Senior Marketing Director

"I'm so excited to join the judging panel for The Drum Marketing Awards this year - I love seeing so much creativity, innovation and smart strategy in our industry. Its so important that we have this awards platform to elevate and showcase the best of the best, to inspire the winners of tomorrow."

Isobel Sita-Lumsden is Senior Marketing Director at AOL. She joined AOL in 2011 to focus on digital media and immediately worked on the launch of The Huffington Post UK, the first edition outside North America. Isobel's career at AOL has grown to now encapsulate marketing responsibility for UK and multinational markets, across both trade and consumer audiences. She is responsible for B2C marketing strategies for AOL's leading consumer brands in the UK including HuffPost, MAKERS and BUILD, and for the B2B marketing strategies across both the advertiser and publisher sides of the business. 

With over 15 years experience in the media industry, Isobel began her career as a marketing consultant at Wella (P&G) before moving to IPC Media/Time to manage direct marketing across the hobbies and interests magazine portfolio.  Prior to joining AOL, Isobel led brand marketing initiatives for Marie Claire and was Head if Marketing for Woman & Home. 

Isobel's work has been recognised by industry peers and she has won a number of awards, most notably nine accolades for The Huffington Post UK 'Topic & Talent' advertising campaign in 2012, including a silver Cannes Lion. Isobel is also an AOL 'cultural ambassador' and is passionate about supporting working parents. She set up the working parents initiatives at AOL, where she's made improvements to the benefits, processes and culture for parents in the company.

Judging panel

Alan McGarrie

Head of UK Brand Marketing
Tennent Caledonian Breweries/ C&C Brands

Andrew Rayner

Marketing Director

Andy Edge

Chief Commercial Officer
Away Resorts Ltd

Andy Murray

SVP/Chief Customer Officer

Anthony Newman

Brand, Marketing & Communications Director
Cancer Research UK

Christopher Bibby


Cindy Tervoort

UK Marketing Director

David McMurtrie

Head of Publishers UK
Google UK Ltd.

Faye Harcourt

Vice President, Marketing

Hannah Webley-Smith

Customer Director

Isobel Sita-Lumsden

Senior Marketing Director

James Hunt

Vice President, Create Group
CNN International Commercial

Jennie Farmer

Brand Director
De Beers Diamond Jewellers

Keith Moor

‎Chief Marketing Officer

Kenny Jacobs

Chief Marketing Officer

Kerry Chilvers

‎Brands Director
Direct Line Group

Kristof Fahy

Chief Customer Officer
Ladbrokes Coral

Leah Davis

Head of Marketing, Team GB
British Olympic Association

Lloyd Page

Director of Brand Communications
Virgin Media

Mike McGrath

Head of Supporter Management

Natalie Redford

UK Marketing Director for Pepsi Beverages

Nick Chapin

‎General Manager
Virtue UK at VICE Media

Patrick Venning

Marketing Director
Pernod Ricard UK

Pierre Dadd

Head of Brand
Auto Trader PLC

Richard Bowden

Relationship Marketing Director

Sam Olstein

Global Director of Innovation

Sarah Kiefer

Director of Business Marketing, EMEA

Sarah M. Swanson

Head of Marketing

Stephen Vowles


Thierry Campet

Global Head of MarComms and Acquisition
UBS Wealth Management