Senior Marketing Director

Andrew is currently Senior Director, Global Brand and Customer Innovation at Expedia Group, the worlds largest travel platform. Having joined 4 years ago to lead the brand marketing team across EMEA, he now works across all areas of the global business to help drive a cohesive brand experience. He also works across the product, UX and marketing teams to look at ways to disrupt & improve the current experience.

Andrew possesses 20 years of marketing experience, starting out at McDonald’s, followed by a stint agency side with Leo Burnett. He moved into the digital industry with Freeserve, then held a variety of senior brand and marketing roles at Yahoo!, culminating in Marketing Director for Europe. Skyscanner was next, where he led the company’s marketing efforts through a period of rapid expansion, innovation and increased shareholder value.

Andrew’s career has enabled him to combine his passion for travel and sport with a keen curiosity and focus on the ever-evolving intersection between the human and technology sides of marketing.  Outside of the office, he spends most of his time running after his 3 small children and can be seen most weekends trying to get quicker up Box Hill on his bike!

“I’m excited to be involved with the Drum awards this year. It’s a real privilege to take the time out to be inspired by the incredible work our industry delivers. Marketing seems to have changed more over the past 5 years, than the previous 20, as technology plays an increasingly defining  role across organisations. That said, the art of a sound brand position and strategy, combined with a focus on distinctiveness and differentiation is just as important as it always has been”

Judging panel

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Head of Brand Planning
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Tatiana Piccolo

Vice President Global Fragrance
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Andrew Cocker

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Victoria Needs

Director of International Marketing
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Charles Allen

Head of Marketing
Arsenal Football Club

Mike Richards

Head of Marketing

Faye Harcourt

Executive Director of Marketing
BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)

Ella d'Amato

Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer

Scott Allen

Global Marketing Development & Strategy Director
Microsoft UK

Ali Lowry

Brand Director

Michelle Pagliarulo

Luxury Partnerships Director

Fiona Spooner

Global Marketing Director, B2C
Financial Times

Erin Johnson

Marketing Director

Philippa Snare

EMEA Global Business Marketing

Sophie Robinson

Chief Marketing Officer

Dan James

Marketing Director
Volkswagen Financial Services

Mario Bounas

Director of Marketing
Royal Carribean

Fleur Clarke

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Harper Collins

Steve Challouma

Marketing Director
Birds Eye

Neema Shah-Khan

Head of Marketing

Luisa Fernandez

Marketing Director
YO! Sushi

Steve Antoniewicz

Head of Consulting
The Drum

Vince Lawson

global brand director
Fever Tree

Richard Hayes

Group Sales and Marketing Director
Stock Spirits

Ross Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer
Ice Lolly

Sarah Kiefer

Director of Business Marketing, EMEA

Keira Lloyd

Product Director

Danny Denhard

Director of Growth
Just Giving

Sonia Sudhakar

Marketing Director
Guardian News & Media

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Gareth Helm

Chief Marketing Officer

Dru Ryder

Brand Communications Manager
Daily Mail

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments