in B2C and B2B. She's spent time both in-house and agency side and is as comfortable creating a strategy as talking tactics. Her continuous commitment to find value for customers takes her to constantly ask questions to unearth valuable consumer behaviours.

David Gerrard | Associate Director  | Wayfair

With over 10 years in SEO and a background of delivering big for renowned clients, David has a breadth of experience having worked in-house, agency side and even for an e-commerce platform. A specialist in refining strategic approach and scaling execution, he is currently based in Berlin and leading the SEO efforts of Wayfair in Europe.

Daryl Ho | Managing Director | WE Communications

As WE Singapore’s managing director, Daryl Ho helms the agency’s Singapore leadership team and oversees over 50 integrated communications, data, digital and social specialists. In his role, Daryl leads business growth strategy and serves an array of local, regional and global clients. With 20 years of experience, Daryl has accumulated a broad range of expertise in strategic communications and data-driven marketing across Singapore, China and Southeast Asia. In 2017, he spearheaded the creation and growth of Edelman's Singapore operation into the digital space, introducing a data-led, predictive intelligence approach to integrated communications and marketing. He's privileged to have been a consultant and has led many regional and global work for organizations such as Philips, HP, Medtronic, Singapore Tourism Board, and the Singapore Government in their push to be national-centric via technology.

Lidia Infante | Senior International SEO Manager | BigCommerce

Lidia is the Senior International SEO Manager at BigCommerce. Born and raised in Barcelona she's been driving organic growth internationally for ecommerce sites, media and SaaS for over 6 years.

Rachel Jacobs | Founder | Ecommerce Partnerships

Rachel Jacobs Founder of Ecommerce Agency Growth Leading authority in preparing ecommerce agencies for exit. Dedicated to enabling agency owners to get out of the day-to-day of running their agency. Specialised in implementing best practice operations, systems, and processes to scale ecommerce agencies profitably and efficiently. From building scalable retainer models to coaching high-performing leadership teams, I work with ecommerce agencies to simplify the next steps in scaling their ecommerce agency.

Eugene Korotkevich | VP, Group Head of Organic Growth (SEO) | Central Group

Eugene is a Global SEO Consultant, Growth Marketing Advisor with 14+ years of experience across SEA, Australia, Europe and Russia. Working with large E-commerce Unicorns, Startups, and SEO Agencies, he specializes on helping them to shape in-house SEO-Teams, processes, products and long-lasting SEO-strategies from scratch. Eugene is a big fan and advocate of scalable SEO-automation mindset and principles. Former Global SEO Advisor in Alibaba Group, Head of Regional SEO in Lazada (SEA), and Head of Growth in IMWT. Currently building an A-Class Organic Growth Team for Central Digital (Central Group). Co-founder of B2B SEO-Data API services and tools (launching a public product soon!).

Trond Lyngbø | Senior SEO Consultant

Trond Lyngbø is the founder of Search Planet and a senior SEO Consultant. He has over two decades of experience in SEO, e-commerce, content strategy and digital analysis. His clients include multinational Fortune 500 corporations and major Norwegian companies. Trond has helped grow businesses through more effective search marketing and SEO strategies. He is most passionate about working with e-commerce companies and web shops to develop and expand their omni-channel marketing initiatives.

Abdelaziz Mohammed | Head Of Marketing | Confidential

Abdelaziz has been into the eCommerce space for 15 years now. He was working at Amazon as regional head of digital Marketing. Before Amazon he was heading central performance marketing team at Souq (acquired by Amazon). He was responsible for planning and budgeting marketing spend for MENA regions in Souq.com. Marketing, Ecommerce and Customer Experience professional with a proven track record of successfully improving digital performance for major brands within a variety of sectors in MENA region, including Dubizzle (OLX group), Souq (Amazon Middle East), Najm, H&M, Mother care, Victoria Secrets, Bath and Body Works and Emaar. Extensive experience of managing ecommerce websites (inc. +$1B turnover), leading large digital teams and driving cost effective marketing programmes.

Plamen Popov | Head of Global SEO | Acronis Global

Plamen Popov is an experienced digital marketer & SEO Expert with history of working for internationally renowned brands. He currently is working as Senior SEO Lead in Acronis, world leader in cyber protection & data security company. Plamen joined last year from the marketing team of Management Financial Group, where he lead global marketing strategies for various fin-tech brands inside the holding. Plamen has a genuine interest in marketing and technology and that drives his experience through out consulting start up companies and leading teams in enterprise brands exploring various aspects of marketing activities including PPC, Social Media, Display, Programmatic, App Marketing and SEO. His passion for Search Marketing & SEO always drives him to learn and explore new possibilities of creating better user experiences and results.

Rafay Qureshi | Head of SEO | Seera Group

Meet Rafay Qureshi, A Result-Oriented Online Marketeer and Trainer. Rafay has been into SEO, ASO & all things that come under the organic growth field. Having worked from Start ups to Y combinator to AliBaba to Rocket Internet, Rafay currently Heads the Organic Growth Team at Seera Group. Always striving for Automations, Scalability & Product optimization, Rafay has worked on all sorts of products from e-commerce, B2B, FMCGs, SAAS & Financial Institutions. Rafay is your all-rounder organic growth geek in the e-commerce industry and when he’s not working, he’s playing video games.

Lukasz Zelezny | SEO Cosultant |

Lukasz Zelezny, UK Search Awards judge, Top10 UK Social Media influencer and former director of organic performance at uSwitch / Zoopla. Currently is working as an independent SEO Consultant helping in organic traffic acquisition, technical SEO and content marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group, Fleetway Travel, uSwitch, Zoopla. Each year Lukasz is speaking at many SEO and social media conferences. He was a speaker at ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London as well as Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton and UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics. To get in touch with Lukasz simply search “Lukasz Zelezny” or visit https://Zelezny.uk

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